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Savings Insurance Agency receives honor

Business News

MANISTIQUE — At its recent executive/agency round table meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized Savings Insurance Agency of Manistique as a Preferred Partner for 2016. This prestigious distinction is awarded to independent agencies who’ve demonstrated commitment to providing ...

Bay offers MIOSHA training boot camp

Business News

ESCANABA — Bay College is now offering the MIOSHA Level One MTI Boot Camp. MTI Boot Camp has been especially prepared for those students who have not taken any MTI courses previously and have an interest in improving their knowledge of safety and health in the workplace. The courses, taught ...

Verso mill a finalist in energy awards

Business News

ESCANABA — Twenty-three businesses, organizations, and individuals from across the state have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards, which recognize people and organizations in Michigan that have taken firm, meaningful actions to improve energy ...

Michigan retail sales up, bucking national trend

Business News

LANSING — Michigan retailers are on a roll, with June marking the fourth straight month of positive year-over-year sales, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. More than half of retailers ...

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Waterfront Art Festival, Rock the Dock are Saturday

Local News

ESCANABA — Along with the many other activities happening around the area this weekend, the Bonifas Arts Center’s annual Waterfront Art Festival and city of Escanaba’s Rock the Dock will be taking place Saturday. The art festival will host a variety of artists in a span of ages ...

Esky begins fireworks law revamp

Local News

ESCANABA — In response to public concerns regarding the use of fireworks in Escanaba, council has begun the process to reduce the number of days fireworks can be fired off in the city. Action began Thursday at council’s regular meeting. Escanaba’s fireworks ordinance currently allows ...

Local food pantries need donations

Local News

ESCANABA — High demand for food assistance in Delta County this summer has nearly depleted the food pantry shelves at the Salvation Army in Escanaba, according to officials there who are seeking donations. An increased need for food during June and July has nearly used up supplies at the ...

Car show ready in Rapid River

Local News

RAPID RIVER — Car enthusiasts will be able to show off their vehicles at the ninth annual Rapid River Car Show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Masonville Township Park. David Shope, one of the founders of this show, said the event was not started by any of the automotive clubs in the ...

Mueller using grand jury in DC in Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal ...

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Ride raises funds for Honor Flight

Community

Courtesy photo A Honor Flight ride was held on July 15 at TJ’s Sports Bar to help send veterans to Washington D.C. A total of $2,770 was raised, which is enough money to send five veterans on all expense paid trip Washington D.C. to view the monuments erected in their honor. Pictured is ...

Sault Tribe awards 2 percent grants

Community

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Upper Peninsula police and fire agencies, public schools, public universities, and indoor and outdoor recreation programs are among the organizations that will share over $700,000 in spring 2-percent donations awarded by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa ...

Artisans at the Forge features traditional skills

Community

NEGAUNEE — The sights, sounds and smells of 19th- and early 20th-century arts and crafts return to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee with the second annual “Artisans at the Forge.” The event, highlighting skills of pioneers who settled on the Marquette Iron Range, takes place ...

Cases sent to circuit court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Brent Allen Papineau, 40, of 3685 L.15 Lane, Escanaba, was bound over on the following three counts: domestic violence, third offense, a five-year felony with ...

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 ...

Comedy balloon artist returns to Bay

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College Campus Activities Board announces the return of John Cassidy. He will be performing at 6 p.m. in the Besse Theater Wednesday, Sept. 6. This free, family-friendly show will feature Cassidy’s comedy, magic, and balloon art. Free tickets (limit of seven) can be picked up ...

Youth organization changes its name

Community

MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Center for Youth Development has changed the company name to Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development. Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development will continue to be an organization for nonprofit management and youth development resources in the Upper ...

Community Grief Group meets Aug, 8

Community

ESCANABA —The next Community Grief Group meeting will be held on Aug. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 322 S. Lincoln Road, Escanaba. Enter through the preschool entrance to the lounge. No registration required, open attendance offered to the community. For more ...

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Local law enforcement officers pose for a photo with youngster Carter Millette (wearing a police officer costume), second from left, during the Back our Blue event held at the Municipal Dock in Escanaba Wednesday evening. The second annual event was held to show support and appreciation for local law enforcement officers. Officers shown, from left, are Gladstone Public Safety Officer Mike Willemsen, Millette, Delta County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Tom Lewis, Michigan State Police K-9 Team Officer Scott Kelley, and Michigan State Police Trooper Tyler Vargo.

Back Our Blue

Local News

ESCANABA — Hundreds of residents gathered at the Escanaba Municipal Dock Wednesday evening during the second annual Back Our Blue. The event was held to show support and appreciation for local law enforcement. Sandra and Jim Thomma, organizers and founders of the event, hosted the first ...

Children’s fair offers fun, learning

Local News

ESCANABA — The Daily Press will be hosting its Seventh Annual Children’s Back-to-School and Health Fair on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will take place at the Ruth Butler Building at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds. The fair will feature over 30 booths and will host ...

Man remains in custody on assault charge

Local News

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man remains lodged in the county jail in lieu of a $175,000 bond after being arrested for felonious assault and domestic violence earlier this summer. Ryan Russell Tragoszanos, 40, of 1911 Ludington St., Escanaba, allegedly threatened a male with a pocket knife and ...