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Fairgoers check out a newly-born calf and lambs at the Miracle of Life Pavilion during the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba Wednesday afternoon. The pavilion provides educational opportunities for people to learn about the agricultural industry.

Miracle of Life a favorite at fair

Local News

ESCANABA — The Miracle of Life Pavilion was full of fairgoers Wednesday, as spectators gathered to see newly born lambs and calves during the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba. The pavilion is known for featuring live animal births, along with agricultural displays, informational booths, ...

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Gov. Rick Snyder gets ready to ride an off-road vehicle from Hermansville to Escanaba Wednesday. Snyder was in Hermansville  to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a recently-completed multi-use trail connecting these communities.

Snyder dedicates multi-use trail

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HERMANSVILLE — Gov. Rick Snyder did the honors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a recently-completed multi-use trail connecting Hermansville to Escanaba Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was held at the Thomas St. Onge Vietnam Veterans Museum in Hermansville. The event began with some ...


Farm animal issue raised in Manistique

Local News

MANISTIQUE — A section of Manistique’s city ordinance pertaining to the keeping of farm animals in the city was discussed by members of the Manistique City Council earlier this week. They spoke about this topic during their regular meeting Monday. Discussion was sparked by a request from ...

At The Fair

Local News

Today Honored Citizens Day - Active military, retired military and veterans - free admission with DD 214 military service verification form or county or state issued ID Native American Day - reduced admission with CDIB/Tribal Membership Card Delta County Chamber Lunch with Governor ...


Man dies trying to spread father’s ashes in lake

Local News

AU TRAIN (AP) — A Michigan man died on a boating trip he was taking to pour his father’s ashes into Lake Superior. Robert Louis, 59, died shortly after he and six other passengers fell out of their wooden kit boat near Au Train on Sunday. Louis’ brother, John “Joe” Louis, said the ...

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In a photo provided by the Michigan Department of Transportation, work continues on the E&LS Railroad bridge over U.S. 2 and 41. MDOT is planning to close U.S. 2 and 41 to eastbound and westbound traffic at the Escanaba River from 9 p.m. on Sept. 5 to 6 a.m. on Sept. 8.

Escanaba River Bridge to close Sept. 5-8

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WELLS — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to completely close the Escanaba River Bridge between Escanaba and Gladstone from 9 p.m. on Sept. 5 to 6 a.m. on Sept. 8. The closure had originally been planned for August, according to MDOT Communications Representative for ...

rotary silence

Rotary helps End the Silence


Courtesy photo Jeff Slagstad, president of the Rotary Club of Escanaba, presents a $1,000 check to Bruce and Cindy Bintner of the End the Silence Walk. This year’s walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 9.

Forest Association there for landowners


ESCANABA — The largest share of Michigan’s forest area is owned by individuals. Some of these individuals belong to an association dedicated to the care of these woodlands, and their owners. The Michigan Forest Association (MFA) has about 540 members. That’s not a huge number, given ...

Library plans back-to-school celebration


ESCANABA — The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library invite the public to an open house at the library on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is planned to coincide with National Library Card Sign Up Month and will showcase library resources and programs for students and ...

Bay College offices closed Aug. 23


ESCANABA — All Bay College offices at both campuses (Escanaba and Iron Mountain) will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 23, for employee training. The Bay College Bookstore will be open for business from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fall 2017 semester begins on Monday, Aug. 28. More information can ...

Escanaba beach, Webster pool closing


ESCANABA — The Webster Wading Pool’s last day of operation for this season will be Saturday. The Escanaba Municipal Beach’s will close for the season on Sunday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters raffle winners


ESCANABA — The 52 Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters gun raffle winners are: 320 - Nick Akerly Ruger, 165 - Brian Ruechel, 113 - Gerald Bideman, 872 - Andrew Anderson, 836 - Mark Irving, 309 - Joanna Thorbahn, 053 - Jessica Pelto, and 523- Roger Charbonneau.

Mobile food pantry visits Aug. 31


ESCANABA — A mobile food pantry for veterans and emergency personnel will be held at Escanaba SDS Church, 210 S. Lincoln Road, on Thursday, Aug. 31, starting at 11 a.m. Food is free but identification is required to take part, which can include: DD214, enhanced driver’s license, VA ID, ...

Veterans memorial dedication is Saturday


NAHMA — A dedication ceremony for a veterans memorial in Nahma Township Park will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at the park in Nahma. The memorial will be dedicated to Richard Morrison, who died in June of 2016. Morrison served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II ...

Curtain’s up: Fall decor takes the style stage

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Theatrical silhouettes. Stirring colors. Compelling patterns. This fall, we’re seeing decor that confidently takes the spotlight, and the story’s got something for everyone. “It’s like midcentury modern has met Sophia Loren,” laughs New York-based ...

Virtual tech helps plan landscaping

Real Estate

By Katherine Roth Associated Press Just as virtual technology has become a common tool for anyone planning to repaint or redecorate a home, a growing array of apps can make landscaping easier too. But know when to use them, and when it would be easier to pull out an old-fashioned pencil ...

Multipurpose furniture: When a couch isn’t just a couch

Real Estate

By Katherine Roth Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping couch ...


County preps for increased jail costs

Local News

ESCANABA — Delta County’s 2017-18 fiscal year will begin Oct. 1. In preparation, Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman gave a presentation on the county’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year to members of the Delta County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting ...


Man gets prison for cocaine

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ESCANABA — A 25-year-old Bark River man was ordered to serve a minimum of three years in prison for selling cocaine during his sentencing in Delta County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Earlier this summer, Cody Edwin Clausen pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - ...