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Escanaba Graduation

Ilsa Minor | Daily Press Above, members of the Escanaba High School graduating class of 2022 listen as their commencement ceremony begins Friday night. At right, a glittery cap bearing the message “We’re not who we used to be” is worn by one of the graduating seniors. Many of the ...

Local data showing spike in COVID cases

ESCANABA — While many pandemic-weary Americans have declared the COVID-19 crisis to be over, it may be too soon to throw away your masks and hand sanitizer, as cases are beginning to spike in Delta County. “We are seeing that rise in the numbers,” said Carrie Polley, director of nursing ...

Santi named Daily Press Student of the Year

ESCANABA — Manistique High School senior Ella Santi has been selected as the Daily Press 2022 Student of the Year. As Student of the Year, Ella will receive a $1,000 monetary award from the Daily Press. The Student of the Year program kicks off with Student of the Week in the fall, where ...

Key inflation gauge slowed to still-high 6.3% over past year

An inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 6.3% in April from a year earlier, the first slowdown since November 2020 and a sign that high prices may finally be moderating, at least for now. The inflation figure that the Commerce Department reported Friday was below the ...

No paper Memorial Day

ESCANABA — The Daily Press will not publish a paper Monday — Memorial Day — to allow employees to observe the holiday with family and friends. Regular publication will resume Tuesday, May 31.

Honoring graduates

Brian Rowell Daily Press Employees at Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba cheer as their coworkers who are graduating from high school walk in a procession through the store Thursday. Elmer’s started honoring its graduating employees this way when the pandemic began and in-person graduation ...