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Growing U.P. Ag Association meeting set

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ESCANABA — The Growing U.P. Agriculture Association (GUPAA) and Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) will host an annual meeting and educational program highlighting sandhill crane ecology and crop damage management. The event will take place April 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ...

Escanaba plans utility information meeting

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ESCANABA — Escanaba city staff will be holding an informative meeting on proposed utility rate increases on Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. in city council chambers. This will be one hour prior to the scheduled regular city council meeting. City Manager Patrick Jordan and Water/Wastewater ...

Freedom From Smoking class offered

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ESCANABA — The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking Program has helped thousands of people quit smoking. Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties is offering this free seven-week quit smoking class on Wednesdays, April 24 to June 5, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the public health ...

Roses from Rotary

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Jordan Beck | Daily Press Escanaba Rotary Club President Rena Richtig, left, and club member Sarah Slagstad prepare roses at the Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Monday. The roses were given to residents of area nursing homes as part of an annual club program.

‘Dark store’ hearing ahead for Esky

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ESCANABA — Representatives of the city of Escanaba will be heading to Lansing for a Michigan Tax Tribunal hearing on a dispute between the city and Menards next month. Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan gave community leaders an update on the dispute during a Delta County Joint Governmental ...

Esky schools award bid for security cameras

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board awarded DS Tech a bid to supply security cameras and switches for summer installation Monday night. Escanaba Area Public Schools (EAPS) is one of four school districts locally who were awarded grant money from the Michigan State Police 2019 Competitive ...

Adoption agency sues after state settlement

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LANSING (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies sued the state of Michigan on Monday, challenging a settlement that prevents them from refusing to put children in LGBT homes for religious reasons. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed the lawsuit in western Michigan’s U.S. District ...

Chamber building gets donation

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Courtesy photo John Burrows and Niki Skerbeck, Skerbeck Entertainment Group, offer a $10,000 donation to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vickie Micheau and the Commerce Center team. The gift contributes to the remaining funds needed for the multi-use complex located on the U.P. State ...

Uppertunities tourism conference coming

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ESCANABA — Uppertunities, an annual business and tourism conference, is set for May 21 at the Island Resort and Casino Convention Center. The conference will offer a day of tourism and professional development-oriented breakout sessions on subjects ranging from social media tools, business ...

USDA offers funds for habitat projects

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EAST LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of conservation financial assistance for farmers and forest landowners to improve food sources for honey bees and habitat for the golden winged warbler on private lands. Applications submitted to the USDA ...

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, ...

Sanitary sewer overflow in Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Wastewater Treatment Plant reported there was a sanitary sewer overflow Monday. There were no health or environmental concerns in connection with the overflow. At approximately 7:30 a.m., the city was informed of a discharge that was occurring on the corner of 3rd ...

Community grief group luncheon set

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ESCANABA — As an extension of our community grief groups, OSF Hospice will host luncheons for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support. The next luncheon is Wednesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Drifters Family Restaurant, ?710 N. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba. No ...

Visitor restrictions lifted at St. Francis

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ESCANABA — The number of regional influenza cases has shown a significant decline over the past weeks. As a result, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, is discontinuing its request for the public to limit visits to the hospital. The hospital had strongly encouraged ...

Robot helps homebound students

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ESCANABA — Students in the Escanaba Area Public Schools will start to see an additional “student” roaming the hallways soon. MoBot is making its way up and down the hall at the Escanaba Upper Elementary and into classrooms this spring. The ultimate exclusion a child can face while sick ...

GOP states embrace tax hike for roads

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LANSING (AP) — After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some lawmakers in several Republican-dominated states have decided it’s time to make a big exception and are pushing for tax increases to fix roads that are crumbling from years of neglect. In the past month alone, the ...

Sav-Mor IGA dates back to 1940s

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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 Sav-Mor IGA in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Sav-Mor IGA — a grocery store that has been active in the community for decades ...

Schoolcraft Transit Authority gets grant

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MANISTIQUE — Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital presented a $10,000 grant to Schoolcraft County Transit Authority recently. The community health needs assessment conducted in 2016 concluded that transportation was a barrier for many individuals in our community. In the past, Schoolcraft Memorial ...

Players to present ‘Moon Over Buffalo’

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ESCANABA — Players de Noc will present Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo.” The play is directed by James Soderberg and production stage manger is Mary Smale Opening Friday, April 26, and running through May 4, “Moon Over Buffalo” is a comedic romp, which centers on George and ...

Planner

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Today A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., closed, St. Thomas School, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Dual Recovery, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, ...