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Memory center fundraiser is canceled

ESCANABA — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of the Gary Abrahamson Jr. Memory Care Center has decided to cancel the 2021 Par-Tee Fundraising Dinner, originally scheduled for April 15, 2021. “While this decision was a difficult one, in light of the continued uncertainty ...

New SOS online, self-service options coming soon

LANSING — The Department of State will enable new online services for customers and expand the capability of self-service stations to include driver’s license and state ID transactions next month. The new customer conveniences will be available when a massive upgrade of the department’s ...

DHHS seeking volunteer drivers

ESCANABA — The Department of Health and Human Services in Delta County is seeking interested individuals to drive Medicaid recipients to medical and dental appointments. This is a volunteer position; however, you are given a mileage reimbursement rate of 56 cents per mile along with a meal ...

Watercraft registrations can be renewed online

LANSING — Ahead of this year’s boating season, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds watercraft users to renew their registrations online or at a self-service station. “Customers can renew their watercraft registration from the safety and comfort of their home on our website or at ...

Bay College scholarship deadline approaching

ESCANABA — Bay College awards over 300 scholarships every year to graduating high school seniors, current students and returning learners. Nearly a half-million dollars is available for students in scholarships for Academic Year 2021-2022. Scholarships must be applied for by March 15. The ...

Diabetes online workshop scheduled

ESCANABA — DIABETES PATH is a free six-week on-line workshop using Zoom that helps individuals with pre-diabetes or Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes improve how they manage their situation to cope and feel better. Topics include: monitoring and balancing blood sugar, creating meal plans, decreasing ...

Two get promotions at Gladstone Post

GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police announce the promotions of Trooper Patrick Janisse and Trooper James Rempinski to Sergeant at the Gladstone Post effective Sunday. In their new role, Sergeant Janisse and Sergeant Rempinski will be responsible for assisting with the daily operations at ...

Writing contest winners named

Courtesy photo The GFWC Manistique Women’s Club sponsors a short story writing contest each year for sixth graders in the Manistique Area Schools. Stores can be of any genre but must be less than 2,000 words. The first place winner will be entered in the GFWC state competition. The ...

For the record

ESCANABA — The article and chart in Saturday’s Daily Press showing the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Upper Peninsula contained errors. As of Friday, the most recent numbers as of the printing of Saturday’s edition, 65 people have died of the virus in Delta County.

Kindergarten screening set for Cameron

GLADSTONE — Gladstone Cameron Elementary School will be holding Kindergarten Registration/Screening for all prospective kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year. The actual screening will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 8, 9, 10. The screening will be at Cameron School ...

Bay scholarship application deadline

ESCANABA — Bay College awards over 300 scholarships every year to graduating high school seniors, current students and returning learners. Nearly a half-million dollars is available for students in scholarships for Academic Year 2021-2022. Scholarships must be applied for by March 15. The ...

Storms cause vaccine delays

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that due to ongoing winter storm conditions in Kentucky and Tennessee, vaccine shipments this week continue to be delayed. “We ask that Michiganders ...

Program for cancer patients available

ESCANABA — CANCER PATH is a free six-week online workshop for individuals with any kind of cancer. Whether newly-diagnosed, in active treatment, or living beyond active treatment, this program helps survivors improve how they manage their situation to cope and feel better. Topics include: ...

VA offers Escanaba COVID-19 vaccine clinic

ESCANABA — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is providing a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Bay College Campus in Escanaba on March 1, from 12 until 8 p.m. Eligible veterans who want the Moderna vaccine should call 906-774-3300 and dial extension 33115 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 ...

Fire department helps with AEDs

Courtesy photo The Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department recently donated $500 towards the purchase of replacement pads for all of the AEDs in the Gladstone Area Schools District. The continued support allows the school district to keep all supplies current and ready for a cardiac emergency.

Food distribution scheduled for March

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for March. The program is for residents, 18 years of age and older, who qualify with household income; ex :( one person $2,126 a month, two people ...

Multiple options available for vaccine sign-up

LANSING — Recognizing that residents have varying degrees of technology access and understanding, particularly seniors 65 and older who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is collaborating with community partners to ...

Bay College offers new miner and virtual refresher training

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will be offering a 24-Hour New Miner and an 8-Hour Training in partnership with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The three-day “New Miner” training covers all aspects of the initial training requirements for owners and ...

Bay seeks nominations for awards

ESCANABA — Bay College is accepting nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards. Each year the college recognizes up to three full-time and three part-time instructors as outstanding educators. Commitment to education and excellence in service are the primary elements of ...

Chronic pain online workshop planned

ESCANABA — CHRONIC PAIN PATH is a free six-week online workshop that helps individuals with chronic pain improve how they manage their situation to cope and feel better. Topics include: pacing and planning for optimal energy, dealing with difficult emotions, managing pain and fatigue, ...