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New classroom technology debuts at Bark River-Harris School

BARK RIVER — The Bark River Harris School District is improving technology throughout the school. Over the summer, the school started the process of phasing out its classroom Smartboards and replacing them with new Clevertouch boards. Elementary Principal Kelly Erdody said the switch from ...

Honor Flight takes off Wednesday

Editors Note: Retired Daily Press Sports Editor Dennis Grall, of Escanaba, served as a Marine in Vietnam and will be covering the upcoming Honor Flight for the Daily Press — — — By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press ESCANABA — After a dozen Honor Flights have carried Upper ...

Bay gets ready for accreditation review, visit

ESCANABA — A team of peer reviewers will visit Bay College early next month as part of the college’s Academic Quality Improvement Program accreditation cycle. Bay’s Vice President of Operations and Accreditation Liaison Officer Christine Williams said the college has been getting ready ...

Jail term given in criminal sexual conduct case

ESCANABA — A 17-year-old Gladstone male who recently pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal sexual conduct involving a minor child was ordered to spend one year in jail during his sentencing at the Delta County courthouse Thursday. Earlier this year, Jared Scott Grenier was ...

Ford River traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

FORD RIVER TOWNSHIP — Investigation continues into a traffic stop in Ford River Township this past weekend which led to the arrest of one person charged with intent to distribute heroin, a 20-year felony, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Department. While conducting a traffic stop ...

Drive-thru flu shots offered today in Esky

ESCANABA — With the area’s flu season expected to start in the coming months, Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties will hold its annual drive-thru immunization clinic today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Immunization and Communicable Disease Coordinator Jennie Miller said there is no way to ...

Long settles in as city manager

GLADSTONE — It has been a few weeks since Darcy Long took his place as the new city manager of Gladstone, but even as he begins working on the city’s toughest issues, there’s nothing the seasoned city manager sees as a more rewarding career. “There’s nothing I’d want to do more. ...

Escanaba ­linemen return home after trip to Florida

ESCANABA — Two linemen from the city of Escanaba were making their way home this weekend after assisting two Florida communities that suffered extensive power outages due to Hurricane Irma’s massive storm damage earlier this month. A brief update on the linemen’s trip to Florida was ...

Verso to explore sale of some paper mills

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Verso Corp. announced a committee has been formed to explore the potential sale of some of its mills, along with other possible transactions. The committee, with assistance from financial adviser Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc., is charged with leading Verso's continuing ...

Homecoming parade canceled Friday

ESCANABA — The Escanaba homecoming parade scheduled for Friday was canceled due to inclement weather. It will not be rescheduled. According to school officials, the floats constructed by the students were judged at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba and were scheduled to be ...

Man pleads to assault

ESCANABA — A 19-year-old Bark River man recently pleaded guilty to felonious assault and aggravated domestic violence during a plea hearing in Delta County Circuit Court. Earlier this year, Sky Ray Reiffers was arrested and lodged in jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond for assaulting a female ...

Hurricane pushes Puerto Rico to the edge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A tired and discouraged Rosa Maria Almonte cleaned steel pots with bleach inside her darkened cafe as her daughter cooked up rice, beans and pork chops on a gas stove to feed people desperate for a hot meal in their storm-ravaged city. She has run El Buen Cafe ...

Escanaba Homecoming

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Escanaba Senior High students pose for a photo while wearing costumes based on Pixar movies during Homecoming Week festivities Thursday. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Pixar Movies” and the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshman classes dressed ...

Tickets going fast for Senior Expo

ESCANABA — Seniors will have a unique opportunity on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to get expert advice on many of the issues that are important at this stage of their lives during the Eighth Annual Daily Press Senior Expo. The free event at the Terrace Bay Hotel includes speakers, lunch, and prizes, ...

Escanaba homecoming parade canceled

ESCANABA — The Escanaba homecoming parade scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to inclement weather. According to school officials, the floats created by students were judged at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba and will be showcased during the football game at the ...

Legacy event celebrates community

HARRIS — The Community Foundation for Delta County celebrated the community and the foundation’s donors that have made an impact Thursday at its annual dinner — now in it’s 24th year. “Prior to this year, every year it was called ‘MASH,’ but this year we’ve changed the name to ...

Esky City Council OKs Internet agreement

ESCANABA — Escanaba City Council approved an agreement with Michigan Broadband Services allowing the company to bring high-speed Internet capability to businesses downtown. The agreement took place during council’s regular meeting at city hall Thursday. The contract allows Michigan ...

$271B needed for Great Lakes water systems

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — State leaders say the Great Lakes region needs to drastically improve public water systems. The Great Lakes Commission this week called for upgrading wastewater treatment plants, storm water pipes and drinking water filtration systems. The commission, which represents ...

Vet, businessman James seeks U.S. Senate seat

LANSING (AP) — Republican John James, a political newcomer who flew Army helicopters in the Iraq War and now runs an automotive supply chain and logistics business in Detroit, said Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate. He is the second candidate in the GOP primary field, joining former ...

Upper Peninsula native brings cycle stunt show to Escanaba

ESCANABA — Motocross enthusiasts and thrill seekers will have the chance to see a one-of-a-kind show Saturday, as Scott Murray’s Sick Air Show comes to the grandstand at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. The freestyle stunt show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature 10 riders ...