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Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:00 AM
  • Tour of Homes returns Dec. 4, 5
    The Holiday Tour of Homes returns to the area Dec. 4 and 5. To accommodate the number of people who enjoy the holiday lights at night, Friday hours have been extended Dec. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 3. p.m. 

  • 11/23/2015 The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Senior Companion Program has been honored for having the biggest program impact in Michigan over the past year.
    The designation was awarded by Cathy Shope, state director of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Kevin Murphy, state project director for the corporation. 

  • 11/23/2015 MARINETTE — Students from the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Pre-Calculus and Leadership classes got up early to take a trip to visit Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich. Since Tech is in the Eastern time zone, the group left at 4 a.m. in order to be on time to start the campus visit. Teachers Tom and Colleen Baribeau were the chaperones and organizers of this event for the students and made sure to include a brief breakfast stop along the way by going to the Hilltop Restaurant in L’Anse for their famous cinnamon rolls. 

  • 11/21/2015 MARINETTE — Auditions for UW-Marinette’s Children’s Theatre production of “Dorothy in Wonderland” — where the worlds of Oz and Wonderland collide in a fantastically fun adventure — will be held Dec. 9 and 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., in the UW-Marinette Theater Performance Hall. Call backs will be held Dec. 11. Auditions are open to children ages 6-18. 

  • 11/21/2015 PESHTIGO — The Peshtigo Parks and Recreation Department announces the following recreation program for winter and early spring. Registration forms can be found at City Hall, or people can download one at For more information, people may contact the Parks and Recreation Department, 715-582-4321. 

  • 11/20/2015 Once again local libraries invite the public to join in supporting the 23rd annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book program. The Spies Public Library and the Menominee County Library and its Hermansville Branch are working with the Menominee County Department of Human Services to give a kid a book.
    The Give-A-Kid-A-Book program is designed to ensure that every child has the opportunity to discover the benefits and joys of reading and the special gift of owning their own books. The program sends the message that books and reading are basic needs — as important to growing minds as food and shelter are to growing bodies. 

  • 11/20/2015 MARINETTE — One hundred years ago, on February 8, 1915, the American film industry premiered the blockbuster: “The Birth of a Nation.” House lights dimmed in theatres across the country during 1915, and a message from director D.W. Griffith flashed on to screen after screen nationwide: “This is an historical presentation of the Civil War and Reconstruction Period, and is not meant to reflect on any race or people of today.” 

  • 11/20/2015 MARINETTE — The Marinette Senior Center is offering a new string instrument build or repair workshop. Warren McKenney, Marinette, will teach the six-week workshop which will focus on building guitars, ukuleles, bass guitars and/or restoration of string instruments. No violins please. The workshop will be held Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon, starting Dec. 2. 

  • Crivitz schools get Chromebooks
    11/19/2015 The Crivitz School District has recently acquired new Chromebooks for the entire district. Chromebooks are browser and app-based computers. Chromebooks work best when they are connected to the Internet, which is possible because of the Wi-Fi installed this past summer. 

  • 11/17/2015 The Tri-City Area United Way focuses on three initiatives: Educational Success: Cradle to Career, Financial Stability, and Health and Well-Being. People who volunteer within these concentrations fill a special need in our community. There are openings to work with children, seniors, indoors, outside, long term and short term projects. These are some opportunities in the area where YOU CAN HELP. For more information, people may call 715-735-7785. For a listing of Marinette and Menominee Area Community Youth Programs, people may visit 

  • 11/16/2015 MENOMINEE — Menominee County Intermediate School will conduct Early Childhood Developmental Screenings for children from birth through 5 (if not attending school) Fridays throughout the year: Friday, Dec. 4, Jan. 22, Feb. 5, March 4, April 8, May 20 and June 3. 

  • 11/14/2015 MENOMINEE — The Women of North Shore Church, 511 47th Ave., invite the women of the community to an Advent luncheon, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

  • 11/14/2015 MENOMINEE — Northpointe Healthcare Systems is joining the national initiative to increase mental health literacy by hosting Mental Health First Aid-Adult training program Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Menominee ISD, 1201 41st Ave. Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour certification training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

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