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Millage fails at Mid Pen by one vote

ESCANABA — Area voters supported one millage proposal — but denied another by just one vote — during a special election Tuesday. In the Mid Peninsula School District, which includes the townships of Baldwin and Maple Ridge in Delta County and Ewing and Turin in Marquette County, voters ...

Sen. Peters visits Esky, talks issues

ESCANABA — U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., visited Engineered Machined Products (EMP) in Escanaba during his fourth annual motorcycle tour across Michigan Tuesday. While visiting EMP, Peters took a brief tour of the business’ advanced products building. There, he had an opportunity to see ...

Esky’s Planet Walk to get an upgrade

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Planet Walk on Ludington Street will be getting an upgrade. Years of outside elements have taken a toll on the posts and attached placards stationed along the 11 block walking tour. The beginning of the planet walk was installed in front of the Escanaba Public ...

Bay moves forward with millage

ESCANABA — Bay College will be moving forward with a new operating millage proposal that includes a millage increase. The Bay College Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to approve language for the millage proposal during a special meeting Monday. In Delta County’s Nov. 5 election, area ...

SUV used as weapon in attempted murder case

MENOMINEE TOWNSHIP — An argument over $140 has left one man in intensive care and another charged with assault with intent to murder and attempted murder in Menominee Township. The chain of events began on Friday and continued into this week. According to the Menominee County Sheriff’s ...

Storm topples numerous trees in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Numerous trees and power lines were down in the city of Gladstone after the storm Monday evening. According to Gladstone Public Safety Department, city emergency crews were out last night cleaning up trees from the roadways and restoring power. City of Gladstone released a ...

August marks effort to promote immunization

ESCANABA — August is National Immunization Awareness Month and school is just around the corner. The Immunization Coordinator for Public Health, Delta and Menominee counties (PHDM) stressed the importance of immunizations and educating the public on immunizations. Jennie Miller, the ...

Daily Press health fair draws crowd

ESCANABA — Hundreds of people attended the ninth annual Daily Press Children’s Back-to-School and Health Fair Sunday. The event, which is held at the Ruth Butler Building on the U.P. State Fairgrounds each year, gives families an opportunity to have fun while learning about health and ...

Rising Great Lakes erode shorelines

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Rapidly rising water levels in the Great Lakes are damaging shorelines and creating uncertainty for lakeshore residents. Duluth has dealt with three major storms on Lake Superior in less than two years, with the latest hitting last October. The city’s construction ...

Pride event and march held in Escanaba

ESCANABA — A safe space for acceptance and love was created in downtown Escanaba Saturday. The Escanaba Market Place filled with LGBT community members and allies alike to show they are here and they are proud of who they are during the first ever pride picnic and march in Escanaba. ...

Utopia comes to Escanaba

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Campers from Camp Harstad joined the crew of the Inland Seas Schoolship schooner Utopia Thursday afternoon. The ship travels the Great Lakes giving lessons on the ecology of the lakes and was in Escanaba this week. Above, crew member Emma Moulton talks about a ...

Schoolcraft jail focus of meeting

MANISTIQUE — Discussion about the county jail in Schoolcraft County is set to continue early next week. “(On) Aug. 6, there’s a meeting about that,” Schoolcraft County Sheriff Paul Furman said. An executive board meeting will be held at 9 a.m. that day in the first-floor conference ...

Daily Press Back-to School and Health Fair is Sunday

ESCANABA — The ninth annual Daily Press Children’s Back-to-School and Health Fair will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ruth Butler Building on the U.P. State Fairgrounds. During the free event, students will be able to visit a variety of booths in the Ruth Butler Building and ...

Plenty of local events in store over the weekend

ESCANABA — Many different special events will be taking place in the area this weekend. Escanaba’s seventh annual flyball tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Miracle of Life building on the U.P. State Fairgrounds. Flyball is an intense hurdle relay ...

Reading program concludes

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Logan and Noah Kamerschen show each other their certificates from the Summer Reading Program for Children at the Escanaba Public Library Wednesday morning. The program started June 17 and lasted six weeks, until July 27. Children’s Librarian Pat Fittante said ...

Gladstone’s city manager fired

GLADSTONE — After nearly a half hour in closed session, the Gladstone City Commission terminated Darcy Long from his role of city manager — effective immediately. The commission held a removal hearing for Long Thursday night. “I’d like to make a motion that we immediately terminate ...

Council vote splits over bank transfer

ESCANABA — Despite multiple council members stating they believed transferring roughly $26 million of surplus and retirement funds to the bank where the city’s former treasurer now serves as a vice president was a conflict of interest, the council moved forward Thursday with approving a ...

Contract talk heats up city meeting

ESCANABA — Escanaba City Council members sparred Thursday over whether or not the entire council should know what City Manager Patrick Jordan had recently requested be changed in his contract, despite those changes not being recommended by a subcommittee. “Will the rest of the council be ...

Sabor tapped as interim Delta County administrator

ESCANABA — Former Delta County Treasurer Tom Sabor will serve as the county’s part-time interim administrator. The Delta County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Sabor to the position during a special meeting Thursday afternoon. On Monday, exiting Delta County ...

‘Play’ picked as theme for Gladstone mural

GLADSTONE — Hot on the heels of the official unveiling of Manistique’s second mural created through the “Power of Words Project” earlier this week, the theme chosen for a new Gladstone mural was officially announced during Business After Hours. The Gladstone mural, which will also be ...