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Democratic presidential hopeful opposes Line 5 pipeline plan

Local News

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee waded into a Great Lakes regional controversy on Wednesday, calling for the defeat of a plan to construct a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel that connects two of the lakes. In a statement released to The ...

YMCA swimming lessons starting

Community

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA Delta Center is starting a new session of swimming lessons starting the week of July 22. Financial assistance is available. Summer youth swim lessons are for children 5 to 12 years of age. All lessons include personal safety and growth, stroke ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Kathleen Lynn Oconnell, 31, of 1116 Shea Ave., Green Bay, Wis., was bound over on the following counts: one count of controlled substance - possession of ...

Conservation corps building trail

Community

MANISTIQUE - Members of the Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) are building a new trail at the Manistique Township Environmental Education Lab (EE Lab) this week. Funding for their work is being provided by a grant received by the Superior Watershed Partnership. GLCC crews in the U.P. ...

Ask a designer: Outdoor kitchens keep evolving

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Since the basic backyard barbecue began evolving into the outdoor kitchen, the trend has only grown. Some of today’s outdoor cooking areas can seem almost like full kitchens, with more appliances and food prep space. Even walls, ceilings and ...

Upbeat hue should be used right

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press If ever a color were to be associated with an emotion (OK, blue, we see you), it’s got to be yellow. Upbeat and welcoming, it’s a hue that’s easy to love. But it can be tricky to use when decorating. Bold yellows are eye-catching, but color experts advise ...

Teens lend a hand, learn at shelter

Local News

ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter is no stranger to volunteers, however a new program established last summer brings teens to the shelter every Friday to teach them the value of volunteering. Tonya Gartland, the event coordinator at the shelter, explained the free program occurs every ...

Man arrested after botched robbery

Local News

ESCANABA — Local law enforcement agencies responded to a reported armed robbery attempt at the Hardee’s restaurant in Escanaba Tuesday morning. At about 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, Delta County Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a male suspect had passed a note to a cashier at ...

Police say robberies are linked

Local News

ESCANABA — An attempted armed robbery in Escanaba and an armed bank robbery in Pembine, Wis., are related, authorities have determined. Investigators from Escanaba Public Safety, Marinette County Office of Sheriff, Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and the Federal ...

Verso working to replace sewer main

Local News

ESCANABA — The Verso Escanaba Mill is working quickly to replace a sanitary sewer force main that ruptured last week, spilling water containing fecal matter into the Escanaba River. According to Verso, on Thursday, July 4, a water line leak was detected at the mill. Water was bubbling up ...

Normal year for ticks, mosquitos locally

Local News

ESCANABA — In the Upper Peninsula, summer weather is associated with the arrival of ticks and mosquitos. Local experts said the area’s populations of both these pests have not been higher than normal this year. “I’d say it’s been a fair tick season for the month of June,” Delta ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Shannon Marie Lippold, 41, of 517 N. 20th St., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture (schedules 1, 2 and 3 ...

Escanaba City Band performs tonight

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Band will hold a concert at the Karas Band Shell Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. The rain day for the concert will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Bruce Cassell, the selections for the evening will be: “The Gallant Seventh March,” ...

Blood center in need of all blood types

Community

MARQUETTE — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for all blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Sault Ste. Marie and supplies 12 UP hospitals. Go to www.mgh.org/blood for center details. Currently, ...

Lane closure on South Lincoln Road

Community

ESCANABA — Northbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane of traffic on the 200 block of M-35 / South Lincoln Road on Thursday until the work is completed. This work is due to a faulty water service. No disruption to the potable water service to adjacent costumers is expected. ...

Road closure on Lake Shore Drive

Community

ESCANABA — The 300 block of Lake Shore Drive will be closed to all traffic on Friday July 12, until the work is completed. This work is due to a faulty water service. No disruption to the potable water service to adjacent costumers is expected. Expect some delays, and slow down near ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., Three Fires building, 7 p.m. D Rd., Hannahville A.A., open Delta Drop In, 7:30 p.m. 12 by 12 Study, 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Big Book Study, Hiawatha Behavior Health, 7:30 p.m., 125 N. Lake St., Manistique A.A., St. John Neumann Church, 7 p.m. CDT, ...

Experts: Safety gear a must for landscaping

Local News

ESCANABA — Property owners find summer the best time to landscape. Besides deciding the types of bushes, flowers or structures, there could be more to consider depending how involved the landscaping plan is. Safety should be at the top of the list — whether the plan is small or a ...

Wednesday Lunch on Ludington concert

Community

ESCANABA — The “Lunch on Ludington” free summer concert series continues at the Marketplace, 1501 Ludington Street in Escanaba with Wild Cherry Wine playing from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. on July 10, Casey Chouinard on July 17, Sherrie Sarno on July 24, John Roman on July 31, Awake for Birds on ...

District weighs school closure options

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board took another step toward closing either the Upper Elementary facility or the Soo Hill school Monday night during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Escanaba Area Public Schools’ Superintendent Coby Fletcher presented the board with a paper representing ...