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Plane enroute to Iron Mountain crashes

KESHENA, Wis. — Four people have injuries believed not to be life-threatening after a small plane enroute to Iron Mountain crashed late Saturday morning in Wisconsin’s Menominee County. The single-engine plane crash was reported about 11:28 a.m. on County Highway M about a quarter-mile ...

Protect pets during cold winter weather

ESCANABA — The cold temperatures of winter are here and with it comes hazardous weather for pets spending any length of time outdoors. Delta Animal Shelter Director Sue Gartland said it is important to remind the public as the temperatures drop to below freezing with wind-chill factors, ...

Details released on child abuse charge

ESCANABA — Additional information has been released on an Escanaba man and the child abuse charge he is facing. A 3-year-old boy in the man’s care suffered hypothermia after wandering outside. The man had fallen asleep after taking drugs, according to the Escanaba Public Safety ...

Men confess to poaching two wolves

MARQUETTE — Michigan conservation officers obtained confessions Tuesday from two Upper Peninsula men suspected in separate, unrelated wolf poaching incidents in Ontonagon and Menominee counties. Prosecuting attorneys are reviewing details of the two cases, with decisions on specific charges ...

Neglected dog finds new home

ESCANABA — Delta Animal Shelter saved 1,371 animals in 2018, one of which was little Chevy, a Jack Russell terrier mix, who rallied the community with her story and stole the hearts of her new family. Chevy was adopted from Delta Animal Shelter and brought to her new home just in time for ...

Audit paints picture of Esky’s finances

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council took a good look at dollars and cents in the city Thursday during its regular meeting. While there was no public comment during the first of five planned public hearings on the city’s upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year budget, council members did get a clear ...

Carly Pearce to perform at U.P. State Fair

ESCANABA — Country performer Carly Pearce will take the stage at the U.P. State Fair on Monday, Aug. 12. Pearce is a 27 year old who grew up in a small town in Kentucky. At the young age of 11, Pearce fronted a bluegrass band to perfect harmonies. While she chased her dreams, she served as ...

Gulliver man killed in one-vehicle accident

MANISTIQUE — A Gulliver man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday in Schoolcraft County’s Doyle Township, according to Michigan State Police at Manistique. The driver, 57-year-old, Paul McGahan, was pronounced dead at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital later in the evening. At ...

Benson seeks to settle gerrymandering suit

LANSING (AP) — New Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson moved Thursday to settle a lawsuit that challenges the state’s Republican-drawn legislative and congressional districts, a step that potentially could lead to new maps for the 2020 election. The Democrat, who took office two ...

Want to have a healthy new year?

ESCANABA — The phrase “new year, new you” can make a person pause and think of ways to better themselves. But how do you get started? Locally, there are programs and activities that can help people keep a resolution to live a healthier lifestyle. “Create goals this New Year, create an ...

Esky man arraigned on animal torture

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man charged with animal torture for the alleged severe abuse of a puppy was arraigned in Delta County District Court Wednesday while lodged in jail on separate charges in a child abuse case. Michael Anthony Madril, 27, of Escanaba was officially charged with animals - ...

Shopko to close one U.P. store

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores has filed for bankruptcy protection as it makes plans to close more stores. Plans include the closure of the company’s hometown store in Wetmore. The company says excessive debt and ongoing competitive pressure are ...

Soo Locks close for repairs and maintenance

DETROIT — The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., are closed to navigation until March 25, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced Wednesday. The Corps will use this time to perform critical maintenance on the lock structures. “The Soo Locks are critical to the ...

Bay faculty showcase student food pantry

ESCANABA — Faculty members updated the Bay College Board of Trustees on a presentation about faculty outreach initiatives in support of Bay students. The presentation was recently given to members of the Michigan Education Association (MEA). Political science instructor Molly Campbell and ...

Public gets peek at new jail

ESCANABA — Several hundred community members took advantage of an opportunity to tour the new Delta County Correctional Facility during an open house event there Tuesday afternoon. “The open house was wonderful. We had a large turnout and positive feedback,” Delta County Administrator ...

Many people played part in establishing new jail

ESCANABA — Members of the Delta County Board of Commissioners reviewed the history of efforts to establish a new Delta County Correctional Facility during a meeting held in the new facility’s rec room Tuesday. Delta County Administrator Philip Strom shared a brief presentation about the ...

Man jailed for torture of puppy

ESCANABA — A 27-year-old Escanaba man was arrested Tuesday on charges of animal torturing, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently lodged at the Delta County Correctional Facility with a bond set at $100,000. The case came to light after a severely abused puppy was ...

Names released in fatal Pembine shooting

PEMBINE, Wis. — Names have been released in the recent case of a man who fatally shot his wife in Pembine, Wis. According to Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve, the woman has been identified as Shelley M. Erickson/Rogge, 63, of Pembine. Her husband, Gary R. Rogge, 55, of Pembine is in ...

Shopko files for bankruptcy protection

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores has filed for bankruptcy protection as it makes plans to close more stores. The company says excessive debt and ongoing competitive pressure are forcing it to seek protection from creditors. Shopko is reporting assets of ...

Free snowshoe rental program promotes winter activity

ESCANABA — For the past seven years, the Snow Trek snowshoe rental program has been offering residents the ability to enjoy the winter by being active at no cost. The free rental program started when Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties received a WISEWOMAN Systems and Environmental ...