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Michigan targets opioid rise

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LANSING (AP) — Mike Hirst is someone who knows the heartbreak of losing a loved one to a drug overdose. The Jackson man's son, Andy Hirst, died of a heroin overdose in 2010. During the time his son battled addiction with prescription drugs and heroin, Hirst got numerous calls about his son ...

Blood drive May 10 in Manistique

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MANISTIQUE — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (Manistique) from 1 to 5:15 p.m. For an appointment call Ruth Annelin at 341-7578.

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A baby rabbit hides in the grass. The only time a baby animal may be removed from the wild is when you know the parent is dead or the animal is injured.

DNR: This spring leave young wildlife in the wild

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LANSING — Spring is here, bringing warmer temperatures and the next generation of wildlife. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds those who are outside, enjoying the experience of seeing wildlife raise its young, to view animals from a distance so they are not disturbed. ...

Matter of Balance Workshop offered

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ESCANABA — A Matter of Balance–PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is being offered at Northwoods Place in Escanaba on Tuesday, May 9. The program is a four-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed to help people with the fear of falling to maintain their ...

State launches online child support calculator

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan parents now have a free online way to calculate child support payments. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' child support office released an online calculator for parents previously used by staff. Parents, attorneys, judges and others can find out ...

Tickets for Players production on sale

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ESCANABA — Tickets for the Players de Noc final show of the season, “Miracle on South Division Street,” are now available for purchase at the Bonifas Arts Center during business hours or online. Visit Players de Noc.org to purchase tickets online. Opening April 28, the show introduces ...

Taxpayers warned to watch out for scams

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LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Department of Treasury is warning taxpayers about increased scamming via phone and email near the end of tax season. The department warns that criminals posing as government agencies might ask for personal information to file income tax returns and claim refunds ...

Items needed for shelter rummage sale

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ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter’s annual rummage sale is Friday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday at noon, everything is 50 percent off. The shelter will begin ­collecting items Wednesday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. and will continue ...

Safe Delivery of Newborns Day is April 20

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ESCANABA — To end the tragedy of unwanted newborns being hidden and left to die in dumpsters and elsewhere, Michigan lawmakers passed a law in 2000 to make it legal for a parent to surrender their infant in a safe and anonymous ­manner. Parents with an unexpected pregnancy who believe they ...

Daily Planner

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Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open Delta Women’s Group, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6 p.m., 500 Ogden Ave., Escanaba. A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 ...

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks at the North side from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017. Viewing his adversaries in the distance, Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Pence warns North Korea ‘era of strategic patience is over’

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PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is ...

When ‘strange creatures’ roamed Delta County

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ESCANABA — It’s about time, it’s about space, about strange creatures in the strangest place. A little over 90 years ago, an Ohio native then recently graduated from the University of Michigan’s doctoral program was exploring the river basins and other landforms in and around Delta ...

Bridge replacement begins Monday

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WELLS TOWNSHIP — Work to replace the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River (as well as the E&LS Railroad bridge in Wells Township) is expected to begin Monday. Dan Weingarten, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) communications representative for the Superior Region, warns ...

Harrie B. ‘Rusty’ Markham Jr.

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GLADSTONE — Harrie B. "Rusty" Markham Jr., age 85, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. His loving wife of 62 years, Delores (Laviolette) Markham, is listed among surviving family. Family will receive friends Thursday, April 20 from 1:30 until ...

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A fortunate youngster will be the recipient of a personalized fudge Easter egg signed by Marie Mayville. At age 88, Marie is the youngest daughter of Sayklly founders, Joseph and Marie Sayklly of Escanaba. She has been working in the family business for most of her adult life.

Woman perfects art of signing chocolate fudge eggs

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ESCANABA — It can easily be said that Marie Mayville is a really sweet lady. And that statement has nothing to do with the perky 88-year-old lady with the engaging smile sitting at a small table set up in the downtown Sayklly store in Escanaba. But at Easter time, it's more to do with the ...

Official: North Korea ready if Trump wants conflict

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. The official added that if the U.S. shows any sign of ...

YMCA offers safe sitter class April 29

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ESCANABA — A safe sitter class will be held on Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the YMCA child care classroom. The curriculum is appropriate for the intellectual and emotional abilities of adolescents (must be 11). The curriculum is based on up-to-date information and injury prevention ...

Daily Planner

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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 ...