Y-101 Community Calendar

Blue Ribbon Recipes, Volume Two, A collection of recipes from the Ontonagon County Fair is on sale now for $13.00 and available in Ontonagon at Citizens State Bank, Lake Superior Credit Union and the studios of Y-101 and in Mass City at Meritt’s Travel Center and Harvest Country Market.

The Ontonagon School has extra 2018-19 yearbooks for sale, $30.00 each.  You can purchase them in the Ontonagon Area K-12 office.  Any questions, call 813-0614 x103

Pork & Stuffing Pie Sale.  Large pies $10, Small pies $3.00.  They may be picked up at the L’Anse Sacred Heart Church Hall on Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Or call Carol at 524-6241 anytime.  You may also call the church office at 524-6424 Tuesdays thru Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.  They will also be having Apple dumplings for $3.00 each. This will be going on until the end of October

The Ontonagon Marina Commission wants to let the public know that the new floating docks are in and ready to use.  There are still boating days left this season and the Marina has a special rate for the fall.  For $50, boaters can rent a dock for two weeks.  This is a great time for fishing or view the fall colors along the Ontonagon River.  Contact the Marina Harbormasters for a slip.  Boaters should be aware of the dredging operations in the harbor.  The dredging crew can be contacted on marine channel 73.

The Portage Health Auxiliary announces its Fall grant application period now through October 15th.  Application forms are available at the Guilded Rose gift shop at UPHS-Portage or by emailing Barb Worrall at [email protected].  Non-profit groups in Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties are eligible and selection is based on the auxiliary’s mission of improving and enhancing the health and well-being of youth and the elderly.  Recipients will be announced in November.

It’s that time of year for St Nicholas.  If you are interested in signing up for the St Nicholas Project this year.  Please pick up a form at the following locations:  Ontonagon – Lake Superior Credit Union, Miners State Bank, Citizen’s State Bank, Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency, Ontonagon Township Library, The Laundromat, St Vincent De Paul, Pat’s Foods, Syl’s Café, WIC office, Department of Health and Human Services, Ontonagon Area School and Ontonagon County Courthouse. In Rockland- Henry’s Bar & the Rockland Depot.  In Mass City- Harvest Country Market & Merrit’s Travel Center and in White Pine- Konteka.  In Bruce Crossing – Settlers Federal Credit Union, Settlers Co-Op, at the Senior Centers in Ewen and Bergland at the Ewen Trout Creek School and at the Gogebic Range Banks in Ewen & Bergland.  Forms are due By October 18th.  You can mail completed forms to- St Nicholas PO Box 72 Ontonagon MI, or Drop off – Department of Health and Human Services,  St. Vincent DePaul or Settlers Co-Op and new this year, you can Email them to: [email protected].  Like Us on Facebook! St. Nicholas Project

Aspirus At Home is offering a monthly Grief Support Lunch to provide support and hope for adults experiencing grief following the loss of a loved one. The Grief Support Lunch will be held Tuesday, September 24 at 1 p.m. in the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital conference room. Participation in the program is free.  Registration is not required and attendees are encouraged to bring a family member, friend or neighbor. Lunch will be available for purchase at the cafeteria. For more information please call Sarah Baratono at 906-337-5700.

Coffee with a cop on Friday, September 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Finlandia University, Finlandia Hall Cafeteria.  Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation.  No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.  Michigan State Police and other local law enforcement.

Fall color chairlift rides are back.  Porcupine Mountain Sports Complex Fall Colors Lift Rides.  Saturdays and Sundays. September 21 & 22,  28 & 29, October 5 & 6, 12 & 13.  12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Lift tickets are $7.00 per person.  Children 8 and under Free.

2019 Ewen Log Jamboree Schedule, Celebrating 48 Years:  Thursday, September 26th –
Pole Decorating (Support Log Jam).  Friday, September 27th  – Soup & Sandwich Luncheon 10:00-3:00; Craft Show/Bake Sale 10:00-3:00; Flu Shot Clinic 10:00-2:00.  Saturday, September 28th – Logger’s Fun Run Registration 8:30 Race 9:00; Parade Line up (at old school) 10:00-10:30 Start 11:00; AFTER THE PARADE:  Stew Dinner CENTENNIAL HALL ends at 2:00; Concessions until 4:00; Silver Dollar Game-12:00; Carnival Games-12:00; Cornhole-1:00; Coin scramble-12:30; Timber Show-1:00; 2 on 2 Basketball-2:00; Bike Raffle-3:00; Raffle Drawings-3:00; Timber Show-3:30; Rubber Duck Race- 5:00; Dance with music by ARVON-6:00 and Unity The Band-8:30

Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club 10th Annual Trapper’s Workshop is Saturday, September 28th starting at 10:00 am.  Workshop sessions include:  Ethics of trapping, Trap equipment, Safe trap handling, Use of lures, Fur prices, Trapping demonstrations, sets and more.  This free event is for aspiring, beginning or seasoned trappers and is open to the public.  All are welcome, but anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Lunch will be provided and there will be some really great trapping goodies for all participants.  Preregistrations is suggested by calling Don Harris at 885-5245.  The workshop is at the Lake Superior Sportsman’s Clubhouse, 31433 West M-64 near Silver City.  LSSC 5 Gun Fund Raiser Drawing will be held at 1:00 pm.

