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Escanaba Daily Press (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Escanaba, MichiganVets honoured local veterans reflect on Honor flight. Daily press weekend edition sunday partly Cloudy 65/51 weather today partly Cloudy 60/43 saturday sunday May 2-3, 2015 Escanaba Mich. $1 Page 1c moving up Werbelo scouts take the next step. Page 6a new rules stocks for the week nose 52.57 Nash a 86.70 see Page 8a government sets new standards for fluoride treatments. Page 1c vol. 107 no. 44 Good morning Raymond Brandt thank you for subscribing to the daily press d e a the s business 8a,10aclassified 5-7b Church 2-3c comics 1d,4d Community 2a,5a,9a fun 2d health 4c kid stuff 4d lifestyles 6-7a Lascar 8b opinion 4a obituaries 5a sports 1-4b stocks 8a 3a weather 2a world National 9a in s id e no . Deer season an option st. Ignace a state wildlife officials responding to a declining number of Deer in the upper Peninsula due to harsh win ters have drawn up a list of options including a ban on Deer Hunting in that Region in the fall. But officials emphasize that cancelling the season would be an extreme Choice and prob ably an unlikely one. The natural resources commission will listen to staff at a May 7 meeting although no decision will be made at that time. They re not recommendations at All. Its just opening up a dialogue. I Hope its some thing that they dont pursue said Chad Stew Art Deer management specialist at the depart ment of natural resources. Cancelling the Deer season in the upper Peninsula would be pretty incredible he said Friday. In december state biologists estimated that the Deer kill last season was Down As much As 40 percent across the upper Peninsula. Some places had 40 inches of Snow by mid novem ber and recent Winters have been extreme. Stewart said the number of Deer killed in the . Last year was one of the lowest in 30 years. Other options for the Der could be restricting the killing of does and limiting Hunters to just one Buck. Closing the . Hunt would be a blow to tradition and culture. Hunting gives a big lift to the Economy North of the Mackinac Bridge. Some schools close on nov. 15, opening Day. A character in the 2001 comedy about Michi Gan Hunters Escanaba in a Moonlight says opening Day is like Christmas with guns. Closing the season would be a huge Impact st. Ignace visitors Bureau president James Dekeyser told a pin Tom to. All the people that have Camps and come up and buy groceries eating in the restaurants. They have a lot of Small communities and the read be a lot of Hurt on All those Small communities. Wildlife officials they re not recommendations at All. Its just opening up a dialogue. I Hope its something that they dont pursue. Chad Stewart Der Deer management specialist Salmon get new Home Escanaba murder trial set by Jenny Lancour Escanaba with just a week and a half until the murder trial of Kallay Randal Batchelor begins court rulings were issued Friday allowing specific conversations made Between the victim and others to be admitted As evidence. Batchelor 37, of Escanaba is scheduled to be tried by a jury Dur ing an eight Day trial set to begin on May 13 in Delta county circuit court. He is charged with one count of open murder a life felony for allegedly killing his wife Heather Diane Batchelor 32, at her Resi Dence in Escanaba. Batchelor was arrested on sept. 3, 2014, the same Day police found heathers body lying on her bed room floor with a knife Blade in her neck. Batchelor told Escanaba Public safety detectives he was acting in self defense when Heather got stabbed. He remains lodged in the county jail without Bond. During fridays continuation of a motions hearing from april 15, judge Stephen Davis reviewed specific text messages emails and ver bal conversations Between Heather see trial on Page 9a Jenny Lancour daily press Kallay Randal Batchelor exits court Friday following a motions hearing on his upcoming murder trial set for May 13. Defendants enter pleas in drug cases by Jenny Lancour Escanaba to Date seven defendants have entered pleas in court in connection with drug arrests made by the upper Peninsula sub stance enforcement team upset during a Multi Agency execution of warrants this Spring. Fourteen people from Delta county were arrested by upset in late March on a total of 23 felony drug counts most relating to the illegal Sale of Supre morphine also known As Subo Xone or sub Tex. The prescription pain killer is also prescribed to fight drug addiction. Thirteen of the defendants have been bound Over from District court to circuit court. On Friday three defendants All Escanaba residents entered pleas in circuit court. John Robert Gray 44, Mitchel Alan Lafave jr., 32, and Jaclyn Patricia Snouwaert 28, each pleaded guilty to one count of delivery of a schedule 4 controlled substance a four year felony and pleaded guilty to one count of main Taining a drug House a two year felony. Snow Aerts sentencing is set for june 10. Gray and Lafave Are scheduled to be sentenced on june 19. On thursday Bobbi to Godfrey 30, of scan Aba appeared in circuit court and pleaded no contest to maintaining a drug House and pleaded no contest to controlled substance attempt felony. Her sentencing is scheduled for june 10. Jacob Isaac Anderson 23, and Cory Allen Mulhern 36, both of Escanaba appeared in sep Arate plea hearings in circuit court on april 20. Anderson pleaded guilty to Possession of the analogue Supre morphine a two year felony and pleaded guilty to use of the controlled substance Supre morphine a one year Misdemeanour. His sentencing which could include a delay of sen see pleas on Page 9a Holly Richer daily press sixth Grade students from the Gladstone Junior High school met at the boat launch on the Escanaba River at Pioneer Trail Park in Gladstone Friday morn ing to release Salmon they had been raising since november. The project started with 200 eggs from the in res Thompson state fish hatchery which the students then cared for As a hands on class project. Supplies necessary for raising the fish and the Field trip to release them was funded by Trout unlimited and the Escanaba River association. Above a lineup of students place their bags of Salmon into the River to acclimate their fish to the water before releasing them. Assisting the group at right is Joe Karl a member of Trout unlimited and Board member of the Escanaba River association. At right sixth Grade student Evan Chouinard Points to the location of the Salmon he released. Lenord Frank Bower Eustis. Joe Kodanko Rock. Rita a. Porath Gladstone. Barbara j. Robitaille Escanaba. Scott Andrew Slapp Green Bay. Daniel Danny d. Wells Powers. Page 5a

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