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Michigan woman missing after music festival near forest

MELLEN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin are stepping up their search efforts for an Upper Peninsula woman who went missing after attending the "Mellen Jam" music festival last weekend. Family members told police that Jody Lynn Newberry, 54, of Bergland, traveled to Mellen, Wis., with a ...

Manistique student part of national spelling bee

MANISTIQUE — A local seventh-grader competed in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. Nora Cunningham, a 13-year-old student at Manistique Middle and High School, was in the Washington, D.C. area for the competition this week. Cunningham made it to Round Three of the spelling bee, ...

Woman pleads no contest in home invasion

ESCANABA — A 19-year-old Escanaba woman pleaded to a lesser crime in court Tuesday after being charged with second-degree home invasion and three counts of assault and battery for breaking down the door to an Escanaba apartment and injuring three people earlier this year. Brittany Nicole ...

Bill would change how state funds Medicaid

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Legislature is sending a bill package to Gov. Rick Snyder that would restructure the way the state funds its Medicaid program for low-income people. On Wednesday the Senate approved legislation to repeal Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment, a revenue ...

First participants complete drug court

ESCANABA — A very special and unique graduation took place at the Delta County Courthouse Tuesday, not in recognition of college graduates, high school seniors, or kindergartners, but in celebration of three addicts who successfully completed drug court. “It worked!” commented retired ...

Addicts get new lease on life

ESCANABA — The first graduation of the Delta County Drug Court took place in circuit court Tuesday with several people attending including judges, court staff, law enforcement and other members of the drug court team as well as family and friends of the three graduates. The three 2018 Delta ...

Contaminated wells not a new problem

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — People living and using wells near the Carol’s Corner area of Escanaba Township and along County Road 416 are once again dealing with groundwater contamination issues that have been present in these areas for decades. A resident of the area approached the Daily Press ...

Prison term for man who used computer to lure minor

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a young teen at her home last December after he made arrangements on the Internet to have sex with her. The judgment was handed down in Delta County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Samuel Robert Good, 25, was sentenced to ...

Township recall petition language approved

ESCANABA — The Delta County Election Commission has determined that recall petition language submissions related to two Fairbanks Township officials will be able to go forward. The decision was made during a clarity hearing at the Delta County Probate Courtroom Tuesday morning. “We are ...

Rapid River celebrates Memorial Day

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Rapid River’s Memorial Day Queen, Jenna Rubick, seated at top, waves to the crowd during the Memorial Day parade held in Rapid River Monday. Other candidates, shown from left, are Kailey Vietzke, Elizabeth Goodacre, Saryna Martinez, and Riley Christianson.

Fletcher marks 1st year at Esky schools

ESCANABA — The superintendent of Escanaba Area Public Schools recently marked his one-year anniversary in the district’s top position. Coby Fletcher, who replaced former Superintendent Michele Lemire, said things have been great for him during his time in Escanaba. Fletcher was ...

Strom grows into role as administrator

ESCANABA — According to new Delta County Administrator Philip Strom, things have been going well since he officially entered this new position on April 25. In March, former Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman announced he had accepted another job and would be leaving the county. The ...

Trump threatens shutdown as budget battle heats up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After ...

Local events planned for summer

ESCANABA — Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. In Delta and Schoolcraft counties, several events will take place throughout this season. Some major events scheduled for this summer in the area include: - Delta County’s summer event season will kick off with the Krusin’ ...

Memorial Day flag placement evolving

BOSTON (AP) — While the placement of American flags on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day has been a tradition for decades, the tradition is beginning to evolve across the United States. The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first appeared on Boston Common for ...

Search for plane from 1950 begins

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Researchers are setting out again in search of the remains of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501, which disappeared over Lake Michigan nearly 70 years ago. The airplane was carrying 58 people from New York to Seattle when it went missing in 1950. There were no survivors, ...

Assault case moves to ­circuit court

ESCANABA — A Bark River man was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court for allegedly assaulting a female victim during a domestic violence incident investigated by sheriff’s deputies this spring. James David Hill, 27, of 4856 D Road, Bark River, was arrested ...

Cloverland Paper and Supply celebrates 85 years

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Cloverland Paper and Supply Company in Escanaba. — — — ESCANABA — Cloverland Paper and Supply Company has long been a part of Escanaba — the business recently ...