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Lions bring holiday cheer to Bishop Noa

Community

Courtesy photo The Escanaba Lions Club conducting its annual Christmas Party Wednesday night for residents at Bishop Noa Home. Theresa Klein provided songs and the Holy Name Choral also sang Christmas tunes while residents had pop and cupcakes provided by the Lions.

How to plan a smart home – and weigh privacy risks

Real Estate

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have heard of lights that turn off with an app or voice command. Or window shades that magically rise every morning. Technology companies are pushing the “smart home” hard, selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn’t ...

Ask a designer: Stylish decor, pets can coexist

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press It’s gotten easier to have a house full of pets without sacrificing the home decor you want. Interior designer Vern Yip, a judge on HGTV’s “Design Star” and a dog person, says new technology has led to a variety of stylish AND pet-friendly ...

Tips to save energy and manage heating bills

Real Estate

DETROIT — As cooler temperatures signal the start of another heating season, DTE Energy suggests customers prepare their homes and their budgets for winter. Steps taken now can pay big dividends. DTE Energy offers the following tips to help manage winter energy costs and save money on ...

For energy savings, address those drafty windows

Real Estate

By Tracee M. Herbaugh Associated Press There are plenty of reasons to fix or replace windows, but wintry temperatures push many homeowners to get the job done. Besides the discomfort they cause, drafty windows can add hundreds of dollars to your energy bill over the course of a ...

Storage gets creative thanks to changing decor trends

Real Estate

By Melissa Kossler Dutton Associated Press Storage pieces are not what they used to be. Changes in home design and technology mean that boxy, old-fashioned armoires, dressers and china hutches are being repurposed or are making room for cabinets, shelving and sideboards in a wide variety of ...

Rotary Christmas Party

Local News

Clarissa Kell | Daily Press Roger Lafreniere hugs Santa Claus after presents were handed out to students at the Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Learning Center Tuesday. The gifts were part of the annual Christmas party for the children put on by the Escanaba Rotary Club. Rotary has sponsored Christmas ...

Bill seeks to end bottle deposit law

Local News

ESCANABA — State Rep. Beau LaFave recently introduced a bill to end Michigan’s 40-year-old bottle deposit law because he believes it will help boost community recycling programs and relieve the strain put on local businesses that have return stations. The Michigan Beverage Container Act, ...

Two arrested for cemetery vandalism

Local News

MANISTIQUE — Two Escanaba residents were arraigned recently for vandalizing 15 tombstones in Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique in September. Manistique Public Safety Officers arrested Rachel Ann Scott, 18, and Cutter Lee Norman, 18, both of Escanaba. Manistique Public Safety Director ...

Schoolcraft jail millage vote up for recount

Local News

MANISTIQUE — A recount of Schoolcraft County’s general election votes on a county jail millage request and District One’s seat on the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners will be held on Friday, Dec. 14. This recount, which will be conducted by the Board of County Canvassers, will ...

Legislature passes Great Lakes oil pipeline bill

Local News

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes waterway, voting to create a state authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to encase a new segment of pipe. Most Republicans ...

Snyder says he won’t ‘horsetrade’ for votes

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says he won’t sign bills he may not like in exchange for the Republican-controlled Legislature passing trash and water fee increases he’s proposing to help fund environmental cleanup and upgrade infrastructure. Snyder didn’t tip his hand Tuesday when ...

Early literacy program gets donation

Community

Courtesy photo Melissa Bonifas-Ness and Ashley Cherette of the Bonifas-Ness Meemic Agency present a $500 check to Tara Weaver. Weaver manages the Reach out and Read Program as part of her position with the Delta Schoolcraft Great Start Collaborative. Reach out and Read was developed in 2018 ...

Public hearing on cell phone tower set

Community

ESCANABA — Escanaba residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on a proposed telecommunications tower that would be constructed at the Ness Baseball Field during a public hearing on the site plan at the city’s planning commission meeting Thursday. On April 23, the city received a ...

Mail delivery extended during holiday season

Community

GRAND RAPIDS — With the holidays in full swing, the Postal Service is delivering more cards, letters, and packages every day. This means residents will start to see postal employees delivering packages earlier in the morning, later in the evening, and on Sundays. “The Postal Service is ...

State lawmakers give Lansing update

Local News

ESCANABA — A group of about 20 community leaders took a look back at the career of one of the area’s state legislators and discussed the current status and future of Michigan’s government during a legislative update meeting Monday morning at Escanaba City Hall. Delta County ...

No new CWD found in U.P. deer

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — Testing done on hundreds of deer taken during the 2018 firearm hunting season so far has turned up no new cases of chronic wasting disease in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials said. As of last week, 758 deer heads had been submitted and ...

Escanaba schools seek new revenue

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba School Superintendent Coby Fletcher presented possible ways to generate funds for the school district to the Escanaba School Board during its Committee of the Whole Monday night. Fletcher presented challenges the district is facing including declining student population, ...

Esky native appears on Food Network show

Local News

ESCANABA — An Escanaba native made an appearance on the Food Network Monday evening. Nycole Mercier was featured on an episode of “Christmas Cookie Challenge,” which aired Monday. She graduated from Escanaba High School in 1997. Mercier now owns a bakery in Hawaii, and she was chosen ...

Gladstone approves city recreation plan

Local News

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission approved the city’s 2019 recreation plan during its meeting Monday. The plan was created by the Gladstone Recreation Board and the Parks and Recreation Department as an update to a plan created in 2013. Nicole Sanderson, parks and recreation ...