Community

Escanaba City Council meets Thursday

ESCANABA — The public is invited to provide input on Escanaba’s 2018-2019 budget at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday’s regular council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at city hall. In other business, council will consider approval of a contract with the Michigan Department of ...

Free diabetes workshop offered in Esky

ESCANABA — A diabetes self-management workshop is being offered at West Highland Apartments beginning on Jan. 29. The Diabetes - PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with diabetes to improve ...

Hermans elected to treasurer post

ESCANABA — A Jan. 9, 2018, page 1A story in the Daily Press regarding the Escanaba School Board and its election of new board officials contained an error. Board member Jim Hermans was elected treasurer.

Esky students help Toys for Tots

Courtesy photo The Escanaba High School hockey team, the Eskymo Blue Line Club and the Spanish Club recently teamed up for a United States Marines Toys for Tots Drive. The drive began with a drop-off event at a home hockey game at the Hannahville Ice and Turf Complex. After the national ...

Date set for Midwinter Trappers Workshop

HERMANSVILLE — The U.P. Trappers Association, District 3, 13th Annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop is Feb. 3. The event is for youngsters — and adults — interested in learning more about trapping. Doors open at 8 a.m. Central Time at the community center in Hermansville. Trapping supply ...

Animal swap spring schedule posted

STEPHENSON — The Northern Poultry, Pigeon, and Rabbit Club (NPPRC) announces its spring 2018 feather and fur swap season. The spring swap schedule will begin on Saturday, March 31, at Marinette Farm and Garden in Marinette. The next swap will be held on Saturday, April 21, at Stephenson ...

Mine safety refresher training scheduled

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will be hosting an eight-hour annual MSHA Refresher course of Part 46 and 48 of the Mine Act, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The program covers the annual training requirements for owners and operators under 30 CFR parts 46 & ...

Daily Planner

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 ...

Bay College seeks alumni nominations

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award to be presented during the Awards Dinner on April 17. The award was established in 1999 by the alumni association to recognize and honor an outstanding graduate of ...

Meierotto to appear at trappers event

ESCANABA — Marty Meierotto, of the HIstory Channel’s “Mountain Men” and his family will be attending the National Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show July 26 – 28 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Not only is he a TV star in the History Channel’s “Mountain ...

Community Foundation supports child center

ESCANABA — The Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center is the recipient of a federal grant of just under a half million dollars, but cannot collect the grant for six months to a year. In order to get the new center started as soon as possible, the Community Foundation was requested by ...

Construction trade scholarships are available

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Builders Exchange is awarding five $1,000 scholarships to qualifying senior high school students who are pursuing careers in the construction industry. Students who will be attending either college, vocational, technical or trade school in 2018 are eligible. ...

Planner

Today A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed meeting, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. N.A., Delta Drop-In Center, 8 p.m., 1500 N. 19th St., ...

Hubert gets Board Elite Scholarship

Courtesy photo Kevin Carlson, left, vice president of finance, training and development at Bay College, congratulates Kaylee Hubert of Cornell. Hubert was a recipient of the Bay College Board Elite Scholarship for Academic Year 2017-2018. The Bay College Board Elite Scholarship is awarded ...

Ford River water customers asked to use caution

FORD RIVER — With winter in full swing, Ford River Township water system customers are reminded to use extra caution during the winter months. The water system has hydrants, valve boxes, curb stops, meter pits and meter radio antennas, all of which can likely fall in areas where homeowners ...

Wedigs display artwork in Bay’s Besse Gallery

ESCANABA — Bay College announces the opening reception and artist talk for the exhibition, Metal, Oil and Dirt, by artists Dale and Cindy Wedig in the Besse Gallery on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. Dale Wedig is a professor of art and design at Northern Michigan University. For the past 34 ...

Homeowner prevents spread of fire

WELLS TOWNSHIP — A Wells Township homeowner who used a plow truck to push a burning ATV away from a barn is credited for preventing the fire from spreading to the structure, according to Escanaba Public Safety. Escanaba Public Safety was dispatched to a barn fire initially reported at 4066 ...

Police probe game console theft

ESCANABA — An Xbox game console reported as stolen from a residence on the 200 block of Stephenson Avenue Sunday was recovered after the victim requested assistance in finding it on social media, Escanaba Public Safety officers said. Officers are seeking charges for a 36-year-old man from ...

Visitor restrictions continue at hospital

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is asking that the public continue to limit visits to the hospital. A steady increase in seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses in the community have been noted since visitor restrictions were implemented ...

U.P. Human Trafficking Task Force program set

ESCANABA — The recently re-established Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force (UPHTTF) has teamed together with the Department of Justice, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, several Upper Peninsula law enforcement agencies, and other local experts to bring human trafficking ...