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Escanaba Title VI Indian Education set

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ESCANABA — Escanaba Schools Title VI Indian Education Program will have a Parent Committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. in the teachers’ lounge of the Upper Elementary School, 1500 Ludington St. All are welcome. Call 786-7462, ext. 2216, for more information.

Water main break being repaired today

Community

ESCANABA — Due to a water main break on the 800 block of South 19th Street, The street will be closed to all traffic on Friday, Feb. 15, between 7th Avenue South and 8th Avenue South, starting at 8 am, and remain closed until the repair is completed. Water service in this area will be shut ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Derick Allen Degraves, 28, of 1820 1st. Ave. S., Escanaba, was bound over on the following two counts: police officer - fleeing - fourth degree - penal code, a ...

Pickup damaged by fire in Esky

Community

ESCANABA — A pickup truck caught fire in Escanaba Wednesday. At around 9:12 a.m., Escanaba Public Safety officers were dispatched to 2008 2nd Ave. N. When officers arrived they observed the pickup truck with its hood up and smoke coming from the engine area. Shortly after, visible flames ...

Local snowfall totals piling up

Local News

ESCANABA — Heavy snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures have been seen in the area over the past few weeks. Representatives of local public works departments said the impact of this weather on their work has been significant. According to information from the Escanaba Water Treatment ...

How does love last a lifetime?

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By Clarissa Kell ckell@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Although February has been filled with ice and snow, Valentine’s Day is warming hearts all around. What makes a loving relationship that lasts a lifetime? Two local couples who have been married more than half a century shared their ...

Judge removes himself from criminal sexual conduct case

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ESCANABA — Delta County Circuit Court Judge John Economopoulos will no longer preside over the two criminal sexual conduct cases involving a Gladstone teen. Economopoulos announced his decision to step down from the case during a status conference in circuit court Wednesday. Hunter Grizz ...

Baseball bat assault heads to circuit court

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man facing an assault with a dangerous weapon charge was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court. Collin Wade Nelson, 20, of 525 N. 19th St., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon (felonious assault), a ...

Senate votes to limit forfeitures in drug cases

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Legislation advancing in Michigan would limit law enforcement’s ability to take ownership of cash and other property in drug cases that don’t result in convictions. The Senate voted 36-2 Wednesday, sending the bill to the House. It was the first vote on a bill by either ...

Bowl-a-rama helps U.P. Honor Flight

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Courtesy photo On Saturday, Feb. 2, Bowl a Rama in Escanaba held a fundraising event for the UP Honor Flight and raised $700. “We really appreciate how every business in this area does their part to support our mission. We look forward to our next mission which will be on May 22. We are ...

U.P. poet laureate to speak at library

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ESCANABA — A total of 1,557 votes were cast to select the Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate 2019-2020. Previous winners include Russell Thorburn (2013-2014), Andrea Scarpino (2015-2016), and Marty Achatz (2017-2018). Marty Achatz was chosen to repeat as U.P. Poet Laureate so will extend his ...

Natural resources camp scholarships available

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MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD) will be offering scholarships for Schoolcraft County high school students to attend either of two natural resource career camps being offered in June 2019. The Career Pathways Program will be held June 23 – 27 in Roscommon, Mich. ...

Church talent show planned Friday

Community

ESCANABA — The St Joseph St Patrick’s (mostly) Annual Variety Show will be held in the newly renovated parish hall Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, sweet and savory snacks will be provided. Soda and bottled water are available. Those attending may bring their favorite ...

YMCA swim lessons now underway

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ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA Delta Center is starting a new session of swimming lessons starting the week of Feb. 11. Financial assistance is available. Winter youth swim lessons are for children 5 to 12 years of age. All lessons include personal safety and growth, stroke ...

Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

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FLAT ROCK — A traffic stop lead to the arrest of a Gwinn man on drug charges Monday, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Office Monday. David Thompson, 25, of Gwinn, was arrested for possession of meth after deputies stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation in the Flat Rock area. ...

What will kitchens of the future look like?

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Today’s home kitchen doesn’t look anything like it did a century ago. But for the most part, it doesn’t look a lot different than 50 years ago. Appliances are sleeker, materials are better, color palettes are broader. But the room is still the ...

Chilly weather doesn’t stop chili

Local News

Jordan Beck | Daily Press The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency (MDSCAA) was determined to serve chili whether or not the area was hit by chilly weather Tuesday. Above, MDSCAA Executive Director Julie Moberg, right, brings an order of chili to Brad Lenberg. This event was ...

Another storm leaves mark on area

Local News

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula’s wild winter continued Tuesday and Wednesday morning with a snowstorm that covered the Escanaba area in about a foot of snow. Jordan Wendt, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS) Marquette Office, said reports his office has received ...

Planning underway for CBC fund drive

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MANISTIQUE — The CBC will hold its 52nd annual fund drive in 2019. First Chair for the 2019 CBC Bob Crumb said planning for this year’s fund drive is ongoing. “It’s early planning, but we’re very excited about the 52nd annual CBC,” he said. Last year, the CBC Fund Drive raised ...

Whitmer says roads, education in crisis; touts tuition plan

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday identified two major crises facing Michigan — aging infrastructure and a lagging education system — while promising to soon propose a “real solution” to fix the roads and touting a tuition-free plan that would help high school graduates ...