Delta County

MASONVILLE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a fatal crash in Delta County on Saturday. 

Around 4:10 a.m. State Police from the Gladstone Post were dispatched to US-41 near S.15 Road in Masonville Township. A southbound car driven by Sean Lake, 21, of L’Anse crossed the centerline and hit a semi head-on. The truck was driven by Brandon Belanger, 27, of Escanaba. Both vehicles burst into flames.

Lake was pronounced dead at the scene. Belanger was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Delta County

Aug 4, 2018


.8 mills over 10 years for operation of the Community Action Agency Senior Services Program

Yes:  4,188   No:  2,165



Renewal of 3 mills over 5 years for road and bridge construction and improvements

Yes:  77   No:  47



.5 mills over 5 years for Delta Area Transit Authority transportation

Yes:  137   No:  104



DELTA COUNTY, MI--   A Menominee woman has been killed in a motorcycle accident in Delta County.

The Sheriff’s office says the crash happened Sunday on US-2 near Y.25 Road. The rider was westbound when she lost control of her motorcycle and became separated from it. The victim was not wearing a helmet and sustained severe head injuries. She was airlifted to UPHS-Marquette, where she later died.

Masonville EMTs, the National Forest Service, Ensign Fire, and Valley Med Flight assisted at the scene.

DELTA COUNTY, MI--   Officials were called to the scene of a barn fire in Delta County Tuesday. 

Around 2:30 p.m. the Escanaba Department of Public Safety responded to 3774 18th Road on a report of flames. Upon arrival they found the barn fully engulfed.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and remained on the scene for about three hours, taking care of hot spots.

Public Safety was assisted at the scene by Escanaba Township and Ford River Township volunteer fire departments.

No injuries were reported, and no animals were harmed in the fire.


DELTA COUNTY, MI--   A downstate man had to be airlifted to UPHS-Marquette following a snowmobile accident in Delta County. 

The Sheriff’s Office was called Wednesday around 5:40 p.m. to Trail #7 near Forest Road 2218. They say Kenneth Perrella, 67, of South Rockwood hit a dip in the trail and was ejected from his snowmobile.

Tri-Star EMS transported Perrella to a landing zone, where he was picked up by Valley Med Flight and taken to the hospital in Marquette.

The crash remains under investigation.

ESCANABA, MI--   A partnership between the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office and health and law enforcement agencies is looking to establish a Child Advocacy Center in the area. 

Prosecutor Philip Strom says the center would offer child victims different services—like a family advocate, therapist, and forensic interviewer—under one roof. Strom says it would bring services to the child instead of asking them to go to several different facilities in the course of an investigation.

Delta County

Nov 1, 2017


City Council

Vote for not more than 3

  • Patricia A. Baribeau  746
  • Ralph B. Blasier  841
  • Katherine Hardt  707
  • Peggy O'Connell Schumann  959
  • Marc D. Tall  1,031



City Commission

Vote for not more than 3

WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A 13-year-old boy is hospitalized, after he was hit by a vehicle while waiting for a school bus in Delta County. 

ABC-10 says it happened just before 7:30 Thursday morning on 18th Road near K Lane in Wells Township. An 18-year-old man was eastbound on 18th Road when he crested a hill and struck another vehicle that was waiting for a student to board a Hannahville school bus. The man’s vehicle then left the roadway and hit the boy.

The boy was airlifted by Valley Med Flight to UPHS-Marquette for treatment. His condition is not known at this time.

ESCANABA, MI--   Residents in Delta County can perform a spring cleaning on their medicine cabinets this weekend with a drug take-back event in Escanaba. 

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Escanaba Public Safety will be at Walgreens to accept old, expired, or unneeded medications for proper disposal. The event aims to reduce the number of homes that have opioid painkillers on hand, as well as other medicines that shouldn’t be kept, dumped in the trash, or flushed down the toilet.

DELTA COUNTY, MI--   The U.S. Forest Service is planning a prescribed fire on the Stonington Peninsula. 

Officials are notifying local residents of possible burning opportunities in the near future. The targeted location is approximately 5 to 6 miles south of US-2 and adjacent to or east of County Road 513. The area is directly south-southwest of Schaawe Lake and one mile northwest of Little Bay de Noc Campground.

Prescribed burning is weather-dependent. If conditions aren’t right the fires will be postponed until more favorable conditions occur.