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Community garden returns

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Daily Press file photo Gardeners harvest beets at the Escanaba Community Garden in this file photo. The garden was not open in 2020 due to the pandemic, but is returning this year. The Escanaba Community Garden is currently accepting memberships for 2021. Due to continued COVID restrictions, ...

Bergeon family gives to YMCA

Community

Courtesy photo The Bergeon Family recently gave a gift to the YMCA for its Annual Campaign. “Wellness is important to me and my family,” said Jody Bergeon “I love that the Y and their Annual Campaign make it affordable to all. Plus, by playing an active role in the campaign, I get to ...

Menominee County bridge project to start May 17

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POWERS — The US-2 Menominee County bridge replacement starts May 17. Work is expected to be completed in October. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $2.7 million to replace a bridge on US-2 over Big Cedar River, Menominee County. The project includes resurfacing ...

Senate votes to exempt graduations from virus order

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LANSING (AP) — A split Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to exempt high school graduation ceremonies from the state's order that restricts crowd sizes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans who control the chamber supported the bill that was sent to the GOP-led House, while all but one ...

U.P. church destroyed by fire Wednesday

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BAY MILLS, Mich. (AP) — Fire in the early hours Wednesday destroyed a Roman Catholic church in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church was built in 1967 in Bay Mills Township in Chippewa County. It was declared a total loss, according to the police at Bay Mills Indian ...

Michigan eases outdoor mask requirements

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan has lifted an outdoor mask requirement except in gatherings of at least 100 people and in organized contact sports, and said teen athletes no longer must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if they are fully vaccinated. Under a revised pandemic order that takes effect ...

Whitmer to receive Profile in Courage award

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BOSTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and six other people who risked their own health and safety to help and protect others during the coronavirus pandemic will receive Profile in Courage awards next month, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced Tuesday. The recipients, ...

Walmart lockdown was a false alarm

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ESCANABA — A report of a person with a gun at the Escanaba Walmart was a mistake, according to Escanaba Public Safety officers. At 9:37 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to Walmart after a report of someone entering the store armed with a rifle. Officers searched the store while ...

Want a new kitchen? Tips for starting the process

Real Estate

By Katherine Roth Associated Press So you want a new kitchen? Whether you’re considering designing a kitchen using your own architect, a kitchen planner hired through a store like IKEA or Home Depot, or an online planning service, professionals suggest keeping a few things in mind. PLAN ...

Add beauty, function with a path

Real Estate

By Lee Reich Associated Press A path is a feature too often overlooked in a garden or landscape. Maybe it lacks functionality, or beauty, or it’s needed — but just not there. A well-designed path can do more than keep your feet dry. It can tell you where to walk, and also guide your ...

U.P. veteran carves his way to arts competition

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CRYSTAL FALLS — “Do you have time for a short story?” Sally Westfahl asked. I agreed that I did, and she told me how she knew her husband, Russel, had fallen for his craft. “We were at a trailer park in Florida and he took a class on carving,” she said. “The next time we went to ...

Demand for virus vaccine drops locally

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ESCANABA — Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) has provided an update of local COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The agency reports a decrease in demand for vaccinations locally. On Monday, April 26, PHDM received 1,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine. Six hundred of these doses ...

3 new virus cases in Delta County

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ESCANABA — Delta County recorded only three more confirmed COVID-19 positives Tuesday and Menominee County one new case, data from local health officials showed. The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website update Tuesday also listed eight new probable cases in Delta County, ...

Forest and Wildlife Fund awards grants

Community

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W) Grants Committee, announced the recipients of their April 2021 Grant Round and two pro-active grants awarded. Those receiving grants are: Delta Animal Shelter – Trail Improvements – trail mix gravel ...

Forestland workshops are canceled

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta Conservation District is canceling for the second time three informational/educational forestland workshops that were scheduled for May. The workshops were scheduled: May 5 – “Forestland Technical Assistance & Financial Assistance”; May 6 – “Baiting vs ...

Monthly cancer support group to meet

Community

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group will host its monthly cancer support group on Tuesday, May 11. Members will meet virtually via an online meeting platform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The support group is open to all cancer patients and survivors, regardless of ...

Early Childhood program gets top score

Community

ESCANABA — The Menominee Delta Schoolcraft CAA Early Childhood program recently had the MIOSHA Workplace Safety Ambassador Program come to its sites to assess the safety of our programs. They visited the following sites: Escanaba Early Childhood Center, Gladstone Early Childhood Center, ...

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available

Community

LANSING — With case counts on the rise across Michigan, Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting our communities through vaccinations in our pharmacies for all those age 16 and older with open appointments available at locations statewide. In addition to servicing appointments made via the ...

Bay student receives Presidential Honor Award

Community

ESCANABA —The Presidential Honor Award was established by the Bay de Noc Community College Foundation in July of 1997 in honor of Dr. Dwight E. Link, President Emeritus of Bay College. The award recognizes students graduating with at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA who demonstrate outstanding ...