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Escanaba Daily Press (Newspaper) - September 5, 2015, Escanaba, MichiganDaily press saturday september 5, 2015 to of the morning Escanaba Mich. Section c daily press Lucky ducks above from right Jaycees members Sherry Klein an d Jessie Gagnon and Volunteer Chris Godfrey drop 300 plastic ducks fro m rain gutters into Lake m Michigan to Start one of the preliminary heats of the race. Below at right participants watch with anticipation from the Sho reline As the race begins. At left Godfrey collects the top ten ducks to reach the finish line for advancement to the final round. The 20th annual Delta county Jaycees Duck races t ook place saturday aug. 2 9, at Van Cleve Park in Gladstone. Nice weather was a contributing Factor in a higher than expected turnout for this y ears event. New activities including a 50/50 drawing bucket Raffles and a Battle of the bands contest h Elped to keep visitors Busy throughout the Day. Returning activities including a free cookout t lunch games run by Are a boy scouts and a bean bag tournament also took place. Large prize Winner s included Richard reiffers who won a spa hot tub from Bay a Rea Pool and spa and a n Hackleman who won $5 00 Cash in the unlucky d uck race. Local band six degrees of suffering won the Battle o f the bands contest Takin g Home a $100 prize. Vide Grapher honoured Freshner wins award. Weekend edition sunday partly Cloudy 80/67 weather today partly Cloudy 74/65 saturday sunday september 5-6, 2015 Escanaba Mich. $1 Page 8a Lucky ducks Delta county Jaycees Host annual Duck races. Page 1c fishing fun stocks for the week nose 370.21 Nash a 144.41 see Page 8a Pinecrest residents head to the Waters. Page 6a vol. 107 no. 152 Good morning Mary Berro thank you for subscribing to the daily press d e a the s business 8aclassified 4-6b Church 2-3c comics 1d,4d Community 2-3a fun 2d health 4c kid stuff 4d lifestyles 6-7a Lascar 8b opinion 4a second front 5a sports 1-3b,7b stocks 8a 9a weather 2a world National 10a in s id e cause of death released for murder suspect by Ilsa Matthes Manistique a suspect in a triple Homi cide Case who died in custody died of natural causes according to the results of an autopsy report released Friday. It has been More than three months since the death of Marietta Carlson a suspect in a triple homicide in Schoolcraft county. Carlson was one of three suspects in the murder of Sisters Heather Aldrich 25, and Carrie Nelson 31, both of the Newberry area and Nelsons Boyfriend Jody Hutchinson 42, of Gould City. The bodies of the victims were discovered on april 17 inside Hutchinsons 2000 Oldsmobile bravado which had been lit on fire on county Road 436, also known As River Road in Doyle township. Early on the morning of june 15, Carlson was transported from her cell at the Schoolcraft county jail to Schoolcraft memorial Hospital for exhibiting symptomatic behaviour. She died on june 16. An autopsy was conducted on Carl songs remains at upper Peninsula health systems Marquette the Day after her death. Results released Friday Indi Cate that Carl songs death was natural and caused by endocarditis an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart. According to the Mayo clinic endocarditis is generally caused by bacteria from another part of the body spreading through the bloodstream and attaching to damaged areas of the heart. It is uncommon in people with healthy hearts however risk factors include artificial heart valves con genital heart defects damaged heart valves or a history of intravenous illegal drug use. At the time of her death the 28 year old was facing eight felony charges related to the murders including one count of open Mur Der one count of conspiracy to commit open murder three counts of first degree murder and three counts of unlawful imprisonment. Carl songs co defendants Gary Cordell 47, of Manistique and Kenneth Daniel Brunke 46, also of Manistique each face 12 felony charges related to the murders. The charges Are three counts of open murder each a life felony three counts of conspiracy to commit homicide each a life felony with an additional $10,000 Fine three counts of felony murder first degree each sentence punishable by life without parole and three counts of unlawful imprisonment a felony under the sex offender registration act punish Able by 15 years and or $20,000 and registration in the sex offender registry. See autopsy on Page 3a Schoolcraft county Carlson warmer weather expected for fall by Jordan Beck Escanaba with a Strong Al Nizo predicted to affect North american weather Over the next several months the National weather services Marquette office has predicted the fall of 2015 could be warmer and drier than average across the upper Peninsula. Matt Zika a meteorologist for the National weather services mar Quette office said Early signs of these weather conditions can already be seen in the . Temperatures in the area have been at or near the mid-80s Over the first few Days of september a value which is considerably higher than the Norm. Typically our temperatures should be about 70 degrees at this time around Here he said. These conditions should last throughout the extended weekend As Well. The warm pattern is going to continue through labor Day at least Zika said. By mid september however he noted this warm weather pattern could begin to fade. See forecast on Page 3a briefs morning paper on labor Day Escanaba the daily press will publish a morning paper on monday labor Day to allow employees to enjoy the Holiday with friends and family. The daily press offices will be closed monday but Calls concerning newspaper delivery will be taken from 7 to 11 . Monday. Regular office hours and Publica tion will resume tuesday. End the silence walk set for sept. 12 by Ilsa Matthes Escanaba helping save a life May be As simple As putting on a pair of running shoes next week when the end the silence walk returns to Escanaba. The walk raises awareness and funds to prevent suicide. The walk will take place Satur Day sept. 12. Registration starts at 9 . At Ludington Park Pavilion. Early registrations can also be made online at . An opening ceremony will take place at 10 . With words from those touched by the pain of suicide a report from the Delta county Sui cide prevention task Force and a presentation from pathways Community mental health. See walk on Page 3a briefs marijuana grow operation found in go Gebic county Watersmeet police investigation continues following the seizure of More than 200 marijuana plants in go Gebic county. According to a news release issued by the upper Peninsula substance enforcement team upset troopers from the Michigan state police Wakefield Post received a tip thursday describing an outdoor marijuana grow operation near Watersmeet. It was located near the intersection of old . 2 Highway and . 2, in a Clearing near the Canadian trans National pipeline. Troopers from the Michigan state police Wakefield Post and upset detectives seized the 221 marijuana plants. No arrests have been made in connection to the illegal grow operation which remains under investigation. Us jobless rate Falls to 7-year Low Washington a . Unemployment fell to a seven year Low of 5.1 percent last month but Hir ing slowed a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise Rock Bot Tom interest rates later this month. The labor department report issued Friday was closely watched because it will be the last snapshot of the Job Market before the fed meets in two weeks. And Overall it painted a picture of an Economy growing at a modest but steady Pace seven years after the great recession. But it was t the unambiguous Sig Nal Many on Wall Street were hoping for. The unemployment rate fell from 5.3 percent in july to its lowest Point since 2008 and is now at a level fed officials say is consistent with a healthy Economy. But employers added a moderate 173,000 jobs in August the fewest in five months. Anyone hoping today s data would Clear up the timing of the fed s first rate hike in years will be sorely disappointed said Megan Greene chief economist at John Hancock asset management. See Economy on Page 3a picking up steam Holly Richer daily press Friday was preview Day at the . Steam and Gas engine associations 40th anniversary show on the . State Fairgrounds. The grounds were Busy Friday morning As participants prepared for the event. Above Chuck Raith of Summit Lake wis., sets up a Corn Sheller for display during the show. Raith purchased the piece of equipment at a previous show. The show continues today and sunday from 9 . To 5 ., and monday from 9 . To 4 Economy Andrea King Vigi rapid River. Richard h. Cleereman Moraga Calif. Margaret m. Gedwill Wheaton ill. Patricia Patty Ann Rock Inverness Fla. Roy m. Nelson Gladstone. Page 5a

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