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Veterans memorial dedication is Saturday

Community

NAHMA — A dedication ceremony for a veterans memorial in Nahma Township Park will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at the park in Nahma. The memorial will be dedicated to Richard Morrison, who died in June of 2016. Morrison served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II ...

Curtain’s up: Fall decor takes the style stage

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Theatrical silhouettes. Stirring colors. Compelling patterns. This fall, we’re seeing decor that confidently takes the spotlight, and the story’s got something for everyone. “It’s like midcentury modern has met Sophia Loren,” laughs New York-based ...

Virtual tech helps plan landscaping

Real Estate

By Katherine Roth Associated Press Just as virtual technology has become a common tool for anyone planning to repaint or redecorate a home, a growing array of apps can make landscaping easier too. But know when to use them, and when it would be easier to pull out an old-fashioned pencil ...

Multipurpose furniture: When a couch isn’t just a couch

Real Estate

By Katherine Roth Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping couch ...

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County preps for increased jail costs

Local News

ESCANABA — Delta County’s 2017-18 fiscal year will begin Oct. 1. In preparation, Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman gave a presentation on the county’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year to members of the Delta County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting ...

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Man gets prison for cocaine

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ESCANABA — A 25-year-old Bark River man was ordered to serve a minimum of three years in prison for selling cocaine during his sentencing in Delta County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Earlier this summer, Cody Edwin Clausen pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - ...

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Jace Moker stands with his grand champion steer “King” after being given the title at the beef cattle junior show Tuesday at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba.

Grand champion steer chosen at U.P State Fair

Local News

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 Jace Moker of Wallace. Collin Carlson, of Norway, raised the reserve champion. Lead judge Cory Edge of ...

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Man charged with arson for church fire

Local News

ESCANABA — A Gladstone male arrested in connection with a fire and vandalism at an Escanaba church that was broken into Monday evening was officially charged in Delta County District Court Tuesday. Thomas Andrew Harris, 19, of 901 Minnesota Ave., Gladstone, was charged with the following ...

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Rapid River man not guilty of child abuse

Local News

ESCANABA — A Rapid River man was found not guilty of child abuse following a two-day jury trial in Delta County Circuit Court last week. Joseph Brian Thibault, 45, of Rapid River, was bound over from district court to circuit court in 2016 on one count of third-degree child abuse, a ...

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Name of boating ­accident victim released

Local News

MUNISING (AP) — Authorities say a man who died in a boating accident on the waters of Lake Superior was a 59-year-old from suburban Detroit. Michigan State Police say the Alger County Dive Team located the body of Robert Louis of Lake Orion on Monday near the site of the accident near Au ...

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Former Escanaba Public Safety K9 officer dies

Local News

ESCANABA — A German shepard named Delila — a former K9 officer at Escanaba Public Safety — recently died, according to the local police department. Delila began working at Escanaba Public Safety in 2010 with the hiring of Public Safety Officer Gary Sovey, the K9’s handler. Delia ...

Escanaba City Band performs tonight

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Band will perform at the Karas Band Shell in Ludington Park Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with a rain date of Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Bruce Cassell, selections for the evening will include: “La Peri Fanfare,” “The World Turned Upside ...

Michigan Agency for Energy at fair

Community

ESCANABA — The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) will host an informational exhibit at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba to answer fairgoer questions about energy and telecommunications issues. This is the sixth year in a row that ...

Dress It Up Manistique returns for third year

Community

MANISTIQUE — The third annual Dress It Up Manistique Contest is in full swing. Do you know of a residence or business that should be recognized for its curb appeal? Maybe your property should receive some accolades. You’re encouraged to nominate your choice. Mayor Jan Jeffcott began the ...

Drone collects info in Garden, Stonington

Community

GLADSTONE — During the next four weeks, Michigan Technological University will conduct a series of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or “drone” flights over the Hiawatha National Forest on Stonington (Wedens Bay area) and Garden (Ogontz Bay area) Peninsulas. The Federal Aviation ...

Pepin selected for new Teacher Leadership Council

Community

LANSING — Dr. Gina Pepin from Escanaba Area Public Schools was chosen by the Michigan Department of Education as a member of the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council (MTLAC). She was selected from a pool of over 300 extraordinary applicants to serve with 23 other teacher leaders from ...

Tractor pull results posted for Aug. 11

Community

FLAT ROCK —Results from Aug. 11 tractor pull. Altered Stock—1st place, Sonny Richer; 2nd place, Duane Beauchamp; 3rd place Roy Chenier. Pro Stock—1st place, Terry Plouff; 2nd place, Gerard Church; third place, Bob Locke. Modified—1st place, Bob Westman; 2nd place, Vic Dumas; ...

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DDA question will not be on ballot

Local News

GLADSTONE — Gladstone residents will not see a question to abolish the city’s Downtown Development Authority on the Nov. 7 ballot despite the efforts of former city commissioner and current commission candidate Mike O’Connor. On July 31, O’Connor submitted a ballot initiative petition ...