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Bark River-Harris in High School Bowl

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Courtesy photo The Bark River-Harris Broncos played the St. Ignace Saints in the first round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 230-180. Representing Bark River-Harris, seated from left, are players Luke Rivard, team captain Raquel Leisner, Eden Oswald and Madelynn Mosher. Standing are ...

LaMarch is Bay TORCH Award winner

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ESCANABA — Jessica LaMarch is Bay College’s quarterly December – February 2019 TORCH Award winner. LaMarch works at Bay College as the director of admissions. She is recognized for her work as noted in the following: LaMarch is nominated due to her conscientious and competent approach to ...

Schoolcraft foundation approves grants

Community

MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation Board of Directors approved six mini grants totaling $4,250 in its spring grant round on Nov. 12. Awarded were three from the Kellogg Fund: $100 to our Youth Advisory Committee to buy food and snacks for its monthly meetings; $2,929 ...

Planner

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Today 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, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, ...

Christmas in the Village

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Clarissa Kell | Daily Press Jim Yoder and Robert Willis prepare a fire to roast chestnuts at the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association Museum Friday. The association held its annual Christmas in the Village event Friday and Saturday. The event featured food, Christmas music and a visit from ...

Angel trees provide Christmas wishes

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ESCANABA — As red kettles are a recognizable sight during the Christmas season, so are paper angels on a Christmas tree. The Salvation Army in Escanaba has put up three Angel Trees this year. Each angel on the tree represents a child that is in need of a gift for Christmas. Donations can be ...

Swedish Pantry is a local staple

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Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is the Swedish Pantry in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — The Swedish Pantry, a local restaurant offering Swedish and American ...

Credit union backs financial classwork

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Courtesy photo Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union recently awarded a $500 financial education stipend to Gladstone High School teacher Erika Fix. The stipend was funded by both Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union and the Michigan Credit Union Foundation. Fix, an economics and personal ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Marshall Henry Bumstead, 20, of 9088 Maplewood Dr., Apt. No. 2, Berrien Springs, pleaded guilty to a probation violation. He was sentenced to 20 months in prison and given credit ...

MSU Extension offering crop programs in U.P.

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CHATHAM — A series of educational program targeting farmers, large and small, is planned for three U.P. locations. These meetings will address questions posed by local farmers concerning soil nutrient balances as reported on soil tests, soil microbial activity and its impact on crop ...

Diabetes Prevention Program in Jan. 15

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ESCANABA — Are you at risk for developing diabetes? Have you been told you have prediabetes, a borderline high blood sugar, or a history of gestational diabetes? If so, the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) may interest you. NDPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program ...

Dagenais Foundation helps civic center

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ESCANABA — The Robert and Jeanine Dagenais Foundation made a contribution to the after school program that is held at the Catherine Bonifas Civic Center. The Robert and Jeanine Dagenais Foundation is made possible by donations from Riverside Auto Group and First Bank. The after school program ...

Christmas weekend in Escanaba

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Santa Claus shares a laugh outside in the at Christmas in the Village with Rose Shiel. Santa was set up in the Old Schoolhouse in the village for children to visit on both days of the event. The village, located at the U.P. State Fairgrounds, is open today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost of road salt skyrockets

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ESCANABA — The cost of road salt has been on the rise, and local road commissions and public works departments have been impacted by this increase in different ways. According to Delta County Road Commission (DCRC) Managing Director Jody Norman, the cost of road salt this year for the DCRC ...

Hand washing – how not to get sick this flu season

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ESCANABA - The placards are in every business’ bathroom, “employees must wash hands before returning to work”. Something as simple as washing hands can help prevent many illnesses, respiratory, diarrheal, food-borne and travel-related. During flu season, washing hands is even more ...

Escanaba Christmas Parade

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Friday night was a chilly one in Escanaba, but that didn’t stop local residents from watching and participating in the city’s annual Christmas parade. Above, people riding on a parade float for Gene’s Towing express the theme of this year’s parade (“906 Christmas”) by getting cozy ...

Big Bay, Gladstone in High School Bowl

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Courtesy photo The Big Bay De Noc Black Bears played the Gladstone Braves in the first round of High School Bowl and were defeated by a score of 190-50. Representing Big Bay De Noc, seated from left, are players Abigail Matheny, Bailey Davis, team captain Rylie Lawrence and Holli Stapleton. ...

Homeless shelter changes locations

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ESCANABA — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by Church of Christ, 5079 18th Rd in Soo Hill, beginning this Sunday evening, Dec. 9. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. A new volunteer training is being offered Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Bay College ...

Community Grief Group meets Dec. 11

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ESCANABA — Important healing takes place when we experience and express grief with people who understand the process and are able to provide caring support. The Community Grief Group provides a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows you the opportunity to be supported by ...

Column: Winter tourism update

Business News

ESCANABA — Delta County is an amazing place any time of year, but winter offers special experiences for visitors that are worth telling the world about. Our access to nature offers guests a variety of options when they visit including ice fishing, snowmobiling, trail sports like cross country ...