Delta County

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

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



City Commission

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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.

BARK RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   A semi driver is hospitalized, following a rollover crash in Delta County. 

State Police from the Gladstone Post say it happened around 8:15 Thursday night on M-69 between 14th Road and US-2 & 41 in Bark River Township. The semi was eastbound on M-69 when it failed to negotiate a turn. The truck left the roadway, struck several trees and a house, rolled over one-and-a-half times, and came to rest on its roof.

The driver was trapped inside and had to be extricated. The Ontario man was airlifted to UPHS Marquette for treatment.

ESCANABA, MI--   High winds are being blamed for a barn fire Tuesday in Delta County. 

Escanaba Public Safety was called around 2:35 p.m. to property on K Lane and saw smoke and some flames coming from the peak of a barn near the house. 

Officials say strong winds pushed some stove pipe off part of the chimney above the roof and hot embers lodged under the ridge cap, igniting boards under the metal roofing. 

The barn itself sustained damage but none of its contents were affected.

No injuries were reported.  

CORNELL, MI--   One person was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Delta County Thursday. 

WLUC-TV says a driver lost control of their vehicle on County Road 416 in Cornell around 8 a.m.  The vehicle left the road and struck several trees. 

The driver was transported to St. Francis Hospital, but died en route.  They were the only person in the vehicle. 

The accident remains under investigation.  

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man who pleaded to a meth-related charge has been sentenced.

Jason Brazeau was arrested in May for maintaining a meth lab, possession of pseudoephedrine to make meth, and conspiracy to deliver components to make meth. 

He pleaded guilty earlier this month to controlled substance, creation/delivery of an analogue.

Brazeau was sentenced this week to 2 to 15 years in prison with credit for 194 days already served.