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License and registration deadlines extended

LANSING — Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bills 876-878, which codify her previous Executive Orders, further extending the renewal dates for driver's licenses, CDLs, state ID cards and vehicle registrations. Among the extensions outlined in the legislation, those with driver's licenses or ...

Escanaba City Band performs tonight

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Band’s first concert of the season will be tonight at 7:30 p.m.. In case of rain, the concert will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Bruce Cassell will be conducting the band, which will play a a variety of patriotic and other tunes such as Simple Gifts, a ...

YMCA fitness programs underway

ESCANABA — Group exercise programming is currently running for the Northern Lights YMCA Delta program center. The private fitness studio is located on Bay College campus at the MTEC center, room 2017. Available classes include: YDance, YWeights, Senior Strong, Dry Land Training, Yoga and ...

Blood drive planned Wednesday

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive Wednesday, July 1, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Guardian Flight Helicopter Hangar at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Donors should bring photo identification and a face mask. Everyone will undergo a simple health ...

Spruce budworm part of U.P. forests

ESCANABA — It’s native. It does what it’s supposed to do. It can be an agent of forest regeneration. But we don’t have to like it. Spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) is a cyclical native needle-eater of mostly balsam fir and white spruce. Most of the damage is done in June. ...

Volunteers needed for waterfront cleanup

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Recreation Department will be cleaning up the waterfront on Thursday, July 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. Volunteers are being sought to help. Garbage bags will be provided and gloves if needed. Work will begin at the Municipal Dock and continue along the shoreline to end behind ...

Upgrade impacts Esky utility payments

ESCANABA — The City of Escanaba is in the process of upgrading multiple software programs at city hall, one of which includes utility billing. As part of this process, the City will not be able to accept any payments for utilities starting on July 1. This includes on-line or in-person. The ...

Firecracker Fun Run is postponed

GLADSTONE — Due to the COVID-19 virus, Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis has decided to postpone the July 4th Fran Cannon Firecracker 5 Mile Run/2.5 Mile Walk/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run. “We just don’t feel right in doing this Run during these times. We hope to have it when things settle down ...

Online tourism directory available

LANSING — In response to the ongoing Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan State University Extension’s Tourism Team has created an online directory of resources for the tourism and hospitality industry. It includes best practices for safe operation and sanitation recommendations ...

Accessible absent voter ballot application available

LANSING — The Michigan Bureau of Elections has launched an accessible absent voter ballot application that can be used to apply for an accessible electronic absent voter ballot for the August Election. Blind voters and others with severe disabilities that prevent them from voting absent voter ...

One-car rollover near the Island

Corky DeRoeck | Daily Press Police responded to a one-car rollover near the Island Resort and Casino in Harris Friday morning. No further information on the accident was available as of press time.

Individuals sentenced in circuit court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Jesse James Tahash, 26, of 112 Cliffs Dr., Kipling, pleaded guilty to two counts of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture — meth. He received concurrent sentences of a ...

Lakeview Cemetery seeks sale items

ESCANABA — Lakeview Cemetery is asking for donations to sell in its 17th Annual Rummage Sale. Donations will be accepted until Saturday, Aug. 14. Items requested are: books, housewares, appliances, linens, furniture, hunting and sporting goods. No clothing, computers, or televisions will be ...

Blood drive set for July 1 at OSF hangar

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive Wednesday, July 1, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Guardian Flight Helicopter Hangar at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Donors should bring photo identification and a face mask. Everyone will undergo a simple health ...

500 trees planted in city of Escanaba

ESCANABA — In collaboration with the Superior Watershed Partnership and the Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC), 500 native trees and shrubs were recently planted within the city of Escanaba. A majority of the trees were planted on Aronson Island by the GLCC and volunteers. The goal of ...

Sault Tribe Board holds special meeting

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A special meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the held at the Kewadin Casino, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., June 30, beginning at 3 p.m. Please remember, due to the tribal State of Emergency, board of directors ...

LSSU starts new bachelor degree programs

ESCANABA — Lake Superior State University (LSSU) has announced, in partnership with Bay College, its baccalaureate programs in elementary education and secondary education will be available entirely in Escanaba starting the fall 2020 semester. Recognizing the shortage in qualified teachers ...

Great Lakes water levels still setting records

DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that Lakes Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie set new monthly mean water level records for May 2020. These water level records were previously set in 1986 on Lakes Michigan and Huron and just last year in 2019 on Lakes ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Shannon Dee Stevenson, 43, of 1210 Montana Ave., Gladstone, pleaded guilty to a count of controlled substance — possession/analogues, second offense; a count of operating while ...

Night crawlers don’t belong here

ESCANABA — Did you know that those amiable, beloved nightcrawlers are exotic invasive species? They don’t move long distances quickly, but their impact on native forest soils is expanding. As a kid walking to school on rainy days, I would routinely pick-up nightcrawlers stranded on the ...