The 9th Harvest Festival Hosted by Algomah Acres Honey House Meadery will be held on Saturday September 28th from 11-3 PM!  They will have a super line up of vendors, live music, and there will be delicious lunch!  Check their facebook event for a full list of vendors with art, fine crafts, gourmet food items and produce!  https://www.facebook.com/events/501698200630703/

Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club Firearms Raffle Fund Raiser Drawing is Saturday, September 28th at LSSC’s Facilities 31433 W. State Highway M-64, the drawing starts at 1:00 pm during LSSC’s “Trapper’s Workshop. Tickets are 4 for $20.  Prizes are:  1st – Browning Lightning BLR, 7mm Rem Mag, 2nd – Ruger AR, 3rd – Ruger MK,  4th – Mossberg M500, 5th – Walther Creed 9mm Pistol.  You do not have to be a member or present to win.  For more information, contact Walt Toepfer at 885-5334.

Ontonagon Eagles Club Dinner, Saturday, September 28th, Serving 4:00 to 7:00 (or until it’s gone).  On the menu:  Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, dessert, fruit cocktail cake for $9.00 a plate.  Music by Neverlund from 7:00 to 10:00

Twilly’s Quarters for a Couse, win great prises valued from $10 to $75 for only 1 to 4 Quarters.  This month to benefit Little Evelyn, a 3 year old who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 4 weeks old.  She may appear healthy, but in reality little Evelyn is fighting a fight that cannot be seen.  Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a progressive genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and over time limits a person’s ability to breathe.  Quarters for a Cause will be held on Monday, September 30th.  Vendor Set-up and doors open at 4:00, Sloppy Joes & Potato Salad go on sale for $5 at 4:00 and the Auction starts at 6:00.  They are looking for donations of any kind to be auctioned off (new items only please).  Items need to be dropped off prior to noon on Monday of the auction.  Don’t forget to bring Quarter rolls, as Twilly will only have a limited supply.  Quarters for a Cause supports a different charity the last Monday of each month.

Stacy Colgin will be leading Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at the Ontonagon United Methodist Church.  It starts on Monday, September 30th for 9 weeks, on Mondays at 5:00 pm.  You can sign up by going to FPU.com/1100610.  The cost is $98.99.  If you have any questions, call Stacy at 214-771-2143.  What is Financial Peace University?  It’s the class that teaches you how to:  Pay off Debt, budge, save money, give generously.

The next monthly meeting of the Ontonagon County Republican Party will be held on Tuesday, October 1st at the Konteka restaurant in White Pine.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM, but attendees are encouraged to arrive at 5:00 PM to eat and socialize.

The 7th Annual Benefit Concert for the Ontonagon Theater for the Performing Arts Development Fund, Autumn Leaves, Produced and Directed by Wendy Violet Peterson will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 7:00 pm at the Theater.  An evening of blues, country, rock, folk, gospel and more in support of your local theater.  Featuring Mike Urbis Band (Mike Urbis, Chuck Peterson, Jack Jolliff, Bill Kautto), Cathy Bolton Trio (John Beck, Ray Schultz & Cathy Bolton), The Harbor Town Belles (Yvonne Blake, Vicky Burdick & Karen Lahti), The Reunited Mid-Nite Storm Band (Don Sylvester, John Beck, Rusty Blair, & Chuck Peterson) alos featuring Steve Baker, Yvonne Blake, Joe DeHut and of course Wendy Peterson.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $5 for students at the door only.  Advance tickets area available at Citizens State Bank, Miners State Bank, Settlers Federal Credit Union, The Ontonagon Herald, Ontonagon HIstorical Museum, Ontonagon County Telephone Company and the Studios of Y-101.

St. Paul the Apostle Fall Festival will take place at the chuch (301 Eighth Street in Calumet) on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th & 6th.  Saturday, October 5th – Starting at 6:30 pm, Bingo with a $300 jackpot. For every wo food items you bring to Bingo night to donate for the CLK food pantry, you will receive one chance to enter to win $100 gift card from Pats IGA.    Sunday, October 6th – 10:00 am – Mass.  11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Ethnic Food Booths:  Croation- Cabbage Roll, Easter sausage; Slovenian – Sausage & Sauerkraut, Povatica; Italian – Lasagna & Crusty Bread,  Fratura Dusa; German – Sauerbraten, Potato salad; Indian – Chicken Curry; American – Hot Dog, Sloppy Joe, chips & pop.  There will also be a bake sale, raffles and more.  Everyone is welcome.

Family Fall Festival, Saturday, October 12th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Fairgounds in Greenland.  $5.00 per vehicle for all these fun fall activities!  Hayrides, petting zoo, kids games, fall craft activity, vendors, kids pie eating contest, apple cider pressing, kids pumpkin rock hunt, emergency vehicles, snacks & beverages and more.  Fees charged for:  Ninja Obstacle Course – $5 for kids, $10 for adults.  Family Fall Photo Shoots with Lori Milbourn (Call 884-2208).  Interested vendors:  Text Michele at 281-3847.  $5.00 per table & chairs, we provide.

