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From right, Collections Technician Megan Feldkamp gets Gladstone resident Sandra Brunette ready for a blood donation during a Red Cross blood drive held at Bay College earlier this week.

Residents help meet need for blood

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ESCANABA — Due in part to recent natural disasters and other recent national tragedies, there is currently a significant need for blood in the United States. Area residents were able to help out by participating in a Red Cross blood drive held at Bay College earlier this week. Sandra Olive, ...

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High court declines ‘Dark Store’ case

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ESCANABA — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by a big-box retailer in a tax dispute in the Upper Peninsula, a brief but significant order that will have consequences for local governments around the state. For the past three years, Escanaba has been in a lengthy and ...

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Man opts for trial in knife assault case

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man — accused of assaulting another man with a knife this summer — opted earlier this week to be tried by a jury in Delta County Circuit Court next year. Joshua John Myers, 34, was arrested Aug. 21 after he allegedly injured a 26-year-old Escanaba resident who ...

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Michigan State Police District 8 Commander John Halpin speaks about the Michigan State Police’s history and the services they provide in the U.P. during the Upper Peninsula Association of County Commissioners Fall Conference. This conference was held at the Island Resort and Casino on Oct. 19 and 20.

County commissioners attend conference

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HARRIS — County commissioners from across the Upper Peninsula came to the Island Resort and Casino earlier this week for the Upper Peninsula Association of County Commissioners (UPACC) Fall Conference. This conference was held on Oct. 19 and 20. According to Jonathan Mead, president and CEO ...

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Man arrested on drug, endangerment charges

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MARQUETTE — Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) and Marquette City Police officers arrested a 33-year-old male in Marquette Friday for charges related to cocaine, child endangerment and weapons. Detectives from UPSET began investigating the suspect on ...

Bill would designate Bacco highway

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LANSING — The Senate Transportation Committee recently heard testimony on Sen. Tom Casperson’s legislation to honor the life of an influential and innovative member of Michigan’s road-building industry. “Medio Bacco was a pioneer in concrete highway paving and road building in ...

Woman gets jail term for cocaine

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba woman who was initially arrested on two 20-year cocaine felonies, later pleaded guilty to a lesser four-year cocaine felony in Delta County Circuit Court where she was sentenced on Monday. Wynnona Paige Seymour-Tebo, 19, was arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance ...

Great Lakes Education Grants Available to Schools

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MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership’s (SWP) Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is announcing new 2017-2018 school year Great Lakes education grants for K-12 schools in Marquette, Alger, Delta and Schoolcraft counties. Individual grant awards can be up to $1,000. Past ...

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Daily Planner

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Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

North Woods hosts Halloween carnival

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ESCANABA — The community is invited to join the residents, families and staff for some Halloween fun on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at North Woods Place, 501 S. Lincoln Road. Participants are encouraged to come in costume for an afternoon of games, entertainment, ghosts and goblins, ...

Story hour today at Escanaba library

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ESCANABA — Story Hour at the Escanaba Public Library will kick off its new season on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m. The theme of the program will be Halloween. Children may come in costume if they chose to. It is optional. Story Hour will include stories, songs, games and a craft. Special ...

Promoting tourism in the U.P.

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HARRIS — Tourism is one of the driving forces of the local economy in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The beauty of the landscape, the Great Lakes and other regional attractions bring in a large number of visitors each and every year. Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic ...

Business After Hours set for Wednesday

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ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop RV Super Store located at 2905 Lincoln Road, Escanaba. Come and start celebrating Halloween a little early at the RV store. Wear a costume and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift ...

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Toddler Artists

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Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Jovie Ford, left, and Odin Bissell paint with water colors during Toddler Art class at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba Thursday morning. The sessions, which are held every Thursday at 10 a.m., are aimed at helping youngsters with brain development and other ...

Horse disease detected in U.P.

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ESCANABA — Multiple horses throughout the U.P. have been diagnosed with a deadly infection that has been linked to mosquitoes. According to a press release from Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties, one horse in Menominee County and two horses in Marquette County have tested positive ...

Big-box stores lose as Supreme Court drops big tax case

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ESCANABA (AP) — Local governments are winners after the Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal in a major dispute over how to value big-box stores for tax purposes. The Supreme Court heard arguments last week. It released a brief order Friday, saying a 2016 appeals court decision will ...

Bay College optimistic on accreditation

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ESCANABA — Bay College is still awaiting the final results of its Academic Quality Improvement Program accreditation cycle after a team of peer reviewers visited the college’s Escanaba and Iron Mountain campuses earlier this month. However, Bay’s Vice President of Operations and ...

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Council gives city manager thumbs up

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ESCANABA — Escanaba City Council evaluated its new city manager, Patrick Jordan, as required by his contract during a closed session at Thursday’s regular council meeting. Jordan, 52, from downstate Muskegon, has been working for the city for nearly four months. He became Escanaba’s ...