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Back Forty Mine gets final permit

STEPHENSON — Aquila Resources, the company behind a planned mineral mine in Menominee County, announced Monday it has received the fourth and final permit necessary for the mine to be constructed and begin operations. Once completed, Back Forty Mine will be used to mine zinc, gold, copper, ...

Healer touched many lives in 37 years of medicine

ESCANABA — A long-time family physician assistant at UP Health Systems Doctors Park in Escanaba is retiring after 37 years. Pat Parker started her career in June of 1981. Parker, originally from Flint, Mich., studied medicine at the University of Detroit Mercy, which at the time was called ...

Crafty Seniors

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Gladstone Senior Center senior Jim Love, left, receives input from instructor Kathy Porter on the design on his ceramic coffee mug during an art class at the center in Gladstone recently. Once the mug was painted, it was placed in an oven for 30 minutes to allow ...

Mo-Buddy program gets state attention

ESCANABA — Junior and senior high school students at Escanaba Area Public Schools are making a difference one buddy at a time. The Mo-Buddy program, which was initiated four years ago, pairs students who have learning disabilities or someone who may not have friends, with general education ...

All Season Garden Supply caters to indoor gardening

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is All Season Garden Supply in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Local store All Season Garden Supply has met the indoor ...

Seven arrested in Escanaba drug bust

ESCANABA — Seven people were arrested early Saturday morning in Escanaba after local police and sheriff deputies executed a narcotics search warrant, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Department. At approximately 1 a.m. Saturday, sheriff deputies and officers from the Escanaba ...

AAA: Michigan gas prices fall 11 cents

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have fallen about 11 cents in the past week to about $2.99 per gallon. Michigan’s lowest average price was about $2.94 in the Grand Rapids, Holland and Muskegon areas. The highest was about $3.05 in the Ann Arbor area.

Teen gets probation for school threat

ESCANABA — A student who was convicted of threatening a shooting at the Escanaba high school this spring was sentenced Friday to 12 months probation during which time he will be under intensive monitoring. He was also ordered to pay court fines and costs. Following Escanaba Public Safety’s ...

Sheriff urges safety on the water

ESCANABA — With the arrival of sunshine and warm weather in Delta County, many people will go take part in recreational activities on Lake Michigan. Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald provided safety tips for boaters to keep in mind before they hit the water this summer. One of the most ...

Michigan fire officials lack resources for inspections

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan fire marshal’s office hasn’t performed annual safety inspections of churches, theaters, restaurants or other places of public assemblage as required by state law, according to a newspaper investigation. The Legislature has never funded the requirement, the ...

Registration open for Bay golf outing

ESCANABA — The 28th Bay College Swing for Scholarships Golf Outing is taking place on Thursday, July 19, at the Escanaba Country Club. The event begins with registration at 11 a.m., a golf shotgun start at 12 p.m with lunch, hospitality on the course, live and silent auctions, course ...

Gardening club helps children grow

GLADSTONE — For the past few weeks, students at Cameron Elementary School have been participating in the newly-formed Cameron Garden Club. The club will continue to meet during the summer months. “We just started about two weeks ago,” Danielle Paulick said. Paulick, who is the ...

Esky solar energy project on horizon

ESCANABA — After years of research and consideration, the construction of Escanaba’s solar energy garden will begin to become a reality next week, council was informed at a joint meeting with the Electrical Advisory Committee (EAC) at city hall Thursday. The 1.16-megawatt solar energy ...

U.P. woman missing after music festival

MELLEN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin are stepping up their search efforts for an Upper Peninsula woman who went missing after attending the "Mellen Jam" music festival last weekend. Family members told police that Jody Lynn Newberry, 54, of Bergland, traveled to Mellen, Wis., with a ...

Woman dies after Delta County motorcycle crash

ENSIGN TOWNSHIP — A motorcycle accident on U.S. 2 near Y.25 Road in Delta County has claimed the life of a Menominee resident, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was traveling westbound on U.S. 2 on Sunday, May 27, when she lost control of her motorcycle and became ...

No contest pleas entered in assault, larceny case

RAPID RIVER — A 20-year-old Wilson woman will be sentenced later this summer in connection with an incident earlier this year involving assaults on four Michigan State Police troopers and the theft of prescription medications in Rapid River. Ellianna Rae Larson was arrested in connection ...

Duke LifePoint nurses accept new contract

MARQUETTE (AP) — Nurses in Marquette have voted to accept a new contract. WLUC-TV reports the agreement with Duke LifePoint for nurses at UP Health System Marquette was reached following negotiations with the Michigan Nurses Association. The union says the contract contains many ...

Snyder: Deal on Medicaid work rules is ‘basically there’

MACKINAC ISLAND (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday that he has conceptually agreed on legislation to impose work, education or training requirements on Medicaid recipients, saying details are being worked out but there has been a general "meeting of the minds" with the bill's ...

Bay courtyard nearly complete

ESCANABA — Major changes to Bay College’s courtyard — the final element of a multi-year renovation and construction project at the college — are nearly complete, Vice President of Operations Christine Williams said. Williams said trees and shrubs were planted in the courtyard last ...

Krusin Klassics Fun Run starts Friday

ESCANABA — Residents will have an opportunity to celebrate the ‘60s during the 2018 Krusin Klassics Fun Run. This event, which will feature cars and trucks from 1993 or earlier and special-interest cars and trucks, will take place on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. “It’s our 33rd ...