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Esky wants to combine skating rinks

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ESCANABA — A proposed plan to replace two Escanaba ice rinks with a single rink behind the Catherine Bonifas Civic Center was discussed during a meeting of the Escanaba Recreation Advisory Board Tuesday. Currently, Escanaba maintains the Royce Park Ice Rink and the Webster Ice Rink each ...

Contractor picked for Bay gymnasium project

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ESCANABA — Bay College has chosen a general contractor for the first phase of a project meant to expand and renovate Bay’s gymnasium facility and other areas of the Northern Lights YMCA building, where this facility is located. “We awarded the contract to [Roy] Ness,” Bay College ...

Michigan extends deadline for marijuana businesses

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan regulators on Tuesday again extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to be licensed, allowing 108 facilities to continue operating while warning that 98 others will be issued cease-and-desist letters if they do not close by the end of the week. Gov. ...

Photograph to be featured on calendar

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Courtesy photo A photo by Anne Okonek of Cornell has been selected for the cover and the March page of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) 2019 calendar. The photo is shown above. Approximately 300,000 NARFE members nationwide received the calendar, with 12 ...

Spooktacular a hit at Pioneer Trail Park

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WELLS — In September 2012, Steve Wery, Delta County Parks manager, initiated what has become a yearly tradition for many Delta County residents — Pioneer Trail Park’s Annual Halloween Spooktacular. The first event drew approximately 50 campers into the campground. In the last seven ...

Community foundation sponsors events

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ESCANABA — David Williams, board chair of the Community Foundation for Delta County announced that during the week prior as well as the Community Foundation For Delta County Week (Sept.17-21) the foundation is sponsoring several events. They include: Thursday, Sept. 13 - A food ...

Balloon artist act returns to Bay College

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ESCANABA — College Campus Activities Board announces the return of John Cassidy and his balloon art act. Cassidy will be performing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Besse Theater on. This free, family-friendly show will feature his comedy, magic, and balloon art. Free tickets (limit of ...

Pain management workshop offered

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ESCANABA — A free chronic pain management workshop will be offered in September at the MTEC center, room 2018. The chronic pain management workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed to help people living with chronic pain or loved ones caring for one with ...

Drug court marks second graduation

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Drug Court will hold its second graduation on Monday, Sept, 17. The graduation ceremony will be held in Delta County Circuit Court immediately following a short public drug court meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Three graduates will be honored. Judge James Morrison of ...

Community services sale helps foundation

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ESCANABA — Community service projects created under the direction of Delta County District Court probation department will be sold at the Bonifas Center in Escanaba on Saturday, Sept. 22, between noon and 3 p.m. Items to be sold include blankets, picnic tables, benches, wall hangings, bird ...

Season mixed bag for local farmers

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ESCANABA — Many variables can impact crops — including weather, nutrients in the soil, and animal interference. This year, farmers locally had a mixed growing season, with some crops doing much better than others. According to Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Educator ...

More students than expected in Esky

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board heard an update on the status of enrollment throughout the district during its Committee of the Whole meeting Monday. Superintendent Coby Fletcher explained that when the board was in budgeting session, it budgeted conservatively due to a predicted ...

Trees raise questions in Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission voted to defer an agenda item dealing with trees on Blackwell Avenue to a later meeting during its regular meeting Monday. During the commission’s Aug. 27 meeting, Gladstone resident Bernard Erickson said that five trees were either at risk of ...

Man pleads guilty in Escanaba stabbing case

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who was accused of stabbing and severely injuring another man in Escanaba earlier this year pleaded guilty to felonious assault in a plea bargain in Delta County Circuit Court recently. Jonathan Michael Burke pleaded guilty as charged to one count of assault with ...

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument

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NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers ...

Drive-thru flu shot clinic scheduled

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ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties will be holding the annual community drive-thru flu shot clinic on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic will be held in the Public Health parking lot at 2920 College Ave., Escanaba. There is a fee for a flu shot. ...

New youth, family fall programs at YMCA

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ESCANABA — Northern Lights YMCA is getting ready for the start of their fall programming. They are offering few new opportunities to be involved with the YMCA starting in September. “We are excited for the variety of youth and family programs we will be offering this fall and hope to build ...

Courts –

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DISTRICT COURT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Kyle Tyler Prescott, 30, of 1315 1st Ave. N., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to domestic violence; 30 days jail, credit for 24 days served; 12 months probation; $1,970 fines and costs. IMPAIRED/INTOXICATED DRIVING Andrew John Boursaw, 35, of 222 N. 13th St., ...

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, ...

YMCA group fitness programs set

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ESCANABA — A five-week session of group exercise programming for the Northern Lights YMCA Delta program center has begun. The air conditioned fitness studio is located on Bay College campus at the MTEC center, room 2017. Available classes include: First Step to Fitness, Get Fit, YDance, ...