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Educational schooner Utopia to visit Escanaba Friday

ESCANABA — The schoolship Utopia, a 77-foot schooner, will be docked at the Escanaba Marina to offer educational programs this week. The vessel, which sailed here from Traverse City, is part of the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) program. The schooner is offering two free public ...

Escanaba Sidewalk Sales draws crowd

Clarissa Kell | Daily Press The sidewalks between 8th Street and 14th Street along Ludington Street were packed with deals and people during the annual Downtown Sidewalk Sales in Escanaba Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the street was packed with deals, displays and fun for all to enjoy. A ...

Report tracks drug-dependent babies

ESCANABA — There has been concern in the community about the percentage of babies born drug-dependent. In 2016, Dr. Mark Povich, DO, of OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group in Escanaba ,began compiling detailed information for a yearly report. He found there was an issue, but ...

Annual event celebrates the outdoors

ESCANABA — The 10th annual ‘Re Creating in the Great Outdoors’ event will be held Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will be at the Department of Natural Resources Pocket Park, located on the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds. Bays de Noc Gobblers Wheelin’ Sportsmen Program, ...

Delta Force offers security services and more

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Delta Force P.I., LLC of Gladstone. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net GLADSTONE — For Delta Force P.I., LLC, which offers security and private ...

U.P. Trappers Convention kicks off

ESCANABA — Attendance was strong for the 57th annual U.P. Trappers Convention & Outdoor Expo’s first day Friday. The event, which is being held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds, will continue today. “At 11:30 (a.m.), we were over 1,000 through the gate,” Convention Coordinator Roy ...

‘Woodtick’ festival a local favorite

HERMANSVILLE — What was supposed to be just a jam session among friends has grown over the years into what is now the Woodtick Music Festival. Despite how popular the music festival has become, the small-town feel of the annual weekend event in Hermansville remains intact. Brian Whitens, ...

August election, millage requests draw near

ESCANABA — Some Delta County residents will have an opportunity to vote on millage proposals early next month. Ballot items include a sinking fund millage in townships served by the Mid Peninsula School District, as well as a millage renewal proposal in Cornell Township. Elections have been ...

Sanders calls for ­shutdown of Line 5

DETROIT (AP) — Bernie Sanders has become the second Democratic presidential hopeful to call for shutting down an oil pipeline that crosses a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. The Vermont senator said in a tweet Thursday that Enbridge's Line 5 should be decommissioned and new fossil ...

Pollinators play important role

ESCANABA — Pollinators are very important to our way of life. Without them, our menus would surely change. Pollination happens when pollen is moved from flower to flower by birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles, the wind or other animals. The transfer of pollen between the same ...

Ban won’t impact disabled hunters

ESCANABA — The Michigan Natural Resources Commission decided to ban deer baiting and feeding in part of the central Upper Peninsula recently in response to the discovery of a case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the area. Ken Buchholtz — chairman of the local Wheelin’ Sportsmen ...

Motorcyclist killed in Marquette County

ELY TOWNSHIP — A 56-year-old motorcyclist died after leaving the roadway and striking a utility pole in Ely Township Thursday, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to a single motorcycle crash with an unresponsive man near the intersection of County ...

Crash leaves driver in critical condition

GERMFASK — A man is in critical condition after a one-vehicle accident Thursday, State Police in Manistique said. The crash occurred about 6:10 a.m. on M-77 just north of the Seney Refuge in Schoolcraft County’s Germfask Township. Troopers found the driver of the vehicle was breathing ...

Daily Press readers win Bingo Mania cash

ESCANABA — Daily Press readers won cash in June playing Bingo Mania. Bingo Mania winners for June are Joe Crispigna with his single bingo. He received $50. Kay Auger of Escanaba received $100 for her two or more bingos. There was no blackout winner this month; next month’s blackout will ...

Midwest CWD meeting yields no new approaches

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Midwestern wildlife officials wrapped up what was hailed as an unprecedented conference on chronic wasting disease Thursday without coming up with any new tactics for fighting the stubborn disease. Experts from a host of states including North and South Dakota, Iowa, ...

Officials get look at new complex

ESCANABA — VIPs from Delta County and beyond had an opportunity to get an early look at a new multi-use complex on the U.P. State Fairgrounds during a dedication ceremony and donor reception Wednesday. A number of people involved with efforts to establish the complex shared remarks during the ...

Sidewalk Sales set for Saturday in Escanaba

ESCANABA — A downtown tradition that brings local businesses outside on Ludington Street for a day filled with deals, displays and fun returns. Escanaba’s annual Downtown Sidewalk Sales is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local businesses along Ludington Street will be setting up shop ...

Midwest wildlife officials discuss chronic wasting disease

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Midwest wildlife officials gathered Wednesday to discuss how they might better combat chronic wasting disease, which has been spreading through the region’s deer herds with no end in sight. Among those at the two-day conference in Madison were wildlife officials from ...

Ground broken for credit union building

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Officials participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Peninsula Federal Credit Union’s new building Tuesday. The new building will be located at the site of the former Family Fun Park in Escanaba. Taking part are, from left, Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall, Peninsula ...

Motorcycle dangers rise in summer

GLADSTONE — The warm summer weather is bringing more motorcyclists out on the roads. Michigan State Police at the Gladstone Post want to remind motorists to be more aware of motorcycles. Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto said it is everyone’s responsibility, not just the motorcycle ...