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Learning Center relocation pondered

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board discussed the possibility of partnering with the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (DSISD) Learning Center by blending its students and staff into a current school building within the Escanaba district during its regular meeting Monday. ...

Escanaba man arrested on child porn charges

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man arrested for child sexually abusive activity was arraigned in Delta County District Court today, according to the county prosecutor who authorized a 14-count felony warrant against the suspect. Following an intensive investigation by the Internet Crimes Against ...

Gladstone looks at city budget, utility rates

GLADSTONE — While the Gladstone city commissioners made no official budget decisions during a special meeting Monday evening, the commission did review the plans for a number of departments for the next fiscal year and agreed not to raise rates for city electric customers. The proposed rate ...

Gladstone schools keep eye on state funding

GLADSTONE — Gladstone Superintendent Jay Kulbertis updated members of the Gladstone Area Schools Board of Education on Gov. Rick Snyder’s state budget proposal for Michigan’s 2018-19 fiscal year during the board’s regular meeting Monday. Snyder’s $56.8 billion proposal was presented ...

Former educator pens books for kids

ESCANABA — A former Escanaba School District educator has found a new passion while also tying in his love for educating children. Loren Veeser, who was teacher in Escanaba for 35 years, has published a series of children’s books — a dream which he said has been a lifelong goal. ...

Dog park plans moving forward

ESCANABA — Plans are moving forward to create a dog park in Escanaba on a 3.5-acre site along Airport Road, east of the county airport. The location was chosen during the regular monthly meeting of the Escanaba Recreation Advisory Board last week. A dog park within the city limits is part ...

Business blooming at Escanaba’s Pam’s Petals

ESCANABA — Since it opened on Ludington Street last spring, Escanaba flower shop Pam’s Petals has grown into a successful new business. Pam Frossard, the shop’s owner, said sales at Pam’s Petals have increased significantly over the past few months. “It was a ... slow start, but ...

Hot stove causes fire in large wooden sauna

ESCANABA — A sauna at an Escanaba residence was damaged by fire Saturday night, according to Escanaba Public Safety which responded to the 9:21 p.m. emergency call at 429 S. 29th St. No injuries were reported. Officials determined the cause of the blaze was due to the wood stove inside the ...

State releases symbol to label pot products

LANSING (AP) — Michigan has released an official symbol to label medical marijuana products that are sold in the state and is detailing required labeling for such products. The symbol is an upside-down green triangle with an image of a green marijuana leaf in the middle along with the words ...

Neighbors, dog save man from fire

MANISTIQUE — With the help of neighbors, a Manistique man and his home were saved when the structure caught fire Thursday evening. Manistique Public Safety officers and volunteer fire department were dispatched to a house fire at 10:37 p.m. Thursday at the home of Richard Weber, 7062 W. ...

U.P. artists to be featured at ArtPrize

ESCANABA — Artists from the Upper Peninsula will once again be featured in a special pavilion at this year’s ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids. Representatives of the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center and the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association (UPTRA) discussed the ...

Local beekeeping group holds class

ESCANABA — A local beekeeping club will be holding its first “Beekeeping 101” class today from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Bay College in Escanaba. The class will take place in Room 525. According to Jessica LaMarch, director of admissions at Bay College and hobby beekeeper, the class is ...

Flying high on Little Bay de Noc

Jenny Lancour | Daily Press Mike Ford of Gladstone, pictured above, packs away his snow kite after enjoying time on Little Bay de Noc along the Gladstone beach shoreline Tuesday evening. At left, one individual trains another in snow kiting as the sun sets in Gladstone. The Escanaba skyline ...

Public hearing set on road millage

ESCANABA — A hearing will be held to receive public input on a proposed millage request seeking funds for road improvements and underground utility repairs in Escanaba at the city council’s next meeting, members decided Thursday. Council added the agenda item to Thursday’s regular ...

Heart health highlighted this month

ESCANABA — February is American Heart Month, and Kristi Steger of Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties shared some advice on how people in the area can improve their cardiovascular health this month and beyond. According to Steger, it is extremely important for people to keep their ...

Solar energy case could impact property owners

ANN ARBOR (AP) — A Michigan resident is at the center of a solar energy taxation debate that could affect property owners statewide. The dispute revolves around how much value Mark Clevey’s residential solar energy system adds to his home and if that value should be taxed, the Ann Arbor ...

Whitmer removes her campaign manager

LANSING (AP) — The campaign manager for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer resigned Thursday, a day after Whitmer said she received a credible report that he had engaged in “inappropriate behavior” in the workplace several years ago. Keenan Pontoni joined Whitmer’s ...

Lent begins

Jenny Lancour | Daily Press Pastor Erik Heskin of Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba imposes ashes on the forehead of Jean Bourassa of Escanaba during the noon service on Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day of Lent, a season of fasting and prayer for Christians as they prepare for Easter.

Remains of U.P. Pearl Harbor casualty coming home

GLADSTONE — A Gladstone resident who for years helped identify sailors killed in Pearl Harbor in 1941 so their families could come to closure on their deaths was recently notified his brother’s remains will be coming home from the same battle. “The tears started to roll. I think I said, ...