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Joblessness frustrates workers, business

Local News

ESCANABA — Many who were unemployed at the end of 2020 are still searching for jobs in the new year, but how the pandemic has effected employers and employees has varied greatly — even in Delta County. Waitress Kathy Nelson is weathering her second layoff since March. She said while she ...

Esky schools discusses in-person attendance

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board has decided to return all grades to face-to-face learning on January 25. Students will have the option to return in-person, attend in hybrid fashion or completely online. To accommodate those who choose to attend online, all classes will stream their ...

Upper Peninsula virus case total at 15,454

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ESCANABA — As of Tuesday, the U.P. had 15,454 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 3,708 probable cases, 348 deaths and 79 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. According to the state’s county-by-county count issued Tuesday, Delta County had a total of 2,580 ...

Attorneys: Ex-governor charged in wrong county over Flint

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LANSING (AP) — Attorneys for former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are striking back, telling prosecutors Tuesday that the Flint water case should be dismissed because he was charged in the wrong county. Snyder was charged last week with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty. He was ...

Chamber postpones Fire and Ice fundraiser

Community

ESCANABA — At its regularly scheduled November meeting the Delta Chamber Board of Directors voted to not hold the Annual Fire and Ice Fundraising Gala in February. The event, which is typically held on the first Saturday in February, offers community members the chance to dress up for a ...

Bay College student food pantry receives support

Community

ESCANABA — Each year, the Bay College Student Food Pantry receives donations from community organizations in order to continue supporting the pantry’s efforts. These efforts help to provide students with an alternative resource to fulfil their basic needs. Recently, the Community Foundation ...

UPPCO says water levels being lowered

Community

MARQUETTE — As winter settles in across the region, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) will begin lowering water levels at its hydroelectric reservoirs to prepare for melting snow and precipitation during the spring of 2021. UPPCO’s hydroelectric project licenses are issued by the ...

Bay seeks outstanding alumni nominations

Community

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. This award was established in 1999 by the Alumni Association to recognize and honor an outstanding graduate of Bay College each year; one who has made ...

Developers sought for North Shore Project

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GLADSTONE — Developers are still being sought for the North Shore Development Project along the Lake Michigan shoreline on Little Bay de Noc. The Gladstone Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Gladstone City Commission and Gladstone Planning Commission are very supportive of the ...

Avoiding dementia-related wandering

Community

Persons living with Alzheimer's and dementia are prone to wandering, which often puts them at risk. As temperatures continue to drop across Michigan this winter, those risks increase exponentially. Six in 10 people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia will wander, according to the ...

Tug boat sinks near Marquette

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MARQUETTE — A tug sank in Lake Superior near the Marquette shore on Friday, but no injuries were reported. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie said it responded to a report of a submerged tug along the breakwater near Marquette on Friday. At 11:40 a.m. that day, the Coast Guard received ...

UK varient of COVID-19 virus found in Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. — The first Michigan case of the so-called “UK varient” of the virus responsible for COVID-19 was identified Saturday in the Lower Peninsula. The variant, officially known as “B.1.1.7.” was identified in an adult female living in Washtenaw County by the Michigan ...

Woman dead following Michigamme crash

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MICHIGAMME TOWNSHIP — A 20-year-old woman died from injuries suffered in a crash Saturday in Michigamme Township, according to the Michigan State Police. Michigan State Police reported that at about 6 p.m. Saturday, troopers from the MSP Negaunee Post and deputies from the Marquette County ...

Delta County marks first coronavirus death since December

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ESCANABA — Delta County marked its first COVID-19 related death since Dec. 29 Monday. As of Monday, the U.P. had 15,415 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 3,673 probable cases, 348 deaths and 348 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. Today’s daily case count ...

Outhouse Classic canceled for 2021

Community

TRENARY — The Outhouse Classic Committee announced that due to the MDHHS regulations, it is unable to hold the event in February. “We held off as long as we could with this decision, but unfortunately things are coming down to the wire and a decision had to be made. We thank all of you ...

Residents asked to avoid ‘wishful recycling’

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ESCANABA — Delta Solid Waste Management Authority (DSWMA) Manager Don Pyle said that recycling when you don’t know if an item is accepted can do more harm than good. “Wishful recycling,” as it’s known in the industry, happens when people drop off items they’re not sure are ...

Blue Cross Blue Shield warns ­members of ‘pharmacy’ phone scams

Community

LANSING — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is warning its members of new phone scams in which callers attempt to obtain personal or insurance information. The fraudulent callers claim they are from a pharmacy network, and then offer to mail the member over-the-counter vitamins and ointments ...

U.P. continues to get vaccine shipments

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ESCANABA — As the state continues its campaign for “shots in arms,” Upper Peninsula residents are lining up to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but availability has dampered healthcare providers’ efforts. Not all residents are qualified for vaccination at this stage and even those who ...

Health Dept. has vaccine for appointments

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ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) will have COVID-19 vaccine for the upcoming appointments scheduled next week on: - Monday, January 18 - Tuesday, January 19 - Thursday, January 21 - Friday, January 22 If you have an appointment scheduled for one of the ...

Virus cases stabilize locally

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ESCANABA — As of Friday, the U.P. had 15,276 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — up only 67 cases since Thursday. The peninsula has recorded 3,648 probable cases, 345 deaths and 79 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. The figure does not include prisoners in the ...