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Mac Bridge reopens after falling ice closure

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ST. IGNACE (AP) — The Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas has reopened to traffic after being shut down due to falling ice from its cables and towers. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the bridge was operating this morning under a high wind warning after ...

Bovine TB found on second Michigan farm

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LANSING (AP) — State officials say they’ve discovered a second cattle herd in southwestern Michigan infected with bovine tuberculosis. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced last week the potentially fatal disease had shown up on a farm in Ottawa County. On ...

Relic Riders help Walk for Warmth

Community

Courtesy photo Ron Pratt of the Rapid River Relic Riders donates $250 to the Community Action Agency Delta County Walk for Warmth, represented by Executive Director Julie Moberg, right, and Executive Assistant Cathy Pearson. Walks for Warmth, Feb. 24 in Menominee, Delta and Schoolcraft ...

Thrivent contributes to Bay athletics

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Courtesy photo Thrivent Financial is giving back to the community by sponsoring this weekend’s men’s and women’s basketball games, between Bay College Norse and Gogebic Community College. Thrivent recently donated $3,500 to the Bay College Athletics Foundation to help young people ...

Former resident wins short story prize

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GRAND RAPIDS — Houghton County author Nancy Barr’s short story was recently selected as the Judges’ Choice Runner-up in the sixth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest. Sponsored by the Kent District Library, Schuler Books & Music, and Meijer, the contest drew almost 900 ...

Bay College Career Fair scheduled

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ESCANABA — Bay College will be hosting two career fairs — one at each of campus. The Escanaba Career Fair will be on March 7 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Joseph Heirman University Center (Room 952) at Bay College. The Iron Mountain Career Fair will be on March 8 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. CST ...

Decor that’s perfectly imperfect

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press “Perfect imperfection” is a trend in furnishings and decor. “It’s a return to the artisanal and the crafted, with narrative and meaning to objects,” says Caroline Till, co-founder of the London design studio FranklinTill. “Fingerprints of process ...

Iconic Esky restaurant closes after 34 years

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ESCANABA — After 34 years in business, local eatery Elmer’s Restaurant closed Sunday. Owner Jane Sarnowski spoke about the history of this business and the role it has played in the community. “It’s been 34 wonderful years, and it’s just time to retire,” she said. Sarnowski was ...

Learning Center relocation pondered

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board discussed the possibility of partnering with the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (DSISD) Learning Center by blending its students and staff into a current school building within the Escanaba district during its regular meeting Monday. ...

Escanaba man arrested on child porn charges

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man arrested for child sexually abusive activity was arraigned in Delta County District Court today, according to the county prosecutor who authorized a 14-count felony warrant against the suspect. Following an intensive investigation by the Internet Crimes Against ...

Gladstone looks at city budget, utility rates

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GLADSTONE — While the Gladstone city commissioners made no official budget decisions during a special meeting Monday evening, the commission did review the plans for a number of departments for the next fiscal year and agreed not to raise rates for city electric customers. The proposed rate ...

Gladstone schools keep eye on state funding

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GLADSTONE — Gladstone Superintendent Jay Kulbertis updated members of the Gladstone Area Schools Board of Education on Gov. Rick Snyder’s state budget proposal for Michigan’s 2018-19 fiscal year during the board’s regular meeting Monday. Snyder’s $56.8 billion proposal was presented ...

Meeting to address farmers, solar energy

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ESCANABA — Since the first part of the year, solar companies have been actively contacting farm owners in an effort to secure land for solar energy projects. This is in response to the Michigan Public Service Commission raising the avoided cost of electricity to 9.5 cents per kWh. In an ...

Big Brat Sale coming Wednesday

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ESCANABA — The Community Action Agency Walk for Warmth Big Brat Sale is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until they’re all sold out) Wednesday. The event raises funding and awareness for the Feb. 24 Walk for Warmth, which raises funds to help Delta County residents who need help paying ...

Linquist to speak at Bay Sages meeting

Community

ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Bay Sages will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at the Joseph Heirman University Center conference rooms. Refreshments are served. The guest speaker will be Charles Lindquist, president of the Delta County Historical Society. His presentation ...

Project to benefit veterans featured

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GLADSTONE — Jason Brunette will speaking about Project Red, White, and Blue, a program that benefits local veterans today, at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1920 Lake Shore Drive in Gladstone. The event is open to the public. A free soup supper is offered at 6 p.m. ...

Bay de Noc Gobblers Banquet is Feb. 24

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ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Gobblers Banquet will be held at the Ruth Butler Building at the U.P. State Fairgrounds on Feb. 24 starting at 4 p.m. There are tickets available. Contact Fred at (906) 241-8745 or Ken at (906) 553-2268.

‘Dog Troubles’ class canceled tonight

Community

ESCANABA — ESCANABA — ‘Dog Troubles’ class is not going to be held tonight. It is regularly scheduled at the Delta Animal Shelter on the third Tuesday of each month, and will be held again on Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Vehicle damaged by fire in Escanaba

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Jordan Beck | Daily Press Escanaba Public Safety firefighters quickly extinguish a fire on a vehicle parked on the 400 block of North Lincoln Road shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday. Upon arrival, flames were coming from the engine area which sustained major damage. The cause of the fire is ...

Former educator pens books for kids

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ESCANABA — A former Escanaba School District educator has found a new passion while also tying in his love for educating children. Loren Veeser, who was teacher in Escanaba for 35 years, has published a series of children’s books — a dream which he said has been a lifelong goal. ...