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Bond upheld in rape case

Local News

ESCANABA — Dickinson County Circuit Court Judge Mary Barglind denied a Rapid River man’s motion for a personal recognizance bond or bond modification recently. The opinion and order comes after no decision was made at a bond modification hearing held in Delta County Circuit Court on May ...

UPPCO talks energy rates

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MARQUETTE — Electric rates, reliability and clean, renewable energy were all part of the discussion during an Upper Peninsula Power Co. update at the U.P. Energy Summit at Northern Michigan University recently. “We oftentimes get the question: ‘Why are UPPCO rates so high?’ We want to ...

Man sentenced for sexually ­abusing child

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ESCANABA — A Gladstone man was sentenced to 10 months in jail for criminal sexual conduct of a minor in Delta County Circuit Court Monday. James Louis Anderson, 58, of 15 South 3rd Street, Gladstone, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual conduct - second degree assault. He was ...

Man gets prison for U.P. murder

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MORAN, Mich. — A Moran man was sentenced up to 80 years in prison following a guilty plea to second degree murder in Mackinac County Circuit Court Friday. Edward Lawrence Tallman III of Moran was sentenced to 43 to 80 years in prison. He was arrested by Mackinac County Sheriff’s Deputies ...

Local radio hams to participate in drill

Community

ESCANABA — Members of the Delta County Amateur Radio Society will be participating in a national emergency exercise called Field Day today. The purpose of the drill is to practice communicating by ham radio with little or no infrastructure. The group goes places where there are no buildings, ...

Ferdinand’s marks 30 years

Business News

Courtesy photos Ferdinand’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 1318 Ludington St., Escanaba, celebrated its 30 year anniversary recently. Shown in the photos are owners Gregory and Pamela Mitchell, their grandson Nicholas Mitchell, and employees, Delta County Ambassadors, family and friends.

New building has many functions

Business News

ESCANABA — It’s always an exciting time when our community hosts the largest annual event in the Upper Peninsula, the U.P. State Fair. This year will be even more exciting with the opening of the dynamic multi-use complex under construction on the fairgrounds. It will be the new home of ...

Experts predict a cool U.P. summer

Local News

ESCANABA — Summer officially starts today, but Matt Zika — a meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS) Marquette Office — said warm weather has been off to a slow start locally in 2019. “Obviously, this whole year has been very cool compared to our long-term average,” he ...

City votes to redraw DDA district

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council voted to begin the process of redrawing the city’s Downtown Development Authority boundaries during the council’s regular meeting Thursday. “The city — by a process, which requires a public notice, and I think it was two public hearings — can ...

History, bridge to be celebrated

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MANISTIQUE — A pair of events focusing on the history of Manistique are scheduled to take place tomorrow. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the Schoolcraft County Historical Society will present the 15th annual Pioneer Day at Pioneer Park. “What that’ll be is food, fun and ...

Children’s Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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SENEY — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites the public to participate in the 30th Annual Children's Fishing Day Saturday, June 22 at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Youth 16 and under are encouraged to spend the day fishing ...

Bishop Noa nurses picket over contract negotiations

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ESCANABA — “The union’s here to stay... we won’t go away...” picketers walking back and forth in front of the Bishop Noa Home on 3rd Avenue South chanted Thursday. Members from the United Steelworkers (USW) and union workers from Bishop Noa held an informational picket between 10 a.m. ...

Rapid River Schools gets grants for health initiatives

Community

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Health Committee has been involved in the UP Health Project at Rapid River Schools. This year with the “Hydration is the Key to a Healthy Me” grant, two water refill stations were purchased. One fountain will be on the elementary side of the building and the ...

K9 Delta to get donation of body armor

Community

ESCANABA — Delta Force P.I.’s canine Delta will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Delta’s vest is sponsored by Sharon M. Peters of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI and will be embroidered with the ...

Daily Planner

Community

Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., Talking Circle, 10 a.m., Hannahville Behavioral Health, 723-2552 A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed ...

Missoula brings kids to the stage

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ESCANABA — Missoula Children’s Theatre has returned to the Bonifas Arts Center this week. Local students involved with Missoula have been getting ready to put on a production of “Peter and Wendy” recently, with showtimes set for 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Cassie Emert, one of the ...

Lesel coming to U.P Trappers Convention July 26-27

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ESCANABA — The U.P. Trapper’s Annual Convention/Outdoor Expo is once again coming to Escanaba. One of the all-star presenters will be Lesel Reuswaat. Lesel is a self-taught trapper from South Dakota who has captured 432 coyotes over 300 raccoons and good numbers of bobcats, badgers, fox, ...

Man gets prison for abusing child, puppy

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who pleaded guilty to charges of animal torture and child abuse in two separate cases was sentenced to a minimum of six years and 8 months to a maximum of 10 years in prison in Delta County Circuit Court Wednesday. In February, Michael Anthony Madril, 27, of 505 ...

Conservation District to hold meeting

Community

WELLS — The Delta Conservation District is hosting its 68th Annual Meeting on Wednesday Aug. 7. Meeting activities include: social hour, dinner, election of one board director, district program reports, presentation and door prizes. The candidate running for the open board seat is John ...