Peninsula Federal Credit Union receives five-star rating

Business News

ESCANABA — BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Fla, announces Peninsula Federal Credit Union, Escanaba, has once again secured at 5-star rating. A five-star rating indicates this credit union excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Earning and maintaining ...

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Erin, center, a “Big” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area helps make cookies with mentoring students during the BBBS’ all-girls after school mentoring program at the Escanaba Upper Elementary Wednesday. Other students, shown from left, are Emma, Erin and Adriana.

Mentoring at the heart of local Big Brothers Big Sisters programs

Local News

ESCANABA — Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Bay Area has been a catalyst behind many of the mentoring programs in the local area. Beginning in 1980 as strictly a volunteer group in Delta County, BBBS has expanded to serve Delta, Dickinson, Florence, Marinette and Menominee counties. ...

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Farrell leaving Esky Public Works post

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s City Engineer and Public Works Superintendent Bill Farrell ends his more-than-17-year career with the city today after accepting a new position working for OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital. Farrell began working as the city’s engineer assistant in the spring of ...

Charges dropped in assault case

Local News

ESCANABA — A Wilson man charged with assaulting a female last summer, opted Wednesday morning to be tried by a jury in Delta County Circuit Court. Later that day, the three-day trial was cancelled when the prosecution requested charges be dismissed. Brian Lee Williams Jr., 25, was bound ...

Schoolcraft County awards mapping system bid

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MANISTIQUE — Emergency services and burials were on the agenda at Thursday afternoon’s meeting of the Schoolcraft County Commission. Much of the meeting was devoted to discussing proposals for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping in the county. GIS mapping is a system designed to ...

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Marty Meierotto and his family pose in front of his only way of getting to his trapline.

Meierotto to appear at trappers event


ESCANABA — Marty Meierotto, of the HIstory Channel’s “Mountain Men” and his family will be attending the National Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show July 26 – 28 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Not only is he a TV star in the History Channel’s “Mountain ...

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Prosecuting Attorney Phil Strom, left, and Bethany Law, executive director of the Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center, along with Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Josh Lator accept a check from the Community Foundation for Delta County Board Members Charles Becker (past board chair) and David Williams (current board chair).

Community Foundation supports child center


ESCANABA — The Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center is the recipient of a federal grant of just under a half million dollars, but cannot collect the grant for six months to a year. In order to get the new center started as soon as possible, the Community Foundation was requested by ...

Construction trade scholarships are available


MARQUETTE — The Marquette Builders Exchange is awarding five $1,000 scholarships to qualifying senior high school students who are pursuing careers in the construction industry. Students who will be attending either college, vocational, technical or trade school in 2018 are eligible. ...



Today A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed meeting, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. N.A., Delta Drop-In Center, 8 p.m., 1500 N. 19th St., ...

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Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan listens as city department heads present their 2018-2019 budget needs and challenges during a work session with council members at city hall on Wednesday.

Escanaba starts city budget process

Local News

ESCANABA — More staff, road maintenance, building repairs, technology upgrades, and utility studies were among 2018-2019 budget needs expressed by Escanaba’s department heads during a work session with council members and the city manager at city hall Wednesday. “It was a good kick-off ...

School leadership sets goals

Local News

ESCANABA — With the new year comes new goals for area school superintendents and their districts. At Bark River-Harris Schools, Superintendent Jason Lockwood said he hopes to maintain a healthy school district with several academic goals set at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. ...

Anglers asked to use caution on the ice

Local News

ESCANABA — Winter in Delta County often means heading out onto the ice to go ice fishing. Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald said there are some safety tips anglers should keep in mind this winter. Oswald said he has heard reports fairly good ice has been forming locally due to recent cold ...

Sexual misconduct policies face updates in state capitols

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening sexual harassment policies that have gone unheeded or unchanged for years. A 50-state review ...

Icy roads close area schools

Local News

Icy road conditions have closed many area school districts today — Thursday, Jan. 11. Closures include: Bark River-Harris, Big Bay de Noc, Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, Escanaba, Holy Name, Gladstone, Manistique, Rapid River, North Central, Hannahville and St. Francis de Sales,


Hubert gets Board Elite Scholarship


Courtesy photo Kevin Carlson, left, vice president of finance, training and development at Bay College, congratulates Kaylee Hubert of Cornell. Hubert was a recipient of the Bay College Board Elite Scholarship for Academic Year 2017-2018. The Bay College Board Elite Scholarship is awarded ...

Ford River water customers asked to use caution


FORD RIVER — With winter in full swing, Ford River Township water system customers are reminded to use extra caution during the winter months. The water system has hydrants, valve boxes, curb stops, meter pits and meter radio antennas, all of which can likely fall in areas where homeowners ...

Wedigs display artwork in Bay’s Besse Gallery


ESCANABA — Bay College announces the opening reception and artist talk for the exhibition, Metal, Oil and Dirt, by artists Dale and Cindy Wedig in the Besse Gallery on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. Dale Wedig is a professor of art and design at Northern Michigan University. For the past 34 ...

Homeowner prevents spread of fire


WELLS TOWNSHIP — A Wells Township homeowner who used a plow truck to push a burning ATV away from a barn is credited for preventing the fire from spreading to the structure, according to Escanaba Public Safety. Escanaba Public Safety was dispatched to a barn fire initially reported at 4066 ...

Police probe game console theft


ESCANABA — An Xbox game console reported as stolen from a residence on the 200 block of Stephenson Avenue Sunday was recovered after the victim requested assistance in finding it on social media, Escanaba Public Safety officers said. Officers are seeking charges for a 36-year-old man from ...

New Year’s resolutions for new homeowners

Real Estate

By Beth Buczynski NerdWallet We all make New Year’s resolutions, but let’s be honest: Most are wishful thinking. By February, that “lose 20 pounds” or “learn Spanish” resolution has gone right out the window. But not for you, new homeowner. This year is different. Your first ...