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Funds sought for new campground

ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of allowing the Delta Conservation District (DCD) to move forward with a grant application for a proposed project at Rapid River Falls Park. The decision came after a public hearing Tuesday. DCD Executive Director Rory ...

Task force probe leads to sexual assault arrest

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was recently arrested for a sexual assault on a minor child following an investigation by the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Samuel Robert Good, 28, of 1810 1st Ave. S., No. 3, Escanaba, was charged with four felony counts ...

Woman threatens to blow up SSA building, could be charged

ESCANABA — An Escanaba woman who recently threatened to blow up a state building in downtown Escanaba could be charged criminally, pending a review of the incident by the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office. According to Escanaba Public Safety, shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday, an ...

County looks at financial past, present, future

ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners heard County Administrator Ryan Bergman’s annual mid-year financial report during its regular meeting Tuesday. The report included information on the county’s financial past, present, and future. “It’s a little bit early, but ...

Winter parking rules end in Esky, Gladstone

Winter parking restrictions have been lifted in both Escanaba and Gladstone. Winter parking restrictions were not set to end until April 1. The lack of snow in recent weeks and in the forecast, however, prompted the parking rules to end early. According to Gladstone Public Safety, in the ...

Readers invited to share their photos of spring

ESCANABA — Spring arrived Tuesday and the Daily Press wants to share the sights of the season with our readers. Readers are invited to send their photos of robins, other birds, or any image of spring in the U.P to the paper. The photos will be published in future editions. Photos can be ...

Students take tour of world of music

ESCANABA — Escanaba junior high and high school students enjoyed a musical presentation of African, Hispanic and many other musical genres from local musical educator Lorne Watson recently. Watson shared his background knowledge of the musical genres, while also playing songs on congas and ...

Student expelled for school threat

ESCANABA — The student who allegedly threatened to commit a school shooting at the Escanaba Senior High School last week has been permanently expelled from school. The decision was made after the Escanaba School Board met in executive session Monday. According to Superintendent Coby ...

Winter parking restrictions lifted in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Effective immediately, winter parking restrictions are lifted within the city of Escanaba according to a press release issued today by Escanaba Public Safety.

Two charged with assaulting state police

RAPID RIVER — A Rapid River teen and a Wilson woman who were arrested for allegedly stealing prescriptions and assaulting troopers in Masonville Township last month, are scheduled for individual hearings in Delta County Circuit Court. Cole Sabastian Malchow, 16, of 12144 T Road, Rapid ...

Trial date set for medical marijuana grower

ESCANABA — A trial date has been set for a registered medical marijuana grower from Escanaba who was arrested last year for illegally selling the drug to someone who is not a registered patient under the Medical Marijuana Act. Evan Jay Krueger, 19, was arrested in connection with a Nov. 22, ...

Gladstone School District makes budget adjustment

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Area Schools Board of Education voted to adopt the district’s second budget amendment of the 2017-2018 fiscal year during its regular meeting Monday. This amendment lists a higher projected general fund balance for the end of the district’s fiscal year than was ...

Ice breaking begins Thursday near Escanaba

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay will fracture ice near the Escanaba Ore Dock on Thursday. At the request of commercial shippers who wintered in Escanaba, and to support the local commercial ice breaking service, the Coast Guard will establish a track in the ice ...

Students commit random acts of kindness

ESCANABA — Community service group, “Silver Linings,” started by High School English teacher Lauren Bishop, encourages students to perform random acts of kindness and to give back to the community and their school. The overall message of the group is “In a world where you can be ...

Man causes mayhem at grocery store

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who was involved in a standoff with police at Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba this weekend remained hospitalized this morning in Marquette where he was being treated for injuries sustained during the incident. According to Escanaba Public Safety, officers were ...

Bosk Equipment and Party Rental dates back to 1972

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Bosk Equipment and Party Rental in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — For years, Escanaba business Bosk Equipment and Party Rental ...

Manual election audits to debut in Michigan

LANSING (AP) — New measures to bolster security for Michigan’s 2018 midterm elections were announced this month, but experts said they don’t address all past gripes with state procedures. During this year’s May election and November general election, Michigan will hand-count ballots ...

FIRST Robotics Tournament returns

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s annual FIRST Robotics District Event got off to a strong start during its first day Friday, people involved with the competition said. The event will continue at the Escanaba Senior High School today. “The event is going good — we had all robots inspected and ...

Isle Royale wolf population to be restored

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials announced a tentative plan Friday to relocate 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan over three years to replenish a population that has nearly died out because of inbreeding and disease. The National Park Service said it ...

Communities that Care program aims to help area youth

ESCANABA — Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDMC) is reaching out to the local community through its recently formed Delta County Communities that Care (CTC) program. It is an effort to use research and collaboration to solve issues facing the community and promote healthy youth ...