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US home price gains slowed in November

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a slower pace in November, as sales have tumbled and affordability has deteriorated for many would-be buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index grew 4.7 percent from a year earlier, dropping off from a 5 percent annual ...

Holy Name plans to add high school

Local News

ESCANABA — Holy Name Catholic School is planning to re-open its high school, school officials stated during a press conference Tuesday morning. The launch of a capital campaign to raise funds for this project was announced during the press conference. At the press conference, High School ...

Water rules hit Esky city finances

Local News

ESCANABA — Communities across Michigan are feeling the long-term effects of the Flint water crisis as they grapple with the latest Department of Environmental Quality regulations. For Escanaba, the new rules raise questions about private property, the validity of local ordinances, hiring ...

Man gets jail term for animal neglect

Local News

ESCANABA — The previous owner of the small dog that rallied a community to donate above and beyond for medical expenses due to injuries from neglect was sentenced in Delta County District Court Tuesday. Mark Thomas Blake, 52, of Escanaba, pleaded guilty to animals abandoning and cruelty to ...

Dangerous wind chills prompt cancellations

Local News

ESCANABA — Sub-zero temperatures gripping the area and the Midwest have prompted cancellation of schools, government offices and some events locally. All area schools announced they would be closed through Thursday by Tuesday afternoon. Bitter cold temperatures are expected to lift by ...

Bank employees help Camping for Cancer

Community

Courtesy photo First Bank employees held their annual Holiday Auction, and a group presented their gift of over a $1,000 to “Camping for Cancer.” The employees of First Bank hold various activities within the organization throughout the year, including this annual event; as well as ...

Mine safety refresher training scheduled

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will be hosting an eight-hour Annual MSHA Refresher course of Part 46 and 48 of the Mine Act, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The eight-hour MSHA program covers the annual training requirements for owners and operators under 30 CFR ...

Courts

Community

DISTRICT COURT IMPAIRED DRIVING James Patrick Geiger, 38, of 300 S. 12th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating while impaired; five days jail, credit for five days served; six months probation; $1,050 fines and costs. Rachel Ruth Thompson, 23, of 15 Alton Rd., Prospect Heights, Ill., ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 10 a.m.,Gladstone. A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Delta Women’s Group, St. Stephen’s Church, 11 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., Three Fires building, 7 p.m. D Rd., Hannahville A.A., closed, Delta ...

Bay seeks outstanding alumni nominations

Community

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award to be presented during the Awards Dinner on April 23. This award was established in 1999 by the Alumni Association to recognize and honor an outstanding graduate of ...

NMU art in the spotlight

Local News

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Bonifas Art Center Executive Director Sue Roll talks with James Finlan, of Escanaba, about a painting recently at the arts center. The art center’s current exhibit, No BS, Or BFA, Yet!, showcases art from students at the Northern Michigan University College of ...

Child porn case sentence is delayed

Local News

ESCANABA — What was to be a sentencing hearing for an Escanaba man charged with 14 felonies related to child pornography, instead became an adjournment hearing because of errors found on the pre-sentencing report in Delta County Circuit Court Monday. John Paul Schiska, 58, appeared via a ...

Gun and knife show set this weekend

Local News

RAPID RIVER — The Marble Plus Knife Club of Rapid River will hold its 24th Annual Cabin Fever Gun and Knife show Feb. 1 and 2, at the Rapid River Lion’s Club, 10465 South Main St. The show, co-sponsored with the Delta County Gun Owners Association, will be held Friday from noon to 7 p.m. on ...

Wolf study resumes at Isle Royale

Local News

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — A 60-year-old study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park is back on track after being derailed by the partial government shutdown, and enough private funding has been raised to ensure the work will go on even if federal agencies are idled again, officials said ...

Record-breaking cold coming to Great Lakes, Midwest

Local News

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Extremely cold, record-breaking temperatures are settling across parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region overnight Monday, and forecasters are describing the subzero weather on the way as potentially life-threatening. Minneapolis Public Schools ...

LaFave introduces three new bills

Community

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave this week introduced legislation to address a range of issues. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said House Bill 4092 will protect animals locked inside hot and freezing cold cars by granting criminal immunity to individuals who break a window to help a distressed ...

Residents can buy solar panels

Local News

ESCANABA — The city of Escanaba’s new solar energy farm at the Delta County Airport has been going strong since becoming operational in August. Escanaba Electric Superintendent Mike Furmanski said residents have been able to get directly involved with the facility by buying panels of their ...

Richards Printing has origin in newspaper business

Local News

ESCANABA — Since 1945, Richards Printing has been owned by members of the Richards family. However, the business’ history goes back further than that time — to the start of the 20th century. Ray Richards Jr., former owner of Richards Printing and father of current owner Jeff Richards, ...

Cold temperatures, wind chill close area schools

Local News

Sub-zero temeratures and dangerous wind chills have closed area schools today (Monday, Jan. 28). Schools closed are: Bark River-Harris, Big Bay, Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, Escanaba, Gladstone, Hannahville, Holy Name, Manistique, Mid Peninsula, North Central, Rapid River, and St. Francis de Sales.

Bitter cold weather to linger most of week

Local News

ESCANABA — All area schools closed today due to bitterly cold temperatures and even lower wind chills, which are expected to continue through most of the week. In Escanaba, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 3 degrees and dip to -5 below today, Manistique will see even colder ...