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Gladstone, O’Connor settle lawsuits

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GLADSTONE — After more than two years of legal battles and more than $200,000 in legal fees, the city of Gladstone finally ended a series of lawsuits with former City Commissioner Mike O’Connor by approving a settlement agreement Wednesday night. “In approving this settlement agreement ...

Christmas in the Village starts Friday

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ESCANABA — It is starting to look a lot like Christmas in Escanaba, especially with the annual Christmas in the Village event. Christmas in the Village takes place Friday and Saturday at the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association’s Antique Village on the Upper Peninsula State ...

Pot use becomes legal in Michigan today

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LANSING — Marijuana will become legal for adult recreational use in Michigan today when Proposal 1 officially takes effect. The initiative was approved by 56 percent of voters in the November midterm election. Proposal 1 allows adults 21 and older to possess and transport up to 2.5 ounces ...

Mich. Senate OKs bill to enable pipeline deal

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LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to facilitate a deal to replace a contentious 65-year-old oil pipeline in the Great Lakes, approving legislation to empower a new authority to oversee the construction and operation of a utility tunnel that would encase the new ...

New beginning farmers series offered online

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ESCANABA — People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the MSU Extension 2019 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. From January – April 2019, MSU Extension will offer 12 on-line, Wednesday evening programs that provide valuable start-up information on ...

Toys for Tots seeks toys at parade

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ESCANABA — People planning to attend Escanaba’s annual Christmas parade Friday are encouraged to bring a toy to donate to the local Toys for Tots campaign. Toys for Tots will have a float in this year’s parade, and volunteers will collect new, unwrapped toys along the parade route. ...

Snow Much Fun Story Hour set

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library’s Story Hour, ‘Snow Much Fun!” for children ages 2 to 10 years old is Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children will enjoy stories, create a craft, sing holiday songs and decorate cookies. There will also be a visit from a special ...

Escanaba Indian Ed Title VI meeting

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba Indian Ed Title VI Parent Committee meeting, open to anyone interested, will be held Monday, Dec. 10. The meeting will be in the second floor teacher lounge at the Upper Elementary building, 1500 Ludington St. at 5 p.m. Call Janine at 786-7462, ext. 2216, for more ...

Auditions Dec. 9-10 for Players de Noc

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ESCANABA — Auditions for the Live Radio Show “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be held at the Bonifas Arts Center, 700 1st Ave. S., on Sunday and Monday Dec. 9-10. On Dec. 9, between 5 and 7 p.m., there will be auditions for children for three roles (two girls and one boy) between the ages ...

Register children for Sault Tribe parties

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Tribe Children’s Manistique Christmas party will take place at the Manistique Tribal Center Dec. 15, 12-3 p.m. The Sault Tribe Childrens Escanaba Christmas party will take place at the Escanaba Civic Center, 225 N. 21st on Dec. 8, 12-3 p.m. Parents must register ...

U.P. doctor authors book asking ‘Is Life Too Long?’

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MARQUETTE — Dr. Shahar Madjar, a urologist working in several hospitals in the U.P., has recently published his book Is Life Too Long? Essays about Life, Death, and Other Trivial Matters. The book is a collection of 18 selected essays and tales, all of which were first published in the Mining ...

Holiday season shipping deadlines approaching

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DETROIT — Thousands of men and women in the nation’s military and diplomatic corps and in the military are serving abroad during the holidays. The mail is a great way to stay connected with them by sending cards, letters, presents and care packages for the festive season. To ensure timely ...

Moyle part of international karate tourney

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ESCANABA — Dave Moyle, a lifetime resident of Escanaba, has been appointed the assistant coach to the United States Specialty Sports Association-Karate (USSSA-K). Moyle will assist Al Doorlag, current coach of the Karate division of the USSSA. Together they will train martial arts athletes ...

Price tag for new jail increases

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ESCANABA — Delta County will be responsible for some additional costs for work on a new Delta County Correctional Facility at the Delta County Service Center, County Administrator Philip Strom said. Strom gave members of the Delta County Board of Commissioners an update Tuesday. “We’re ...

Supervisor, millage votes to be recounted

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GLADSTONE — Recounts for Delta County’s general election votes on a Big Bay de Noc School District sinking fund millage proposal and the Fairbanks Township supervisor race will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall. Delta County Clerk Nancy Kolich said recounts are not unusual ...

Michigan Legislature OKs gutting wage, paid sick time laws

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LANSING (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Tuesday passed bills that would delay a minimum wage hike and scale back paid sick leave requirements, an unprecedented lame-duck strategy that was endorsed legally by the state’s conservative attorney general despite criticism that ...

Toys for Tots seeks donations at Escanaba Christmas Parade

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ESCANABA — People planning to attend Escanaba’s annual Christmas parade Friday are encouraged to bring a toy to donate to the local Toys for Tots campaign. Toys for Tots will have a float in this year’s parade, and volunteers will collect new, unwrapped toys along the parade route. ...

Escanaba youth collects used shoes for charity

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ESCANABA — Escanaba eighth-grader Megan Fritz is collecting gently used shoes for a Soles4Souls campaign she is hosting until Dec. 14. Bins are in place at Escanaba High School to collect the shoes, which are given to needy people around the world. Fritz chose the non-profit when she ...

St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group wins national award

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ESCANABA — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group was named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the sixth time. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely ...

Escanaba Christmas Parade Friday

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ESCANABA — Escanaba’s 60th annual Christmas parade will bring Christmas cheer to the area Friday. The theme of this year’s parade, which will be held in downtown Escanaba, is “906 Christmas.” Tanya Ettenhofer, a parade organizer and executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of ...