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Securitecture President Joseph Mrak, right, discusses plans for the new Delta County Correctional Facility as County Administrator Ryan Bergman looks on.

Jail plans get revamped

Local News

ESCANABA — Delta County officials met with representatives of Kalamazoo-based architectural firm Byce and Associates, Neenah, Wis.-based company Miron Construction, and Noblesville, Ind.-based security consulting firm Securitecture to tweak plans for the new Delta County Correctional Facility ...

Meijer gas station opens today in Esky

Local News

ESCANABA — Openings of the first Meijer stores in the Upper Peninsula are officially just weeks away. The Grand Rapids-based retailer is confirming May 18 as the opening date for its new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie. The gas stations at each store officially open ...

Man jailed in kidnapping, assault case

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MENOMINEE — A Wallace man remains lodged in Menominee County Jail without bond after being arrested for failing to appear in court regarding pending charges of kidnapping and rape. Kevin Michael Ihander, 43, of N6278 U.S. 41, Wallace, was charged last year with one count of kidnapping and ...

Morgan announces candidacy for U.S. House seat

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TRAVERSE CITY — Retired Marine Corps officer Matt Morgan has announced his candidacy for Congress on the Democratic ticket representing Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. “I’ve spent my life putting service before self. Now I’m seeking that same opportunity, but this time at ...

Bill to help ID people with special needs

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LANSING (AP) — Legislation designed to help identify lost or injured people with special needs will soon reach Gov. Rick Snyder. Michigan allows for the fingerprinting of children under age 17 if parents or guardians request it. The Legislature voted Wednesday to let parents and guardians ...

Kids Fishing Day set at Camp 7

Community

RAPID RIVER — Hiawatha National Forest, together with numerous partners and volunteers, will once again be sponsoring Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, June 10, at the Camp 7 Lake Campground. This year marks the 26th Anniversary of the event. The purpose of Kids Fishing Day is to introduce ...

Two terms expiring on Delta-Schoolcraft ISD

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Board of Education will have two vacancies when the terms of incumbents Mary Simonsen and Jon Haindl expire on June 30. They may seek re-election. Terms of service on the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Board of ...

Cases sent to circuit court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. James Ira Maki, 53, of 601 Dakota Ave., Gladstone, was bound over on one count of failure to file an income tax return, a five-year felony with a maximum fine ...

U of M glee club to perform in Escanaba

Community

ESCANABA — The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Eugene Rogers, will be in concert on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Escanaba. The Glee Club, which is the oldest student organization on U of M’s campus, is celebrating the university’s bicentennial by ...

Flu restrictions lifted at Dickinson hospital

Community

IRON MOUNTAIN — Visitor restrictions that were in place at Dickinson County Healthcare System are now lifted. There are still some influenza and upper respiratory influenza illness in the community, but they have decreased in the past few weeks. Remember to practice good hand hygiene.

Antiques appraisal event at library

Community

ESCANABA — An antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert, Mark F. Moran will be held Thursday, May 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Escanaba Public Library. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library and is free of charge. Registration ...

Jazz Age design shown in textiles, furniture and more

Real Estate

NEW YORK (AP) — A multisensory blockbuster of a show at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum here invites visitors to explore Jazz Age design in all its glittering, decadent and innovative glory. Edgy furniture and tableware; textiles and wallpapers in rich oranges and teals; odes ...

US homebuilder sentiment slips, but overall outlook is positive

Real Estate

By Alex Veiga AP Business Writer U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index slipped to 68 this month. That’s down three ...

US housing starts fell in March; still stronger than in 2016

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in March, but the pace of construction so far this year remains stronger than in 2016. Housing starts fell 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department said. The setback came ...

Virtual technology can make landscaping easier

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 ...

Go cordless for lawn care alternative

Real Estate

Dear Jim: I am tired of the maintenance for my old gas lawn mower. I might buy a rechargeable cordless mulching one. Are they powerful enough for a normal yard and what features are best? - Marcia H. Dear Marcia: I have used cordless lawn mowers for many years and I would never switch back to ...

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Gladstone Junior High School sixth-graders Miranda Barteld, left, and Alex Eilola clean the fish tank their class is using to raise salmon as part of a program called “Salmon in the Classroom” Tuesday. The salmon raised as part of the program will be released into the Escanaba River on May 5.

Salmon go to school

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GLADSTONE — Over the past several months, sixth-graders at the Gladstone Junior High School have been taking part in a program called “Salmon In the Classroom” (SIC). Students have been raising salmon, which they will release in the Escanaba River in early May. Andrew Doutree, a ...

Moose numbers boom on Isle Royale

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TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — With only two wolves left to feast on them, the moose of Isle Royale National Park are undergoing a population explosion that could endanger the wilderness area’s fir trees and eventually cause many of the moose to starve, scientists said Tuesday. The unchecked growth ...

Guilty plea in New Year’s Eve assault

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba woman accused of striking two people with a vehicle following an argument on New Year’s Eve pleaded guilty to attempted assault and impaired driving in Delta County District Court Monday. Anntoinette Marie Cerisano, 28, allegedly hit two males with her vehicle on ...

Delta County has clean bill of fiscal health in latest audit

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ESCANABA — Delta County received a clean audit for its 2015-16 fiscal year. Kathleen Ciantar, a CPA and audit manager with Anderson Tackman, delivered a presentation on the audit during the Delta County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday. “You received an unmodified ...