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Heart of the North Lions to meet

Community

HYDE — The Heart of the North Lions Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 10, at 6:45 p.m. at the Highland. Installation of Officers will be done at this meeting. The Heart of the North Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organization in ...

Wags-A-Tail Rummage Sale goods needed

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter will be collecting items for its Wags-A-Tail Rummage Sale. Drop-off days are Sunday, May 6, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, May 7, 5 to 8 p.m. The last day will be on Wednesday, May 9, 5 to 8 p.m. Any used household items will be taken except: clothes, shoes, ...

Voters to decide on Esky school millage

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public School’s sinking fund millage proposal will be put before the voters on Tuesday, May 8. A school sinking fund is supported by a millage on all real property and is considered as a “pay as you go” method for funding building maintenance and infrastructure ...

Pepin to receive award for work in prosecutor’s office

Community

ESCANABA — District Court Clerk and Delta County prosecutor’s Office Manager Christine Pepin will receive state recognition through the Frances A. Smith Prosecutor Staff Achievement Award. The Prosecuting Attorney Association of Michigan established the special award to recognize ...

Vote will ­decide ­planning ­commission

Local News

GARDEN TOWNSHIP — On May 8, residents of Garden Township will vote on an ordinance that would create a planning commission for the township if approved. However, due to state law, not everyone living in the township will be able to participate in this vote. According to MCL 125.3813 of the ...

Bob Romps vies for LaFave’s 108th District seat

Local News

ESCANABA — The race for Michigan’s 108th District is beginning to heat up, with Democratic challenger Bob Romps of Gladstone hoping to unseat Republican Beau LaFave. When asked what he felt set him apart from LaFave, Romps was quick to point out his 30 years of working in the community, ...

Woman who fell in hole didn’t detail injuries

Local News

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court says an Upper Peninsula judge was right to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman who fell into a 6-foot hole dug to fix a water pipe. The state's high court issued an order on Friday reinstating the Chippewa County judge's 2015 dismissal of the case ...

District Court

Community

DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Adam Donald Haberstich, 36, of 815 N. 19th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense and pleaded guilty to one count of use of marijuana; 75 days jail, credit for two days served, 73 days jail suspended; 12 ...

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 ...

DeHaan joins First Bank’s investment team

Business News

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s First Bank announces Alex DeHaan has joined the First Investment Services team as an investment representative. DeHaan is a registered investment representative licensed to sell a wide range of investment products including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. He is also ...

Mackinac Financial Corp. first quarter

Business News

MANISTIQUE — Mackinac Financial Corporation, the bank holding company for mBank, announced first quarter 2018 income of $1.54 million, or $.24 per share, compared to net income of $1.73 million, or $.28 per share, for the first quarter of 2017. As expected, the 2018 first quarter results were ...

A Mother’s Day gift

Business News

ESCANABA — Ten years ago, just before Mother’s Day, the following was submitted to the Daily Press for the Chamber’s Minding Our Own Business article. Many things have changed since then, but the message is still worth repeating. In mid-April, family and friends traveled to Lower ...

Glish named new Escanaba city clerk

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba City Council appointed Lisa Glish as the new city clerk during its regular meeting Thursday at city hall. She will be replacing Bob Richards, who is retiring in two weeks after working 25 years as the city clerk. “I’m very honored to be appointed into this ...

Schoolcraft eyes building new county jail

Local News

MANISTIQUE — Efforts to create a new Schoolcraft County Jail will continue with a millage request which is likely to appear on ballots this November. A public hearing regarding these efforts is set to take place during a special meeting of the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners on ...

Distracted driving goes to school

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba students learned the importance of not driving while distracted or impaired during a day-long program about the topic at the high school Thursday. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Army. According to U.S. Army Capt. Garryl Jenkins, the program is meant to educate ...

Mid Peninsula School starts Early Middle College program

Local News

ROCK — The Mid Peninsula School District was recently approved by the Michigan Department of Education to start an Early Middle College program. According to Superintendent Eric VanDamme, the program is being put into effect immediately. The school was granted approval to start the ...

Community Foundation grants from Schmits

Community

Courtesy photo The Robert and Anne Schmit endowment fund in the Community Foundation For Delta County has provided gifts to 10 eligible organizations in the community. David Williams, board chair of the community foundation presents a check for $2,020.42 to Bay College President Dr. Laura ...

Bay College plant sale coming May 7-11

Community

ESCANABA — The annual Bay College greenhouse plant sale will be held Monday, May 7, to Friday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 116 adjacent to the greenhouse in the Math Science Building at the college. The sale focuses on native perennial wildflowers grown from locally collected seed. ...