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City accepts grant for infrastructure

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GLADSTONE — A $770,004 state grant that will fund the creation of plans to manage Gladstone’s stormwater and wastewater infrastructure as well as pay for a study to update the city’s wastewater plant were accepted by commissioners during their regular meeting Monday. Commissioners ...

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Board: Fletcher ‘effective’ as superintendent

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba school board evaluated Superintendent Coby Fletcher Monday during an executive session that took place following the committee of the whole meeting Monday. According to School Board President,Dan Flynn, Fletcher’s evaluation went very smooth. “We’ve had a good ...

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Escanaba man gets prison for shaking two-month-old son

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ESCANABA — A 20-year-old Escanaba man was sentenced to prison Monday after he admitted he intentionally injured his two-month-old baby by shaking the infant to make him stop crying. Delta County Circuit Court Judge John Economopoulos ordered Dylan James McMillan to spend a minimum of six ...

80 parcels of Michigan land for sale in sealed-bid auction

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is auctioning off 80 parcels of surplus public land, mostly in the central and northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula. The sealed-bid auction begins Tuesday and runs through Jan. 10. Properties range in size from less than 1 acre (0.4 ...

Candy cane, food collection in Gladstone

Community

GLADSTONE — The annual Christmas candy cane/can food drive event will take place Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Gladstone. Firefighters, family and friends from Gladstone Public Safety, Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department and the Escanaba Township Volunteer Fire Department will be ...

Pulmonary Support Group offered

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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, Dec. 14, in the DCH rehab gym, located on the main level of ...

Visitor restrictions at Marquette and Bell

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MARQUETTE — Due to the high numbers of respiratory illness and influenza, UP Health System - Marquette and Bell have implemented visitor restrictions. The visitor restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. In an effort to protect our patients, the following restrictions ...

Daily Planner

Community

Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., Manistique (rear entrance). A.A., closed, Group Study, Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, open, ...

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press 
Finnish exchange student Lari Nuutinen, center, sings Finland’s national anthem while holding Finland’s flag with his Escanaba High School classmates Wednesday during a celebration held for Finland’s 100th anniversary of being an independent country. Students participating around the flag, from left, are Escanaba juniors Jenna Pease, Cassandra Kreneck (hidden), Nuutinen, Heather Bergstrom, Brendan Bennett, and Fiona Lindberg.

Finnish student celebrates in America

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ESCANABA — A Finnish exchange student at Escanaba High School celebrated a momentous day for his home country of Finland Wednesday with his friends here in Escanaba. Finland celebrated becoming an independent country 100 years ago Wednesday. To commemorate the occasion, junior government ...

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Lorne Watson will be presenting his World Music and Percussion residency program to Escanaba students thanks to an Arts in Residency grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Escanaba Schools awarded Arts in Education Residency Grant

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ESCANABA – The Escanaba Area Public Schools were awarded an Arts in Education Residency grant for $6,208 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA.) This award brings percussionist and arts educator Lorne Watson into the schools to present his World Music and ...

Jordan Beck | Daily Press
Gladstone resident Rusty Aird gets some exercise on an elliptical trainer at the Northern Lights YMCA Delta Program Center. Health and Wellness Coordinator Amy Fudala said people can be both happy and healthy during the holidays by taking a few simple steps.

Healthy holidays are possible

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ESCANABA — With the holiday season in full swing, area residents may not think they have time to focus on their health. However, Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Northern Lights YMCA Delta Program Center Amy Fudala said people can be both happy and healthy this time of year by taking a ...

Clock starts for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp of the nation’s tax code in three decades and prove they can govern after their failure to dismantle Barack ...

Part-time Legislature group seeks signatures by mail, ads

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LANSING (AP) — Organizers of a ballot drive to make Michigan's Legislature meet part-time are pushing for more signatures by mail and through advertising. The Clean Michigan Government ballot committee announced the plan Monday. Spokesman John Yob says the group is two-thirds toward ...

Bill could reduce costs for medical patients

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LANSING — Legislation authored by State Rep. Beau LaFave to protect Michiganders receiving transportation for medical reasons was recently approved in the Michigan House of Representatives. LaFave said this bill, which deals with air ambulances for non-emergency patients, is meant to protect ...

Bloodmobile comes to Escanaba Thursday

Community

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center bloodmobile will be at Riverside Ford, located at 2625 Ludington Street on Thursday, Dec. 14. from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sponsored by Riverside, the blood drive is important event in the constant struggle to meet high demands. All blood ...

Christmas parade float winners listed

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ESCANABA — Escanaba Christmas Parade float winners have been announced. They are: Youth Category: Troop 5253/Pack 414 - first place; Pack 408 - second place; Troop 5258, third place. Open Category: Bishop Noah Home - first place; Elmers County Market - second place; Our Savior Lutheran Church ...

Daily Planner

Community

Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open Delta Women’s Group, Central United Methodist Church, 6:15 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United ...

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press 
Escanaba Meijer Store Manager, Jeff Kietzman, shows what is arguably one of the hottest toys of the season, “L.O.L. Surprise Tots Dolls” at the store Tuesday. According to Kietzman, the dolls are one of the hardest things to keep on Meijer’s shelves.

Some hot toys in big demand

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ESCANABA — With Christmas right around the corner, kids are putting together their wish lists and hoping for some of the hottest toys of the 2017 holiday shopping season that seem to be flying off the shelves at local stores both big and small. One popular toy the Escanaba Meijer store ...

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press 
Representatives from the Community Foundation for Delta County are shown with backpacks that are used for the foundation’s Feed-The-Kids program, which provides area students in need with a backpack of food during weekends. The foundation is seeking the community’s help to support the program. Envelopes for donations towards it can be found in today’s Daily Press. Shown, from left, are First Vice Chair David Williams, Gary LaPlant, CEO and president of the Community Foundation for Delta County, and Charles Becker, board chair.

Community Foundation seeks funds for Feed-The-Kids program

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ESCANABA — The Community Foundation for Delta County (CFFDC) is seeking the community’s help to support its Feed-The-Kids program. The foundation is collecting donations for the program through envelopes inserted in today’s edition of the Daily Press. According to Gary LaPlant, CEO and ...

Tribe gets into tobacco business

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BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tobacco Company (KBICTC) soon will be putting its permit to manufacture tobacco into effect after receiving approval Nov. 27 from the federal Tax and Trade Bureau. According to Jennifer Misegan, vice president of the Tribal Council, KBIC started ...