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Escanaba will be flushing fire hydrants

ESCANABA — There will be a routine maintenance hydrant flushing in Escanaba to improve water quality during the week of October 26 and October 30, 2020. There is the possibility of rusty colored water in your tap due to the annual flushing process. Although aesthetically unpleasant, there ...

MDOT prepares to meet the challenge of winter during a pandemic

LANSING — With winter already on its way to parts of the state, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is doing what it does every year: preparing. But this winter may pose new challenges for keeping roads clear. “Over the years, maintenance workers at the state and local levels ...

Groups to provide Thanksgiving dinners

ESCANABA — The Salvation Army of Escanaba — in partnership with The Community Foundation of Escanaba — will be providing ready-to-heat Thanksgiving dinners. Pick-up time starts at 3 p.m. There will be no deliveries due to COVID-19. Serving will take place at the The Salvation Army ...

Drive thru trunk or treat planned

ESCANABA — Members of Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba are hosting a drive thru “Trunk or Treat” from noon to 2 p.m. on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31. All ghosts and goblins are welcome. The church asks that everyone stay in their vehicles and enter the circle drive to collect their ...

Virtual U.P. Clean Energy Conference scheduled for Nov. 9

ESCANABA — Upper Peninsula residents, government leaders, businesses and other organizations are invited to the virtual U.P. Clean Energy Conference from 2 to 4:30 p.m. (EST) Monday, Nov. 9. The conference is organized by a team of renewable energy advocates and analysts who hope to support ...

Newberry hospital doctor tests positive for COVID-19

NEWBERRY — Helen Newberry Joy Hospital has been notified that one of its providers tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Sheppard wanted to share his identity while he recovers at home. He sees patients in the Manistique Lakes Family Clinic and West Mackinac Health Clinic. “As healthcare ...

Winter coat drive in Schoolcraft County

MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with 3 Seasons Restaurant for a winter coat drive. Theye will be accepting slightly used winter coats that can be given to individuals in need in Schoolcraft County. They are accepting children and adult winter coats. If ...

LWV donates books to libraries

ESCANABA — The League of Women Voters was founded by suffrage leaders 100 years ago to help American women exercise their new right to vote. The Delta County League is joining with other local Leagues across the country to celebrate this important milestone. For 100 years, Leagues have ...

OSF HealthCare addresses data breach

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare System (“OSF”) is mailing letters to its patients advising them of a data security incident that occurred at one of its vendors, Blackbaud, Inc. (“Blackbaud”). Blackbaud provides cloud-based and data solution services related to OSF’s fundraising ...

Powers’ office supports Toys for Tots drive

ESCANABA — Joe Powers, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year’s toy drive. Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the ...

Benson announces ban of open carry at voting locations

LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson recently issued direction to local election clerks statewide clarifying that the open carry of firearms on Election Day in polling places, clerk's offices, and absent voter counting boards is prohibited on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020. Attorney ...

Schools must report outbreaks in 24 hours

LANSING — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the school community about probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours. The order requires local health ...

Friends of Library raffling off Chromebook

ESCANABA — The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library is currently celebrating the 15th Annual National Friends of Library Week, celebrated this year Oct. 18-25, by holding a drawing for an HP Chromebook. Register to win by visiting the Escanaba Public Library either in person during their ...

Krusin Klassics supports Bay students

ESCANABA — Krusin Klassics is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 by local automobile enthusiasts. Krusin Klassics draws a large crowd at their Fun Run Car Show in Escanaba, which takes place each year with the exception of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds from the Fun Run ...

COVID-19 guidance for holiday gatherings

LANSING — The holiday season will be different for Michiganders this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure families do not miss out on being together during the holidays, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued guidance on how to travel and gather safely ...

Fall photo contest at Escanaba library

ESCANABA — Join in the fun by sharing a favorite fall digital photograph in the Escnaba library’s photo contest. Participants may enter both the Fall Landscape and Hometown Pride categories and may submit one photo per category. The contest is open to two age groups, teens ages 14 and up ...

Escanaba Public Works collecting leaves

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Works will make every attempt to collect leaves from your address on your garbage collection day. It is not possible to accurately inform residents of the exact day the leaf collection will occur. During the collection period, please contact the Department of Public ...

Police academy hosting meetngs

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host mandatory meetings for NMU students planning to attend the next academy. Individuals can choose one session from the following: 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, or Wednesday, Nov. 4. There will be a limit of ...