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NAMI support group meets June 11

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MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support group will gather Monday, June 11, at ...

Mold is TORCH Award winner

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ESCANABA — Joseph Mold is Bay College’s quarterly June – August 2018 TORCH Award winner. He works at Bay College as the director of online learning and instructional design. He is recognized for his work as noted in the following: Mold is nominated due to his exceptional dedication and ...

Elks, city band plan Flag Day ceremony

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354, along with the Escanaba City Band, announced plans for its annual Flag Day Program at the Karas Memorial Band Shell Thursday, June 14, in Ludington Park. The program begins at 7 p.m. with patriotic musical selections by the Escanaba City Band, ...

Racer overcomes life of addiction

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ESCANABA — A professional racer, who participates in the annual Bark River Off-Road Races, shared his troubled past and how he overcame it with Escanaba Junior and Senior High School students recently. He and his team will be featured at the Bark River Off-Roads on Aug. 10-12. Brad Seavers ...

County names Cornell forest property

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners officially chose a name for 1,400 acres of county-owned land in Cornell Township at its recent meeting. The land — which the county finalized its purchase of from forest products company Weyerhaeuser for use as a community forest last year ...

Esky’s city-wide rummage sale starts Friday

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ESCANABA — The annual city-wide rummage sale — Trash to Cash — will be held Friday and Saturday in Escanaba from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The city’s Trash to Treasure event will be held Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. Residents were encouraged to sign-up to participate in the sales by the end ...

Legislature repeals state’s prevailing wage law

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LANSING (AP) — The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature on Wednesday rescinded the state’s decades-old law that guarantees higher wages for construction workers on government projects, quickly enacting the repeal initiative rather than letting it go to a public vote. Though Gov. ...

Trump signs bill to expand private care at troubled VA

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Wednesday that will give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the troubled Veterans Affairs system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving care by steering more patients to the private sector. At a ...

Benefit being planned for Powers family

Community

POWERS — A benefit is being planned for the family of Dennis Chartier, a Powers man taken from his family on May 9, 2018 after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. With his determination to beat cancer, Deno received treatments in Ann Arbor, Mayo Clinic and Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. ...

Consumer education series at library

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library will hold six consumer education presentations provided by the Michigan Department of Attorney General. Identity Theft will take place on Tuesday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. Presentation highlights include: Learn the signs of identity theft and fraud. ...

Escanaba Township zoning meeting set

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Township zoning and planning commission will have a meeting on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Besse Fire Hall. They will be working on their master plan. The public is encouraged to attend.

American Legion brat cookout Friday

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ESCANABA — American Legion Post 82, of Escanaba will hold a brat cookout at Elmer’s County Market Friday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meal: Brat, chips and a soda will be served. All the proceeds will be donated to the U.P. Honor Flight and local American Legion Baseball.

LaFave plan to address school threats progresses

Community

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan to crack down on threats made against students and teachers in Michigan schools was approved with bipartisan support by the House Judiciary Committee. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said his legislation offers a simple solution to a problem identified by ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT DRUG CHARGES Taylor Lee-Anne Judah, 19, of 3549 D Road, Bark River, pleaded guilty to one count of use of marijuana and pleaded guilty to allowing a suspended person to operate a motor vehicle; drivers license suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days; $700 fines and ...

Ask a Designer: Rethinking the basement

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Basements can be cold and dark, and often get much less decorating attention than the rest of the house. But you can gain new, useful and stylish living space by upgrading that subterranean space. Step one is addressing any risk of flooding or water ...

Pending home sales fall 1.3 pct

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April, reflecting the dearth of properties being listed for sale in the U.S. right now. The National Association of Realtors said its pending home sales index fell 1.3 percent in April to 106.4, after rising for two ...

Don’t let a down a payment scare you off

Real Estate

By Brianna McGurran NerdWallet “Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions ...

Program pairs seniors, shelter animals

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ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter has created a new community outreach program that brings small, adoptable animals currently housed at the shelter in Escanaba to seniors in assisted living homes for socialization and love. According to Tonya Gartland, special events coordinator at the ...

Pinecrest millage nixed from ballot

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ESCANABA — Voters in Delta County will not vote on a millage request supporting Pinecrest Medical Care Facility this August. The Delta County Board of Commissioners voted to rescind its approval of the inclusion of the millage request on the August 2018 ballot during its regular meeting ...

Kayaker drowns, another rescued in Schoolcraft

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MANISTIQUE — One man was rescued and another drowned Monday after the kayak they had taken out into the winds and waves of Lake Michigan overturned in rough waters off Schoolcraft County’s Thompson Township. At about 3:30 p.m. Monday, regional dispatchers received a call from a man who ...