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Escanaba Daily Press (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Escanaba, MichiganDaily Pressman Maymay 25, 2015www.dailypress.net 75 cent Escanaba Mich. Your local news Leader vol. 107 no. 63 Good morning Frank Rodman thank you for subscribing to the daily press d e a the Scheck us out online in s id e classified 4-6b news 3a,7a comics 3b lifestyles 6a opinion 4a obituaries 5a sports 1-2b summer events planned for area by Jordan Beck Escanaba thanks to a Host of High profile events the summer of 2015 promises to be an exciting one for the area. Rapid Rivers memorial Day Celebration will kick off the sea son with several events beginning today. A memorial Day Parade will be held at 1 ., with participants lining up outside of the Omni Center. Additional activities will include a Queen crowning at 12 05 And a grand marshal selection at 12 45 On South main Street along with a petting zoo splat a later paintball and Bounce houses in township Park beginning at 10 . Bingo will also be held in the Parks Pavilion from 2 to 4 Krusing classics will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their yearly fun run on May 29 and 30 with an expanded version of the event. The annual main Street Parade will be held on May 29 at 7 ., with line up scheduled to take place an hour earlier in Ludington Park. Along with the Parade Escana bags rib est will be held on 11th Street from Ludington Street to 1st Avenue South from 4 to 7 At the show itself which will be held at the . State Fairgrounds Over the weekend the Vintage cars Krusing classics is known for will be accompanied by classic motor cycles tractors and snowmobiles. See events on Page 3a Delta county from baseball to fishing tournaments Art festivals to off Road races the Michigan state fair in the upper Peninsula to the Lyga futures tournament there will be something for just about everyone to enjoy this summer. Vickie Micheau director Delta county chamber of Commerce Gladstone graduates Jordan Beck daily press above at far right Gladstone area Public schools superintendent Jay Kulbertis introduces the Gladstone Board of education at the beginning of the Gladstone High schools class of 2015 graduation ceremony in the High school gymnasium saturday. At left valedictorian Megan Jursch delivers a speech to the class of 2015 during the ceremony. More than 100 students graduated at the ceremony. Students to dispel myths about veterans Detroit a wishing Liv ing . Military veterans a Happy memorial Day might be Well intentioned but misses the Mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives. That and other timely reminders can be found in a new Book researched and written by a Michi Gan state University journalism class with assistance from former servicemen and women. 100 questions and answers about vet Erans is aimed at Clearing up myths and misunderstandings held by some civilians. A Day of mourning does not Square with Happy a instructor Joe Grimm said. They re thinking ism still Here. My Day is coming in november on veterans Day. The Book available in print and digital versions is the eighth that grimms classes have published. Others have covered hispanics and latinos native americans East asians and Muslim americans. Given the similarities Between vets and other groups of people who Are frequently stereotyped this would be a place we could do some work Grimm said. Veterans told students they can feel similarly conflicted when civil ians thank them for their service. People mean Well Grimm said but some veterans say kind words can ring hollow if the person does not know How when or Why they served. Joe Brigman whose 11-year stint in the army included three overseas Tours said the guide is both helpful and necessary. There really Isnit a whole lot out there said Brigman who works in the state Agency yes employment Sec tion but a snot involved with the veterans guide. Youve got to get rid of some of the myths and rumours out there. Another Issue raised by the Book is the widespread association of Veter ans and homelessness. Although there Are Many homeless vets the guide Points out they Are More Likely than the civilian population to Start businesses or assume leadership roles in companies. Brigman said part of his Job is working on reducing unemployment among vets which is 7.2 per cent nationally for those who have served since sept. 11, 2001. Still he adds the cumulative effect of Media movies and other popular culture leave an impression the figure is much higher along with rampant homelessness addiction and Post traumatic stress. Thatus a very Small slice thatus out there there Are plenty of other vets doing Many other things he said. The books Content was reviewed by veterans of the army Navy air Force and marines including Jeff Barnes director of the Michigan veterans affairs Agency. Introductory essays were written by . Martinez a wounded Veter an actor speaker and Champion of abcs dancing with the stars As Well As Ron Capps founder of the veterans writing project. The guide includes six video interviews from Detroit Public televisions Veter ans coming Home project which involved Michigan state students. Honouring those who served Dorothy Mcknight daily press after putting a Flag Holder in the ground near the grave of a deceased Veteran Danny Stockham places a Flag in the Holder. Standing with the list of veterans who Are buried at the Fernwood cemetery in Gladstone is Mary Strom. The pair were among a Large group of volunteers who were assisting the legionnaires of the Gladstone american legion Post 71 on Friday morning in placing a Flag on each veterans grave. This was Stock Hamas first year of volunteering. Strom said she has volunteered in at least two previous years. Michigan new county administrator reflects on first week by Jordan Beck Escanaba after spending about a week in his new position As Delta county administrator Ryan Bergman said things have been going very Well but that theress been a lot to take in. My Heads spinning a bit from All the handshakes Ive Given Over the past week Bergman said. Bergman officially began his employment with the county last monday. On his second Day in office he attended a Delta county Board of commissioners meeting. There he discussed his intentions to independently meet with the com missioners and to provide informational presentations to the Board As a whole. That was Nice to get my feet wet Bergman said. Then Bergman started the process of visiting with townships by attending a Cornell township meet ing the next evening. At this meet ing Bergman had a Chance to speak with Steve Rose head of the Delta county township association. He said this was helpful As it allowed him to learn More about what is going on in these areas of the county. See Bergman on Page 3a Delta county at a glance wishing living . Military veterans a Happy memorial Day might be Well intentioned but misses the Mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives. That and other timely reminders can be found in a new Book researched and written by a Michigan state University journalism class with assistance from former servicemen and women. 100 questions and answers about veterans is aimed at Clearing up myths and misunderstandings held by some civilians. Irene t. Weber Gladstone. Page 5a

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