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Bay College gets ready for start of fall semester

Local News

ESCANABA — Efforts to prepare for Bay College’s fall 2019 semester, which will start Monday, are underway. Bay College President Laura Coleman spoke about some of the changes Bay students can expect to see in the upcoming semester. As of this week, Coleman said all of the college’s ...

GOP files suit challenging redistricting

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LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party sued Thursday to block the formation of a commission to draw congressional and legislative lines in 2021, saying the voter-approved change is unconstitutional because there will be no reliable way to verify the panel’s political makeup. The ...

Telescope program receives grant

Community

ESCANABA — Tom Mitchell, board of trustee member and Diana Clark, Youth Advisory Committee co-coordinator of the Community Foundation for Delta County, recently presented a $1,410 grant to Dan Young and John Burrough of the Delta Astronomical Society, Caroline Stacey, Escanaba Public Library ...

Cause of house fire still undetermined

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FORD RIVER TOWNSHIP — The cause of a fire that destroyed a single story home in Ford River Township last week remains unknown. Authorities said the origin of the blaze does not appear to be suspicious, however. Ford River Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to dwelling shortly ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Dalton James Peterson, 18, of 4850 County 416 20th Road, Gladstone, was bound over on the following two counts: weapons - firearms - receiving and concealing, ...

Bay board accepting applications

Community

ESCANABA — The Bay College Board of Trustees is accepting applications through Sept. 4 for an unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2020. The term will become vacant with the resignation of Philip L. Strom effective Aug. 30. Strom will leave the board after eight years of service to accept a ...

CBC Fundraising Drive raises $60,500

Community

MANISTIQUE — The 52nd Annual CBC Fundraising Drive has come to an end and organizers say it was a huge success. In all, total contribution were $60,500 and were divided amongst the drive’s chosen charities. They are: American Cancer Society – $20,000 Bay Cliff Health Camp - ...

Choral society beginning rehearsals

Community

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Choral Society is beginning its rehearsals for its annual Christmas concert to be held on Sunday, Dec. 1. Rehearsals are held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and they begin on Sept. 10. You may miss some rehearsals. The Society has ...

Fire department plans open house

Community

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — An open house for the Escanaba Township Fire Department has been set for Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Besse Fire Hall, 8189 P.5 Rd., Gladstone. Events will include firefighting and K-9 demonstrations, a Valley Med Flight ...

MARSP meeting planned Sept. 12

Community

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP), will meet on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Little Nugget Clubhouse on East County Rd. 338 in Carbondale. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Central time and lunch will be served at 12 ...

Esky city, county meet to discuss hotel plan

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ESCANABA — A proposal to develop a hotel at the site of the former Delta County Correctional Facility and other nearby parcels took a step forward Wednesday. In a joint meeting, both the Delta County Board of Commissioners and the Escanaba City Council unanimously approved Proxima Management ...

Commission has concerns about hotel proposal

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ESCANABA — Following a lengthy discussion of the redevelopment plan and sale documents for the former jail and Delta County Chamber of Commerce building sites, the Escanaba Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the city council move forward with the sale of the city-owned ...

Delta County Board gets look at proposed budget

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ESCANABA — In preparation for Delta County’s 2019-20 fiscal year, outgoing Delta County Administrator Philip Strom delivered a presentation on the county’s proposed budget for the new fiscal year Wednesday. The presentation took place during a meeting of the Delta County Board of ...

Communty Resource Day planned Saturday

Community

ESCANABA — Mission of Hope will hold a Community Resource Day Saturday to Escanaba, Aug. 24, at the Ruth Butler Building at the U.P. State Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. This is a free event for the community and there will be no charge for anything, according to Mission of Hope. ...

Woman arrested on drug charges

Community

ESCANABA — A woman was arrested on drug-related charges after Escanaba Public Safety Department officers were called to Elmer’s parking lot for a woman passed out in her vehicle. On Monday at around 7:32 a.m., officers were called to 412 N. Lincoln Road for a woman slumped over the ...

Seney Wildlife Refuge seeks comments on fishing opportunities

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SENEY — Seney National Wildlife Refuge is proposing to update the refuge’s fishing program and are seeking public comment on the types of angling opportunities the public would like to see. The last update to the fishing program was in 2009. The refuge will be accepting comments from the ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Allen Gerald Kleiman, 23, of W3656 Greenwood Ave., Spalding, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - possession/analogues. He was sentenced to six months in jail and ...

Fire department plans open house

Community

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — An open house for the Escanaba Township Fire Department has been set for Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Besse Fire Hall, 8189 P.5 Rd., Gladstone. Events will include firefighting and K-9 demonstrations, a Valley Med Flight ...

Secretary of State offices to close

Community

LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds residents that all Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Secretary of State offices that normally offer Saturday hours also will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31. Most license plate types can be ...