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Jones students help animal shelter

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Courtesy photo Jones Elementary School fifth-graders collected cans and sold candy bars, donated by Thrivent Financial, to raise money for the local Delta Animal Shelter. The grade level collected a total of $889.15 for the shelter to purchase supplies and care for the animals.

Bay students on academic team

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ESCANABA — Kailee Kovach and Samantha Grau are Bay College’s representatives on the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Michigan Academic Team. They will be recognized on March 14 at an awards luncheon in East Lansing hosted by the Michigan Community College Association which honors Michigan ...

Food program distribution for March set

Community

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for early March. The program is for residents who qualify with household income below 200 percent (1 person-$2,010/month, two people-$2,707/month) ...

YMCA swim lessons begin on March 19

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ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA Delta Center welcomes the spring with swim lessons starting March 19. Financial assistance is available. Spring youth swim lessons are for children five to 12 years of age. All lessons include personal safety and growth, stroke development, rescue, water ...

Whole-house electric surge suppressor tips

Real Estate

Dear Jim: With all the electronic items I have, I thought about installing a whole-house electric surge suppressor. What are the various types, how can I compare the various models and do they save energy? - Ricki J. Dear Ricki: Today’s homes have more sensitive electronic devices than the ...

Ways to cheer up your home in winter

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press During these chilly and gray days of mid-winter, many of us look to our homes as sanctuaries. The standard advice for cheering up your living space is to add a few splashes of bright, happy color, says designer Maxwell Ryan. But while that may seem like ...

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Esky looks at road repair millage

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council is considering asking voters to decide on a tax millage to fund needed road repairs. The issue was discussed during a council work session at city hall Tuesday morning. “I asked for this meeting because I think it is time for us to make some ...

Kulbertis disciplined by boards

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone and Rapid River’s school boards approved disciplinary actions that will be taken against Jay Kulbertis (who serves as superintendent for both districts) during a special meeting Tuesday. The actions stems from the suspension of the early college program in both ...

Short Escanaba River Bridge closures today

Local News

WELLS — Intermittent closures of the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River are scheduled to take place today, according to a press release issued by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Closures are expected to start at 9 a.m. and end before 4 p.m. today. They should create ...

Bay, YMCA to work together on renovation

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ESCANABA — Members of the Bay College Board of Trustees and the Northern Lights YMCA Board agreed to work together on a potential construction and renovation project at the YMCA during a special joint meeting Tuesday. Last month, the Bay College Board of Trustees held a special meeting to ...

Jail sentence given for child abuse

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ESCANABA — A Rapid River man was ordered to spend 11 months in jail and placed on probation for five years during his sentencing on a child abuse charge Tuesday in Delta County Circuit Court. Joseph Paul Thomas, 48, pleaded no contest to third-degree child abuse, a two-year felony, last ...

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Air Force band brings music to students

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Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Members of the United States Air Force Midwest Winds woodwind quintet perform for an auditorium full of Escanaba Upper Elementary (EUE) students at the school in Escanaba Monday. The band from Scott Air Force Base in Illinois provided the EUE students with a ...

Forestry conference planned in April

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The fourteenth annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be held on April 19 in Florence, Wis. All interested in forestry are invited to attend. These annual conferences assemble a program of topics that influence forestry and the forest industry. Pre-registration is ...

Rep. LaFave sets district office hours

Community

ESCANABA — State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, announced his February office hours for residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. Office hours are: Friday, Feb. 23 - 11 a.m. to noon at Escanaba City Hall, 410 Ludington St., Escanaba; and 3 to 4 p.m. CST at Pine Grove ...

Title VI parent committee meets Feb. 18

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Area Schools Indian Education Title VI Parent Committee meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, in the second floor teacher lounge of the Upper Elementary building, located at 1500 Ludington St., Escanaba. The meeting is open to the public. Parents and guardians with ...

Half-marathon is June 16 in Gladstone

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ESCANABA — There was an error in the Feb. 13 story on page 1A of the Daily Press titled “New events coming to Gladstone.” The half-marathon is scheduled to take place on June 16.

Planner

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Today A.A., Three Fires building, 7 p.m. D Rd., Hannahville 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, Spalding. AMVETS, AMVETS hall, 6:30 p.m., Escanaba. Delta County Cancer Alliance Board, ...

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Gavin Keener, a baker at Elmer’s County Market, glazes a tray of paczki at Elmer’s Monday. These pastries have become an important part of Fat Tuesday for many people and businesses in the area.

Plenty of paczkis for Fat Tuesday

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ESCANABA — Fat Tuesday has arrived in the Upper Peninsula, and so have paczki. These deep-fried pastries, which originated in Poland and are richer and heavier than standard donuts, have become an important part of Fat Tuesday for many people and businesses in the area. Elmer’s County ...

Esky eyes early college program

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board discussed the possibility of creating an early college program in the district during its committee of the whole meeting Monday. Superintendent Coby Fletcher discussed implementation of an early college program at the high school level for the 2019-20 ...

New events coming to Gladstone

Local News

GLADSTONE — Active individuals looking to experience all that Gladstone has to offer will have the opportunity to do so this summer. The city will host two separate events, a half-marathon and an unconventional triathlon, which will ask participants to kayak rather than swim for one leg of ...