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New liaison keeps track of inmates

Local News

ESCANABA — After being awarded grant funding, the Delta County Correctional Facility created a new position within the jail to make sure inmates are not overlooked. “It’s important that we don’t have inmates falling through the cracks,” Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald ...

Kwarciany gets STARR Scholarship

Community

BARK RIVER — Bark River Harris High School senior Lauren Kwarciany, of Bark River, has been named a recipient of the STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship. The STARR Foundation Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor and includes tuition, room/board, books, fees and incidental ...

For some, Leap Day is an extra special day

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BARK RIVER — Today is Leap Day, an extra day in February that is added to the calendar every four years. For Bark River resident Victor Wolf, this unusual date is significant in another way — he was born on Feb. 29, 1928. “I’m going to be 92 Saturday,” Wolf said. However, he has ...

Homeless shelter changes location Sunday

Community

GLADSTONE — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by Memorial United Methodist Church, 1920 Lake Shore Drive in Gladstone, starting March 1. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check www.HopeAtTheInn.org or call Lisa at 420-1311. Donations may ...

Whitmer urges steps to limit spread of virus

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday urged residents to follow simple steps to help limit the spread of a new type of virus that has not been confirmed in Michigan but could be eventually. People should wash their hands, not touch their face, replace handshakes with elbow or fist ...

Master Composter class to be offered

Community

NORWAY — Are you interested in learning more about how to compost successfully? The Extension Master Composter program is designed for anyone interested in learning more about how to successfully compost in their own backyard. Join MSU Extension staff and other local professionals to learn ...

Choral Society holds spring concert

Community

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Choral Society will hold their spring concert Sunday, April 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church. The theme for the concert is “In War and Peace.” The featured piece will be “Mass in Time of War” by Joseph Hayden. Additional instruments will be piano, ...

Daily Planner

Community

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 a.m. Yooper ...

Column: Delta Force class of 2020 starts program

Business News

ESCANABA — “Leaders are like eagles - they don’t flock ... you find them one at a time.” — Anonymous — — — Delta Force, a proven and effective leadership program, is designed to empower diverse individuals of our community with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to ...

Harbor Freight opens Escanaba store

Business News

ESCANABA — Customers were like kids in a candy store Tuesday morning during the soft opening of Harbor Freight, a tool store located in the Delta Plaza building in Escanaba. “We use to drive to Milwaukee to shop for tools, now the store is only seven miles away,” said Escanaba resident ...

Savage is new mBank branch manager in Escanaba

Business News

ESCANABA — mBank welcomes a new branch manager to its team in Escanaba. Amy Savage comes to mBank with over 24 years in banking. She has experience in mortgage and consumer lending, as well as previous experience in bank branch management. In addition to her professional career, Savage ...

Hannahville aquaponics expands

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HANNAHVILLE — After three years of upgrades, the expansion of Hannahville’s aquaponics program, which was first started by Hannahville’s Youth Services Department in 2013, is now operational. Aquaponics refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic ...

Future of Esky DDA at Center Court uncertain

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ESCANABA — The future of the Escanaba Downtown Development Authority’s operations was the focus Thursday, when authority members discussed both the aging Center Court building and the ongoing search for a new DDA director. “It’s been years, and it seems like this can’s been kicked ...

Schoolcraft County trail system gets grant

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MANISTIQUE — Manistique Township has been awarded a $63,400 grant by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to improve access to the Schoolcraft County Environmental Education Lab, a local trail system. Eighteen communities in Michigan will benefit from the Recreation Passport ...

Daily Press readers win Bingo Mania cash

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ESCANABA — Daily Press readers won cash playing Bingo Mania in January. Winners include Tammy Kallio, of Escanaba, with her single bingo. She received $50. Cathy Broeders, of Bark River, won $100 for her two or more bingos. The blackout winner was Kathy Starnes, of Escanaba. She took home ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT INTOXICATED DRIVING Jason Bradley Wicklund, 45, of 7804 Swede 13th Road, Rapid River, pleaded guilty to one count of operating while intoxicated; eight days jail, credit for two days served; 40 hours community service; 12 months probation; must complete outpatient treatment ...

Choral Society plans spring concert

Community

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Choral Society will hold their spring concert Sunday, April 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church. The theme for the concert is In War and Peace. Featured piece will be Mass in Time of War by Joseph Hayden. Additional instruments will be piano, organ, hand bells, ...

Community Foundation grant requests

Community

ESCANABA — The Community Foundation for Delta County is now accepting grant applications for its April 2020 grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit applications to the community foundation for grants. Grant applications can be ...

YMCA plans $6.4M expansion

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ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA is aiming to make substantial improvements to its building on Bay College’s Escanaba campus. Plans for a multimillion-dollar expansion and remodeling project at the facility were discussed during a special meeting of the Bay College Board of Trustees ...

Manistique man killed in crash in Cooks area

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COOKS — A 33-year-old Manistique man died after a single vehicle crash in Cooks Wednesday. The Michigan State Police at the Manistique Outpost were called to a one-vehicle crash on County Road 442 near County Road 437 in Cooks at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday. According to troopers, a vehicle, ...