Free Community Dinner Being Offered Christmas Day In Gladstone


There’s no reason to be alone on Christmas Day if you live in the Gladstone area.

A free Christmas dinner will be served on Sunday at the Memorial United Methodist Church, offering food as well as fellowship.

This is the 14th straight year that the traditional holiday feast has been offered there, with several local churches chipping in on the project.

Last year, about 300 people enjoyed the food and conversation at the event.


Stephenson National Bank/Trust Donates $150K To Local Charities

The local community has a wide variety of non-profit organizations who strive to help hundreds of residents every year. To show its appreciation for this unceasing work, The Stephenson National Bank & Trust held a Contribution Reception to honor and thank them for their determined volunteer efforts.

“We hold this event every year to give these groups a token of our gratitude for their sacrifice. Our community is truly blessed, and their efforts DO NOT go unnoticed,” said Daniel J.


Michigan Jobless Workers Can Get Benefits Over Holidays

Although the State of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26, 30, and Jan. 2 to observe the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, unemployed workers can still contact the Agency’s automated systems to report their eligibility for unemployment benefits.

Unemployed workers claiming benefits in Michigan must report once every two weeks that they are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements for benefits, either online through the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM),


Peninsula Federal Credit Union Staff Helping Local Charities

During 2016, the staff of Peninsula Federal Credit Union, raised over $2,400 by donating $1 each Friday in order to wear jeans.

With the money collected, they were able to donate to several local charities in both Delta and Menominee counties.

Those charities were: U.P. Bras That Fit Inc, Bay Cliff Health Camp, U.P. Honor Flight, Operation Christmas Smiles, Delta Animal Shelter, End the Silence, St. Vincent de Paul, Tri County Safe Harbor,


Wisconsin Governor Orders National Guard To Help Santa Through State

Governor Scott Walker directed the Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) to once again provide assistance for a very special holiday traveler on Saturday night as he makes his annual rounds through the Badger State.

“This is a mission we look forward to every year,” Governor Walker said. “By tasking the Wisconsin National Guard and WEM with providing food and water for the reindeer, along with hot cocoa and weather updates for Santa Claus,


President Signs Bill To Reverse Incorrect Veteran Discharges

President Obama on Friday signed into law a bipartisan provision introduced by Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters to help veterans who may have been erroneously given a less than honorable discharge from the military due to negative behavior resulting from mental traumas such as post-traumatic stress disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury.

The Fairness for Veterans amendment, which Peters authored, was included in the final National Defense Authorization Act conference report that passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this month.


Michigan State Troopers Graduate; Five Assigned To U.P. Posts


Forty-one new Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers will report for work at MSP posts across the state next week following graduation from the 131st Trooper Recruit School Friday afternoon. Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP, administered the Oath of Office during the ceremony at the Lansing Center.

“As these new troopers travel home to be with their loved ones for the holidays, they can leave proud knowing they have what it takes to join the ranks of the elite Michigan Department of State Police,”


Iron Mountain Man Crashes Vehicle Into Miller Floral Building

A 51-year-old Iron Mountain man was hurt when his vehicle hit a building Thursday night on the 200 Block of South Carpenter Avenue.

Kingsford Public Safety arrived at the scene and ruled the man struck a snow bank, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into Miller Floral. Local Three News reports that the accident has caused damaged to both the car and business.

The driver of the vehicle was transported by Beacon Ambulance to Dickinson County Hospital for minor injuries.


L’Anse Residents Without Natural Gas After Car Hits Gas Main

US-41 was closed for about an hour in L’Anse Friday morning after a car hit a main gas main there.

And the Semco gas company tells Local Three News that natural gas customers in the L’Anse area could be without gas for up to 3 days after the accident, which severed a Semco gas line and ignited the sub-station there.

The incident happened at around 4 a.m., with the L’Anse Fire Department responding to the scene.


Home On Maple Street In Kingsford Broken Into; Items Stolen

Officers with the Kingsford Public Safety Department were dispatched to the 200 Block of Maple Street Thursday afternoon after a report of a breaking and entering and theft of property.

During the investigation, officers noticed footwear impressions leading from the victim’s residence to an apartment on the 100 Block of Maple Street. Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect at his apartment but without success.

With assistance from the Dickinson County Parole Office,