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Trail dedication in Gladstone

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Deborah Prescott | Daily Press The Delta County Non-motorized Trails (DCNT) organization held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Little Bay de Noc Trail Tuesday. DCNT board members Tony Lambert, Laurie Johnson, Lori Aho, Kathy Mason and Howie Wilson gathered at the trailhead ...

Local recycling efforts fare better in tough market

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ESCANABA — Recent worldwide developments related to recycling have negatively impacted recycling programs across the United States — including a program in Delta County. However, Delta Solid Waste Management Authority (DSWMA) Manager Don Pyle said steps are being taken to ensure the ...

Crash in global recycling market forces hard choices

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the ...

Local high water levels starting to recede

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ESCANABA — Though water levels on rivers in Delta County are not quite as high as they were last week, Delta/Schoolcraft County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Berbohm said these levels are still higher than is typical for this time of year. “They’re starting to normalize, if you ...

Career drug dealer gets two decades in prison

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MARQUETTE — Derrick “Bam” Samuels was sentenced to 20 years in prison following multiple federal drug convictions for his involvement in distributing heroin in the Gwinn area from 2008 until the spring of 2017. Samuels had two prior felony drug convictions and was determined to be a ...

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $868 million

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to $868 million. Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all 6 numbers to claim the estimated $667 million grand prize in Tuesday night’s drawing. The numbers ...

Fall Wine and Beer Tasting Saturday

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ESCANABA — The Highland Golf Club Third Annual Fall Wine and Beer Tasting Event is Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Highland. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event, or in advance from Highland Club members or by calling 906-280-5810. Participants will have ...

LWV website has election information

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ESCANABA — The League of Women Voters of Delta County would like to direct voters to a free, non-partisan, voter education resource, VOTE411.org. It was created to provide a personalized voting guide that includes up-to-date information the voter needs to cast his/her ballot, including ...

Planner

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Today A.A., Three Fires building, 7 p.m. D Rd., Hannahville A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., 12 by 12 Study, 1500 N. 19th St. Escanaba. A.A., closed, Big Book Study, Hiawatha Behavior Health, 7:30 p.m., 125 N. Lake St., Manistique A.A., St. John Neumann Church, 7 p.m. CDT, ...

Business After Hours is Oct. 24

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ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is sponsored this month by Hilltop RV Superstore and Stewart Manufacturing, LLC. Business after Hours is a social event held each month and provides an opportunity to make valuable business contacts, ...

Laser tag returns to Bay College

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ESCANABA — Laser tag is returning to Bay College Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, in room 952 of the Joseph Heirman University Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Bay College Box Office. With 20 people being able to play at once, each ticket is good for one hour time block, with an ...

Part of Lake Shore Drive closed Thursday

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ESCANABA — The 1900 block of Lake Shore Drive will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, Oct. 18. It is expected to re-open by end of business on the same day. The closure is due to a new water service and sanitary sewer lateral being installed. This work should not affect the water ...

Plenty of pumpkins at area patches

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ESCANABA — Pumpkin season has arrived in the U.P., and there are plenty of pumpkins to be had by all. Whether it’s a pumpkin for decorating the stoop for Halloween, a pumpkin for a recipe, or one to bait the deer, the perfect pumpkin can be found at the many pumpkin stands in the ...

Board looks at job training program

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GLADSTONE — Multiple proposed projects which Gladstone Area Schools is involved with are moving on to the next phase of the Marshall Plan for Talent funding application process, Superintendent Jay Kulbertis said. Kulbertis gave members of the Gladstone Area Schools Board of Education an ...

Esky schools receive good audit report

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Board of Education heard the outcome of an audit covering the 2017-2018 Escanaba school year Monday night. Audit Manager Michael Sparling, of the auditing firm Rehmann, presented a slide show highlighting the findings. The general fund revenues budget revealed the ...

Coast Guard approves anchor ban in Straits

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MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says ships can’t drop anchor in the Straits of Mackinac unless they have permission. The area between Michigan’s two peninsulas has an oil pipeline, known as Line 5, as well as electrical cables. The Coast Guard says the goal is to ...

Voter forum planned on Oct. 24

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ESCANABA — The League of Women Voters of Delta County, in conjunction with the American Association of University Women and the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, announces a candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m,. at the Escanaba City Hall. The forum will feature candidates for the ...

Suicide awareness film comes to Bay

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ESCANABA — mDelta County Communities That Care (CTC) will present a special screening of Suicide The Ripple Effect Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at Bay College’s Besse Center Theater in Escanaba. With strong endorsements from some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts, ...

Manistique Public Safety promotions set

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Public Safety Department announces the promotions Public Safety Officers Kevin Smith and Mark Russell have been promoted to sergeant. Sgt. Kevin Smith is a 18-year veteran of the department, beginning his tour of duty with Manistique Public Safety on Aug. 21, 2000. ...

Friends of Libraries Week coming

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ESCANABA — The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library invite everyone to come “Check us out” October 21 – 27 is the 13th Annual National Friends of Libraries Week. This week celebrates the Friends and what they do for the library. If you like what you see at the library, consider ...