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The team from Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union serves up bowls of soup for hungry guests of the 2015 Soup’r Chili Challenge.

United Way of Delta County seeks chefs for Chili Challenge

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ESCANABA — Chef registration is open for the upcoming United Way Soup’r Chili Challenge, which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Entries will be accepted in two divisions: Restaurant and Non-Restaurant. Chefs must cook eight to ...

Crews will survey streams to find lampreys

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ESCANABA — The continuing battle against sea lampreys soon will come to locations in the local area. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assessment crew will conduct work on the Days, Ford, Ogontz, Portage and Tacoosh Rivers in Delta County Aug. 22-30 to estimate the abundance of sea lampreys. ...

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Hops on the Harbor returns

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MANISTIQUE — The Hops on the Harbor craft beer festival, hosted by Manistique Elks Lodge 632, will return to the Manistique Marina from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 for its second year. Manistique Elks Lodge 632 Exalted Ruler Mary Hook, who is the event’s co-chair, said Hops on the ...

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Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

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Rotary fundraiser for Camp Harstad underway

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ESCANABA — Those involved with the Escanaba Rotary Trust Fund for Children with Special Needs, which funds the continued operation of Camp Harstad and other local Rotary initiatives, are asking for the support of community members through a fundraising campaign. Envelopes for the campaign can ...

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Food vendors begin to line the midway at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba Friday afternoon. The fairgrounds will soon be bustling with people and a wide variety of activities as the U.P. State Fair returns Monday and continuing until Aug. 20.

U.P. State Fair kicks off Monday

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula State Fair returns to Escanaba on Monday and will conclude Aug. 20. The theme for this year’s fair is “Michigan’s 906 State Fair: Spreading Smiles Across the Miles.” According to Vickie Micheau, executive director for the Delta County Chamber of ...

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Sanja Roberts recently opened Hiawatha’s Restaurant. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open seven days a week.

Hiawatha’s Restaurant now open

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RAPID RIVER — Hiawatha’s Restaurant has opened for business in Rapid River at 9911 U.S. 2. The business opened Aug. 1 and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and baked goods, according to owner Sanja Roberts. The restaurant also features breakfast pizza, pizza slices, breakfast sandwiches, a ...

CUPPAD offers business workshops

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ESCANABA — With funding from the Regional Prosperity Initiative, the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD) will be offering various workshops in the coming months: Energy Efficiency Education for small business and agricultural producers, and Website ...

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Michael Lavoie and Tammy Fryer sit quietly in the Delta County Probate Courtroom as their parental rights are taken away Thursday. The couple has two daughters, one of whom was discovered naked in a snowy field near a swollen river last spring.

Judge strips couple’s parental rights

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ESCANABA — The parental rights of a couple whose three-year-old child was found naked outside in a snowy field in Rapid River last spring were terminated in Delta County Probate Court Thursday afternoon. Delta County Probate Judge Robert Goebel Jr. declared in an opinion read in court that ...

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Beach Buddies

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Haley Gustafson | Daily Press From left, Kendra Sadler, Curtis Sadler, and Hannah Schwalbach play in the sand at the Escanaba beach Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday’s weather was ideal for beach play as temperatures reached a high of 84 degrees. Sunny weather forecast for the weekend should ...

Jail project on schedule

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ESCANABA — A project that will create a new correctional facility at the Delta County Service Center is still on schedule. Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman said preparatory work for the project has begun, and ground will likely be broken on the project in about three weeks. “Right ...

High water levels mixed bag for boaters

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ESCANABA — Water levels on Lake Michigan have been extremely high this summer — a situation which has created both opportunities and risks for boaters in the area, Delta County Sheriff’s Department (DCSD) Deputy Jon Smith said. “They’re significantly higher than they have been ...

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Krist Oil helps Relay for Life

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Courtesy photo Krist Oil employees Bob, Adri, Sherry, and Christinia present Steph Swartzendruber with a check for $1,588 from Relay for Life feet sales. All donations went to the Delta County Relay for Life that was held on June 16, which raised over $33,000 for cancer research.

Manistique Welcome Center celebrated

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MANISTIQUE — Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce (STC) has a permanent home in the old Chamber building on U.S. 2. The transfer of the property to the non-profit organization is complete and was be celebrated in a donation ceremony today on the steps of the newly named Welcome Center. STC is ...

United Way seeks chefs for Chili Challenge

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ESCANABA — Chef registration is open for the upcoming United Way Soup’r Chili Challenge, which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Entries will be accepted in two divisions: Restaurant and Non-Restaurant. Chefs must cook eight to ...

Rapid River farm part of farm tour program

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MARQUETTE — The annual MFC Local Farm Tours, coordinated by the Marquette Food Co-op, will take place on Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. A Rapid River area farm will be one of the farms visited. Open to the public, the tours provide an opportunity to visit participating farms and to learn more about ...

Wallet stolen from unlocked vehicle

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ESCANABA — A wallet was reported as stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 1600 block of South 30th Street Sunday, according to Escanaba Public Safety. The complainant said their wallet was stolen between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day. The wallet contained $130 in cash, ...

Gladstone library closed Aug. 17

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Aug. 17, for cleaning and maintenance work. Summer hours will resume at the library on Monday, Aug. 21

Community Grief Group plans luncheon

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ESCANABA, — As an extension of the Community Grief Group, OSF Hospice will host a monthly luncheon for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support on the third Wednesday of the month. The next Monthly Grief Group Luncheon is Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ...

Home repair loans for low-income offered

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EAST LANSING — The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development is currently accepting applications from low-income families in rural areas for home repair loans. “Though we may not want to think about it, fall weather is not that far away,” said Acting State Director for Michigan Jason ...