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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Logan Lyn Johnson, 24, of 226 N. 15th St., Escanaba, pleaded no contest to one count of criminal sexual conduct - second degree (multiple variables). Johnson was sentenced to 10 to ...

Library friends host game night June 20

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GLADSTONE — The Friends of the Gladstone Library will host their annual spring Card Party and Game Night on Thursday, June 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the library. Coffee and dessert will be served. A “Red, White and Blue” summer Reader’s Basket will be raffled off. Call to reserve a ...

Pro-style kitchens for the home cook

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Avid home cooks often want to outfit their kitchens with the kind of high-end appliances and gear used by professional chefs. There’s that aspirational notion that somehow having the right equipment will lead to better food. So what’s in a pro kitchen that ...

Home prices have outpaced income growth

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices in 2018 climbed 4.5%, while incomes grew 3.2%, according to CoreLogic real estate figures and government wage data released Friday. The gap suggests that affordability is worsening. Still, this gap appears to be narrowing relative in much of the country as ...

Right At Home: Artistry on the floor

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press There was a time when designers and decorators considered floor coverings to be background elements in a room. Rugs and tile were meant to be practical, not attention-getting. That’s changed. Now, the floor is often one of the strongest elements in a space. ...

Artwork on display at Esky library

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ESCANABA — Gregg Bruff paints landscapes and “old stuff” that speaks to him, have a story, and make people ask questions. In the U.P. there are a lot of items that speak to Bruff. The local artist, originally from Missouri, uses oil paint to reflect the colors of the U.P.’s vibrant ...

Bay makes cuts to balance budget

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ESCANABA — Bay College’s operating and capital budgets for its 2019-20 fiscal year were approved during a special meeting of the Bay College Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon. Bay’s 2019-20 operating budget includes $9,156,095 in operating revenues and $21,205,583 in operating ...

Land sale finalized at airport

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ESCANABA — The sale of about five acres of property at the Delta County Airport to an individual buyer was closed recently. Delta County Administrator Philip Strom said he hopes the sale will spur economic development in the county. According to Strom, the property — which is located near ...

Michigan bill boosts spending to combat lead, abusive clergy

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LANSING (AP) — A $28.8 million mid-year spending bill that received final legislative approval Tuesday would allocate funding to help deal with tougher rules for lead in drinking water, investigate sexual abuse by clergy and replenish a compensation fund for wrongfully convicted ...

Alzheimer’s expert gives talk in Esky

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ESCANABA — The regional director of the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Jake Bilodeau, was in Escanaba June 5 to give a presentation at the Gary Abrahamson, Jr. Memory Care Center. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Bilodeau was the guest speaker of ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Sean Michael Pach, 49, of 6398 D Road, Bark River, was bound over on three counts of police officer - assaulting/resisting/obstructing, each a two-year felony ...

Free diabetes workshop to be offered in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — A free diabetes self-management workshop is being offered at the MTEC Center. The Diabetes–PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and ...

Small fire prompts store evacuation

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ESCANABA — Walmart was evacuated for a short period of time due to a small electrical fire in the Escanaba store late Monday night into the wee hours of Tuesday. Escanaba Public Safety officers were called to Walmart, located at 601 Lincoln Road, at around 11:59 p.m. Monday. According to ...

Caregiving leader training offered

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NEWBERRY — MSU Extension will be providing a two-day certification training for the caregiving program entitled Powerful Tools for Caregivers June 26 and 27 in Newberry at the Luce County MSU Extension office located on County Rd 428 -Hamilton Lake Road in Newberry This training is open to ...

YMCA fitness programs underway

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ESCANABA — A four-week session of group exercise programming is underway at the Northern Lights YMCA Delta program center. The YMCA’s private fitness studio is located on Bay College campus at the MTEC center, room 2017. Available classes include: YCardio that includes early am and evening ...

Elks, city band plan Flag Day ceremony

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354, along with the Escanaba City Band, announced plans for its annual Flag Day Program at the Karas Memorial Band Shell Friday, June 14, in Ludington Park. The program begins at 7 p.m. with patriotic musical selections by the Escanaba City Band followed ...

Behind deadline: Home projects suffer from worker shortage

Real Estate

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor. The two-year remodel of her primary home in Fort Collins was to ...

Program focuses on healthy choices

Local News

HERMANSVILLE — North Central Area Elementary School recently received grants to fund its new “Fueling Our Jets for the Future” project. The project aims to educate, promote, raise awareness and encourage healthy choices in all facets of life for students, staff and the ...

Bay eyes millage to fund project

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ESCANABA — Members of the Bay College Board of Trustees received an update on a proposed multimillion-dollar deferred maintenance project at a special meeting Monday. The college plans on seeking a millage to fund the project. Board members heard from representatives of Johnson Controls — ...

Assessment district for 9th Street project in the works

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GLADSTONE — As the city assessor continues to work on the special assessment district for the 9th Street project, City Manager Darcy Long provided insight on the special assessment process during the Gladstone City Commission meeting Monday night. Long explained once City Assessor Janice ...