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Wickham to take principal post at Lemmer

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ESCANABA — Current Soo Hill Elementary School Principal Paulette Wickham will become the principal at Lemmer Elementary School next school year. Superintendent Coby Fletcher asked the Escanaba School Board for its support for the move Monday. “I will be placing Paulette Wickham in the ...

Whitmer, advocates seek hand-held phones ban while driving

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and safety advocates want to combat distracted driving by restricting the use of cellphones, though pending legislation does not go as far as what she proposed nearly a year ago. The bill would prohibit motorists under 18 from using a phone while ...

Local schools in High School Bowl

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NMU photo The North Central Jets played the Manistique Emeralds in the first round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 230-210. North Central will advance to the second round when they play Munising in Game 28, scheduled to air on Saturday, Feb. 15. Representing North Central, seated ...

Upper Peninsula State Fair gets awards

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula State Fair won two communications awards at the 2020 Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions Annual Convention held Jan. 9 - 11 in Grand Rapids. The awards were for the fair’s website and the premium book that serves as the exhibitor’s guide to ...

St. Francis Hospital gives flu, cold advice

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ESCANABA — Cold and flu season is underway, and with it an increased volume of patients in the emergency room at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. Though the hospital has not yet needed to implement visitor restrictions, hospital officials recommend the following to ...

Secretary of State offices closed for MLK holiday

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LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds residents that all Secretary of State offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Most license plate types can be ordered or renewed online at ExpressSOS.com. ...

Planner

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Today A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., Manistique (rear entrance). A.A., closed, Group Study, Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, open, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, ...

Trevor Ohlsen to perform at Bay College

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ESCANABA — Singer/songwriter Trevor Ohlsen, will perform at Bay College’s Besse Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. An Iron Mountain native, Ohlsen has found success in the music industry with his hit song “Michigan” along with “Speechless” and “All Over Again.” Ohlsen is ...

Bay offers documentary screening

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ESCANABA — In celebration of Black History Month, the Bay College Diversity Committee is offering a free screening of “Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes,” a documentary film about the history of Blue Note Records. This pioneering jazz record label showcased artists such as Miles Davis, ...

Foundation seeks grant applications

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MENOMINEE — The M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF) will be accepting applications for grants from their Philanthropy Fund. Nonprofits, religious organizations, schools and government entities are invited to apply. Applications must be submitted through the Foundation’s website ...

Free diabetes workshop scheduled

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ESCANABA — A Diabetes-PATH workshop will be offered for free locally with support from the Northern Lights YMCA of Delta County, OSF Healthcare, UPCAP and the Lions Clubs of Michigan. This Stanford University evidence based program has been researched and proven to improve the health of ...

Busy year at Delta Animal Shelter

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ESCANABA — In 2019, the Delta Animal Shelter took in many animals, from strays to surrenders, and created safe environments for animals to either be reunited with their forever families or finally be adopted and go to their forever homes. Over the course of last year, the shelter took in ...

Escanaba schools prepare for emergencies

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ESCANABA — In December, the Escanaba School Board adopted an Emergency Operations Plan. The plan had to be written before administration applied for a Michigan State Police safety grant, so it was created the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. “The district had to have an emergency ...

Webster Read and Rise Family Night set

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ESCANABA — Webster Kindergarten Center will be hosting a Read and Rise Family Night Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. Staff will offer a parent workshop providing parents with literacy strategies to enhance your child’s love of reading. Students will have opportunities to participate in ...

Choral society rehearsals begin Tuesday

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ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Choral Society begins its rehearsals Tuesday, Jan. 14, for its annual Palm Sunday spring concert. Rehearsals are each Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba and new members are always welcome. The chorale sings primarily sacred ...

NAMI Family-to-Family” starts Feb. 2

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MARQUETTE — Family members and friends of individuals with a mental illness may benefit from a 12-week “Family to Family” education course to be offered by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette). The 12-week series of classes is free and confidential. Classes will be ...

Scholarship established at Bay College

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Courtesy photo The Man Cave funded a student scholarship recently to assist a Delta County resident attending Bay College. Shown are Kim Carne, vice president of advancement / foundation at Bay College, left, and Tonia Curry, owner of the Man Cave. The recipient of the scholarship for ...

Club announces free Beekeeping 101 event

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ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Beekeeping Club will hold its third annual Beekeeping 101 event on Jan. 25. There are many reasons that people choose to become a beekeeper and this event is designed to assist on the path to doing just that, organizers said. Individuals who would like to make a ...

Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Terrance Roy-Jon Saunders, 37, of 324 N. 12th St., Escanaba, was bound over on two counts of police officer - assaulting/resisting/obstructing, a two-year ...