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State championship for Esky

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Photo by Tim Robinson Escanaba coach Jamie Segorski holds the Division 2 state championship trophy after it was presented to his team Saturday. The public is invited to attend a formal ceremony to honor the team today at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. For more coverage on Esky’s ...

Driver causes Lincoln Road rampage

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ESCANABA — The driver of a pickup was arrested Saturday night after going on a three-block rampage on North Lincoln Road — causing auto accidents and ramming vehicles before being subdued by a police officer and several bystanders. About 8:17 p.m., Escanaba Public Safety began to receive ...

Extensive fire damage to Esky home

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ESCANABA — A fire caused extensive damage to a south Escanaba home early Saturday. Escanaba Public Safety officers were called to 408 S. 18th St. at 2:17 a.m. after a house fire was reported. According to officers, a resident of the home was awakened by a smoke alarm and observed smoke and ...

Business Profile: Terrace Bay Hotel has a long local history

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GLADSTONE — For about two years, Gladstone’s Terrace Bay Hotel has been under new management. Jarred Drown, the hotel’s general manager and owner, said it is one of several interconnected businesses he owns. Though it has not always been known as the “Terrace Bay Hotel,” Drown said ...

Lightning blamed for Gladstone house fire

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GLADSTONE — A lightning strike has been blamed for causing a fire at a vacant Gladstone home Saturday. The Gladstone and Escanaba Township Fire Departments were called to a blaze at 1:40 p.m. at 1311 Wisconsin Ave. When Gladstone Public Safety officers arrived, they found flames on the ...

Storms wash out roads in Copper Country

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HOUGHTON (AP) — Storms moving across the Upper Peninsula washed out several roads in the Houghton and Hancock areas and created dozens of sinkholes across the Keweenaw Peninsula. The storms that swept through the area early Sunday prompted officials in southern and central Houghton County ...

Top handbell ensemble to perform

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MANISTIQUE — Strikepoint, one of the world’s top handbell ensembles, will be performing at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at Zion Lutheran Church, 435 Oak St., in Manistique. Admission is free but a freewill offering will be taken. This is the first performance of the group’s 2018 summer ...

Forest tent caterpillars in Michigan

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LANSING — Forest tent caterpillars are making a nuisance of themselves across Michigan, eating leaves from sugar maple, aspen and oak trees and leaving small strands of webbing as they go. The insects, which are native to Michigan, occur in widespread outbreaks every 10 to 15 years. The ...

Bay College offers youth STEAM camps

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ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development (M-TEC) will be offering two youth summer STEAM camps: Lego Robotics Camp and Inventing with Gizmos + Gadgets. Both programs help fulfill the demand for youth STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs. Lego Robotics ...

Community Grief Group luncheon set

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ESCANABA — As an extension of the Community Grief Group, OSF Hospice will host a monthly luncheon for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support on the third Wednesday of the month. The monthly Grief Group Luncheon will be Wednesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...

Three Bay posts on November ballot

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ESCANABA — Delta County voters will fill three positions on the Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees in the Nov. 6 election. Two positions are regular six-year terms and will run through Dec. 31, 2024. One position is an unexpired term and will run through Dec. 31, 2022. Thomas L. ...

Letters from Home at Ludington Park

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ESCANABA — In 2010, Erinn Diaz founded Letters From Home in Winston-Salem, NC with a mission to tour the country honoring our nation’s veterans, active military heroes and their families, by reviving patriotism through music. Since that time it has become one of the fastest-growing musical ...

Trail a hit, but work isn’t over yet

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GLADSTONE — Final touches on the Little Bay de Noc non-motorized trail between Gladstone and P.5 Road in Escanaba Township will continue to be added this summer, but the pathway is already a big hit with both local and visiting recreationists. “We have people pushing baby strollers, ...

Masonic lodge supports rodeo

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ESCANABA — Delta Lodge 195 of Free and Accepted Masons made its sixth consecutive donation of $500 to the Great Lakes Rodeo. "The Great Lakes Rodeo is something that we are pleased to support," Worshipful Master Christopher Germain said. "They started in 2006 and they give all of their ...

Trial date set in child porn case

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man charged with 14 felonies related to child pornography could face a jury early next year. Other than acknowledging that he had requested to appear via Polycom from the Delta County Jail, John Paul Schiska, 57, remained silent as his attorney Timothy Cain, Assistant ...

Report: Tunnel, trench offer options for replacing pipeline

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TRAVERSE CITY — A 65-year-old pipeline that carries crude oil beneath a sensitive waterway connecting two of the Great Lakes could be replaced with pipes buried in a tunnel or partially enclosed in trenches that would pose virtually no risk of leakage but require years and hundreds of ...

Michigan State trustees call for interim school president to resign

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University board trustees are calling for interim school president John Engler to resign immediately, joining a chorus of sexual assault victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and top legislators who say the campus community cannot ...

DHS reports about 2,000 minors have been separated from families

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors ...

District Court

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DISTRICT COURT BREAKING AND ENTERING Jacob John Sebeck, 23, of 420 S. 9th St. #3, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering — vehicle to steal property less than $200; four days jail, credit for four days already served; 18 months probation; $1,150 fines and costs. DRUG ...