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Crews will survey streams to find lampreys

ESCANABA — The continuing battle against sea lampreys soon will come to locations in the local area. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assessment crew will conduct work on the Fishdam River in Delta County during July 11 - July 20 to estimate the abundance of sea lampreys. The information ...

Demonstrations on solar viewing today

ESCANABA — The Delta Astronomical Society will be holding a special demonstration on safe viewing of the sun on today, July 4, in Ludington Park during Family Fun Event. The club has telescopes and binoculars with safe, ISO-certified solar filters for the demonstration. “Because the ...

Boy Scouts plan can drive on July 8

ESCANABA — Boy Scout Troop 411 of Escanaba will again conduct a bottle and can drive fundraiser on Saturday July 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support troop functions. Scouts and leaders will be in uniform and collecting bottles and cans at Elmer’s County Market, Walmart, and Immanuel ...

Rockin’ the Bay returns to Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Rockin’ the Bay will be returning to Gladstone this year on July 7-8. The weekend music festival will take place at the Gladstone Yacht Club. Musical acts will kick-off at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 7 and will continue from 1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15 for a ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In, 10 a.m., Escanaba. 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, Study Group Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, open, ...

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The Delta County Historical Society in Escanaba recently received the Superior Award from the Historical Society of Michigan. The award recognizes historical societies, museums and other historical organizations that preserve and advance Upper Peninsula history.

Historical society gets Superior Award

IRON RIVER — Rev. Robert Langseth and the Delta County Historical Society won top honors at the Historical Society of Michigan’s 68th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference for their outstanding efforts to preserve and promote the history of the Upper Peninsula. Langseth, who hails ...

Astronomical society to hold sun viewing

ESCANABA — The Delta Astronomical Society will be holding a special demonstration on safe viewing of the sun on Tuesday, July 4, in Ludington Park during Family Fun Event. The club has telescopes and binoculars with safe, ISO-certified solar filters for the demonstration. “Because the ...

Webster wading pool opens Wednesday

ESCANABA — The Webster Wading Pool will open for the season Wednesday. Lifeguards will be on duty. Hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Hours will be adjusted subject to inclement weather. The Webster wading pool is located on the 1300 block ...

Registration open for mini golf tournament

ESCANABA — Steelworkers Local 2-21 will present the 10th annual United Way Mini Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Family Fun Park in Escanaba, 2929 3rd Ave. N. Golfers (and non-golfers) of all ages are invited to come out and have fun with friends, family and ...

Sheriff urges safe use of fireworks

ESCANABA — Enjoying fireworks displays at dusk is synonymous with Fourth of July celebrations, however, Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald wants to remind area residents fireworks can be deadly. Last year more than 10,000 people were injured by fireworks, with children under the age of 15 ...

Arts center offering watercolor workshop

ESCANABA — Helga Flower will teach artists to become more fearless experimenters at a workshop Aug. 7-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center. According to Flower, artists will work with watercolors and later create mixed media art, painting abstract works from realistic ...

Planner

Today 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 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., closed, St. Thomas ...

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Cheri Severinson, director of the Delta County Cancer Alliance, was a guest speaker of the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club speaking about the cancer alliance and its helpful contributions to cancer victims and their families in Delta County. Some Golden “K” members had been helped by the alliance, giving them further incentive to raise some funds for the organization. The Golden “K” Club donated $250 to the cancer alliance.

Golden K Peanut Days ­continue today in Escanaba

ESCANABA—Peanut Days for the Bay de Noc Golden “K” Kiwanis Club will be hosting a fundraiser today at Shopko in Escanaba from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Peanut Days is the only fundraising event for the Golden “K” which is a service club which donates to local youth organizations, events ...

Rockin’ the Bay returns to Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Rockin’ the Bay will be returning to Gladstone this year on July 7-8. The weekend music festival will take place at the Gladstone Yacht Club. Musical acts will kick-off at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 7 and will continue from 1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15 for a ...

Bingo Mania winners announced for May

ESCANABA — Daily Press Bingo Mania winners for Arlene Spaulding, of Escanaba, with his single bingo. She received $50. Michael Thomas, of Gladstone, received $100 for his two or more bingos. Patsy Couillard, of Gladstone, received $200 for her blackout bingo.

Lighthouse marks 150 years Monday

ESCANABA — Sand Point Lighthouse will ­celebrate its 150th ­anniversary on Monday, July 3, at 1:30 p.m. on the lighthouse grounds. Cake, cupcakes and lemonade will be served. Admission is free to both the lighthouse and museum on Monday. Regular hours are seven days a week from 11 a.m. ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

Legion Baseball donation

Baseball donation

Courtesy photo Frank Berres from the American Legion Post 82 presents a $1,000 check to Todd Popelka, treasurer of the Escanaba Cubs Legion baseball for the 2017 season.

DNR urges safety in water after heavy rainfall in U.P.

MARQUETTE — With summer officially underway, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers know swimmers, boaters, anglers and others will begin flocking in large numbers to the state’s waterways looking for fun in the sun. However, recent prolonged rainfall in the Upper ...

Defendants sentenced in court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced on unrelated charges in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba. Cory Michael Gibbs, 23, of 1505 N. 20th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to three probation violations with the underlying offense of accosting children for immoral ...