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DNR deer habitat grant deadline set

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced a March 1 deadline to apply for a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding in the Upper Peninsula. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to enhance ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 a.m. Yooper ...

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Jones students help animal shelter

Courtesy photo Mrs. Ferrari’s fifth grade at Jones Elementary School in Gladstone collected cans and sold candy bars donated by Thrivent Financial for the Delta Animal Shelter. The class collected $685.11, to help care for the animals. Pictured are: Sue Gartlans, Lia Sovey, Maggie Buckley, ...

Arts Center awarded grant for wooden boat history project

ESCANABA — The Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) recently awarded the Bonifas Arts Center (BAC) a $15,000 grant to support a “Wooden Boats Afloat: The Story of Traditional Boats” project. The project will document the role wooden boats played in shaping the development of the social, ...

Homeless shelter to switch location

GLADSTONE — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter moves to Covenant Church at 305 S. 9th St. in Gladstone this Sunday evening, Jan. 29. Volunteers are still needed to fill shifts on various dates that week. To see where volunteers are needed, call Ken 789-9589, or online at: ...

Arts alliance planning year to begin soon

MARQUETTE — Regional arts and culture advocates soon will meet at the Peter White Public Library, the January gathering to begin a 2017 planning year dedicated to the creation of a U.P. arts and culture alliance. Planning sessions will continue throughout 2017, said Pasqua Warstler, BAC ...

Defendants sentenced in court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced on unrelated charges in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba. The court convicted Jason James Goodwill, 45, of 5386 K Lane, Escanaba, of being a second-offense habitual offender with the underlying conviction of a sex offender ...

Cases sent to circuit court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Nick Robert Leonard, 26, of 1503 N. 16th St., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense, a one-year ...

Kindergarten screening set at Cameron

GLADSTONE — Gladstone Cameron Elementary School will be holding kindergarten registration/screening for all prospective kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year. The screening will be Monday, March 13, and Thursday, March 16. The screening will be at Grace Church, 528 28th St., ...

Father-daughter dance planned Feb. 11

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA and Radio Results Network have teamed up to host the annual Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance. This year’s dance will be Feb. 11. The event will be held at the Terrace Bay Inn in Gladstone from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for a father/daughter pair of tickets is ...

Website lists state House salaries

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, applauded a new website that increases transparency by providing taxpayers easy access to information about salaries for every employee of the Michigan House of Representatives, including lawmakers. LaFave said taxpayers rightfully demand ...

Cloverland Electric warns of phone scam

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Cloverland Electric reminds members to be aware of a phone scam requiring the person or business to pay their electric bill with a pre-paid debit card or the electricity will be shut off within 30 minutes. Utilities in Michigan and Wisconsin are seeing an increase in ...

Pulmonary Support Group started

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Pulmonary Support Group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, waiting for or has received a lung transplant, and their care givers. The next meeting is planned for Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Cardiac Rehab Gym located on the main level ...

Man pleads guilty to drug charge

ESCANABA — A Marquette County man arrested in Rapid River on a methamphetamine felony will be sentenced on two lesser charges next month in Delta County Circuit Court. Brad Michael Overly, 30, of Gwinn, was arrested on one count of possession of meth, a 10-year felony, in connection with a ...

Courts

DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Kyle Gregory Feathers, 24, of 1307 1st Ave. S., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; four days jail, credit for one day served; six months probation; $985 fines and costs. Melissa Lynn Hansen, 24, of 1088 10th Road, Bark ...

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Local residents in coverage of inauguration

Courtesy photo A Delta County couple was shown during Fox News coverage of the Trump Inauguration on Friday. Paul Neumeier, former Delta County GOP chair, and his wife, Marcia Neumeier, are shown above on Fox News coverage of the event.

Road weight restrictions on temporarily

ESCANABA — As a result of the continuous above freezing temperatures and ground thawing, weight and speed restrictions will be going into effect temporarily on all Delta County roads not designated as all season routes, beginning at 8 a.m. today. Restrictions will remain in effect until ...

Warm weather impacts trail conditions

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources warns that during this current stretch of warmer weather, riders using trails in many locations throughout the state may encounter poor conditions in low-lying areas and some areas exposed to the sun. Any trails with marginal snow and ...

Business After Hours is Wednesday

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at North Woods Place. This month’s Business After Hours is sponsored by North Woods Place – Enlivant. Attendees will be served hors d’oeuvres from Walmart Catering Services, beer tasting by Hereford ...

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Esky competes in High School Bowl

NMU photo The Escanaba Eskymos played the Wakefield-Marenisco Cardinals in the second round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 410-70. Representing Escanaba, seated from left, are players Tim Skytta, Bob Wils, team captain Josh Cooper and Kasey Nelson. Standing are alternates Luke ...