Community

Gardening program coming to library

ESCANABA — Area gardeners will be able to learn how to plant a more diverse garden during a program at the Escanaba Public Library. The presentation will be held Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. by gardening enthusiast Sue Robishaw. She will show how to incorporate more diversity into growing ...

Applicants sought for CUPPAD mini grants

ESCANABA — The Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD) based in Escanaba, announces that the 2017 “Prosperous Places Mini Grant Program” is accepting applications now until June 1. Place making is a community-based approach to the planning, design ...

Vehicle damaged by vandals

ESCANABA — A vehicle parked on the 200 block of S 17th St. was damaged by vandals overnight Monday. Escanaba Public Safety officers said three of the vehicle’s tires had been punctured. Additionally, the driver-side window had been broken. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500.

Local history talk tonight at library

ESCANABA — Dr. Charles Lindquist will present an illustrated program on Escanaba in World War II, including an account of the building of the wartime dock on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The presentation, presented in partnership with the Escanaba Public Library, will be in the Council ...

Choral society spring concert is April 9

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Choral Society is presenting its annual spring concert, Palm Sunday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 202 S. 11th St., Escanaba. The concert will feature is a variety of religious music accompanied with organ, piano, and a brass ensemble. The ...

Firefighters host pancake breakfast

FORD RIVER — Ford River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Sunday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ford River Township Hall. Follow the signs from M-35 or U.S. 2 & 41. They will be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, American fries, ...

Dosh assumes hospice medical director role

ESCANABA — OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group announces Steven Dosh, MD, has accepted the position of hospice medical director. In addition, Mark Povich, DO, and Francie Myrick, MD, will serve as hospice physicians, assisting Dr. Dosh in caring for patients at OSF Hospice, Escanaba. ...

Courts

DISTRICT COURT DRIVING WITH A HIGH BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT Micah J. Lappala, 42, Lena, Wis., pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with a high blood alcohol content; 12 days jail, credit for two days served; six months probation; $1,225 fines and costs. DRUG CHARGES Mark Anthony ...

For the record

ESCANABA — The story “Girl found naked in ditch” which was published in the March 20, 2017 edition of the Daily Press incorrectly stated deputies were assisted by Child Protective Services from Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties... Child Protective Services is not associated ...

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Thrivent helps Escanaba Heartbreakers

Courtesy photo A Thrivent Action Team in Escanaba hosted a Spring Training Fundraiser for the Escanaba Heartbreakers. The event took place on March 11 at The Eagles Club. All money raised helps fund the whole softball program for the upcoming season — which includes equipment, tournament ...

Landowners asked to improve deer habitat

MARQUETTE — Private landowners interested in helping to maintain or improve Upper Peninsula deer wintering habitat can learn more about the subject and cost-share programs available to aid in those efforts at any of three upcoming meetings scheduled by the Michigan Department of Natural ...

Planner

Today A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., Manistique (rear entrance). A.A., closed, Group Study, Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, open, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, ...

S.A.V.E. award presentations tonight

ESCANABA — The Substance and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.) Council of Delta County will have their annual video award and presentation night at the Escanaba Upper Elementary School tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Those in attendance will be able to vote in the People’s Choice Awards. Posters ...

St. Francis Hospital restrictions are lifted

ESCANABA — The number of regional influenza cases has shown a significant decline over the past weeks. As a result, OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, Escanaba, is discontinuing their visitor restrictions at this time.  The restrictions — enacted on Feb. 10 — did not allow ...

Pow wow planned March 25 in Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Caring for our Elders Traditional Pow Wow will be held on Saturday, March 25, in the Escanaba High School gymnasium. The event will begin with the grand entry at noon. A potluck feast will take place at 5 p.m., and flags will be retired at 7 p.m. The host drum for the pow ...

Case sent back to district court

ESCANABA — A court case involving a Cedar River man arrested last year on one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting a female victim in Escanaba, was remanded this week from Delta County Circuit Court to district court. Carl James Ruleau, 45, of N7218 M-35, ...

Cases sent to circuit court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Gerald Charles Alexander, 50, of 1309 5th Ave. S., Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on one count of sex offender failure to comply with the ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open Delta Women’s Group, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6 p.m., 500 Ogden Ave., Escanaba. A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 ...

Program on Esky’s WWII dock scheduled

ESCANABA — The Delta County Historical Society (DCHS) will be hosting a winter outreach program discussing Escanaba in World War II and the building of the Wartime dock on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Escanaba City Hall. The program will be hosted by DCHS President Charles Lindquist. ...

Winery hosts tasting for CBC fundraiser

MANISTIQUE — A wine tasting at Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery, 119 S. Cedar St., Manistique, will benefit the 50th Annual CBC Radio-Telethon Fund Drive. The Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery will be holding a wine and beer tasting event on Saturday, April 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. For a ...