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Escanaba Homecoming

Local News

Ilsa Matthes | Daily Press The Escanaba High School senior class of 2020 showed off their school spirit Friday with a little help from Spider-Man. The seniors’ float, which featured the Marvel Comics character, was the last float in the superhero-themed homecoming parade. Escanaba took on ...

Township continues solar debate

Local News

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — After rejecting the Escanaba Township Planning Commission’s recommendation that it approve a proposed amendment to the township’s zoning ordinance dealing with solar power, the Escanaba Township Board once again sent the proposed amendment back to the planning ...

Individuals bound over to circuit court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were bound over from Delta County to circuit court in unrelated cases. Amy Lynn Teeple, 38, of Delta County Jail, Escanaba, was bound over one count of controlled substance - possession of meth/ecstasy, a 10-year felony and a maximum fine of $15,000 and ...

Senior Expo returns for 10th year

Local News

GLADSTONE — A long-running local event will return for a milestone anniversary next week. The 10th annual Daily Press Senior Expo will be held at the Terrace Bay Hotel in Gladstone from 9:40 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, with doors opening at 9 a.m. Daily Press Advertising ...

Laser tag returns to Bay College Oct. 25-26

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College student organizations Bay Area Water Association and Campus Activities Board announce Laser Tag will be held at Bay College Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, in room 952 of the Joseph Heirman University Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Bay College Box ...

Buckman returns to manage Gladstone

Local News

GLADSTONE — Gaining the title and responsibilities of interim city manager isn’t something that’s new to Eric Buckman. In a span of three years, Buckman has been named interim city manager twice for the city of Gladstone — when former city manager Darla Falcon was fired in 2016 and in ...

Briefs

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 ...

Lost hikers found in Schoolcraft County

Local News

MANISTIQUE — Wednesday night's heavy thunderstorms intensified pressure for first responders searching the Hiawatha National Forest for two missing hikers. After a thorough search effort led by conservation officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the hikers were found just ...

Column: Annual Chamber Dinner a reason to look back

Business News

ESCANABA — Planning the Annual Dinner is always a special time at the Chamber of Commerce because it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the positive activities and accomplishments of the past year. While space does not allow for a complete description of all the events of 2019, I’d like ...

Foundation praised at Legacy dinner

Local News

HARRIS — Community members and local dignitaries flocked to the Island Resort and Casino Thursday for The Legacy, the annual dinner supporting the Community Foundation for Delta County. Thursday marked the 26th year of the event, which was formerly known as the “MASH/Good Deed” dinner, ...

Council OKs hotel property sale

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council unanimously approved the ratification of the purchase, sale and development agreement with Proxima Management Group for its plans to develop a hotel at the site of the former Delta County Correctional Facility and waterfront properties jointly owned by ...

Esky building dedicated to Dr. Mary L. Cretens

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ESCANABA — The Community Foundation for Delta County (CFFDC) dedicated its building in a ceremony Thursday by naming it the Dr. Mary L. Cretens Community Legacy Building. The Dr. Mary L. Cretens Community Legacy Building is located at 2420 1st Ave. S., Escanaba. In addition, the foundation ...

Legislature approves school budget

Local News

LANSING (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature gave final approval Thursday to a K-12 budget that would boost base per-student aid for most schools by $240, or 3%, which supporters lauded as record funding and some Democrats said would not keep pace with costs in an underfunded ...

Bay College plans ‘maze’ open house

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College is holding a BAYMAZING Community Open House, a self-guided “maze,” on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Much like a scavenger hunt, guests will embark on a maze throughout campus using either mobile technology or on paper to explore a variety of faculty ...

Defendants sentenced in court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Krystal Mary White, 33, of Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility, 3201 Bemis Road, Ypsilanti, pleaded guilty to attempted controlled substance - delivery/manufacture - ...

Blood center in need of donors

Community

MARQUETTE — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O-pos, O-neg, A-pos, and A-neg blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Sault Ste. Marie and supplies 13 U.P. hospitals. Go to ...

Dagenais Foundation makes contribution

Community

ESCANABA — The Robert and Jeanine Dagenais Foundation made a contribution to the After School program at the Catherine Bonifas Civic Center. The Robert and Jeanine Dagenais Foundation is made possible by donations from Riverside Auto Group and First Bank The program provides healthy ...

Laser tag returns to Bay College

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College student organizations Bay Area Water Association and Campus Activities Board announce Laser Tag will be held at Bay College Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, in room 952 of the Joseph Heirman University Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Bay College Box ...

Wastewater discharge in Gladstone

Community

GLADSTONE — There was a discharge of partially treated water at the Gladstone Wastewater Plant Thursday, according to Wastewater Plant Superintendent Rodney R. Schwartz. At approximately 5:30 a.m., wastewater personnel discovered a partially treated discharge at the wastewater treatment ...