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Mackinac Financial Corp. acquires bank

Business News

MANISTIQUE — The Directors of Mackinac Financial Corporation, the holding company for mBank, announced the consummation of the all-cash acquisition of Lincoln Community Bank (Lincoln), Merrill, Wis. Lincoln was immediately consolidated into mBank and both branches were opened as mBank ...

3rd Avenue North work underway

Local News

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Work began Thursday on Escanaba’s 3rd Avenue North, forcing motorists to find alternative routes to the busy roadway. Work continues today with paving slated to begin between Stephenson Avnue and Lincoln Road on Saturday, weather permitting. The next portion ...

Ballot info request still up in air

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council revisited a Freedom of Information Request sent to municipalities across the state earlier this year seeking information about voters, but the council stopped short of lighting a match to the thousands of ballots sought under the request. “I was going ...

Retirement fund gets $2.5 million from Escanaba

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council moved to make a $2.5 million payment to the Michigan Municipal Employees Retirement System Thursday. The payment and a related plan will satisfy the state Department of Treasury, but the council and city staff still hold that the department has a skewed ...

Gladstone seeks marketing plan input

Local News

GLADSTONE — The City of Gladstone is seeking input from area residents and stakeholders as it continues to develop its North Shore marketing plan. In following the work that was done in 2017 with the city and Michigan State University’s Sustainable Built Environment Initiative (SBEI,) ...

State: Opioid-related deaths continue to rise

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LANSING (AP) — State officials say opioid deaths jumped by about 9 percent last year in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that 1,941 of the 2,729 overdose deaths in 2017 were opioid-related. There were 1,786 opioid-related deaths in ...

Senate vote on Kavanaugh expected today

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court as key Republican senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests that have divided the nation. The 53-year-old ...

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Today A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed meeting, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., rear entrance, Escanaba. Delta County Home School Educators, Civic ...

Library unveils Harry Potter trivia event

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library invites the public to attend its inaugural Harry Potter Trivia Night on Thursday, Oct. 25. The event celebrates the book phenomenon and invites fans to test their knowledge, meet other fans, and enter for a chance to win tickets to the Bonifas Art ...

VA schedules free flu shot clinics

Community

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain is offering free walk-in flu shot clinics for veterans enrolled in the VA’s health care system Oct. 9 to 15, excluding the weekend. Veterans may receive their free flu shots from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT) in the ...

After school pool

Local News

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Students gathered after school at the Catherine Bonifas Civic Center Wednesday play pool and enjoy other activities. The civic center is open Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 8 p.m. Students in fourth through 12th grade can use the facility for a variety of after ...

World Walleye Championship starts today on Bays de Noc

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ESCANABA — North America’s top two-person walleye fishing teams will square off on the Bays de Noc out of Escanaba Oct. 4-6 in the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2018 World Walleye Championship. The tournament was scheduled start this morning in Escanaba. Presented by Cabela’s ...

Pink Pumpkin Walk/Run marks 6th year Saturday

Local News

ESCANABA — The Sixth Annual Pink Pumpkin Walk/Run, a breast cancer awareness event, will be held Saturday in Ludington Park. Registration starts at 9 a.m. in the pavilion and the walk/run begins at 10 a.m. Participants have three routes to choose — one-mile, two-mile, and a five-kilometer. ...

Rain delays 3rd Avenue North work in Esky

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ESCANABA — A road project slated to begin Wednesday in Escanaba will begin today instead, according to the City of Escanaba officials. Rain and storms delayed work Wednesday on the 3rd Avenue North construction project between North Lincoln Road and Stephenson Avenue. The entire route, ...

House approves anchor ban in Straits area

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LANSING (AP) — Legislation advancing in Michigan would prohibit vessels from dropping anchor in the Straits of Mackinac — where oil, electric and other underwater cables rest. The bills approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by the state House next go to the Senate. They would prohibit ships ...

Community Foundation gets donation

Community

Courtesy photo Delta County District Court Judge Steven Parks presents a check for $1,757.25 to Ken Gartland, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation For Delta County. Shown are, from left, Emily DeSalvo, Marie Kwarciany, Mary Cowen, Judge Steven Parks, Ken Gartland, ...

Tree planting workshop in Manistique

Community

MANISTIQUE — Now is the time for planning both fall and spring tree planting projects. Landowners sometimes hesitate to plant because they are unsure of what species of tree will suit their needs or how to correctly plant and care for young trees and wildlife shrubs to ensure long term ...

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Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Manistique Harbor Church of God, 7:30 p.m., 813 Arbutus Ave., Manistique. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, Bottom Line, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., ...

Album cover art

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Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Rick Kenyon and Sue Roll of the Bonifas Arts Center take time Tuesday to view the exhibit The Golden Age of Album Covers, which is currently on display at the arts center. The collection of 80 iconic album covers will be on exhibit in the gallery until Oct. 24. ...

Search on for new county treasurer

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ESCANABA — Delta County is one step closer to finding a replacement for County Treasurer Tom Sabor, who will be retiring in January, following a meeting of the Delta County Treasurer’s Appointment Board Tuesday afternoon. Sabor’s last day as treasurer will be Jan. 4, 2019, and his ...