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Human remains found at scene of house fire

Community

MORAN TOWNSHIP — Police are trying to identify human remains found in the aftermath of a fire that occurred 10 to 12 miles west of St. Ignace in Moran Township Wednesday morning. Mackinac County Sheriff’s Deputies and fire units were called to the scene of the fire at 10:20 a.m. after a ...

A little less drama: Kitchen backsplashes get sleeker

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press The kitchen backsplash — that surface behind the stovetop or sink that protects the wall from damage during cooking and dishwashing — has long been used to add color and beauty to an otherwise utilitarian space. But dramatic, ornately patterned ...

Program pairs up bees, veterans

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ESCANABA — Heroes to Hives — a program that gives veterans an opportunity to get involved with beekeeping — is coming to Escanaba in 2019. Heroes to Hives instructor and U.S. Army veteran Adam Ingrao said involvement in the program, which is offered through MSU Extension, has been ...

Road repairs planned at county park

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Road Commission and Delta Conservation District may work together to resurface roads at Pioneer Trail Park. Conservation District Executive Director Rory Mattson spoke to the county board Tuesday. He said he and Road Commission Manager Jody Norman had looked at ...

Local hospital marks 135 years in Delta County

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ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group celebrated 135 years of serving the Delta County Community on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The local hospital has a rich history in the Upper Peninsula, with The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, and OSF HealthCare system. ...

Whitmer blocks immigrant detention plan

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LANSING (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blocked the sale of a former state prison that was proposed as the site of a privately operated federal immigration detention center, drawing praise from immigrant rights activists and criticism Tuesday from a Republican lawmaker whose district ...

Affordable ways to refresh your home

Real Estate

By Lauren Schwahn NerdWallet Home improvements can rejuvenate a stale dwelling. But remodeling and renovations could set you back thousands of dollars for each room. A “midrange minor kitchen remodel” — including hardware, countertops, flooring and a refrigerator — is about ...

Storage gets creative thanks to 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 ...

Big load ready to roll

Local News

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Efforts to prepare kiln components for transportation from Escanaba to Tilden Township in Marquette County were ongoing Monday afternoon at North Shore Marine Terminal (formerly Basic Marine). According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, a total of four ...

Gladstone starts city budget process

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GLADSTONE — Upcoming city projects from the Community Investment Plan (CIP) were discussed during the start of the 2019-2020 budget development process for the city of Gladstone. Department heads and the city commission met Monday night for one of two scheduled budget workshop ...

Bullying complaint at Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — The issue of bullying was raised again by a concerned parent during the Gladstone School Board meeting Monday. Clinton Seawright brought to the board’s attention an incident that occurred Friday with his son at Jones Elementary School. “He’s had a rough time with ...

Esky schools to repair irrigation system

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board approved a bid from A-1 Water Systems, of Escanaba, to repair the irrigation computer control system at the Escanaba Athletic Complex on 18th Avenue South at its meeting Monday night. A-1 Water Systems provided a bid of $26,848. Other bidders were ...

Michigan joins lawsuit over emergency wall declaration

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 15 other states — including Michigan — filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the ...

Escanaba Rotary Club installs new playground equipment at Camp Harstad

Community

FORD RIVER — Though Camp Harstad — (a day camp for children with disabilities — will not re-open for the next several months, campers will be able to take advantage of new playground equipment at the camp when the summer arrives. This equipment was installed last September. Camp Harstad ...

Switchback to perform at Bay College

Community

ESCANABA — Switchback, a Chicago-based band featuring Celtic and Americana music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the Besse Theatre at Bay College in Escanaba. “The show that we present is high-energy but very engaging,” Martin McCormack, Switchback vocalist and bassist, said in a ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. John Donald Young, 36, of 1115 2nd Ave. S., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture - meth and to one count of controlled substance - ...

Cornell vet a winner in art competition

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — U.S. Army veteran Daniel Huffman served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, receiving Purple Heart medals for wounds received in combat on the 4th of July and again the day before Christmas. This past summer he received another award, but this time it was for something he created. ...

Angel program entering third year

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ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety’s Angel Program has been providing access and transportation to rehabilitation centers for community members addicted to drugs for almost three years. The local Angel Program is comprised of community volunteers called “angels” who provide ...

Mr. Bike-Ski-Fitness started as school project

Local News

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Mr. Bike, Ski & Fitness of Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — While Mr. Bike-Ski-Fitness has been a part of Escanaba’s ...

Lawmakers may forgive snow days

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days. State law forgives K-12 districts from making up six days that have been canceled for emergencies, and schools can get a waiver ...