ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to staff its "pocket park" during next month's Upper Peninsula State Fair.
Community forum scheduled for UP utility’s service plans
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A forum will be held in Escanaba to get residents' input on a utility's long-term service plans in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Catholic high school in the works in Upper Peninsula
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Fifty years later, a Catholic high school that closed in 1971 could reopen in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Officials say Holy Name Catholic High School in Escanaba is expected to welcome freshmen and sophomores in 2021. The Daily Press reports there are no Catholic high schools in the Upper Peninsula.
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Ada Forest Hills Eastern 75, Wyoming 71
Allen Park Cabrini 58, Clarkston Everest Collegiate 41
Allendale 50, Zeeland West 48
Alpena 79, Escanaba 67
Bad Axe 65, Cass City 42
Bay City John Glenn 53, Bay City Western 40
Beal City 72, Evart 50
Benton Harbor 71, St. Joseph 32
Benzie Central 49, Buckley 44
Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy 66, Walkerville 45
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 67, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 57
Study: UP state fair gets a blue ribbon for economic impact
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Attendance at the Upper Peninsula State Fair was up 6 percent last summer over the previous year.
The statistic is one of many in a report from Michigan State University about the fair's economic impact. The report says the fair attracted 92,000 people over seven days in Escanaba in August, a record.
Michigan awards grants for worker safety, health training
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Bay De Noc Community College in Escanaba will share $620,000 in Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration grants with 19 other organizations.
The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the school in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will use the funds to develop and present tree trimming and chain saw training to reduce workplace injuries in forest, landscaping and clearing industries.
Escanaba passes the hat for big tax showdown with Menards
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Local governments in the Upper Peninsula are raising money to pay expert witnesses in a major dispute over the taxable value of big-box stores.
The Michigan Tax Tribunal will hear a case next year involving a Menards store in Escanaba. City Manager Patrick Jordan says Escanaba is trying to raise $200,000, which would trigger another $200,000 from the state Treasury Department.
Jordan says approximately $171,000 has been raised. Marquette County has given $10,000.
Adrian Lenawee Christian 26, Britton-Deerfield 12
Adrian Madison 35, Jackson East Jackson 14
Allen Park Cabrini 36, Marine City Cardinal Mooney 6
Lenny James LeClaire, age 69, formerly of Schaffer, Michigan, passed away peacefully Friday, April 20, 2018, at his home in Watertown.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has sued the company he says damaged electric cables and oil pipelines in a Great Lakes channel by dragging a tugboat anchor across them.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Ingham County Circuit Court against VanEnkevort Tug & Barge Inc. of Escanaba, Michigan.
Lansing — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is suing an Escanaba-based company whose boat allegedly dropped an anchor this month that ruptured a pair of power cables and dented Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, his office said Thursday.
7 years later, case of dead man in burning car unsolved
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Seven years later, police in the Upper Peninsula still are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a burning car.
Monday was the anniversary of Adam Campbell's death in Escanaba.
Coast Guard to break up ice for Green Bay fuel shipments
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to begin icebreaking operations in northwestern Lake Michigan.
The cutters Mackinaw and Mobile Bay are scheduled to begin work Tuesday on Green Bay. It's part of the annual spring mission of clearing a path for shipments of fuel products to the Port of Green Bay.
Michigan DNR seeks volunteer off-road vehicle instructors
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteer instructors for its off-road vehicle safety education program.
It enables ORV enthusiasts to pass along their knowledge of the sport to new riders, while teaching them safe and responsible operating skills.
All instructors must attend a three-day academy to learn policies and procedures, classroom management and teaching concepts.
Upper Peninsula college library offering books _ and light
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A college library in the Upper Peninsula is offering artificial sun during a dark period of the year.
Bay College Library in Escanaba has installed therapy lamps for visitors. The Daily Press says the two lamps emit light that can help with depression or seasonal affective disorder.
