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Students commit random acts of kindness

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ESCANABA — Community service group, “Silver Linings,” started by High School English teacher Lauren Bishop, encourages students to perform random acts of kindness and to give back to the community and their school. The overall message of the group is “In a world where you can be ...

Man causes mayhem at grocery store

Local News

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who was involved in a standoff with police at Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba this weekend remained hospitalized this morning in Marquette where he was being treated for injuries sustained during the incident. According to Escanaba Public Safety, officers were ...

Bosk Equipment and Party Rental dates back to 1972

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Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Bosk Equipment and Party Rental in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — For years, Escanaba business Bosk Equipment and Party Rental ...

Manual election audits to debut in Michigan

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LANSING (AP) — New measures to bolster security for Michigan’s 2018 midterm elections were announced this month, but experts said they don’t address all past gripes with state procedures. During this year’s May election and November general election, Michigan will hand-count ballots ...

Thrivent helps UP Honor Flight

Community

Courtesy photo Thrivent Financial represented here, from left, Stacie Pouliot, Alexandra Pahnke, Brian Pahnke, present member donations to Scott Knauf from the UP Honor Flight. UP Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring American service members by providing a visit to ...

Miranda to attend trapper convention

Community

ESCANABA — The National Trappers Association’s Annual Convention/Outdoor Show will be held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba July 26-28. Among the many famous trappers/outdoor experts attending will be Tom Miranda. Miranda’s love of the outdoors is evident through all of his ...

LaFave applauds internship legislation

Community

LANSING — The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee unanimously approved legislation by state Rep. Beau LaFave, giving high school students the opportunity to earn course credit for completion of an internship or work study program. “Employers across the state need students ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., cancelled, Delta Women’s Group, Central United Methodist Church, 6:15 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). 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 ...

FIRST Robotics Tournament returns

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ESCANABA — Escanaba’s annual FIRST Robotics District Event got off to a strong start during its first day Friday, people involved with the competition said. The event will continue at the Escanaba Senior High School today. “The event is going good — we had all robots inspected and ...

District Court

Community

DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Shannon Marie Cain, 31, of 1419 Sheridan Road, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; 90 days jail, credit for four days served; 12 months probation; $1,350 fines and costs. DRUG CHARGES Rodney Paul Mason, 21, of 1108 2nd ...

Isle Royale wolf population to be restored

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials announced a tentative plan Friday to relocate 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan over three years to replenish a population that has nearly died out because of inbreeding and disease. The National Park Service said it ...

Communities that Care program aims to help area youth

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ESCANABA — Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDMC) is reaching out to the local community through its recently formed Delta County Communities that Care (CTC) program. It is an effort to use research and collaboration to solve issues facing the community and promote healthy youth ...

Coast Guard to open bay of Green Bay

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw and Mobile Bay will commence break out of the bay of Green Bay. The work will prepare regional waterways for the movement of shipping vessels, particularly tankers moving fuel products. These ice breaking operations, known as “Spring ...

Police watching for impaired drivers today

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan State Police officials say they will be looking out for impaired drivers on St. Patrick's Day. Troopers say they will be participating all day Saturday in an international traffic safety effort known as Operation C.A.R.E., which stands for "Crash Awareness and ...

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 ...

YMCA Mother’s Day Run/Walk set

Community

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA – Delta Center will be hosting the Mother’s Day Color Run 5K Run /Walk in Escanaba on Saturday May 12. The race will begin at 9 a.m. with the course starting and ending at the YMCA. There is a fee to participate. To be guaranteed a t-shirt, register on ...

City-wide rummage sale is June 8-9

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ESCANABA — Escanaba residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the annual Trash-to-Cash City-Wide Rummage Sale scheduled for Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event provides a venue for the recycling of reusable household items such as furniture, ...

Program details history of paper mill

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta County Historical Society will offer the second program of the 2018 Winter Outreach Series on Wednesday, March 21. Dr. Charles Lindquist, president of the society, will describe the early history of the Escanaba Paper Company in an illustrated talk. His history of the ...

Apprentice of Year honored at banquet

Business News

MARQUETTE — Approximately 180 people met at the Don H. Bottum University Center of Northern Michigan University March 10 for the seventh annual Upper Peninsula Apprentice of the Year recognition banquet. The winner of this year’s award was Joseph Prusi, an apprentice member of ...

Broadband expansion Phase 1 completed

Business News

ESCANABA — Michigan Broadband Services has completed Phase I of its fiber optic broadband network expansion in Escanaba. The initial build covers Ludington Street and south to Doctor’s Park and new customers installations are being scheduled. “Our initial fiber optic network investment ...