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AAUW receives donation

Courtesy photo Susie Anthony, owner of Northern Sun Winery presents $600 check to Barb Chenier, American Association of University Women Vice President of Programming. AAUW was co-sponsorship of the vinyard’s July concert featuring the popular duo February Sky. The proceeds will benefit ...

Escanaba to flush fire hydrants

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the City on Aug. 10 through the end of the month. This is normal water system maintenance, which has never been completed to this scale in the city. This work will be conducted from 7:30 a.m. to around ...

Mobile mammography coming to Hannahville

HANNAHVILLE — In partnership with Spectrum Health Betty Ford Breast Care Services the Hannahville Indian Community Health Center will be hosting a Mobile Mammography event on Monday Sept. 21, and Tuesday, Sept. 22. If you are a woman age 40 or older, and due or overdue for your annual ...

Casperson seeks to honor lives impacted by cancer

ESCANABA — Former state senator and cancer fighter, Tom Casperson, is asking Upper Peninsula residents to support the battle against cancer by honoring those who have been touched by the disease. This summer, communities across the state will honor lives affected by cancer with Lights of ...

For the record: Wrong address on court report

ESCANABA — An incorrect address for Robert Michael Reynolds, who pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated, was printed on page 5A of the Tuesday, Aug. 4 issue of the Daily Press. At the time the case was received by Delta County District Court, Reynolds’ address was listed as 10463 ...

Lake Shore Live Music Festival set

ESCANABA — The Lake Shore Live Music Festival will be held at the Karas Bandshell Wednesday, Sept. 12. The band line up is: - The Blue Auroras (surf rock) - The Jimmy Almen Trio (Blues and Jazz) - Sit Down Francis (Classic and Alternative rock) - The Jam Band (country and classic ...

It’s blueberry picking season at national forest

GLADSTONE — Have you ever enjoyed a just picked, wild-grown blueberry on the Hiawatha National Forest? Then you know first-hand why foraging for blueberries is such a popular activity on the Forest! Locating these hidden treasures is just as much fun as eating them! But where are they? ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Jamee Rene Hess, 35, of 508 Michigan Ave., Gladstone, pleade guilty to a count of controlled substance — possession of meth/ecstasy. Hess was sentenced to a minimum of 17 ...

Additional food assistance extended

LANSING — Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will continue to have access to additional food assistance benefits during August as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today. Michigan previously approved the ...

MSU Extension offers online food preservation class

LANSING — As gardens are growing, thoughts turn to the ripening overflow of shiny, red tomatoes, bright green peppers and other delicious home-grown goodies along with farmers markets filled with fresh produce. Why not save some of this bounty to enjoy all through the year? Food preservation ...

Wildlife and forest grants available

ESCANABA — The Grants Committee of the Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W), a fund of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula, announced it will accepting grant applications for the fall 2020 grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and ...

Sault Tribe supports Enbridge covering Line 5 spill costs

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — In a July 17 letter to Enbridge, the Michigan DNR requested Enbridge cover all damages and losses due to Line 5 spills. Presently, Enbridge has only signed an agreement as a subsidiary, which does not have the resources to cover the costs of a catastrophic ...

Gatherings, events spread COVID-19 cases in parts of U.P.

GOGEBIC COUNTY – The Weatern Upper Peninsula Health Department is raising concerns over recent case count increases in Gogebic County. Cases in Gogebic County have been steadily increasing, with over 90 cases reported in the last 30 days. Overall numbers for the local health jurisdiction ...

Free pantry food safety training offered

ESCANABA — Michigan State University Extension is a resource for food safety training. Food safety educators will be hosting a live online webinar focusing on Pantry Food Safety — It’s Your Job. This is a two-part series. Part One of the series will cover the following topics why food ...

Bay College offices closed Aug. 12

ESCANABA — On Wednesday, Aug. 12, all Bay College offices at both campuses (Escanaba and Iron Mountain) will be closed all day for employee training. The Bay College Bookstore will be open for business 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The eall 2020 semester begins on Monday, Aug. 17. More information ...

Road closed for culvert work

ESCANABA — County Road 428 aka “Perkins 30.5 Road” between US 41 and M-35 and a portion of 428 between the two corners on the road, a lithe over 2.15 miles West of US 41 will be closed for a large, extensive culvert replacement. Closure will start Monday at approximately 7 a.m. The road ...

OSF named one of the best employers for women in the U.S.

PEORIA, Ill. — OSF HealthCare has been named one of the best employers for women in the country for 2020 by Forbes magazine, and is the highest ranked Illinois-based health care system earning the distinction. OSF HealthCare is ranked #20 on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best ...

Local military exhibit gets support

Courtesy photo Community Foundation for Delta County Board Chair Bob VanDamme and Board Members Will Carne Sr. and Ken Gartland present a check to Ann Jousma Miller, project facilitator for the Salute to Freedom – new U. P. Military Exhibit at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce. ...

Escanaba to flush fire hydrants

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the City on Aug. 10 through the end of the month. This is normal water system maintenance, which has never been completed to this scale in the city. This work will be conducted from 7:30 a.m. to around ...

Indian Trails to resume scheduled bus service

ESCANABA — Effective Saturday, Aug. t 8, Indian Trails, Inc., will restart most of its daily scheduled bus service, which includes routes throughout Michigan, and into Chicago, Milwaukee and Duluth, along with reduced connections with the Greyhound and Amtrak national transportation networks. ...