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Council vote splits over bank transfer

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ESCANABA — Despite multiple council members stating they believed transferring roughly $26 million of surplus and retirement funds to the bank where the city’s former treasurer now serves as a vice president was a conflict of interest, the council moved forward Thursday with approving a ...

Contract talk heats up city meeting

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ESCANABA — Escanaba City Council members sparred Thursday over whether or not the entire council should know what City Manager Patrick Jordan had recently requested be changed in his contract, despite those changes not being recommended by a subcommittee. “Will the rest of the council be ...

Sabor tapped as interim Delta County administrator

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ESCANABA — Former Delta County Treasurer Tom Sabor will serve as the county’s part-time interim administrator. The Delta County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Sabor to the position during a special meeting Thursday afternoon. On Monday, exiting Delta County ...

‘Play’ picked as theme for Gladstone mural

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GLADSTONE — Hot on the heels of the official unveiling of Manistique’s second mural created through the “Power of Words Project” earlier this week, the theme chosen for a new Gladstone mural was officially announced during Business After Hours. The Gladstone mural, which will also be ...

United Way project helps foster closet

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Courtesy photo Jenny Tourangeau, co-director of UP Foster Closet of Delta County, accepts delivery of donated pajamas and diapers from the United Way of Delta County’s Day of Action project. For three weeks in June and July, community members were invited to donate new pajamas and diapers ...

Engaging Youth program plans zoo trip

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District’s Engaging Youth in the Community program is planning its second event. The free activity is for youth ages 8-18. A trip to the DeYoung Zoo in Wallace is planned Tuesday, Aug. 13. A school bus will pick up students at noon at ...

Knueppel named Leaders of Promise Scholar

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ESCANABA — Bay College’s Nicole Knueppel is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while ...

Planner

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Today A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed meeting, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., rear entrance, Escanaba. Delta County Home School Educators, Civic ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Caleb James Bourdeau, 21, of 525 N. 19th St., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of weapons - carrying concealed, a five-year felony with a maximum fine of ...

Pocket Park showcases the outdoors

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ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Pocket Park is a recreational oasis within the Escanaba city limits. The Pocket Park, located within the U.P. State Fairgrounds, offers youngsters and visitors alike the opportunity to experience the outdoors close to home by ...

Gladstone Lion’s Club helps families prepare for winter

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Lion’s Club plans multiple community projects annually that benefit residents of the Gladstone area. Recently, the club got a jump on helping struggling families’ heat their homes this winter by splitting wood this summer. Lion Bill Gimler of Gladstone donated ...

Waterfront Art Festival Saturday

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ESCANABA — The area’s longest-running art festival — the Waterfront Art Festival — is set to return to Escanaba Saturday. The festival will be held in Ludington Park by the Karas Bandshell from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bonifas Arts Center Gallery Coordinator Kate Oman, who will also be a ...

Golf ball drop fundraiser part of Rock the Dock event

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ESCANABA — The second annual Golf Ball Drop will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. by the Escanaba Municipal Dock. Escanaba Recreation Department Director Kim Peterson is holding the fundraiser during the city’s Rock the Dock event. Six hundred golf ball tickets are being sold at $25 each. The ...

North Central Schools has new principal

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POWERS — The North Central Area Schools has hired David Florenski to serve as middle school/high school principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Florenski comes to North Central Area Schools after serving as the high school principal at the East Jordan Public Schools in East Jordan, ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT DISORDERLY PERSON Christopher Douglas Fredrickson, 44, of 401 S. 10th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to disorderly person; 71 days jail, credit for 71 days served; $350 fines and costs. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Christopher Douglas Fredrickson, 44, of 401 S. 10th St., Escanaba, ...

Fly ball tournament this weekend

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ESCANABA — Aug 3 and 4 will be the seventh annual Fly-Ball tournament held in Escanaba at the U.P. State Fairground’s Miracle of Life building Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teams, consisting of a minimum of four dogs and four humans, come from all over North America for this ...

Community Grief Group meeting Aug. 13

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ESCANABA — The Community Grief Group provides a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows the opportunity to be supported by others who understand. The next Community Grief Group meeting is Aug. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church 322 S. Lincoln Road, Escanaba. ...

Lunch on Ludington music series set

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ESCANABA — The Lunch on Ludington free summer concert series continues at the Marketplace, 1501 Ludington St., in Escanaba with the duo of Awake For Birds on Aug. 7, Wingin’ It with Patrick Feldhusen and Michael Hall on Aug. 14, and closing out the series on Aug. 21 with Chicago’s Kraig ...

Portion of 5th Avenue South to close

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ESCANABA — The 2200 block of 5th Avenue South in Escanaba will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, Aug 5. Work is being done includes water service replacements, curb, and sidewalk restoration prior to the scheduled re-surfacing of the roadway. This work is expected to take two to ...

Library Summer Reading Program Aug. 7

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library will host a closing summer story hour on Aug. 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. If your child is age 2 years old through 12h grade and are not signed up yet library staff encourage them to join the program. Reading logs are due Wednesday, Aug. 7 ...