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Adrian Lenawee Christian 62, Morenci 36
Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 62, Erie-Mason 44
Ashley 69, Vestaburg 42
Beal City 68, Evart 37
Bear Lake 73, Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy 55
Bessemer 74, Republic-Michigamme 47
Breckenridge 58, Blanchard Montabella 55
Buckley 75, Benzie Central 35
Dansville 74, Potterville 44
Dearborn Divine Child 70, Dearborn Heights Crestwood 41
Michigan governments sue to recover costs tied to opioids
DETROIT (AP) — Cities and counties across Michigan are the latest to sue drug companies and retailers over the consequences of excessive opioid use.
They want the companies to reimburse local governments for the costs of responding to the crisis.
Lansing — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal from retail giant Menard over a tax assessment method that local governments across the state have said left them millions of dollars short of what such companies should be paying.
Big-box stores lose as Michigan Supreme Court drops tax case
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by a big-box retailer in a tax dispute in the Upper Peninsula, a brief but significant order that will have consequences for local governments around the state.
Artist picked to improve park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — An architect and sculpture artist has been selected to create a seating area and entranceway for the Father Marquette Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Ryan Brayak of Escanaba was chosen from nine submissions to complete the $30,000 project in Marquette, The Mining Journal reported . The half-acre park features a 20-foot bronze statue of Father Marquette.
New 25-mile-long recreational trail open in Upper Peninsula
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A new multi-use recreational trail is up and running in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Gov. Rick Snyder took an off-road vehicle ride along the pathway during a dedication ceremony this week. The 25-mile-long trail occupies a former rail corridor between Escanaba and Hermansville.
Man charged following vandalism at northern Michigan church
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been charged with arson after a church in Michigan's Upper Peninsula was vandalized and set on fire.
Man arrested following vandalism at northern Michigan church
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been arrested after a church in Michigan's Upper Peninsula was vandalized and set on fire.
Police in Escanaba say they found the Harbor Lights Church of God filled with smoke on Monday night and walls of the church had been spray painted.
Investigators say the fire was intentionally set in the church's kitchen area.
Group gives conservationist award to Escanaba man
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — The co-founder of a deer management organization has received the Upper Peninsula Sportsmen's Alliance first "Outstanding Conservationist" award.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the award was presented to Alan Ettenhofer of Escanaba.
Ettenhofer co-founded U.P. Whitetails, Inc. and is active in chronic wasting disease education. The illness strikes deer and related animals such as elk and moose. It is transmitted through saliva and other bodily fluids.
John Henry Beaumier, MD, 85, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with heart disease in Duluth, Minn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Beaumier and his son, Paul McKenna Beaumier. He is survived by his children, Jack G. Beaumier, Anne Beaumier Ritz, Patrick J. Beaumier, MD, Michael J. Beaumier, Matthew H. Beaumier, JD, Fr. Casey C. Beaumier, SJ, Colin W. Beaumier and Katie Beaumier Ryan. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Madeline, Devin, Zoe, David, Michaela, Evan, Julia, Nicholas, Henry, Claire, Abby, Maggie and John.
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Meijer has announced that it's opening its first stores in Michigan's Upper Peninsula this year.
Meijer is expected to open the first store in Escanaba on May 22, followed by another in Sault Ste. Marie this summer. A date for that location hasn't been announced yet.
The Grand Rapids-based supercenter chain retailer grew south into other states before expanding across the Mackinac Bridge. It also has locations in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
Classes scheduled for off-road vehicle instructor candidates
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering two training sessions this spring for people seeking certification as an off-road vehicle safety instructor.
The academies are scheduled for April 21-23 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon and May 19-21 at the Escanaba State Fairgrounds.
Secretary of State offices to handle winning lottery tickets
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A license plate — and a winning lottery ticket?
In northern Michigan, the state lottery says it will allow people to claim large winnings at Secretary of State offices in four cities. The money will be electronically transferred to a player's bank account the next day.
They'll need to present the winning ticket, a photo ID, Social Security card and bank account information. The ticket must be worth $601 to $50,000.
