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Schaefer man killed in Hyde auto accident

Local News

HYDE — A Schaefer man is dead after a crash Saturday night on US-2 & 41 in Hyde. Michael Henry Doneau, 59, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. According to the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the Hyde area for a two-vehicle crash at 9:20 ...

Lakestate seeks endowment fund campaign support

Local News

ESCANABA — Lakestate Industries is once again seeking the support of people in the community for its annual endowment fund campaign. Envelopes for this year’s campaign can be found in today’s issue of the Daily Press. According to Executive Director Cheryl Ohman, this campaign has been ...

Students win Packer game tickets

Community

Courtesy photo Kelby Reese, Ryan Heider and Nathan Nelson are this year’s sixth-grade winners of the Escanaba Upper Elementary Best Educational Experience English project. These students won tickets to the Dec. 2 Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals game at Lambeau Field. Schneider Trucking ...

Burns planned in Hiawatha forest

Community

GLADSTONE — The USDA Forest Service plans to burn vegetation piles in five different areas this winter. Current weather forecasts suggest suitable burning weather may occur in the next several weeks. If conditions are not right, the burns will be postponed until more favorable ...

Bay College students win writing honors

Community

ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College and all of Michigan’s community colleges participate in the Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Writing Competition. During the fall semester, any current Bay College student was eligible to submit up to three entries in each of three categories: ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., closed, St. Thomas School, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Dual Recovery, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. G.A., ...

Mr. Rogers program at Escanaba library

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library invites the public to attend The Songs and Wisdom of Mr. Rogers on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. — a production that celebrates the life and impact of Fred Rogers. Created and produced by Rebecca Bender of Canterbury Bookstore and Phil Lynch of The Red ...

Escanaba Christmas Parade is Friday

Community

ESCANABA — Plans are in full swing for Escanaba’s annual lighted Christmas Parade. This year’s theme: 906 Christmas, the annual lighted Christmas Parade will kick off at 7 p.m. in downtown Escanaba on Friday, Dec. 7. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place ...

Deer hunt numbers may be up

Local News

ESCANABA — Michigan’s firearm deer season for 2018 officially ended Friday. Karen Sexton, a wildlife biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Escanaba Customer Service Center, said this season seems to have been successful. “The numbers look to be increased ...

City clerk candidate list narrowed

Local News

ESCANABA — While no decisions have been made on who will fill the open Escanaba city clerk and I.T administrator position, the names of the final candidates being considered for the job have officially been released. Tammy Weissert, Phil DeMay and Steven Krupski, all of the greater Escanaba ...

Drivers urged to play it safe on winter roads

Local News

GLADSTONE — The clouds grow heavy and the cold air blows — giving the Upper Peninsula the wintery welcome of snow and with it the inevitable slippery roads and white-knuckling of the steering wheel. Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto, of the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post, ...

Courts

Community

DISTRICT COURT IMPAIRED DRIVING Michael Joe Vazquez, 25, of 315 N. 18th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating - impaired driving; four days jail, credit for two days served, two days suspended; six months probation, 16 hours of community service; $1,200 fines and costs. Katherine ...

Defendants sentenced in court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Dustyn Alexander McNellis, 30, of 15 S. 3rd St., Gladstone, pleaded guilty to police officer - assaulting/resisting/obstructing. He was sentenced 12 months in jail and given ...

Christmas parade is Friday, Dec. 7

Community

ESCANABA — Plans are in full swing for Escanaba’s annual lighted Christmas Parade. This year’s theme: 906 Christmas, the annual lighted Christmas Parade will kick off at 7 p.m. in downtown Escanaba on Friday, Dec. 7. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place ...

Gingerbread workshop set at Bonifas

Community

ESCANABA — Nothing quite says Christmas like the sight of a gingerbread house and the Bonifas Arts Center invites the public to celebrate the holiday season with them during its annual Gingerbread Workshop. On Dec. 8, instructor Eddie Moritz will be leading the workshop by teaching children, ...

Pay Review: A hilarious glimpse behind the curtain

Community

By Erica Mead For the Daily Press ESCANABA — As any veteran of live theater will tell you, the road from first rehearsal to opening night is never entirely smooth. “Don’t Talk to the Actors”, Players de Noc’s second show of the season, showcases the journey from script to stage ...

Businesses face higher labor, vendor costs

Business News

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Diners are willing to pay more at Manhattan’s upscale Gotham Bar and Grill, but price increases these days aren’t about snob appeal — the restaurant is contending with higher costs, particularly from rising wages. “We have ...

Column: Opportunities available in Delta County

Business News

ESCANABA — Being privileged enough to live in God’s Country, we all had a lot to give thanks for over dinner last Thursday. Something I felt especially grateful for are the many excellent employers we have here in Delta County. In fact, when it comes to quality of employment opportunities ...

Derocher steps down as managing broker

Business News

ESCANABA — Having been in an ownership role for 30 years and after selling Coldwell Banker Pro to Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors in June 2017, Darlene Derocher has announced that she is stepping down as sales manager to make way for new leadership to attract and retain talent as well as to ...

Busy time for Christmas tree growers

Local News

CARNEY — Now that the holiday season has begun, many people in the area have been buying Christmas trees and other seasonal decorations. Eric Treichel, who co-owns Treichel’s Trees with his wife, Kitty Treichel, said business at the Carney tree farm has been strong so far this ...