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Column: Uppertunities teaches customer service

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ESCANABA — Once again, the organizations of the Delta County Commerce Center, UPWard Talent Council and Upper Peninsula community and economic development organizations are working together to host the 2018 Uppertunities Business, Tourism and Professional Development Conference. With a wide ...

Two honored for sales efforts at Cleary

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ESCANABA — Cleary Building Corp. Building Sales Specialists Greg Arnold Jr. and Phil Pasanen were recently recognized for outstanding sales performance in 2017. They work out of the company’s Escanaba, branch office. He won Cleary’s Excellence in Sales Award. The award is given to top ...

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Flying high on Little Bay de Noc

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Jenny Lancour | Daily Press Mike Ford of Gladstone, pictured above, packs away his snow kite after enjoying time on Little Bay de Noc along the Gladstone beach shoreline Tuesday evening. At left, one individual trains another in snow kiting as the sun sets in Gladstone. The Escanaba skyline ...

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Escanaba City Council reviews two proposed millage requests — one to fund road improvements and the other to fund road improvements and underground utility repairs — during its regular meeting at city hall Thursday. A public hearing is scheduled for March 1. Pictured, from left, are Ralph Blasier, Michael Sattem, City Manager Patrick Jordan, Mayor Marc Tall, Peggy Schumann, and Mayor Pro Tem Ron Beauchamp.

Public hearing set on road millage

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ESCANABA — A hearing will be held to receive public input on a proposed millage request seeking funds for road improvements and underground utility repairs in Escanaba at the city council’s next meeting, members decided Thursday. Council added the agenda item to Thursday’s regular ...

Heart health highlighted this month

Local News

ESCANABA — February is American Heart Month, and Kristi Steger of Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties shared some advice on how people in the area can improve their cardiovascular health this month and beyond. According to Steger, it is extremely important for people to keep their ...

Solar energy case could impact property owners

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ANN ARBOR (AP) — A Michigan resident is at the center of a solar energy taxation debate that could affect property owners statewide. The dispute revolves around how much value Mark Clevey’s residential solar energy system adds to his home and if that value should be taxed, the Ann Arbor ...

Whitmer removes her campaign manager

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LANSING (AP) — The campaign manager for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer resigned Thursday, a day after Whitmer said she received a credible report that he had engaged in “inappropriate behavior” in the workplace several years ago. Keenan Pontoni joined Whitmer’s ...

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Gladstone gets Dr. Cretens funds

Community

Courtesy photo The city of Gladstone was awarded a check for $164,401.15 Monday from the Community Foundation For Delta County for the Dr. Mary Cretens Trust Fund. The fund, left to the city by the late doctor, supports parks and recreation, Fernwood Cemetery, and the annual Gladstone Fourth ...

Computer coding for teens at Esky library

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library is celebrating “Teen Tech Week,” March 4 - 11 with a special workshop on computer coding for students in grades sixth through eighth. “Coding with Arduino” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. The class will feature hands-on ...

What makes good woodland habitat?

Community

ESCANABA — Habitat is a warm, fuzzy idea. However, specific management practices have important aspects that are not necessarily so. What makes good woodland habitat? One of the more common objectives heard from forest-owners is better “wildlife habitat.” Doubtless a worthy goal, but ...

Rock customers asked to let water run

Community

ROCK — The Rock Water System is requesting all customers to let their water run to prevent freezing pipes. Customers are advised to let water run in a stream the size of a pencil non-stop until further notice. “The best approach would be to run a hose to the outside of your home and not ...

U.P. Toastmasters advance in contest

Community

MARQUETTE — Bay De Noc Toastmasters member Will Vertz took first place at the Area N3 International Speech Contest in Marquette on Feb. 10. Second place went to Jan Wisniewski (pronounced John) of Superiorland Toastmasters. The two contestants will represent the Upper Peninsula as they ...

Hispanic/Latino group head to visit Bay

Community

ESCANABA — Dr. Felipe Lopez Sustaita, executive director of the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan, will visit Bay College on Monday, Feb. 26, to meet with Hispanic/Latino students and community members. Dr. Sustaita is meeting with Hispanic/Latino students throughout Michigan to gain ...

Blood drives planned in Esky, Manistique

Community

ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Riverside Auto-Ford in Escanaba with the bloodmobile from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For an appointment call Beth Ammel at 786-1130. For an appointment call Dave Guenther at ...

AARP offers tax assistance at library

Community

ESCANABA — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, and is celebrating its 50th year. The program offers free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 or older and are of low- to middle-income. Membership in AARP is not ...

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Sue Parker of Nyman Jewelers, Inc. with Aubre Lee Stewart at the RDI Diamonds booth during the 2018 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Winter Buying Show in Savannah, Ga.

Nyman Jewelers attends national jewelry buying show

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sue Parker of Nyman Jewelers, Inc. recently attended the 2018 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Winter Buying Show in Savannah, Ga. The three-day event, themed Savannah Sparkle, provided jewelers the opportunity to purchase new items at pre-negotiated prices, network with ...

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Lent begins

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Jenny Lancour | Daily Press Pastor Erik Heskin of Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba imposes ashes on the forehead of Jean Bourassa of Escanaba during the noon service on Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day of Lent, a season of fasting and prayer for Christians as they prepare for Easter.

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Remains of U.P. Pearl Harbor casualty coming home

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GLADSTONE — A Gladstone resident who for years helped identify sailors killed in Pearl Harbor in 1941 so their families could come to closure on their deaths was recently notified his brother’s remains will be coming home from the same battle. “The tears started to roll. I think I said, ...

Special Olympics tournament starts Friday

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ESCANABA — The 41st Annual U.P. Regional Special Olympics Basketball Tournament will take place Friday and Saturday at the Escanaba Area High School gymnasium. The tournament, sponsored by the Escanaba Noon Kiwanis for 41 years, will include more than 350 athletes, volunteer coaches and ...

Assault case set for trial

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man charged with allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old female by strangulation in Escanaba last year opted to be tried by a jury during a hearing in Delta County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Bronson William McKenzie, 21, was arrested on the 10-year felony following a ...