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Carpet and Drapery Shoppe spans three generations

Local News

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is the Carpet and Drapery Shoppe in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Since it opened in the early 70s, the Carpet and Drapery Shoppe ...

Coast Guard to break ice on Little Bay de Noc

Local News

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to begin icebreaking operations in northwestern Lake Michigan. The cutters Mackinaw and Mobile Bay are scheduled to begin work Tuesday on Green Bay. It’s part of the annual spring mission of clearing a path for shipments of ...

Esky competes in High School Bowl

Community

NMU photo The Escanaba Eskymos played the Calumet Copper Kings in the third round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 360-50. Representing Escanaba, seated, from left, are players Edward Lantagne, team captain Kasey Nelson, Rushil Kasetty and Luke LaFave. Standing are alternates ...

Reporting exotic pests helps fight them

Community

ESCANABA — Reporting exotic species observations is a good practice, even though many of us are reluctant to do so. Increased knowledge, for the both the reporter and the recipient, may be the greatest benefit. The impacts of invasive exotic pests are increasing. These species include ...

Courts

Community

DISTRICT COURT DRUG CHARGES Aaron Francis Bastian, 32, of 311 S. 10th St., upper apt., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of use of a controlled substance; nine months jail, credit for 38 days served, jail balance suspended after serving 42 more days; $1,325 fines and costs. Mitchell ...

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 ...

Bay de Noc Audubon Club to meet

Community

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Audubon Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in room 961 of the Heirman Building at Bay College in Escanaba. The meeting is open to anyone interested in birding. There is no charge.

Backyard beekeeping workshop April 7

Community

EWEN — Michigan State University Extension is once again teaming up with Les McBean, of White Birch Apiary of Bruce Crossing, LLC , to offer a Backyard Beekeeping Workshop. This year’s workshop will be held on April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST at the Ewen-Trout Creek High School, ...

Average deer survival predicted this winter

Local News

ESCANABA — According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Escanaba Customer Service Center, the winter of 2017-18 is looking to be an average one for the Upper Peninsula’s deer population. This is expected to have a positive effect on over-winter survival rates for deer in ...

Superior Health Foundation introduces Indigent Care Fund

Community

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation and the Medical Care Access Coalition have entered into an agreement where existing monies of approximately $1.2 million from the former Medical Care Access Coalition (MCAC) have been transferred to the SHF to create an Upper Peninsula-wide Indigent ...

New event to raise money for cancer

Local News

ESCANABA — Our Community Fighting Cancer, formerly known as Relay for Life in Delta County, is working towards a new direction for raising money towards cancer research. According to Cindy Groleau, the annual walk to raise funds for those who have been impacted by cancer will now be known ...

Daily Planner

Community

Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. 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 ...

Summer repairs planned for 3rd Avenue North

Local News

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s 3rd Avenue North will get some much needed repairs this summer, according to city officials The 3rd Avenue North Improvement Project is scheduled to begin construction around July 9 and continue through October. New concrete sidewalk ramps will be constructed, and ...

Bill requires expulsion of juvenile sex offenders

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan legislators are moving to bar juvenile sexual offenders from attending the same school district as their victims. The state House voted 106-1 Thursday to require schools to remove students who commit criminal sexual conduct against another pupil in the same school ...

Jet’s Pizza opens in Escanaba

Business News

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press John Varline, Jr., center, owner and operator Jet’s Pizza in Escanba, does the honors of cutting the ceremonial ribbon Monday outside of the pizza restaurant’s new storefront while members from the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, Ambassadors of Delta ...

Column: Fire and Ice was successful fundraiser

Business News

ESCANABA — The Chamber’s first fundraising event of the year is officially in the books. Fire and Ice ~ Midwinter Fundraising Gala, held Feb. 3 at the Terrace Bay Hotel, was quite a success. On behalf of the Delta County Chamber directors and staff, we would like to extend our most sincere ...

Campbell joins OSF Healthcare Medical Group

Business News

ESCANABA, — A private blessing and dedication was held recently for the newest OSF HealthCare Medical Group practice. Abraham Campbell, D.O., P.C. has joined OSF HealthCare Medical Group General Surgery and will continue to operate in suite 300 of the Willow Creek Professional building ...

Granger named to Coldwell Banker President’s Elite

Business News

ESCANABA — Judy Granger of Gladstone, associate broker/sales agent with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, has been named to the company’s 2017 International President’s Elite. Only the top two percent of all sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for this ...

Arctic visitor

Local News

Photo courtesy of Tricia Bowie This snowy owl is shown outside Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone last month in a photo taken by local resident Tricia Bowie. Although native to the arctic regions, snowy owls have been spotted in Delta County several times in recent years.

Neighbors oppose parking lot plan

Local News

ESCANABA — Public comment opposed a proposal to construct a carpool parking lot at the south end of Escanaba during Thursday’s regular monthly meeting of the Escanaba Planning Commission. A Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) park-and-ride lot is being proposed on state-owned ...