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Solar sunrooms help with heating costs

Real Estate

Dear Jim: I want to add a solar sunroom for inexpensive extra living space and so it will help heat our house. I would like to build a kit myself or to make one from scratch. What things should I consider? - Mike F. Dear Mike: A sunroom can provide wonderful living space for your family. ...

New home sales hit highest level in decade

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped last month to the highest level since October 2007, a sign that Americans — unable to find existing homes — are turning to new construction. Damage from last month’s hurricanes may have also inflated the data. New home sales leapt 18.9 ...

Less drama: Kitchen backsplashes get sleeker

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press The kitchen backsplash — that surface behind the stovetop or sink that protects the wall from damage during cooking and dishwashing — has long been used to add color and beauty to an otherwise utilitarian space. But dramatic, ornately patterned ...

New decor with a lighter, airier look

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press There’s been a subtle shift in contemporary dÈcor; it started to emerge at this year’s furniture and design shows, and continues to gain ground in retailers’ fall and winter collections. It’s a shift of light, in color and design. Hues are soft yet ...

Lots of Halloween events ahead

Local News

ESCANABA — Halloween is just a week away and events are being planned throughout Delta, Schoolcraft, and Menominee counties. They include: TRICK-OR-TREATING Trick-or-treating will take place on Halloween — Tuesday, Oct. 31 — at the following times: - Escanaba - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. - ...

Honor Flight volunteers get ‘thank you’

Local News

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press A group of Honor Flight volunteers watch video footage from the most recent flight, Mission XIII, during a “thank you” gathering hosted for the volunteers by the Honor Flight Committee at the Quality Inn and Suites in Escanaba Tuesday. With the help of ...

MDOT to close Escanaba River bridge on Halloween

Local News

WELLS — The U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River will be closed to traffic for much of Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced Wednesday. The closure is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday and end at approximately midnight the same day. ...

Prison sentence given in meth lab case

Local News

ESCANABA — A Gladstone man who pleaded guilty to operating a meth lab was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of three years in prison after the court deviated downwards from the recommended sentencing guidelines. Andrew Robert Maynard, 32, pleaded to the 20-year felony in connection with his ...

City picks winners in Dress It UP Manistique contest

Local News

MANISTIQUE — The Harbor Motel in downtown Manistique captured first place in the business category in the third annual Dress It UP Manistique contest. The Unger home at 306 N. Houghton won top honors among residential nominees. The winners were announced at Monday night’s Manistique City ...

State Christmas tree hails from Stephenson

Local News

STEPHENSON (AP) — A 61-foot spruce in Menominee County has been chosen as the official state Christmas tree. The designation continues a 32-year holiday tradition in Michigan. William Winter and grandson Alex Stevens are donating the towering tree. A harvesting ceremony will take place ...

Escanaba man faces heroin, drug charges

Local News

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was recently arrested for allegedly delivering illegal drugs during three separate incidents in Delta County, according to local law enforcement. Fred Lee Willis, 35, of 311 N. 11th St., No. 1, Escanaba, was arrested on one count of delivery/manufacture of less ...

Annual Career Day at Bay is Thursday

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College will host the 30th Annual Career Day at Bay (formerly named Occupational Open House) on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Escanaba campus. The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to visit the campus and explore ...

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. Leah Lorraine Wilder, 27, of 1909 8th Ave. S., Escanaba, was bound over on the following counts: attempted to disarm a firearm from a police officer, a ...

Heart of the North Lions Club to meet

Community

BARK RIVER — The Heart of the North Lions Club will hold its monthly e-board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6:45 p.m. at the Bark River Township Senior Center. The general club monthly meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6:45 p.m. at the Bark River Township Senior Center. The Heart of ...

Marine Corps League plans fundraiser

Community

ESCANABA — Marine Corps League Auxiliary is having a spaghetti fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Escanaba Elks Club. There is a fee to attend the fundraiser. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Dinner tickets and bucket raffle tickets sold at the door. There will ...

Fall Family Festival is Sunday

Community

ESCANABA — A neighborhood Fall Family Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. A hay ride “trolley” will be available for travel between the five congregations that are participating. Enjoy trunk or treating, carnival games, cotton candy, hot chocolate, chili, along ...

Elks Auxiliary plans dinner meeting

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Auxiliary will hold its monthly dinner/meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Elks Lodge. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the meeting to follow. Reservations must be made by calling Shirley Gollach at 789-9306 by noon on Monday Oct. 30. ...

Halloween carnival planned Saturday

Community

GLADSTONE — A Halloween carnival will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 1920 Lake Shore Drive, Gladstone. Trunk or treating will be from 1 to 2 p.m. only. The carnival is free gift to the community and will feature games, face-painting, hot dogs, ...

Progress made on bridge project

Local News

WELLS — The recent closure of the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) went well, MDOT Communications Representative for the Superior Region Dan Weingarten said. The closure lasted from Oct. 16-20. The closure took place to allow ...

City looks at fees paid by residents

Local News

GLADSTONE — Gladstone city commissioners said goodbye to Mayor Jay Bostwick, who is not seeking re-election to the commission, and looked at a few of the costs residents in the city face during their regular meeting Monday night. While little will change for residents who rent their homes ...