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Logging professionals gather for Spring Celebration

HARRIS — More than 600 people came to the Island Resort and Casino to learn more about the forest products industry and connect with people involved with it during the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA)’s 10th annual Spring Celebration Monday. “This year, I’m ...

Gladstone gets Missouri sister city

GLADSTONE — Despite being separated by more than 730 miles, the cities of Gladstone, Mich., and Gladstone, Mo., share more than a name. Following a resolution approved Monday by the Michigan city, the two municipalities are now officially sister cities. Typically, sister cities are ties ...

Strom gives view of county administrator post

ESCANABA — Delta County Prosecutor Philip Strom, who has been officially recommended to be the county’s new administrator, spoke about his goals for the county and several other topics during an interview for the position Monday. This interview took place during a Delta County Committee of ...

Teaching Smart Gardening

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Michigan State Extension Educator Stephanie Ostrenga discusses food preservation during a Smart Gardening session at the annual Kiwanis Home and Garden Show and Pancake Days in the Ruth Butler Building at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba Friday. ...

Campbell death still unsolved

ESCANABA — Police continue to seek answers to what happened to an Escanaba man whose body was found in a burning car in an Escanaba neighborhood seven years ago today. The body of Adam Gerald Campbell, 26, was discovered inside a car while firemen were extinguishing the burning vehicle on ...

Strom picked for county administrator

ESCANABA — The Delta County Board’s Committee Of The Whole is recommending Delta County Prosecutor Philip Strom be the county’s new administrator. Strom interviewed for the position this morning during a committee of the whole meeting. A motion was made to recommend hiring Strom as the ...

Kiwanian marks 50 years, perfect attendance

ESCANABA — Later this month, Escanaba Kiwanis Club member Ken Myllyla will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a member of this club. Myllyla spoke about his time with the Escanaba Kiwanis Club and how it has changed since he first got involved. Myllyla’s 50th anniversary with the Escanaba ...

Chatfield’s NAPA history spans over 100 years

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Chatfield’s NAPA in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Though it has changed hands over the years, Chatfield’s NAPA has been a ...

Utility rate hikes possible in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Utility customers in Escanaba could face rate hikes on their electric, water and wastewater bills beginning July 1 based on recommendations outlined in the city’s proposed budget. Rate increases of 1.75 percent for electricity and 10 percent for both water and wastewater ...

Escanaba teen ­sentenced for gun threat

ESCANABA — A 14-year-old Escanaba student who threatened to bring a gun to the Escanaba Junior/Senior High School last month was sentenced Friday in Delta County Probate Court, which serves as the family division of circuit court. The student sat next to his attorney, Jayne Mackowiak, while ...

Bigfoot convention returns to Upper Peninsula

MENOMINEE — Bigfoot enthusiasts and those interested in learning more about the North American folklore creature are invited to attend the second annual Marinette/Menominee Bigfoot Convention. The event will take place Saturday, June 9, at the Whistle Stop Pullman Center five miles north of ...

Nassar has license revoked, issued largest fine in LARA history

LANSING — The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' (LARA) Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery permanently revoked the license of Lawrence Nassar, the disgraced former Michigan State University sports doctor who has been imprisoned for 40 to 175 years for sexually ...

Paintings from the past

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Kate Oman, administrative assistant at the Bonifas Arts Center, views the painting “A New World,” painted by Thomas Moran in 1864 at the center Thursday. The Bonifas is currently featuring artwork from the “Visions of American Life: Paintings from the ...

Help needed to control seagull problem

ESCANABA — Seagulls in Escanaba are ruffling the feathers of some area residents and business owners who don’t want the birds nesting on their roofs, dropping droppings, dive bombing, and squawking. Increasing seagull concerns were the highlight of Thursday’s regular council meeting ...

Child porn case sent to higher court

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man charged with 14 felonies related to child pornography waived his preliminary hearing in Delta County District Court and was automatically bound over to circuit court this week. John Paul Schiska, 57, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in district court on ...

Kiwanis Home and Garden Show starts today

ESCANABA — The annual Kiwanis Home and Garden Show and Pancake Days will take place today through Sunday in the Ruth Butler Building at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. The show will kick off at 5 p.m. Around 60 vendors will be at this year’s show, said Pat Rudden, a ...

Granger Smith to perform at fair

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula State Fair has announced its first musical act for the 2018 fair. Country musician Granger Smith will hit the grandstand stage in Escanaba on Friday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. Smith is best known for his hit singles “Backroad Song,” “It Happens Like that,” ...

Sounds of Spring

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Guest soloist Zoe VanGinhoven, right, performs “They Called Her Moses” with the Bay de Noc Choral Society during a rehearsal at Bethany Lutheran Church Tuesday. The Choral Society’s spring concert will take place on Sunday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany ...

League advocates redistricting reform

ESCANABA — The Delta County Chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV) hosted a redistricting presentation at Bay College in Escanaba Wednesday night. League members Molly Campbell and Mary Cary Crawford were the evening’s presenters. As part of the league’s overall goal of educating ...