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Walmart starts grocery pickup service

Business News

Courtesy photo Walmart Escanaba recently celebrated the opening of its new grocery pickup service. Pictured are Store Manager Christine Bauer and staff along with Chamber Board Chair Sue Helgemo and Ambassadors of Delta County.

Holiday staffing issues a big stressor

Business News

NEW YORK (AP) — In the early days of Kristen David’s law firm, she told staffers they could all take off the day after Thanksgiving. But before the holiday, they learned an upcoming trial would start Monday, right after the long weekend. “I had given them the weekend off. They had made ...

Daily Planner

Community

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

Deer season expected to mirror 2018

Local News

ESCANABA — Today marks the first day of Michigan’s 2019 regular firearm deer season. Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Escanaba Customer Service Center Wildlife Biologist Karen Sexton said the DNR is expecting the hunt to be in line with the 2018 and 2017 seasons ...

Old Wells school gets new purpose

Local News

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA Wells Childcare and Youth Center opened Monday, Nov. 4, and brought youth back into the old Wells Elementary School. The center’s move from the YMCA campus to the building in Wells was an easy one. “The transition to the new center has gone very ...

Whitmer seeks to cut opioid deaths in half within 5 years

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she wants to cut the number of Michigan’s opioid-related overdose deaths in half within five years, joining with other top state officials to outline several initiatives to combat the epidemic. Her administration announced a $1 ...

Bill bars sale of cough suppressant to minors

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to prohibit the sale of an over-the-counter cough suppressant to minors unless they have a prescription. The restriction on dextromethorphan will take effect next July. Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is found in many cough and ...

Kiwanis support Braves Fan Club

Community

Courtesy photo Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis President Alan Stotz presents a $500 check to Jill Thompson, Gladstone Braves Fan Club. The money will be used for the remodeling project at the Marble Athletic Field. The Braves Fan Club is funding the project that will increase the size of the ...

Courts

Community

DISTRICT COURT IMPAIRED/INTOXICATED DRIVING Robert Allen Metter, 24, of 608 S. 4th Ave. 1/2, Wausau, Wis., pleaded guilty to operating - impaired; six months probation; alcohol highway safety education; $850 fines and costs. Scott Alan Mayrand, 61, of P.O. Box 104, Bark River, pleaded ...

Volunteers needed for holiday dinner

Community

ESCANABA — Volunteers are needed to help prepare, serve and clean up this year’s Community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 28 at the Escanaba Senior High School Cafeteria. To donate or sign up to help with dinner, call the Community Foundation of Delta County at 786-6654.

Christmas from the Past planned

Community

GULLIVER — Christmas from the Past will be held at the Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa arrives promptly at noon and leaves at 3 p.m. . The event will continue Sunday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is sponsored by the Gulliver Historical Society.

Bay College offers basic life support training

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College Training & Development will be offering BLS for Healthcare Providers training on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. This training is designed to teach a wide variety of healthcare professionals how to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, instruction on ...

For the record

Community

ESCANABA — In Wednesday’s story, “Public questions Soo Hill closure”, Jason Dubord was misquoted. The story stated Dubord said the Gladstone School District would be willing to move district lines to include Soo Hill School. Dubord’s actual quote during the meeting was, “...I have ...

Gladstone park plan unveiled

Local News

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled preliminary plans for major upgrades and improvements to the Van Cleve Park. Residents were invited to provide suggestions for the Gladstone Parks and Recreation facilities and programs, while also getting a sneak peek ...

Energy summit looks at propane pricing

Local News

ESCANABA — Propane pricing, energy consumer protection and other topics were discussed by members of the U.P. Energy Task Force during a meeting in Escanaba Wednesday at Bay College. The task force was created by an executive order signed by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this summer. Its ...

Senate OKs bill to lift baiting ban

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s ban on using bait to hunt deer would end for at least two years under legislation that advanced further in the Legislature on Wednesday, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer remains opposed to signing it. The Republican-led Senate voted 21-14, mostly on party lines, after ...

Car insurance fee falling to $100 a vehicle

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan drivers who want unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries will pay $100 per vehicle starting in July, which will be 55% less than the record-high $220 annual fee they currently pay. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, a state-created nonprofit entity ...

Verso announces sale of Androscoggin and Stevens Point mills

Community

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Verso Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Androscoggin mill, located in Jay, Maine, and its Stevens Point mill, located in Stevens Point, Wis., to Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC for $400 million, subject to post-closing ...

Hunters Bake Sale scheduled today

Community

GLADSTONE — The women’s group of the Covenant Church in Gladstone will hold a Hunters Bake Sale offering homemade breads, pies, and assorted baked goods today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The church is located at the corner of 9th and Michigan in Gladstone.

Homeless shelter changes location Sunday

Community

ESCANABA — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by First United Methodist Church, 302 S. 6th St., Escanaba, beginning Sunday evening, Nov. 17. First Presbyterian Church and New Life Church are support churches for that week. Thanks to great volunteers, the only shift ...