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Raising the ceiling can change a room

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Architects tend to look skyward: The ancient Greeks built coffered ceilings in their temples. Romans introduced the barrel vault. Medieval builders constructed Gothic arches and Renaissance domes to inspire the masses. Centuries later, the impact is the ...

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press
Jeff Olson measures the sugar density of sap being boiled to create syrup Tuesday afternoon at Olson Bros. Sugar Bush in Bark River, where Olson and his brothers create the maple syrup. According to Olson, the perfect consistency of finished maple syrup is 65 brixs. Brixs is a unit of measurement that rates sugar content within a liquid.

Maple syrup season off to good start

Local News

BARK RIVER — Despite recent mild temperatures, Jeff Olson of Olson Bros. Sugar Bush in Bark River said he is anticipating a good maple syrup season—possibly even better than last year. Olson, who is one of the owners of the family-run business, has been either making or helping make ...

City manager interviews complete

Local News

ESCANABA — A new city manager for Escanaba could be named as early as this afternoon when the city council will openly discuss interviews that took place Tuesday with three final candidates vying for Jim O’Toole’s job. O’Toole is retiring in early July after working 29 years as a city ...

Company chosen for jail project

Local News

ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners selected Miron Construction as the construction manager for the county’s ongoing jail project Tuesday. The jail committee had initially planned to recommend one of their three finalists during the board’s March 7 meeting based on the ...

Four cats ­rescued from house fire

Local News

GLADSTONE — Four cats were rescued when Gladstone Public Safety officers and volunteer firefighters extinguished a fire at a Gladstone residence Tuesday. The officers, accompanied by firefighters from Gladstone and Escanaba Township, responded to 610 N. 15th St. at 12:46 p.m. after a ...

Groups suing to block state funds for private schools

Local News

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Public school advocates said Tuesday that they're going to sue the state of Michigan in an effort to stop it from spending public money to help private schools cover the cost of complying with state requirements such as safety drills. The lawsuit will challenge ...

Parliament, Westminster Bridge attacks bring chaos to London

Local News

LONDON (AP) — An attacker stabbed a police officer and was shot by police on the grounds outside Britain's Parliament, sending the compound into lockdown Wednesday. Around the same time, a vehicle mowed down pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge. Authorities said they were treating the ...

Jeff Thornton is new Escanaba City Manager

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba Council unanimously chose Jeff Thornton of Negaunee as the new city manager during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon. Thornton, 50, has experience as a former city manager of Negaunee and is an active member of the Michigan Municipal League and the U.P. Municipal ...

Local history talk tonight at library

Community

ESCANABA — Dr. Charles Lindquist will present an illustrated program on Escanaba in World War II, including an account of the building of the wartime dock on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The presentation, presented in partnership with the Escanaba Public Library, will be in the Council ...

Choral society spring concert is April 9

Community

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Choral Society is presenting its annual spring concert, Palm Sunday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 202 S. 11th St., Escanaba. The concert will feature is a variety of religious music accompanied with organ, piano, and a brass ensemble. The ...

Firefighters host pancake breakfast

Community

FORD RIVER — Ford River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Sunday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ford River Township Hall. Follow the signs from M-35 or U.S. 2 & 41. They will be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, American fries, ...

Dosh assumes hospice medical director role

Community

ESCANABA — OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group announces Steven Dosh, MD, has accepted the position of hospice medical director. In addition, Mark Povich, DO, and Francie Myrick, MD, will serve as hospice physicians, assisting Dr. Dosh in caring for patients at OSF Hospice, Escanaba. ...

Courts

Community

DISTRICT COURT DRIVING WITH A HIGH BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT Micah J. Lappala, 42, Lena, Wis., pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with a high blood alcohol content; 12 days jail, credit for two days served; six months probation; $1,225 fines and costs. DRUG CHARGES Mark Anthony ...

For the record

Community

ESCANABA — The story “Girl found naked in ditch” which was published in the March 20, 2017 edition of the Daily Press incorrectly stated deputies were assisted by Child Protective Services from Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties... Child Protective Services is not associated ...

Jordan Beck | Daily Press
Above, artist Catherine Benda is pictured along with two of the paintings in her series “The Shapes That Bind Us” in Bay College’s Besse Gallery. Benda participated in a panel discussion focusing on female artists at Bay College Monday.

Bay holds celebration of female artists

Local News

ESCANABA — Bay College students and community members were able to hear about the lives and works of female artists during “A Celebration of Women’s History.” The panel discussion, which was sponsored by Bay College Arts and Culture and the Bay College Diversity Committee in honor ...

State budget could affect district

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School board took action on various items and discussed possible changes that could impact upcoming budget sessions Monday night. Interim Superintendent Steve Martin provided the board with a brief superintendent’s report on the school’s upcoming budget session, ...

Escanaba ore dock facility to close in April

Local News

ESCANABA —The Canadian National (CN) Railroad Escanaba ore dock will close at the end of April Escanaba City Manager Jim O’Toole confirmed this morning. The ore docks have been a part of Escanaba for about 165 years, According to O’Toole, a CN representative contacted him Monday ...

District makes second round of budget amendments

Local News

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School Board approved an amendment to the budget for its 2016-17 fiscal year Monday. The amendment included a higher projected general fund balance for the end of the fiscal year than was listed in the district’s previous budget amendment. Business Manager Michael ...

Parking restrictions end in Esky, Gladstone

Local News

ESCANABA — Winter parking restrictions have been lifted in both Escanaba and Gladstone according to press releases from both cities. Winter parking restrictions were lifted in Escanaba on Monday according to a news release from the Escanaba Public Safety Department. Gladstone Public Safety ...

Owners can shield forest land development

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan officials are taking applications from owners of forest land who would like to enroll their property in a program that shields it permanently from development. Michigan’s Forest Legacy Program uses federal and matching funds to protect environmentally important ...