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Women of Steel Strike for Hunger

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Courtesy photo The USW Local 2-21 Women of Steel will once again be hosting the Strike for Hunger. The event will be held at Elmer’s County Market and Pat’s Foods of Gladstone. The event will start on Thursday, Oct. 1, and end on Saturday, Oct. 3. Donations of canned goods, personal ...

Governor Whitmer signs bills into law

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LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4228, 4577, 4965, 4966, 4971, 5134, 5488, 5502 and 5503, as well as Senate Bills 171, 473, 475, 595 and 799 into law today. House Bill 4228 amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of Highway US-41 in Menominee ...

Bay partners with JCI for improvements

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ESCANABA — Bay College is partnering with Johnson Controls (JCI) to advance critical college infrastructure. The plan totals $2.8 million and includes two recently completed roofs, along with boilers, air handlers, parking lot lighting and several efficiency measures. The plan is streamlined ...

Defendants sentenced in court

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Shannon Marie Lippold, 42, of 1323 Stephenson Ave., Lower, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to a count of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture (Schedules 1, 2 and 3 except ...

Delta County virus deaths increase to 5

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula had 1,347 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 224 probable cases and 22 deaths linked to the disease as of Wednesday, according to state officials. These numbers include a newly-reported death in Delta County. “It was a male, and there were underlying health ...

County briefed on timber theft

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ESCANABA — Delta Conservation District Executive Director Rory Mattson gave the Delta County Board of Trustees an update on the alleged theft of timber belonging to the county. “There was a large timber job by Weyerhaeuser — now they’re Lyme Timber Company — up by the conservation ...

Official defends handling of virus in nursing homes

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LANSING (AP) — A top health official on Wednesday defended Michigan’s handling of nursing home residents infected with the coronavirus, contending its performance has been “strong” compared with other states and again dismissing critical Republicans’ call for facilities that house ...

U.P. is in critical need for blood donations

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ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for all blood types. The U.P. Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 U.P. hospitals. Visit the center’s Facebook page at ...

Second chance church rummage sale set

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BARK RIVER —Due to a rainy first-time around, the Bark River United Methodist Church is holding a brief sale Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located two miles south of the caution light, across from the off road race campgrounds. Please wear a mask. Kitchen items, ...

Wildlife Unlimited 2020 banquet cancelled

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ESCANABA — Wildlife Unlimited of Delta County has canceled its annual banquet due to growing concerns about COVID-19. “We’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of the Wildlife Unlimited 2020 Banquet. This was a tough call to make. The WU Annual Banquet is an ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Maria Michelle Lemire, 42, of 1721 3rd Ave. N., Apt. #2, Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on a count of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture ...

Bay College West hosts lean office practitioner training

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West Campus, in collaboration with Northern Initiatives and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), will host a distance learning “Lean Office Practitioner” Training on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 6 from 8 ...

Whitmer, Benson urge voters to plan for election

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LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called on Michigan citizens and the state legislature to take action now ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. Whitmer and Benson urged voters to request and cast their absentee ballots as soon as possible, and state ...

City manager continues duties despite virus

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GLADSTONE — Despite having COVID-19, Gladstone City Manager Eric Buckman continued his duties for the city and participated by telephone in the city’s regular commission meeting Monday. During the meeting, the city updated the Downtown Development Authority plan and passed a new ordinance ...

Area may have a soggy autumn

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ESCANABA — Summer is officially ending next week, and the National Weather Service (NWS) has stated local residents can expect to see above-average precipitation this fall. However, predictions for fall temperatures in the area were less clear. Matt Zika, a meteorologist for the NWS ...

Crash injures two in Rapid River

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RAPID RIVER — An Oscoda, Mich. driver crashed into a roadway marker pole, got back on the road, and immediately crashed into another vehicle in Rapid River Tuesday morning. Both drivers involved were severely injured in the crash. At about 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, troopers from the ...

County board approves 2020-21 budget

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s budget for its 2020-21 fiscal year during a meeting Tuesday. The county’s 2020-21 general fund budget was listed as $10,890,281. This marked an increase of $37,153 from the amended 2019-20 general fund budget of ...

COVID-19 cases spike in Menominee, Delta counties

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ESCANABA — The counties of Delta and Menominee saw their COVID-19 case numbers spike Monday, and Menominee County recorded its first local death attributed to coronavirus Tuesday. On Monday, Sept. 14, Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDM) Health Officer Michael Snyder said ...

T & T Hardware helps Webster school

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ESCANABA — T & T True Value Hardware, in partnership with the True Value Foundation, is providing free health and safety kits to Webster School through the newly created Educational Heroes Safety Campaign. To ensure the health and safety of students, teachers, administrators and staff at ...