Local News

Youth in the Out of Doors returns

ESCANABA — Kids and adults who want to learn more about the outdoors will have the opportunity to do so during the The Great Lakes Sports and Recreation Club’s National Hunting and Fishing Day: Youth in the Out of Doors event Saturday The club is located at 5211 19th Ave. N. in ...

Two face drug charges after arrest in Ford River

ESCANABA — Two people were arrested on drug charges after police checked on a vehicle observed parked at night on the side of the highway in Ford River Township last month. The two subjects — Nichole Brenda Lavance, 33, of Manistique, and Nash William Fiske, 28, of Neenah, Wis. — were ...

Escanaba man pleads to operating meth lab

ESCANABA — An 18-year-old Escanaba resident is scheduled to be sentenced next month on one count of operating/maintaining a meth lab which he recently pleaded guilty to in Delta County Circuit Court. Nathan Adam Wellman, of 1608 Lakeshore Dr., No. 6, Escanaba, was arrested in June after ...

Super PAC bills approved; Snyder to review

LANSING (AP) — Michigan political candidates could solicit unlimited contributions for independent committees, or super PACs, supporting their candidacies under legislation approved along party lines Tuesday by the Republican-led Legislature. The GOP said the bills would lock federal court ...

United Way campaign begins

ESCANABA — With the annual Soup’r Chili Challenge completed last week, the United Way of Delta County (UWDC) has begun working on its fall fundraising campaign for 2017. The goal of this year’s campaign is to encourage as many local people and businesses as possible to financially support ...

Student numbers drop at Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board discussed declining enrollment numbers and approved the beginning phases of installing a sinking fund Monday during its regular meeting. Superintendent Coby Fletcher presented board members with recent tallies of enrollment. The first unofficial count ...

Rapid River man dies after crash

GARDEN CORNERS — A Rapid River man died as the result of a two-vehicle accident in Garden Corners Monday afternoon, according to Michigan State Police from the Gladstone post and the Manistique detachment which continue to investigate the crash. Troopers were dispatched to the intersection ...

Chase case in circuit court

ESCANABA — A Bark River man arrested on several charges after allegedly trying to enter an Escanaba home while armed with a pistol earlier this month was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court. Joshua Daniel Tryan, 30, allegedly attempted to enter a female’s ...

Woman gets jail for prescription drug fraud

ESCANABA — A mother who was arrested for conspiring with her daughter to sell someone else’s prescription medication to another person in Escanaba last spring was recently sentenced to seven months in the Delta County Jail. Escanaba Public Safety arrested Marion Berhardina Desotell, 45, ...

Man enters guilty pleas on assault charges

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who assaulted a woman and threatened a man with a knife in Escanaba this summer entered pleas in Delta County Circuit Court on Monday. Ryan Russell Tragoszanos, 41, admitted to getting into an argument with a female whom he forcibly shoved on June 28 at a ...

Enbridge crews train for oil clean-up

ESCANABA — Personnel from Enbridge, Inc. were at Basic Marine in Escanaba last week for training that would help clean-up efforts in the event of an oil spill. According to the company’s website, Enbridge operates the world’s largest crude oil and liquids transportation system. In ...

Bay College enrollment increases

ESCANABA — Bay College’s add-drop period for the fall semester ended Friday. As of Sept. 14, 1,850 students were enrolled at Bay College for this semester — an increase in both head count and contact hours compared to the fall 2016 semester. Laura Coleman, the president of Bay College, ...

Dinner to benefit Community Foundation

HARRIS — The Community Foundation for Delta County will once again host its annual fundraising dinner at the Island Resort and Casino Thursday. This year’s event will feature a new name. “This is the Community Foundation’s 24th annual fundraiser, but the first 23 were ‘MASH/Good ...

Escanaba artist picked to revamp U.P. park

MARQUETTE (AP) — An architect and sculpture artist has been selected to create a seating area and entranceway for the Father Marquette Park in Marquette. Ryan Brayak of Escanaba was chosen from nine submissions to complete the $30,000 project in Marquette, The Mining Journal reported. The ...

Negaunee man killed in weekend ATV accident

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 56-year-old Negaunee man was killed when the ATV he was operating overturned and landed on top of him in Marquette Township Friday night, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies said it appeared Gregory James LaBonte was attempting to ...

Civil rights board may declare LGBT discrimination unlawful

LANSING (AP) — A long-stalled movement to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people may gain traction — not in the Legislature but with a Michigan board that is being asked to declare that such discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations is already unlawful ...

Abused youth has bright future

DETROIT — Daily Press readers may recall articles published in 2013 about the boy who was tortured for several years by his mother and her boyfriend in their Escanaba home. In this unique followup article more than four years later, the horrific story of the child’s past is recalled ...

County gets loan for jail project

ESCANABA — Delta County has secured a $17.9 million guaranteed loan for its Delta County Correctional Facility project through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development’s Community Facilities Loan Program, the county announced Friday afternoon. Delta ...

Canines compete at agility trials

ESCANABA — Canine competitors of all breeds and sizes will be showcasing their agility skills at the Bay de Noc Kennel Club’s agility trials today and Sunday. The trials will take place at the club’s location at 6685 N. 75 Drive, Escanaba, and will begin at 9:30 a.m. both days. Admission ...