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‘Super pantries’ on many kitchen wish lists

Real Estate

By Melissa Kossler Dutton Associated Press Teresa Keller used to joke that she was pantry-challenged. She often relied on a flashlight to search the deep, dark cupboard that held her canned goods and other food items. When she and her husband, Dave, decided to build a home in Sunbury, ...

Downsizing tips from the pros

Real Estate

By Katherine Roth Associated Press For empty nesters, seniors and others who find themselves moving into a smaller space, downsizing can feel emotionally and physically overwhelming. But careful planning and perspective can make it easier. It helps to keep your eyes on the prize, experts ...

Homes decked out for Halloween

Local News

ESCANABA — Today is Halloween, and some local residents have been hard at work decorating their houses for the holiday. Brett LaFave, who lives on the 600 block of South 14th Street in Escanaba, has put numerous handmade figures up outside his home. The figures are made with materials such ...

Work starts on Bay addition Nov. 7

Local News

ESCANABA — Bay College’s new athletic locker room addition will become a reality this academic year with construction starting Nov. 7. The 6,000 square foot addition includes two home team locker rooms, two away team locker rooms, a coach’s/referee locker room, a sports conditioning room, ...

Man receives jail term in stabbing case

Local News

ESCANABA — The man who was accused of stabbing and injuring another man in Escanaba earlier this year was sentenced by the Delta County Circuit Court recently. Jonathan Michael Burke, 19, was sentenced to 12 months in jail and credited for 20 days already served. He will be placed on ...

Mich. absentee ballots near presidential levels

Local News

LANSING (AP) — The number of absentee ballots cast ahead of Michigan’s election is well above 2014 levels, and the number requested is almost keeping pace with how many were sent in the 2016 presidential race. The figures released by the state Friday suggest there will be ...

AG Schuette, ex-lawmaker Whitmer vie to be governor

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan “deserves better” from the next governor — improved schools, smoother roads, healthier drinking water — and her legislative vote to expand health coverage to low-income adults is proof that she can fix long-unaddressed ...

Groups donate food to Salvation Army

Community

Clarissa Kell | Daily Press Throughout October members of the Foster Grandparent Program, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Senior Companion Volunteer Program and the VFW Auxiliary 4420 of Manistique collected food and money donations for the Salvation Army as part of the groups efforts ...

Esky VA Vet Center to hold open house

Community

ESCANABA — The VA Vet Center in Escanaba will be holding an open house to celebrate Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12, from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Vet Center is located at 3500 Ludington St. in Escanaba. The Escanaba Vet Center welcomes veterans, their families and friends and the public to ...

Open court volleyball games offered

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Civic Center hosts a free weekly open court volleyball game for both men and women, age 18 and up. The game is held every Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. There are no fees or registration or skill requirements; just show up to play. The Civic Center is located at ...

Rapid River Relic meeting Nov. 7

Community

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Relic Riders will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the ‘Clubhouse’ 10474 So. Main St. in Rapid River. Plans for the next Rapid River Relic Riders Show and Swap, which will be held on Jan. 26, 2019, will be discussed. Call David Shope at (906) ...

Cold weather increases house fire risk

Local News

GLADSTONE — Winter is coming and residents need to prepare for the heating season and what comes with it — house fires. Gladstone Public Safety Officer Mike Willemsen provided some safety tips and advice to area residents on keeping safe this winter and every season. Willemsen said some ...

Can you write a novel in a month?

Local News

ESCANABA — Local writers will have an opportunity to challenge themselves this November by participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Various NaNoWriMo-related activities will be offered at the Escanaba Public Library throughout the month. According to the annual program’s ...

Police witnessed car-school bus crash

Local News

ESCANABA — A crash involving a car and Escanaba school bus Monday was witnessed by an Escanaba Public Safety officer. According to Escanaba Public Safety, an officer was placed at the intersection of 18th Avenue South and Lincoln Road after recent complaints of vehicles not stopping for ...

Project shows danger of drugs

Local News

ESCANABA — Throughout the hallways of Escanaba Senior High School, anti-drug posters created by Cathy Uhazie’s introduction to Art students dot the walls. The class, consisting of ninth through 12 grade students, designed the posters with a particular artist in mind. Uhazie taught the art ...

Credit Union League helps Honor Flight

Community

GLADSTONE — The U.P. Chapter of Michigan Credit Union League held its annual charity golf outing on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Terrace Bluff Country Club in Gladstone. There were 119 representatives from the Upper Peninsula area credit unions including corporate sponsors of the event. It is ...

Parents of college-bound seniors invited to Bay

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College and the Delta County College Access Network invite parents to the Besse Theater tonight at 6 p.m. for an introduction to the college process. “We look forward to assisting parents in the potentially daunting journey to college. The lingo used in higher education, ...

Snyder announces new cyber hub at NMU

Community

MARQUETTE — A new cybersecurity training hub at Northern Michigan University will accelerate talent development for the high-demand cybersecurity industry, creating jobs in the Upper Peninsula and making U.P. residents and businesses less vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Gov. Rick Snyder and ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., closed, 10 a.m., Delta Drop-In Center, Escanaba. A.A., closed, 7:30 p.m., Delta Alano Club, Gladstone. Call 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, rear entrance, Manistique. A.A., closed, 7:30 p.m., Delta Drop-In, Big Book Study, ...

Flags lowered to honor shooting victims

Community

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder is joining President Donald Trump’s call to lower Michigan and U.S. flags today through sunset on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in honor of the victims of the shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. “Michigan joins the nation in mourning the lives lost ...