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Work continues at new jail

Local News

ESCANABA — Work on the new Delta County Correctional Facility has continued as the project approaches its estimated completion time of late fall/early winter 2018. The facility will be located at the Delta County Service Center. Miron Construction Project Superintendent Mike Nell said ...

Guilty plea in sexual assault case

Local News

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man will be sentenced for sexually assaulting a young teen at her home last December after he made arrangements on the Internet to have sex with her, according to testimony he gave in Delta County Circuit Court on Friday. Following an investigation by the Michigan ...

Local teacher will have voice in Lansing

Local News

ESCANABA — An educator from Escanaba Area Public Schools is making an impact in education for students around the Upper Peninsula. Dr. Gina Pepin, of Gladstone, was recently awarded the Region I Teacher of the Year award. Region I covers the entire U.P. Pepin is one of 10 educators that has ...

Memos show rare agreement between Comey, Trump on leak crackdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director's memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a ...

Russia: US did not violate red lines during Syria strikes

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that the U.S. sought out and respected Moscow's positions in Syria when it launched its air strikes last week. Sergei Lavrov noted that despite the escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington, the U.S. made sure it didn't harm any ...

Business After Hours this Wednesday

Community

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Escanaba Country Club, 1800 10th Ave. S., Escanaba. The event is co-hosted by the Escanaba Country Club and TEAM Wireless, Verizon Authorized Retailer. Business after Hours is a social event held each ...

Gladstone High School softball can drive

Community

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School softball team will be having its annual can/bottle drive on Sunday, April 29, from 12 to 4 p.m. The team will be going door to door collecting returnables. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used for the team’s expenses.

Daily Planner

Community

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 ...

Cheers to the Chamber volunteers

Business News

ESCANABA — Today marks the end of National Volunteer Week. The week may end but, thankfully, the dedicated commitment of our unpaid heroes does not. Several organizations this past week recognized and celebrated the invaluable contributions of community volunteers. The Chamber also extends ...

Garling named to Int. President’s Premier

Business News

ESCANABA — Tammy Garling, of Perkins, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, has earned the 2017 International President’s Premier Award. This award represents the top 1 percent of sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker family. This award is awarded to top ...

Escanaba native named interim senior VP

Business News

EVANSTON — Craig Johnson, currently the chief operating officer at the Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named interim senior vice president for business and finance for Northwestern University, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro announced today. Johnson is an Escanaba native and a ...

Tradeoff: No cash but faster lines

Business News

NEW YORK (AP) — The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days — customers don’t fumble for bills or coins, and employees don’t make change. Since around New Year’s, the Mexican food chain has been cashless. “For the vast majority of customers, there’s no reaction at ...

Devices help track senior center activity

Local News

ESCANABA — Senior centers around the area recently received technology updates that will help track the activity and participation at the centers. According to Sally Kidd, director of Senior Services Program at Community Action Agency, the upgrades were made possible through a grant from ...

Escanaba narrows city clerk search

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council agreed to hold open interviews with three top candidates to replace retiring City Clerk Robert Richards at Thursday’s regular council meeting. The finalists are Tammy Weissert, Lisa Glish, and Kim Gustafson. After reviewing council’s initial scoring ...

HANSON to perform at U.P. State Fair

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ESCANABA — The brothers who make up pop-rock trio HANSON will be playing music together on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the U.P. State Fair. HANSON was founded in 1992 when Issac, Taylor and Zac were just 11, 9, and 6. By 1997 they were considered the ‘90s era version of the Jackson 5 when they ...

Michigan sues Esky company over damage

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has sued the Escanaba company he says damaged electric cables and oil pipelines in a Great Lakes channel by dragging a tugboat anchor across them. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Ingham County Circuit Court against VanEnkevort Tug ...

Michigan Senate: Medicaid recipients must find work

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LANSING (AP) — Some Michigan able-bodied Medicaid recipients may soon lose their health insurance if lawmakers approve a proposal requiring them to prove they work or are training to work for at least 29 hours a week. The proposal passed the GOP-controlled Senate in a 26-11 vote on ...

Menominee CASA gets volunteers

Community

MENOMINEE — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Menominee County has welcomed eight new volunteers. After completing 30 hours of a rigorous training program, the new volunteers are ready to serve local abused and neglected children. This is one of the largest classes in the ...

Jury returns not guilty verdict

Community

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was recently acquitted of a domestic violence charge following a jury trial in Delta County Circuit Court. Gregory James O’Leary, 39, was arrested last year on one count of domestic violence, third offense, a five-year felony, in connection with an alleged ...

Free diabetes workshop to be offered

Community

ESCANABA — A free diabetes self-management workshop will be offered at the MTEC Center in Escanaba. The Diabetes –PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with Type 2 diabetes to improve their ...