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Bottle, can returns coming back June 15

LANSING — Michigan’s Bottle Deposit Return Program will be starting again, according to Michigan Treasury Department officials. On June 15, some retailers must reopen their bottle return facilities and resume the collection of returnable beverage containers and refund of customer bottle ...

Kewadin Casinos extends its temporary closure

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Kewadin Casinos has made the decision to extend the temporary closure of all five casino properties and attached hotels in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula until June 12. Kewadin Casinos Interim CEO Allen Kerridge said, “Although we understand that our team members ...

Water levels, virus slow harbor work

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians’ Epoufette Harbor Development Project has been delayed due to high water levels on Lake Michigan and the COVID-19 pandemic response by the tribes and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sault Tribe is developing a ...

League of Women Voters updating guide

ESCANABA — The League of Women Voters of Delta County is currently updating its online Voter Guide – Vote411. This service is a free, non-partisan, voter education resource that can be found at www.vote411.org. It was created to provide a personalized voting guide that includes up-to-date ...

City: Review garbage collection rules

ESCANABA — The Escaaba Department of Public Works asks that residents review the garbage and recycle collection guidelines. These guidelines can be found on its website at escanaba.org/publicworks. The department receives numerous calls regarding missed collection due to carts not being ...

Activities at fairgrounds

lsa Matthes | Daily Press Car enthusiasts flocked to the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds Saturday for Cars, Coffee, and Carnival Cuisine. The event featured vintage and special interest vehicles as well as fair-style food. Above, a classic Corvette sits on the fairground grass for visitors ...

Quite a sight to see up a tree

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Scott Johnson, left, the owner of a home on Lake Shore Drive where a bear was removed from a tree Friday, and other Escanaba residents watch the bear Friday morning.

SHF tweaks granting guidelines

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation, a non-profit, health-centered organization based in Marquette, has announced that it is implementing immediate changes to its grant-giving practices to address the COVID-19 Pandemic. At its most recent meeting, the SHF Grants Committee discussed ...

New MIOSHA site for COVID-19 safety

LANSING — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) launched a new online COVID-19 Workplace Safety site - Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety - the site provides guidance and a toolkit of resources to keep ...

Turbine components could slow traffic through July

ESCANABA — Drivers traveling in the southern Upper Peninsula beginning June 1 can expect some delays. A high volume of large wind turbine components will be transported to the Garden Peninsula, potentially slowing traffic. Under a permit from the Michigan Department of Transportation ...

Grants available for COVID-19 relief

MENOMINEE — The M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF) is accepting applications online at mmacf.org/grants from June 15th – 29th for grants from its Impact Fund for COVID-19 Relief. This fund will make grant awards to help nonprofits whose resources are, and will continue to be, ...

Way named Bay Alumni of the Year

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is pleased to announce Holly Way as the Bay College Distinguished Alumni for 2020. A native of Delta County, Dr. Holly (Lanasa) Way graduated from Gladstone High School in 1993. She continued her education at Bay College earning an Associate in ...

Defendants sentenced in unrelated cases

ESCANABA — Three Michigan men recently received prison sentences on unrelated charges, according to the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office. Joshua James Tellefsen, 37, of Escanaba, was sentenced to two to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of meth. He was sentenced as a ...

Secretary of State offices to reopen June 1 by appointment only

LANSING — Secretary of State branch offices will reopen June 1 by appointment only for essential transactions not available online in order to continue to balance the need to provide critical services and protect public health. “While the offices were closed to the public we conducted ...

Bay College sets commencement plans

ESCANABA — Bay College will launch a virtual celebration on the College’s website www.baycollege.edu on June 27 to celebrate the success, hard work, sacrifice and achievements accomplished by graduating students. Graduates are encouraged to celebrate with family and friends and tag the ...

Escanaba High School awards scholarships

ESCANABA — Escanaba High School announces $578,000 in local and privately selected scholarships that were awarded on May 21. Scholarships are listed in ascending order according to their monetary value. John T. Gasman Memorial Harrison Bouche American Legion Citizenship Cloverland Post 82 ...

Civil Air Patrol brings virus tests to U.P.

LANSING — The Michigan Wing of Civil Air Patrol, acting as the official U.S. Air Force auxiliary, has answered the call to help transport COVID-19 test kits and related supplies from Lansing to locations in the state’s Upper Peninsula. The State Emergency Operations Center asked Civil Air ...

Health department plans to reopen

ESCANABA — On May 18, 2020, Governor Whitmer announced that as of Friday, May 22, the Upper Peninsula has moved to Phase 4 of the “MI Safe Start Plan.” Phase 4, the containing stage, allows for the reopening of many businesses, retailers, and agencies including Public Health Delta & ...

Hotline offers free emotional support counseling

LANSING — Confidential emotional support counseling is now available 24/7 at no cost to Michiganders who call the state’s COVID-19 hotline. The service is part of a federally funded grant program implemented by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Behavioral Health ...

Bay College Board of Trustees election set

ESCANABA — Citizens of Delta County will vote for three positions to the Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees in the Nov. 3 election. The positions held by Eric L. Lundin, Kenneth H. Groh, and Gordon P. Fitch are regular six-year terms and will run through December 31, ...