Mother, children escape house fire

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BAY DE NOC TOWNSHIP — Strong winds played a role when a Bay de Noc Township home was destroyed by fire Thursday, according to firefighters. At approximately 2:47 p.m., Masonville Township Fire Department was dispatched to Bay de Noc Township for a structure fire. Upon arrival, the structure ...

Delta County Cancer Alliance elects new officers


ESCANABA — With the recent retirement of Cheri Severinsen — who served as president of the Delta County Cancer Alliance for nearly 28 years — new members have been appointed to serve on the organization’s board of directors and members at large. The following is a list of Delta ...

10-digit phone dialing starts locally Sunday

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LANSING — The switch to 10-digit dialing starts this Sunday, Oct. 24. Telephone customers in Michigan’s 616, 810, 906 and 989 area codes will have to include an area code with every local call - known as 10-digit dialing. Phone customers, including landline and mobile phones, with ...

Flags lowered to honor former Congressman Dan Benishek


LANSING — Governor Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Oct. 23, to honor the life and service of former Congressman Dan Benishek. The flag honors coincide with his funeral. “Our ...

Delta, Menominee counties see new COVID-19 deaths

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Local data showed a new death due to COVID-19 in both Delta and Menominee counties, along with 22 and 13 new confirmed positives, respectively. Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties as of Thursday also had eight more probable coronavirus cases in Menominee County and two in Delta ...

Escanaba schools ­locked down after threat

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ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools locked down Friday as a precaution after office staff at the Junior/Senior High School received a threatening phone call. According to a letter written by Superintendent Coby Fletcher and posted on Facebook, Escanaba Public Safety was immediately ...