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Craft beer festival returns

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ESCANABA — The Wells Lions Club will be hosting the second annual Taste of the North Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 12, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Ruth Butler Building, located on the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. According to Brett Way, president of the Wells Lions Club, the ...

Motions denied in criminal sexual conduct case

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ESCANABA — Garden Township’s supervisor — accused of sexually assaulting a girl less than 13 years old several years ago — appeared in Delta County Circuit Court last week for a hearing on several motions related to his upcoming trial. Morgan Richard Tatrow, 79, is charged with one ...

Mel’s Lawn, Garden, and Feed Center all in the family

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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 Mel’s Lawn, Garden, and Feed Center in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Since it opened decades ago, Mel’s Lawn, Garden, and ...

Bark River-Harris Leo Club honored

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Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Members of the Bark River-Harris Schools Leo Club were recently honored with awards at the 96th annual Single District 10 Convention for Lions International. Leo Club is part of Lions International and the Heart of the North Lions Club. Student members shown ...

Bay names poster symposium winners

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ESCANABA —Bay College ANNOUNCED ITS student winners for the 5th Annual Student Poster Symposium. The Symposium is an event that offers students the unique opportunity to showcase their coursework in an open forum by presenting their work in a poster format. Students display their posters ...

LaFave wants to repeal wheelchair law

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LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his legislation to ensure people with disabilities can operate an electric wheelchair without a driver’s license. A disability mobility vehicle would be defined as a ...

Defendants sentenced in court

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in unrelated cases in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba. Scott Allen Johnson, 46, of 602 Michigan Ave., Gladstone, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, third offense. He was sentenced to nine months ...

Bay alumni, graduate celebration planned

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ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association will be hosting an Alumni & Graduate Celebration on Thursday, May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hereford & Hops in Escanaba. Graduates and Bay Alumni are welcome! Food and fun will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. Register ...

Heart of the North Lions to meet

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HYDE — The Heart of the North Lions Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 10, at 6:45 p.m. at the Highland. Installation of Officers will be done at this meeting. The Heart of the North Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organization in ...

Wags-A-Tail Rummage Sale goods needed

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ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter will be collecting items for its Wags-A-Tail Rummage Sale. Drop-off days are Sunday, May 6, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, May 7, 5 to 8 p.m. The last day will be on Wednesday, May 9, 5 to 8 p.m. Any used household items will be taken except: clothes, shoes, ...

Voters to decide on Esky school millage

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ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public School’s sinking fund millage proposal will be put before the voters on Tuesday, May 8. A school sinking fund is supported by a millage on all real property and is considered as a “pay as you go” method for funding building maintenance and infrastructure ...

Pepin to receive award for work in prosecutor’s office

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ESCANABA — District Court Clerk and Delta County prosecutor’s Office Manager Christine Pepin will receive state recognition through the Frances A. Smith Prosecutor Staff Achievement Award. The Prosecuting Attorney Association of Michigan established the special award to recognize ...

Vote will ­decide ­planning ­commission

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GARDEN TOWNSHIP — On May 8, residents of Garden Township will vote on an ordinance that would create a planning commission for the township if approved. However, due to state law, not everyone living in the township will be able to participate in this vote. According to MCL 125.3813 of the ...

Bob Romps vies for LaFave’s 108th District seat

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ESCANABA — The race for Michigan’s 108th District is beginning to heat up, with Democratic challenger Bob Romps of Gladstone hoping to unseat Republican Beau LaFave. When asked what he felt set him apart from LaFave, Romps was quick to point out his 30 years of working in the community, ...

Woman who fell in hole didn’t detail injuries

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LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court says an Upper Peninsula judge was right to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman who fell into a 6-foot hole dug to fix a water pipe. The state's high court issued an order on Friday reinstating the Chippewa County judge's 2015 dismissal of the case ...

District Court

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DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Adam Donald Haberstich, 36, of 815 N. 19th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense and pleaded guilty to one count of use of marijuana; 75 days jail, credit for two days served, 73 days jail suspended; 12 ...

Daily Planner

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Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

DeHaan joins First Bank’s investment team

Business News

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s First Bank announces Alex DeHaan has joined the First Investment Services team as an investment representative. DeHaan is a registered investment representative licensed to sell a wide range of investment products including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. He is also ...