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Escanaba library closed for renovations

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 20, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22 for flooring installation and upgrades to electrical systems. The library will resume normal business hours on Thursday, May 23. Book drops will be open during this time and no late ...

Working Weather

Local News

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Sunny weather was seen in the Escanaba area Friday, and city workers took advantage of these conditions to get some work done at Harbor Hideout. Seasonal worker for Escanaba Public Works Josh Grassel repaints a bridge at Harbor Hideout Friday.

Judges react to ‘raise the age’ bills

Local News

ESCANABA — Michigan may no longer automatically treat 17-year-old criminal defendants as adults under bills that cleared a significant legislative hurdle in April. The three judges that make up the probate, district and circuit courts in Delta County weighed in on the Michigan Senate passed ...

County meets with master plan advisors

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ESCANABA — After a recent visit to Delta County from representatives of OHM Advisors, efforts to update the county’s master plan will continue. Delta County Administrator Philip Strom spoke about what the visit accomplished and how it will impact the rest of the project. “It was a lot ...

Governor open to drivers forgoing unlimited benefit

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EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she was open to letting drivers forgo mandatory, unlimited medical benefits covered by their auto insurance premiums, but only if they were still required to buy some level of coverage. The Democrat's position, which she announced ...

Elks, city band plan Flag Day ceremony

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354, along with the Escanaba City Band, announced plans for its annual Flag Day Program at the Karas Memorial Band Shell Friday, June 14, in Ludington Park. The program begins at 7 p.m. with patriotic musical selections by the Escanaba City Band, directed ...

Wastewater discharged into lake

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Wastewater Treatment Plant reported a partially treated wastewater discharge. It occurred on May 9 at approximately 10:50 a.m. Wastewater personnel discovered a partially treated discharge at the wastewater treatment plant. With a rainfall amount of 1.45 inches ...

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 ...

Crowdfunding campaign launched for local mural projects

Community

LANSING — The Northern Michigan Power of Words Project Mural Campaign will expand its UPlift campaign with three new projects in Manistique, Gladstone and Marquette through a new crowdfunding campaign. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Svelata Foundation, Lake Effect Community ...

Lunchtime LIVE! series starts at Bay

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College kicks-off of its outdoor live music series, Lunchtime LIVE! on Thursday, June 20, in Bay’s central outdoor courtyard. “The start of summer means fun, sun, and hopefully a little live music and good food along the way,” said Emilie Schada, community events and ...

Hiawatha Chef owner attends conference

Business News

Courtesy photo Hiawatha Chef Supply owner Tracy Thompson (pictured far left) joined other food service equipment dealers’ and manufacturers’ representatives for an opening-night reception at the Excell 2019 Annual Conference held recently in Austin, Texas.

Crispigna’s plans to expand, remodel

Business News

ESCANABA — Andrew Crispigna, owner and CEO of Crispigna’s Foods, LLC. (Crispignas.com) announced his authentic, homemade, casual Crispigna’s Italian Restaurant has entered the expansion arena. Crispigna’s, which opened its doors in 1972, when it was founded by Andy’s father, Joe ...

Island Resort and Casino captures top magazine awards

Business News

HARRIS — The Island Resort & Casino once again garnered numerous awards from casino industry magazines. Island garnered nine “Best of Dining & Nightlife” Awards from the readers of Casino Player Magazine for the Midwest Region, and eight “Readers’ Choice Awards” from ...

Next UP hosts upcoming events

Business News

ESCANABA — The Bay Area Economic Club has adopted the new name of Next UP and is inviting you to our upcoming events. The new identity reflects our groups emphasis on providing our region with new and thought-provoking professional development opportunities and a defined goal to partner with ...

It’s hunting season… for morels

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ESCANABA — Warmer temperatures and rain is typical spring weather, but it’s also the perfect formula to have morel mushrooms pop up in wooded areas. Morel hunting season is here and an avid morel hunter from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides tips for a successful and ...

Esky council OKs utility rate hikes

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ESCANABA — After months of discussion and public outcry over controversial rate increases, the Escanaba City Council approved the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget and fee schedule during its regular meeting Thursday night. Despite members of the public expressing their displeasure at the ...

Expansion eyed at solar farm

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ESCANABA — The solar energy farm at the Delta County Airport will soon be growing bigger. A proposed expansion of the facility was approved by the Escanaba City Council at a joint meeting with the city’s electrical advisory committee Thursday. Glendon Brown, vice chairperson of the ...

County prosecutor to take over Esky misdemeanors

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ESCANABA — The City of Escanaba will hand off the responsibility of prosecuting misdemeanor offenses that happen within the city limits to the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office following the approval of a $25,000 annual contract Thursday night. The primary drive for transferring the role ...

Highland sets Honor Flight fundraiser

Community

HYDE — The Highland Golf Course’s 4-person Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 8, will benefit U.P. Honor Flight. The Highland Honor Flight FUNdraiser will feature 18 holes of golf, donuts and coffee for breakfast, lunch, and a dinner buffet. Prizes will be awarded for each flight. ...

St. Francis named top critical access hospital

Community

ESCANABA — Becker’s Hospital Review, a respected national health care industry publication, has named OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group among its list of 67 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2019. Critical access hospitals (CAHs) are located in rural areas but ...