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Courts

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Steven Bradley McDonald, 31, of 427 Minnesota Ave., Gladstone, was bound over on the following counts: two counts of police officer - ...

Police

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Old Flat Rock school vandalized FLAT ROCK — The old Flat Rock school on County Road 416 was vandalized, according to Delta County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to the vacant building after someone reported they noticed the building had been broken into and damage was done ...

Home decorators embrace big, bold wall art

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Not long ago, the only homes in which you’d see big, bold art hanging on the walls tended to be those of serious collectors. For everyone else, filling up a blank space meant going with something attractively innocuous that didn’t jangle with the sofa ...

US home construction slips 0.9%

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped last month as an uptick in the building of single-family homes was offset by a big drop in apartment construction. The Commerce Department said construction was started at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million in June, down 0.9% ...

Yacht club has long history in Escanaba

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Yacht Club (EYC) was established in 1934 and has been located across from the Sand Point Lighthouse ever since. Since 1934, a lot of things have changed in the area, but not the reason the club was created. The charter members of the EYC wanted to create a place for ...

Esky city manager gets good review

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council gave an overall positive review of City Manager Patrick Jordan during closed session Tuesday night, but the official review that will stay in the city manager’s personnel file is not yet complete. “Generally very positive comments. There were some ...

Child advocacy center to come under local control

Local News

ESCANABA — A child advocacy center in Delta County is transitioning towards being controlled locally this summer. The Delta County Board of Commissioners agreed to sign a letter seeking Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) emergency funding for the continuation of child advocacy services in the area ...

Gladstone removing city manager

Local News

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission voted to begin the process of removing City Manager Darcy Long from his position at a special meeting Tuesday night. The meeting was supposed to be in closed session, however, Long did not requested it so the meeting was open to the ...

Airport finds mechanical services source

Community

ESCANABA — Delta County Airport has found a new provider of mechanical services — Boreal Aviation, Inc.. Airport Manager Jeffery Sierpien spoke about this during Tuesday’s meeting of the Delta County Board of Commissioners. M&M Aviation, which had been providing these services at ...

Escanaba City Band performs tonight

Community

ESCANABA — The Karas Band Shell will be the setting for the Escanaba City Band performance tonight at 7:30 p.m. Rain day is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The selections for the evening, under the direction of Bruce Cassell, are:; Fly Me to The Moon, Shenandoah, Broadway’s Best, The Westminster ...

Prosecutor marks 1st year on job

Local News

ESCANABA — It has been a little over a year since Brett Gardner officially started as the new Delta County prosecutor. Gardner has made it his priority to have a team in the prosecutor’s office dedicated to meeting the needs of the community, to work closely with the law enforcement ...

State school funding still uncertain

Local News

GLADSTONE — Gladstone School District adopted its preliminary 2019-2020 fiscal year budget during a special meeting in June. Superintendent Jay Kulbertis explained to the school board members how although they had to adopt a budget before July 1, the state’s contribution to local school’s ...

Marquette explains hopes for spaceport

Local News

ESCANABA — Participants in a Delta County joint governmental roundtable discussion heard about efforts to potentially bring a spaceport to the Upper Peninsula from Marquette County Administrator Scott Erbisch Monday morning. During the roundtable, Erbisch spoke about his county’s ...

Escanaba continues as School of Choice district

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board voted to continue accepting applications for enrollment of students from outside the Escanaba School District for the 2019-2020 school year at its meeting Monday night. The board will continue to operate a schools of choice program in compliance with the ...

Engaging Youth in the Community plans trip

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate school District has been facilitating a Community Task Force with the intent of making the community the best place to live for our residents. A sub-committee of this task force is “Engaging Youth in the Community,” and has been working to ...

Astronomical group plans public viewing

Community

ESCANABA — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first humans to set foot on another celestial body, Delta Astronomical Society (DAS) will host a public observing event in Ludington Park, Friday night, July 19, or Saturday night, July 20, (weather permitting) at dusk — about 9 ...

Program available for caregivers

Community

ESCANABA — Creating Confident Caregivers is a new program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university-tested program provides ...

Big Bay de Noc has free school lunch

Community

GARDEN — The Big Bay de Noc School District announced a change to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program beginning in the 2019-20 school year. This spring, the Big Bay de Noc School Board voted to implement the Community ...

LaFave schedules July office hours

Community

ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his July office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “I am looking forward to another month of office hours,” Rep. LaFave said. “These have been an excellent way for residents to share their concerns and ...

Bear spotted in fenced-in area

Community

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety responded to a report of a bear in a fenced-in area at the site of the former Family Fun Park in Escanaba Saturday afternoon. The situation was reported at 8:14 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene — located at 2929 3rd Ave. N., Escanaba — officers found the ...