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Bigfoot stops in Escanaba

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Darron Schnell, a driver with BIGFOOT 4X4, shows off his monster truck outside Mr. Tire in Escanaba Thursday. At noon today, the truck will be used in a car crush at Ojibwa Casino in Baraga; it will then be on display outside Mr. Tire’s Baraga location through ...

Library opens for computer appointments

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library will reopen to the public on an appointment-only basis for computer use and technical assistance on Monday, June 22. Library patrons may call to make a one hour appointment between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Access to the library’s ...

Online videos highlight MSU’s agricultural research at Chatham

CHATHAM — Agriculture is important in the Upper Peninsula. Though not as big as the forest products industry, farming involves and generates income for many U.P. families. Michigan State University has been conducting local agricultural research and directly assisting farmers in our region ...

Escanaba Municipal Beach open

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Municipal Beach is open for the season. Hours are 12 to 7 p.m. seven days a week with certified lifeguards. The Escanaba Recreation Department realizes the loss of the sand beach over the last couple of years. However, the berm is extremely essential in ...

Urgent need for blood donors in U.P.

ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O-, O+, B+, A- blood types. The U.P. Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 U.P. hospitals. Call 906-449-1450 or visit ...

Gladstone library to have outages

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library will be having phone and internet outages throughout the day on Tuesday, June 23, starting at 10 a.m. The library will be open from 9 to 10 a.m. for its immune compromised hour and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for curbside pickup that day.

Forest extends personal use firewood cutting

GLADSTONE — Hiawatha National Forest is extending the availability of free personal use firewood cutting on the Hiawatha National Forest to the general public through July 15. “We decided to extend the special cutting period, which had previously been scheduled to end June 15th, as a ...

Bay ranked in top 10 of online list

ESCANABA — Guide to Online Schools has ranked Bay College in the top 10 of all community colleges in Michigan at number six. Adria Vaughan from Guide to Online Schools said, “Each community college was ranked by several important factors, including retention rate, graduation rate, ...

Outstanding Student Employee picked

ESCANABA — Colby Torvinen was selected as the Bay College Student Employee of the Year.Torvinen is from Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone Area High School in 2019. He is currently studying marketing and graphic design and plans to earn an associate’s degree in marketing. After Bay, he ...

Marquette hospital eases visitor restrictions

MARQUETTE — UP Health System - Marquette announced it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities. The decision was made as current projections continue to indicate ...

UPPCO campground facilities will reopen

MARQUETTE — As the Upper Peninsula transitions to Phase 5 of Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 MI Safe Start Plan, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) announces that it is reopening its campground facilities at Bond Falls, Prickett and Boney Falls. These campground facilities will be available for ...

Avenue of Flags damaged by wind

RAPID RIVER — The “Avenue of Flags” installed by Walter W. Cole Post 301 of Rapid River each Memorial Day has sustained damage, due to three periods of extremely high winds. These flags are casket flags donated or purchased by individuals or families in memory of their departed veteran ...

Road work today on South 10th Street

ESCANABA — The 800 Block of South 10th Street will be closed to all traffic today. This closure is due to work related to abandonment of an old water service line. No disruption to potable water service to adjacent costumers is expected. Motorists should expect some delays and are asked ...

Gustafson named Outstanding Graduate

ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College selects an outstanding graduate from each of the six divisions at the college. The graduate is selected by their instructors for their academic excellence, leadership and community service. Allison Gustafson was selected as the 2020 Outstanding Graduate ...

Fishing museum closed this summer

MENOMINEE — The West Shore Fishing Museum announced it will not open this summer due to the coronavirus threat. Two major events, Heritage Crafts Day and the Ice Cream Social, have been cancelled. Volunteers will use this time to work on renovations and improvements. The Facebook page, ...

Seniors wanted for wellness survey

ESCANABA — Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) is seeking older adults to participate in a Health, Wellness, and Technology Survey. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, UPCAP’s programming is going online and virtual. The survey will help determine what future health and wellness ...

New walk-in clinic hours announced

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has new weekday hours for its walk-in clinic. The new hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekend hours remain the same: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. as do holiday hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The OSF St. Francis Walk-In ...

Youth shooting program postponed

ESCANABA — Due to COVID-19 the start of the Summer Youth Shooting Program at the Great Lakes Sports and Recreation Club is beinf postponed. Dates and times will be set in July. For information contact Russ Nelson at 786-4742.

Bay College Board of Trustees election

ESCANABA — Delta County residents 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 Dec. 31, 2026. Incumbents ...

Hospital, Salvation Army plan food drive

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group will be hosting a food drive in partnership with The Salvation Army. The food drive will take place at OSF St. Francis Hospital from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. The Salvation Army trailer will be located in ...