Local News

Thousands rally to resist GOP health law repeal

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law, one of dozens of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight ...

Jordan Beck | Daily Press
OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group Front Office Assistant Samantha Mlostek, left, gets a flu shot from her coworker, Registered Nurse Catherine Lindberg, right. In addition to getting vaccinated, people can reduce their risk of getting sick by practicing good hand hygiene and avoiding close contact with people who have the flu.

Worst of flu season yet to come

ESCANABA — The arrival of a new year can come with some drawbacks — including an acceleration of the flu season. According to Infection Preventionist Nicole Pirlot at OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group, the area’s flu season has not yet reached its peak. “The flu season has ...

Courtesy photo
Karlee Metzger, formerly of Gladstone, sings on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Gladstone singer reflects on ‘The Voice’

NASHVILLE — A former Gladstone resident who sang three times on NBC’s recent season of “The Voice” described the experience as a great blessing that turned out to be a real confidence booster for her. “It was the biggest blessing of my life. It definitely has helped me ...

Service Fair to be held for MLK Day

ESCANABA — The Bay College Diversity Committee will host its fourth annual Bay College Service Fair in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day next week. Director of Student Life David Laur said this year’s service fair will be marked by a slight change in schedule. Traditionally, Bay has ...

Escanaba’s goals get jump on 2017

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Planning Commission is getting close to accomplishing one of its 2017 goals as outlined in its year-end report adopted by commissioners on Thursday. The document will be forwarded to city council for approval. During Thursday’s regular meeting at city hall, the ...

Walk for Warmth heats up on Feb. 25

ESCANABA — Menominee, Delta and Schoolcraft county residents having trouble paying their home-heating bills will get a big boost during the Community Action Agency Walk for Warmth on Feb. 25 in all three counties. The fundraising campaign helps fill the void for many residents who need help ...

State budget outlook is positive

LANSING (AP) — Continued economic growth will ease the ability of Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers to enact a new state spending plan, which will have nearly $330 million more than previously expected. The administration and legislative experts agreed Thursday that tax revenues in ...

Jenny Lancour | Daily Press
Delta County Economic Development Alliance (EDA) Director Vicki Schwab, standing, presents an update on the EDA and its collaborative partnerships with businesses, agencies and municipalities which work together to promote economic growth in the county. The progress report was presented at the monthly governmental round table meeting at Escanaba City Hall Wednesday.

Group did its part to boost area’s economy in 2016

ESCANABA — The Delta County Economic Development Alliance lived up to its mission last year in retaining, expanding and attracting businesses to the county, according to EDA Director Vicki Schwab, who gave an update on the agency at the governmental round table meeting at Escanaba City Hall ...

web-artwork-8936

Artistic Experience

Marquette-based artists Ann Russ, left, and Diana Magnuson, visit Bay College’s Besse Gallery Thursday for the opening of “Aesthete,” an exhibition of paintings by artist Timothy Armstrong. The painting Russ and Magnuson are viewing is titled “Alexandria.” The exhibit will be on ...

Jordan Beck | Daily Press
After a round of putting during the first meeting of the Noc Bay Flyers Disc Golf Club’s Indoor Putting League, Robin Holmes retrieves his discs from a goal basket set up at the Hannahville Ice and Turf Complex Monday.

Disc golf heads indoors

WELLS — Harsh winter weather Monday evening didn’t stop local disc golf fans from enjoying their sport. The evening marked the first meeting of the Noc Bay Flyers Disc Golf Club’s Indoor Putting League at the Hannahville Ice and Turf Complex in Wells. “A lot of people ...

Thefts target big tag merchandise

ESCANABA — Three Wilson residents were recently arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise from two stores in Escanaba, according to Escanaba Public Safety, the investigating agency. The three suspects — 34-year-old Manitoubani Wandahsega of 15450 Hannahville B-1 ...

Hero law officers honored

MANISTIQUE — Several area law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to save others were honored with the Manistique Public Safety Department (MPSD)’s first-ever Lifesaving Awards. The awards were presented at the Manistique City Council’s regular meeting Monday. “These ...

Progress made on substation

ESCANABA — Construction of Escanaba’s new electric substation on the city’s north side is moving along, the city’s Electrical Advisory Committee (EAC) was informed during its meeting Wednesday at city hall. Electric Superintendent Mike Furmanski presented photographs of the progress ...

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press
Bark River-Harris School student Lance Guenette, left, and his friend Braden Cooper, a Holy Name Catholic School student, spend their snow day Tuesday afternoon tubing at the sledding hill at Ludington Park. Due to harsh weather conditions Tuesday, many of the area schools were canceled allowing a day of play for kids.

Winter weather hits area, more to come

ESCANABA — Several inches of snow have fallen in Delta County over the past few days, and more snow is likely to hit the area later today. According to Todd Kluber, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Marquette office, the storm that hit Delta County in the beginning of ...

Jenny Lancour | Daily Press file photo
Ed McBroom, at left, former state representative, tours Engineered Machined Products in Escanaba last fall with Gov. Rick Snyder, at right. Also pictured from left are State Rep. Beau LaFave, EMP vice president of engineering/manufacturing Mark Bader, and U.S. Congressman Jack Bergman. McBroom termed out of the Michigan House while LaFave and Bergman were newly elected to their seats this past November.

McBroom reflects, looks to future

WAUCEDAH — As Michigan legislators return to the state capitol today, termed-out Representative Ed McBroom will be working full time on his dairy farm in the Upper Peninsula with politics still on his mind. McBroom, 35, and his wife, Sarah, reside in Waucedah, located east of Iron Mountain, ...

Intervention in schools challenged

LANSING (AP) — Michigan should replace a law that lets the state intervene in academically failing schools because the 7-year-old measure is flawed, a key senator said Tuesday. Senate Education Committee Chairman Phil Pavlov will introduce the repeal legislation Wednesday, when the ...

Local schools help students prepare for college

ESCANABA — Although the thought of college and applying for scholarships may sometimes be stressful, there are many helpful resources available in local high schools to help guide both parents and students in the next step towards college and a career. According to Bark River Harris School ...

Bill would take wolves off endangered list

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some members of Congress are making another run at taking gray wolves in the upper Midwest and Wyoming off the endangered list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had tried to take wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming off the list, saying those populations ...

Storm warning closes area schools

ESCANABA — An expected winter storm as prompted the closure of many area schools today (Tuesday, Jan. 10). They include: Bark River-Harris, Big Bay, Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, Escanaba, Gladstone, Nah Tah Wahsh PSA, Holy Name, Mid Peninsula and Rapid River. Manistique and St. Francis de Sales ...