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Portion of Sheridan Road closed Aug. 1-4

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ESCANABA — Canadian National Railroad will be replacing a railroad track crossing on Sheridan Road between 17th Avenue North and 20th Avenue North starting today. Sheridan Road will be closed to through traffic and a detour route will be designated using 15th Avenue North to North Lincoln ...

Cancer Alliance sets luminary fundraiser

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Cancer Alliance will be hosting a luminary fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in Ludington Park. Luminary bags are available now at the alliance office, located at 3430 Ludington Street in Escanaba, or the night of the event at the bandshell. Bags ...

Welcome to Medicare seminar offered

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MANISTIQUE — UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is offering a free seminar in the area to help people new to Medicare understand their benefits and choices. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Schoolcraft County Memorial Hospital ...

Defendants sentenced in court

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced on unrelated cases in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba. Mitchell Bruce McCullough, 47, of W201 Casino Lane, Wilson, pleaded no contest to assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and was sentenced to 12 months in ...

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Decked out school buses rip around a figure-eight track during the bus race portion of last year’s Armageddon on Wheels at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds. The demolition derby returns this year on Friday at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds and will feature bus races, gauntlet races, dueling tough trucks, and many others. Tickets are on sale now for $20 and can be purchased at Edward’s Collision Center, Midwest Truck Driving School, at the Island Resort and Casino, and online at www. armageddononwheels.com.

Armageddon on Wheels returns

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds will feature demolition derby action on Friday when Armageddon on Wheels returns. The derby, which begins at 7 p.m., will showcase a figure eight bus race, gauntlet race, bump n’ run, dueling tough trucks, and many more contests. Gates ...

Wisconsin duo win Cabela’s bass tourney

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ESCANABA — A pair of Wisconsin anglers left Delta County $3,600 richer Saturday as they captured the title in the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit tournament on the Bays de Noc. Josh Keeney, of Winneconne and John Berrens Jr., of Weyauwega, filled their limit of five with a half-hour ...

Child welfare system still under judge’s eye

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s child-welfare system remains under court oversight, 11 years and millions of dollars after a sweeping lawsuit challenged the way the state cares for vulnerable kids who are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. There is no dispute that Michigan ...

AP report: A patchwork of justice for juvenile lifers

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DETROIT (AP) — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs. It’s been more than 27 years since Hines stood before a judge in this building. He was 15 then, just out of eighth grade, answering for his role in the murder of a ...

Jenny Lancour | Daily Press
Delta County District Court Judge Steve Parks, at podium, recognizes some members of the county’s drug court team during a one-year anniversary celebration of the program at Escanaba City Hall on Friday. From left are, Emily DeSalvo, district court administrator; Jeana LaCarte, district court magistrate; Parks, and Ben Booker, Marie Kwarciany, and John Harris of the Delta County Probation Office.

Local drug court marks first year

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ESCANABA — Delta County Drug Court is changing lives and making a difference in the community. That was the message Friday from organizers of the specialized court that helps addicts kick their drug habits rather than sentencing them to time behind bars. Stakeholders in Delta County’s ...

Ex-addicts praise program

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ESCANABA — Testimony from participants in Delta County’s drug court program revealed successes of the specialized court, which celebrated its one-year anniversary at Escanaba City Hall on Friday. Drug court participant Zachary Hamilton gave an emotional testimony of how drug court has ...

Trail taking shape at Hannahville

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HANNAHVILLE — A grant-funded project to create a new four-mile-long paved trail in Hannahville has been progressing smoothly since construction began on the project this summer. “We’ve had no hang-ups,” Betty Draze of Hannahville Public Works said. Draze is the coordinator for the ...

Educators aim to boost financial IQs

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ESCANABA — Financial literacy was the topic of discussion at the Stonehouse Restaurant and Lounge in Escanaba Thursday during a “Lunch and Learn” session. CEO of Pershing Advisor Solutions, Mark Tibergien, Financial Literacy student Caitlyn Gimler, and Erika Fix, American government, ...

Head Start applications being accepted

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ESCANABA — Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Early Childhood Program is accepting applications for Head Start and Early Head Start in all three counties. The Early Head Start program offers child development education and family support to pregnant women and their families with children birth to 3 ...

Local criminal cases bound over to Delta County Circuit Court

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Edward John Parrett, 48, of 2624 15.5 Lane, Escanaba, was bound over on the following charges: operating a motor vehicle with a high blood alcohol content, ...

Free diabetes workshop offered by YMCA

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ESCANABA — A free diabetes self-management workshop will be offered at the MTEC center. 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 Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and manage ...

Stafford joins St. Francis Hospital clinic

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ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group welcomes Allison Stafford, PA to its walk-in clinic. Stafford received her bachelor of science degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids and her master of science in physician assistant studies from Midwestern ...

Mackinac Financial Corp. hits $1B assets

Business News

MANISTIQUE — Mackinac Financial Corporation, the bank holding company for mBank, announced second quarter 2017 income of $1.680 million, or $.27 per share, compared to a loss of $.125 million or ($.02) per share for the second quarter of 2016. Net income for the first six months of 2017 ...

Remote work the norm even at small firms

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By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — At more small businesses, any watercooler chat takes place in a messaging app. Staff meetings are held via Skype. There might not even be an office. Having a remote staff can be a good fit for many companies. Among the upsides: It ...

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Cargo barge in port

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Jenny Lancour | Daily Press The Menominee, a cargo barge, integrated with the Olive Moore tug from Cleveland, Ohio, undergoes repairs at the Basic Marine Dock in Escanaba on Thursday. The vessel, which is 728 feet long and can carry up to 24,450 tons of cargo, arrived Monday and is expected ...

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Missing man may be in Delta County

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 47-year-old Iron Mountain man who left his home Friday, July 21, to go to Green Bay and hasn’t been heard from since. Imran Kiani has issues with depression, which may be the reason he hasn’t contacted ...