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Defendants sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court cases

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced on unrelated charges in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba. Alaina Jean Christensen, 29, of 905 1st Ave. S., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - maintaining a drug house. She was sentenced to 11 ...

Homeless shelter to change locations

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ESCANABA — Harbor Lights Church, 612 2nd Ave. So. in Escanaba, will be the next host site for Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter beginning this Sunday evening, Jan. 21. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. To see where trained volunteers are needed, check ...

Delta-Schoolcraft ISD seeks board member

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ESCANABA — The Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District is seeking a qualified individual to complete a vacated board term until June of 2019. The term will fill the seat of retiring, long-time board member Bonnie Wenick Kutz. The Delta-Schoolcraft ISD is directed by a seven-member ...

Business After Hours scheduled Jan. 31

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ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North Woods Place Senior Living and Northwoods Rehabilitation, located at 501 S. Lincoln Road, Escanaba. North Woods will be showcasing one of its apartments, which will be open for viewing. The North ...

Program focuses on hands-on learning

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BARK RIVER — Seventh and eight graders at Bark River-Harris (BRH) School are participating in an unique learning opportunity through a class that is primarily project-based. According to Darren Bray, junior and high school principal at BRH, the Project Based Learning (PBL) program started ...

Bay discusses project at YMCA

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ESCANABA — The Bay College Board of Trustees discussed a potential construction and renovation project at the Northern Lights YMCA during a special meeting Tuesday. The possibility of making changes at the YMCA has been discussed since 2016. Bay College President Laura Coleman said, as Bay ...

Man pleads guilty in sexual assault case

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MENOMINEE — A Wallace man will be sentenced this spring for a 2016 sexual assault charge he recently pleaded guilty to in Menominee County Circuit Court. Kevin Michael Ihander, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a 15-year felony, during a pretrial ...

Vote on wind turbines planned next week

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Planning Commission will vote on whether or not to approve several proposed wind turbine site plans during a special meeting next Tuesday. The meeting, which was scheduled during another special meeting of the commission Monday, will take place at 5 p.m. at the ...

Man gets prison term on delivering heroin charge

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison in Delta County Circuit Court Tuesday after pleading guilty to delivering heroin last year. Fred Lee Willis, 35, was sentenced to prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in November to one count of delivering less than 50 ...

Pregnancy Services gets donation

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Courtesy photo PEO President Janet Lindstrom, right, and Secretary Karen Caswell, left, present a $600 donation to Pregnancy Services of Delta County Executive Director Audra Buchmiller. Pregnancy Services of Delta County (PSDC) is a local crisis pregnancy and parenting resource center, ...

Walk for Warmth coming on Feb. 24

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ESCANABA — Menominee, Delta and Schoolcraft county residents having trouble paying their home-heating bills will get a big boost during the Community Action Agency Walk for Warmth on Feb. 24 in all three counties. The fund-raising campaign helps fill the void for many residents who need ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Michael Henry St. Aubin, 41, of 6036 23.6 Lane, Gladstone, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense; 75 days jail, credit for four days served; 12 months probation; $1,575 fines and costs. Molly Jean Jones, 30, of 14245 ...

Escanaba library Storyhour is Saturday

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ESCANABA — The monthly Storyhour in the children’s room at the Escanaba Public Library is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m. Featured guests for the program will be Cindy Nelson and family. Nelson, who works with hearing impaired children, will share stories and sign language. ...

Snow, winter recreation offer cure for cabin fever

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ESCANABA — With Monday’s snow snowstorm, there is more than enough snow for winter recreation. People looking to beat “cabin fever” have a wide variety of options for outdoor recreation in Delta County. Escanaba Recreation Director Kim Peterson said there are several outdoor ...

Esky may seek sinking fund millage

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board was given a presentation by the Sinking Fund Exploratory Committee during its regular meeting Monday. The board is looking into the possibility of bringing a sinking fund millage proposal to voters sometime this year. Since mid-November, Superintendent ...

Area digs out after heavy snow

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ESCANABA — Heavy snows left many Upper Peninsula residents digging out Sunday and Monday, but the exact amount of snow that fell varied greatly by location. At the Escanaba Water Plant, snow totals are measured each morning at 7 a.m. and represent the amount of snow that fell during the ...

Board gives Kulbertis high marks

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Area Schools Board of Education’s evaluation process for Superintendent Jay Kulbertis continued during its first regular meeting of the year Monday. At a previous meeting, Kulbertis used the Michigan Association of School Boards’ Superintendent Evaluation Tool ...

Leaders briefed on Iron Ore Heritage Trail

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ESCANABA — Information on a 47-mile recreational trail in Marquette County that was created through voter-supported millages, grants and volunteer efforts was presented Monday during a round table meeting of Delta County leaders at Escanaba City Hall. The Iron Ore Heritage Trail extends ...

Community comes together through USW

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ESCANABA — United Steelworkers Local 2-21 (USW) Women of Steel have been collecting blankets and pajamas to help others in the community. On Sunday, Dec. 17, the collection ended with a family and friends gathering at the United Steel Workers Hall, where all could make a tie blanket to ...