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Bay Board scholarship

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Courtesy photo Travis Blume, left, vice president of student services, congratulates Bay College student Josie Bower, recipient of the Bay College Board Scholarship for Academic Year 2017-18. The Bay College Board Scholarship is awarded each year to 10 high achieving high school seniors ...

Bigsby receives top EMS physician award

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ESCANABA — Dr. Edward Bigsby was recently presented with the Michigan’s Top Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Physician Award at the Bureau of EMS Medical Control Authority Conference in October. The Michigan Department of Community Health’s Trauma and Preparedness division hosted the ...

Veteran town hall in Rapid River

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RAPID RIVER — Veterans and their families are invited to a veteran town hall in Rapid River on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 301, located at 10854 N Main St. The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting the town hall, which is open to all veterans and their ...

Section of South 14th Street closed

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ESCANABA, — The 500 block of South 14th Street will be closed to all traffic today to allow a defective water service to be repaired. It is expected to re-open by end of business today. Motorists should allow extra time if traveling in this area. For any questions or concerns contact ...

Clubs collecting Toys for Tots Friday

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ESCANABA — A Toys for Tots Drive event sponsored by the EHS hockey team, the Eskymo Blue Line Club and the EHS Spanish Club will be held Friday at the 7 p.m. hockey game at the Hannahville Ice and Turf Complex. Staff, students and the public are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys ...

Vertz second in Toastmasters contest

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ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Toastmasters member Will Vertz took second place at the District 35 humorous speech contest in Madison on Nov. 4. The contest featured the top eight speakers from 121 clubs throughout the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Vertz advanced through three levels ...

Rush is on for Christmas tree growers

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BARK RIVER — With the holiday season now in full swing, many people in the area have begun looking for seasonal decorations — including Christmas trees. “So far, it’s been pretty busy,” Teal’s Tree Farms owner Joe Teal said of business at his farm. Teal has owned the Bark River ...

Lakestate endowment fund campaign underway

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ESCANABA — Once again, Lakestate Industries is asking for the community’s support of its annual endowment fund campaign. Yellow envelopes for this year’s campaign can be found in today’s issue of the Daily Press. Executive Director Cheryl Ohman said Lakestate’s focus is on helping ...

Escanaba River Bridge to be closed Tuesday

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WELLS — Closure of the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River to traffic has been set for Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and should last until about 9 p.m. the same day. The closure will be ...

Christmas parade, village Friday

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ESCANABA — Escanaba will once again kick off the holiday season with the 59th annual Christmas parade Friday. According to Tonya Ettenhofer, parade coordinator, this year’s parade theme is “Christmas Around the World.” The theme was chosen, in part, because of the difficulties and ...

Gladstone Key Club helps Lakeststate

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Courtesy photo The Gladstone Key Club held its second annual 5k Glow Run on Oct. 7 at the Gladstone Football Field. The event raised $1,364 and all proceeds benefited Lakestate Industries, a non-profit vocational training organization for people with barriers to employment. Pictured above is ...

Bay student food pantry now open

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ESCANABA — The shelves are stocked, the fridge is full, and the freezer is loaded: the Bay College Student Food Pantry is now open and available for current Bay students. The pantry is holding an open house on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. According to a 2016 study by the National ...

Planner

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Today A.A., open Delta Women’s Group, Central United Methodist Church, 6:15 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., ...

Fire destroys auto repair business

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MANISTIQUE — At 4:02 a.m. Friday, Manistique Public Safety and Volunteer Firefighters were called to a report of a structure fire at Bill’s Automotive, 507 Chippewa Ave. in Manistique. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found the building was fully involved in a fire and waste oil ...

Vaccine waiver rates are up across state

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LANSING (AP) — Vaccine waiver rates for school-age children have increased slightly in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data shows 3.2 percent of kindergartners and seventh-graders received immunization waivers in 2016 compared to 3.1 percent the year before, ...

Senior center, fire department seek funds for upgrades

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ROCK — The Tri-Township Fire Department and the Rock Senior Center — both serving residents in Ewing, Maple Ridge and Turin townships — are seeking grant money and other funds to better meet the needs of the three communities. The fire department needs to buy a new pumper truck to ...

Body of woman found in Gogebic County

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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — A Woodruff, Wis., woman was found dead in the Rainbow Falls area in Ironwood Township Wednesday, according to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office. On Nov. 22, the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to attempt to locate Candace Zahn Cain, 65, at about 7:26 ...

District Court

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DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Courtney Lea Martin, 36, of 1218 Michigan Ave., Gladstone, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense; 90 days jail, credit for one day served; 12 months probation; $1,525 fines and costs. Michael Steven Kittell, 38, Eben, ...