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Lawmakers finalize budget deal

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan would spend more to address debt in the teacher retirement system and to fix aging infrastructure under a budget deal that was finalized Monday, after Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers reached a compromise to steer more newly hired school employees into a ...

Board OKs financial ‘Plan B’

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board approved a budget plan for the 2017/18 school year during their regular meeting Monday. Over the past few months, board members have been presented with two budget plans — “Plan A” and “Plan B” — with the only difference between the two ...

District looks at state plans

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GLADSTONE — As work continues on the process of developing Michigan’s state budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, Gladstone Superintendent Jay Kulbertis once again gave an update on the process to members of the Gladstone School Board during the board’s regular meeting Monday. Last month, ...

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Esky man gets prison for armed robbery

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ESCANABA — An 18-year-old Escanaba male was sentenced to two to 10 years in prison for robbing $268 from a local motel clerk held at knifepoint last summer. The judgment was handed down in Delta County Circuit Court on Monday. Jacob Allen Christopher Jones pleaded guilty to larceny from a ...

Water plant releases wastewater into lake

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ESCANABA — Due to several large rain events in the last week, the Escanaba Wastewater Department was forced to by-pass approximately 300,000 gallons of primary effluent, partially treated wastewater, to the outfall on Sunday, June 18, according to a press release. The by-passing event was ...

Ryan promises tax overhaul this year

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising to overhaul the tax code by the end of the year despite political divisions among Republicans and a crowded legislative agenda for Congress. Ryan is due to give a speech on tax reform Tuesday afternoon to the National Association of ...

Isabella Community Hall meeting set

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ISABELLA — The Isabella Community Hall will hold its seasonal meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. Discussion will be on the ice cream social, to be held on July 29.

DNR to hold Haywire Trail meeting

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MANISTIQUE — The Michigan DNR and the Hiawatha National Forest will hold a public meeting on the Haywire Trail heritage project at the Comfort Inn in Manistique on Friday, June 23, from 6 to 9 pm. Attendees will learn more about the project and have an opportunity to share important heritage ...

Daily Planner

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Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., Manistique (rear entrance). A.A., closed, Group Study, Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, open, ...

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In this Daily Press file photo, members of the Gladstone youth football group walk alongside their float during a past Fourth of July celebration in Gladstone. The Fourth of July is just around the corner, but festivities and events in the Upper Peninsula won’t end with Independence Day.

Event-filled summer planned for U.P.

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ESCANABA — Summer officially begins Wednesday, and the Upper Peninsula has wasted no time planning a full calendar of events and festivities to keep residents and visitors busy throughout the season. According to Executive Director of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce Vickie Micheau, ...

Teamsters retirees meet June 21

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ESCANABA—The Teamsters Retiree Club of Delta County will meet on Wednesday, June 21, at the Escanaba Civic Center, located on 225 N. 21st St. Lunch is at noon with a meeting to follow at 12:30 p.m. The lunch menu will include a ham roll-up, au gratin potatoes, green beans and peaches. ...

Snyder backs officials amid charges

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LANSING — An apologetic Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was largely silent last year when criminal charges were brought against state officials over Flint’s man-made drinking water crisis, except to say some “bureaucrats” had failed residents and that he was focused on the city’s ...

Pain management workshop offered

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ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA plans to schedule a chronic pain management workshop the MTEC center on Bay College campus. 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. People find ...

Brewing class looks for students

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ESCANABA — Residents wanting to learn how to brew beer will soon have the chance to take a course at Bay College in Escanaba that will teach the ins-and-outs of becoming a brew master. Brew 101-Brewing Science will be offered during the fall semester at Bay and will allow participants in ...

Pancake breakfast July 4 in Trenary

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TRENARY — The annual Trenary 4th of July pancake breakfast will be hold on July 4, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Trenary Community Building, M67, Trenary. This fundraiser supports local groups each year, with this year begin hosted by the Superior Central School football program. The ...

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Delta County Veterans Service Officer David Dziewior is pictured in his office at the Delta County Airport recently.

Veteran service officer settles into new role

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ESCANABA — Since January 2016, David Dziewior has served as a full-time veterans service officer (VSO) for Delta County. Dziewior said things have been going well in the position so far. “The response from the community and the support from the county has been nothing short of ...

Experts to create Great Lakes tsunami warning

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ANN ARBOR (AP) — Experts are meeting in Ann Arbor this week to discuss a tsunami warning system for the Great Lakes. Scientists say tsunamis happen on the lakes, although many are too small to notice. In fact, the lakes average 106 such events a year. In the oceans, tsunamis are caused by ...

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In this June 5 photo, Greg Busch sits on his Busch Oceanographic PC1201 submersible sitting in the parking lot of Busch Machine Tool Supply in Freeland, Mich. The submarine will be used by University of Michigan researchers to look for prehistoric civilization under Lake Huron.

Explorers to search for prehistoric life under Great Lakes

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TITTABAWASSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A submarine will be used by University of Michigan researchers to look for prehistoric civilization under Lake Huron. The decades-old yellow submersible, PC1201, will take explorers to the Alpena-Amberley Ridge, where researchers believe there is a ...