News

Our Story lecture series continues

Community

ESCANABA — The second in a three-part lecture series will feature Potawatomi elder, Earl Meshigaud on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Besse Theater. The “Our Story” series, sponsored by Bay College’s Diversity Committee, is free and open to the public. The goal of the series is to ...

Michigan issuing food assistance benefits early

Community

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown. Food assistance recipients can expect to receive next month’s ...

Parking restricted on 2nd Avenue North

Community

ESCANABA — North Shore Marine terminal (formerly Basic Marine) will be moving 30-foot diameter rings, which require extra roadway width. Because of this, 2nd Avenue North from North 10th Street to Stephenson Avenue will be closed for parking between 12 and 3 a.m. on the mornings of Feb. 19 ...

Courts

Community

DISTRICT COURT INTOXICATED DRIVING Nathaniel Dean Svela, 48, of 6400 Wilds Oaks Ter Ne, Prior Lake, Minn., pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated; 14 days jail, credit for one day served, 13 days suspended; 125 hours community service; six months probation; $1,050 in fines and ...

Community Foundation awards grant

Community

ESCANABA — Holy Name Catholic School is the recipient of a $600 grant from the Community Foundation for Delta County. The funds will be used to purchase backpacks, first aid kits, safety vests and whistles for Holy Name Catholic School staff to use in case of an emergency. The grant request ...

Students learn about career education options

Local News

ESCANABA — Eighth grade students from Bark River-Harris and Mid Peninsula school districts visited the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School (DSISD) and Bay College, Friday, Feb. 15, in Escanaba. They attended the 8th Grade Career Exploration program, hosted by Delta County College Access ...

U.P. Whitetails donate outdoor books

Community

Courtesy photo The Gladstone School and Public Library recently received a donation from the U.P. Whitetails Association. The funds were used to purchase nonfiction wildlife and outdoors books for young adults. Sixth grade hunting enthusiast Alexa Wetthuhn, Meghan Marenger, Adie Tryan, Payton ...

Escanaba looks at future with Holy Name

Local News

ESCANABA — The recent announcement from Holy Name Catholic School that it is planning to reopen its high school has received attention from Escanaba Area Public Schools Superintendent Coby Fletcher. For many years, Escanaba and Holy Name have shared suitable instructors, transportation and ...

State grant will help U.P. math teachers

Community

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has been awarded a nearly $300,000 MiSTEM Advisory Council grant that will incorporate the Add+Vantage Math Recovery program for Upper Peninsula elementary schools and provide related training for teachers. There are three MiSTEM Network regions in ...

Roof collapses on Peoples building

Local News

MANISTIQUE — The roof of a Manistique business collapsed earlier this week, according to Manistique Public Safety. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, the collapse was reported at the Ben Franklin/Peoples building at 239 S. Cedar St. It was caused by a heavy snow load. As the roof that ...

NAMI Family to Family starts Feb. 19

Community

MARQUETTE — Family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness may greatly benefit from a 12-week "Family to Family" education course to be offered by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette). The 12-week series of classes is free and confidential. Classes will ...

Public help needed to clear fire hydrants

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety, Gladstone Public Safety and Manistique Public Safety are requesting the public’s help in clearing the snow and ice around the fire hydrants nearest to their residences. In case of a fire, firefighters need quick access to the hydrants. Snow and ice ...

Daily Planner

Community

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 ...

Delta County Chamber gets new members

Business News

ESCANABA — The Delta County Area Chamber of Commerce provides an avenue for our business people to play a leadership role in building a healthy, vibrant community. We are a partner to every community, every business and every citizen. When a business joins the Delta County Area Chamber of ...

Couples learn how to be business partners

Business News

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Debbie and Gary Douglas sometimes need to remind each other, this is your business partner talking. In business together for 16 years, the Douglases have found that being co-owners of a public relations firm requires them to be ...

Snow Trouble

Local News

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Winter weather can be hard on all kinds of vehicles — even those built to be used during the season. Above, Assistant Director of Gladstone’s Parks and Recreation Department Jason Davis works on a broken snow groomer at the John and Melissa Besse Sports Park Thursday.

Court denies drug kingpin’s appeal

Local News

MANISTIQUE — A convicted cocaine kingpin and former murder suspect who was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for the transport and sale of more than 1,000 grams of cocaine in Schoolcraft County had his request to have his fines reduced heard by the Michigan Court of Appeals recently. ...

Children safe after fire at apartment

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety officers rescued three infant children after an Escanaba family’s apartment caught fire Wednesday night. At 4:37 p.m., a call was received at Delta County Central Dispatch about a structure fire on the 600 block of South 8th Street. A family was still ...

Students may be making up ‘snow days’

Local News

ESCANABA — Students in local school districts have enjoyed a “winter break” of sort. Multiple days of school have been canceled due to a combination of sub-zero temperatures, snowstorms and icy conditions. If Old Man Winter doesn’t let up soon, school superintendents may need to get ...

Delta County part of bond lowering program

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Five Michigan courts, from the Detroit area to Delta County, will participate in a program to try to reduce jail costs by setting reasonable bonds for people awaiting trial. Chief Justice Bridget McCormack says no one should sit in jail just because they can’t afford ...