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New troopers join the Gladstone Post

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GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police has announced the assignment of two new troopers to the Gladstone Post. Trooper Collin Hinman graduated as a member of the 134th Trooper Recruit School on July 12, 2018. Hinman is a native of Menominee and graduated from Northern Michigan University. He ...

Garden tractor pull standings listed

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U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers Inc. Points Standings as of Aug. 6 GLADSTONE — The point standing from the U.P. Tractor Pullers as of Aug. 6 are: Altered Stock 1st Gerard Church - 160 2nd Sonny Richer - 159 3rd Roy Chenier - 149 Pro Stock 1st Robert Locke - 157 2nd Robert ...

Tractor pull results from Aurora meet

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ESCANABA — U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers Inc. results from Aurora, Wis., Aug. 4: Altered Stock 1st - Gerard Church 2nd - Sonny Richer 3rd - Ben Anderson Pro Stock 1st - Gerard Church 2nd - Ben Anderson 3rd - Kevin Ford Modified 1st - Bob Westman 2nd - Don Wigand 3rd - ...

Lakestate Industries earns accreditation

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ESCANABA — CARF International announced that Lakestate Industries has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services: Job Development and Employment Supports, and Organizational Employment Services programs. The latest accreditation is the 11th consecutive ...

Mural taking shape in downtown Esky

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ESCANABA — A local artist is bringing the exterior wall of a downtown business to life. A mural of the Upper Peninsula and the silhouette of the Sand Point Lighthouse is being painted on the outer wall of De Grand, Reardon & Hall, P.C. Law Office at 517 Ludington St. According to artist ...

Volunteers needed to construct playground

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ESCANABA — The Webster Kindergarten Center will be holding a community-wide build at the Webster Elementary School on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. The school is looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time to help assemble, build and install new playground ...

For the Love of Cupcakes likes downtown locale

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ESCANABA — Local bakery For the Love of Cupcakes has made Escanaba a bit sweeter over the past few years. Kelli Van Ginhoven, the bakery’s owner, said her storefront opened on Ludington Street on Oct. 3, 2016. However, she had been baking for years before establishing the ...

Fatal shooting probed at Trout Lake rental cabin

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TROUT LAKE — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in Chippewa County over the weekend. At approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, troopers were dispatched to a rental cabin in Trout Lake after a report of a shooting. Upon ...

Area 4-H groups receive donations

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Courtesy photo Todd Maki, president and CEO of First Bank, Upper Michigan, announced a contribution will be made to the 4-H organizations in Delta, Marquette and Dickinson counties to provide the organizations with membership assistance for the youth of their counties. First Bank is joined by ...

Some wildlife make dramatic comebacks

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ESCANABA — Most people possess affections for wildlife, for a wide variety of reasons. There are many cases of successful species population recovery. However, not all of them have been equally welcomed by everyone. Bald eagles, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, black bears, ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Brian Scott Goodwin, 41, of 1600 S. 30th St., Lot 64, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to habitual offender - second offense notice and no contest to an underlying offense of larceny in ...

Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration set

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ROCK — The 75th annual Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1 with the parade at 11 a.m.. Parade entries are wanted — there is no charge to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded in several categories with a $200 top prize. For parade information call or email ...

U.P. State Fair kicks off Monday

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ESCANABA — Delta County residents and visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy both new activities and long-running traditions when the U.P. State Fair returns. This week-long event will begin on Monday, Aug. 13 and run through Sunday, Aug. 19. In an e-mail interview, Executive Director of ...

OSF sponsors Corporate Day at U.P. State Fair

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ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group will once again sponsor Corporate Day at the U.P. State Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 15. OSF St. Francis Hospital staff will be located in the Activities Tent near the Gate 9 entrance, from 12 to 8 p.m. The staff of OSF will offer ...

Hops on the Harbor returns to Manistique

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Elks Lodge 632 is holding the 3rd Annual Hops on the Harbor, Saturday Aug. 18, at the Manistique Marina. Festivities start at noon and end at 5 p.m. Michigan brewers will have over 35 beer and ciders to choose from. Reduced price advance tickets are available for ...

Uptick in canine influenza cases in Michigan

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LANSING — Since July 13, there have been 49 confirmed cases of canine influenza reported in Michigan. The cases have occurred in Huron, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne counties. In all of 2017, there were nine reported cases of canine influenza. Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a ...

Quinnesec man struck by cement truck injured

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NEGAUNEE — A 49-year-old Quinnesec man had non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a cement truck Thursday on M-95 in Marquette County’s Republic Township, Michigan State Police-Negaunee Post troopers said. Dean Lindblom was on foot about 10:05 a.m. near Witch Lake when he was ...

Woman arraigned on animal cruelty charges

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IRONWOOD — An Ironwood woman was arraigned on animal cruelty-related charges Wednesday. On the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 7, Crystal Marie Lotzer, 37, of Ironwood was taken into custody and lodged at the Gogebic County Jail facing a misdemeanor and a felony charge. While following up on an ...