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Community Foundation extending grant request application window

ESCANABA — The Community Foundation for Delta County announced the foundation has extended the open April 2020, grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit applications to the community foundation for grants. Grant applications can ...

Schedule set for unemployment claims

LANSING — To help Michiganders receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name. The agency continues to see a historical increase in ...

MDHHS announces statewide hotline to address COVID-19

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has a statewide hotline to respond to health-related questions about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). "As we continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our state, we want to ensure Michiganders ...

Food service to children continues

LANSING — School meals will continue to be served to Michigan children throughout the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order declared by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday, the Michigan Department of Education reiterated today. “Families will still be able to access meals for their children ...

Homeless shelter to change location

ESCANABA — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by Harbor Lights Church, 612 2nd Ave. S., Escanaba, starting March 30, with help from Wellspring Church. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check www.HopeAtTheInn.org or call Lisa 420-1311. ...

Gladstone in High School Bowl

NMU photo The Gladstone Braves played the Houghton Gremlins in the quarter-finals of High School Bowl and were defeated by a score of 370-120. Representing Gladstone, seated from left, are players Mackenzie Parish, Isaac Berthaume, team captain Sam Jensen and Franklin Thibault. Standing is ...

Esky city departments outline service plan

ESCANABA The city of Escanaba departments have outlined how city services will and will not be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Public Works will continue providing essential services to residents, including garbage and recycling collection. These will stay on the ...

Gladstone to operate only essential services

GLADSTONE — Gladstone City Manager Eric Buckman announced the city of Gladstone will only operate essential services and personnel through April 13. This comes after Gladstone City Hall closed March 16 to all walk-in traffic in hope of controlling the spread of the coronavirus. Action was ...

Issues & Answers petitions governors to stay open

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Peter McGuinness, president of Issues & Answers Network, Inc.(I&A), a market research company with headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA, is petitioning the governors of Virginia and Michigan for an exemption to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of ...

Secretary of State will waive expiration late fees

LANSING — All 131 Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will be closed as part of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order. The governor announced at a press conference today that the order would take effect at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. “I fully support Gov. Whitmer and the leadership ...

Community Foundation extending grants

ESCANABA — The Community Foundation for Delta County announced the foundation has EXTENDED the open April 2020, grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit applications to the community foundation for grants. Grant applications can ...

Esky parking ban lifted

ESCANABA — Winter parking restrictions in the city of Escanaba have been suspended. Restrictions are usually in place until April 1.

U.P. Energy Task Force posts draft propane report

LANSING — The U.P. Energy Task Force publicly released 14 draft recommendations it is making to the governor on propane availability in the Upper Peninsula. The recommendations are posted to the Task Force’s website along with a technical report on propane and possible impacts if delivery ...

Planner

Monday A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., 1500 N. 19th St. Escanaba. Dual Recovery, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. Gamblers Anonymous, Open, Delta Drop-In Center, 6 p.m., 1500 N. 19th ...

Flags lowered for Forsyth Township firefighter killed in the line of duty

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff today to honor the life and service of Forsyth Township firefighter Benjamen "Ben" Lauren, who was killed in the line of duty. "As an up-and-coming leader in his community, the death of ...

Coronavirus spurs new online MSU Extension programming

EAST LANSING — During unprecedented disruptions to daily life due to the coronavirus global pandemic, Michigan State University Extension has created a suite of online resources and programming, available on demand through its new Remote Learning and Resources online space. For traditional ...

DNR closes service centers, field offices

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will close customer service centers and field offices to the public statewide, including the Escanaba office. Fishing and hunting licenses, camping reservations and other items will remain available for purchase online. Hunting and ...

Only flush toilet paper down your toilet

ESCANABA — Due to the fact that toilet paper is in high demand in the area, the Escanaba Water Department reminds residents to only flush toilet paper down the toilet. “Just because other paper products seem similar to toilet paper, it does not mean the paper will break down and ...

McBroom closes offices to the public

LANSING — State Sen. Ed McBroom’s Senate office in Lansing is closed to the public during the coronavirus state of emergency. “In following the recommendations of our medical professionals and elected leaders, I have closed my legislative office to limit social contact to help protect ...

Walk for Warmth supporter honored

Courtesy photo MDS CAA Walk for Warmth was held on February 29th in Escanaba. This local event helps raise funds to help Delta County residents who need help with their heating bills. Pictured above are Gladstone resident Jack Soderman and CAA Executive Director Julie Moberg. Soderman raised ...