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Babysitting safety classes offered

Community

ESCANABA — Northern Lights YMCA will hold a Safe Sitter classes on June 15, July 13, and Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 525, next to Bay Cafe. Cost is $66 for members and $100 for non-members. The YMCA provides participants with curriculum that is appropriate for the intellectual ...

Curb appeal wins in housing resale wars

Real Estate

Most homeowners lavish attention on the interior, thinking buyers will warm to neutral colors, updated appliances and spic and span closets and floors. But if the outside looks so-so, buyers and their real estate agents may turn up their noses and move on to the next property. At this point, ...

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Community members welcome back U.P. veterans who took part in the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight Mission XI at the Delta County Airport in Escanaba. Mission XII will take place Wednesday, and the public is encouraged to come out and show their support for the returning veterans.

U.P. Honor Flight takes off Wednesday

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ESCANABA — Veterans from throughout the Upper Peninsula will depart from the Delta County Airport Wednesday morning for Mission XII of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. Since 2011, the U.P. Honor Flight has been taking World War II and Korean War veterans on an all expense paid trip to see ...

Esky schools plan budget options

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board heard an update on the district’s current budget projections for the 2017-18 school year during its regular meeting Monday. Interim Superintendent Steve Martin provided the board with an update on the school’s current budget projection, which has ...

District faces an uncertain budget future

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GLADSTONE — As the process of developing Michigan’s state budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year continues, Gladstone Superintendent Jay Kulbertis provided an update on this process to members of the Gladstone School Board during its regular meeting Monday. “Welcome to what, after ...

Corrections chief blasts plan to cut prison spending

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LANSING (AP) — A Senate-approved plan to cut prison spending would lead to hundreds of officer layoffs and create unsafe staffing levels in Michigan prisons, the state's corrections director said Monday. Heidi Washington lodged her criticism in a briefing with reporters days after a ...

This handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shows President Donald Trump meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The Washington Post is reporting that Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week. The newspaper cites current and former U.S. officials who say Trump jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on IS in his conversations with the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador to the U.S. They say Trump offered details about an IS terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.(Russian Foreign Ministry via AP)

Trump defends sharing ­terrorism ‘facts’ with Russians

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his right to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. Trump's tweets did not say whether he revealed classified information ...

Elks, city band plan Flag Day ceremony

Community

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

Search begins for state Christmas tree

Community

LANSING — On Monday, Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget officially kicked off hunting season for the tree that will reign over downtown Lansing’s holiday festivities. “This is the perfect time to start searching for Michigan’s Christmas tree,” said DTMB ...

Defendants sentenced in court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in unrelated cases in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba. Bryan Joseph Meyers, 40, of 318 N. 12th St., Apt. 2, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - possession of analogues. He was sentenced to 12 ...

Jail term given on CSC charge

Community

ESCANABA — A Cedar River man was recently sentenced to two months in jail on one count of attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct which he pleaded guilty to in Delta County District Court. Carl James Ruleau, 45, of N7218 M-35, Cedar River, was arrested on one count of fourth-degree ...

Demo at monthly trappers meeting

Community

SPALDING — There will be a special treat for members, their guests, and members of the public who would like to learn to trap muskrats — or learn new ways of trapping them — at the District three monthly meeting of the U.P. Trappers Association. Roy Dahlgren, president of District 3, ...

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Bay College Library Director Oscar DeLong checks inventory for the Bay College Seed Library. Vegetable, fruit, and flower seeds are available to community members through this new program.

Bay college introduces seed library

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ESCANABA — A new initiative at the Bay College Library will give members of the community a chance to grow vegetables, fruits, flowers, and more while saving money on seeds. The Bay College Seed Library officially opened for business after materials for the program arrived at the library ...

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Local student wins award for welding

Community

ESCANABA — Delta-Schoolcraft ISD student Natasha Smith was recently awarded the 2017 Breaking Traditions Award from the Michigan Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education. The award recognizes students who excel in a career and technical education program that is ...

Esky Downtown Clean-Up returns

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ESCANABA — Volunteers will be spring cleaning downtown Escanaba during a Downtown Clean-Up event this ­Saturday. Efforts to tidy up Ludington Street will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. — rain or shine. During the event, volunteers from various community groups and others will be cleaning ...

Calley touts replacement of tax he helped create

Community

LANSING (AP) — As he hints at a gubernatorial run in an early $500,000 online ad campaign, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is trumpeting his involvement in the 2011 rewrite of the tax code that overhauled and slashed Michigan’s primary business tax. What is being left out, however, is that in 2007 ...

In this May 12, 2017, photo, registered nurse Samantha Marz checks a student at Rundle elementary school in Las Vegas. The Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health overhaul are sounding familiar alarms for school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession.  (AP Photo/John Locher)

Medicaid changes worry school districts

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For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding from the state-federal ...

Upper Peninsula fishing seasons open today

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Drop a line: Fishing season is starting in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The state Department of Natural Resources says the seasons for walleye, northern pike and muskellunge open today for all Upper Peninsula waters. That includes the Great Lakes, inland ...

Garden Gallery Open House scheduled

Community

GARDEN — The Garden Art Gallery will once again open it's door to visitors with an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 26. This tradition started years ago by inviting visitors to tour the gallery. The idea first thought of by Margo House and Ginny Smith was designed as a way to let ...