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Escanaba Public Safety receives special recognition for educating the public on the safe use of child car seats and providing low-cost car seats to families. Pictured at Wednesday’s award presentation in Escanaba are, from left, Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning representatives Diane Curry and Jamie Dolan and Escanaba Public Safety representatives Lt. John Gudwer, Administrative Assistant Jennifer Spriks, and Director Rob LaMarche.

Public Safety awarded for car seat program

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ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety has received national recognition for its commitment to traffic safety, including a local program that educates and provides the public with children’s car seats. The National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders awarded the local police department ...

YMCA meets 2017 campaign goal

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ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA has met their 2017 Annual Campaign goal of $109,000. This is the fifth consecutive year meeting goal through the efforts of board members and more than 70 volunteer campaigners. According to Caron Salo, YMCA Fund Development Director, the YMCA hit its ...

Tuition increases approved at Bay

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ESCANABA — Bay College’s budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year was officially approved by the Bay College Board of Trustees during a special meeting Wednesday. The fiscal year will begin on July 1, 2017. The college’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes $8,878,629 in operating ...

Delta Conservation District meeting set

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GLADSTONE — The Delta Conservation District will host its 66th Annual Meeting on Tuesday August 8. Meeting activities include: social hour, dinner, election of 2 board directors, district program reports, awards, big tree contest winners, a presentation and door prizes. Candidates running ...

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Micheau named new director of visitors bureau

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ESCANABA — The Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau announced earlier this week that Robert Micheau will be serving as its executive director. According to a press release issued by the bureau, Micheau has nine years of experience in marketing, event planning, and public relations. A ...

Heart of the North holds e-board meeting

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BARK RIVER — The Heart of the North Lions Club will hold its monthly e-board meeting tonight at 6:45 p.m. at the Bark River Township Senior Center. The general club monthly meeting will be Thursday, July 6 at 6:45 p.m. at the Bark River Township Senior Center. Plan to attend and bring a ...

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Pictured at right, folk musicians Steve Schmeck and Sue Robishaw perform during the 2016 Pioneer Day in Manistique. The annual event features artisans, performers, food, and a look into the area’s history.

Pioneer Day returns this weekend

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MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft County Historical Society’s annual Pioneer Day will return to Manistique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manistique Marina Saturday. According to Schoolcraft County Historical Society Vice President Paul Walker, Pioneer Day has been a local tradition for 13 ...

Haywire Trail meeting set for tomorrow

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MANISTIQUE — The Michigan DNR and the Hiawatha National Forest will hold a public meeting on the Haywire Trail heritage project at the Comfort Inn in Manistique on Friday, June 23, from 6 to 9 pm. Attendees will learn more about the project and have an opportunity to share important heritage ...

Legalized pot linked to more car crash claims

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DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading ­insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, ­Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 ...

Pancake breakfast July 4 in Trenary

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TRENARY — The annual Trenary 4th of July pancake breakfast will be hold on July 4, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Trenary Community Building, M67, Trenary. This fundraiser supports local groups each year, with this year begin hosted by the Superior Central School football program. The ...

Daily Planner

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Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., Escanaba. 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., ...

Bay, LSSU streamline nursing degree

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ESCANABA — Bay College and Lake Superior State University (LSSU) have revised a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) completion program to make it possible for students to earn a BSN in four years. The agreement better coordinates Bay College’s associate degree in nursing (ADN) and general ...

District Court

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DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING C. John Jerry Helfrich, 31, of 615 Ludington St., No. 4, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with a high alcohol content and pleaded guilty to failure to stop after a collision; 13 days jail, credit for one day served; six months probation; ...

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Escanaba City Manager Jim O’Toole, at right, discusses development of a marketing plan for the Superior Trade Zone (STZ) Tuesday at Maple Ridge Township Hall in Rock. Also pictured is STZ Chair Scott Erbisch, Marquette County administrator.

Plan to market region in works

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ROCK — The Superior Trade Zone (STZ) — a state-sanctioned economic development zone in Delta and Marquette counties — is seeking consultants to create a marketing strategy that will attract businesses to the region. During a meeting at the Maple Ridge Township Hall in Rock on ...

County parks, ABATE hold fundraiser

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GLADSTONE — Delta County Parks and American Bikers ­Aiming Toward Education (ABATE) of Michigan Region 17 will host a joint fundraiser at Pioneer Trail Park this starting Friday night and running through the weekend. According to Delta Conservation District Executive Director Rory Mattson, ...

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Fletcher settles in as Esky superintendent

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ESCANABA — As of July 1, the Escanaba Area Public Schools district will have a new acting superintendent. According to Coby Fletcher, he and his family couldn’t be more excited to begin their journey in Escanaba. “We’re ready to make the transition,” said Fletcher in a phone ...

Delta County board talks unfunded liability

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ESCANABA — Members of the Delta County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the county’s Michigan Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) pension funding during their regular meeting Tuesday. Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman said that, while rising pension costs over ...

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Rock woman sentenced on methamphetamine charges

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ESCANABA — A woman from Rock — arrested this spring on felony meth charges — was sentenced to five months in jail Monday in Delta County Circuit Court. Angela Loraine Gutzman-Guerrero, 22, pleaded guilty to purchasing or possessing ephedrine/pseudoephedrine to make meth, a five-year ...

Michigan House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Laura Cox, R-Livonia, speaks with reporters after the House approved a $56.7 billion state budget on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Lansing, Mich. The Senate is expected to take a final vote Thursday. (AP Photo/David Eggert)

Michigan House OKs budget with more for at-risk students

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget Tuesday that includes significantly more funding for at-risk students and a modest boost in traditional state aid for K-12 districts. The spending plan was passed on 64-43 and 72-35 votes with many ...

Esky city band ­performs tonight

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Band will perform at the Karas Band Shell in Ludington Park on tonight at 7:30 p.m., with a rain date of Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Bruce Cassell is the director. Selections for the evening will include: “Fanfare & Flourishes,” “Exalation,” ...