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Police say robberies are linked

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ESCANABA — An attempted armed robbery in Escanaba and an armed bank robbery in Pembine, Wis., are related, authorities have determined. Investigators from Escanaba Public Safety, Marinette County Office of Sheriff, Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and the Federal ...

Verso working to replace sewer main

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ESCANABA — The Verso Escanaba Mill is working quickly to replace a sanitary sewer force main that ruptured last week, spilling water containing fecal matter into the Escanaba River. According to Verso, on Thursday, July 4, a water line leak was detected at the mill. Water was bubbling up ...

Normal year for ticks, mosquitos locally

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ESCANABA — In the Upper Peninsula, summer weather is associated with the arrival of ticks and mosquitos. Local experts said the area’s populations of both these pests have not been higher than normal this year. “I’d say it’s been a fair tick season for the month of June,” Delta ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Shannon Marie Lippold, 41, of 517 N. 20th St., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture (schedules 1, 2 and 3 ...

Escanaba City Band performs tonight

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Band will hold a concert at the Karas Band Shell Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. The rain day for the concert will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Bruce Cassell, the selections for the evening will be: “The Gallant Seventh March,” ...

Blood center in need of all blood types

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MARQUETTE — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for all blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Sault Ste. Marie and supplies 12 UP hospitals. Go to www.mgh.org/blood for center details. Currently, ...

Lane closure on South Lincoln Road

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ESCANABA — Northbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane of traffic on the 200 block of M-35 / South Lincoln Road on Thursday until the work is completed. This work is due to a faulty water service. No disruption to the potable water service to adjacent costumers is expected. ...

Road closure on Lake Shore Drive

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ESCANABA — The 300 block of Lake Shore Drive will be closed to all traffic on Friday July 12, until the work is completed. This work is due to a faulty water service. No disruption to the potable water service to adjacent costumers is expected. Expect some delays, and slow down near ...

Planner

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Today A.A., Three Fires building, 7 p.m. D Rd., Hannahville A.A., open Delta Drop In, 7:30 p.m. 12 by 12 Study, 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Big Book Study, Hiawatha Behavior Health, 7:30 p.m., 125 N. Lake St., Manistique A.A., St. John Neumann Church, 7 p.m. CDT, ...

Experts: Safety gear a must for landscaping

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ESCANABA — Property owners find summer the best time to landscape. Besides deciding the types of bushes, flowers or structures, there could be more to consider depending how involved the landscaping plan is. Safety should be at the top of the list — whether the plan is small or a ...

Wednesday Lunch on Ludington concert

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ESCANABA — The “Lunch on Ludington” free summer concert series continues at the Marketplace, 1501 Ludington Street in Escanaba with Wild Cherry Wine playing from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. on July 10, Casey Chouinard on July 17, Sherrie Sarno on July 24, John Roman on July 31, Awake for Birds on ...

District weighs school closure options

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board took another step toward closing either the Upper Elementary facility or the Soo Hill school Monday night during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Escanaba Area Public Schools’ Superintendent Coby Fletcher presented the board with a paper representing ...

MDOT looks back at 3 years of bridge project

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WELLS — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)’s work on the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River reached a state of near-completion recently with the opening of all lanes on the bridge to traffic. MDOT Communications Representative for the Superior Region Dan Weingarten ...

Bank robbed in Pembine

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PEMBINE, Wis. — The Marinette County Office of Sheriff is seeking assistance from the public as it searches for the suspect in an armed bank robbery in Pembine, Wis. Monday. The case shares similarities with an attempted credit union robbery in Escanaba Friday. The incident in Pembine took ...

Trial dates set in child pornography case

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ESCANABA — A three day jury trial was recently scheduled for January for a man charged with multiple counts of possession of child sexually abusive material. The case was bound over to Delta County Circuit Court in May. Daniel James Wiltzius, 40, of 4280 Co. 416 20th Rd., Gladstone, was ...

Body of missing boater found in Sturgeon River

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HARDWOOD, Mich. — The body of a man who went missing in the East Branch of the Sturgeon River last month has been found. According to the Michigan State Police, on Saturday, June 29 Alex Mcdermott, 28, of Felch, Mich., was reported as having jumped off a pontoon boat and not resurfacing. ...

Daily Planner

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Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., Manistique (rear entrance). A.A., closed, Group Study, Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, open, ...

Greenhouse donates surplus plants

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ESCANABA — A local greenhouse has donated its leftover plants after its season concludes for the past four years. This year, the family-owned business donated the flowers again — but this time asked people to spread the joy by planting the flowers, herbs or vegetables for someone else ...

Wilbert Burial Vault Works has rich Escanaba history

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Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Wilbert Burial Vault Works of Escanaba. — — — ESCANABA — Wilbert Funeral Services, which has a history dating back to 1880, sells burial vaults across the nation. ...

Beneath the surface

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Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Brady and Levon Stoops search for special rocks by the Escanaba Municipal Dock recently. A bad day of fishing turned into a good day for finding interesting slag pieces, beach glass and rocks for this father and son from Traverse City. Stoops said he and his ...