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Happy Snowcoming

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Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Students representing each grade in the Escanaba High School student body dress the part for Wild, Wild West Wednesday — part of Snowcoming Week at the school. Theme days were held throughout the week. Snowcoming Week concludes Saturday night with a Snowcoming ...

Program to study bond reform is extended

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ESCANABA — A year-long pilot-program aimed at reducing jail costs by setting reasonable bonds for people awaiting trial has been extended. Delta County District Court was one of five Michigan courts participating in the pilot-program. The pilot-program was created after Michigan Supreme ...

Group registers local youth to vote

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ESCANABA — Members of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Delta County visited Bay College Wednesday to help people get registered to vote while observing a historical milestone. “The purpose of this event is to celebrate 100 years of LWV and 100 years of women’s right to vote,” LWV ...

Opportunity to help Cancer Alliance in today’s paper

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ESCANABA — Delta County residents — who have frequently shown their support for the Delta County Cancer Alliance over the years — can step forward again. The 24th annual fundraiser envelope is included in today’s edition of the Daily Press. The goldenrod-colored envelopes provide one ...

Cast announced for musical Mamma Mia

Community

ESCANABA — Players de Noc announces the cast for its winter musical Mamma Mia! Set to a score of ABBA hits, the tale unfolds on a Greek island as Sophie, played by Autumn Fournier, searches for her birth father on the eve of her wedding. Three men from her mother’s past return to the island ...

Conservation District announces scholarships

Community

MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD) is offering scholarships to students and teachers. Two college scholarships are available, and scholarships to attend week-long camps are available for teachers and for high school students. Students must reside in Schoolcraft County to ...

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

Community

ESCANABA — A pedestrian was treated for minor injuries after a vehicle hit him at an intersection in Escanaba Monday. According to Escanaba Public Safety Department, officers were called to the intersection of 3rd Avenue North and Stephenson Avenue for a personal injury accident at 5:24 ...

Planner

Community

Today A.A., closed, Manistique Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 7:30 p.m., 314 Main Street, 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., Room 9. Al-Anon, open, Delta Alano Club, 11 ...

Til decor do us part? How couples can decorate together

Real Estate

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Sharing a home with someone you love can be wonderful. But decorating together isn’t always easy, especially when your tastes aren’t the same. If one partner loves filling every space with mementos and the other is clutter-averse, who gets their ...

Gladstone gets new commissioner

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Photo courtesy of Ron Miaso Judy Akkala finishes signing her name as the newest commissioner for the Gladstone City Commission at Gladstone City Hall Monday. Akkala fills in the vacant seat left after former commissioner Dave Phalen resigned from the commission due to moving out of the city ...

Improvements eyed at county parks

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ESCANABA — Spring is still months away, but the Delta Conservation District (DCD) is busy getting ready for park projects in 2020. At Pioneer Trail Park, DCD Executive Director Rory Mattson said work on the park’s new sewer system is already underway. “Late fall and this winter, ...

Counties extend emergency management pact

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ESCANABA — A recently-approved agreement between Delta and Schoolcraft counties will allow Emergency Management Coordinator Paul Geyer to continue providing his services to both. Geyer said the previous agreement between the counties was set to expire on Jan. 31. Under the agreement, Geyer ...

Student charged over gun photo gets support

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LANSING (AP) — State lawmakers and a gun rights group on Tuesday called for changes to Michigan’s terrorism law after a Lake Superior State University student was charged for posting a photo of his rifle on social media and saying it would make “snowflakes melt.” Lucas Gerhard, 20, ...

Bills ensure exonerees can sue for damages

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan lawmakers advanced bills Tuesday to ensure that wrongfully convicted prisoners can sue for compensation after some exonerees’ cases were dismissed due to a conflict over how long they had to file a claim. A 2016 law awards innocent inmates $50,000 for each year ...

Bay College offers new miner training

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will be offering a 24-hour New/Inexperienced Miner Training in partnership with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). This three-day “new miner” training covers all aspects of the initial training requirements for owners and ...

Film series announces changes to schedule

Community

ESCANABA — The Bay Film Series at Bay College celebrates the art of film-making, showing the best in international, documentary, and independent cinema. This year’s roster is filled with award-winning, critically-acclaimed movies. Because of the success of Parasite at the Oscars, the ...

UPPCO targeting 50% enewable energy goal

Community

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) announced the Michigan Public Service Commission approved the settlement that was reached in its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) case. The approved settlement sets the stage for more clean, reliable and affordable energy to be delivered to all ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Tristan Charles Orchard, 29, of 105 West Boyington Street, Iron River, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - possession of meth/ecstasy. He was sentenced to 12 ...

Drug court completions celebrated

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ESCANABA — Two more participants in Delta County’s drug/sobriety court have successfully completed the program. These participants were honored at a graduation ceremony held at the Delta County Courthouse Monday afternoon. The goal of the drug court is to help people addicted to drugs and ...

Esky collects debt for failed classes

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board started discussions on ways to collect debts from parents of students who failed a virtual class, Early Middle College course, or Dual Enrollment class Monday night. Escanaba Superintendent Coby Fletcher reported a total of $50,000, in uncollected funds, ...