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Ex-deputy in court for sexual assault

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MENOMINEE — A former Menominee County Sheriff’s Department deputy, who worked directly in all Menominee County schools as a school resource officer, was bound over to Menominee County Circuit Court on two counts of criminal sexual conduct Tuesday. Brian William Helfert, 56, of 1116 17th ...

Hotel plan at Super One site approved

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ESCANABA — The construction of a hotel on the site of the former Super One Foods grocery store moved forward Tuesday when the Escanaba Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved a plan for the project. The plan will now be sent to the city council for final approval. The property was ...

Kindness is the rule at Soo Hill School

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ESCANABA — Feb. 16-22 is Random Acts of Kindness Week, but students at Soo Hill Elementary turned the whole month of February into Kindness Month. During February, students are taking part in a variety of activities that promote kindness in many aspects of their lives. “Kindness is ...

County continues to back Child Advocacy Center

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners heard about recent changes at the Delta Regional Child Advocacy Center Tuesday. The child advocacy center was established by the Northern Michigan Alliance for Children to provide and coordinate services for child victims and their families ...

Pelto appointed to attorney general office

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LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the appointment of Assistant Attorney General Jessica Pelto to the department’s Marquette satellite office. This is the first time in more than a decade the Michigan Department of Attorney General has stationed an assistant attorney ...

Anglim promoted to police chief

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GRANDVILLE, Mich. — The Grandville City Council confirmed Deputy Police Chief Paul Anglim’s promotion to police chief in January. Anglim, the son of Marilyn and the late SSGT Adrian Anglim, was born and raised in Gladstone. He began his law enforcement career with the Gladstone Department ...

Apprentice of the Year dinner is Saturday

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HARRIS — There will be an Apprentice of the Year dinner on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris. Doors open from 5 to 6 p.m. with a cash bar. A sit-down dinner is at 6:15 p.m. with speakers and awards presentation at 7 p.m. The Apprentice of the Year Event names ...

Bay scholarship deadline approaching

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ESCANABA — Bay College awards nearly 300 scholarships every year to graduating high school seniors, current students, and returning learners. Over $420,000.00 is available for students in scholarships for Academic Year 2020-2021, and a scholarship application must be submitted by March 15 to ...

Minor changes this tax season

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ESCANABA — As the 2019 tax season has arrived, residents have begun filing their tax returns. Brandy Olson, CPA of Anderson, Tackman & Company, PLC said changes made to tax laws for 2019 have mostly been minor. “Taxpayers should expect to see some consistency in their tax liability ...

Sale price set for Soo Hill School

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board took one step closer to selling the Soo Hill School building to the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (DSISD) Monday. The board agreed to sell the building for $175,000. The building was appraised at $216,500. After Escanaba Superintendent ...

Gladstone looks at proposed city budget

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GLADSTONE — After over a month of gathering information from department heads, the Gladstone City Commission met with city staff to examine the proposed 2020-2021 fiscal year budget. Of the proposed $18 million budget, information on the general fund was presented on during Monday’s ...

Richer seeks election to 108th Michigan House seat

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ESCANABA — A Gladstone resident is running for state representative for Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. Renee Richer is a Democratic candidate running to represent Michigan’s 108th State House District. According to Richer, she could do a better job in Lansing representing the ...

OSF Hospice to host volunteer training

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ESCANABA — OSF Hospice will host volunteer training for community members interested in becoming volunteers for hospice. Hospice volunteers have unique duties and spend their time with the terminally ill to provide a kind and comforting presence. They give the patient’s family and ...

Masonville firefighters get donation

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Courtesy photo Masonville Township Fire Department received a donation of $1,100.47 from the Escanaba Meijer store. The donation will be used to purchase extrication equipment. Above, Jessica Daniels-Warner, Escanaba Meijer store director, hands a check to Masonville Township Fire Department ...

Bay College signs transfer agreements

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ESCANABA — Transferring to a four-year college or university from Bay College will now be simpler thanks to new transfer agreements signed with 25 Michigan colleges and universities. “This is a terrific opportunity for students in our community. Our students have had great success ...

EMS committee creates scholarship

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ESCANABA — The Bay College EMS Conference Committee has developed two scholarships to be awarded to students enrolled in the EMT or paramedic program at Bay College. The scholarships will assist students in pursuing a career in the medical professions of emergency medical technician (EMT) or ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT ASSAULT Eric Moran, 41, of 3101 14th Ave. S., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of assault — aggravated and one count of breaking and entering — illegal entry (without owner’s permission); 16 days jail, credit for four days served; six months probation; shall ...

Defendants get jail sentences on drug changes

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba woman was sentenced to seven months in jail on a drug charge in Delta County Circuit Court recently. Marissa Mae Tallberg, 24, of 312 N. 19th St., Apt. No. 2, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - possession/analogues. She was sentenced to ...

Take it slow when removing snow

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ESCANABA — A Yoopers’ work is never done, especially during the winter months. Removing snow and ice that cover homes, sidewalks and vehicles is a task the majority of Yoopers face. The extra work can cause serious injuries if snowblowing or shoveling are not done properly. OSF HealthCare ...

Second wave of flu hits US kids

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NEW YORK (AP) — A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalization rate for youngsters are the highest seen at this point in any season since the severe flu outbreak of 2009-10, ...