Escanaba athletics, drama, music soar

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Mike Olson of Escanaba:

Congratulations to the Esky High football team for the great amount of good they do for all of us, representing all of us with modesty and pride. Way to go coaches, too. Also, congratulations to the music and drama departments for the success of their recent, as great, musical, “L’il Abner.” It was a wonderful production as usual. It was their 54th in a row, 1963 to 2017. We can thank all who produce annually such fine talent. Among others, John Beck’s father, Conrad, had this vision 54 years ago as an educator. I also appreciate that the EHS music and athletics departments do so much to arrange rehearsals and practices that allow musicians to be athletes and athletes to participate in the fine arts. It is no secret that Esky athletes and musicians have such great reputations.

Mason Hardwick and members of the Ensign 4-H Club, donate their tip money back to the Legionaries in the honor of Veteran’s Day at the breakfast on Nov. 12.

The tips are earned by bussing tables at the Walter W. Cole Post 301 breakfasts in Rapid River.

From Gladstone baseball organizations:

Thank you to the Community Foundation for Delta County and Mike Borman Landscaping.

The Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters, Gladstone American Legion Indians and Gladstone Little League organizations would like to say a sincere thank you to the Community Foundation for Delta County for your recent grant to our three organizations and continued support for our programs in improving the Don Olsen Field.

Thank you Mike Borman Landscaping for your donation of your expertise, time and equipment for the needed field repairs at the Don Olsen Field in Gladstone this fall.

The assistance we receive from the CFFDC and Mike Borman Landscaping allows us to persistently work toward our vision of improving the baseball field for our area youth and enhancing our community for all to enjoy.


Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

We identify our bouquet recipients in one of two ways: from Daily Press news pages and from nominations sent in by our readers.

Mail us a postcard or letter identifying your nomination and putting into detail what they’ve done. Include your name, address, and phone number. Send nominations to Saturday Bouquets, The Daily Press, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.

They may also be sent to us by going to our Web site,, and clicking on the submit news button. Once there, click on “Bouquets” and follow the simple instructions.