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In these undated photos from 2016, a Grand Canyon National Park employee operates a drone at the park. The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of unmanned aircraft for reaching people who have gotten lost, stranded, injured or killed. Under a program that began last fall, it has five drones and four certified operators. (Brandon Torres/Grand Canyon National Park via AP Photo)

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

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PHOENIX (AP) — The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission. The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of ...

Trump promises tax reform package

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WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump says the plan will result in tax cuts for both individuals and businesses. He ...

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Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

VanAire expands ownership to Lamber, Miller

Business News

GLADSTONE — VanAire, Incorporated announces Tony Lambert and Eric Miller have been added as owners of the Gladstone-based manufacturing company. The two join Bill VanDeVusse, who has owned the company since 2014. Lambert is a graduate of Bay College and has been with the company since ...

Upper Michigan Safety Conference is April 28

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ESCANABA — The 17th Annual Upper Michigan Safety Conference will be held on Friday, April 28, at Bay College in Escanaba. The keynote address for this year’s conference will be provided by husband and wife, Russ and Laurel Youngstrom of Washington. They will share their story of how one ...

Hiawatha Chef wins Excellerator Award

Business News

ESCANABA — Hiawatha Chef Supply of Escanaba and Appleton has won an Excellerator Award from the Denver-based Excell Marketing & Procurement Group. The award recognizes the company for doing at least $500,000 worth of business with Excell member vendors in 2016, and for increasing its ...

Sundquist named business specialist

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ESCANABA — OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group announces Amy Sundquist has been named the new business development specialist/analyst. Within this role, she will act as the key resource and liaison for business development, communication, information and problem solving and will ...

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Roses from Rotary

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Jordan Beck | Daily Press Members of the Escanaba Rotary Club took part in the club’s annual rose program Thursday, in which the club and individual members give roses to residents of area nursing homes. Above, Rotary member Maria Maniaci, left, gives a rose to Bishop Noa Home Senior ...

What if? Emergency plan put to test

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ESCANABA — About 100 emergency responders and representatives of other local organizations took part in a tabletop exercise at Bay College Thursday morning to discuss a hypothetical emergency scenario on the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River. During the exercise, attendees ...

Children’s Fun Fest is Saturday

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ESCANABA— Kids and their parents will be able to enjoy games, crafts and have the opportunity to walk away with some free books during the annual Delta-Schoolcraft Great Start Collaborative Children’s Fun Fest at the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba Saturday. The free event is scheduled from 10 ...

Trial set for man accused of thefts from home

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ESCANABA — A local handyman who is accused of stealing from a home he was working on in Escanaba last year, has opted to be tried by a jury, according to Delta County Circuit Court. John Paul Larson, 35, allegedly stole an estimated $2,500 in change and a $350 television sometime between ...

Esky council approves equipment purchases

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council approved purchases of equipment for the electric and water departments and hired firms to inspect power poles and analyze groundwater during its regular meeting Thursday. The electric department was granted approval to purchase a 2017 Hitachi compact ...

Lakestate marks Earth Day with open house

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ESCANABA — Lakestate Industries will be celebrating Earth Day Saturday with an open house at its recycling center, located at 5701 19th Ave. N., Escanaba, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will feature tours of the recycling center. Attendees will learn what products can be manufactured with ...

Softball team plans can/bottle drive

Community

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School softball team will be having a can/bottle drive Sunday, April 30, from noon until 4 p.m. The team will be going door-to-door collecting returnables. Cans/bottles can also be dropped off at Gladstone High School during the duration of the drive. Proceeds ...

Students to perform ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Community

MANISTIQUE — Manistique High School drama students will present Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr”. at Manistique High School Auditorium Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22 and Sunday April 23. Shows start at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for ...

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Walk for Warmth gets donation

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Courtesy photo Barbara Denny, president of the Immanuel Lutheran Church Women of Escanaba, left, presents $500 to Delta County Walk for Warmth, represented by Community Action Agency Executive Assistant Cathy Pearson. Funds are from the group’s Lenten breakfast fund-raiser. Walk for Warmth ...

DNR fights spread of tree disease

Community

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding residents they can help prevent the spread of oak wilt disease this spring. April 15 marks the beginning of the yearly window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees. According to Roger Mech, ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Spencer Kenneth Kurtz, 25, of Marinette, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with a high blood alcohol content; 13 days jail, credit for one day served; six months probation; $1,025 fines and costs. Carmella Renee Cole, 49, of 9892 S.75 Road, Rapid ...

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Today A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed meeting, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., rear entrance, Escanaba. N.A., Delta Drop-In Center, 8 p.m., 1500 N. 19th ...

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Individuals shake hands with U.S. Congressman Jack Bergman following a townhall meeting Wednesday at Bay College in Escanaba where security was high. On stage with Bergman are members of his staff and Escanaba Public Safety (EPS) Officer Lt. Marc Zawacki, far left, EPS Director Rob LaMarche, second from left, and EPS Det. Lt. Darin Hunter, far right.

High security, hecklers for Bergman

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ESCANABA — Attendance was high at U.S. Congressman Jack Bergman’s townhall meeting held Wednesday at Bay College in Escanaba where security was prevalent and a lot of heckling was also taking place. More than 350 people from the region attended the freshman Congressman’s first townhall ...