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Schoolcraft tries to ease overcrowding at county jail

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MANISTIQUE — Issues with overcrowding at the jail have plagued Schoolcraft County for several years. Thursday afternoon’s Schoolcraft County Commission meeting continued the conversation as the search for solutions dominated its agenda. Commissioner Dan Hoholik reported the finance ...

New airport manager has passion for aviation

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ESCANABA — For incoming Delta County Airport Manager T.J. Reid, a passion for aviation has been a lifelong affair. Reid begins his new role on April 2. He replaces current Airport Manager Kelly Smith. According to Reid, he has had an interest in aviation for decades. “I actually ...

Two-vehicle crash claims life of woman

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MORAN TOWNSHIP — A woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday in Mackinac County’s Moran Township, State Police at the St. Ignace Post said. The accident occurred on U.S. 2 just west of St. Ignace at 8:15 a.m. The crash involved a westbound pickup truck and an eastbound minivan. ...

Ogle scholarship developed at Bay

Community

ESCANABA — The Mabel D. (Skip) Ogle Nursing Scholarship was recently established at Bay College to assist students enrolled in the Registered Nursing Program at Bay College. The scholarship is intended to follow the selected student through the nursing program and provide financial assistance ...

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Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., Talking Circle, 10 a.m., Hannahville Behavioral Health, 723-2552 A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed ...

Tri-County Safe Harbor speaker at church

Community

GLADSTONE — Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 920 Lake Shore Drive in Gladstone, will host speakers from Tri-county Safe Harbor Inc. on Tuesday March 13, at 6:30 p.m. The agency provides services to men, women, and children who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual ...

YMCA Nerf Night scheduled April 7

Community

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA’s Nerf Night will be held Saturday, April 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the YMCA’s gym. Boys and girls grades third through sixth are welcome to come on out to the YMCA for some foam dart fun. “The YMCA Nerf Night is a chance for the kids to get together ...

Career fair draws crowd at Bay

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ESCANABA — Area job-seekers networked with dozens of employers during Bay College’s annual career fair in Escanaba Wednesday. Bay College Registrar Becky Landenberger said the event has become an annual occurrence at the college. “This is the third year we’ve had it here on our ...

Community Foundation program helps needy kids

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ESCANABA — The non-profit organization, the Community Foundation for Delta County (CFFDC), has been providing students in need with weekend backpacks through its Feed-The-Kids Backpack Program for area students who may not be getting a sufficient amount of food at home. According to Gary ...

Record number of tips on Mich. school threats

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LANSING (AP) — Attorney General Bill Schuette says tips about safety threats in Michigan schools set a record in February with 670 reports. Schuette says there were 119 tips about planned school attacks last month, compared to 146 in all of 2017. Suicide threats were the most-reported tip ...

House OKs parole for ‘medically frail’ inmates

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LANSING (AP) — Legislation advancing in Michigan’s Legislature would let “medically frail” inmates be paroled. The main bill approved 94-14 by the Republican-controlled House Wednesday could initially affect 40 to 60 prisoners. The number could grow as the prison population ...

Snyder studying how to stop school shootings

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says his administration is studying “best practices” across the U.S. to combat gun violence in the wake of shootings at a Florida high school and at Central Michigan University. The Republican governor hopes to make a proposal “relatively soon.” He ...

Legislation to ensure tribes get child records

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation designed to ensure that Native American tribes in Michigan have access to state child protection records. Snyder says in a statement that the legislation signed “furthers our partnership with tribal governments in Michigan by ...

Youth in Art exhibit on display

Community

ESCANABA — The Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba joins the nation in an annual celebration, Youth in Art, and features artwork from Delta County students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Each year, approximately 1,000 pieces are submitted and on display in the galleries and the studio. ...

Event focuses on Master Gardener Program

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ESCANABA — The “Growing the Extension Master Gardener Program in the Upper Peninsula” presentation and recognition/potluck event will be offered by Michigan State University Extension. The program is Wednesday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delta County State University Extension ...

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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., ...

Community Grief Group meets March 13

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ESCANABA — Important healing takes place when people experience and express grief with people who understand the process and are able to provide caring support. A Community Grief Group meeting will be held Tuesday, March 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 322 S. Lincoln ...

Esky robotics competition is March 16-17

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba High School will be buzzing with people and robots as the 2018 Escanaba FRC district competition is underway March 16 and 17. The theme for this year’s competition is Power Up! The game involves two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot ...

Low profile, high style: kitchens that go with the flow

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational — pro chef’s lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved. But there’s a different story being played out by some ...

When renting, good credit can open doors

Real Estate

By Claire Tsosie NerdWallet When first-time renter Angelica Fattu-Logan, 20, started applying for apartments, she braced for rejection. But those rejections never came — in part because she had good credit. “I applied to about three or four different apartments, and they all accepted ...