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Pink Pumpkin Walk/Run marks 6th year Saturday

ESCANABA — The Sixth Annual Pink Pumpkin Walk/Run, a breast cancer awareness event, will be held Saturday in Ludington Park. Registration starts at 9 a.m. in the pavilion and the walk/run begins at 10 a.m. Participants have three routes to choose — one-mile, two-mile, and a five-kilometer. ...

Rain delays 3rd Avenue North work in Esky

ESCANABA — A road project slated to begin Wednesday in Escanaba will begin today instead, according to the City of Escanaba officials. Rain and storms delayed work Wednesday on the 3rd Avenue North construction project between North Lincoln Road and Stephenson Avenue. The entire route, ...

House approves anchor ban in Straits area

LANSING (AP) — Legislation advancing in Michigan would prohibit vessels from dropping anchor in the Straits of Mackinac — where oil, electric and other underwater cables rest. The bills approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by the state House next go to the Senate. They would prohibit ships ...

Album cover art

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Rick Kenyon and Sue Roll of the Bonifas Arts Center take time Tuesday to view the exhibit The Golden Age of Album Covers, which is currently on display at the arts center. The collection of 80 iconic album covers will be on exhibit in the gallery until Oct. 24. ...

Search on for new county treasurer

ESCANABA — Delta County is one step closer to finding a replacement for County Treasurer Tom Sabor, who will be retiring in January, following a meeting of the Delta County Treasurer’s Appointment Board Tuesday afternoon. Sabor’s last day as treasurer will be Jan. 4, 2019, and his ...

3rd Avenue North closed Thursday

ESCANABA — A road project slated to begin Wednesday in Escanaba will begin Thursday morning instead according to the city. Rain and storms delayed work Wednesday on 3rd Avenue North construction project between North Lincoln Road and Stephenson Avenue. The entire route, including the ...

Tornado watch in effect until midnight

ESCANABA — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the majority of the Upper Peninsula. The watch is in effect until midnight, Eastern Time. Counties included in the tornado watch include Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Marquette, Menominee, ...

Service animals are focus of program

ESCANABA — People interested in service animals can go to an event hosted by Yooper Service Dogs (YSD) on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to get more information. Information about service animals will be presented by guest speakers and YSD. The event will take place in room 952 of ...

Whitmer rips Schuette on health coverage; he calls it ‘lie’

LANSING (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday ramped up her criticism of Republican Bill Schuette over health care, accusing him of thinking insurers should be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions. Schuette’s campaign called ...

U.P.’s fall color show underway

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula’s annual fall color show is underway. According to the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association website, www.uptravel.com, as of Sept. 26, Delta County had 10 percent color with peak predicted to be the second week in October. Menominee reported 10 - ...

Program looks at ballot proposals

ESCANABA — A League of Women Voters of Delta County (LWVDC) program focused on three ballot proposals that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot Monday night at Bay College. Darlene and David Allen, LWVDC members, explained the three proposals, Prop 18-1 - Regulation of Marijuana, Prop 18-2 - ...

U.P. jobless rate falls to low level in August

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula jobless rate fell to 4.1 percent in August, the lowest August rate for the region in nearly 20 years, said analyst Bruce Weaver of the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. The rate was down by 1.2 percentage points from July ...

3rd Avenue North work to start Wednesday

ESCANABA — The City of Escanaba will be starting construction on 3rd Avenue North between North Lincoln Road and Stephenson Avenue Wednesday. The entire route — including the intersection at Stephenson Avenue — will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7:30 a.m. and reopened once grade ...

Captured wolf bound for Isle Royale has died

HOUGHTON (AP) — Officials say a gray wolf captured in Minnesota for relocation to Isle Royale National Park has died. The National Park Service plans to move 20-30 wolves from the U.S. and Canadian mainlands to the Lake Superior wilderness park in the next few years to rebuild a once ...

Group: $134M in pot taxes if measure passes

LANSING (AP) — Organizers of a Michigan ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use say it would generate up to $134 million a year in taxes for state and local governments. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol released the projection Monday in an economic study ...

Shelter plans free adoption event

ESCANABA — The Delta County Animal Shelter (DCAS) is having a free adoption event, sponsored by the Bissell Company, Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The adoption event will be at the shelter, 6975 County 426 M.5 Rd. Sue Gartland, shelter manager, is hoping to have 100 animals ready ...

Sayklly’s Candies has a long history in Escanaba

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Sayklly’s Candies in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — According to Kevin Robitaille, president of Sayklly’s Candies, business ...

Cemetery vandalism investigation continues

MANISTIQUE — Investigation into a recent case of apparent vandalism at Manistique’s Lakeview Cemetery is continuing, according to Manistique Public Safety. At 10:50 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, Manistique Public Safety was dispatched to Lakeview Cemetery on Steuben Street for a report of ...

Police continue probe of Escanaba house fire

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety is still investigating the cause of a house fire that occurred in the city Saturday night. At approximately 8:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to 819 N. 19th St. on a report of the fire. When officers arrived, they observed flames coming out of the two ...

Escanaba Homecoming

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Members of the Escanaba Area High School junior class walk behind their Scooby-Doo-themed float during a homecoming parade on Ludington Street Friday. Other cartoon-themed floats included the freshman class’ Looney Tunes-themed float, the sophomore’s ...