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Bay opens fall semester art exhibit

ESCANABA — Bay College announces the Safer at Home art installation in the Besse Gallery on the main campus of Bay College. The installation was created by Mary Sundstrom, a West Michigan artist, illustrator, and art instructor, along with Susan Reniewicki, an artist from Waupaca, Wisconsin. ...

Individuals sentenced in Circuit Court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Melissa Ann Germain, 37, of 802 Delta Ave., Apt. 2, Gladstone, pleaded guilty to a count of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture — meth and a count of controlled ...

YAC now accepting grant applications

ESCANABA — The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of Delta County announced Friday it are now accepting grant applications for its Fall 2020, grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit applications to the YAC for grants. Grant ...

Upper Peninsula reports 931 virus cases

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula had 931 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18 deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. Delta County had a total of 114 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 26 probable cases and three deaths; Menominee County had 205 confirmed cases and 29 probable cases; ...

Work to begin on Manistique bridge

MANISTIQUE — Work on the U.S. 2 bridge over the Manistique River is set to start Tuesday and continue through Oct. 30. The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing roughly $547,000 in scour countermeasures, riprap, signs and slope restoration on the bridge. The work is intended to ...

POW /MIA Remembrance Day set

ESCANABA — The Delta County Veteran’s Council and Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 will hold a remembrance ceremony on Friday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial in Ludington Park. Steve Kwarciany, commander of the Veteran’s Council, will lead the remembering ceremony honoring all ...

For the record

ESCANABA — In the article “Bay opening going smoothly,” which appeared on page 1A of the Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 issue of the Daily Press, Bay College sophomore Dominique Tovar’s last name was misspelled.

Friends of Library help food bank

Courtesy photo The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library recently donated $300 to the Salvation Army Food Bank in honor of participants in the library’s summer reading program, who met a community goal of 300 books read. Pictured are Major Alex Norton of the Salvation Army and Karen ...

USDA Forest Service seeks firefighters

MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Eastern Region is looking for a committed, hardworking and highly skilled workforce to support wildfire suppression efforts and fuels management on 14 national forests and one tallgrass prairie located in states across the ...

Free app gives alerts on vehicle recalls

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was scheduled to roll out the free app for both Android and Apple phones Thursday. Owners key ...

Website helps identify invasive plants

LANSING — For landscapes plagued by autumn olive or entangled in oriental bittersweet, a new website offers help identifying and managing woody invasive plants like these. WoodyInvasives.org, developed by the Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes Collaborative, contains a wealth of information ...

Community Foundation makes donation

ESCANABA — Board of Trustee Member of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula as well as the Community Foundation for Delta County Charlie Becker, along with Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Member Allison Gustafson present Jr. Market Livestock Goat and Sheep Superintendent Carol Quist ...

McBroom concerned over Whitmer appointee

LANSING — State Sen. Ed McBroom expressed concern over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent reappointment of Victoria Enyart to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. As a member of the Advice and Consent Committee, McBroom is requesting a hearing on the appointment. “Ms. Enyart has served on the ...

MSU to host virtual field day on various corn topics

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University (MSU) will host a Corn Virtual Field Day with emphasis on 2020 production issues, including tar spot disease, field unevenness and integrated management on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. The event, moderated by Kristin Poley, manager of ...

EMP Supports Big Brothers/Big Sisters

ESCANABA — EMP has announced its community partnership and financial support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area (BBBS). According to Paul Harvey, vice president of EMP, “As a company, we’re committed to do our part to positively impact lives of Delta County youth. Over many ...

Cedar River BridgeWalk scheduled

CEDAR RIVER — The Cedar River BridgeWalk will be held the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5h. The BridgeWalk will begin with music at 10:30 a.m. CDT at the Cedarville Township Hall on Old Mill Lane across from the Cedar River Harbor and Marina. The parade over the Cedar River ...

Utility bill payment options announced

ESCANABA — The City of Escanaba transitioned to new utility billing software and Credit Card Company back in July. The planning and implementation of this software took nearly a year to complete. After many years of customer request, we are happy to announce that Escanaba is offering bill ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Macy Kristine Metzger-Meek, 20, of 1600 N. 18th St., Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on a count of controlled substance — possession of ...

Secretary of State to offer special appointments, extended hours

LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced branch offices would offer special appointments and extended hours for Michigan residents to renew driver’s licenses or state ID cards that expire between Jan. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2020. Beginning today, customers can make ...

LaFave says U.P. schools shortchanged

LANSING — Rep. Beau LaFave said a school funding distribution recently announced by Gov. Whitmer shortchanges students and teachers in many parts of the Upper Peninsula. The governor announced a plan to distribute nearly $65 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to Michigan schools. ...