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Snow Fun

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Jordan Beck | Daily Press With all the shoveling, slipping and sliding snowstorms have brought in recent weeks, it’s easy to forget the white stuff can also be fun. Above, some area residents have made the best of the abundance of snow. They created a snow sculpture of the Pokemon ...

Who should employ crossing guards?

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board discussed who should employ the school district’s crossing guards Monday night. Attending the Committee of the Whole meeting were Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan and Escanaba Public Safety Director Rob LaMarche. Both the city of Escanaba and the ...

Gladstone OKs utility rate study

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission approved the proposal created by the Utility Financial Solutions, LLC. of Holland, Mich. for rate studies on the city’s electric, water, wastewater and solid waste funds during its regular meeting Monday. Entering a contract with this consulting ...

Plea deal reached in theft case

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ESCANABA — The Rapid River woman facing four different charges of embezzlement in Delta County Circuit Court accepted a plea deal from the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office during a hearing Monday. Carrie Selma Flath, 40, of 8269 School 16 Rd., Rapid River, pleaded guilty to one count of ...

High water levels expected in Great Lakes

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DETROIT (AP) — Experts are predicting higher-than-normal water levels on the Great Lakes this summer, some of which may set records. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit recently issued its latest six-month forecast for the lakes. The Detroit News reports that Lake Superior ...

Whitmer to focus on magnitude of road problem in speech

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she will discuss the magnitude of Michigan’s problem with poor roads and bridges in her first State of the State address, appealing to the public to give feedback on the costs of pothole-ridden infrastructure. The Democrat, who made fixing ...

Hospital lifts flu visitor restrictions

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ESCANABA — The number of regional influenza cases has shown a significant decline over the past weeks. As a result, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, is discontinuing its request for the public to limit visits to the hospital. The December 2018 request to limited ...

Menominee Democrats plan meeting

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MENOMINEE — The next meeting of the Menominee County Democratic Party will be held on Feb. 13 at the Annex Building in Stephenson S904 Hwy 41. Katelyn Rader will give a legislative update on behalf of Senator Peters. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. ...

YMCA Nerf Night set for Saturday

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ESCANABA — Northern Lights YMCA’s Nerf Night will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the H.I.T Complex. Boys and girls grades third through eighth are welcome to come on out to the Turf Room for some foam dart fun. “The YMCA Nerf Night is a chance for the kids to get ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Nicole Marie Williams, 42, of 1520 Lincoln Rd., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture (schedules 1, 2 and 3 ...

Permits required for use of Forest Service roads

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GLADSTONE — Following the recent intense winter weather, Hiawatha National Forest Supervisor Cid Morgan reminds residents road use permits are required for certain uses of Forest Service roads. For instance, if you are hauling timber or gravel, or if you clear snow from a road within the ...

Upper Peninsula state troopers are honored

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police announce that 11 troopers from the Upper Peninsula are recipients of the Cpl. Samuel A. Mapes Criminal Patrol and Investigation Award. They were recognized at a ceremony in Lansing on Feb. 6. Corporal Mapes, an early pioneer in criminal patrol and ...

Natural resources camp scholarships available

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MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD) will be offering scholarships for Schoolcraft County high school students to attend either of two natural resource career camps being offered in June 2019. The Career Pathways Program will be held June 23 – 27 in Roscommon, Mich. ...

Weather delays big load’s trip to mine

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ESCANABA — ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced the moving of oversize loads from Escanaba to the Tilden Mine, which was set to begin tonight, has been delayed due to weather. This work will be rescheduled at a later date.. According to a press release ...

Program gives students a head start

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ESCANABA — High school students from Escanaba, Bark River-Harris, Big Bay de Noc, and Mid Peninsula, have a chance to get a head start on their careers, thanks to an agreement each school district made with Bay de Noc Community College. The 13-year program is called Early Middle College ...

Kindergarten screening set at Cameron

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GLADSTONE — Gladstone Cameron Elementary School will be holding Kindergarten Registration/Screening for all prospective kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year. The screening will be Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14. The screening will be at Grace Church 528 28th ...

Chili sale helps Walk for Warmth

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ESCANABA — As part of the MDS Community Action Agency annual Walk For Warmth campaign, CAA is holding a chili and corn muffin sale on Feb. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Escanaba DDA Farmer’s Market on the corner of 15th Street and Ludington. This event is taking the place of the ...

Bay seeks staff award nominations

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ESCANABA — Beginning Feb. 1 of each year, nominations are taken for the Outstanding Staff Award(s). This award will be presented to one or two eligible Bay College administrative and/or support staff employees in recognition of their outstanding job performance and dedication to their ...

Winter Outreach programs move to Bay

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ESCANABA — Richard Anzalone will present the first program in the Delta County Historical Society’s 2019 outreach series on Wednesday, Feb. 20. His program, “A Stroll along Ludington,” will use photographs from the society’s archives to illustrate the many changes that occurred in ...

Community Grief Group meets Feb. 12

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ESCANABA — The Community Grief Group provides a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows participants the opportunity to be supported by others who understand. The next Community Grief Group meeting is Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church 322 S. Lincoln ...