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Year in jail on shoplifting charge

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was recently sentenced to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of attempted first-degree retail fraud in Delta County Circuit Court. In addition to the jail term, Bryan Joseph Meyers, 40, of 1306 2nd Ave. N., Escanaba, was placed on probation for ...

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Today A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed meeting, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., rear entrance, Escanaba. N.A., Delta Drop-In Center, 8 p.m., 1500 N. 19th ...

Cedar River Bridge Walk is Sept. 2

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CEDAR RIVER — The Cedar River Bridge Walk, dubbed the “Biggest Littlest Bridge Walk,” will begin at 11 a.m. (CST) on Saturday, Sept. 2, on the south end of the Cedar River Bridge on highway M-35 at Hirsch’s Cedar River Pub and Grill. The bridge walk will take the festival goers, after ...

Volunteer firefighters holding raffle

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CEDAR RIVER — The Cedarville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual raffle tickets are on sale. Prizes listed on the ticket include: first prize, Winchester XPR .270 w/Scope; second prize, CVA Optima .50 Black Powder Scope/Cs.; third prize, SA Sport Ambush Crossbow/Scope; and fourth and fifth ...

Ice cream social Tuesday in Bark River

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BARK RIVER — The annual ice cream social, hosted by the Bark River American Legion Auxiliary 438, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bark River Sports Complex pavilion. Participants can build their favorite sundae or have a root beer float, along with bars and ...

LaFave hosts August office hours

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ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain is hosting office hours in August for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “Local office hours is one of my priorities,” Rep. LaFave said. “In order for me to fight for U.P. values, it is crucial for me to sponsor these ...

Pain management workshop offered

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ESCANABA — A chronic pain management workshop is being offered at the MTEC center starting on Wednesday, Sept. 6. 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 for one ...

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Fairgoers check out a newly-born calf and lambs at the Miracle of Life Pavilion during the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba Wednesday afternoon. The pavilion provides educational opportunities for people to learn about the agricultural industry.

Miracle of Life a favorite at fair

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ESCANABA — The Miracle of Life Pavilion was full of fairgoers Wednesday, as spectators gathered to see newly born lambs and calves during the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba. The pavilion is known for featuring live animal births, along with agricultural displays, informational booths, ...

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Gov. Rick Snyder gets ready to ride an off-road vehicle from Hermansville to Escanaba Wednesday. Snyder was in Hermansville  to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a recently-completed multi-use trail connecting these communities.

Snyder dedicates multi-use trail

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HERMANSVILLE — Gov. Rick Snyder did the honors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a recently-completed multi-use trail connecting Hermansville to Escanaba Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was held at the Thomas St. Onge Vietnam Veterans Museum in Hermansville. The event began with some ...

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Farm animal issue raised in Manistique

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MANISTIQUE — A section of Manistique’s city ordinance pertaining to the keeping of farm animals in the city was discussed by members of the Manistique City Council earlier this week. They spoke about this topic during their regular meeting Monday. Discussion was sparked by a request from ...

At The Fair

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Today Honored Citizens Day - Active military, retired military and veterans - free admission with DD 214 military service verification form or county or state issued ID Native American Day - reduced admission with CDIB/Tribal Membership Card Delta County Chamber Lunch with Governor ...

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Man dies trying to spread father’s ashes in lake

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AU TRAIN (AP) — A Michigan man died on a boating trip he was taking to pour his father’s ashes into Lake Superior. Robert Louis, 59, died shortly after he and six other passengers fell out of their wooden kit boat near Au Train on Sunday. Louis’ brother, John “Joe” Louis, said the ...

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In a photo provided by the Michigan Department of Transportation, work continues on the E&LS Railroad bridge over U.S. 2 and 41. MDOT is planning to close U.S. 2 and 41 to eastbound and westbound traffic at the Escanaba River from 9 p.m. on Sept. 5 to 6 a.m. on Sept. 8.

Escanaba River Bridge to close Sept. 5-8

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WELLS — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to completely close the Escanaba River Bridge between Escanaba and Gladstone from 9 p.m. on Sept. 5 to 6 a.m. on Sept. 8. The closure had originally been planned for August, according to MDOT Communications Representative for the ...

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Rotary helps End the Silence

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Courtesy photo Jeff Slagstad, president of the Rotary Club of Escanaba, presents a $1,000 check to Bruce and Cindy Bintner of the End the Silence Walk. This year’s walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 9.

Forest Association there for landowners

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ESCANABA — The largest share of Michigan’s forest area is owned by individuals. Some of these individuals belong to an association dedicated to the care of these woodlands, and their owners. The Michigan Forest Association (MFA) has about 540 members. That’s not a huge number, given ...

Library plans back-to-school celebration

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ESCANABA — The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library invite the public to an open house at the library on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is planned to coincide with National Library Card Sign Up Month and will showcase library resources and programs for students and ...

Bay College offices closed Aug. 23

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ESCANABA — All Bay College offices at both campuses (Escanaba and Iron Mountain) will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 23, for employee training. The Bay College Bookstore will be open for business from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fall 2017 semester begins on Monday, Aug. 28. More information can ...

Escanaba beach, Webster pool closing

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ESCANABA — The Webster Wading Pool’s last day of operation for this season will be Saturday. The Escanaba Municipal Beach’s will close for the season on Sunday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters raffle winners

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ESCANABA — The 52 Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters gun raffle winners are: 320 - Nick Akerly Ruger, 165 - Brian Ruechel, 113 - Gerald Bideman, 872 - Andrew Anderson, 836 - Mark Irving, 309 - Joanna Thorbahn, 053 - Jessica Pelto, and 523- Roger Charbonneau.

Mobile food pantry visits Aug. 31

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ESCANABA — A mobile food pantry for veterans and emergency personnel will be held at Escanaba SDS Church, 210 S. Lincoln Road, on Thursday, Aug. 31, starting at 11 a.m. Food is free but identification is required to take part, which can include: DD214, enhanced driver’s license, VA ID, ...