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Blue Cross Blue Shield warns ­members of ‘pharmacy’ phone scams

LANSING — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is warning its members of new phone scams in which callers attempt to obtain personal or insurance information. The fraudulent callers claim they are from a pharmacy network, and then offer to mail the member over-the-counter vitamins and ointments ...

Bay seeks outstanding alumni for annual award

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. This award was established in 1999 by the Alumni Association to recognize and honor an outstanding graduate of Bay College each year; one who has made ...

Lots of activity at Escanaba City Hall

Ilsa Minor | Daily Press An odd sequence of events led to an alarming sight at Escanaba City Hall Thursday afternoon. Passerbys watched as a man moved about on the city hall roof while a fire truck, Escanaba Public Safety squad cars, and the city electric department blocked traffic from ...

Police: Garden woman faces methamphetamine charge

MANISTIQUE — A Garden woman has been arraigned on a meth charge in Schoolcraft County, according to the Manistique Public Safety Department. Tracy Elizabeth Ernest, 58, was formally charged Jan. 12, in the 93rd District Court with one count of Controlled Substance - Delivery on School or ...

Applications being accepted by EFSP board

ESCANABA — Delta County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program. Delta County has been chosen to receive $19,038 to supplement emergency ...

Snowmobiler dies of crash injuries

TROUT LAKE — A Huron County man who crashed his snowmobile in Chippewa County earlier this month died Jan. 8 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Richard David Dufty, 55, of Cassville succumbed to injuries he suffered in the Jan. 2 crash along Snowmobile Trail UP 472 (Bobby Gay Truck Trail), ...

Meijer helps Tri-County Safe Harbor

Courtesy photo Tri-County Safe Harbor has received a $1,000 donation from Meijer in Escanaba. The donation will assist the shelter with providing continued support services to our community. Pictured are Erin Viau, executive director for Tri-County Safe Harbor and Jessica Warner, Meijer store ...

Online workshop planned for caregivers

ESCANABA — Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a 6-week online workshop, designed for the non-professional, informal family caregiver, will be held on Wednesdays, beginning February 10, through March 17 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST, with an optional Zoom orientation on Wednesday, February 3 at 2 ...

Tax assistance offered at Escanaba library

ESCANABA — AARP will offer free tax assistance at the Escanaba Public Library. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. This program offers free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 or older and are of low to middle ...

Flags lowered to honor U.S. Capitol police officers

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff immediately from January 11 through January 13 at sunset to honor United States Capitol ...

Road closed on 1600 block of Sheridan

ESCANABA — Starting Wednesday, January 13, the 1600 block of Sheridan Road will be closed and traffic will be re-routed. The closure will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13. The lanes will be closed until the work is completed on Wednesday afternoon. This closure is due to replacing ...

Hope at the Inn volunteer training

ESCANABA — Hope at the Inn, Delta County’s homeless shelter, will have a training for new volunteers on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army. Anyone already trained is encouraged to sign up for a shift or two on www.hopeattheinn.org or by calling Lisa 420-1311.

Right to Life of Delta County events

ESCANABA — Right to Life of Delta County is announcing local events to mark the 48th anniversary on Jan. 22 of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Courts decision that legalized abortion. Plans for the year include the billboard now located on U.S. 2 and 41 by Anderson Tire going out of Escanaba, which ...

DNR pilot project clears the way for winter fishing access

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has organized a pilot program to keep boating access sites plowed this winter at more than two dozen popular Upper Peninsula ice-fishing locations. Various local partners have volunteered to assist the DNR with the program to help ...

Right to Life of Delta County plans events

ESCANABA — Right to Life of Delta County is announcing local events to mark the 48th anniversary on Jan. 22 of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Courts decision that legalized abortion. Plans for the year include the billboard now located on U.S. 2 and 41 by Anderson Tire going out of Escanaba, which ...

Blood drive dates set for year ahead

ESCANABA — Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for blood donors and a viable source of blood supply has remained paramount. While COVID-19 altered many facets of day-to-day life, hospitals like OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group remained open and operational, dedicated to ...

Nessel cautions seniors and senior living facilities about stimulus payments

LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is reminding residents and operators of nursing homes and other care facilities that Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) - often referred to as stimulus payments - belong to the person named on the check, not to the organization providing ...

MSU Extension offers crop management update

MARQUETTE — An on-line educational program for farmers is offered on January 15, 9 a.m. – noon. This program is planned for farmers raising grain and forage crops in the Upper Peninsula and Northern lower Michigan. The program will include short talks from several crop experts from ...

Cords and boards part of logging language

ESCANABA — Loggers, foresters, and wood mills use specialized units of measurement to describe wood in both standing trees and cut forest products. Cords, boards, MBF, bolts, and tons are a few of the more common terms. Obtaining market-suitable volumes from tapered, irregular cylinders pose ...

Postal Service asks to please clear snow and ice

GRAND RAPIDS — Winter weather is making a return and the Greater Michigan U.S. Postal Service (zip codes 486-491 and 493-499) is asking our customers to help our letter carriers deliver your mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.  “Snow and ice make ...