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Workers still there for area seniors

By Deborah Prescott dprescott@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency (CAA) will continue to support those in need with as little face-to-face interaction possible. “At this time we are continuing with all of our programs that do not involve ...

Senators say CARES Act passage will provide relief

WASHINGTON — Michigan’s U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters addressed the CARES Act — Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in a conference call with members of the press Thursday. The $2 trillion bipartisan legislation was passed in the Senate, 96-0, Wednesday ...

Virus relief bill hits snag in US House

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders’ plan for swift action on a $2.2 trillion package to ease the coronavirus pandemic ‘s devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system ran into complications Friday as a maverick conservative threatened to delay passage until most lawmakers ...

Bay College postpones graduation ceremony

ESCANABA - In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bay College has announced plans to postpone its commencement ceremonies and hold physical ceremonies later in 2020. Bay’s spring commencement ceremonies will now be held at either the end of the summer II semester in early August or the ...

Local food pantries still helping needy

ESCANABA — Food pantry managers are keeping business hours as usual, but the process to receive food has changed slightly. Escanaba Salvation Army Major Alex Norton said the facility is in total quarantine. Clients will receive all food in to-go containers at the entrance of the community ...

Police tell businesses to comply with order

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Safety Department and the Delta County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office are requesting businesses, organizations, and residents to abide by the executive orders as signed and authorized by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The executive orders are a necessity in an effort ...

US jobless claims hit 3.3 million, quadruple previous record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the ...

Issues & Answers wants exemption from order

ESCANABA — The president of a market research company that has a presence in Escanaba is petitioning state governors for an exemption to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. Issues & Answers Network, Inc. (I&A) has a total of four locations across Virginia and Michigan, ...

Manistique drug bust nets seven arrests

MANISTIQUE — Seven suspects were arrested for narcotic offenses by the Manistique Public Safety Department earlier this week, according to the department. On Sunday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 24, officers with the department — assisted by the Public Safety K-9 Unit, Schoolcraft County ...

Virus case in Luce County

NEWBERRY — The LMAS District Health Department reported Luce County’s first positive case for COVID-19. This is the first confirmed case in the four-county district served by the health department. LMAS District Health Department became aware of a positive COVID-19 case identified ...

Shipping season begins on Great Lakes

DETROIT — The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., opened Monday, marking the beginning of the 2020 Great Lakes shipping season. The up-bound Motor Vessel H. Lee White, 704-foot long freighter, is the first ship to enter the Poe Lock. It is coming from Sturgeon Bay, Michigan and headed to ...

Esky couple stranded in Honduras

LA PAZ, Honduras — Many people living in Delta County are stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Escanaba residents Tim and Julie Bishop, however, are in a very different situation — they are currently stranded in Honduras and attempting to get back to the United States. The ...

Testing continues in Delta County

ESCANABA — Delta County was still free of confirmed coronavirus cases as of Tuesday afternoon, according to county officials. Delta County Administrator Emily DeSalvo said Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties has submitted two dozen specimens from Delta County to a state lab for ...

Virus case reported in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Health Department has announced its first confirmed positive case of COVID-19. Tuesday, MCHD became aware of a positive COVID-19 case identified through commercial laboratory testing. The identified person is an adult male with a history of recent domestic ...

Gladstone police seek protective equipment donations

GLADSTONE — As its supplies of protective equipment are dwindling, Gladstone Public Safety has requested donations from the community. “Due to high demand and lack of availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) GPSD has a very limited supply of Center for Disease Control (CDC) ...

Local homeless shelter will remain open

ESCANABA — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Monday instructing citizens of Michigan to “Stay Home, Stay Safe” — but, for homeless people in the area, doing so is not an option. For these people, faith-based rotating emergency homeless shelter Hope at the Inn (HATI) aims ...

Cancellations

Our Savior Lutheran Church Our Savior Lutheran Church of Escanaba announces cancellation of all public church activities including worship services, Sunday school, and Bible studies. For more information see “OurSaviorEsky” facebook page Amvets Post 123 Escanaba Amvets Post 123 of ...

First positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Luce County

NEWBERRY — The LMAS District Health Department reported Luce County’s first positive case for COVID-19 today. This is the first confirmed case in the four-county district served by the health department. LMAS District Health Department became aware of a positive COVID-19 case identified ...

Classes go on at Bay — online

ESCANABA — Bay College will continue to hold classes online for the remainder of the winter 2020 semester and is closing its physical campuses to the public until at least Monday, April 13, the college announced. However, Bay’s classes and services will continue to be available. “The ...

Schoolcraft County alters operations

MANISTIQUE — Schoolcraft County has closed its offices to all non-essential employees and functions until Monday, April 13, the county announced Monday. People are asked to contact specific offices to learn more about processes in place for essential functions. As was previously announced, ...