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Escanaba DDA sets 2020 goals and objectives, begins budget process

Escanaba Downtown Development Authority Director Ed Legault talks about the DDA Board's goals and objectives for 2020 and the DDA's budget process. The DDA also supports a three-year moritorium on new hotel construction in the city in support of Proxima Management Group project at the former jail site.



Esky Band Students sell tickets for Feb. 4 Pancake Fundraiser

Senior Laura Sliva and Freshman Matt Kaven talk about their experiences in the Escanaba High School Band. Both are trumpet players. A pancake fundraiser will be held Feb. 4 to raise funds for equipment, music and to get ready for this year's New York trip.



Public comment at U.P. Energy Task Force meeting in Escanaba

Problems with wind and solar energy generation in the U.P. was brought up before the U.P. Energy Task Force yesterday during public comment. Escanaba Township resident Kim Wyckoff told the group that property owners feel like that had no input into a proposed solar project in Delta County. Joe Kaplan of Escanaba opposed wind turbines on the Garden Peninsula. He is also concerned about the impact that large scale solar projects could have on migratory birds. And Randall Scott of Bark River talked about the difficulty of deciding these issues.



United Way and Delta County Communities That Care

United Way of Delta County Director Julie Mallard talks about the fundraising campaign. The United Way is also involved in the Delta County Communities That Care. Coordinator Michelle Chailler says a few years ago, they found that kids were dealing with depression, thinking that drugs wouldn't harm them and a low commitment to school. Chailler says they then turned to the community to see what was available to help.



Talking with Mike Canull on Veteran's Day

WYKX-FM afternoon disc jockey Mike Canull served 21 years in the U.S. Army. It included two tours in Iraq and one in Afganistan.  During his second tour of Iraq, he ended up investigating the vehicle that his friend was killed in on patrol. Canull says he remembers that day like it was yesterday. Despite some sad times, Canull says he enjoyed his time in the military. He joined because he wanted to serve. 



Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan

Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan talks about the city council selecting an interim city manager, tabling a rental contract with the Escanaba Downtown Development Authority and the city applying for USDA energy savings program funds.



Congressman Jack Bergman

Congressman Jack Bergman talks about impeachment, funding for the Soo Locks, the Veterans Improve Act, the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the importance of Veterans Day.



Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald on deer accidents, Governor vetoes

Deer accidents pick up this time of year. Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald talks about a deer accident with a patrol car. The Sheriff's Department has also been impacted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoes. Oswald tells us how.



Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald talks about new jail operations

Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald is joined by Patty Woerpel who recently toured the new jail facility as part of the Escanaba Public Safety Citizen's Academy. They talk about what Patty saw and how the jail is operating.



Sabor, Przewrocki talk Delta County meeting, elections

Interim Delta County Administrator Tom Sabor talks about items from the Delta County Baord of Commissioners meeting. Delta County Clerk Nancy Przewrocki talks about the election process in the county.



Delta Animal Shelter

Sue Gartland and Tonya Gartland talk about the success of the Fur Raiser and Bissell Foundation adoption day in October and their upcoming participation in the craft show at the Escanaba High School and holiday open house.



State Rep. Beau LaFave

State Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) talks about legislation to establish a natural resources commission for the Upper Peninsula and other issues.



Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox in U.P.

Laura Cox, chair of the Michigan Republican Party, is in the Upper Peninsula to rally grassroots efforts heading into the 2020 election. She was in Escanaba and Marquette on Sunday.



A Night to Indulge — Big Brothers Big Sisters

Tanya Ettenhofer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area talks about the Night to Indulge fundraiser at the island Resort & Casino on Nov. 21.



Michigan State Police Post Commander 1st Lt. Gregg Cunningham

Gladstone State Police Post Commander 1st Lt. Gregg Cunningham talks about the success of their Harvest Gathering program and coat collection in Schoolcraft County. Also talks about road safety in the U.P.



4th Grade Pumpkin Contest

Escanaba Upper Elemrntary School 4th grade teacher Glenda Schoff talks about the pumpkin decorating contest at the school. It raises funds for school activities. Four students talk about how they designed their pumpkins.



Bonifas Arts Center

Bonifas Art Center Director Sue Roll talks about the achievements of the Bonifas presented at their annual meeting and upcoming events including the Holiday Art Show on Saturday.



Delta County Commission Hires New Administrator

Delta County Commissioners Patrick Johnson and Gerald Tatrow talk about offering the county's administrator's job to Caro City Manager Michael Silverman.



Gladstone City Commission

Interview with Gladstone City Commissioner Brad Mantella. The city commission has offered the city manager position to retired Gladstone Water/Wastewater Superintendent Eric Buckman.



Escanaba Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Interview with Maggie Tall, Theresa Nelson and Dennis LaMarche about the Community Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 28 at the Escanaba High School Caferteria. Call the Escanaba Senior Center at 906-786-8850 to signup for meals, rides or home delivery. Call the Community Foundation of Delta County at 906-786-6654 to volunteer.



Owen Johnson Memorial 3 For 3 Tournament

Interview with Al Danz at the Bowl-A-Rama in Escanaba and stepfather to Owen Johnson and Kn Bucholtz with Wheelin' Sportsmen. Owen, who loved hunting with the Wheelin' Sportmen, past away in August at the age of 20. The family is hosting a bowling fundraiser to help Wheelin' Sportsmen.




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