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Historical society presentations at Bonifas

Community

ESCANABA — In conjunction with the exhibition Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940, on display now at the Bonifas Arts Center, the Delta County Historical Society will host two presentations in the studio space of the Bonifas Arts Center on May 7 and ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Benjamin Robert Malnar, 42, of 10291 22nd Road, Rapid River, was bound over on one count of illegal sale of medical marijuana as a registered primary caregiver ...

Audubon Club to meet on Wednesday

Community

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Audubon Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in room 961, Heirman Building, Bay College. This meeting is open to anyone interested in birding. There is no charge. This will be the final meeting of the Audubon Club ...

North Shore Boat Launch opens today

Community

ESCANABA — The North Shore Boat Launch will officially be open for the season today. Those using the facility are asked to take care around any dock debris found in the boat launch area. For more information contact the City of Escanaba marina harbor master at (906) 786-9614.

Irie retires from Manistique Public Safety

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Public Safety Department has announced the retirement of Sgt. Roger Irie, which took effect Tuesday. Irie’s retirement comes after 35 years of service to the citizens of Manistique and Schoolcraft County. His career with the Manistique Public Safety Department ...

Superior Health Foundation awards grants

Community

MARQUETTE – The Superior Health Foundation awarded more than $106,000 in health-centered grant funding at its Spring Grants Celebration on Wednesday evening at the Ramada Inn in Marquette. The Awards Celebration was sponsored by 44North. The Superior Health Foundation awarded $106,760.86 ...

Items sought for shelter rummage sale

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter will be collecting items for its Wags-A-Tail Rummage Sale. Drop-off days are Sunday, May 6, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, May 7, 5 to 8 p.m. The last day will be on Wednesday, May 9, 5 to 8 p.m. Any used household items will be taken except: clothes, shoes, ...

Mother’s Day 5K Color Run/Walk May 12

Community

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA – Delta Center will be hosting a Mother Day 5K Color Run / Walk in Escanaba on Saturday, May 12. The race will begin at 10 a.m. with the course starting and ending at the YMCA. There is a fee to participate. Participants will receive a short-sleeved white ...

Family Fun Park closing its doors

Local News

ESCANABA — Family Fun Park, Inc., located at 2929 3rd Ave. North in Escanaba, was sold last week and will close its doors permanently. The property, which featured bumper boats, go-karts, and adventure golf, and baseball batting cages, was purchased by Peninsula Federal Credit Union, which ...

New city clerk to be named

Local News

ESCANABA — The successor for retiring Escanaba City Clerk Bob Richards will be announced at tonight’s regular meeting of council, which added the agenda item after interviewing three candidates for the job Tuesday. Current City Clerk Bob Richards, 62, of Escanaba, is retiring after ...

ISD construction team recaptures first place title

Local News

ESCANABA — For the second year in a row, students in Jim Baxter’s construction trades program brought home first place honors Friday from the U.P. Construction Skills Challenge in Marquette. Two Delta-Schoolcraft ISD teams competed at the NMU Jacobetti Center against 17 other teams from ...

R/C car racing coming to Bark River raceway

Local News

BARK RIVER — This spring and summer, radio-controlled (R/C) car racing will come to Bark River International Raceway. Shawn Henderson of the Bark River Lions Club, who is organizing the races, said he is a longtime fan of the sport. “I’ve personally been into R/C racing since I was a ...

Courts

Community

DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Patrick Michael Connor, 54, of 221 S. 16th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with a high blood alcohol content and pleaded guilty to failure to report an accident to fixtures; four days jail, credit for one day served, three days jail ...

Right at Home: Sellers, give every room a role

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we’re not sure what to do with. But ...

Construction spending drops 1.7 percent

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending dropped 1.7 percent in March, the biggest setback in 11 months, with weakness in a number of sectors including the biggest plunge in home building in nine years. The March decline was the first monthly drop since last July and the biggest ...

New nursery decor with style

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press When it comes to creating the perfect sleep space for little ones, there are more fun options than ever. Styles range from haute to homespun, vintage to vanguard. A look at some of the best: ——— BLURRING THE LINES Traditional parameters like ...

Choosing and hanging shutters

Real Estate

By Melissa Kossler Dutton Associated Press Although glass and screens have eliminated the practical need for shutters, they’re still popular for decoration. “They add another layer of thoughtful detailing to a house,” says Ted Cleary, a landscape architect in Charlotte, N.C. But to ...

Marketing plan for area in final stages

Local News

ROCK — The Superior Trade Zone (STZ) — a state-sanctioned organization made up of municipalities from Delta and Marquette counties working together for future economic development — is fine tuning a marketing plan to attract business and investment to the region. STZ members met Tuesday ...

Future of current jail site examined

Local News

ESCANABA — With the Delta County Correctional Facility set to move to the Delta County Service Center later this year, the Delta County Board of Commissioners voted to work with the Michigan Municipal League and city of Escanaba on a request for qualifications (RFQ) process for the current ...

Pop Evil to perform at U.P. State Fair

Local News

ESCANABA — The band Pop Evil, formed by North Muskegon, Mich., native Leigh Kakaty, will rock the stage at the U.P. State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 18. Pop Evil is the latest grandstand entertainment to be announced by fair officials. Others include the group Hanson and country music act ...