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Coast Guard to begin ice breaking operations

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SAULT SAINTE MARIE — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay began the escort of M/V Algosteel Sunday. The ice breaking work will commence at Rock Island Passage and end at the Fox River Entrance. The ship is carrying salt destined for the Port of Green Bay. Additional ice breaking work is ...

Safe Sitter babysitting class offered

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ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA in Escanaba will be hosting a Safe Sitter class on Friday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class will be held at Bay College. The course provides curriculum that is appropriate for the intellectual and emotional abilities of adolescents (must be age ...

Business After Hours planned 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 ...

Meeting on grant application planned

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ESCANABA — A public meeting will be held by the Delta Conservation District to answer questions and receive input on a grant application the county is considering for a recreational development project at Rapid River Falls Park. This meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at ...

Escanaba City Council meets Thursday

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ESCANABA — The public is invited to provide input on Escanaba’s 2018-2019 budget at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday’s regular council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at city hall. In other business, council will consider approval of a contract with the Michigan Department of ...

Free diabetes workshop offered in Esky

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ESCANABA — A diabetes self-management workshop is being offered at West Highland Apartments beginning on Jan. 29. The Diabetes - PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with diabetes to improve ...

Hermans elected to treasurer post

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ESCANABA — A Jan. 9, 2018, page 1A story in the Daily Press regarding the Escanaba School Board and its election of new board officials contained an error. Board member Jim Hermans was elected treasurer.

Cold can take toll on first responders

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ESCANABA — With the extreme cold and winter weather conditions the area has been facing recently, first responders are seeing more accidents and emergencies. When heading out onto the scene of either an auto accident or fire, the responders take extra precautions to ensure their safety when ...

Swallow Inn origins in Rapid River date back to 1890s

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Editors note: The Daily Press will be featuring a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is the Swallow Inn of Rapid River. — — — RAPID RIVER — For generations, the Swallow Inn, a Rapid River bar and grill, has given people living in and visiting ...

Youth gets jail term in drug case

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ESCANABA — A 16-year-old Gladstone teen, who was recently prosecuted as an adult on a meth charge, was sentenced to jail after violating her status as a youthful trainee, which offered her the opportunity to have the felony dismissed. Jalyn Elizabeth Kurth of Gladstone and co-defendant ...

Esky students help Toys for Tots

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Courtesy photo The Escanaba High School hockey team, the Eskymo Blue Line Club and the Spanish Club recently teamed up for a United States Marines Toys for Tots Drive. The drive began with a drop-off event at a home hockey game at the Hannahville Ice and Turf Complex. After the national ...

Date set for Midwinter Trappers Workshop

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HERMANSVILLE — The U.P. Trappers Association, District 3, 13th Annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop is Feb. 3. The event is for youngsters — and adults — interested in learning more about trapping. Doors open at 8 a.m. Central Time at the community center in Hermansville. Trapping supply ...

Animal swap spring schedule posted

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STEPHENSON — The Northern Poultry, Pigeon, and Rabbit Club (NPPRC) announces its spring 2018 feather and fur swap season. The spring swap schedule will begin on Saturday, March 31, at Marinette Farm and Garden in Marinette. The next swap will be held on Saturday, April 21, at Stephenson ...

Mine safety refresher training scheduled

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ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will be hosting an eight-hour annual MSHA Refresher course of Part 46 and 48 of the Mine Act, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The program covers the annual training requirements for owners and operators under 30 CFR parts 46 & ...

Economopoulos reflects on first year as judge

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ESCANABA — Reflecting on his first year as Delta County’s circuit court judge, John Economopoulos commented that a lot of hard work went by very quickly in the past 12 months. “It went by incredibly fast. It was a year of hard work fueled by gratitude,” Economopoulos, 46, said earlier ...

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 ...

Toys for Tots donations down in 2017

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ESCANABA — The local Toys for Tots campaign for the 2017 holiday season has wrapped up. According to Marine Corps League Upper Peninsula Detachment 444 Senior Vice Commandant Mike King, who coordinates Toys for Tots in Delta and Menominee counties, this year’s campaign had mixed ...

Woman gets jail for 2016 retail fraud

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ESCANABA — A Wilson woman — who failed to appear for her sentencing nine months ago — was sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on Friday in connection with the theft of merchandise from two Escanaba stores in 2016. Melissa Rose Meshigaud-Ritchie, 37, was sentenced to 90 days in ...

Escanaba man sentenced to prison for drunk driving

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was sentenced this week to two to five years in prison for his third drunk driving conviction. The judgment was handed down in Delta County Circuit Court. Jimi John Micheau, 42, of 400 S. 12th St., Escanaba, was arrested on Oct. 20, 2017 in Escanaba on the ...

More sexual harassment training for lawmakers

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LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Legislature is mandating more frequent sexual harassment training amid the national reckoning with sexual misconduct. Until now, lawmakers were required to take anti-harassment training only once after they were first elected to the House, where they can serve a ...