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Fair cancellation a blow for businesses

Local News

ESCANABA — With the U.P. State Fair — one of the area’s largest annual events — postponed to 2021, local businesses expect to see reduced sales later this summer. “The economic implications of not holding the fair and other events on the fairgrounds are far reaching. Lodging ...

U.P. virus rates highest of pandemic

Local News

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula has hit its highest rate of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to state officials. A representative of Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDM) spoke about potential factors behind the spike in cases. “The Traverse City, ...

Steam and Gas Engine Show is canceled

Local News

ESCANABA — After the recent postponement of the U.P. State Fair and the Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo, a third major event at the U.P. State Fairgrounds has been called off for 2020. The U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association announced the cancelation of its 45th annual show ...

U.P. State Fair Board schedules livestock expo for August

Local News

ESCANABA — The U.P. State Fair Authority approved a plan Wednesday for a livestock expo to be held Aug. 17 – 22 at the U.P, State Fairgrounds. The expo is a modified version of the shows and auction that were planned for the 2020 U.P. State Fair, which has been postponed until 2021 due ...

Food distribution helps veterans

Community

ESCANABA — The Community Foundation for Delta County has collaborated with local organizations to help supply needy Delta County veterans with Fourth of July food baskets, according to Cheryl Andzejewski, executive director, Bob VanDamme, board chair and Ken Gartland, board member “The ...

Online voter registration open for two weeks

Community

LANSING — Michiganders have through July 20 to register to vote online for the Aug. 4 state primary elections. Once registered at Michigan.gov/Vote, they can also request online that their ballot is mailed to them, as more than 1.5 million other voters have already done. Voters who already ...

COVID-19 test website partners with Michigan 211

Community

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is making it easier than ever for residents to find nearby COVID-19 testing sites and to register to be tested - whether they are internet-savvy or prefer to use the telephone. MDHHS has launched a new online test finder ...

YMCA fitness programs start July 13

Community

ESCANABA — A four-week session of group exercise programming will begin for the Northern Lights YMCA Delta program center on Monday, July 13. The private fitness studio is located on Bay College campus at the MTEC center, room 2017. Available classes include: YDance, YWeights, Senior ...

Carney-Nadeau starts meal program

Local News

CARNEY — Staff at the Carney-Nadeau Public School started a program providing free breakfasts and lunches recently to all children age 18 and under called the ‘Summer Food Service Program’. “We are distributing seven pre-packaged breakfasts and lunches at no cost each Monday to any ...

School budgets face big unknowns

Local News

ESCANABA — At the end of each school year, superintendents and their administration create a budget for the following school year and submit it to the state of Michigan. The House, Senate and Governor do not complete the state budget before the school year ends, creating a guessing game for ...

Woman injured in Menominee knife attack

Local News

MENOMINEE — One woman was sent to the hospital Tuesday after being attacked with a knife at the Menominee Lighthouse Pier. At approximately 7:16 p.m. Tuesday, Menominee City Police Department officers were dispatched to the pier for a person who had a knife wound. After further ...

Man arraigned in home shooting incident

Local News

GLADSTONE — A man who allegedly shot into a Gladstone home was arraigned earlier this week. The suspect has been identified as Brian Edward Mader, 20, of 818 Minnesota Ave., Gladstone. On Saturday, July 4, at about 11:12 p.m., officers from Gladstone Public Safety responded to a report of ...

Whitmer vetoes bills to further delay taxes

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday vetoed bills that would have further delayed tax payments amid the coronavirus pandemic, citing harm to local budgets across Michigan and saying one measure related to property taxes is “blatantly” unconstitutional. The legislation had ...

Catherine Bonifas Civic Center receives grant

Local News

ESCANABA — The Catherine Bonifas Civic Center received an ATC grant for its After School Program. The grant award is intended to help youth during the summer. The civic center will be providing bags of snacks, hygiene items and school supplies to youth that are registered at the Catherine ...

Maple Ridge Township awarded $2,500 grant

Community

ROCK — Maple Ridge Township has been awarded a grant of $2,500 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2020 funding. Organizations receiving ...

Youth shooting program canceled

Community

ESCANABA — Due to COVID-19, the Great Lakes Sports and Recreation Club will be canceling its seven-week summer youth shooting program for 2020. However, the group will be offering free shooting for the entire year to all youth 15 years of age and younger, who are accompanied by a parent or ...

Movie Night returns to Ludington Park

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Recreation Department’s Movie Nights in the Park are back for 2020. All movies will take place at the Karas Bandshell at approximately 9:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring their blanket and come to the park to enjoy a movie on the big screen. “Because of our ...

New trooper at Gladstone Post

Community

GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police (MSP) has announced the assignment of Trooper Michael Hollenbeck to the Gladstone Post. Trooper Hollenbeck graduated as a member of the 137th Trooper Recruit School on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Recruits receive training in firearms, water safety, ...

For the record

Community

ESCANABA — In the article “Rezoning for Dollar General rejected,” which ran on page 1A of the Tuesday, July 7, 2020 issue of the Daily Press, the city The Overland Group is based in was misidentified. The developer is based in Springfield, Mo.

The ‘good enough’ home may be just perfect

Real Estate

By Barbara Marquand NerdWallet Constructed from aspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky but dissolves in the rain of hard numbers. Chasing the dream can lure buyers to overextend themselves financially. Or the high ...