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Game Night planned at Bay College

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ESCANABA — Bay College student organizations Gaming Galaxy and Campus Activities Board announce Game Night on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Cafe Bay on the Escanaba Bay College campus. Game Night will feature a multitude of video game systems, from the Atari 2600 through the ...

Indian Ed Parent Committee meeting set

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ESCANABA — The Title VI Indian Ed Program of Escanaba Schools will hold a Parent Committee meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5:15 p.m. at the Upper Elementary Building, second floor teacher lounge. The meeting is open. Call: 786-7462, ext. 2216, with any questions.

NARFE Chapter 1900 meeting set

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MARQUETTE — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1900 will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20. The meeting will be in the Lions Room of Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., in Marquette. This is a different week and location for this meeting only. ...

Open and shut case: Choosing and hanging shutters

Real Estate

By Melissa Kossler Dutton Associated Press Although glass and screens have eliminated the practical need for shutters, they’re still popular for decoration. “They add another layer of thoughtful detailing to a house,” says Ted Cleary, a landscape architect in Charlotte, N.C. But to ...

Right at Home: Sellers, give every room a role

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we’re not sure what to do with. But ...

Officials get peek at Enbridge facility

Local News

RAPID RIVER — State and local legislators, among other people, toured the Enbridge Rapid River Pump Station Tuesday afternoon. Northern Michigan Area Manager for Enbridge Inc. Bob Lehto said the tour was meant to increase public understanding of Enbridge’s Rapid River station and its Line ...

Public questions Soo Hill closure

Local News

ESCANABA — At a community forum Tuesday night, Escanaba School District residents asked Superintendent Coby Fletcher what they could do to change his recommendation to close Soo Hill Elementary School. Approximately 30 people including Fletcher, Escanaba School Board members Jim Beauchamp, ...

Manistique River cleanup nears end

Local News

MANISTIQUE — A project intended to remove contaminated sediments from the Manistique River and eventually get the river delisted as a Great Lakes Area of Concern is almost finished. “It’s coming to an end, I guess is the best way to say it,” said Samuel Noffke of Michigan’s ...

Presidential candidates number 22 in primary

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LANSING (AP) — Eighteen Democrats and four Republicans, including President Donald Trump, are currently listed as candidates in Michigan’s March primary. Tuesday was the deadline for leaders of the state Democratic and Republican parties to add names to a list released Friday by Secretary ...

Blood center makes call for donors

Community

MARQUETTE — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for B-pos, O-neg, A-pos, and A-neg blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie and Iron Mountain and are the primary supplier of blood to 13 ...

Permits for Christmas trees available

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GLADSTONE — Did you know holiday trees are available for cutting on Hiawatha National Forest land? For the price of a “tree tag” ($5) and a little sweat, you can cut your own tree from National Forest land. To obtain a permit, in the form of a “tree tag,” stop at your local Ranger ...

Snow plowing permits protect people, resources

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GLADSTONE — Hiawatha National Forest Supervisor Cid Morgan reminds the public road use permits are required for certain uses of Forest Service roads. For instance, if you are hauling timber or gravel, or if you clear snow from a road within the Forest’s boundaries, you are required to ...

Police

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Camp broken into, nothing stolen CORNELL TOWNSHIP — No items were reported missing after a camp was broken into in Cornell Township recently. According to the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, at 11:57 a.m. Monday, deputies were called to a camp on Truax 24th Road in Cornell Township for ...

Remembering Veterans

Local News

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Members of the Amvets Post 123 Honor Guard honor veterans with a 21-gun salute during a Veterans Day military memorial service at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery Monday.

Esky city manager decides to stay

Local News

ESCANABA — Members of the public and even some council members were surprised Monday when City Manager Patrick Jordan was presented with a new contract to stay on as the city’s manager. “If feels good to be coming back, and it was an absolutely grueling decision. I’m happy to be ...

Gladstone DDA legal after all, study finds

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) capture of assessed value of the properties within the DDA district have been determined to be legal. After thousands of dollars were spent on lawsuits and a settlement agreement with former City Commissioner Mike ...

Residents speak out against Soo Hill closure

Local News

ESCANABA — Residents spoke against closing the Soo Hill Elementary School at Monday night’s Escanaba School Board Committee of the Whole meeting. Escanaba Superintendent Coby Fletcher listened to their comments during the citizens and delegations portion of the meeting. Sage Dubord, a ...

New council members in Escanaba

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba officially has a new city council following a reorganizational meeting Monday. Joining the council were Tyler Dubord and Karen Moore, who were elected on Nov. 5 to fill the two seats formerly held by Ron Beauchamp and Mike Sattem. Following their oath of office, the new ...

Bay College ponders next steps after failed millage

Local News

ESCANABA — Bay College employees heard an update on the college’s next steps after its operating millage proposal was denied by voters last week. President Laura Coleman spoke about the next step in the Besse Center Theater Monday afternoon. “We got dealt quite a blow last week, ...