The Ontonagon Village Council will conduct a Public Hearing on the proposed DDA Plan Amendment and DDA District Expansion.  The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 315 Quartz Street, Ontonagon.  All interested parties are invited to attend or submit written comments prior to the above hearing date.  A copy of the proposed DDA Plan Amendment and the proposed District Expansion is available at the Ontonagon Village Office, 315 Quartz Street, Ontonagon or call 884-2305.

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency reminds recipients of the dates of the monthly Commodity Supplemental Food Program distribution to low-income seniors 60 years and older.  The sites and schedule for seniors in Ontonagon county is as follows:  Wednesday, October 16TH                           — Bruce Crossing Stannard Township Ballpark 1 to 1:30 p.m. EST; Watersmeet Food Pantry at 1:15 p.m. and Marenisco Town Hall from 2 to 2:15 p.m.  Thursday, October 17TH – Bergland Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.; White Pine Porcupine Mountain Senior Center 10:20 to 10:35 a.m.; Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church 11 to 11:45 a.m.; and Mass City-Greenland Township Community Center 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.  For information about registering for the program, call Ontonagon County 884-2106 or Bessemer 667-0283.  Recipients are reminded to return their boxes. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Ontonagon Al-Anon Group meeting every Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 515 Pine Street in Ontonagon.

The Ontonagon Eagles will have open mic on Thursdays starting at 5:00 pm

Gogebic Community College now offers commercial driver’s license (CDL) testing.  Call 906-307-1207 for more information.

The Ontonagon Eagles Club, F.O.E 2239, has put out a cookbook, Kitchen Delights.  With hundreds of recipes and it’s for sale for $12.50.  Cookbooks can be purchased at the Ontonagon Eagles Club and here at the studios of Y-101.

The OCAP animal shelter in Ontonagon will be open every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00.  Volunteers will be on hand to show you the cats, answer questions, and take applications.  Dogs can be seen by appointment. Animals can also be seen at other times by calling the shelter at 884-2500 and leaving your name and phone number.

For a lonely elderly person, a simple smile and friendly visit can mean the world. In our rural area, many elderly in our community can go weeks without having a visitor. Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly visit isolated elderly people and provide social activities to those in need. Visiting volunteers build lasting relationships and enrich the lives of elderly in the community through friendly visits. Change two lives today – yours and an elderly person’s – by calling 482-6944.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Upper Peninsula Michigan Chapter is in need of people who are willing to volunteer and be friends to the elderly in Ontonagon and surrounding areas.  For more information, contact Cathy Aten at 482-6944 or email: [email protected]

Don’t forget to drop off your Michigan returnable cans and bottles to the OCAP dumpster (located between The Ontonagon Herald office and Peninsula Graphics on River Street in Ontonagon)  money raised goes to help maintain an animal shelter in Ontonagon County.

Returnable cans for kids, sponsored by the Ewen Fire Department.  Proceeds to build a playground for kids at a park north of Ewen.  Cans may be deposited at the shed across from Ewen Building Supply.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.  Anyone wishing to join CERT, must be 18 years of age or older.  You can contact Jeannie Manning at 884-2347 for more information.

Open Your Heart & Your Home by becoming a Foster Parent, Adoptive Parent, or Mentor to a child.  Approximately 14,000 Michigan Children are in foster care at any given time.  We need your help to keep these children safe & cared for within their local community until they can be returned to their family.  In the event that they cannot be returned to their home, we need loving adoptive families to give them a place to call home.  You could be the answer to their hope for a home!  Please contact your local county Gogebic/Iron/Ontonagon Department of Human Services for more information at (906) 663-6200 or (906) 290-0997.  In Baraga/Houghton/Keweenaw counties, call 354-4700.

Do your children have health insurance? …If they don’t there’s a good chance they can get it!  MI Child and Healthy Kids are Michigan’s low-cost and free health insurance programs for kids.  These programs cover urgent health needs and much more including regular checkups, dental care, prescriptions and hospital care.   If you have been turned down in the past, you may be eligible now… And signing up is easy, it takes less than 30 minutes!   Visit www.mpca.net today or call 2-1-1 to gain peace of mind and security by knowing your kids are covered!

The Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation is sponsoring business development client meetings in conjunction with the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center.  The meetings are held at the EDC office in the Ontonagon County Courthouse on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  These confidential meetings are offered free of charge by the EDC.  For information on starting a new business, or assistance for an existing business in Ontonagon County, contact the EDC office at 884-4188 to make an appointment.

Do you know a Veteran who needs nursing care?  If you are a Veteran, you might be eligible for free nursing home care in a State Veterans’ Home.  A Veteran with a service connected disability is eligible for free care at the State Veterans’ Home.  For information about this program call the D.J. Jacaobetti Home for Veterans at (906) 226-3576.

Grief Share is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close.  Grief Share group meets every Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, 315 S. Steel Street in Ontonagon.  Call 884-4028 for more information or email [email protected]