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Cold Weather Walleye

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Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Anglers leave the Escanaba Harbor in pursuit of prize winning walleye on Thursday morning. The Cabela’s Master Walleye Circuit is in town for the 2018 World Walleye Championship. Two-person teams, on 32 boats, started the tournament Oct. 4. Qualified walleye ...

There’s more than one way to salvage damaged timber

Community

ESCANABA — Windstorms, insect outbreaks, disease epidemics, wildfire, and other disturbance events can create havoc (or opportunity!) in our woodlands. Many forestowners need to know what to do with the damaged trees before it is too late. Salvaging damaged timber is a fairly easy concept ...

Low-income housing plan nixed

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ESCANABA — A proposed low-income apartment complex that would have been constructed on the site of the old Northern Motors building on Ludington Street has been nixed, according to Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan. “It’s not going to happen. It’s not going to happen at Northern ...

2 arrested for meth production

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ESCANABA — Two people have been arrested for allegedly producing methamphetamine in Escanaba and Wells Township. On Tuesday, detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) conducted an investigation involving the manufacturing of meth at a residence on ...

Esky schools introduce leadership program

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ESCANABA — A committee of teachers and administrators from the Escanaba school district implemented a program called “The Leader in Me” recently that aims to foster leadership in students. The committee searched for a program that would have a positive impact on the culture of the ...

State to pay for flooding in Upper Peninsula

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LANSING (AP) — The state of Michigan will spend up to $7.4 million to help Upper Peninsula communities qualify for federal matching funds available to address damage from June flooding. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the move Friday. Local agencies must match 25 percent of funding from the ...

Catholic Diocese of Marquette raided

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MARQUETTE — Law enforcement officials from the Michigan State Police and the Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday executed search warrants in all seven Catholic dioceses of Michigan, including the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette. The Diocese of Marquette said in a news release that ...

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 ...

Winston Churchill class to begin Tuesday

Community

ESCANABA — “Winston Churchill: Then and Now” will be the topic of a new class to be offered by the Bay Sages at Bay de Noc Community College beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9. Four individual class sessions will be offered on Tuesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 30 and Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will ...

Harry Potter trivia event at library

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library invites the public to attend its inaugural Harry Potter Trivia Night on Thursday, Oct. 25. The event celebrates the book phenomenon and invites fans to test their knowledge, meet other fans, and enter for a chance to win tickets to the Bonifas Art ...

The Delta Force experience

Business News

ESCANABA — Graduation for the 15th class of the Delta Force Leadership Program will be celebrated at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, October 11th, at the Island Resort and Casino. The Delta Force experience is comprised of 10 sessions beginning in February with Community ...

Mackinac Financial Corp. acquires bank

Business News

MANISTIQUE — The Directors of Mackinac Financial Corporation, the holding company for mBank, announced the consummation of the all-cash acquisition of Lincoln Community Bank (Lincoln), Merrill, Wis. Lincoln was immediately consolidated into mBank and both branches were opened as mBank ...

3rd Avenue North work underway

Local News

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Work began Thursday on Escanaba’s 3rd Avenue North, forcing motorists to find alternative routes to the busy roadway. Work continues today with paving slated to begin between Stephenson Avnue and Lincoln Road on Saturday, weather permitting. The next portion ...

Ballot info request still up in air

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council revisited a Freedom of Information Request sent to municipalities across the state earlier this year seeking information about voters, but the council stopped short of lighting a match to the thousands of ballots sought under the request. “I was going ...

Retirement fund gets $2.5 million from Escanaba

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council moved to make a $2.5 million payment to the Michigan Municipal Employees Retirement System Thursday. The payment and a related plan will satisfy the state Department of Treasury, but the council and city staff still hold that the department has a skewed ...

Gladstone seeks marketing plan input

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GLADSTONE — The City of Gladstone is seeking input from area residents and stakeholders as it continues to develop its North Shore marketing plan. In following the work that was done in 2017 with the city and Michigan State University’s Sustainable Built Environment Initiative (SBEI,) ...

State: Opioid-related deaths continue to rise

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LANSING (AP) — State officials say opioid deaths jumped by about 9 percent last year in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that 1,941 of the 2,729 overdose deaths in 2017 were opioid-related. There were 1,786 opioid-related deaths in ...

Senate vote on Kavanaugh expected today

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court as key Republican senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests that have divided the nation. The 53-year-old ...

Planner

Community

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., rear entrance, Escanaba. Delta County Home School Educators, Civic ...

Library unveils Harry Potter trivia event

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library invites the public to attend its inaugural Harry Potter Trivia Night on Thursday, Oct. 25. The event celebrates the book phenomenon and invites fans to test their knowledge, meet other fans, and enter for a chance to win tickets to the Bonifas Art ...