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Bonnie Wenick-Kutz, left, poses for a photo with Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (DSISD) Superintendent Doug Leisenring after Wenick-Kutz was honored at the DSISD school board meeting last week. Wenick-Kutz retired from her position on the board after 27 years of service.

Wenick-Kutz retires from ISD board after 27 years

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ESCANABA — A Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (DSISD) school board member recently retired after serving 27 years on the board. Bonnie Wenick-Kutz, of Perronville, was recognized for the achievement at a special ceremony during the DSISD’s regular meeting last Thursday. ...

Escanaba schools to seek millage

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board unanimously approved seeking a 2.2 mill ($2.20 tax per $1,000 of taxable value) sinking fund millage at a special meeting Monday evening. The fate of the millage request will be decided by Escanaba voters in May. Since late November, Superintendent Coby ...

Schools close for second day

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Weather conditions have caused some local schools to close today (Tuesday, Jan. 22). Closures include: Bark River-Harris, Big Bay, Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, Escanaba, Gladstone, Holy Name, Hannahville, Mid Peninsula, North Central, Rapid River. Manistique schools and St. Francis de Sales school ...

Guilty plea in construction site assault case

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FORD RIVER TOWNSHIP — A dry-waller charged with seriously assaulting a mason worker at a home construction site in Ford River Township last year recently pleaded guilty to felonious assault in Delta County Circuit Court. Jacob Nathanial Anderson Jr., 18, of Escanaba, intentionally struck a ...

Gladstone ready to hammer out city budget

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone city commission laid out a timeline Monday to address the city’s budget and the upcoming retirement of City Assessor Vicki Esch. City staff have already been busy hammering out the details of the city’s budget, but, the commission, which ultimately approves ...

Recall petition hearing postponed to Thursday

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ESCANABA — A Delta County Election Commission clarity hearing on a recall petition scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. today has been postponed due to inclement weather, the county officials announced. This hearing has been rescheduled for Thursda at 2 p.m. Then, the election commission ...

Wisconsin tribe sues to block U.P. gold mine

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin tribe is suing the federal government in hopes of blocking a proposed gold mine in the Upper Peninsula. Aquila Resources Inc. wants to dig the Back Forty Mine on the Menominee River but needs a state permit to fill wetlands. The river is a key part of ...

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Today A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., Manistique (rear entrance). A.A., closed, Group Study, Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, ...

Wells Township house fire being investigated

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WELLS TOWNSHIP — Investigation continues into the cause of a fire that damaged a Wells Township home Friday night, according to Escanaba Public Safety. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were dispatched at 10:30 p.m. to a structure fire at 7142 K.5 Lane. Upon arrival, flames were ...

Escanaba Area Schools move forward with millage

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board unanimously approved moving forward with a 2.2 mil ($2.20 tax per $1,000 of taxable value) millage for a proposed sinking fund during a special meeting held on Monday evening. The millage is slated to be placed on the May 2018 ballot. For more about ...

Area schools close due to storm

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Anticipation of a winter storm prompted some local schools to close today (Monday, Jan. 22). Closures include: Bark River-Harris, Big Bay, Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, Escanaba, Gladstone, Hannahville, Manistique, Mid Peninsula, North Central, Rapid River.

Wood heating not just for homes

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ESCANABA — The use of wood energy for heating in the central Upper Peninsula has largely been stable, MSU Extension Forester/Biologist Bill Cook said. According to Cook, wood can be an effective choice for the heating needs of institutions and households alike. “It’s remained steady — ...

Prison term in drunken driving case

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ESCANABA — A Gladstone man was sentenced to prison last week after pleading guilty to driving drunk as an habitual offender. The judgment was handed down in Delta County Circuit Court. Gary Allen Bruce, 40, of 7575 Rays M.7 Circle Dr., Gladstone, was arrested in August in Brampton Township ...

Delta Solid Waste Authority to meet

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ESCANABA — The annual meeting of the Delta Solid Waste Management Authority (DSWMA) will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the County Building in the council chambers located at 2950 College Ave. in Escanaba. The agenda will feature welcoming new board members, annual report review, and any ...

Chronic pain management workshop set

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ESCANABA — A chronic pain management workshop is being offered at the MTEC center on Thursday, Jan. 18. The chronic pain management workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed to help people living with chronic pain or loved ones caring for one with pain to ...

Cases sent to circuit court

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ESCANABA — The following individual was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. George Alan Novak Jr., 49, unknown address, was bound over to circuit court on one count of sex offender failing to comply with the registration act, third or ...

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Escanaba High School junior Dan Martin, in back, helps Rapid River kindergartner, Edye, make her way down the ski hill at the John and Melissa Besse Sports Park in Gladstone Thursday during the park’s after school program.

After school program teaches kids to ski

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GLADSTONE — Now in its seventh year, the after school program at the John and Melissa Besse Sports Park in Gladstone has taught hundreds of area school children to ski and snowboard. Each season, the program grows and this year could be a banner year — not just for the program, but for the ...

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City approves plan for DDA deficit

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ESCANABA — Escanaba City Council approved a plan Thursday to eliminate a deficit in the Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) 2016-2017 budget, which was in the red by more than $300,000 at the end of the fiscal year. The deficit was due to a $500,000 internal loan from the city that was ...