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United Way fundraising campaign underway

ESCANABA — The United Way of Delta County (UWDC)’s annual fall fundraising campaign has begun. UWDC Executive Director Julie Mallard said, while the organization’s fundraising efforts have been moving to a year-round schedule, its fall campaign is still important. Mallard noted the ...

Census count equals dollars for county

ESCANABA — The 2020 United States Census is set to take place in less than 200 days. Representatives of the Complete Count Committee in Delta County explained why the census is important to the county and its residents. Now that former Delta County Administrator Philip Strom has left the ...

Daily Press readers win Bingo Mania cash

ESCANABA — Daily Press readers won cash playing Bingo Mania in August. Winners include Sue Pilon, of Escanaba, with her single bingo. She received $50. Julie Smith, of Manistique, received $100 for her two or more bingos. The blackout winner was Marilyn Palleschi of Auburn Hills, Mich. She ...

Impact of heavy winter snow lingers

ESCANABA — With winter just around the corner, some of the individuals whose roofs were not able to support the heavy snow of last winter reflected on the clean-up and rebuilding that is still ongoing. In the winter of 2018-19, heavy snow caused many roofs to succumb to the pressure and ...

Huge hole closes highway lane in Manistique

MANISTIQUE — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has established a detour after a large hole — about four feet deep and six feet in diameter — opened on U.S. 2 in Manistique earlier this week. MDOT Communications Representative for the Superior Region Dan Weingarten said ...

Hiker who was found dead is identified

WETMORE — A hiker who was missing and later found dead at his campsite on McInnes Lake in Schoolcraft County earlier this week has been identified. On Sept. 22, at around 8:20 p.m., Michigan State Police at the Manistique Outpost were notified of a missing hiker who had been camping in the ...

Fatal motorcycle crash on Mackinac Bridge

ST. IGNACE — A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday in an accident on the Mackinac Bridge. At approximately 6:50 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) St. Ignace Post were dispatched to a traffic crash on the Mackinac Bridge, which involved a motorcycle and its driver, 57-year-old ...

Wolf pups died of mosquito-borne virus

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Tests confirm two Mexican gray wolf pups at a southern Michigan zoo have died of a rare mosquito-borne virus as health officials work to curb the spread of the virus in people and animals. Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek says results received this week confirm the ...

Daily Press Senior Expo draws crowd

GLADSTONE — About 350 area seniors were able to learn about a wide variety of topics relevant to their lives during the 10th annual Daily Press Senior Expo. The event took place at the Terrace Bay Hotel Tuesday. “(It) looks like everybody showed up that grabbed a ticket,” Daily Press ...

Victim Advocate Unit expands

ESCANABA — What was once two, is now three — three victim advocates within the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Advocate Unit, that is. The Victim Advocate Unit, which is completely grant funded, saw a need within the Delta County community for another member to join the advocate ...

Legislature OKs budget bills that Whitmer has called ‘a mess’

LANSING (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature gave approval Tuesday to $44.7 billion in state spending, setting the stage for a showdown with a Democratic governor who called the final budget bills “a mess” weeks after talks broke down. The next fiscal year starts in a week. It ...

Dems take up impeachment drive, say Trump betrayed oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election-year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The probe ...

Officials: Get ready for flu season

ESCANABA — Autumn has officially arrived in the Upper Peninsula — a time of year which marks the start of the annual flu season. Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDM) Immunization/Communicable Disease Coordinator Jennie Miller said it is not possible to accurately predict the ...

Styczynski gets city seat in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission appointed Greg Styczynski to fill former City Commissioner Dave Nemacheck’s vacant seat Monday night. Nemacheck died Aug. 13 as a result of an ongoing illness. Six applicants applied for the position — Styczynski, Wesley Rhein, Mike ...

Body of hiker discovered in Schoolcraft

WETMORE — A Sunday night search for a missing hiker in the Big Island Wilderness Area in Schoolcraft County turned into a somber recovery early Monday morning, after conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources located the man, deceased, apparently from an ...

Drugs, cash seized in Escanaba drug raid

ESCANABA — A Munising man and an Escanaba woman were arrested on drug possession and delivery charges following the execution of a warrant early this morning. Deputies with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at a hotel in Escanaba early Tuesday ...

Whitmer OKs Medicaid reporting changes

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday easing monthly reporting rules for able-bodied adults who will have to meet work requirements to qualify for coverage under Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program. She also accused Republican lawmakers of not allocating needed ...

Lab teaches the science of farming

ESCANABA — Students from the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Learning Center and Lemmer Elementary were taught where food, toys, and medicine may come from during a visit from the Food, Agriculture and Resources in Motion (FARM) Science Lab Wednesday. Children visited the ...

Fire destroys vacant Gladstone home

GLADSTONE — Gladstone Public Safety is still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Delta Avenue in Gladstone Sunday morning. At around 2:10 a.m. Sunday, public safety officers and the Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1311 Delta Ave. The ...

Man arrested after drug raids in Escanaba

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man has been arrested on drug possession and delivery charges following the execution of a warrant Saturday. Deputies with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office conducted two search warrants at a residence in Wells Township and at a hotel in the city of Escanaba ...