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Superior Central in High School Bowl

NMU photo The Superior Central Cougars played the Calumet Copper Kings in the semi-finals of High School Bowl and were defeated by a score of 280-200. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for WNMU-TV’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 42 ...

No yard waste removal in spring

ESCANABA — The city of Escanaba only collects leaves in the fall. Any yard waste residents have should not be raked into the street. City sweepers are trying to pick up the sand in the streets and large piles of yard waste slow down the process. For any questions or concerns contact the ...

Free personal use firewood cutting offered

GLADSTONE — Personal use firewood cutting on the Hiawatha National Forest will be free to the general public from April 1 through May 15. During this time of social distancing, a personal use firewood permit will be issued upon request by calling one of the offices listed below. You will ...

Additional food assistance available

LANSING — Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will have access to additional food assistance benefits as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak and about 27,000 individuals will be temporarily exempt from federal work requirements, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health ...

Over 2,000 Mich. companies hiring now

LANSING — Michigan companies need to fill thousands of critical, immediate vacancies to support work during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and agribusiness industries. The State’s employment search engine - Pure Michigan Talent Connect - ...

Bay launches new social work program

ESCANABA — In response to the growing need for more social workers in the Upper Peninsula, Bay College is converting the Human Service degree program into an Associate of Arts Concentration in Social Work degree program. Coursework for this degree program will begin in fall 2020. Students in ...

Esky virtual city budget workshops start Monday

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council will hold virtual two city budget work sessions next week, starting Monday. Due to the expected length of the meetings, they will not be streamed on Facebook. However, residents can still log in to the meetings through the city’s website, ...

Small Business Program Grant applications available

MARQUETTE — As announced earlier this month, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) created the Michigan Small Business Relief Program, which includes $10 million of grant funding to be provided to eligible businesses throughout the state. The Upper Peninsula was awarded ...

DIFS’ call center working remotely to assist consumers

LANSING — The Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) announced that its call center continues regular operations and remains prepared to assist Michigan consumers with their insurance and financial services concerns, especially those individuals impacted by coronavirus disease ...

Hope At The Inn shelter moves Monday

GLADSTONE — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter, Hope At The Inn, will be hosted by the Covenant Church, 305 S. 9th St., Gladstone, starting Apr. 6. This will be the last week of Hope at the Inn for the season. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check ...

Menominee businesses close after warning

MENOMINEE — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office — in tandem with Menominee County Prosecutor Jeffrey Rogg - sent cease and desist letters today to three Menominee County businesses for failing to comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, which ...

United Way launches COVID-19 relief fund

ESCANABA — The United Way of Delta County has announced the creation of a fund to aid organizations serving those impacted by the COVID-19 virus. “Our community’s nonprofits are working diligently to meet unprecedented needs,” said Julie Mallard, executive director of the United Way ...

Annual Spring Tree Sale planned in May

ESCANABA — The Delta Conservation District is having its annual Spring Tree Sale. Pickup dates are Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9. Conifers, hardwoods, shrubs, and fruit trees are available. For details and to place an order call 906-553-7700, or visit www.deltacd.org, for a catalog and ...

Unemployment filing schedule posted

LANSING — To help Michiganders receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name. The agency continues to see a historical increase in ...

AG office gives Menards warning

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Attorney General has sent a letter to Menards following reports that the company’s stores have been engaging in business practices which might endanger the health of customers and employees during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, ...

Bay de Noc Gobblers get donation

Courtesy photo Gladstone Lions Club King Lion John Thomas, right, presents a check for $1,000 to Ken Buchholtz, president of the Bays de Noc Gobblers local Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The funds will be used for the Wheelin Sportsmen Outreach Program to help with the cost ...

Public Health encourages social distancing

ESCANABA — During the current COVID-19 situation, Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties reminds individuals to do their part to help slow the spread of illness in the community. Remember to Stay Home and Stay Safe. When you do have to run essential errands, such as getting groceries ...

Pathways changes its schedule

ESCANABA — Beginning Friday, April 3, Pathways Community Mental Health Authority (Pathways CMH) will be closing its offices located in Alger, Delta, Luce and Marquette counties on Fridays through April 30 for the health and safety of both the public and Pathways CMH employees. While the ...

State accepting monetary donations

LANSING — As Michiganders face challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Michigan has launched the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Initiative to accept monetary donations to support critical services. Funds will be distributed through the State Emergency Operations Center ...

VA offers call-in veteran support group

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center has begun offering a daily call-in support group to all Veterans. The purpose of the call is to give veterans an opportunity to gain support and stay connected during this unprecedented time. You do not need to be enrolled in VA health ...