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Jenny Lancour | Daily Press
Daniel Joel Michalik, 48, a pharmacist from Manistique, sits in Scoolcraft County Circuit Court Thursday while his attorney, Sara MacGregor, explains his illegal possession and use of narcotics was due to an addiction to drugs which he was prescribed to treat a medical issue. Michalik was ordered to pay fines and costs while his sentencing is delayed.

Sentence delayed for Manistique pharmacist

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MANISTIQUE — A pharmacist from Manistique who stole narcotics for his own drug addiction while working at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital was ordered to pay $946 in fines and costs during his sentencing in Schoolcraft County Circuit Court on Thursday. Daniel Joel Michalik, 48, was also placed ...

Jordan Beck | Daily Press
Bay College Visual Structures student Rory Challier speaks about his animated short film “Unnecessary Apologies” during a reception for Bay’s fall 2017 student art show Thursday.

Bay art students take the spotlight

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ESCANABA — Bay College’s art students are sharing their work with the world by taking part in Bay’s fall 2017 student art show, currently on display in the Besse Center Gallery. An exhibition reception took place Thursday afternoon. Arts Faculty and Fine Arts Coordinator Kristine ...

Escanaba may join lawsuit against drug companies

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council is considering whether or not to join a class-action lawsuit against manufacturers of opioids in an effort to do something about the national drug problem that also has a major presence in the local community. City Attorney Ralph “B. K.” Peterson ...

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YAC gives grant to Holy Name School

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Courtesy photo Community Foundation for Delta County Board Member Will Carne Sr., middle, and Savannah Stein, Youth Advisory Committee co-chair, present a $1,800 check to Joe Carlson, principal of Holy Name Catholic School. The funds for the grant came from Delta County’s Youth Advisory ...

Bay faculty donations aid students

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ESCANABA — Faculty at Bay College spend their days with students. They teach classes, coordinate arts and events, support clubs and sports, mentor, and help students prepare for future university and professional careers. “We are committed to helping students,” says political science ...

LSSU Escanaba Center awards scholarship

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ESCANABA — Lake Superior State University has awarded its Escanaba Regional Center Scholarship for the semester that begins in January to Bethany Lemerand of Escanaba. Lemerand is earning a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice-corrections with a law enforcement minor through LSSU’s ...

Man killed by officers identified

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MARINETTE (AP) — Officials in northeastern Wisconsin have identified the man fatally shot by officers as a convicted felon from Virginia. Marinette County officials say 35-year-old Jesse Cole Shuping of Portsmouth, Virginia had been in the Marinette area for about six weeks and spent some ...

Visitor restrictions at Marquette and Bell

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MARQUETTE — Due to the high numbers of respiratory illness and influenza, UP Health System - Marquette and Bell have implemented visitor restrictions. The visitor restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. In an effort to protect our patients, the following restrictions ...

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‘Winter Wonderettes’ take the stage

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Haley Gustafson | Daily Press At left, Macy Neumier, who plays “Missy” in the Players de Noc musical “Winter Wonderettes” sings Hawaiian Christmas song “Mele Kalikimaka” during rehearsal for the musical Tuesday in Escanaba. Shows begins Friday at 8 p.m. and will continue Dec. 9, ...

Effort on to improve Rapid River park

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Business Association (RRBA) is starting a new campaign to help raise funds for a patio area at Masonville Township Park in Rapid River. The campaign is one of the ways the association is trying to improve and attract more visitors to downtown Rapid River. The ...

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press
 From left, Tonya Gartland, special events coordinator for the Delta Animal Shelter poses for a picture in a wintery back drop with shelter dog “Sophie,” along with Shelter Manager Sue Gartland with adoptable shelter dog “Spark,” at the shelter in Escanaba Wednesday. The Delta Animal Shelter will be hosting a Christmas open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. where pets can have their pictures taken with Santa Claus along with other activities.

Open house Saturday at animal shelter

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ESCANABA — Pets and their owners will have the opportunity to get in the Christmas spirit during the Delta Animal Shelter’s Christmas open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Shelter Manager Susan Gartland, the open house will feature a wide variety of activities ...

Jordan Beck | Daily Press
Lakeview Assisted Living Owner and Administrator Daryl Miron stands in the great room of his assisted living facility’s new memory care unit Tuesday. This unit is part of a 26,000-square-foot expansion to Lakeview.

Major expansion at Lakeview Assisted Living

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GLADSTONE — Local assisted living facility Lakeview Assisted Living recently completed a 26,000-square-foot expansion. To commemorate the addition to the facility, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house event were held at Lakeview last weekend. “This has been in the works for ...

New span of bridge to open Saturday

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WELLS — Traffic on the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River will be switched onto the bridge’s newly-constructed westbound span on Saturday, Dec. 9, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced in a press release Wednesday. The traffic reconfiguration is expected to ...

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Esky Pops to perform Christmas concert

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Courtesy photo On Friday, Dec. 22, The Esky Pops invites the community to a free holiday concert. The Esky Pops is an all-volunteer community pop choir led under the direction of Travis Dubord and Darin Spencer. The group will be performing a variety of pop and Christmas music selections for ...

St. Francis receives Top Hospital Award

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NOVI, Mich. — OSF St. Francis Hospital has received a Top Hospital Award. The award is given by the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, along with The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to ...

Pulmonary Support Group offered

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Pulmonary Support Group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, waiting for or has received a lung transplant, and their care givers. The next meeting is planned for Thursday, Dec. 14, in the DCH rehab gym, located on the main level of ...

Candy cane, food drive set in Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — The annual Christmas candy cane/can food drive event will take place Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Gladstone. Firefighters, family and friends from Gladstone Public Safety, Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department and the Escanaba Township Volunteer Fire Department will be ...

Community Grief Group meeting set

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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 ...

Homeless Shelter changes locations

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GLADSTONE — Covenant Church, 305 S. 9th St., Gladstone, will be the next host site for Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter beginning Sunday evening, Dec. 10. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check ...