News

Road patrol moves base to new jail

Local News

ESCANABA — Efforts to open the new Delta County Correctional Facility have continued with the recent move of Delta County’s road patrol to the facility. According to Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald, road patrol officers primarily operate out of their patrol cars. These officers now spend ...

Memorial Day events in Rapid River

Local News

RAPID RIVER — Memorial Day will once again be celebrated in Rapid River Monday. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Honor & Remember ‘The Greatest Generation’ — 75th Anniversary of D-Day.” Many different activities will be featured in the area as part of the ...

Law enforcement offers tips for safe holiday

Local News

ESCANABA — Memorial Day is a time for remembering and honoring those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The long weekend is also a busy time of community events that will have more people on the road. Local law enforcement agencies remind motorists to drive ...

Auto insurance bill heads to governor’s desk

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan's Legislature on Friday passed a landmark bill that would cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The voting followed the announcement of an ...

MDOT lifts traffic ­restrictions for holiday

Community

LANSING — This Memorial Day weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is removing lane restrictions on nearly 70 percent of its road and bridge projects statewide to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers. AAA Michigan estimates more than 1.3 million people from Michigan ...

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 a.m. (LAST ...

Old Glory now open in Gladstone

Business News

Courtesy photo Old Glory Firearms recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business. Owned by John and Autumn Conroy, it is located at the Rialto Center, 1000 Delta Ave., Gladstone. The gun shop/training center’s mission is to teach the basic skills knowledge and attitude ...

Hiawatha Chef wins Excellerator sales award

Business News

ESCANABA — Hiawatha Chef Supply of Escanaba and Appleton has won its fourth Excellerator sales award in eight years. The company grew its business with Excell Foodservice Equipment Dealer Network members by more than 25 percent last year, to become one of just 24 dealers to take a trophy at ...

Four Seasons Resort to hold grand opening

Business News

PEMBINE, Wis. — With new ownership in place, an iconic Wisconsin resort is set to host its grand re-opening on Saturday, June 8, after being closed for several years. Festivities commence at 11 a.m. The Four Seasons Island Resort in Pembine, Wis., is now owned by a group with extensive ...

Networking opportunities

Business News

ESCANABA — Harvard Business Review describes networking as a necessity in today’s world. They go on to explain, “A mountain of research shows that professional networks lead to more job and business opportunities, broader and deeper knowledge, improved capacity to innovate, faster ...

Observing Memorial Day

Local News

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, and Escanaba Public Works was busy preparing for the holiday Wednesday afternoon. Above, seasonal worker Alex Trotter is pictured setting up flags on Ludington Street.

Escanaba approves tax ordinances

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council approved two ordinances cementing the amount residents will pay in taxes and how that money will be used by the city. The first ordinance up for discussion was the city’s annual appropriations ordinance, Ordinance No. 1205, which set the millage rate ...

Chorus a ‘family business’ for Becks

Local News

ESCANABA — Running the Escanaba Area Public Schools’ choral program has been a “family business” for John Beck. The Escanaba choral program encompasses general chorus classes for elementary, junior high and high school students, and a chorale class for high school students. The ...

Gov., lawmakers reach auto insurance deal

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Democratic governor and Republican leaders announced Friday morning that they’ve reached an agreement on legislation to cut the state’s high car insurance premiums. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement that the “agreement in concept” will “will ...

Lawsuit filed to block new Mich. ballot requirements

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Voting-rights advocates and a campaign-finance ballot drive group sued Michigan’s top election official on Thursday, challenging Republican-enacted requirements that make it harder to qualify proposals for the statewide ballot. The lawsuit came a day after Democratic ...

UPtoberfest funds support community

Community

ESCANABA — Local home-brewing club Bay de Noc Brewers recently completed distribution of funds from last fallís UPtoberfest event, which drew more than 1,000 people to Escanabaís Ludington Park for an afternoon of beer and wine tasting and live music. Donations from the eventís proceeds ...

OSF Healthcare Foundation golf outing planned

Community

ESCANABA — The 25th annual OSF HealthCare Foundation “Going for the Green” golf outing will be held Thursday, June 27, at Sweetgrass Golf Course. Money raised during the event will be used to provide needed services and equipment for patients at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Cory Raymond Irving, 44, of 806 2nd Ave. S., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture (schedules 1, 2 and 3 except ...

North Central gets health project grant

Community

POWERS — North Central Elementary recently received a $5,000 U.P. Health Project Competitive Grant and $2,500 mini-grant from the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula for health and wellness support for students, staff and community. The “Fueling Our Jets for the Future” project ...