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Gladstone library closed Memorial Day

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Summer hours begin Monday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The library is closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Safe Routes to School training offered

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ESCANABA — The Michigan Fitness Foundation is holding a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) regional training in Escanaba Thursday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Michigan Works Building, 2950 College Ave. Light meal will be provided. Each training will consist of hands-on sessions designed ...

U.P. Honor Flight departs Wednesday

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ESCANABA - Mission XVI will depart Escanaba Wednesday morning, way beyond what local Honor Flight organizers ever expected to accomplish. “Never in our dreams did we think there would be this many flights,” long-time volunteer Paula Waeghe, of Gladstone, told a group of guardians who ...

9th Street Project to be scaled down

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission awarded the bid for its 9th Street Project to Oberstar Inc., with the contingency to keep the total construction cost under $3.5 million. This means cuts will be made to the project to keep costs down. The decision came after the three bids received ...

Gladstone OKs new retiree benefits plan

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GLADSTONE — After months of Gladstone retirees voicing their concerns and frustrations about post-retirement health benefits being cut, the Gladstone City Commission unanimously voted to submit an amended PA 202 corrective action plan to the state during a special meeting Monday. The new ...

Escanaba schools set new rates for building rentals

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board approved new rental rates for use of school facilities Monday night. The new rental rates will start in July. According to the school’s policy, “7510-Use of School Facilities”, there will be no cost to district-sponsored activities related to ...

St. Francis partners with regional blood center

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ESCANABA — The Community Blood Center (CBC) of Appleton, Wis., has been designated by OSF HealthCare to provide blood and blood components to OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. Located in Appleton, CBC has served as the primary blood supplier to hospitals throughout the ...

Forest land financial assistance is available

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ESCANABA — Delta Conservation District has been monitoring financial opportunities for private landowners who own forest land. Now that the Farm Bill has passed, and project financial support has been identified, there are possible opportunities land owners may take advantage of. Financial ...

Victims of fatal crash identified

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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The names of the two women killed and the man who survived in a single vehicle crash early Saturday morning in the Western U.P. have been released. Lauren Powless, 18, and Madeline Jackson, 15, were pronounced dead on scene and Zachery Hammon, 20, survived the ...

Bay College revises building hours

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ESCANABA — Bay College building hours will be modified for the summer beginning the week of May 20. Bay College employees will be working Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The college’s building hours during the summer, May 20 - July 25, will be Monday through Thursday ...

Sault Tribe Board meeting is today

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m. ...

Rep. LaFave posts May office hours

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ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his May office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “To be an effective voice for the Upper Peninsula means being accessible and hearing about the things that are on your mind,” Rep. LaFave said. “I ...

Discharge of wastewater in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — Due to the combination of high ground water and the latest heavy rain, the Escanaba Wastewater Department was forced to initiate the by-pass of partially treated wastewater into the receiving waters of Little Bay De Noc on Sunday. This by-pass event is critical and essential to ...

Pathway keeps kids moving

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ESCANABA — Students at the Webster Kindergarten Center have a new path to follow — using balance and focus. Teaching staff at Webster installed a sensory pathway for students to use in a hallway close to the principal’s office. Sensory playscapes are made up of stencils students follow ...

Gladstone, Escanaba face different paths on water issue

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GLADSTONE — Two local cities, Escanaba and Gladstone, are approaching changes to Michigan’s new lead copper rule in different ways — one setting up for an increase in revenue to cover the costs the new rule forces the city to cover and one setting up guidelines for service line ...

Two golf businesses combine in one building

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Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured businesses are K&K Golf and ANM Golf in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — The K&K Golf building — located behind the Holiday gas ...

Two killed in single vehicle crash

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IRONWOOD CHARTER TOWNSHIP — Two women were killed in a single vehicle crash early Saturday morning in the Western U.P. At about 2:32 a.m., Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to Lake Road near Powers Road in Ironwood Charter Township. When they arrived at the ...

BPA students compete at nationals

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ESCANABA — The Bay College/LSSU Regional Center Business Professionals of America (BPA) student club took first place in two categories during competition at the organization’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Anaheim, Calif., recently. All six students placed in the top three of ...

Making maple syrup brings people together

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ESCANABA — Making maple syrup brings families to woodlands in productive ways. The idea of spending time reducing sap to syrup attracts many, both in the production and the consumption. The season is short. The memories are not. Sugar maple has become Michigan’s most common tree ...

YMCA summer day camps offered

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ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA-Delta Center is busy preparing for the upcoming summer day camps. The organization will be offering Day Camp at the YMCA / Bay College and at Rotary Camp Harstad, which is designed for children with special needs. Both camp programs will begin on June 17 ...