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Walk for Warmth

Jordan Beck | Daily Press About 80 people gathered on Ludington Street in Escanaba to walk in Delta County’s Walk for Warmth Saturday morning. This event was part of a Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency fundraising campaign, which helps area residents in need pay their home ...

Sheriff: Use caution when on the ice

ESCANABA — Despite the fluctuating temperatures seen in the area as of late, representatives of the Delta County Sheriff’s Department (DCSD) said local lake ice should still be relatively safe for the time being. However, people planning to head out on the ice over the next few weeks are ...

Business Profile: Heynssens-Selin’s marks milestone in 2018

Editors note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Heynssens-Selin’s of Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Local furniture store Heynssens-Selin’s will commemorate a major milestone ...

Work site assault case in court

FORD RIVER TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old Escanaba man who admitted to seriously injuring a man while both were working at a construction site in Ford River Township last year, was sentenced on a felonious assault charge in Delta County Circuit Court on Thursday. Jacob Nathanial Anderson Jr., ...

Hero Program rewards kids’ good deeds

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety Department’s Hero Program has been a big success since its inception in 2016. According to Tabitha Marchese, the public safety officer who spearheaded the program, the overall goal is promote a positive relationship between officers and kids, while also ...

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Enrollment issues mean less funding

GLADSTONE — Discrepancies between the number of students enrolled in an online program through the Gladstone Area School District and the number of students reported to the state as enrolled in the program will mean a drop in revenue for the district — nearly $300,000, according to ...

Guilty plea entered in cocaine case

ESCANABA — A 22-year-old Bark River man pleaded guilty Thursday to selling cocaine on three separate occasions in Escanaba last year and will be sentenced on three drug felonies in Delta County Circuit Court in April. Michael Montgomery Lee Ward admitted in court Thursday to dealing ...

3rd person found dead after fire in Ironwood

IRONWOOD (AP) — Authorities say a third body has been recovered in the wreckage of a fire in downtown Ironwood in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Public Safety Director Greg Klecker tells WLUC-TV that he's not aware of any more missing people. At least three people were injured in the fire, ...

Mackinac Bridge closed Friday due to falling ice

ST. IGNACE (AP) — ­The ­Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas was closed to all traffic for the second time in three days Friday due to falling ice from its cables and towers. The Mackinac Bridge Authority advised motorists to reduce their speed to 20 mph as ...

Agriculture director to take federal post

LANSING (AP) — The head of Michigan's agriculture department is resigning to work for the Trump administration. Gov. Rick Snyder says Jamie Clover Adams will be an adviser to the U.S. agriculture secretary. She's been head of the state agriculture department for nearly six years. Gordon ...

DDA brings back police patrols this summer

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Downtown Development Authority will reinstate downtown police patrols this coming summer, board members unanimously agreed during the DDA’s regular monthly meeting at city hall Thursday. Due to budget cuts a year ago, the DDA did not fund a designated cop to ...

Schoolcraft passes pot grow rules

MANISTIQUE — Medical marijuana growers are the focus of Schoolcraft County’s new zoning ordinance that will allow growing the plant commercially in Mueller Township. Mueller is the only township in Schoolcraft County that chose to permit commercial marijuana growing operations for medical ...

No contest plea in sexual assault case

ESCANABA — A Bark River man who pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting a young girl several times for more than four years in Delta County on Wednesday will be sentenced in April. Dale William Beauchamp Jr., 31, turned himself in to law enforcement on Jan. 4 after a warrant was issued ...

Habitual offender charge on table in drug case

ESCANABA — A 33-year-old Cornell man will be sentenced as a habitual offender on two drug counts and one license violation after pleading guilty to the charges in Delta County Circuit Court earlier this week. Anthony Leonard Eagle Jr., was stopped by police for a vehicle equipment violation ...

Brat sale kicks off heating help effort

ESCANABA — The Big Brat Sale kicked off the Menominee Delta Schoolcraft Community Action Agency’s efforts to raise money for heating assistance for the area’s needy Wednesday. The main event is coming Saturday. Menominee, Delta and Schoolcraft county residents having trouble paying ...

Michigan House OKs local road funding

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan House voted to spend $175 million on road and transportation projects Wednesday as the winter thaw reveals awful potholes — and flat tires — around the state. Gov. Rick Snyder had proposed spending the money in the new budget year, which starts Oct. 1. But ...

Strangulation case set for trial

ESCANABA — A 21-year-old Escanaba man decided to be tried by a jury on one count of assault by strangulation and one count of domestic violence during a hearing in Delta County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Kaleb John McCleese was arrested on the 10-year strangulation felony and the 93-day ...

Woman sentenced to jail term on drug charge

ESCANABA — A Gwinn woman who recently lost her parental rights to her children was ordered to eight months in jail during her sentencing on a drug charge in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba on Tuesday. Erin Marie Barabe, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing less than 25 grams ...

Assault case from 2016 comes to end

ESCANABA — A Wilson man originally charged in 2016 with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder was sentenced to a year in jail on a misdemeanor charge Tuesday in Delta County Circuit Court. Following completion of a 14-month prison sentencing on five parole violations ...

Ice Sculptures

Jenny Lancour | Daily Press Mother Nature painted Escanaba with rain that turned into ice Tuesday on trees at Ludington Park. Today’s local forecast calls for sunny skies with a high temperature around 26 degrees. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight with a low around 6 degrees. Thursday ...