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Volunteers save Rock Labor Day

August 23, 2014 ROCK — The Rock Lions Labor Day Festival is once again taking place in Rock on Saturday, Aug. 30, bringing a parade, music, food, games, and a flea market to the community for all ages to enjoy. more »»

New alternative ed program starts

August 23, 2014 ESCANABA — A new Escanaba Area Public Schools alternative education program will soon begin its first year. more »»

City, DDA look at future

August 23, 2014 MANISTIQUE — The Manistique City Council and Downtown Development Authority have joined forces to reflect on accomplishments, evaluate current projects, and set goals for the community. more »»

Unemployment rates increase locally, in U.P.

August 23, 2014 ESCANABA — The jobless rate locally and in the Upper Peninsula as a whole rose in July, according to data released by the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget. more »»

Come sail away

August 22, 2014 more »»

Work on economic zone continues

August 22, 2014 ESCANABA — Now that state law allows for a Next Michigan economic development corporation in the central Upper Peninsula, work has begun to create the documents needed for the area to receive the... more »»

Council approves New Year’s fireworks

August 22, 2014 ESCANABA — Escanaba will once again present a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve for the second year in a row, council decided at its meeting Thursday. more »»

AmeriCorps program coming to Escanaba Schools

August 22, 2014 ESCANABA — Two schools in the Escanaba Area Public Schools district will have another tool to help improve student achievement this year through the AmeriCorps program. more »»

Bay College gears up for start of the school year

August 22, 2014 ESCANABA — With classes beginning Monday, Bay College’s faculty and staff have begun to gear up for the fall 2014 semester — a semester that will introduce a few changes around campu. more »»

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State... more »»

Barge at bay

August 21, 2014 more »»

2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

August 21, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials... more »»

Recall petition language approved

August 21, 2014 GLADSTONE — Language has been approved that could lead to the recall of three Gladstone City Commissioners who voted to levy more mills on this year’s tax bill than had been levied since 2012. more »»

Prosecutor:No crime committed in shooting

August 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Weise has determined no crime was committed and no criminal charges will be filed against a Munising City Police Department officer who... more »»

Gladstone woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

August 21, 2014 ESCANABA — A Gladstone woman who admitted Wednesday to embezzling more than $174,000 from her employer will be sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court next month. more »»

Board talks ‘Tot-Watch’ program

August 21, 2014 ESCANABA — A new program at Bay College that will offer free short-term child care to Bay students and YMCA members was discussed during the college’s Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday evenin. more »»

Artist open house, video viewing tonight

August 21, 2014 GLADSTONE — Gladstone City Hall will be open this evening to honor the local artists currently featured in the Dr. Mary Creten’s Art Gallery, which is located in the city hall building. more »»

Time to play

August 20, 2014 The sun shone through the clouds for a short time Tuesday afternoon, and Mike and Gayla Furner, of Niles, Mich., used the time to visit the John D. more »»

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. more »»

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the... more »»



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