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Work on disc golf course continues

ESCANABA — Efforts to complete a new disc golf course at the John and Melissa Besse Sports Park in Gladstone are continuing. “We’re shooting to have the course officially opened in June,” Jon Harris, co-chair of Noc Bay Flyers Disc Golf Club — the club that has been spearheading the ...

Pioneer Trail course still popular

ESCANABA — As work on the North Bluff Disc Golf Course in Gladstone continues, a disc golf course at Pioneer Trail Park has remained popular among local residents. Though the Pioneer Trail Park disc golf course was once free to use, disc golf enthusiasts must now pay a fee to use it. Delta ...

Gladstone students best in state in stock market game

GLADSTONE — Five Gladstone High School economics students placed first and second in the Michigan division of the Stock Market Game. The Stock Market Game, a program from the SIFMA Foundation offered to students across the country, teaches students about investing money rather than spending ...

House OKs bill to cut auto insurance rates

LANSING (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan House early today approved a plan to reduce the state’s high auto insurance premiums, moving to no longer require that drivers buy unlimited medical benefits through their car insurer to cover crash injuries. The move set the stage for a ...

Honoring all veterans

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Former member of the Bay College Board of Trustees William Lake speaks during a dedication ceremony for the college’s new veterans memorial Tuesday afternoon. The monument honors veterans from all branches of military service. The memorial is located in Bay’s ...

Bay’s annual plant sale ends Friday

ESCANABA — Now that the end of Bay College’s winter 2019 semester has arrived, a Bay tradition has returned: the college’s annual plant sale. Biology and Environmental Science Professor Brian Black said the sale, which started Monday, will continue through Friday. The plant sale has ...

Senate OKs plan to cut car insurance rates

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Senate passed legislation Tuesday aimed at cutting the country’s highest average auto insurance premiums by eliminating a requirement that drivers buy unlimited medical benefits to cover crash injuries. No other U.S. state has such a mandate. Motorists could ...

Voters OK 911, road patrol millages

ESCANABA — Voters in Delta County approved a pair of county-wide millage requests Tuesday. A total of 2,695 votes, or 55.08 percent, were cast in favor of a law enforcement millage request for up to 1.3 mills — $1.30 per each $1,000 of taxable value — from 2020 to 2029. 2,198 votes, or ...

School breakfast program a success

ESCANABA — Nancy LaFave, food service director for Escanaba Area Public Schools (EAPS), and her team have prepared breakfast and lunch for every student from kindergarten through eighth grade at the Learning Center and the Escanaba Student Success Center since the beginning of this school ...

Voters to decide two county-wide millages today

ESCANABA — Residents of Delta County will decide whether or not to approve a pair of county-wide millage requests today. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. “We have two county-wide proposals,” Delta County Clerk Nancy Przewrocki said. A law enforcement millage request included ...

Delta County millage requests approved

ESCANABA — Voters in Delta County approved a pair of county-wide millage requests Tuesday. A total of 2,695 votes, or 55.08 percent, were cast in favor of a law enforcement millage request for up to 1.3 mills — $1.30 per each $1,000 of taxable value — from 2020 to 2029. 2,198 votes, or ...

Woman gets jail term for embezzlement

ESCANABA — A Rapid River woman was sentenced to 12 months in jail on embezzlement charges in Delta County Circuit Court Monday. Carrie Selma Flath, 40, of 8269 School 16 Rd., Rapid River, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement – $1,000 or more but less than $20,000 from a non-profit ...

Firm works on county master plan

ESCANABA — The Delta County Planning Commission heard a presentation from representatives of OHM Advisors — a firm the county hired to provide consulting services as it works to update its master plan — Monday. OHM’s presence at the commission meeting was part of an ongoing visit, ...

Ensign Twp. saves piece of history

ENSIGN — Ensign Township is having an open house for its newly renovated hall on Sunday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. It will be the grand reveal of over three years of hard work. Instead of building a new structure on the property, the township decided to keep the building once known as the ...

Help local homeless shelter in today’s paper

ESCANABA — Envelopes for a campaign in support of faith-based rotating emergency homeless shelter Hope At The Inn (HATI) are included in today’s issue of the Daily Press. The shelter saw a significant increase in usage during its sixth season, which wrapped up last month. It recorded a ...

Gas prices up 3 cents to $2.91 per gallon

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 3 cents from a week ago to about $2.91 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 5 cents more than a year ago. The price eased over the ...

Business Profile: Frapps Meat Market locates on Escanaba’s south side

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Frapps Meat Market in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Since it opened late last year, business has been healthy for Escanaba ...

Stabenow visits Esky, talks addiction programs

ESCANABA — Delta County’s continuous effort to combat the opioid crisis locally was recognized by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Friday morning. Stabenow visited Delta County as part of her series of health care “check-in” visits across the state. Her “check-in” visits ...

Upgrades planned at county parks

ESCANABA — Delta County’s parks will officially open for the season on Monday, May 13. Rory Mattson, executive director of the Delta Conservation District (DCD), said the district is planning to make a number of improvements to these parks in the coming months. At Pioneer Trail Park in ...

Experts warn of invasive phragmites

ESCANABA — Phragmites, pronounced frag-MY-teez, are both native and non-native plants in the Upper Peninsula. The native reddish reed provides nourishment and nesting resources on the lake shore and in wetlands. The invasive species threatens the ecosystem by displacing native animals and ...