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As housing market wavers, brokers strategize to get buyers

Business News

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The persistently slow housing market has Debra Goodwin creating cooking videos to try to sell a house. Glenn Phillips finds himself explaining to sellers the reasons why they might have to take a loss on their homes. Real estate ...

Summer projects keep schools busy

Local News

ESCANABA — Maintenance crews in schools across Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties are busy during the summer months performing planned, scheduled work while students enjoy the dog days of summer. Some routine maintenance and repairs cannot be done when children are in school, so summer ...

Schoolcraft Co. Fair is July 26-27

Local News

MANISTIQUE — With the end of July on the horizon, the time has come for the annual Schoolcraft County Fair. This year’s fair is scheduled to take place at the Schoolcraft County Fairgrounds Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. According to Fair Manager Deb Gierke, the Schoolcraft ...

Keep food safe at summer gatherings

Local News

ESCANABA — Whether you’re the one cooking or eating, being aware of food safety practices can help prevent food poisoning this summer at picnics, cookouts and outdoor parties. Bacteria, viruses and parasites cause more than 250 food-borne diseases that cause food poisoning. Bacteria ...

Benson seeks input on redistricting forms, eligibility

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s top election official on Thursday released proposed application wording and eligibility guidelines for people wanting to serve on a new commission that will draw congressional and legislative districts instead of lawmakers. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said ...

Webster Wading Pool reopens today

Community

ESCANABA — The Webster Wading pool will reopen today. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The pool had been closed fo repairs.

R/C club Learn to Fly Day Saturday

Community

ESCANABA — On Saturday July 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the public can learn to fly remote control model airplanes at no risk or charge. The Bay Area R/C Flying Club will be using its dual control systems during the outing. Bay Area R/C Flying Club field is located six miles west of ...

Free well water screening offered

Community

GLADSTONE — The Delta Conservation District is offering a free private drinking water well screening for nitrates and nitrites utilizing a water quality test strip on Monday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Any small clean jar works Only an ounce of water is needed. Run the water for 20 ...

No One Dies Alone volunteer training set

Community

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare HomeCare and Hospice will host volunteer training on Tuesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the second floor conference rooms at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. “Hospice volunteers have unique duties and play an ...

Volunteers needed at DNR Pocket Park

Community

ESCANABA — The DNR Pocket Park, located at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba, is in need of 200 volunteers from Aug. 12 through the 18 for the fair. If you can spare some time, call Jo Ann Alexander at 906-786-2351 or Kristi Dahlstrom at 906-226-1331 for more details and shift information.

Forests: When ugly is beautiful

Community

By Gary Roloff ESCANABA — Logging debris (slash) left on the ground can be ugly but, in some cases, may serve a valuable purpose. Many areas of Michigan are afflicted with a lack of adequate tree regeneration due to deer browsing. High slash piles may help protect those vulnerable ...

Concert to benefit Imagination Library

Community

BARK RIVER — Mid-summer music of Northern Sun Winery’s annual “Funday Sunday” Benefit Concert Series brings the duo Genna and Jesse to the vineyard’s performance grounds Sunday, July 21. The internationally traveled couple features an eclectic range of musical styles from retro to ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., open, Friday Night Fireside, Winter - Hiawatha Town Hall/on M 94, 4 miles north. Summer - Traveling Potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. Call for location. 906-286-0255 A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township ...

New water slide at Gladstone beach

Local News

Clarissa Kell | Daily Press The Gladstone beach was abuzz with activity on a hot Wednesday afternoon. The beach has been open since June 1. It is open with lifeguards present from 1 to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The beach was recently updated with a brand new slide. The previous slide was a ...

Armed robbery suspect in custody

Local News

ESCANABA — A 42-year-old Milwaukee, Wis. man may be linked to the attempted armed robbery of the Northern United Federal Credit Union in Escanaba on July 5, according to authorities. Escanaba Public Safety was notified Monday of another armed robbery of a bank in Lake Hallie in Chippewa ...

Bay athletic addition behind schedule

Local News

ESCANABA — Members of the Bay College Board of Trustees toured Bay’s athletic addition to the Northern Lights YMCA building, where the college’s gymnasium facility is located, after the board’s meeting Wednesday. Construction on this expansion project has run into some problems. The ...

GLOW run aims to help children

Local News

ESCANABA — Ludington Park will be glowing with runners and walkers participating in the first ever GLOW Family Fun Run/Walk and 5K Friday night. The event will be held between 8 and 11 p.m. by the Karas Memorial Bandshell. To enter the event, individual participants are asked to bring one ...

District court makes donation

Community

Courtesy photo Delta County District Court Judge Steven Parks presents a $2,140 check to Robert VanDamme, board of trustees Chair of the Community Foundation for Delta County. “I’d like to thank the courts employees, Miranda Bowman, Mary Cowen and Emily DeSalvo for all their hard work and ...

Under the Radar hosts coming to library

Community

ESCANABA — Under the Radar - Michigan: An Evening with Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman will be held Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Escanaba Public Library. PBS TV program hosts Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman will tell how they do it, why they do it, and share great stories from their travels ...

Plenty to free entertainment at fair

Community

ESCANABA — The U.P. State Fair opens its gates Monday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. with reduced prices. Reduced admissions are just $5 for adults (13 and up), $3 for youth (6 to 12), children 5 and under are admitted free. The U.P. State Fair runs from Monday, Aug. 12, to Sunday, Aug. 18. Regular ...