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LaChance State Farm Agency offers variety of services

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Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is the Tom LaChance State Farm Agency in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Since it opened its doors earlier this year, things have ...

Non-motorized trails group plans events

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Non-Motorized Trails (DCNT) organization has officially been granted its tax exempt status recognizing the newly-formed group as a 501c3 non-profit organization. In addition to ongoing operational and organization efforts that have occurred during its first year, ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Noah James Olson, 26, of 1011 2nd Ave. N. Apt. 2, Escanaba, was bound over on a count of domestic violence with habitual offender - fourth offense notice, a ...

3rd Avenue North closed today

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ESCANABA — The city of Escanaba’s 3rd Avenue North paving schedule has been changed. Third Avenue North will be closed all day today from Stephenson Avenue to North Lincoln Road. Motorists should avoid this area and allow extra travel time. For any questions or concerns contact the city ...

Lakeview Cemetery clean-up reminder

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ESCANABA — Lakeview Cemetery reminds its lot owners to remove all flowers and planters by Oct. 21. Shepherds hooks may remain. Wait until fall clean up is completed before placing wreaths and winter arrangements on graves.

K-9 unit joins Manistique Public Safety Department

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MANISTIQUE — On Sept. 28, Manistique Public Safety K-9 Officer Craig Jankowski and Public Safety K-9 Narco graduated from the Northern Michigan K-9 Training Academy in Harrison, Mich., after attending one full month of joint K-9 training. K-9 Narco is a male German shepherd, 15 months old ...

Local resident to compete in Paralymics

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ESCANABA — Local martial artists Justin Rankin, who has cerebral palsy, is going to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 as a USA Taekwondo Paralympian. In addition, he has been awarded five gold and one silver medal in competitions this year and started teaching taekwondo in Escanaba at ...

United Way celebrates 75 years

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ESCANABA — The United Way of Delta County (UWDC) is currently in the midst of its annual fall fundraising campaign. UWDC Executive Director Julie Mallard said this organization is observing a major milestone in 2018. “It’s our 75th anniversary this year,” she said. While the UWDC ...

Esky road ­closures planned

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ESCANABA — There are three separate road construction projects affecting traffic within the city of Escanaba over the next two weeks. The areas of construction and dates for road closures are: 3rd Avenue North, North ­Lincoln Road to Stephenson Avenue On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the city of ...

Scramble for holiday workers already near fever pitch

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies that depend on holiday season sales will need more workers at a time when the ranks of the unemployed have dwindled to their lowest level since the recession. Envisioning an even tougher struggle than in recent years, many are taking steps they’ve not tried ...

Historic Blaney Lodge destroyed by blaze

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GERMFASK — The historic Blaney Lodge Bed and Breakfast located on M-77 in Germfask was destroyed by fire Thursday. According to a Facebook post on the bed and breakfast’s official page, no one was inside the building or hurt in the blaze. Cottages and other outbuildings were saved, and ...

Ison and McCarthy win Thank a Caregiver Awards

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ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has awarded two honorees for the Thank a Caregiver program. The program includes the international DAISY Award that recognizes the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care of nurses and the Sunflower Award, which ...

Play review: Night of one act plays a perfect fit

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ESCANABA — Audiences attending Players de Noc’s season opener, A Night of One Act Plays, will find the experience feels a lot like finding the perfect pair of jeans. It makes you look good, feel good, and fits like a glove, as if someone made it especially for you. The evening is comprised ...

Daily Planner

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Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

Chamber celebrates Delta County

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HARRIS — Delta County’s best were given a taste of German hospitality Thursday at the annual Delta County Chamber Dinner at the Island Resort and Casino. The Oktoberfest-themed event brought together distinguished community members, businesses and organizations for an evening of awards, ...

Players production begins tonight

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Jordan Beck | Daily Press Autumn Fournier, left, playing the role of “Kira,” and Jesse Traub, in the role of “Clyde,” participate in a dress rehearsal for the one-act play “I Don’t Mind That You’re Ugly” Thursday. Players de Noc will present a double feature including this ...

UPtoberfest efforts help community

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ESCANABA — Craft beer and wine festival UPtoberfest will return to Escanaba on Saturday, Oct. 13. Bay de Noc Brewers President Ben Harris spoke about the process of preparing for this year’s UPtoberfest, which is now sold out. Harris said his club’s efforts to get ready for UPtoberfest ...

Social Security checks will grow in 2019

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It’s the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch of low inflation, the cost-of-living ...

Gun owners donate to Honor Flight

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Courtesy photo Delta County Gun Owners Association members Jim Groos and Rolland Chabot present a check for $500 to Scott Knauf of UP Honor Flight. The Delta County Gun Owners Association thanks all veterans for their service. Contact UP Honor Flight at 906-280-2871 for information on ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — Individuals were recently entered pleas in unrelated cases in Delta County Circuit Court. Dustyn Alexander Mcnellis pleaded guilty to a count of police officer - assaulting/resisting/obstructing on Oct. 8. In exchange, the prosecution will dismiss another count of police officer ...