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Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. 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. Delta ...

Residents find ways to beat cabin fever

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ESCANABA — January and February are typically some of the coldest and snowiest months of the year, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do locally. With this in mind, area residents shared their strategies for beating cabin fever. Escanaba resident Chuck Makosky said he likes ...

Students paint pallets to support Bark River-Harris art program

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BARK RIVER — Terra Stenberg, visual art and photography/graphic design teacher at Bark River-Harris, is wrapping up her second year of organizing a pallet fundraiser to purchase art supplies for her art department. “Last year, around fall, I was trying to think of a meaningful ...

Winter road maintenance costs unknown

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ESCANABA — When winter storms hit the area, county road crews are out trying to keep conditions reasonable for motorists. The Delta County Road Commission maintains 1,250 miles of state, primary and local roads with 22 plow routes and around 27 spare trucks. “That is what we are here ...

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Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

Lake levels slated to reach record highs

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DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, said water levels on each of the Great Lakes started 2020 higher than they started 2019, a year where many record high water levels were set across the lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges those impacted by the high ...

Circuit court sentencings

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Melissa Christine Biermaker, 35, of 11987 T Road, Rapid River, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture (schedules four). She was sentenced to ...

Log truck loses load north of Rapid River

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RAPID RIVER — A semi lost its load of logs on US 2 south of Rapid River after losing control on black ice and hitting the snowy median Friday morning. Delta County Sheriff’s Office was called to the accident on US 2 south of Rapid River at around 5 a.m. The semi was southbound when the ...

Homeless shelter changes location Sunday

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ESCANABA — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by Central United Methodist Church, 322 S. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba, beginning Sunday evening, Jan. 12. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check www.HopeAtTheInn.org or call Lisa 420-1311. The next ...

Bay College alumni nominations for award

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ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award to be presented during the awards dinner on April 28. This award was established in 1999 by the alumni association to recognize and honor an outstanding graduate of ...

Column: Help needed to complete local military museum

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ESCANABA — I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new U.P. Military Museum that will join the new Webster Marble “Inventing the Outdoors” exhibit at the Multi Complex on the U.P. State Fairgrounds. The mission is to recognize and honor the men and women who have ...

Maloney is assistant vice president at First Bank

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ESCANABA — First Bank, Upper Michigan announces the recent promotion of Jenine Maloney to assistant vice president. Maloney has worked in the trust department since 2013 and is responsible for investment management, as well as trust and estate administration. A graduate of Central Michigan ...

Second police dog joins sheriff’s office

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ESCANABA — Delta County Sheriff’s Department now has two K-9 units with Deputy Chad Newton and K-9 Officer Sage completing training Friday. Newton and Sage, a female Dutch shepherd, are a certified K-9 unit after weeks of being trained by K-9 Master Trainer Marty Munger of Superior K-9 ...

Esky may see more utility rate hikes

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ESCANABA — Residents may not have seen the end of rate increases, according to Escanaba Water and Wastewater Superintendent Jeff Lampi, who expects to hold multiple work sessions with the city council as the city’s budget process moves forward to address shortfalls and unexpected ...

Escanaba boards defend continuing public hearings

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ESCANABA — Members of four Escanaba city boards gathered Thursday to weigh the city’s continued status as a certified Redevelopment Ready Community despite a controversial recommendation that could lead to less public participation. Escanaba has been RRC certified since 2017, when the ...

Verso Corporation aims to stave off board takeover

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With a showdown just weeks away over a takeover attempt, Verso Corp. has filed a presentation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its upcoming annual meeting in New York. The company is asking shareholders to reject board nominations by a group of three private ...

Fundraiser benefits Wheelin’ Sportsmen

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Courtesy photo Al Danz, left, of the Bowl-A-Rama and Ken Buchholtz, right, of Wheelin’ Sportsmen are shown during a fundraiser for the organization. Wheelin’ Sportsmen thanked Kelly and Al Danz of the Bowl-A-Rama and all donors and volunteers that helped put on a fundraiser in memory of ...

Residents warned of telephone utility scams

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MARQUETTE — Scams where callers pretend to be from a utility company are back, according to Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO). The company issued a warning to consumers about callers who say they are with the company and demand immediate payment, often in the form of gift cards or ...

Chronic pain management workshop set

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ESCANABA — A free chronic pain management workshop will be offered on Thursday, Jan. 16, through Thursday, Feb. 20, at the MTEC center, room 2018. The chronic pain management workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed to help people living with chronic ...

Bay College offers free movie screening

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ESCANABA — Bay College Campus Activities Board along with Bay College Library are presenting a free screening of Avengers: Endgame (PG-13, 2019) on Thursday, Jan. 16. Doors to the Besse Theater will open at 5:30 p.m. with a showtime of 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. All films shown ...