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Bay offers medical assistant program

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ESCANABA — Bay College Training & Development (M-TEC) will be offering a new clinical medical assistant program starting this October. This non-credit workforce development program is designed to prepare students for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical ...

Forecast calls for warm autumn

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ESCANABA — According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the odds of a warmer-than-average fall in the Escanaba area are looking good this year. However, precipitation levels for the coming months have been more difficult to predict. Currently, the NWS is calling for a 43 percent chance ...

New exhibition featuring art of Patty Gagnon comes to Bay College

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ESCANABA — Bay College announces the reception for the exhibition, “Contemplation, Paintings by Patty Gagnon,” in the Hartwig Gallery. Patty Gagnon has been a resident of Marquette for 20 years. She received a BFA/painting degree from Northern Michigan University in 2015 and a BA in ...

Glowing rocks found in the Upper Peninsula

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BRIMLEY (AP) — The Upper Peninsula has fluorescent minerals that glow when placed under UV light. Brimley resident Erik Rintamaki collects and sells the rocks, which he’s named “yooperlites,” MLive reported. Rintamaki also leads tours with a UV light where he shows others how to spot ...

UP Health System Home Care and Hospice named Premier Performer

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ESCANABA — UP Health System Home Care and Hospice was named a “Premier Performer” in the recently released 2017 SHPBest™ recognition program results - ranking in the top five percent of hospice providers nationwide. The program is administered by Strategic Health Programs (SHP) to ...

Defendants sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court cases

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Jeff Michael Childers, 36, of 1310 2nd Ave. S., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to attempted controlled substance - maintaining a drug house. He was sentenced to nine months jail and ...

Event marks milestone of Great Lakes sinkings

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DETROIT (AP) — The last living survivor of the Carl D. Bradley sinking six decades ago is scheduled to be part of a program on Great Lakes maritime disasters. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is hosting “Three Disastrous Anniversaries” on Saturday. Frank Mays, one of two survivors of the ...

St. Francis Hospital has long local 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 OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hspital & Medical Group in Escanaba. — — — ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has a long history of ...

Community conversation on grief planned

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ESCANABA — OSF Hospice will be having a “Community Conversation” about grief Monday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Room A& B, 3401 Ludington St., Escanaba. It is open to the public. “We suffer many losses thru our life time; loss of loved ones, job ...

Schoolcraft County GOP holds elections

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MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft County Republican Party recently held its special election. Various members, including precinct delegates, members at large, and members from the county executive committee voted for new party leadership. Election results are: Paul Walker - chairman, Ken Rautiola ...

Veterans Mobile Pantry visits Sept. 20

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ESCANABA — The Veterans Mobile Pantry will be held on Sept. 20 at the Escanaba Seventh Day Adventist Church parking lot, 210 South Lincoln Rd., Escanaba, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until food runs out. Proof of service is required, such as an enhanced driver’s license or VA verification. ...

YAC now accepting grant applications

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ESCANABA — The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) are now accepting grant applications for its October 2018 grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit applications to the YAC for grants. Grant applications can be obtained at the ...

Daily Planner

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Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., Delta Women’s All Addictions Group, First United Methodist Church, 6 p.m., 302 S. 6th Street, Escanaba. A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist ...

DDA says marketplace a hit, rentals slow

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ESCANABA — It has been just over a year since the Escanaba marketplace officially opened on Ludington Street, and according to Downtown Development Authority Director Ed Legault, the response from the public has been positive. “Everyone that sees it absolutely loves it and we’ll see ...

Bay College announces TORCH winner

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ESCANABA — Edie Erickson is Bay College's quarterly September – November 2018 TORCH Award winner. Erickson works at Bay College as an instructional designer. Erickson was nominated for consistently being responsive to faculty in supporting the instructional design of their online ...

Local schools fight water contamination

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ESCANABA — From Lower Michigan to the Upper Peninsula, drinking water test results are showing higher levels of lead and copper at some public schools. Superintendents at schools in Delta and Schoolcraft counties are being proactive to reduce contaminants by doing things to keep bacteria away ...

Labor Day traffic fatalities down slightly

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LANSING — The Michigan State Police (MSP) announced that preliminary reports indicate 11 people lost their lives in 11 separate traffic crashes during the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend. During the 2017 Labor Day holiday weekend, 10 traffic crashes resulted in 15 deaths. Restraint use was ...

Man arrested for drive-by shooting

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ISHPEMING — An Ishpeming man has been arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting that occurred on Aug. 28 at 635 Iron St. in Ishpeming. Brandon Lee Schiefel, 24, was arrested Thursday without incident on a 12-count felony warrant issued by the Marquette County Prosecutors Office, ...

Hydrant flushing planned in Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — The city of Gladstone will be flushing fire hydrants this week, which can cause water in neighboring homes to be discolored. The flushing will take place between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 10, and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 13. The annual flushing of ...

Rock man pleads guilty to police chase with stolen vehicle

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ESCANABA — A Rock man who was arrested and lodged at the Delta County Correctional Facility after his theft of a vehicle prompted a police chase this summer pleaded guilty to three counts as part of a plea bargain in Delta County Circuit Court earlier this week. Jack Robert Lopresto pleaded ...