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Proposed solar farm guidelines sent to Escanaba Township Board

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — Members of the Escanaba Township Planning Commission agreed to recommend proposed guidelines for solar energy facilities in the township to the Escanaba Township Board Monday after a public hearing. Chandler Solar Project LLC, an affiliate of Orion Renewable Energy Group ...

City manager hearing postponed

GLADSTONE — A removal hearing for City Manager Darcy Long was rescheduled during a special Gladstone City Commission meeting Monday night. “This request is from Mr. Long and in the interest to accommodate his right to due process I am making this motion,” Gladstone Mayor Joe Thompson ...

Gladstone delays 9th Street assessment

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission is pausing the 9th Street Project special assessment process. A second public hearing was held for the 9th Street Special Assessment District Monday, however no action was taken. The special assessment process requires two public hearings before ...

Robbery case heading to circuit court

ESCANABA — A Kalamazoo man charged with armed robbery of the Escanaba Hardee’s restaurant was bound over to Delta County Circuit Court recently. Mark James Wilson, 59, of 10098 Woodlawn Drive, Kalamazoo, was bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court on one count of ...

U.P. Trappers Convention & Outdoor Expo starts Friday

ESCANABA — The 57th annual U.P. Trappers Convention & Outdoor Expo will be held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday. Convention Coordinator Roy Dahlgren said the convention is among the biggest events of its kind in the nation. “It’s the largest trapping and outdoor ...

High water takes toll on Gladstone beach

GLADSTONE — The record high water levels in Lake Michigan has had a huge impact on Gladstone’s recreational shoreline. Gladstone Parks and Recreation Department Director Nicole Sanderson said there are problems from the boardwalk near the campground to the beach itself. She added, ...

U.P. State Fair preparations are underway

ESCANABA — A long-running local event is observing a major milestone this year. Executive Director of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce Vickie Micheau said efforts are underway to prepare for 2019’s U.P. State Fair. “This year marks the 10th anniversary of the seamless transition of ...

UPutt Family Fun Center focus on fun and games

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is UPutt Family Fun Center of Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — A recently-opened indoor recreation center featuring miniature golf, ...

Residents remember moon landing

ESCANABA — 50 years ago today, the world looked on as mankind made its first steps on the surface of the moon. The story of this milestone can be reflected on in a number of ways. One of these is the timeline of flight itself. The walk on the moon occurred only 60 years after the first ...

Hearings set for solar project, rules

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — Efforts to adopt official guidelines for solar energy facilities in Escanaba Township are set to continue with an Escanaba Township Planning Commission hearing on a proposed zoning ordinance amendment Monday. Chandler Solar Project LLC, an affiliate of Orion Renewable ...

Marshalls opening in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Marshalls, a retailer with more than 1,000 stores in 48 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, will open at Delta Plaza Mall on Aug. 8. Marshalls shoppers in Escanaba will find a selection of high-quality, on-trend, brand name and designer merchandise in ladies, men, juniors, kids, shoes, ...

Slide removed, walkway closed in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Hazardous conditions along the lakefront caused two popular recreation spots in Gladstone to cease being available to the public Friday. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday, the city removed the newly-installed slide at the Gladstone beach for safety reasons. The slide was ...

Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or ...

Summer projects keep schools busy

ESCANABA — Maintenance crews in schools across Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties are busy during the summer months performing planned, scheduled work while students enjoy the dog days of summer. Some routine maintenance and repairs cannot be done when children are in school, so summer ...

Schoolcraft Co. Fair is July 26-27

MANISTIQUE — With the end of July on the horizon, the time has come for the annual Schoolcraft County Fair. This year’s fair is scheduled to take place at the Schoolcraft County Fairgrounds Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. According to Fair Manager Deb Gierke, the Schoolcraft ...

Keep food safe at summer gatherings

ESCANABA — Whether you’re the one cooking or eating, being aware of food safety practices can help prevent food poisoning this summer at picnics, cookouts and outdoor parties. Bacteria, viruses and parasites cause more than 250 food-borne diseases that cause food poisoning. Bacteria ...

Benson seeks input on redistricting forms, eligibility

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s top election official on Thursday released proposed application wording and eligibility guidelines for people wanting to serve on a new commission that will draw congressional and legislative districts instead of lawmakers. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said ...

New water slide at Gladstone beach

Clarissa Kell | Daily Press The Gladstone beach was abuzz with activity on a hot Wednesday afternoon. The beach has been open since June 1. It is open with lifeguards present from 1 to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The beach was recently updated with a brand new slide. The previous slide was a ...

Armed robbery suspect in custody

ESCANABA — A 42-year-old Milwaukee, Wis. man may be linked to the attempted armed robbery of the Northern United Federal Credit Union in Escanaba on July 5, according to authorities. Escanaba Public Safety was notified Monday of another armed robbery of a bank in Lake Hallie in Chippewa ...

Bay athletic addition behind schedule

ESCANABA — Members of the Bay College Board of Trustees toured Bay’s athletic addition to the Northern Lights YMCA building, where the college’s gymnasium facility is located, after the board’s meeting Wednesday. Construction on this expansion project has run into some problems. The ...