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mBank supports YMCA with donation to Annual Campaign

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ESCANABA — mBank, a longtime support of the Northern Lights YMCA, recently presented the organization with a contribution of $750 to benefit its Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign ensures the Y is available to all regardless of the ability to pay. “mBank is committed to supporting ...

U.P. Honor Flight prepares for takeoff

Local News

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight will depart on Mission XIV on Wednesday, May 23. According to President of the Honor Flight, Scott Knauf, 81 U.P. vets will be on the flight next week. Of the 81, three are World War II veterans, 19 are Korean War veterans and 58 are Vietnam ...

DNR seeks public input on Fayette plan

Community

FAYETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a new draft general management plan for Fayette Historic State Park. The DNR will host a public meeting Tuesday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Garden Township Hall, 6316 State St. Garden. The general ...

Escanaba schools put on lockdown

Local News

ESCANABA — A woman was has been arrested following a threat of violence against people at the Escanaba Junior/Senior High, which prompted the district to be on lockdown Friday, according to Escanaba Public Safety and the Escanaba Area Public Schools District. According to Escanaba Area ...

Man stabbed in Escanaba

Local News

ESCANABA — One man has been airlifted to the hospital and another lodged in the Delta County Jail following a stabbing that occurred Friday morning, according to Escanaba Public Safety. Public Safety officers responded to the 300 block of South 9th Street at approximately 8:16 a.m. after a ...

NMU Career Exploration Summer Camps

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MARQUETTE — Students in grades 7 through 12th will get hands-on experience exploring various careers in skilled trades on the campus of Northern Michigan University during the NMU Career Exploration Summer Camps. Student's have the option of attending half-day and full-day sessions where ...

Escanaba native to appear on Swedish reality show

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LOS ANGELES — Escanaba native and now California-based bassist Kevin Chown will soon take part in the eighth season of a highly-popular Swedish reality show. Chown has been a professional musician since the age of 15. He first made a name for himself as a member of 90s progressive metal ...

Daily Planner

Community

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

Rock Delta County to paint rocks today

Community

ESCANABA — Kids and families are invited to paint paint rocks for the community group, Rock Delta County, on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Painting will take place in the Delta Plaza Mall’s food court. Rock and paint supplies will be provided. Help spread kindness one rock at a time.

Alzheimer’s planning program Tuesday

Community

ESCANABA — A program by the Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter on legal and financial planning for Alzheimer’s and dementia will take place Tuesday, May 22 at the Escanaba Public Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The library is located at 400 Ludington Street in ­Escanaba.

Confident Caregivers program June 12

Community

ESCANABA — Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This program provides participants with ...

Thompson attends Excell Annual Conference

Business News

ESCANABA — Tracy Thompson, owner of Hiawatha Chef Supply of Escanaba and Appleton, is among nearly 450 who attended Excell Marketing and Procurement Group’s 2018 Annual Conference last month in Tucson, Ariz. The Wild West-themed conference attracted representatives of 119 dealerships and ...

Spring clean up time in Escanaba

Business News

ESCANABA — Spring time is traditionally the time to sweep out the dust and cobwebs that have gathered over the long winter and start the new season with everything clean and neat. Downtown Escanaba has been doing that for years. For more than 20 years the Downtown Development Authority has ...

Wanted: A new jail in Schoolcraft

Local News

MANISTIQUE — Schoolcraft County is planning to seek public approval for a millage request to fund the repurposing of the Manistique Light Guard Armory as a new Schoolcraft County Jail. The Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with this process during its regular ...

Downtown Esky Clean-Up Saturday

Local News

ESCANABA — Hundreds of volunteers will gather downtown this weekend for the annual Escanaba Downtown Clean-Up. Todd Beauchamp, an organizer of the event, said about 400 volunteers have pre-registered for Saturday’s event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon — rain or ...

Esky man who damaged store in circuit court

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man charged with six felonies including arson and assault following a stand-off with police at Elmer’s County Market in March will appear next in Delta County Circuit Court, however a date has not been set for his next appearance. Evan William Peterson, 33, of 1431 ...

Glish sworn in as new Escanaba city clerk

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ESCANABA — Escanaba’s new city clerk was sworn in during Thursday night’s meeting of the Escanaba City Council. Lisa Glish was hired as the new clerk by council during a May 3 meeting. She replaces outgoing clerk Robert Richards, who is retiring after serving the city for 25 years. ...

Mother Nature has songs of spring

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ESCANABA — Spring can be a noisy time in the natural world. The battles for territory and mates is often won or lost on voice. Frogs and toads offer some of the more interesting sounds. Most of us are aware that many birds claim territory with songs and calls. Robins and cardinals might ...

U.P. research center gets soil conservation grant

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EAST LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $74,277 matching grant to Michigan State University’s Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center to research and demonstrate soil health conservation practices. The funding was made available through the Conservation ...

Bay College honors Outstanding Staff

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ESCANABA — Bay College honored its 2018 Outstanding Staff during an awards banquet on April 18. Any Bay College employee, Board member, student, alumni, or community member may nominate a full-time or regular part-time exempt or non-exempt employee for the Bay College Outstanding Staff Award. ...