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K-9 gets ready for Gladstone duties

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GLADSTONE — After nearly two years since the idea of implementing a K-9 program at Gladstone Public Safety Department was first introduced, the department is no longer the only law enforcement agency in Delta County without a police dog. The Gladstone City Commission approved the proposed ...

County administrator list narrowed

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ESCANABA — Members of the Delta County Board of Commissioners agreed to narrow the field of candidates for county administrator Tuesday. The two finalists for the position are Emily DeSalvo of Escanaba and Michael Silverman of Caro, Mich. DeSalvo has served as district court administrator ...

Nummilien is new airport manager

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ESCANABA — Delta County Airport has found its next manager. Members of the Delta County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of hiring Andrea Nummilien — the airport’s assistant manager — to fill the airport manager position during the board’s regular meeting ...

Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes

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LANSING (AP) — A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state’s weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens put the ...

LaFave, House committee take up gun bills

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LANSING — The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, chaired by state Rep. Beau LaFave, heard testimony on a bipartisan plan that would implement “constitutional carry” in Michigan. The legislation before the committee, House Bills 4770-4774, would let law-abiding ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Joshua James Tellefsen, 36, of 1316 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of controlled substance - possession of meth/ecstasy, a 10-year ...

Bay College club hosts Haunted Lab

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ESCANABA — Bay College’s EMT and Paramedics Club will present its annual Haunted Lab and Bake Sale on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. in room 2021 at M-TEC. M-TEC is located at 2000 N. 30th St. in Escanaba. The public, Bay College students, and staff are welcome to attend. The event ...

Gladstone Indian Education Fall Feast

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indian Education Program will host its annual Fall Feast Monday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the junior high /Jones cafeteria. The event features dinner, drumming and giveaways. Miigwetch to the Sault Tribe and the Hannahville Indian Community for supporting this ...

Police

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Patio door is vandalized in Escanaba ESCANABA — A patio door on a home on the 300 block of 7th Street in Escanaba was damaged by a BB gun recently, according to Escanaba Public Safety Department. Officers were called to the home for a report of damage done to the patio door at 4:18 p.m. ...

Autumn splendor

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Ilsa Matthes | Daily Press Fall has settled on the Escanaba River, transforming leaves along the riverbank from deep greens to bright oranges and yellows. Fall color is expected to peak in the area this week.

Esky student drop less than expected

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Distrtict’s official student count has declined since the last school year, but not as much as anticipated. Escanaba Area Public Schools’ Director of Business Services Kevin Pascoe informed the Escanaba School Board Monday the official full-time equivalent ...

Gunman wounded in shooting

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FORSYTH TOWNSHIP — A police shooting in which a man was shot after threatening officers with a gun is under investigation. At approximately 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, officers from the Forsyth Township Police Department and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department responded to a ...

Recreation fees increase in Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — Residents who enjoy Gladstone’s recreational facilities will notice some fee increases. The Gladstone Parks and Recreation user fees for the 2019-2020 year were approved during the Gladstone City Commission meeting Monday. Many of the user fees were left unchanged, however ...

Candidates interviewed for county administrator post

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ESCANABA — The process of interviewing candidates for the position of Delta County administrator got started during a committee of the whole meeting Monday evening. During the meeting, at the Delta County Courthouse, interviews with finalists Jean Healy of Tallahassee, Fla., Darren Widder ...

State, unions reach deals to boost pay

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration and seven unions have tentatively agreed to two-year deals that will boost state employees’ pay by 6%. State spokesman Kurt Weiss said Monday the wage and benefit agreements were reached within recent days. He declined to release ...

American Legion has new criteria

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ESCANABA — New criteria has recently been passed for American Legion membership. The American Legion was established on March 15, 1919. Congress chartered the American Legion on Sept. 16, 1919. Membership then was World War I war veterans only. Then from World War II, veterans serving ...

NAMI plans meeting Oct. 17

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MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support group will gather Thursday, ...

Wizard of Oz musical adds performance

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ESCANABA — Upon recently reaching capacity and selling out tickets to the public at large for all performance dates, an additional performance date has been announced for the Wizard of Oz musical at Bay College. The additional performance is Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. in the Besse Theater. ...

Defendants sentenced in court

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Kristy Lynn Olson, 25, of 4696 Sandy 16.65 Lane, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - possession of meth/ecstasy and one count of jails - prisoner ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT BREAKING AND ENTERING A VEHICLE Stephan Phillip Lacy, 32, of 810 S. 18th, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of breaking and entering a vehicle to steal property less than $200 and one count of attempted resist and obstruct; 93 days jail for the first of these counts, 150 ...