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Individuals sentenced in circuit court

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated charges. Sarah Ellen Seymour, 30, of 103 N. 5th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to attempted controlled substance - possession of meth/ecstasy. She was sentenced to three months in jail and ...

Sheriff’s department begins water patrol

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ESCANABA — With around 211 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 514 miles of rivers/streams and nearly 6,000 acres of inland lakes and ponds, Delta County has an abundance of water recreational opportunities — especially in the summer months. Delta County Sheriff’s Department assigns two ...

Webinars on Back Forty Mine project

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MENOMINEE — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will host two online public meetings June 17-18 to inform the public about the Aquila Back Forty Mine applications and permitting process. The proposed project would be located in Menominee County in the ...

North Central gets new principal, superintendent

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POWERS — The North Central Area Schools Board of Education unanimously approved offering Jennifer Eichmeier a contract for the positions of elementary principal and district superintendent recently. Bruce Tapio, the current superintendent and high school principal, will be retiring this ...

MDOT announces lane changes on bridge

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WELLS — Eastbound and westbound traffic on the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River will be switched Saturday as the Michigan Department of Transportation’s work on the bridge continues. The traffic reconfiguration is set to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. One eastbound and one ...

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 ...

Kids on Kampus returns to Bay

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ESCANABA — A program giving students entering fourth through seventh grades an opportunity to have fun while learning at Bay College’s Escanaba campus is returning soon. Bay’s Kids on Kampus summer youth program is set to begin next week and continue through mid-July. Dean of Business, ...

Educators favor longer school year

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ESCANABA — Going into summer after completing another school year can be an exciting time for a student. But long gone are the days of having three full months off for summer vacation. School districts in the area finish their school years within the first few weeks of June now. The longer ...

Manistique mayor target of recall effort

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MANISTIQUE — Recall petition language focusing on Manistique Mayor Michael Perilloux has been submitted to Schoolcraft County. A clarity hearing of the Schoolcraft County Election Commission will take place in the district courtroom of the Schoolcraft County Courthouse Tuesday, June 18, at ...

Split House OKs plan to shift fuel taxes to roads

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LANSING (AP) — Sales taxes collected at the gas pump would be shifted to road repairs under a budget plan approved Thursday by the Michigan House, where majority Republicans called it a first step in response to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s call for higher fuel taxes to fix ...

Daily Press Student of the Year

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Jordan Beck | Daily Press Daily Press Publisher Corky Deroeck, left, presents a check to Daily Press 2019 Student of the Year Skylar LaPine Wednesday. LaPine, a Mid Peninsula School graduate who plans to pursue a career in the medical field, received a $1,000 monetary award from the Daily ...

Manistique amends city budget

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MANISTIQUE — A final round of amendments to the city of Manistique’s budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year was approved by the Manistique City Council during a recent meeting. In the original version of Manistique’s 2018-19 budget, total general fund revenues were listed as $2,235,468 and ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT ATTEMPTED RETAIL FRAUD Logan Clayton Boho, 26, of 1305 Ludington St. Apt. 1, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to retail fraud - attempted third; 12 days jail; six months probation; $1,150 fines and costs. DISORDERLY PERSON Jessica Lyn Siedlecki, 42, of 15 S. 3rd St., Gladstone, ...

Free skin screening on Saturday

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ESCANABA — On Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., dermatologists Dr. Milton Soderberg and Dr. Jordan Brooks from Marquette, Mich. will hold a skin screening at Bethany Lutheran Church 202 S. 11th Street in Escanaba. The screening helps identify early cancers. All are welcome, and the ...

Free vessel safety checks offered

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ESCANABA —The Marine Division of the Delta County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting free vessel safety checks June 21, 22 and 23. According to the office, the checks are free to the public and are used to guide and assist the public with ensuring the correct required items are on their ...

Antique Village to open this summer

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ESCANABA — Shop owners, managers and volunteers are preparing the Antique Village at the U.P. State Fairgrounds for Summer in the Village. Summer in the Village is open Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m. until Aug. 29. Select shops, a museum and community hall will be open with items to purchase, ...

Wet, cool weather hampers crop planting

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ESCANABA — Farmers in the area are planting their crops whether Mother Nature is helping or not. Cool and wet weather in May has made it sloppier to plant, but the seeds are getting in the ground. However, patrons of farmers markets may need to wait an extra week or two for a bounty to arrive ...

Camping for Cancer is Friday

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ESCANABA — The Ruth Butler Building at the U.P. State Fairgrounds will be abuzz with activity Friday, all centered around raising money for the Delta County Cancer Alliance. It’s called Camping for Cancer. From 4 p.m. to midnight, the Ruth Butler Building will have local vendors set up, a ...

Michigan House budget bars spending on new bridge

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s transportation department could be prohibited from doing work related to construction of a new bridge between Detroit and Canada under a spending bill advanced Wednesday by House Republicans, drawing criticism from opposing lawmakers who say Canada already ...

Camino De Santiago presentation at Esky library tonight

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library welcomes Escanaba native Judy Lindsey and Barbara Robidoux of New Hampshire to the library on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. for a program on the Camino de Santiago trail. The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way, is a 500-mile long trail in Spain that winds ...