Police investigate threat made to Escanaba High School

ESCANABA, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Delta County Prosecutors Office is reviewing a report of a threat made at Escanaba High School. The Escanaba Department of Public Safety said the department was notified of the threat at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Officers said a suspect was immediately identified, and officers made contact. Officers searched the suspect’s home. […]

Insights: Marquette’s Got Talent hosts auditions Jan. 27

Auditions are open to children in the Marquette Area Public School District ages 5 to 17. Auditions are Friday, Jan. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette. You can register by emailing mqtsgottalent@gmail.com or find more information on Facebook. The Marquette’s Got Talent show will be February 23 at […]

Bomb Threat at Escanaba Area Schools

Escanaba, Mich. (WZMQ)- Escanaba Area schools are in a Non-Emergency lockdown following a Bomb Threat received by the school district this morning. As of 2:42pm schools in the district are beginning to come out of lockdown. Multiple law enforcement agencies including the DNR, Michigan State Police, and Escanaba Public Safety Department responded to the threat. […]

Range Bank donates to schools through Spirit Debit Card program

UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. – Range Bank kicked off the 2022 school year by reaching a new milestone. The bank’s School Spirit Debit Card program has donated over $50,000 to local schools since its inception. The program started in 2015 with one school and has now grown to twelve participating schools. The School Spirit Debit Card […]

While Supplies Last the Women’s Center is Distributing Backpacks Filled with School Supplies for Those in Need.

UPHP dropped off backpacks filled with school supplies to the Women’s Center for children in need this school year. The donated backpacks are left over from the Community of Resource Fair that was to help the Lake Superior Village students. These bags are being distributed out of the Pak Rats directly connected to the women’s […]

Michigan students improved test scores in spring 2022

LANSING, Mich. (MDE) – A majority of Michigan school districts showed improvement in their spring 2022 statewide test results over the previous year’s results, but continued improvement with the support of the fiscal year 2023 budget is required to address unfinished learning in the pandemic, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today. In the […]

U.P. bus driver honored for 50 years of service

By Doug Pratt EAST LANSING, Mich. – On Jan. 4, 2004, lifelong school bus driver Bob Hanchek made a stop on his afternoon route along U.S. 41 in the North Central Area Schools district in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. With red lights flashing and two of his 15 riders coming up the aisle to exit, Hanchek recognized […]