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Missoula brings kids to the stage

ESCANABA — Missoula Children’s Theatre has returned to the Bonifas Arts Center this week. Local students involved with Missoula have been getting ready to put on a production of “Peter and Wendy” recently, with showtimes set for 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Cassie Emert, one of the ...

Man gets prison for abusing child, puppy

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who pleaded guilty to charges of animal torture and child abuse in two separate cases was sentenced to a minimum of six years and 8 months to a maximum of 10 years in prison in Delta County Circuit Court Wednesday. In February, Michael Anthony Madril, 27, of 505 ...

Bay’s tax rate increase plan moves forward

ESCANABA — The Bay College Board of Trustees voted to accept language for an operating millage proposal on first reading during its regular meeting Wednesday. The board’s final vote on the language, which focuses on a potential millage increase of almost 1 mill, is expected to take place ...

Public safety officers honored for service

GLADSTONE — Five Gladstone Public Safety Officers were recognized and presented written commendations for their part in three different incidents by Gladstone Public Safety Director Ron Robinson recently. One officer was presented a life saving bar to wear on his uniform for his part in ...

Michigan bills add mandatory reporters after Nassar

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to add athletic trainers and physical therapists to the state's list of mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect, trying again to push through legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal after efforts last term ...

Community cookout event set for Saturday

ESCANABA — The City of Escanaba along with Engineered Machined Products and the Peninsula Federal Credit Union are sponsoring an event called “Pump Up The Park and Community Cookout” this Saturday, June 22. It will be a fun day of community, music, games, food and drink at the Escanaba ...

Community cookout event set for Saturday

ESCANABA — The City of Escanaba along with Engineered Machined Products and the Peninsula Federal Credit Union are sponsoring an event called “Pump Up The Park and Community Cookout” this Saturday, June 22. It will be a fun day of community, music, games, food and drink at the Escanaba ...

Just Hanging Out

Clarissa Kell | Daily Press A group of Holy Name Catholic School students enjoy the warm weather and hang out around a hammock in Ludington Park in Escanaba recently. The students, pictured from left, are Javon Stevenson, Mara Liss, Parker Ryno, Maddie Wilson, Justin Polishak, Carley ...

County increases budget for park project

ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners OK’d a potential $5,000 increase in funding for a previously-approved Pioneer Trail Park sewer project Tuesday. Delta Conservation District Executive Director Rory Mattson spoke about the project at the board’s meeting Tuesday night. He ...

Recall petition language fails

MANISTIQUE — A recall petition language submission focusing on Mayor Michael Perilloux of Manistique will not be allowed to go forward, the Schoolcraft County Election Commission determined in a clarity hearing Tuesday. “The written statement, on its face, was found to be unclear,” ...

Bay College courtyard nearly complete

ESCANABA — The process of upgrading Bay College’s courtyard — the final element of a multi-year renovation and construction project at the college — is nearly complete. Vice President of Operations Christine Williams described the college’s improved courtyard as an “outdoor ...

Gas line ruptured by Escanaba gardeners

ESCANABA — A gas leak was reported after Escanaba residents hit a line while planting flowers Sunday, according to Escanaba Public Safety Department. At around 3 p.m. on Sunday officers responded to the call of a gas leak on the 600 block of 16th Street in Escanaba. Officers called in ...

Manistique home to U.P.’s first all-girl ‘Boy Scout’ troop

MANISTIQUE — Troop 401 isn’t a regular Boy Scouts of America troop, but the Upper Peninsula’s first all-girl troop since BSA allowed girls to join earlier this year. In February 2019, the Boy Scouts of America’s showcase program “Boy Scouts” changed its name to “Scouts BSA” ...

New county jail officially open

ESCANABA — After years of planning, the new Delta County Correctional Facility has officially opened for business. Delta County announced the opening of the new correctional facility in a press release Monday. According to the press release, all inmates have been moved to the new facility ...

Escanaba looks back at school year

ESCANABA — Escanaba Superintendent Coby Fletcher reviewed the 2018-2019 school year at the Escanaba School Board meeting Monday night. New programs and initiatives were highlighted from the school year, including the Community Eligibility Provision, the Webster Kindergarten Center, the Early ...

Gladstone school board gets new member

GLADSTONE — A new board member was appointed to the Gladstone Area Schools Board of Education during the board’s regular meeting Monday night. The appointment came after Steve O’Driscoll resigned from his position on the board to become a bus driver for the school district at last ...

Drug court holds graduation ceremony for participants

ESCANABA — Another small group of Delta County’s drug and sobriety court graduates were celebrated during a ceremony held at the Delta County Courthouse Monday night. Aaron Bastian, Rebecca Bussineau, Cody Miller and Ashley Stephens were the individuals that graduated from the ...

Airport seeks aircraft ­rescue, firefighting vehicle

ESCANABA — Delta County Airport has started the bidding process for a new aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle, Airport Manager Jeffery Sierpien said. The new vehicle, which is expected to cost nearly $1 million, will be paid for almost entirely through grant funding. Recently, ...

Esky softball repeats as state champs

EAST LANSING — Not all champions are created equal. Some are dominant, some are underdog stories and some just find a way to win. The Escanaba softball team probably falls in that last category, although the case can be made it belongs in the other two categories as well. The Eskymos ...

Heroes to Hives helps veterans with bees

ESCANABA — A MSU Extension program giving veterans an opportunity to get involved with beekeeping has arrived in Escanaba. Though attendance at a recent workshop was light, Heroes to Hives Instructor and U.S. Army veteran Adam Ingrao said things have been going relatively well for the Heroes ...