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Library group sets ice cream social

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ESCANABA — The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library invites everyone to join them to celebrate its 30th anniversary at the Annual Ice Cream Social and Book Sale on Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. Cake and ice cream will be served while the Escanaba City Band plays in the library ...

Road, bridge repairs scheduled over summer months

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ESCANABA — Several major road and bridge repair projects will be taking place in the area over the coming months. Many of the projects will be undertaken by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). In Delta County, MDOT’s largest project involves the replacement of the U.S. 2 and ...

Esky kindergartens to consolidate

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board approved a proposal to consolidate kindergarten students at Webster Elementary School Monday night. The vote was 6-1, with Trustee Robert LaFave voting against the measure. The topic of making Webster the “kindergarten center” for the Escanaba ...

Escanaba School Board OKs budget cuts

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ESCANABA — Budget cuts were approved by the Escanaba School Board during its regular meeting Monday. The district is currently facing a shortfall of $1,023,797 for the 2018-2019 school year. However, this budget calculation does not take into consideration an over $230 per pupil ...

Update given on mining efforts in U.P.

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ESCANABA — Members of the Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance (UPEDA) converged at Bay College where they were updated on developments in mining and logging, as well as met with a Federal Reserve president on Monday. About three dozen members of the UPEDA attended the session at ...

Gladstone keeping eye on school funding from state

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GLADSTONE — Gladstone Superintendent Jay Kulbertis provided the Gladstone School Board with an update on Michigan’s state budget development process for the 2018-2019 fiscal year during its regular meeting Monday. “At this time of year, things really start to heat up at the state level ...

Schoolcraft Memorial Day Program set

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MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft County All-Vets Memorial Day Program will be held Monday, May 28. at 10 a.m. participants will assemble at the parking lot behind the Ford garage. At 10:30 a.m. the parade begins from Arbutus Avenue to Oak Street to Cedar Street to the Manistique High School gym. ...

Services planned on Memorial Day

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Veteran’s Council will conduct memorial services on Monday, May 28, at the following locations: Holy Cross Cemetery at 9 a.m., then at 9:30 a.m. Lake View Cemetery, Ludington Park Veteran’s Memorial at 10 a.m. At the bridge going to the Escanaba beach, a ...

Memorial services at Gardens of Rest

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Veterans Council will hold a memorial service at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery on Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m. Members of local veteran organizations will the conduct the service. Jimmy Bruce, of Escanaba, is the speaker, and Craig Woerpel, WDBC news director, is the ...

Allergy season arrives in the U.P.

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ESCANABA — Spring has sprung in Delta County — and, for many people, the arrival of this season coincides with an increase in allergy symptoms. Dr. John Klim, an ear, nose, and throat doctor at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, shared information and advice on ...

Pictured Rocks sees surge in visitors

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MUNISING (AP) — The National Park Service is seeking public input on how to manage a dramatic increase in visitors to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The lakeshore’s superintendent, Dave Horne, said the number of visitors has doubled over the last five years. Nearly 800,000 people ...

Technical Education Honor Society inductions

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Courtesy photo Thirteen students join returning honor society member, Cassandra Krenek, in the Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Technical Education Honor Society. Members have met criteria of technical skill achievement, excellent attendance, character, leadership and service to community. They join ...

Annual salmon tournament planned

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ESCANABA — The second annual Salmon Tournament, sponsored by the Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sportsfishermen, Inc., is July 14. Pre-fish will be held on Friday July 13, from 6:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tournament is Saturday July 14, from 6:15 a.m to 4 p.m. will be 80 percent payout. There will be a ...

County Road 430 bridge now closed

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ESCANABA — The bridge on County Road 430 (also known as Robin G Road) over the Escanaba River will be closed starting today and will not re-open until September when the project is finished. There will be a detour in place to use County Road 519, also known as I Road. For any questions ...

Free chronic pain workshop to be offered

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ESCANABA — A free chronic pain management workshop will be offered in May 2018 at the MTEC center, room to be determined. The chronic pain management workshop is a six week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed to help people living with chronic pain or loved ones caring ...

Planner

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Today A.A., cancelled, 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 Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear ...

Motel fire believed to be caused by cigarette

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ESCANABA — At approximately 1 p.m. Friday, Escanaba Public Safety was dispatched to the Sunset Lodge, located in the 6300 block of North 11st Street in Wells Township, following Delta County Central Dispatch receiving a 911 call about a structure fire. When officers arrived on scene they ...