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Saying Thanks

Ilsa Minor | Daily Press In honor of National Volunteer Week, the Foster Grandparents were in honored with gifts at the Escanaba Senior Center Friday. Each Foster Grandparent received a bag containing an iPad, an iPad case, a $50 Holiday gas card and a picnic blanket. Above, AmeriCorps ...

Planned city hunting ban raises concerns

ESCANABA — A plan to amend the city’s code of ordinances to prohibit hunting in Escanaba was met with questions by the city council, who worried the language of the ordinance could inadvertently allow hunting around Ludington Park. During Thursday’s regular city council meeting, ...

Slight increase in COVID-19 cases Friday

For The Daily Press Delta County has only four more confirmed COVID-19 positives Friday and Menominee County one new case, data from local health officials showed. The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website update Friday also listed one probable case in Delta County. Neither ...

Lawmakers pass bills for first-time homebuyers

LANSING (AP) — First-time homebuyers would be allowed to save for their purchasing costs using a tax-exempt savings account under bills that passed in the Michigan Legislature, a move designed to keep residents in the state workforce. The legislation, approved Thursday, would allow ...

Ex-Michigan health chief ordered to testify about departure

LANSING (AP) — Former Michigan health director Robert Gordon will testify next week before a legislative committee about his abrupt departure from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration, following the panel's vote to subpoena him Thursday. Gordon ordered coronavirus restrictions for more ...

Roses from Rotary

Ilsa Minor | Daily Press The Escanaba Rotary Club held its annual rose delivery to local nursing homes Thursday. Nearly 350 individual flowers were delivered to residents of Bishop Noa, Cedar Hill Assisted Living, Christian Park, Lakewview Assisted Living, North Woods Assisted Living, and St. ...

Nahma landmark destroyed by fire

NAHMA — A fire destroyed the main building of the Upper Peninsula Golf and Lake Resort, formerly known as the No Nah Ma Resort, in Nahma early Thursday morning, but the business that has been a staple of the community will continue to operate. “It’s gone. I don’t even know how to put ...

Council looks at senior housing options in Esky

ESCANABA — Efforts to bring more housing options to Escanaba for the city’s aging population were highlighted during Escanaba’s regular city council meeting Thursday. “Escanaba has a large population of Baby Boomers who are slowly approaching retirement age, this has increased the ...

Upper Peninsula adds 73 new virus cases

ESCANABA — Delta County has added 12 more confirmed COVID-19 positives and Menominee County three new cases, data from local health officials showed Thursday. The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website update Thursday also listed eight more probable case in Delta County but ...

Board deadlocks on measure to repeal emergency law

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s elections board deadlocked Thursday on certifying a veto-proof initiative that would enable the Republican-led Legislature to wipe from the books a law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to issue sweeping pandemic orders last year. The 2-2 vote means proponents of the ...

Membership show

Ilsa Minor | Daily Press Above, metalwork sculpture “Strumming” by Austin Ash, of Escanaba, is shown.For more than 40 years, the Bonifas Membership Show has showcased the original work of Bonifas members. Many of the pieces featured were selected to be displayed at the Escanaba Public ...

Delta County adds 17 new virus cases

ESCANABA — Delta County posted another 17 confirmed COVID-19 positives for a second straight day and Menominee County three new cases, data from local health officials showed Wednesday. The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website Wednesday also listed one more probable case in ...

Michigan seeks to delay redistricting by nearly 3 months

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s top election official and its redistricting panel asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday for more time to adopt new congressional and legislative maps, pointing to delayed census data. The lawsuit, which was expected, seeks a Jan. 25 deadline — nearly three ...

House leaders: End ‘revolving door,’ require financial info

LANSING (AP) — New bipartisan ethics legislation in the Michigan House would require financial disclosures from lawmakers and top state officials and prohibit them from becoming lobbyists for two years after their tenure. The bills, introduced Wednesday, are part of a broader package that ...

Residents urged to take rec survey

Daily Press file photo A crowd of people are shown at the Escanaba Municipal Dock during a past Rock the Dock celebration. The Escanaba Recreation Department is in the process of updating the city’s Five-Year Recreation Plan. The plan is used as a guideline for recreational opportunities ...

Public Health gives update on community vaccine effort

ESCANABA — Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) provided an update on local COVID-19 vaccination. On Monday, April 12, PHDM received 1,900 doses of the Moderna vaccine. Eight Hundred of these doses were first doses and 1,100 second doses. During the week of April 12 ...

Whitmer visited father in Florida during pandemic

LANSING Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled out of state more than a month ago to visit her elderly father, a snowbird who has lived in Florida and has a chronic disease, her office said Monday. The disclosure confirmed reporting by the Lansing-based publication MIRS. It came weeks ...

Volunteer Week

Daily Press file photo Volunteers place food baskets into cars at a recent event in Escanaba which gave away food baskets to help area veterans. The week of April 18 is National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize volunteers and also to seek out ways residents can ...

Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man's neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and ...

All calls will soon require dialing 906

LANSING — Telephone users in four Michigan area codes — including 906 in the Upper Peninsula — will soon be required to include an area code in every phone call. It is known as 10-digit dialing and is part of the rollout of a new way to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, ...