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Downstate steer tops at U.P. State Fair

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ESCANABA — The grand and reserve champion steers were selected Tuesday during the Beef Cattle Junior Show at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba. The grand champion is owned by Cami Miller of Clare, Mich. Danielle Scales, of Barbeau, Mich., raised the reserve champion. Miller, 18, ...

Officials dedicate Delta County Forest

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CORNELL TOWNSHIP — People involved with the establishment of the Delta County Forest attended a dedication ceremony for the community forest Tuesday. Delta County finalized its purchase of the 1,400 acres of land in Cornell Township — now being used for the community forest — from the ...

State to close U.P. prison by Dec. 1

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GOGEBIC COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) announced Tuesday that Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County will close in December. The prisoner population continues to decline statewide, allowing for a second facility to be closed in 2018 MDOC officials said. MDOC ...

Cancer Alliance Luminary is tonight

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Cancer Alliance Luminary Fundraiser will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Ludington Park. Luminary bags are available now at the Delta County Cancer Alliance office, 3430 Ludington St., or tonight at the bandshell. The Escanaba City Band will also be ...

No injuries reported in basement fire at home

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WELLS — No one was injured in a basement fire Tuesday in Wells Township. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Escanaba Public Safety officers were dispatched to 6507 H.25 Road in Wells after a report of smoke in the basement of a residence. When officers arrived, they discovered a single-family ...

Snyder appealing U.P. flood aid decision

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to reconsider a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny individual assistance to three counties in the Upper Peninsula. Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties suffered severe flood damage from ...

Esky City Band to perform final concert

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ESCANABA— The Escanaba City Band performs tonight tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Karas Band Shell in Ludington Park. Rain date is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The band will be sharing the stage with the Delta County Cancer Alliance during its Luminary Walk. The selections for the evening, under the ...

Food distribution for September set

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ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for early September. The program is for residents who qualify with household income below 200 percent (1 person-$2,010/month, two ...

Kitty Donohoe to perform benefit concert

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BARK RIVER — Emmy Award-winning songwriter Kitty Donohoe will perform Aug. 19 at Northern Sun Winery in the third and final “Funday Sunday” Benefit Concert of summer 2018. Her performance will be co-hosted by and will benefit programs of the Escanaba Kiwanis Club, including those that ...

Mobile food pantry for vets planned

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WILSON — A veterans mobile pantry will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Woodland Valley Gathering Park, N-15760 Hannahville B.1 Road, in Wilson, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Follow the signs down Hannahville Road and turn left after Sweetgrass Golf Course. Veterans will have to provide proof ...

Great Lakes Recovery Centers expands

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MANISTIQUE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers, a non-profit organization that provides a variety of behavioral health services across the Upper Peninsula, welcomes Carole Hare to the Manistique Outpatient Services office. She recently joined GLRC with a master’s degree in counseling and over 25 ...

Two suspects arrested in meth bust

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EWEN — Detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET), as well as agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (ATF) conducted an investigation in Ewen, Michigan that led to the arrest of a 28 year old female ...

Clear Lake holds Public Day, meeting

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ESCANABA — Clear Lake Education Center announces an upcoming Public Day on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to a guided tour of camp, sample educational activities, a natural history discovery table, canoeing, and swimming. Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy ...

U.P. State Fair begins

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Jordan Beck | Daily Press From right, Landen Hughes and Sophia Manninen put their dart-throwing skills to the test as game operator Greg Jensen looks on during Opening Night at the U.P. State Fair Monday. Today is the first full day of the fair, which will continue through Sunday, Aug. 19.

Gladstone rejects housing project land sale

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GLADSTONE — After hearing about a proposed mixed-income housing facility meant to replace Bayview and Fairview Manors during a work session last month, the Gladstone City Commission officially decided not to move forward with an option agreement for six acres of land in the North Shore ...

Esky schools to repair auditorium roof damage

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board discussed the first phase of a project to repair the roof of the auditorium at the Escanaba Upper Elementary School (EUE) during its committee of the whole meeting Monday. According to Escanaba Superintendent Coby Fletcher, the auditorium’s roof is in ...

Gladstone sells former Stropich building

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GLADSTONE — The former Stropich gas station building in Gladstone will soon have a new owner. The Gladstone City Commission voted to accept a proposal for the purchase of the building from Rock Electric Service, LLC during its regular meeting Monday. Before the board’s vote was taken, ...

Gladstone DDA reviews achievements

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission heard a review of what the Gladstone Downtown Development Authority (DDA) achieved last year during the commission’s regular meeting Monday. “On behalf of the Gladstone DDA board, (I’m) excited to be able to present the 2017 Calendar Year ...

Unidentified body found in Eastern U.P. lake

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ST. IGNACE — Police are attempting to identify a body found in a lake near St. Ignace Monday. Mackinac County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to Chain Lake at about 3 p.m. after a body was discovered floating in the lake by kayakers. The body is of a male who is approximately ...