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VA schedules free flu shot clinics

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain is offering free walk-in flu shot clinics for veterans enrolled in the VA’s health care system Oct. 9 to 15, excluding the weekend. Veterans may receive their free flu shots from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT) in the ...

After school pool

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Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Students gathered after school at the Catherine Bonifas Civic Center Wednesday play pool and enjoy other activities. The civic center is open Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 8 p.m. Students in fourth through 12th grade can use the facility for a variety of after ...

World Walleye Championship starts today on Bays de Noc

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ESCANABA — North America’s top two-person walleye fishing teams will square off on the Bays de Noc out of Escanaba Oct. 4-6 in the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2018 World Walleye Championship. The tournament was scheduled start this morning in Escanaba. Presented by Cabela’s ...

Pink Pumpkin Walk/Run marks 6th year Saturday

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ESCANABA — The Sixth Annual Pink Pumpkin Walk/Run, a breast cancer awareness event, will be held Saturday in Ludington Park. Registration starts at 9 a.m. in the pavilion and the walk/run begins at 10 a.m. Participants have three routes to choose — one-mile, two-mile, and a five-kilometer. ...

Rain delays 3rd Avenue North work in Esky

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ESCANABA — A road project slated to begin Wednesday in Escanaba will begin today instead, according to the City of Escanaba officials. Rain and storms delayed work Wednesday on the 3rd Avenue North construction project between North Lincoln Road and Stephenson Avenue. The entire route, ...

House approves anchor ban in Straits area

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LANSING (AP) — Legislation advancing in Michigan would prohibit vessels from dropping anchor in the Straits of Mackinac — where oil, electric and other underwater cables rest. The bills approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by the state House next go to the Senate. They would prohibit ships ...

Community Foundation gets donation

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Courtesy photo Delta County District Court Judge Steven Parks presents a check for $1,757.25 to Ken Gartland, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation For Delta County. Shown are, from left, Emily DeSalvo, Marie Kwarciany, Mary Cowen, Judge Steven Parks, Ken Gartland, ...

Tree planting workshop in Manistique

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MANISTIQUE — Now is the time for planning both fall and spring tree planting projects. Landowners sometimes hesitate to plant because they are unsure of what species of tree will suit their needs or how to correctly plant and care for young trees and wildlife shrubs to ensure long term ...

Planner

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Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Manistique Harbor Church of God, 7:30 p.m., 813 Arbutus Ave., Manistique. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, Bottom Line, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., ...

Album cover art

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Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Rick Kenyon and Sue Roll of the Bonifas Arts Center take time Tuesday to view the exhibit The Golden Age of Album Covers, which is currently on display at the arts center. The collection of 80 iconic album covers will be on exhibit in the gallery until Oct. 24. ...

Search on for new county treasurer

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ESCANABA — Delta County is one step closer to finding a replacement for County Treasurer Tom Sabor, who will be retiring in January, following a meeting of the Delta County Treasurer’s Appointment Board Tuesday afternoon. Sabor’s last day as treasurer will be Jan. 4, 2019, and his ...

3rd Avenue North closed Thursday

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ESCANABA — A road project slated to begin Wednesday in Escanaba will begin Thursday morning instead according to the city. Rain and storms delayed work Wednesday on 3rd Avenue North construction project between North Lincoln Road and Stephenson Avenue. The entire route, including the ...

Tornado watch in effect until midnight

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ESCANABA — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the majority of the Upper Peninsula. The watch is in effect until midnight, Eastern Time. Counties included in the tornado watch include Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Marquette, Menominee, ...

Service animals are focus of program

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ESCANABA — People interested in service animals can go to an event hosted by Yooper Service Dogs (YSD) on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to get more information. Information about service animals will be presented by guest speakers and YSD. The event will take place in room 952 of ...

Whitmer rips Schuette on health coverage; he calls it ‘lie’

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LANSING (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday ramped up her criticism of Republican Bill Schuette over health care, accusing him of thinking insurers should be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions. Schuette’s campaign called ...

Scholarship deadline fast approaching

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ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College awards scholarships to students based on academic excellence, financial need and specific programs of study. Students that missed the opportunity of receiving a fall semester scholarship are encouraged to apply for winter semester scholarships by Oct. 15. The ...

FARM Science Lab visits Learning Center

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ESCANABA — Students from the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District’s Learning Center got a head start on learning more about how their food is raised when the Food. Agriculture and Resources in Motion (FARM) Science Lab made a stop at the Learning Center Monday. Equipped with the ...

Bay College’s 31st Annual Career Day set for Nov. 1

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ESCANABA — Bay College will host the 31st Annual Career Day at Bay (formerly named Occupational Open House) on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Escanaba Campus. The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to visit the campus and ...

Zoning, planning commission to meet

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GLADSTONE — Escanaba Township Zoning and Planning Commission will hold a workshop Monday, Oct. 15, at the Besse Firehall at 7 p.m. The commission encourages the public to attend. They will be working on a solar ordinance and would like public input.

U.P.’s fall color show underway

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula’s annual fall color show is underway. According to the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association website, www.uptravel.com, as of Sept. 26, Delta County had 10 percent color with peak predicted to be the second week in October. Menominee reported 10 - ...