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Rapid Readers plans to meet Oct. 8

RAPID RIVER — The October meeting of Rapid Readers is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. Since the group has had prior commitments, vacations, business, and the COVID-19 threat, there are several books up for discussion. The most ...

Reminders for hunters on National Forest

GLADSTONE — Before hunters head out, the Hiawatha National Forest is asking them to review the following list of information and resources to help make the 2020-2021 hunting season more enjoyable. - License: First, make sure you obtain a hunting license from the MI-DNR. - Downloadable ...

LaFave urges passage of hunting bill

LANSING — The Michigan Senate approved a bill sponsored by State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, that will open more hunting opportunities for hunters with and without physical disabilities. LaFave’s measure, House Bill 4332, would allow the use of air-powered bows for all hunters ...

MDOT hosting a virtual career fair Oct. 6.

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a virtual career fair 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, to help fill a number of seasonal and permanent positions. MDOT has partnered with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to give prospective ...

Hidden hazards training offered at Bay

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will be offering Part 14 - Conveyors for General Industry, on Thursday, October 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day seminar is intended for employers committed to ensuring their facility meets or exceeds the requirements for employee safety ...

More than 2.5 million request absentee ballots

LANSING — Michigan voters have already requested 2.5 million absentee ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, a 350% increase compared to 36 days before the 2016 general election. Clerks have issued 2 million ballots, a 400% increase. “Voting absentee is a safe and secure option, ...

Environmental Coalition photo contest now open

MARQUETTE — Every year, the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition - the UP’s oldest grassroots environmental organization - invites people to help us recognize and share the beauty of our landscape and its inhabitants by entering our Photo Contest. Send us your best shots representing the ...

Governor Whitmer signs executive orders

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer took further action to save lives and protect the health and safety of Michiganders by extending the State of Emergency until October 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Executive Order 2020-186 will allow the state to continue to mobilize resources and take the ...

North Central Homecoming royalty

Courtesy photo The North Central Homecoming king and queen were crowned at the Varsity game on Saturday, Sept. 26. Queen is Jaiden Fleetwood and King is Fabian Chartier. Junior escort is Elyse Fleetwood, sister of Jaiden Fleetwood.

Bay College offers fall workshop series via Zoom

ESCANABA — Bay College’s Workforce Training Department has teamed up with other community colleges to offer relevant and timely workshops via Zoom. Each workshop runs for 2-hours and is being offered at a reduced rate of $29.00 each. Sign up for just one, or register for all six ...

Mackinac Bridge Authority to meet

ST. IGNACE — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) again will meet virtually Thursday, Oct. 1. The MBA Finance Committee is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. followed by the MBA’s regular board meeting at 10:30 a.m. The meetings will be conducted on the ...

Irish Oaks Ladies Golf League helps

Courtesy photo The money raised from our 3 Woman Big Cup Charity golf outing on August 6th have been distributed as follows: $500 to Salvation Army Food Pantry - Alex Norton, $500 to St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Barb - Van Ermen, $500 to Delta County Cancer Alliance, $500 to Tri-County Safe ...

Rural health essay scholarship contest

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health is partnering with the Michigan Center for Rural Health on an essay scholarship contest for Upper Peninsula high school seniors. Students who will begin college in fall 2021 and plan to pursue a healthcare career are ...

Sault Tribe Board meets Sept. 29

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors scheduled a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 29 at the Sault Kewadin Casino. Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, meetings are not open to the public. On the agenda are resolutions: Land Lease ...

Wildlife Unlimited firearm raffle winners

ESCANABA — Wildlife Unlimited held its annual 2020 firearm raffle recently. The following people were the winners First prize Winchester 70 super grade 308win Winner Nicholas Gasso of Escanaba. Second Winchester 70 super grade 7MM Mag Winner Adam Schroeder of Escanaba. Third prize ...

MDHHS issues COVID-19 guidance about Halloween, trick-or-treating

LANSING — To help ensure the only thing scary about Halloween is the costumes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued guidance on how to safely celebrate the holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The way we celebrate Halloween in Michigan will be ...

Two vehicle crash in Escanaba

Corky DeRoeck | Daily Press Motorists survey the damage from a two car collision that took place around 1 p.m. Friday at the corner of 3rd Avenue North and Stephenson Avenue. No further details were available as of press time.

License, vehicle registration extension to expire

LANSING — Michiganders have less than a week to renew their expired driver's licenses, state identification cards and vehicle registrations before they will be assessed late fees and risk a ticket from police. All such credentials with expirations after March 1 were extended by the state ...

City manager testifies against dark store theory

LANSING — The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday took testimony from Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan in support of Sen. Ed McBroom's legislation that would close the so-called dark store tax loophole. Senate Bill 26 would close the dark store loophole by revising the way property ...

New Lock moves forward with phase 2 contract

DETROIT — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announce the New Lock at the Soo second phase construction contract is awarded to Kokosing Alberici LLC of Westerville, Ohio. The much-anticipated mega-project will take three phases to construct. Kokosing Alberici will receive more than $111 ...