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Honor Flight mission accomplished

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eighty-five veterans from across the Upper Peninsula traveled from Delta County Airport in Escanaba to Washington, D.C. and back while participating in Mission XVII of the U.P. Honor Flight Wednesday. “The veterans had an amazing day,” U.P. Honor Flight President ...

Honor Flight volunteers play major role

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Though the focus of Mission XVII of the U.P. Honor Flight was on its 85 participating veterans, these were far from the only people present on the mission. “We could not operate without our volunteers,” U.P. Honor Flight President Scott Knauf said. Knauf said many ...

Jail sentence, probation for sexual assault

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ESCANABA — A Gladstone teen was sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation in Delta County Circuit Court Wednesday, after pleading no contest for his role in a sexual assault case that involved a codefendant. Dylan Michael-Patrick McDonough, 19, of Gladstone, was found guilty ...

Delta County Century Ride returns Sunday

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GLADSTONE — Local cycling fans will be able to once again take part in a local tradition this weekend. The Delta County Century Ride will be held on Sunday. Delta County Chamber of Commerce Assistant Director Sheila Krueger said participants in the Century Ride will get off to an early ...

Parkinson Disease Symposium Sept. 27

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The fourth annual Parkinson Disease symposium hosted by the local Parkinson Society and the Michigan Parkinson Foundation will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, at Bay College West Campus in Iron Mountain. Doors open at 8 a.m. CST and the program begins at 8:45 a.m. ...

Youth event planned at Seney Wildlife Refuge

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SENEY — Seney National Wildlife Refuge will host its 8th Annual Youth in the Outdoors event Saturday, Oct. 12. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seney National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a fall event to inspire youth to enjoy the outdoors. If you have kids, grandkids, friends with kids, or are a kid, ...

US-2 lane closures at Cut River Bridge

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NAUBINWAY — Drivers on US-2 in Mackinac County should expect lane closures and brief delays next week during post-construction inspection of the US-2 Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge. Starting Monday, Sept. 23, one lane of alternating traffic will be open using temporary traffic ...

POW/MIA Day ceremony planned

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ESCANABA — A POW/MIA Day ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial in Ludington Park Friday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. The Delta County Veterans Council and Escanaba Elks 354 will conduct the ceremony. Vice commander Steve Kwarciany will be the guest speaker with Craig Woerpel as master of ...

POW/MIA Recognition Day in Manistique

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MANISTIQUE — In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Schoolcraft County All-Vets will hold a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Remembrance Ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Manistique VFW - Post 4420. The vigil will entail a “Missing Man” table with places for ...

UPSET drug arrests in Iron River

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IRON RIVER — Four people were arrested after detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) executed a search warrant in Iron River Wednesday. Drugs and weapons were found in the residence. After a month-long investigation, detectives from UPSET obtained information ...

Embezzlement case in circuit court

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba woman was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court for embezzling $50,000 to $100,000 from local businesses in Wells Township last summer. Crystal Dawn Sapino, 36, of 221 S. 13th St. 8, Escanaba, was bound over on one count embezzlement - ...

Escanaba Homecoming Week

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Members of the Escanaba senior class gather Tuesday during Tourist Day. This is Homecoming Week at Escanaba High School. During Tourist Day, seniors dressed as tourists in Hawaii, juniors dressed as tourists in Alaska, sophomores dressed as tourists headed to Texas, and freshmen were dressed to ...

School closure an option for Esky

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ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools’ Superintendent Coby Fletcher and the Escanaba School Board are following a timeline to consider whether or not to close one of the district’s schools, and if so, which one. After two failed attempts to pass a sinking fund, they realized the ...

County board OKs budget

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s budget for its 2019-20 fiscal year during a meeting Tuesday. Before the board voted on the budget, interim Delta County Administrator Tom Sabor gave a brief presentation. He reviewed some minor changes made to the ...

Gov. Whitmer wants budget bills now

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LANSING (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday urged Republican legislative leaders to quickly send her budget bills before their weekend “getaway” for a GOP political gathering, saying she needs as much time as possible to review and sign them by a Sept. 30 ...

Michigan warns about mosquito-borne virus

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PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Public health officials are urging people to guard against mosquito bites after more cases of a rare mosquito-borne virus, including two additional deaths in southwestern Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an update Tuesday on eastern ...

Motorists urged to watch for bikes

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ESCANABA — On Sunday, Sept. 22, the Delta County Century Ride will be held with nearly 300 bicycle riders traveling Delta County roads throughout the day. Motorists are asked to slow down and give bicyclists enough room to ride. The route will begin near the Gladstone Sports Park on M-35 ...

Bay hires K-12 education coordinator

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ESCANABA — Bay College is building new support and opportunities for current and future K-12 education majors. Penney Parmet been hired as the K-12 education coordinator. Parmet is a long-time K-12 educator in the U.P. and has completed her doctoral coursework and exams in education at ...

Air rifle taken from residence

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ESCANABA — An air rifle was reported stolen from a residence on the 700 block of 10th Street in Escanaba Wednesday, Sept. 11, according to Escanaba Public Safety Department. Officers were called to the residence at 5:34 p.m. The complainant said he had left the house in the morning and ...

Cell phone cause of auto accident

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WELLS TOWNSHIP — A Gladstone teen was cited for careless driving after admitting to being on his phone before striking several mailboxes and sideswiping a power pole on 18th Road near 17.75 Lane in Wells Township Sunday. Delta County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to a personal ...