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Hospital reminds of visitor restrictions

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group reminds residents that strict visitor restrictions and employee screenings have been implemented. Patients, visitors, vendors and employees will have a new process to follow as they approach entrances to OSF HealthCare ...

Michigan DHHS closes lobbies to public

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that MDHHS will close its lobbies to visits from the public, except for appointments, and will stop requiring residents to visit MDHHS offices in order to receive state assistance benefits during the COVID-19 ...

Sault Tribe board declares state of emergency

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors and Gaming Authority each declared a state of emergency at special meetings due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The state of emergency is declared throughout all reservation lands ...

Homeless shelter changes location

ESCANABA — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by the Church of Christ in Soo Hill, 5079 18th Rd., Escanaba, starting March 22. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check www.HopeAtTheInn.org or call Lisa 420-1311. Donations may be written out ...

McBroom senate office closed to 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 ...

Police seek info on missing person

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety has asked for assistance from the public in its efforts to find a missing person. On Thursday afternoon, the department posted to its Facebook page that it was attempting to locate Nathan Larson, who was last seen on Wednesday, March 11, at about 3 a.m. ...

911 Signage Fund gets support

Courtesy photo Enbridge employees Technical Supervisor Brian VanOss, PLM Supervisor Scott Paquette and Senior Community Engagement Analyst Emma Cook present Gregg Johnson with a $20,000 check for the Delta County Township’s Association 911 Emergency Signage Fund. The check pass was held ...

Delta County declaires state of emergency

ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency in the county and approved a response policy for pandemics and epidemics Tuesday. Commissioners unanimously voted to authorize Board Chair Patrick Johnson to sign a declaration of emergency for Delta ...

Social Security offices will only offer phone service

LANSING — All local Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service. “This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions — and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are ...

U.P. Kewadin Casinos temporarily closing

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — In a continued effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Kewadin Casinos will be temporarily closing all five Kewadin Casinos in the Upper Peninsula. “Kewadin Casinos has been closely monitoring the situation and made adjustments as needed including the ...

Bay College postpones Artist Talk with Tobin

ESCANABA — Bay College is postponing the March 19 Artist Talk with Emily Tobin LaVoy until further notice. The “Wilderness” exhibit opened on Feb. 20 in the Hartwig Gallery located in the Catherine Bonifas Building on Bay College’s Escanaba Campus and will be on display until March ...

Public Safety seeks missing person

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety has requested help from members of the public in its efforts to find a missing person. According to the department, Dustin Feavel was last seen on Saturday, March 14, near Besse Park. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the ...

Superior Central in High School Bowl

Courtesy photo The Superior Central Cougars played the Marquette Redmen in the first quarter final round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 230-130. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for WNMU-TV’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating ...

Visitor restrictions at UP Health System

MARQUETTE — UP Health System - Marquette is implementing visitor restrictions, screening guidelines, and closures regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Visitor Restrictions The following visitor restrictions have been implemented. Effective immediately and continuing through April ...

Iron Mountain VA center restricts visitors

IRON MOUNTAIN – For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center is changing its visitation policy for all its heath care facilities in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin to help to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Effective March 16, the VA ...

Northern Lights YMCA limiting access to building

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA, in cooperation with state and local health department guidelines, will be limiting access to the building beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5. During this period, school-age children (K-12) will not be allowed in the facility. All classes ...

‘Severe critical’ need for blood

MARQUETTE — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a severe critical need for all blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 U.P. hospitals. Visit its Facebook ...

Lions help Wheelin Sportsmen

Courtesy photo Ford River Lions Club King Lion Matt Lund, left, presents a check for $500 to the Bays De Noc Gobblers chapter of the NWTF President Ken Buckholtz. The funds will be used for the Wheelin Sportsmen outreach program. The program helps people with disabilities (even quadriplegics) ...

Weight restrictions waived for trucks in virus relief efforts

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation announced today that the department will exempt from seasonal weight restrictions motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreaks. “Knowing the importance of getting ...