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Cases sent to circuit court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Joseph Edward Goudreau, 34, of 7952 27.75 Lane, Rapid River, was bound over on the following two counts of controlled substance: possession of the analogue ...

Gladstone welcomes back Gus Macker

Community

GLADSTONE — The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will return to Gladstone June 10-11. Adding to the fun, this year the event will be held in conjunction with Crazy Daze and will feature fun for the whole family with basketball tournament play, sidewalk sales, food vendors, kids ...

Antique tractor club plans show, pull

Community

AURORA — The Northwoods Antique Tractor Club and the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Tractor Show and Horse Pull on Saturday, June 17, at the Aurora Ball Park. Grounds open at 8 a.m., with a tractor parade at 9 a.m., and the horse pulls at 1 p.m. Cost is $4 for adults, and kids ...

Election set to fill Kivela’s House seat

Community

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder announced a special election will be held in the 109th District of the state House of Representatives to fill the vacancy created by the death of state Rep. John Kivela. A special primary election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term will be held on ...

Gladstone Post to host Citizens’ Academy

Community

GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Gladstone Post will hold a Citizens’ Academy from June 8 to July 27. The eight-week academy will give citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of the MSP, understand the procedures troopers follow, increase their ...

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Nick Chenier, a greenhouse assistant at Chenier’s Greenhouse in Gladstone, waters flowers Tuesday. Chenier said that, while the area’s gardening season is just beginning, early sales have been strong at his ­family’s business.

Greenhouses kick off gardening season

Local News

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula’s gardening season is starting, and representatives of local greenhouses and gardening supply stores said things have been going well for their businesses so far this spring. “I would say that we’re just in the start, here,” Nick Chenier said. Chenier ...

Petitions OK’d for pot, prevailing wage

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use and repealing Michigan's prevailing wage law cleared a procedural step Thursday and will quickly begin collecting signatures needed to send the bills to lawmakers and potentially voters. The Board of State Canvassers approved ...

Mark, left, and Victor Majestic take a break after touring the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. Maryland resident Mark surprised Rapid River resident Victor by being his dad’s guardian for the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight trip to the nation’s capital. (Mining Journal photo by Renee Prusi)

Veteran has unexpected guardian for U.P. Honor Flight

Local News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Upper Peninsula Honor Flight helped pull of a huge surprise for Korean War veteran Victor Majestic, of Rapid River, during its Mission XII trip to Washington, D.C., Wednesday. Majestic was led to believe for the trip his guardian — each veteran on Honor Flight is ...

Panel: Raises for governor, officials needed

Local News

LANSING (AP) — A state panel recommended salary hikes Friday for Michigan's governor and other statewide officials, urging legislators to restore the pay and expense allowances they sliced by 10 percent seven years ago. The six-member State Officers Compensation Commission voted unanimously ...

1 provider to service federal student loans

Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department has announced it will move servicing of $1.3 trillion in federal student loans to a single provider. The department said Friday the change will improve customer service and increase oversight. No details were given on when the provider will be ...

John ‘Jack’ Beach

John ‘Jack’ Beach

Local News

GLADSTONE — John “Jack” Beach, 80, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Jack was born Dec. 1, 1936, in Gladstone, the son of William and Laura (Johnson) Beach. He was raised in Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone High School ...

Airstream Rally scheduled for July

Community

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba will be the site of the 2017 International Airstream Rally. Airstream members from across the United States, Canada, and Australia are expected to attend. Early worker members will begin arriving in early July with the largest ...

ATV/ORV safety class offered June 3

Community

ESCANABA — There will be an ATV/ORV Safety Certification Class at the DNR Pocket Park at the U.P. State Fairgrounds June 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Certification is required for any youth less than 16 years of age and any adult wanting to learn the fundamentals of safe riding and related ...

Memorial Day services planned

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta County Veterans Council will conduct five memorial services in Escanaba on Monday. May 29, starting at 9 a.m. at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Lakeview Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., and Ludington Park at 10 a.m. A wreath will be placed in the yacht harbor at the bridge, along with a ...

Antique tractor club plans show June 17

Community

AURORA — The Northwoods Antique Tractor Club and the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Tractor Show and Horse Pull on Saturday, June 17, at the Aurora Ball Park. Grounds open at 8 a.m., with a tractor parade at 9 a.m., and the horse pulls at 1 p.m. Cost is $4 for adults, and kids ...

Poultry swap set May 27 in Trenary

Community

TRENARY — Great Northern Poultry and Livestock Connection (GNPLC) will have their first swap/bazaar of the 2017 season at Holmquist Feed Mill in Trenary on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. GNPLC members can participate for free, and cost for non-members to sell is $5. Membership is ...

Babysitting safety classes offered

Community

ESCANABA — Northern Lights YMCA will hold a Safe Sitter classes on June 15, July 13, and Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 525, next to Bay Cafe. Cost is $66 for members and $100 for non-members. The YMCA provides participants with curriculum that is appropriate for the intellectual ...

Daily Planner

Community

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 ...

Social media: Small businesses need focus

Business News

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) When Snapchat went public this year, it was a reminder to many small business owners that they need to be part of the social media evolution. But which network? Snapchat? Facebook? Instagram? All of the above? Many owners opt for a ...

US households owe record amount

Business News

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. household debt reached a record high in the first three months of this year, topping the previous peak reached in 2008, when the financial crisis plunged the economy into a deep recession. Americans have stepped up borrowing over the past three years, yet the nature ...