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Proposed solar farm guidelines sent to Escanaba Township Board

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ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — Members of the Escanaba Township Planning Commission agreed to recommend proposed guidelines for solar energy facilities in the township to the Escanaba Township Board Monday after a public hearing. Chandler Solar Project LLC, an affiliate of Orion Renewable Energy Group ...

City manager hearing postponed

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GLADSTONE — A removal hearing for City Manager Darcy Long was rescheduled during a special Gladstone City Commission meeting Monday night. “This request is from Mr. Long and in the interest to accommodate his right to due process I am making this motion,” Gladstone Mayor Joe Thompson ...

Gladstone delays 9th Street assessment

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission is pausing the 9th Street Project special assessment process. A second public hearing was held for the 9th Street Special Assessment District Monday, however no action was taken. The special assessment process requires two public hearings before ...

Robbery case heading to circuit court

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ESCANABA — A Kalamazoo man charged with armed robbery of the Escanaba Hardee’s restaurant was bound over to Delta County Circuit Court recently. Mark James Wilson, 59, of 10098 Woodlawn Drive, Kalamazoo, was bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court on one count of ...

U.P. Trappers Convention & Outdoor Expo starts Friday

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ESCANABA — The 57th annual U.P. Trappers Convention & Outdoor Expo will be held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday. Convention Coordinator Roy Dahlgren said the convention is among the biggest events of its kind in the nation. “It’s the largest trapping and outdoor ...

Flags lowered to honor Justice Stevens

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on today to honor the life and service of former United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. “Supreme Court Justice John ...

Bay Sages plan meeting on Aug. 1

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ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Bay Sages will be held on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. at Bay College, Room 952 of the Joseph Heirman University Center. The story of the Native American boarding schools will be presented by Earl Meshigaud, a Potawatomi elder from ...

Coffee with A Cop set in Manistique

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MANISTIQUE — Coffee with A Cop will be held on Aug. 20 at the Cedar Street Cafe, 220 S. Cedar Street Manistique, from 9 until 11 a.m. Join your neighbors and local police officers for coffee and conversation. There is no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and ...

Menominee Democrats meet Aug. 6

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STEPHENSON — The next meeting of the Menominee County Democratic Party will be held at the County Annex Building S904 US 41 in Stephenson on Tuesday, Aug. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. In addition to reports from each of the officers, the group will host its second round-table discussion. This ...

Human Services Club plans health fair

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ESCANABA — The recently established Bay College Human Services Club is sponsoring a Health and Wellness Fair Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Besse Center. The fair aims to increase knowledge and use of local resources provided through local community service agencies, as well ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT INTOXICATED DRIVING Christopher Nathan Metish, 21, of 750 S. 38th St. No. 1, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated; four days jail, credit for one day served, three days suspended; 24 hours community service; six months probation; $850 fines and ...

High water takes toll on Gladstone beach

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GLADSTONE — The record high water levels in Lake Michigan has had a huge impact on Gladstone’s recreational shoreline. Gladstone Parks and Recreation Department Director Nicole Sanderson said there are problems from the boardwalk near the campground to the beach itself. She added, ...

U.P. State Fair preparations are underway

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ESCANABA — A long-running local event is observing a major milestone this year. Executive Director of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce Vickie Micheau said efforts are underway to prepare for 2019’s U.P. State Fair. “This year marks the 10th anniversary of the seamless transition of ...

UPutt Family Fun Center focus on fun and games

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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 UPutt Family Fun Center of Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — A recently-opened indoor recreation center featuring miniature golf, ...

UP Health System helps YMCA

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MARQUETTE — UP Health System - Marquette donated $10,000 to the Northern Lights YMCA for the mission of continuing to build healthier communities. Victor Harrington, regional director of marketing and business development at UPHS, presented the check to Caron Salo, the YMCA fund director, and ...

Grants available for local art projects

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ESCANABA — The Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region 1B announced $24,500 is available in mini-grants for arts organization projects and artists. The grant can assist in promoting public engagement, diverse and distinctive art, lifelong learning in the arts and the ...

Planner

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Today A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., closed, St. Thomas School, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Dual Recovery, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, ...

Motorcycle Fun Run coming Aug. 3

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NEWBERRY — The Grey Dragons Motorcycle Association will be holding the first Ross Hafferkamp Memorial Fun Run, which will be held at the American Legion in Newberry, Mich. on Aug. 3. They will be raising money for The Diane Peppler Resource Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. and the U.P. Honor ...

Club sets radio control float fly is July 28

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ESCANABA — On Sunday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Radio control seaplanes, and helicopters will be displayed and flown through out the day in Ludington Park Bay Area R/C Flying Sight will be at Ludington Park between boat docks and the bridge. For Information, call Dan Brachmann ...

Man sentenced to jail term for CSC

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was sentenced to 11 months in jail in Delta County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to inappropriately touching a minor. Arnold Allen Boggs, 58, of 1904 5th Ave. S., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct - fourth degree (force or ...