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After school program thriving at ski hill

Local News

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Ski Hill’s After School Program is in full swing, providing kids a safe and fun after school atmosphere. The program, which officially started on Jan. 6, encourages students from Holy Name, Gladstone and Escanaba to be active and have fun during the winter ...

Developer wants ban on new hotels

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council tabled a resolution Thursday that would have prohibited new hotels from being built within the city. “I don’t have enough information to even begin discussing this at a public meeting,” Mayor Marc Tall told the council. The proposed moratorium, ...

Protection available for victims of stalking

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ESCANABA — Stalking can happen to anyone from anyone — a former partner, an acquaintance or a complete stranger. January is Stalking Awareness Month and those involved in the process to help those in a stalking situation provided an insight in how prevalent stalking and harassment are in ...

Police give data on stalking, harassment

Local News

ESCANABA — Local law enforcement agencies have provided data showing just how often officers are called to stalking and harassment complaints. According to Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald, his department receives harassment complaints on a regular basis. “However, any type of harassment ...

Extra snowmobile patrols this weekend

Community

MARQUETTE — Many people are expected to spend time outdoors over the upcoming three-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Anticipating an influx of snowmobilers, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers - joined by local, state and federal officers - will be ...

St. Francis requesting public to limit visits

Community

ESCANABA — To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure. “The number of ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Thomas John Dupont, 46, of E4619 Highway M-35, Escanaba, pleaded no contest to one count of police officer - fleeing - third degree. He was sentenced to 10 months in jail and ...

Homeless shelter changes location

Community

ESCANABA — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by the Salvation Army, 3001 5th Ave. S., Escanaba, beginning Sunday evening, Jan. 19. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check the website www.HopeAtTheInn.org or call Lisa 420-1311. Donations may ...

Bay Sages next meeting is Feb. 6

Community

ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Bay Sages will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. at Bay de Noc Community College, Joseph Heirman University Center. Melissa Midaugh of the Victim’s Advocacy Group will be the featured speaker. There are a lot of crimes where there’s a victim ...

Prepare for weather to prevent frostbite

Local News

ESCANABA — Many people in the Upper Peninsula enjoy winter outdoor activities, but along with the fun, there is the danger of frostbite. For example, if outside temperatures are at zero degrees Fahrenheit and the wind speed is 15 miles per hour, the wind chill temperature of -19 degrees ...

Soo Locks closed for repairs and maintenance

Local News

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, said the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., are closed to navigation until March 25. The Corps will use this time to perform maintenance on the lock structures. “The Soo Locks are vital as a single point of ...

Island Resort & Casino to expand

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HANNAHVILLE — The Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Council has approved a $30 million expansion of the Island Resort and Casino to include over 100 hotel rooms. The addition will be connected to the south end of the current 11 story Palm Tower complete with three guest elevators and a ...

American Legion U.P. Mid Winter Tour set

Community

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2020 Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts Mid-Winter Conference is planned Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, at the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 in Iron Mountain. Attending the conference will be Michigan Department Commander Barry Wood, ...

More drug arrests made in Manistique

Community

MANISTIQUE — A Manistique resident was arraigned on three drug related charges in Schoolcraft County District Court Wednesday. Samantha Jo Troxler, 27, of Manistique, was arraigned on the following counts: one counts of controlled substance - delivery on school or library property ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., closed, Manistique Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 7:30 p.m., 314 Main Street, Manistique. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, Bottom Line, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., Room 9. Al-Anon, open, Delta Alano Club, 11 ...

Trout Unlimited chapter meets Friday

Community

MARQUETTE — The Fred Wara Chapter of Trout Unlimited, in conjunction with the Northern Michigan University Fisheries & Wildlife Association, will host a “Fishing After Hours” Friday, Jan. 17. This meeting is a special viewing of the Patagonia movie “Artifishal”, a film about he ...

Rethinking the basement as new living space

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Basements can be cold and dark, and often get much less decorating attention than the rest of the house. But you can gain new, useful and stylish living space by upgrading that subterranean space. Step one is addressing any risk of flooding or water ...

Robot is school link for homebound student

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School District acquired a robot last spring that allows homebound students to attend classes in real-time. The robot came just in time for one student. Junior Carson Norton suffers from a condition called Scheuermann’s disease, a developmental disorder of the ...

2nd Amendment issue draws crowd

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ESCANABA — Officials and residents shared their thoughts on a proposed resolution related to Second Amendment rights during a Delta County Board committee of the whole meeting Tuesday. Over 100 people attended the meeting, which focused on a proposal to make Delta County a “sanctuary ...

Local school districts to start before Labor Day

Local News

ESCANABA — Local school districts included in the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (DSISD) will start the 2020-2021 school year before Labor Day this year. DSISD Superintendent Doug Leisenring was asked by other school district superintendents to apply for a Labor Day Waiver ...