Y-101 Community Calendar

Normal Open Skating Schedule at the Ontonagon Rec Center  for the 2019-2020 season:  Friday- 7pm-9pm; Saturday- 7pm-9pm; Sunday- 7pm-8:30 pm; Wednesday- 6-7:30 pm

The Covington Township Ski Hill,  in Covington is now open for the season,  Saturdays and Sundays from 12 Noon to 6:00 pm.

The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O negative, A negative, and B positive blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please see their website at http://www.mgh.org/our-services/all-services/regional-blood-donation for center details and blood drive locations. Currently, the Marquette center is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7 A.m. -4 p.m. on Fridays. Walk-ins Welcome. 

TEAL is a Safe and non-judgmental community crafting support group for anyone who has experienced sexual violence past or present. Snacks and craft supplies are provided. For more information please call Dial Help at 906 482 4357 or text at 906 356 3337 or email Paige at [email protected].  The next groups will be held on Wednesday, 1/15/2020 at 6:00pm Portage Plaza 47431 St Hwy M26 Unit 5b Houghton and Tuesday, 1/21/2020 7:00 pm Cherry room in Wadsworth hall MTU 1239 Woodland Rd Houghton




A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser For Huntington’ Disease will be held on Saturday, January 18th serving from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Ontonagon Eagles Club followed by live music from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.  All money raised will go to the HDSA and NYA.  Fee for dinner is by donation.

St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Mass City would like to announce the menu for its Community Meal on Monday January 20th.  HOMEMADE  PASTY PIE…..CORN…..GREEN SALAD…..RIESKA…..BLUEBERRY DESSERTS…..If there’s a little bit of Finnish in you, you’ll be there! They we will be serving between 3 and 6 p.m. on the 20th. Come as you are! follow your nose! bring your company and neighbors! ALL are welcome, and NEVER any charge.

There will be a Blood Drive at the Ontonagon Area School, on Tuesday, January 21st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  This is hosted by Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center.  To make an appointment or for more information,  call Jodi at 906-813-0614 ext. 103


The Ontonagon Gladiator Boys basketball Team will be holding a can drive on Friday, January 24th starting at 3:30 to help raise funds for the basketball program.  They will be going to houses/places to pick them up.  If you have any questions, please call Brittany Turin-Jilbert at 906-285-0342.

The next Quarters For A Cause, will be for T.J. and will be held on Monday, January 27th.  4:00 pm – vendor set up/Doors open.  4:00 PM – Hot dogs & Chili for sale for $5.00.  6:00 pm – the Auction starts.  Money raised will go to help pay for a ramp and other medical and home needs, making it easier for T.J. at home.  They are looking for donations of any kind to be auctioned off (new items only please).  Items need to be dropped of prior to noon on Monday of the auction.  Don’t forget to bring quarter rolls, Twilly will only have a limited supply.  If you have any questions or want to be a vendor, call Michelle at 827-3360 or on Facebook at Twillys Sports Bar and Grill.  Win great prizes valued from $10 to $75 for only 1 – 4 quarters.


There will be a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Ontonagon Area Figure Skating Club on Saturday, January 25th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Sponsored by and held at the Ontonagon United Methodist Church.  Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverage for $8.00 a meal, $5 for kids 3 to 5 and children under 2 eat for free.  Take outs available, call 884-4556.

Greenland Methodist Church Annual Super Bowl Sub Sale – Large (24″) $15 – Small (12″) $8 – (Ham, Bologna, Turkey, Salami, Cheeses, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion) To Order – Call Kay 883-3396 or Sandy 884-2222 – Or Comment below with Phone number.  Place orders BY January 27th – Subs can be picked up from Ontonagon OR Greenland Methodist Churches from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday February 2nd!

Free pre-natal classes to be held at Ontonagon Aspirus Hospital, in their business meeting room,          on Feb 20th and April 16th from 5:30-8:00 pm.  Mariana Black, RN, Experienced OB nurse will be conducting the classes.  Classes will include information about:  Labor and Delivery, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Birth Plans, What to bring to the hospital.  Bring your birthing partner/coach to these classes too.  The Great Start Coalition will provide a healthy snack during this time. Bring your questions. Everyone is welcome!  Call Paula Maloney, GS Parent Liaison 906-884-4386 or email at [email protected] or contact Marianna Black at 884-4485 ext. 318

Win an Indiana Guitar played and autographed by Ted Nugent.  Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $20.  Tickets will be available now until December 22, 2020.  They will be sold during the Ontonagon Labor Day Celebration, The Ontonagon All School Reunion.  The drawing will be held on 12/23/20 at noon.  Tickets are available at WUPY Radio, from Don & Josie Olson, J. R. Richardson, Joe Larsen, Kara Ray, Amy Carlson, Steve Store or Dean Juntunen.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will be split between Camp Josh, U.P. Sport fisherman’s Association and the Kandy Richardson Memorial Scholarship at Gogebic Community College.

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.

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]