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Farmers get ready for growing season

ESCANABA — Though planting of many crops often begins after Memorial Day in the Upper Peninsula, some farmers and home growers have been preparing fields and gardens, and in some cases seeing growth already. This spring has been a bit of an anomaly in that, following a mild winter, the U.P. ...

Upper Peninsula artist brings his printmaking skills to Bonifas Arts Center

ESCANABA — Printmaking artist Ben Bohnsack has been in residence at the Bonifas Arts Center this past week, working on woodcuts, testing out materials and discussing his process with interested visitors. The residency was a prize that followed Northern Exposure, the annual exhibition at the ...

Straight line winds caused storm damage in Gladstone area

GLADSTONE — A line of thunderstorms that produced straight line winds caused damage in several local communities early Wednesday. According to the Marquette National Weather Service (NWS), wind gusts were estimated to be 70 miles per hour, resulting in downed trees and power lines in parts of ...

Calls out to remove Board of Canvassers member

ESCANABA — Despite the results of the May 7 recall election for the Delta County Board ultimately being certified, the initial failure of the Delta County Board of Canvassers to certify the election has led to calls for the removal of the canvasser who was primarily responsible for the failed ...

Remembering fallen heroes

Courtesy photo Local Girl Scout Troops recently partnered with local veterans to place flags next to the headstones of our veterans at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba in preparation for Memorial Day. Memorial Day services are planned throughout the area on Monday, May 27.

Delta County commissioners settle into new roles

ESCANABA — The newly-elected Delta County commissioners settled into their new roles Tuesday during the reorganizational meeting of the commission by voting who would lead the board for the coming term and establishing their board and committee assignments. The first action of the ...