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Whitmer forms task force to review jail, pretrial detention

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday ordered a bipartisan review of Michigan’s jail and pretrial detention system, saying the inmate population has nearly tripled over 35 years while the crime rate is the lowest in a half-century. The Democrat signed an executive order ...

Michigan DEQ agency plans to change name

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s environmental agency is days away from having a new name. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will be reorganized and renamed the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), effective Monday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in February ...

OSF HealthCare named one of the best employers in the U.S.

Community

ESCANABA — For the second year in a row, OSF HealthCare has again been named one of the best employers in the country for 2019 by Forbes magazine, and the highest ranked Illinois-based health care system earning the distinction. OSF HealthCare is ranked 118 out of companies nationwide with ...

GHS softball can drive planned April 28

Community

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School Softball Team will be having a can/bottle drive Sunday, April 28, from noon until 4 p.m. Players will be collecting from their neighbors prior to the can drive. The team will be going door-to-door collecting returnables. cans and bottles can also be ...

Courts

Community

DISTRICT COURT INTOXICATED DRIVING Desiree Lynn Richardson, 37, of N5395 Benson Road, Eben Junction, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated; eight days jail, credit for eight days served; six months probation; $1,100 fines and costs. Sarah Elizabeth Scarcelli, 22, of 4900 E. 5th ...

Three pros discuss creating an outdoor room

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Designers often talk about the perfect “outdoor living room” — a deck or patio that combines the comfort and style of indoor decorating with the pleasure of relaxing outside. But what separates these outdoor entertaining spaces from more typically ...

Bold color on kitchen cabinets is a thing

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Conventional wisdom says to use neutral colors or simple wood stains for anything as permanent as kitchen cabinets. Homeowners craving a burst of color have generally been advised to bring it in through easily changeable items like curtains or seat ...

New tech is making gardening easier

Real Estate

By Dean Fosdick Associated Press New technology is easing the way we garden, store equipment, monitor watering and re-shape landscapes. And some of those tasks can be done remotely, using phones or tablets. The innovations extend well beyond downloading a few apps. New to the horticultural ...

Chamber building effort progressing

Local News

ESCANABA — Work towards building the Community Welcome Center & Museum at the U.P. State Fairgrounds and raising money for the project through a crowdfunding campaign is continuing. In a recent meeting, the Delta County Board of Commissioners voted to make a $10,000 donation to the ...

Guilty plea in baseball bat assault

Local News

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man pleaded guilty to an assault with a dangerous weapon charge recently in Delta County Circuit Court. Collin Wade Nelson, 20, of 525 N. 19th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty as charged to assault with a dangerous weapon (felonious assault), a four-year felony with a ...

CBC fund drive has sucessful year

Local News

MANISTIQUE — The CBC wrapped up its 52nd annual fund drive with a radiothon at the Manistique Middle and High School auditorium Sunday. According to First Chair for the 2019 CBC Bob Crumb, this was an extremely successful year for the CBC. “I think it went very, very well — we had ...

Delta County gets clean audit report from firm

Local News

ESCANABA — Delta County’s audit report for the 2017-18 fiscal year was clean, Kathleen Ciantar, CPA, Principal of Anderson, Tackman & Company said. However, the audit was affected by a timing issue. Ciantar delivered a presentation on the audit report during a meeting of the Delta ...

Michigan AG: No abortion prosecutions if Roe is reversed

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general said Tuesday that she will not enforce a state abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Democrat Dana Nessel, speaking at a Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan conference, told the crowd of abortion ...

League of Women Voters donates books

Community

The Delta County League of Women Voters donated books to the Escanaba Public Library and the Gladstone Public Library. The books were donated during March, Women’s History Month, in memory of League member, Connie Mosier. I would like to submit them to the Press for publication. The Escanaba ...

League of Women Voters donates books

Community

Courtesy photos The Delta County League of Women Voters donated books to the Escanaba Public Library and the Gladstone Public Library. The books were donated during March, Women’s History Month, in memory of League member, Connie Mosier. I would like to submit them to the Press for ...

Robotics team seeks funds to attend competition

Community

BARK RIVER — Bark River-Harris High School’s First Robotics team is seeking funds to allow the team to compete in the world championships in Detroit later this month. After finishing in the middle of the pack at their first event in Kingsford, the team was not sure whether they would be ...

Neurologist to speak to Parkinson group

Community

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson Society of Dickinson County area will host “A Meeting with the Neurologist” on Thursday, May 16, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford. Parkinson disease patients, caregivers, family and friends from the U.P. of ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., Three Fires building, 7 p.m. D Rd., Hannahville A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., 12 by 12 Study, 1500 N. 19th St. Escanaba. A.A., closed, Big Book Study, Hiawatha Behavior Health, 7:30 p.m., 125 N. Lake St., Manistique A.A., St. John Neumann Church, 7 p.m. CDT, ...

City officials say pipe freeze danger over

Community

ESCANABA — All Escanaba water customers who were authorized to let their water run this winter due to the possibility of frozen water lines are being asked to turn them off. “We feel the threat of any remaining deep frost has subsided and the shallow water services are no longer prone to ...

Governor’s rep to speak at luncheon

Community

ESCANABA — Mike Prusi will present first-hand the priorities of the state government for members who gather at the May 6 noon luncheon at the Highland Golf Club just west of Escanaba. Former state senator and now the Upper Peninsula representative for Gov. Whitmer, Prusi served in the ...