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Two seek seat on Bay College Board

ESCANABA — Two candidates for a vacant seat on the Bay College Board of Trustees will be interviewed today at 4 p.m. Last month, the board announced the resignation of Philip Strom, effective Aug. 30. Strom, who was a member of the board for eight years, left to accept a position as deputy ...

Whitmer, GOP leaders will proceed on budget

LANSING (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders announced Monday that they will work to enact a state budget without including a long-term funding plan to fix Michigan’s deteriorating roads. The agreement likely forestalls the possibility of an Oct. 1 ...

Area youth have a place after school

ESCANABA — The Catherine Bonifas Civic Center and Northern Lights YMCA are filling the need for after school activities for local youth. The Escanaba Recreation Department is keeping with its tradition of opening the Catherine Bonifas Civic Center doors to students from fourth to 12 grades, ...

Torch Run is Wednesday in Escanaba

ESCANABA — For at least five years, Escanaba Public Safety Department has hosted an Escanaba Community Run in conjunction with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan. Although it’s called the Escanaba Community Run, it is technically for all of Delta County as it is the ...

Moraska Saw & Supply dates back to the ‘70s

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Moraska Saw & Supply of the Powers-Spalding area. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net POWERS — While many of the businesses present at the 74th ...

Logging expo draws crowd at fairgrounds

ESCANABA — Today marks the third and final day of the 74th Annual Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo, which has been taking place at the U.P. State Fairgrounds this week. Exhibitors and attendees at the expo Friday said the event — one of the forest products industry’s largest ...

‘Play’ mural unveiled in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone mural, which was created through the Power of Words Project, was unveiled during its grand opening ceremony Friday. The mural, which is painted on the east-facing wall of the Rialto Center, was themed around the word “play.” Various community members attended ...

Mine to operate longer

MARQUETTE (AP) — Officials say a high-grade nickel and copper mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is expected to remain in operation more than a year longer than earlier expected. Toronto-based Lundin Mining announced this week that it anticipates that the life of Eagle Mine in Marquette ...

Major changes at Bay’s food pantry

ESCANABA — Bay College’s fall 2019 semester has begun, and the new school year has brought with it some major changes to the Bay College Student Food Pantry. The pantry has now moved to a new, dedicated location between the Bay College Bookstore and Cafe Bay. Jill Wiese-Martin, director ...

Person killed in Wells Twp. house fire

WELLS TOWNSHIP — An individual was killed in a house fire in Wells Township Thursday night. At about 11:35 p.m., Delta County Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a possible barn fire at 6927 I.5 Lane in Wells Township. When Delta County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on ...

Esky passes dog leash ordinance

ESCANABA — Fido officially has to be on a leash in Escanaba, following the approval of a new dog ordinance by the city council Thursday. Despite being a heated topic at prior city meetings and many of the same people who had spoken passionately on the issue in the past were present at the ...

Man arrested after human remains found

KINCHELOE (AP) — A 42-year-old man has been arrested after human remains were found at a home in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Sean McInnis was arraigned and jailed on torture, assaulting a pregnant woman causing stillbirth, criminal sexual conduct, child abuse and assault with a dangerous ...

Escanaba council looks at future of marijuana in city

ESCANABA — Despite having a lengthy buffer before a sunset clause in the current marijuana ordinance takes effect, the Escanaba City Council weighed addressing the future of recreational marijuana sales in the city sooner rather than later during its meeting Thursday. The city’s current ...

Program brings cops, kids together

ESCANABA — Through having lunch with a police officer or getting a ride to school in a fire truck, the Escanaba Public Safety Department’s “Hero Program” aims to build better relationships between first responders and local children. Escanaba Public Safety Det. Tabitha Marchese, who ...

Logging expo returns to Escanaba

ESCANABA — One of the forest products industry’s largest events in the Midwest returns to Escanaba today. The 74th Annual Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo will be held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds Sept. 5-7. “It really got started as a fundraiser for the association,” ...

Michigan 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to “hook children on nicotine.” The Democrat ordered the state health department to issue ...

Man swims across Big Bay de Noc

ESCANABA — Tyler Lindquist has always been interested in physically pushing himself, according to his sister Ann Lindquist, and on Aug. 17, he did just that. Lindquist swam from Chippewa Point to Burndt Bluff, crossing Big Bay de Noc. He swam 6.6 miles in five and a half hours following the ...

County OKs hotel for old jail site

ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a revised 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 other nearby parcels. The vote took place ...

Preparations underway for census

ESCANABA — Members of the Delta County Board of Commissioners received an update on continued efforts to get Delta County ready for the 2020 United States Census during the board’s regular meeting Tuesday. Michigan Works Workforce Services Manager Darren Widder delivered a presentation ...

Crews doing cleanup on Manistique River

MANISTIQUE (AP) — Crews are doing final cleanup work on the Manistique River, which was contaminated with industrial waste during the last century. The city of Manistique was previously a lumber shipping port where mills and wastewater plants dumped pollution near the river ...