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Man gets prison for vehicle theft

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was sentenced to a minimum of one year and 11 months in prison in Delta County Circuit Court recently for stealing a vehicle last summer. Todd Stephen Williams, 52, of Escanaba, pleaded no contest to one count larceny by conversion - $1,000 or more but less than ...

Cases bound over to circuit court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Justine Marie Jones, 33, of 315 S. 9th St., Escanaba, was bound over on the following counts: one count of jails - furnishing contraband to prisoners, a ...

Defendants sentenced in court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Taylor Ann Shanahan, 23, of 1111 9th Ave. S., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count controlled substance - delivery/manufacture - meth. She was sentenced to a minimum of 30 ...

D.A.R.E. program starts at Hannahville

HANNAHVILLE — The Hannahville Tribal Police Department and the Hannahville School are relaunching the D.A.R.E. education curriculum at the Hannahville Indian School and Nah Tah Wahsh PSA in the upcoming school year. For more than three decades, the D.A.R.E. drug education program has been a ...

YAC accepting fall grant requests

ESCANABA — The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) announced it is accepting grant applications for its fall 2019 grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit applications to the YAC for grants”. Grant applications can be obtained at ...

Club sponsoring health and wellness fair

ESCANABA — The recently established Bay College Human Services Club is sponsoring a Health and Wellness Fair on 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 ...

U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers post results

FLORENCE — Results from the Florence County Fair U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers on Aug. 23 have been announced. The Memorial Scholarship Tractor Pull, the next pull, will be at Flat Rock on Sept. 7. For additional information contact Terry Plouff at 906-399-2901. ALTERED STOCK First prize - ...

LaFave doesn’t want guns, ammo taxed

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, has introduced legislation which would prohibit the state from issuing the current sales and use tax rate of 6 percent on all purchased firearms and ammunition. LaFave said that no other rights outlined in both the U.S. and state ...

Food distribution for September scheduled

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for early June. The program is for residents who qualify with household income below 200 percent (1 person-$2,023/month, two people-$2,743/month) of ...

Facts about Michigan’s forests

ESCANABA — Almost everybody likes quick facts. Consider some of the following forest factoids. For more information about Michigan forests, visit the “Michigan Forests Forever” website. National Forest Facts - About one-third of the United States, 737 million acres, is forested. ...

Planner

Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., Manistique (rear entrance). A.A., closed, Study Group Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, open, ...

Gladstone Post seeking ‘Angel’ volunteers

GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police Gladstone Post is seeking volunteers to assist with the Angel Program, which allows an individual struggling with addiction to walk into any post and ask for assistance without fear of arrest or investigation. Angel volunteers respond to assist MSP post ...

Historical museum closed for season

ESCANABA — The Delta County Historical Museum and the Sand Point Lighthouse will be closed for the season as of Sept 3. While the lighthouse and the museum will be closed, the Delta County Historical Society Archives will be open on Mondays between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Hours on ...

Steve Brock Dairy Farms honored

ESCANABA — Each year Michigan’s Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) accepts nominations for it’s Community Service Award. This award is conferred upon a non-veterinarian, but animal related organization or individual, whose contributions have significantly benefited society. The 2019 ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

Kids Culinary Classes to start at Bonifas

ESCANABA — Who says kids can’t cook? Not the Bonifas Arts Center. The Bonifas is teaming up with 4-H SPIN Clubs to help kids become enthusiastic cooks and healthy eaters. Integral parts of the program are basics of nutrition, kitchen tools and techniques, hands-on food preparation, food ...

Mediation service available for farmers

LANSING — Michigan farmers can now mediate a wide range of disputes at no cost through the Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill enables the MAMP to mediate agricultural issues involving leases, farm transitions, organic certification, next-door ...

Permits needed for events in national forest

GLADSTONE — Maybe you’re thinking the National Forest would be a perfect venue for the “fill in the blank” (e.g. wedding, family reunion, birthday party, commercial film, outfitting business, watercolor painting lessons, etc, etc, etc) you want to host next summer. If so, don’t delay: ...

Lorne Watson Quintet to perform at library

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library invites the public to a concert with the Lorne Watson Quintet on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. This musical group is made up of local area musicians who will be playing a mix of original chamber and jazz music. The quintet includes Patrick Booth, on ...

Gladstone Post seeking ‘Angel’ volunteers

GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police Gladstone Post is seeking volunteers to assist with the Angel Program, which allows an individual struggling with addiction to walk into any post and ask for assistance without fear of arrest or investigation. Angel volunteers respond to assist MSP post ...