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Manistique Township truck fire ends with no injuries

MANISTIQUE TOWNSHIP – A vehicle fire in Manistique Township ended with no injuries Saturday.

According to a press release from Manistique Public Safety, Manistique Public Safety and volunteer firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle fire at 867N Gardapee Road at 4:08 p.m. The reports indicated that the vehicle was a pickup truck, burning in the engine and passenger compartment, and that it was located about 80 feet from a structure on the Gardapee Road.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames and that the owner had exited the vehicle and was safely standing on the side of the road. Investigation determined that the owner, Robert Lamar of Manistique, had been pulling a trailer containing hay with his 1974 F-150 Ford pickup when he became stuck off the roadway.

The vehicle then overheated, caught fire in the engine compartment, and soon became engulfed in flames despite the owner’s efforts to put it out with snow.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters in this incident. Officers were assisted by a Germfask Township fire officer, the Michigan State Police, and Sault Tribal Police.

Bay College offering non-credit digital photography workshop on Tuesdays in February, March

ESCANABA – Bay College’s Training and Development (MTEC) division is offering a noncredit workshop in Basic/Intermediate Digital Photography beginning Feb. 20. This workshop is designed for individuals interested in learning how to maximize the power of their camera.

Participants must own a DSLR camera or a camera that has the capability of manual, aperture and/or shutter modes.

In this hands-on workshop, taught by local photographer Scott Peterson, participants will explore camera menu options, and how each feature can be better utilized to gain a better understanding of the processes that will add enhancement to quality photography.

Basic use of imaging software will be introduced, a necessity for editing photos.

New material for this course includes portrait photography, learning about flash and lighting options, and night time photography for taking star shots. In addition to classroom work, two outdoor photo shoots are included, with dates and times to be determined.

Participants are asked to bring their camera’s manual to class, as well as a tripod to outdoor photo shoots.

Basic/Intermediate Photography participants will meet Tuesdays, February 20-March 27, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

The cost of the workshop is $179 per person.

To register for this workshop, or to view all upcoming Bay College Training and Development offerings, visit https://mytraining.baycollege.edu.

Fundraising ensures return of Feeding America

MANISTIQUE – Good Neighbors Services recently announced that the Feeding America Truck will return for April, May, and June.

The spring distributions were made possible from the recent raffle of the Amable Goudreau Jr. Memorial (1855-1931) chess set, board, and table. The fundraising raffle was organized by Manistique resident Bill Boyle.

The organization also received a donation, which, combined with the raffle funds, contributed to the food truck’s return.

Funding for future distributions after June is needed.

To make a contribution or for more information, contact Good Neighbor Services at 341-3927. Dates for distributions will be announced at a later time.

First United Methodist to host Pancake Dinner

MANISTIQUE – The First United Methodist Church will have its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Feb. 13. The event begins at 5 p.m.

Ash Wednesday services will be Feb 14 at 1 p.m. and Lenten services will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

Further information is available by contacting the church office at 341-6662 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Foster Grandparents will hold Feb. 16 meeting

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Foster Grandparents in-service meeting will be held Feb. 16. The meeting takes place at 11 a.m. at the Manistique Senior Center, 101 Main St. in Manistique.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The Foster Grandparent Program is administered by the Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency.

For more information, contact Director Peggy Ramsden or Volunteer Coordinator Donelle Robitaille at (906) 786-7080.

Zellar named to University of Alabama’s Dean’s List for fall semester

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Brittany M Zellar was named to the University of Alabama’s Dean’s List for fall 2017.

A total of 12,594 students enrolled during the 2017 fall semester at UA were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0.

The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students.

Brittany is the daughter of Jeff and Linda Zellar of Gulliver.

Grow and Lead group now accepting applications for education award

MARQUETTE – Grow and Lead: Community and Youth Development is now accepting applications for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award in honor of former GLCYD President and CEO, Judy Watson Olson.

This $500 award assists Upper Peninsula K-12 schools, teachers, or organizations with programs that help youth succeed academically. Examples of potential projects include homework clubs, field trips, mentoring or literacy support. It is preferred that funds be utilized within one year.

Applicants must be from Upper Peninsula school districts, College Access Networks or other youth-serving organizations. Selection will be based on how the program addresses an unmet need, how it helps youth succeed academically, the number of youth served, and other compelling data as determined by the selection committee.

The winner of the award will be recognized at the Excellence in Education Week Awards Program April 30 at Northern Michigan University.

Applications can be found at www.glycd.org or by contacting GLCYD at info@glcyd.org.

The deadline to submit completed applications is March 9.

Direct any specific questions to Karen Thompson at kthompson@glcyd.org.

2018 District Spelling Bee results announced

MANISTIQUE – The 2018 District Spelling Bee was held Jan. 31. Students from Emerald Elementary, St. Francis de Sales School, as well as the Manistique Middle School participated.

Results are as follows:

Fourth Grade: First Jayden Veltkamp; second place, Tanner Papple; third place, Cambria Dougherty; fourth place, Maya Carlson; fifth place, Ajay Berger.

Fifth Grade: First place, Clara Cunningham; second place, Maddi Frazer; third place, Jolynn Zellar; fourth place, Bayleigh Buttermore; fifth place, Brianna Tiglas.

Sixth Grade: First place, Mikayla Aldrich; second place, Noelle LaVance; third place, Ella Schuetter, fourth place, Tamara Nedeau; fifth place, Ryan McEvers.

Seventh Grade: Fist place, Nora Cunningham; second place, Jaelyn Pierce; third place, Sarah McDaniel; fourth place, Evan Middledorf; fifth place, Glenn Black.

Eighth Grade: first place, Jenna Jack; second place, Karah Renk; third place, Carol Trotti; fourth place, Kelsey Cooper; fifth place, Brynn Santi.

Students in grades fifth through eighth, who took first or second place, will now advance to the Regional Spelling Bee. That event is scheduled to take place Feb. 21 inside the Frederickson Auditorium at Manistique Middle and High School.

Following the spelling bee, Manistique Area Schools Dean of Students Rob Ryan stated, “All students are to be recognized as the top spellers in their respective grades, and all did an outstanding job, spelling hundreds of words correctly before a winner was determined.”

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