State Supreme Court is looking at big-box tax dispute
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is wading into a hot legal dispute over how to value big-box stores for tax purposes.
Values lately have been controversial in Michigan, especially in the Upper Peninsula where communities have been forced to give significant tax refunds based on decisions by the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Peter P. Collegnon, 93, Mayville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Juneau.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at 6 p.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville, with the Rev. Tom Biersack officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in Mayville.
SIOUX CITY | Jacquelyn E. Warfield, 83, of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, after a long illness.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse of Four Seasons Countryside, 3009 Lilac Lane. Arrangements are under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home.
Nine-year-old sells handmade scarves to help cancer patients
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A nine-year-old Holy Name School student is helping cancer patients in Delta County one scarf at a time. Mary Scheuren sells her handmade crocheted scarves and gives the proceeds to the Delta County Cancer Alliance in an effort to help those battling cancer.
Scheuren learned to crochet when she was six, and after attending a Relay for Life event, decided she would use her talent to help others.
Officials in UP researching emergency notification system
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Officials in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are researching a system that would send emergency messages to cell and landline phones.
Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Robert Berbohm tells (http://bit.ly/2d797d6 ) the Daily Press of Escanaba that the mass notification system would be used throughout the U.P.
International ship carrying generators docks in Escanaba
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — An international ship has docked in Escanaba for the first time in more than 80 years.
The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/2cPd7Ro ) reports that the BBC Mont Blanc, a saltwater vessel, arrived in Escanaba on Wednesday morning. The ship was welcomed to North Shore Marine Terminal and Logistics with a ceremony in the afternoon.
Illinois man’s body found off Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of an Illinois man who apparently drowned off Michigan's Upper Peninsula while trying to help a buddy last weekend.
The body of Tom Petruszak was found Thursday in Little Bay de Noc, which is connected to Lake Michigan.
Northern Michigan airport to get funds for runway upgrades
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — An airport in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will receive nearly $270,000 from the federal government for upgrades.
The funds will allow runway rehabilitation at Delta County International Airport in Escanaba. New aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment also will be purchased.
Oink: Nearly 20 hogs at fair rounded up after vandal strikes
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Nearly 20 hogs that were destined for slaughter had a few hours of freedom at the Upper Peninsula State Fair.
The Daily Press in Escanaba (http://bit.ly/2bJuR05 ) says someone released the hogs from their pens Saturday night or early Sunday. Some had minor injuries.
New boat dock opens at Fayette Historic State Park in UP
FAYETTE, Mich. (AP) — A new boat dock has been opened at Fayette Historic State Park in the Upper Peninsula's Delta County.
The dock offers boating access from Snail Shell Harbor to Lake Michigan.
State Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation chief Ron Olson says the old dock was removed last fall after it was damaged the previous winter.
The new floating dock system has seven finger piers that range from 38 feet long to 60 feet long.
3 arrested after robbery, attempted holdup in Michigan’s UP
CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Three men have been arrested after store patrons in the Upper Peninsula's Chocolay Township were robbed.
The Mining Journal of Marquette reports (http://bit.ly/2aSAKtL ) that two men armed with a knife and baseball bat held up two customers about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday at Kassel's Korner.
Wildfire is 60 percent contained on Poverty Island
POVERTY ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Some firefighters are camping on an uninhabited island in northern Lake Michigan as they work to contain a wildfire.
The government gave an update Thursday on the effort, which began after lightning sparked a fire in late June. Poverty Island is home to a lighthouse that is no longer being used, southeast of Escanaba and just off Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Spokesman Mike Fitzgibbon says firefighters have been burning logs and woody...
Two veteran politicians seeking the Republican nomination in northern Michigan's 1st Congressional District are sparring over legislative voting records on taxes in a three-man primary for a U.S. House seat the GOP is expected to defend vigorously this fall.
State Sen. Tom Casperson of Escanaba and former Sen. Jason Allen of Traverse City are highlighting one another's votes increasing tax bills during different periods representing northern Michigan in Lansing.