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Esky soldier part of D-Day reenactment

ESCANABA — An Escanaba resident recently participated in the 73rd anniversary D-Day reenactment in Normandy, France. According to Lewis Ostrander it was an experience he will never forget. Ostrander, 20, leaped from an airplane into Normandy with American, German and French paratroopers ...

Man gets jail for selling ‘gummy candy’ LSD

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was recently sentenced to nine months in jail for selling narcotics in Escanaba, according to police and court records. Samuel Robert Good, 24, of 1810 1st Ave. S., Escanaba, was arrested last December on three counts of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture ...

Man gets prison term for assault, intimidation

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who assaulted a woman and then later intimidated the victim, was recently sentenced to up to five years in prison. Blair Lawrence Pryal, 35, of 610 N. 18th St., Escanaba, was arrested last year for assault by strangulation, a 10-year felony, in connection with an ...

New substation faces issues, delays

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s new North Side Substation — recently constructed behind the city’s public works complex — has some kinks to work out before it can be put into service, council and Electrical Advisory Committee (EAC) members were informed Wednesday. “Everything went good with ...

Relay for Life returns to Escanaba Friday

ESCANABA — Relay for Life of Delta County returns this Friday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. The event will continue into Saturday until 10 a.m. According to Cindy Groleau, one of the organizers of the event, Relay for Life helps raise funds and ...

Flag Day ceremony to be held tonight

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 annual Flag Day program was postponed because of rain Wednesday. It will be held tonight at the Karas Memorial Band Shell in Ludington Park. The program begins at 7 p.m., with patriotic musical selections by the Escanaba City Band, directed by Bruce ...

Man sentenced on cocaine charges

ESCANABA — A Wilson man who was arrested on several drug charges following a traffic stop in Perkins last year was sentenced to nine months in jail Monday in Delta County Circuit Court. Rodney Lee Frye, 23, and a female were arrested by the Delta County Sheriff’s Department following a ...

Traffic stop leads to meth arrests

GLADSTONE — A vehicle stop lead to the arrest of two ­people on meth charges ­Wednesday night in Gladstone, according to Gladstone Public Safety officers. It also lead to the discovery of a meth manufacturing site. The incident occurred on the 1200 block of South Lake Shore Drive at 8:17 ...

Congress heads back to work after shooting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The business of the House was resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol police. The assailant, ...

Most in US think Trump meddled in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A clear majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to interfere with the investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling and possible Trump campaign collusion, a new poll shows. Just one in five support his decision to oust James Comey from the ...

Children’s theatre preps for show

ESCANABA — More than 50 local students are involved with a Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Gulliver’s Travels” at the Bonifas Arts Center this week. Performances will be held there at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday. According to Sue Roll, business director for the Bonifas Center, ...

County jail project moves forward

ESCANABA — The process is moving along to construct a new jail at the Delta County Service Center on College Avenue in Escanaba where a 25,057-square-foot addition will be built to house a state-of-the-art facility. “It looks like it’s going to be on time and on budget,” commented ...

House OKs bill to fight opioid abuse

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday approved legislation that would create an opioid prescription abuse program for school districts and to let Medicaid pay for patient detoxification and rehabilitation services for people with addictions. The bills also would prevent doctors from ...

Free summer lunch program kicks off

ESCANABA — Escanaba and Gladstone school districts will be starting their summer food service program, Meet Up and Eat Up, on June 19. The lunch program provides a free nutritional meal to kids 18 and under throughout the summer months. In Escanaba, Meet Up and Eat Up will take place at ...

Man killed in deer and motorcycle collision

SPALDING TOWNSHIP — An Ontonagon man was killed in Menominee County when a deer ran into his motorcycle Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department. Keith Andrew Guzek, 53, was traveling east on U.S. 2, near Pine Street in Spalding ...

Man opts for jury trial in methamphetamine case

ESCANABA — A Rock man arrested this spring on felony meth charges has opted to be tried by a jury in the fall in Delta County Circuit Court. Randy Scott Norden, 40, is scheduled for a four-day trial Sept. 5-8. He is charged with one count of operating/maintaining a meth lab, a 20-year ...

Lake levels predicted to be highest in decades

DETROIT (AP) — A wet spring season has experts predicting that summer water levels for the Great Lakes could be higher than normal and above last year's mark through early fall. The Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Detroit District announced ...

Teacher pension deal reached

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders reached a budget deal Tuesday that would automatically enroll newly hired school employees in a 401(k)-only retirement plan unless they opt into a costlier pension benefit within 75 days. The change would apply to teachers ...

Health chief charged in Flint water probe

FLINT (AP) — The head of the Michigan health department was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, the ­highest-ranking member of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to be snagged in a criminal investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water. Nick Lyon is accused of failing to ...