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Snyder brings message during fair visit

Local News

ESCANABA — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder came to Escanaba for Honored Citizens Day at the U.P. State Fair Thursday. This marked his final visit to the fair as the state’s governor. In an interview earlier in the day, Snyder addressed several state issues. In response to a question regarding ...

Grot withdraws from secretary of state race

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LANSING (AP) — A Republican who had been seeking his party's nomination for Michigan secretary of state has withdrawn from the race. The Detroit News reports that Shelby Township Clerk Stanley Grot cited family obligations ­Friday when announcing his ­withdrawal. Grot also said "timing ...

City clerk files letter to vacate post

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ESCANABA — The City of Escanaba could once again be without a city clerk following a letter of intent to vacate from the position submitted by City Clerk Lisa Glish. Glish, who declined to comment on the letter or her employment with the city following Thursday night’s regular council ...

Hawes honored as Vet of Year

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ESCANABA — Charles Hawes, of Marquette, was honored as 2018 Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year during a ceremony Thursday at the Upper Peninsula State Fair. Veterans, citizens and officials were in attendance, including Governor Rick Snyder, U.S. Representative Jack Bergman, Senator Tom ...

Escanaba council approves police radio, water meter purchase

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council approved the purchase of handheld radios and new residential water meters during the regular council meeting Thursday. The 28 handheld VHF Motorola radios requested by the Escanaba Public Safety Department were not initially included in the city’s ...

Bay College offices closed Aug. 22

Community

ESCANABA — On Wednesday, Aug. 22, all Bay College offices at both campuses (Escanaba and Iron Mountain) will be closed all day for employee training. The Bay College Bookstore will be open for business 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fall 2018 semester begins on Monday, Aug. 27. More information can ...

Brat sale fundraiser planned Aug. 24

Community

ESCANABA — Delta County Communities That Care (CTC) will hold a brat sale fundraiser at Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, with proceeds funding prevention efforts in Delta County. The menu includes brats, hot dogs, chips and pop or water. ...

Senior Citizen Day set at farmers market

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Farmers Market will have a Senior Citizen Day on Monday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. Coffee and desert will be served to all senior citizens. A polka band will provide music.

Sault Tribe Board to meet Aug. 21

Community

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 21. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m. Resolutions on the agenda are: ...

Esky Township zoning group to meet

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Township Zoning and Planning Commission will meet Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Escanaba Township Hall. A guest speaker from Orion Renewables will speak on the proposed solar farm.

Food always a big draw at U.P. State Fair

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ESCANABA — The U.P. State Fair is in full swing, and fair attendees have been able to enjoy both newly-introduced delicacies and old favorites this year. One of the fair’s newest food vendors is Yooper-Q, which had not been at this event before 2018. Bill Boucher, Yooper-Q’s ...

Cancer victims remembered

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Jordan Beck | Daily Press Christina Economopoulos, a Delta County Cancer Alliance board member, prepares for the Delta County Cancer Alliance Luminary Fundraiser Wednesday evening in Ludington Park. The annual event remembers and honors cancer victims and those battling the disease.

Snyder unveils broadband access plan

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ESCANABA — Gov. Rick Snyder, joined by state technology and business leaders at Escanaba High School, unveiled a plan Wednesday to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region and community. The Michigan Broadband Roadmap sets the path for ...

Bay plans to launch its new website

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ESCANABA — Members of the Bay College Board of Trustees heard about efforts to update the college’s website from people involved with the initiative during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday. The redesigned website is expected to launch on Aug. 29. “We’re super-excited that ...

Lake Superior algae bloom investigated

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it is toxic. Kayakers and other visitors to the popular lakeshores along eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin found green scummy ...

Parkinson’s Symposium scheduled for Friday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The third annual Parkinson’s Disease symposium to be held in Iron Mountain will take place at the West Campus of Bay College on N. U.S 2 on Friday, Aug. 17. The event will begin with registration check-in at 8:30 a.m. CST, and programming at 9 a.m. CST. A full day of ...

Planner

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Today A.A., closed, Manistique Harbor Church of God, 7:30 p.m., 813 Arbutus Ave., Manistique. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, Bottom Line, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., Room 9. Al-Anon, open, Delta Alano Club, 11 a.m., ...

Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration set

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ROCK — The 75th annual Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1 with the parade at 11 a.m.. Parade entries are wanted — there is no charge to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded in several categories with a $200 top prize. For parade information call or email ...

Don’t forget sconces in your lighting plan

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Lighting a room seems simple: Plug in a lamp or flip a switch. Not so fast. “Nothing enhances a space more than a thoughtful lighting plan,” says interior designer Michael Wood of New York City. Many buildings in the city don’t allow channeling into ...

Fall decor: stylish, functional, comfortable

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Unfettered from dated conventions that urged us to pick a decor style and stick to it, more and more designers and retailers this fall are blending decorative elements and playing more loosely with the color wheel. In some cases, the result is a polished, ...