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Plenty of pumpkins despite poor season

Local News

ESCANABA — Halloween is just weeks away, and many people in the area will be buying pumpkins to decorate their homes for the holiday. However, the local growing season has been difficult for a number of crops, and pumpkins are no exception. MSU Extension Field Crop Educator Jim Isleib said, ...

Sculpture owned by Sen. Mack on display in McBroom’s office

Community

LANSING — State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, recently welcomed to his Lansing office Gary Mack, who is the son of former state Sen. Joe Mack, D-Ironwood. Mack brought a sculpture that was given to the former senator by Michigan Technological University. Mack's family lent the sculpture to ...

Millage, city races on November ballot

Local News

ESCANABA — Residents will be able to make their voices heard on a number of local and county-wide matters in the upcoming Tuesday, Nov. 5, election. “It’s kind of a quiet election,” Delta County Clerk Nancy Przewrocki said. Voters across Delta County will have a chance to vote on a ...

Dentistry For Our Vets set for Nov. 9

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The John Fornetti Dental Center in Iron Mountain will present Dentistry For Our Vets on Saturday, Nov. 9. Dentistry For Our Vets provides free dental care to veterans in need. Dr. John and Dr. Dan Fornetti, along with their team of employees, volunteers and sponsors will be ...

Domestic violence victims have help locally

Local News

ESCANABA — Though the name has changed many times before it became Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. Delta, Schoolcraft and Menominee Counties (Safe Harbor), the caring spirit of helping victims of domestic and sexual abuse and stalking situations has never changed from its start 37 years ago. The ...

NARFE Chapter 1900 October meeting set

Community

MARQUETTE — Members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1900 will hear a presentation by Tonya Pontel of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice at their next regular meeting at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23. The program will focus on home-health services in ...

Daily Planner

Community

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 ...

Column: Consider joining the next Delta Force

Business News

ESCANABA — The call for applications for the 2020 Delta Force Leadership begins now! Delta Force is entering its 19th year and has added value to those who participate as well as to those around them. Delta Force graduates are exposed to the inner workings of our community, to the ...

George wins real estate corporate award

Business News

ESCANABA — Lynn George of State Wide Real Estate of Escanaba recently received special recognition for having achieved Sales Associate of the Month in the State Wide Real Estate Inc. network of offices for August 2019. George has 36 years of experience both as an associate broker realtor ...

MoBuddies spread stop bullying message

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba High School MoBuddies aim to stop bullying, on and off school property. Recently, 64 MoBuddy mentors gathered in the high school auditorium, then broke out into groups, after preparing to do a presentation for seventh and eighth-grade students. Escanaba High School ...

Mystery smell stumps Esky officials

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ESCANABA — A mysterious and foul odor spreading across parts of Escanaba has left some feeling ill and city employees scratching their heads. “Today I got in my car and I could smell it in my car. We have the doors open and the heat on to try to get rid of it. People come in and they’re ...

Guilty plea in sexual assault case

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ESCANABA — Just days before a trial was set to begin, a Rapid River teen who initially faced two sexual assault charges pleaded guilty Thursday to a single charge. James Michael Greenlund, 19, was originally bound over to circuit court on one count of criminal sexual conduct – first ...

Michigan eases ability to qualify for public assistance

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LANSING, (AP) — Michigan will make it easier for low-income residents to qualify for public assistance by relaxing some of the country’s most restrictive asset tests for people who apply for benefits, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state officials announced Thursday. Starting Nov. 1, the asset ...

Enbridge donates truck to firefighters

Community

Courtesy photo The Tri-Township volunteer Fire Department of Rock was the recipient of a Truck from Enbridge. This truck has been converted to a brush truck, replacing a 30 plus year old truck on loan from the Department of natural Resources. Shown with the truck are, from left, Mike Keene, ...

St. Vincent de Paul open house Saturday

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is inviting the community to an open house of the recycling center and warehouse facility, including the Care-Free Dental Clinic, food pantry, service center, and dining room/soup kitchen. The ope house is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ...

MSU Extension sets fall lectures at library

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ESCANABA — Food Safety Educator Stephanie Ostrenga Sprague will present a series of three lectures about water contamination and food safety at the Escanaba Public Library. On Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. she will present Understanding Water Contamination. In this lecture she will be ...

Bay College flu shot clinic canceled

Community

ESCANABA — A flu shot clinic originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Bay College in Escanaba has been canceled. For more information, contact the Bay College Student Wellness Committee at (906) 217-4084.

Bay athletic addition completed

Local News

ESCANABA — About a year after a groundbreaking ceremony took place for an athletic addition to the Northern Lights YMCA building, where Bay College’s gymnasium facility is located, college representatives said Bay has taken occupancy of the new facility. “We are very excited that the ...

House fire claims life in Menominee County

Local News

INGALLSTON TOWNSHIP — An Ingallston Township man died in a structure fire Tuesday. At about 3:12 p.m., Menominee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in Ingallston Township. The homeowner was believed to still be inside the residence at the time ...

Legislature OKs raising age for adult prosecution

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LANSING (AP) — State lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to bills that would end Michigan’s status as one of just a handful of states where 17-year-old offenders are prosecuted as adults. Starting in October 2021, 17-year-olds would be handled in the juvenile system. Prosecutors could ...