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Overheated fan blamed for house fire

WELLS TOWNSHIP — An overheated fan is being blamed for starting a house fire in Wells Township Tuesday. Escanaba Public Safety officers responded to 3343 U.S. 2 and 41, Wells Township at about 11:47 a.m. after Delta County Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house fire. When ...

Marquette County burglary has Escanaba connection

ESCANABA — A person of interest in a Marquette County burglary is being held in the Delta County Jail on stolen vehicle charges in Delta County, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department. Police are seeking the public’s help in the case. Escanaba Public Safety officers ...

Gazebo Concert Series begins tonight in Rock

ROCK — The fourth annual Gazebo Concert Series is set in Rock, organizers announced. Scheduled for Wednesday evenings, the concerts will begin tonight and run through Aug. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This year’s schedule features local bands as well as well-known regional bands. Food and ...

Escanaba Senior Center has fans

WELLS TOWNSHIP — Les and Diane Elder, of Wells Township, have put the practice of passing it on into high gear at the Community Action Agency Escanaba Senior Center. Les first caught wind of the senior center a couple years ago from neighbors and friends who chatted up the meals and the ...

Board makes November millage plans

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School board discussed a definitive course of action for reinstating a sinking fund millage proposal during its Committee of the Whole meeting Monday. While the original sinking fund proposal failed when put to the voters in May, the board decided it would be best ...

Election workers needed in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — With the state primary election drawing near, the city of Gladstone is looking for individuals to help with the election process — both in August and during the November General Election. At the regular city commission meeting Monday, the commission approved a list of past ...

Driver jailed after high speed chase on US-2

MELLEN TOWNSHIP — A driver was arrested Monday after leading several police agencies on a high speed chase on U.S. 2 in Menominee County. At about 12:50 a.m., Delta County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to assist Menominee County Sheriff’s Department deputies, who were involved ...

Delta County Airport finishes runway work

ESCANABA — The Delta County Airport will be reopening its crosswind runway after two months of construction today. The $2.6 million dollar project, completed ahead of schedule, included the re-pavement of the runway and associated parallel taxiway pavement, new Light Emitting Diode (LED) ...

Two victims in fatal auto accident identified

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two people who were killed Saturday in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 2 in front of the BP gas station in Vulcan have been identified, said Michigan State Police at the Iron Mountain post. The victims were Carl P. McBroom, 34, of Waucedah, and Don LeBombard, 66, of ...

Large amount of meth, heroin seized during raid

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted a joint investigation Monday that led to the execution of two search warrants in Marquette County and seizure of a large amount of drugs. The first search warrant occurred ...

Two killed in auto accident

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two people were killed Saturday in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 2 in front of the BP gas station in Vulcan, said state police at the Iron Mountain Post. The accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. when an eastbound Chevrolet Impala stopped to turn left into the station and ...

Motorcyclist killed after deer runs into bike

ST. IGNACE TOWNSHIP — A man was killed after a deer ran into the motorcycle he was riding, State Police at the St. Ignace Post said. The accident occurred Saturday at approximately 9:15 a.m. on southbound I-75 near M-134 in St. Ignace Township in Mackinac County. Troopers said a deer ran ...

The Farmhouse bed and breakfast getting attention

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is The Farmhouse in Gladstone. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net GLADSTONE — People who are looking to visit Delta County or who just want to get away from ...

Ticks, mosquitoes out in full force

ESCANABA — In addition to being well-known summertime nuisances, mosquitoes and ticks can spread a variety of vector-borne diseases. Local forest officials shared information on this year’s tick and mosquito season in the area, along with tips on how people can effectively deal with these ...

Charges filed in Escanaba meth lab case

ESCANABA — Three people arrested after Escanaba Public Safety officers discovered a meth lab earlier this week were arraigned in Delta County District Court Thursday. At about 8:42 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the shoreline north of the coal docks after a report of a man and ...

Psychologist’s license suspended over sexual misconduct

IRON RIVER — A limited licensed psychologist from Iron River has had his license suspended following allegations of sexual and professional misconduct. Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office, on behalf of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), filed an administrative ...

Roadwork in Gladstone planned for Monday

GLADSTONE — A chipseal project in the City of Gladstone is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 9. The following streets are included in this project: 12th Street from Minneapolis Drive to Railway, Wisconsin Avenue from 11th Street to Michigan Avenue, Dakota Avenue from 11th Street to 18th ...

Rockin’ the Bay returns to Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Rockin’ The Bay Music Festival will take place this Friday and Saturday in Van Cleve Park near the Gladstone Yacht Club. Gladstone Yacht Club member and Rockin’ The Bay committee member Matt Johnson said this event has had a presence in the area for over a ...

Parole given in 1995 murder case

ESCANABA — After more than 22 years in prison, Hans Christian Nelson, who was convicted of murdering his uncle Todd Newman in 1995, has been paroled following a written decision issued by 47th Circuit Court Judge John Economopoulous to deny an appeal from Newman’s family. Two days after a ...