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Shop with a Cop brings joy to local children

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Sheriff’s Department’s Shop with a Cop program has been around for over 20 years and continues to evolve. The Shop with a Cop program pairs local police officers with disadvantaged Delta County children chosen by the children’s school. Together, they go on ...

Sick leave advocates plan ballot drive

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LANSING (AP) — Advocates said Monday they will launch a 2020 ballot drive if the Republican-led Legislature successfully guts a new law that made Michigan the 11th state to require employers to provide paid time off to workers who are sick or who have ill family members. MI Time to Care ...

Planning commission changes its operations

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Planning Commission approved multiple changes to its bylaws and county ordinance language Monday. The changes are part of the planning commission’s work towards updating the county’s master plan. In a special meeting held last week, members of the planning ...

LaFave sets year-end office hours

Community

ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, has announced his December office hours for residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “Northern Michigan deserves a representative who is accessible,” LaFave said. “I promised to be that representative, and look forward to ...

Local dog trainer earns certification

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MENOMINEE —Dog trainer, Meghan M. Smith, CPDT-KA, of Wallace, has earned certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). She joins over 3,000 certificants worldwide. Until the creation of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in ...

Cases sent to circuit court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Klaye Reuben Olson, 23, of 611 Talon St., Gwinn, was bound over on one count of police officer - assaulting/resisting/obstructing causing injury, a four-year ...

Goebel reflects on 40 years as judge

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ESCANABA — Delta County Probate Judge Robert Goebel will be retiring at the end of 2018. Noon, Jan. 1 of 2019,” is when Goebel said he officially retires as probate judge. He said he is looking forward to enjoying retirement with his wife Regine Goebel. By the time he retires, Goebel ...

Study: Fairgoers spent $5.35 million

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula State Fair proved to be an economic boon to the Upper Peninsula in 2018, according to a study conducted by Michigan State University. The Aug. 13-19 U.P. State Fair in Escanaba drew a record-high 92,000 fairgoers. This was nearly a 6 percent increase over ...

Esky River Bridge work is suspended for winter

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ESCANABA — Due to weather conditions, work on the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) US-2 Escanaba River Bridge project has been suspended for the season. The new bridge span has not been completed; one lane will be open in each direction on the finished portion of the new span ...

Schaefer man killed in Hyde auto accident

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HYDE — A Schaefer man is dead after a crash Saturday night on US-2 & 41 in Hyde. Michael Henry Doneau, 59, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. According to the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the Hyde area for a two-vehicle crash at 9:20 ...

Lakestate seeks endowment fund campaign support

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ESCANABA — Lakestate Industries is once again seeking the support of people in the community for its annual endowment fund campaign. Envelopes for this year’s campaign can be found in today’s issue of the Daily Press. According to Executive Director Cheryl Ohman, this campaign has been ...

Students win Packer game tickets

Community

Courtesy photo Kelby Reese, Ryan Heider and Nathan Nelson are this year’s sixth-grade winners of the Escanaba Upper Elementary Best Educational Experience English project. These students won tickets to the Dec. 2 Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals game at Lambeau Field. Schneider Trucking ...

Burns planned in Hiawatha forest

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GLADSTONE — The USDA Forest Service plans to burn vegetation piles in five different areas this winter. Current weather forecasts suggest suitable burning weather may occur in the next several weeks. If conditions are not right, the burns will be postponed until more favorable ...

Bay College students win writing honors

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ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College and all of Michigan’s community colleges participate in the Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Writing Competition. During the fall semester, any current Bay College student was eligible to submit up to three entries in each of three categories: ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., closed, St. Thomas School, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Dual Recovery, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. G.A., ...

Mr. Rogers program at Escanaba library

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library invites the public to attend The Songs and Wisdom of Mr. Rogers on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. — a production that celebrates the life and impact of Fred Rogers. Created and produced by Rebecca Bender of Canterbury Bookstore and Phil Lynch of The Red ...

Escanaba Christmas Parade is Friday

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ESCANABA — Plans are in full swing for Escanaba’s annual lighted Christmas Parade. This year’s theme: 906 Christmas, the annual lighted Christmas Parade will kick off at 7 p.m. in downtown Escanaba on Friday, Dec. 7. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place ...

Deer hunt numbers may be up

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ESCANABA — Michigan’s firearm deer season for 2018 officially ended Friday. Karen Sexton, a wildlife biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Escanaba Customer Service Center, said this season seems to have been successful. “The numbers look to be increased ...

City clerk candidate list narrowed

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ESCANABA — While no decisions have been made on who will fill the open Escanaba city clerk and I.T administrator position, the names of the final candidates being considered for the job have officially been released. Tammy Weissert, Phil DeMay and Steven Krupski, all of the greater Escanaba ...

Drivers urged to play it safe on winter roads

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GLADSTONE — The clouds grow heavy and the cold air blows — giving the Upper Peninsula the wintery welcome of snow and with it the inevitable slippery roads and white-knuckling of the steering wheel. Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto, of the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post, ...