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Escanaba Daily Press (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Escanaba, MichiganDaily 31, 2015www.dailypress.net 75 cent Escanaba Mich. Your local news Leader vol. 107 no. 147 Good afternoon Mark motto thank you for subscribing to the daily press d e a the Scheck us out online in s id e classified 5-7b news 3a,5a,7a comics 4b lifestyles 6a opinion 4a obituaries 5a sports 1-3b,8b Whites grocery & Exxon health Way nutrition store area gears up for labor Day events by Jordan Beck Escanaba with labor Day just around the Corner Delta and Menominee county residents will have a variety of events to attend Over the Long weekend. In Escanaba the . Steam and Gas engine association will celebrate four decades since the founding of their antique Village with their 40th anniversary reunion and show. This will take place at the . State fair grounds from sept. 4 to 7. Maria Maniaci a member of the associations Board of directors said the antique Vil Lage was created As a Way of sharing Early american history with visitors. Our goal is to preserve and to teach that Way of life she said. To that end the labor Day show will feature several activities designed to fit this theme. Weave got All kinds of stuff for people to see and do and participate in Maniaci said. Some of these activities will include a Flea Market a tractor Parade an antique Auto show and demonstrations of the villages steam powered Sawmill among Many others. In addition to these events a dedication ceremony will be held on sept. 5 at 11 . For a diesel engine the association and skilled trades workers have been restoring Over the summer. We Are going to have a dedication ceremony to Honor All of the people who donated their skills and time to make it the wonderful Dis play that it is she said. Admission to the show is $5 per Day or $10 for a weekend pass. Exhibitors and children under the age of 14 will be admitted for free. On sept. 5, the town of Rock will observe another Long running labor Day weekend tradition the Rock labor Day Celebration sponsored jointly by the Rock Lions club and the Rock american legion Post 559. This event now in its 72nd year will also serve As a party for the towns 150th anniversary. To kick off the Celebration a Parade will be held at 11 . Joan Kitiuk Rock Lions Mem ber and chairperson for the Parade said new float entries will be accepted up until the Day of the event. Were still looking for Parade entries she said. The Parade will end on the Rock Lions club House grounds at 14454 Highway m-35, see events on Page 7a briefs aaa Gas prices drop 32 cents in past week Dearborn Mich. A aaa Michigan says Gas prices statewide have fallen about 32 cents in the past week. The Dearborn based Auto club says the decline can be partly contributed to last weeks restart of a Large distillation unit at an Indiana Oil refinery. The unit had shut Down in Early August for unscheduled repair work and Gas prices Rose sharply. According to aaa Michigan the average Price for self serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.52 per gallon on sunday. Thatus about $1.08 less at the same time a year ago. Aaa Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 Gas stations across the state. The lowest average Price was about $2.41 per gallon in the Marquette area while the highest average was about $2.61 in the Lansing East Lansing area. . Unemployment rate remains steady Escanaba the jobless rate in the upper Peninsula was Little changed during the month of july As the regional rate edged upward by just 0.1 percentage Points to 6.8 percent. Locally in Delta county unemployment Rose 0.2 percentage Points from 6.6 to 6.8 percent but was Down from 9.1 percent a year ago. Menominee county saw an increase of 0.5 percentage Points to a july jobless rate of 5.7 per cent Down from 7.8 percent one year ago. The jobless rate in Schoolcraft county declined from 11.5 percent in june to 11.3 percent in july. However the rate is slightly up from one year ago when unemployment was at 10. 9 percent. Schoolcraft was the Only Michigan county with a jobless rate hike Over the year increasing by 0.4 percentage Points. In total unemployment rates inched Down in 10 of the upper Peninsulas 15 counties with monthly declines ranging from a decrease in 0.1 of a percentage Point in Chippewa and Houghton counties to 0.9 of a percentage Point in Kew Enaw county. In addition to Menominee county Marquette county registered the Only notable rate increases in july up by 0.7 and 0.5 percentage Points respectively. Dickinson county had no jobless rate change for the month. In july Mackinac county had the lowest Job less rate in Michigan at 3.3 percent due to High seasonal Levels of tourism jobs. Below average unemployment rates also occurred in Menominee and Dickinson 5.5 percent counties. The highest jobless rates in Michigan were recorded in Schoolcraft county Ontonagon county 9.2 percent and Baraga county 8.9 percent. Upper Peninsula Job gains in july Are usually concentrated in the accommodation and food service sector As hotel and restaurant jobs Are generated by seasonal tourism activity. Construction and recreational services jobs also generally expand during july. Compared to a year ago the upper Peninsula see jobless on Page 7a at a glance . Unemployment rates Delta county 6.8 percent Schoolcraft county 11.3 percent Menominee county 5.5 percent upper Peninsula 6.8 percent Yvonne Eva Guindon Escanaba. Page 5a Holly Richer daily press the Delta county Jaycees had a Beautiful Day for their 20th anniversary Duck races on saturday at Van Cleve Park in Gladstone. Above from left Volunteer Chris Godfrey and Jaycees members Jessie Gagnon and Sherry Klein dump rain gutters full of ducks into the Lake during one of the preliminary heats of the races. At left Ben Aubin 12, of Akron Ohio lines up a Ball at the under Over game while his siblings from left Tobias 10, Callum 7, and Simeon 5, along with his grandmother Julie Andreini of Gladstone background left and aunt Natalie Nelson of Chicago ill., look on. A Day at the Duck races Man gets prison on meth charge Escanaba a 24-year-old Escanaba Man was recently ordered to spend up to 10 and a half years in prison on a felony drug charge relat ing to his arrest involving methamphetamine according to Delta county circuit court records. Jonathan Floyd Therrien of 1313 5th ave. S., Escanaba pleaded guilty to one count of delivery manufacture of a schedule 1, 2, or 3 con trolled substance except marijuana with a second offence habitual offence notice attached. Judge Stephen Davis sentenced Therrien on thursday to a mini mum of two years to a maximum of 10 and a half years in prison. He was ordered to pay $198 in fines and costs. He was Given credit for serving 85 Days in the county jail where he was lodged in lieu of a $75,000 Bond following his arrest by Escanaba Public safety on june 3 in Escanaba. Therrien was originally charged with the following three counts controlled substance Possession of methamphetamine ecstasy a 10 year felony controlled substance Possession of marijuana second or subsequent offence a two year High court Misdemeanour and assault ing resisting obstructing a police officer a two year felony. These three charges were Dis missed in Exchange for Therrien pleading guilty As a habitual offender to the delivery manufacture count. At a glance Jonathan Floyd Therrien of Escanaba was sentenced to a minimum of two years to a maximum of 10 and a half years in prison

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