April 8, 2024

Kiwanis Home & Garden Show kicks off Spring at U.P. State Fairgrounds

Escanaba Kiwanis will be flipping pancakes this weekend at the annual Kiwanis Home & Garden Show and Pancake Days at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. Gordy Fitch says pancakes have long been the main attraction at the show. They are being served throughout the weekend.

Mike Markwell says there are a lot of vendors signed up for the show that can help you get a jump start on Spring around your home.

The Home and Garden Show runs Friday, April 12, from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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April 8, 2024

Judge Davis to ask audience to render verdict on retrial of 1859 homicide

Former Circuit Court Judge Stephen Davis wants your help in solving a murder. Those who attend the Delta County Historical Society’s presentation on Wednesday will be sworn in as jurors to help solve the mystery of a retrial that never occurred involving a homcide in 1859.

His presentation titled “Death at the Castle on the Shore” involves a shooting at a home being invaded on Seul Choix Point on June 18, 1859, which was then part of Delta County.

The man was convicted but the State Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered a retrial. The trial never occurred, until Wednesday. Davis will present the evidence and ask the jury, those who attend the session, what their verdict might be.

It will be held at 7 p.m. at the Heirman University Center at Bay College. This is the third of the Historical Society’s Winter Outreach Series.

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March 18, 2024

Escanaba City Band enjoys 100 years of community performance

Members of the Escanaba City Band are getting ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary this year with special events, recognition and performances. The city band held its first organizational meeting on March 18, 1924, at the Escanaba City Hall. They have been playing ever since. Band Director Bruce Cassell, Business Manager Andrea Sullivan and Centennial Celebration Chair Amy Chown talk about the celebration. John Chown, 93, talks about continuing to play trumpet in the band.

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