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Escanaba City Band performs tonight

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Band will perform at the Karas Band Shell in Ludington Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. with a rain date of Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Bruce Cassell, selections for the evening will include: “Moments to Remember,” “Country Cookin’,” ...

Astronomical group sets eclipse program

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ESCANABA — The Delta Astronomical Society (DAS) will present two informational sessions for the public at the Escanaba Public Library on the upcoming solar eclipse. According to DAS, Escanaba will experience a partial eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, lasting over two hours with about 75 percent of ...

YMCA childcare taking applications

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ESCANABA — YMCA childcare is now accepting fall enrollment for the 2017-18 school year. The Tuesday/ Thursday preschool program runs from 9 a..m. to noon at Cameron Elementary School in Gladstone. Cost is $425 per semester. . Before and after school programs are geared towards school age ...

Backpack stolen at Esky beach

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ESCANABA — A local teen recently reported his backpack was stolen while he went swimming at the Escanaba city beach, according to a larceny report filed by Escanaba Public Safety. Sometime between 5 and 7 p.m. on July 24, an Adidas backpack containing Nike shoes, an iPod, and a cell phone ...

Construction spending falls in June

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending declined in June for the second time in three months, as spending on government construction projects plunged by the largest amount in 15 years. Construction spending fell 1.3 percent in June, the biggest drop since a 1.8 decline in April, the ...

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Airstream enthusiasts Carry Ensign and Bob Petersen of Clear Lake, Minn., pack up to leave Escanaba Monday. Ensign and Petersen were in the area for the 60th Wally Byam Caravan Club International Rally.

Airstream rally has big economic impact on area

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ESCANABA — The 60th Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) Rally had a significant financial impact on Delta County, representatives of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses said. The event was held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds July 22-29. “Historically, the ...

Wells home heavily damaged in fire

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WELLS TOWNSHIP — A Wells Township home suffered major damage when a fire broke out early this morning, according to Escanaba Public Safety, which responded to the blaze. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were dispatched at 2:10 this morning for a structure fire at 6382 N. 3rd St. in ...

U.S. 2 and 41 closed due to fire

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ESCANABA — Firefighters are currently battling a fire at Pete’s Auto Wrecking located on U.S. 2 and 41. Until further notice, U.S. 2 and 41 from Ludington Street / North 30th Street, Escanaba to I Road, also known as the Hyde cut across. The highway is expected to be closed until at least ...

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Elegeert remembered for service to county

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ESCANABA — After the death of former Delta County Board of Commissioners Chair Thomas Elegeert last week, past and present members of county government shared their memories of working with him. Elegeert was a member of the Delta County Board of Commissioners for over three ...

Strangulation cases head to circuit court

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ESCANABA — Three men from Delta County and one man from Menominee County were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court on unrelated charges of strangulation. Joseph Edward Parkkila, 21, of 307 N. 15th St., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of assault with ...

Two people killed in multi-vehicle accident

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ST. IGNACE — Investigation continues into a multi-vehicle accident which claimed the life of two people Monday afternoon in western Mackinac County, according to Michigan State Police at the St. Ignace Post. A male and female were reported to have died from injuries received in the accident ...

After life without parole: Two savor freedom

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It’s just a few blocks from the house Earl Rice Jr. left behind as a teenager to the places he remembers. But after more than four decades in prison, he has ground to cover. Skirting Franklin Street’s neatly trimmed lawns in long strides, and praising the glories ...

Water work to close Escanaba streets

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ESCANABA — The 400 block of South 10th Street will be closed to all traffic today and is expected to re-open by end of the day. The closure is due to a defective water service. The 800 block of South 14th Street will be closed to all traffic on Thursday It is expected to re-open by end of ...

Concert planned Wednesday in Rock

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ROCK — Rock is hosting Wednesday evening concerts beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo. This week’s concert will feature the Rockaphellas. Other bands scheduled to perform this summer are as follows: Aug. 9 - Pat Feldhusen and Friends; and Aug. 16 - Generations. A chicken dinner will be ...

Portion of Sheridan Road closed Aug. 1-4

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ESCANABA — Canadian National Railroad will be replacing a railroad track crossing on Sheridan Road between 17th Avenue North and 20th Avenue North starting today. Sheridan Road will be closed to through traffic and a detour route will be designated using 15th Avenue North to North Lincoln ...

Cancer Alliance sets luminary fundraiser

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Cancer Alliance will be hosting a luminary fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in Ludington Park. Luminary bags are available now at the alliance office, located at 3430 Ludington Street in Escanaba, or the night of the event at the bandshell. Bags ...

Welcome to Medicare seminar offered

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MANISTIQUE — UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is offering a free seminar in the area to help people new to Medicare understand their benefits and choices. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Schoolcraft County Memorial Hospital ...

Defendants sentenced in court

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced on unrelated cases in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba. Mitchell Bruce McCullough, 47, of W201 Casino Lane, Wilson, pleaded no contest to assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and was sentenced to 12 months in ...

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Decked out school buses rip around a figure-eight track during the bus race portion of last year’s Armageddon on Wheels at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds. The demolition derby returns this year on Friday at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds and will feature bus races, gauntlet races, dueling tough trucks, and many others. Tickets are on sale now for $20 and can be purchased at Edward’s Collision Center, Midwest Truck Driving School, at the Island Resort and Casino, and online at www. armageddononwheels.com.

Armageddon on Wheels returns

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds will feature demolition derby action on Friday when Armageddon on Wheels returns. The derby, which begins at 7 p.m., will showcase a figure eight bus race, gauntlet race, bump n’ run, dueling tough trucks, and many more contests. Gates ...

Wisconsin duo win Cabela’s bass tourney

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ESCANABA — A pair of Wisconsin anglers left Delta County $3,600 richer Saturday as they captured the title in the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit tournament on the Bays de Noc. Josh Keeney, of Winneconne and John Berrens Jr., of Weyauwega, filled their limit of five with a half-hour ...