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Gladstone K-9 effort gets donation

Community

Courtesy photo Gladstone Public Safety K9 officer Ryan Peterson, center, accepts a check for $2,500 from Escanaba Rotary President Rena Richtig, right, and board member Roger Charbonneau, left. The contribution will be used toward the purchase of a dog for drug enforcement.

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Carltin Lashon Phillips, 38, of 2722 S. Hill Rd. Lot No. 19, Gladstone, pleaded guilty to domestic violence - third degree. He was sentenced to a minimum of 14 months and a maximum ...

Forums for older adults planned in U.P.

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ESCANABA — In preparation for writing the 2020-2022 Area Plan for Services to Older Adults, the U.P. Area Agency on Aging will be holding community forums throughout the Upper Peninsula. The purpose of these forums is to obtain input from older adults, caregivers, service providers, and the ...

Homeless shelter changes locations

Community

GLADSTONE — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by Covenant Church, 305 S. 9th St., Gladstone, beginning this Sunday evening, Feb. 24. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check ...

Conservation district sets scholarship

Community

MANISTIQUE — Two $500 college scholarships are being offered by the Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD). The scholarships are for students who will pursue a certificate, associates, or bachelors degree in a natural resources field in the fall of 2019. Applications will be accepted ...

Medicare presentation on March 28

Community

ESCANABA — Kathy Wilson of American Senior Benefits will speak on Medicare at North Woods Place Senior Living on Thursday, March 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public. RSVP to Heidi at (906) 789-2268 by March 27.

Weather chills ski hill operations

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GLADSTONE — Polar Vortexes, continual snow accumulation and icy conditions — oh my! The extreme temperatures and snowstorms that rocked the area the last couple of weeks caused local schools to close and with it the Gladstone Ski Hill and its after school program. The Parks and Recreation ...

Bay offering new degrees, classes

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ESCANABA — The Bay College Board of Trustees approved changes to Bay’s curriculum for the 2019-20 school year during its meeting Wednesday evening. Before the board voted on the changes, they were formally recommended during a meeting of the college’s Student Success and Completion ...

Walk for Warmth scheduled Saturday

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ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency will hold its annual Walk for Warmth on Saturday, Feb. 23 in all three of its counties. The event is held to help low-income families in the area meet their heating bills. Community Action Executive Director Julie Moberg ...

Soup’r Chili Challenge canceled by Jaycees

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ESCANABA — An annual tradition where different restaurants, organizations and community members gather, sample and judge soup and chili is not happening this year. The Jaycees, who announced taking over the event in October 2018, said the Soup’r Chili Challenge is not occurring this year ...

Another snowstorm expected this weekend

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula was hit by yet another snowstorm Wednesday — and, according to the National Weather Service Marquette Office, more severe winter weather could arrive this weekend. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jaclyn Ritzman said the Escanaba area received 6.4 ...

Committee to provide election reform input

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DETROIT (AP) — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has put together a committee to advise her administration and Michigan’s Elections bureau on election reforms. Benson’s office says the Election Modernization Advisory Committee includes county, city and township clerks from across the ...

McBroom attends U.P. 200 race

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Courtesy photo State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, attended the U.P. 200 sled dog race, held Feb. 15-17. McBroom is pictured with Tom Bauer, a constituent from Tapiola and musher who competed in the race. According to the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association, the U.P. 200, which is an Iditarod ...

Bay named ATD leader college of distinction

Community

LONG BEACH, CA (February 19, 2019) – Achieving the Dream (ATD) announced 11 community colleges in the ATD Network have earned Leader College of Distinction status for achieving new, higher student outcomes and narrowing equity gaps. They include Bay College in Escanaba. “The metrics ATD ...

Local technical education students compete

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ESCANABA — Recently students at the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Career and Technical Center showed their skills in the Health Occupations students of the America (HOSA) student competition and the SkillsUSA student competition. Students from all local high schools in both ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Carltin Lashon Phillips, 38, of 2722 S. Hill Rd. Lot No. 19, Gladstone, pleaded guilty to domestic violence - third degree. He was sentenced to a minimum of 14 months and a maximum ...

Rep. LaFave sets February office hours

Community

ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his February office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. The office hours schedule is as follows: - Saturday, Feb. 23, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST in the Executive Room of the Island Resort and Casino, W 399 US 2 ...

Conservation district sets scholarship

Community

MANISTIQUE — Two $500 college scholarships are being offered by the Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD). The scholarships are for students who will pursue a certificate, associates, or bachelors degree in a natural resources field in the fall of 2019. Applications will be accepted ...

Forums for older adults planned in U.P.

Community

ESCANABA — In preparation for writing the 2020-2022 Area Plan for Services to Older Adults, the U.P. Area Agency on Aging will be holding community forums throughout the Upper Peninsula. The purpose of these forums is to obtain input from older adults, caregivers, service providers, and the ...

Homeless shelter changes locations

Community

GLADSTONE — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by Covenant Church, 305 S. 9th St., Gladstone, beginning this Sunday evening, Feb. 24. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check ...