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Gladstone addresses pension funding

September 13, 2016 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission took steps Monday night to address the city’s unfunded pension liability and reduce the city’s ballooning payments to the Michigan Municipal Employees... more »»

U.S. Forest Service closing Manistique office

September 13, 2016 MANISTIQUE — The U.S. more »»

Rain dampens fair attendance

September 12, 2016 ESCANABA — Heavy rains drastically affected the two days of the Upper Peninsula State Fair that typically have the largest attendance, yet overall numbers in August were only down 13 percent from th... more »»

Local program aims to fight invasive plants

September 12, 2016 ESCANABA — The Delta Conservation District (DCD) will continue its efforts to fight the spread of the invasive plant phragmites by spraying areas infested by the plant this fall. more »»

New CEO joins Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

September 12, 2016 MANISTIQUE — After officially joining the staff of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) late last month, hospital CEO Robert Crumb said he is optimistic about the future of his new employer. more »»

150 inmates moved after protest at prison

September 12, 2016 KINCHELOE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan correctional officials say about 150 inmates have been moved from an Upper Peninsula prison to other prisons after a protest that led to damage in housing units. more »»

Summit on resuming control of wolves set

September 12, 2016 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of people are expected at a summit this week in northwestern Wisconsin on whether the state should resume control of the growing gray wolf population. more »»

Exercise classes keep seniors fit

September 10, 2016 By Haley Gustafson ESCANABA— Escanaba and Gladstone senior centers are helping seniors stay healthy with weekly exercise classes that kicked off this week. more »»

Straight-party voting ban foiled

September 10, 2016 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Food pantry seeking donations

September 10, 2016 ESCANABA — With their peak donation season still months away, representatives of local food pantries said they are in need of help from members of the community. more »»

Soup’r Chili Challenge returns for 22nd year

September 10, 2016 ESCANABA — The United Way Soup’r Chili Challenge returns for its 22nd year on Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ruth Butler building located on the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds. more »»

Rates fall after increase

September 10, 2016 MARQUETTE - The Michigan Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a rate increase for the Upper Peninsula Power Company, though the figure is lower than what the utility initially sought and... more »»

House of Ludington plan still alive

September 9, 2016 ESCANABA — A multi-million-dollar project to redevelop the House of Ludington in Escanaba into affordable senior housing is still in the works, but is now being handled by a different develope. more »»

NMU professor brings artwork to Bay College

September 9, 2016 ESCANABA — An art reception and artist talk was held for visual artist and Northern Michigan University English professor Russell Prather Thursday afternoon at Bay College’s Besse Center. more »»

Drowning victim’s body is recovered

September 9, 2016 ESCANABA — The body of a missing Illinois man was found Thursday afternoon in the waters of Little Bay de Noc. The body of Thomas M. Petruszak, 57, of Manteno, Il. more »»

Man gets prison term for strangulation

September 9, 2016 ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was sentenced Thursday to five to 10 years in prison for assaulting a woman by strangulation in Escanaba last spring. more »»

Esky’s revised master plan progressing

September 9, 2016 ESCANABA — Escanaba’s revised version of its community master plan is moving along and has been forwarded to the city council for review and adoptio. more »»

Gladstone woman sentenced to jail term for meth

September 9, 2016 ESCANABA — A Gladstone woman was ordered to spend six months in jail on one count of purchasing/possessing ephedrine/pseudoephedrine to make meth during her sentencing in Delta County Circuit Court... more »»

Officials get first-hand look at jail

September 8, 2016 ESCANABA — Several city and township officials got an inside look at the Delta County Correctional Facility during a tour held Wednesday mornin. more »»



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