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Bay College kicks-off music festival on Oct. 3

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ESCANABA — The Fifth Annual Beethoven and Banjos music festival kicks-off at Bay College’s Besse Theater on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Since its inception, the festival has drawn together folk and classical music and musicians from around the country and world. Brother and sister Evan and ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT LICENSE VIOLATIONS Spencer Todd Burns, 30, of 229 Lake St., Manistique, pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license; $500 fines and costs. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Jared Albert Kujala, 20, of 506 N. 17th St., Gladstone, pleaded guilty to domestic violence; four days jail, ...

Solar farm issue draws over 150

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ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — The Escanaba Township Board once again sent a proposed amendment to the township’s zoning ordinance dealing with solar power, which would allow for a large-scale solar generation facility to be built in the township, back to the Escanaba Township Planning Commission. ...

Escanaba to add third grade section

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ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Lemmer Elementary School will be creating another third grade section due to the number of students. School Superintendent Coby Fletcher announced the move at Monday’s school board meeting. “We’ve got higher than anticipated numbers in a couple of areas,” ...

Lack of state budget keeps school district guessing

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GLADSTONE — Gladstone Area School District Superintendent Jay Kulbertis provided an update on the state budget process during Monday’s school board meeting. With no state budget passed yet and the deadline for Michigan’s fiscal year fast approaching, school districts around the state ...

Forest management: Expanding the gaps

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ESCANABA — High quality sites usually have many management options for forestowners. For northern hardwoods, one such choice is an “expanding gap” harvest and reproduction system. Northern hardwoods is the most common forest type in Michigan. A forest type is an association of a ...

Escanaba powderpuff game Wednesday

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ESCANABA — The annual Powderpuff game — Escanaba senior girls vs junior girls — will be on Wednesday, Sept 18, at 6 p.m. at Ludington Park (near tennis courts). All proceeds will benefit the Escanaba Senior All Night Party.

Hope at the Inn volunteer training set

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ESCANABA — Hope at the Inn, Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter, is gearing up for its seventh season, which will begin on Nov. 3. Training for new volunteers and refresher training for returning volunteers is offered on Sunday, Sept. 22, at noon at Covenant Church in Gladstone and ...

Menominee Democrats plan fundraiser

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WALLACE — The Menominee Country Democratic Party will hold a fundraising dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Little Nugget Food and Spirit, W5593 County Road 388, in Wallace. Former Congressman Bart Stupak will be the keynote speaker. In addition to a full buffet dinner, there will ...

Menominee Democrats meet Oct. 1

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ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Menominee County Democratic Party will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the County Annex Building located at S904 US Hwy 41 in Stephenson. In addition to updates and reports from the officers, there will be a round table discussion about health care in the ...

Bay offers noise exposure training

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ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development (M-TEC) will be offering the upcoming MIOSHA training, Part 380 - Occupational Noise Exposure, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offered in partnership with the MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training Division, this course is a ...

Northern Vegans’ Carnival Saturday

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MARQUETTE — Join Northern Vegans for Free The Animals Spectacular Vegan Carnival in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette between 3 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Admission is free. The carnival will feature wholesome entertainment for everyone, with singers, ...

Program focuses on safe car seats

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Safety Department is the only law enforcement agency in Delta County involved in the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning’s car seat program. The program, called Kids Always Ride Safely (KARS), has changed over the years, but the goal has remained the ...

Area may have mild, wet fall

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ESCANABA — Though autumn will not officially begin until Sept. 23, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) Marquette Office, the fall of 2019 could be warmer and wetter than normal in the Upper Peninsula. These predictions are based on data from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) ...

Sav-Mor break-in case sent to circuit court

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ESCANABA — A man charged with a breaking and entering at Sav-Mor IGA in Escanaba was bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court recently. Anthony Gregory Shalifoe, 20, of N15197 Pine Drive, Wilson, was bound over on one count of breaking and entering - a building with ...

More third-graders are expected to be held back under law

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LANSING (AP) — Third-graders who started school in recent weeks may be forced to repeat the grade next year if they struggle with reading, the result of a 2016 Michigan law whose most controversial provision kicks in beginning next spring. The number of third-graders who are held back is ...

Planner

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Today A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., closed, St. Thomas School, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Dual Recovery, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, ...

Sundstrom-Young gets TORCH award

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ESCANABA — Sue Sundstrom-Young is Bay College’s quarterly September - November 2019 TORCH Award winner. She is a full-time faculty member at Bay College, where she teaches criminal justice courses. The TORCH award nomination was written by a group of students as noted in the ...

Raffle ticket winners announced

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ESCANABA — Delta County Suicide Prevention Task Force “End the Silence Walk” raffle tickets winners for Sept. 7 are: $500 - Patti Bouchard, $250 - Laura Young, $100 - Bob Gravelle, $75 - Cherie Miller, $50 - Dave Hurthibise, $50 - Shanna Hammond, $50 - Asa Watson, $25 - Chris Anderson, ...

Defendants sentenced in court

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Janet Ellen Kipina, 50, of 200 Marble St., Broomfield Colo., pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated - third. She was sentenced to 10 months in jail and credited for 71 days ...