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U.P. sees 209 cases of COVID-19

Local News

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula has had 209 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18 deaths caused by the virus, according to state officials. Delta County had a total of 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases, four probable cases and three deaths; Schoolcraft County had six confirmed cases; and Menominee ...

Arrest made after shots fired at Gladstone house

Local News

GLADSTONE — A Gladstone resident was arrested and jailed on suspicion of shooting into a local home Saturday night. On Saturday, July 4 at about 11:12 p.m., officers from Gladstone Public Safety responded to a report of shots fired into an occupied residence on the 800 block of Delta ...

Bay College Leadership Academy set

Community

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West Campus is accepting applications now through July 17 for the third consecutive year of their Leadership Academy program. The Leadership Academy is geared towards bringing emerging leaders together to develop meaningful skills, grow their professional network, ...

Aging adults, persons with disabilities can take service survey

Community

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Aging & Adult Services Agency is working to make sure programs and services available to Michigan’s older adults and persons with disabilities continue to meet their needs during the pandemic. To find out, the ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Michael Kelly Mineau, 35, of 602 S. 8th St., Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on a count of weapons — carrying concealed, a five-year felony with a ...

Musical Fourth of July

Local News

Jordan Beck | Daily Press The Escanaba City Band, under the direction of Bruce Cassell, right, performs patriotic songs at the Karas Bandshell in Ludington Park Friday evening. The performance was part of Escanaba’s Independence Day celebration, which also included a fireworks display and ...

Testing keeps local beaches safe

Local News

ESCANABA — Hot weather is here and brings with it people enjoying the water at a beach to cool off. Notifying people when bacteria is too high in the waters along Delta and Menominee shorelines is Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties’ (PHDM) Environmental Health Director Ian Nelson. ...

Precautions needed in heat wave

Local News

ESCANABA — With local temperatures recently approaching the 90-degree mark, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group Physician Assistant Tiffany Molinari shared some safety tips with people in the area looking to spend time outside this summer. “Enjoy the weather — we ...

Churches begin holding in-person services

Local News

The inability to attend church each week has been one of the most affecting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing guidelines, it’s been nearly impossible for congregations around the country to gather in ways they were accustomed to prior to the COVID-19 ...

Check laws before lighting fireworks

Local News

ESCANABA — The 4th of July is coming up and many Yoopers and visitors to the Upper Peninsula may feel the urge to light fireworks. Before you do, know the local ordinances, or you could end up with a civil fine up to $1,000. According to Act No. 635 passed Dec. 28, 2018, the number of days ...

Logging Expo canceled for 2020

Local News

ESCANABA — Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s announcement that the U.P. State Fair has been canceled for 2020, another major event in Delta County has been officially called off for this year. The Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo will return to Escanaba in 2021. The expo — one ...

Local events to mark Fourth of July

Local News

ESCANABA — Tomorrow is Independence Day, and — despite the impact of COVID-19 — many special events are being held locally in celebration of the holiday. Communities planning events include: BARK RIVER The Bark River Fourth of July “Old Fashioned” Family Celebration is moving ...

No paper on 4th of July

Local News

ESCANABA — The Daily Press will not be published Saturday, July 4, to allow employees to celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends. Regular publication will resume Monday, July 6.

Fireworks not allowed on national forest lands

Community

GLADSTONE — The Fourth of July is one of America’s great landmark holidays, celebrating our nation’s independence. It is also a great time to enjoy nearby forests and grasslands. However, it is vitally important that all users are aware that possessing, igniting, discharging or using any ...

Concerts at the gazebo planned

Community

ROCK — Maple Ridge Township is starting its Concerts at the Gazebo Wednesday, July 8, with Grand Design from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The gazebo is located across from the Rock Post Office. The concert series will run through Aug. 12 every Wednesday and it sponsored by the Michigan Council for ...

Escanaba schools food program continues

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Area Public School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under, or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or ...

Food distribution set for July 8

Community

GLADSTONE — There will be a Feeding America food distribution on Wednesday, July 8 at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone beginning at 11 a.m. Please go up 13th Street from the Gladstone Beach and turn west (left) on to Minneapolis Avenue. Cars will line up on Minneapolis ...

Column: U.P. Power is vision of InvestUP

Business News

ESCANABA — “U.P. Power.” It’s a phrase synonymous with U.P. high school playoff competition, and illustrates the energy and difference that result when Upper Peninsula communities come together. It is also the vision behind InvestUP: Bringing the assets of the U.P. together makes a ...

Pandemic boosts need for blood donors

Local News

ESCANABA — As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the local need for blood has increased significantly. The Upper Peninsula Health System (UPHS) Regional Blood Center held a blood drive at Valley Med Flight’s hangar in Escanaba Wednesday afternoon. Carrie Bartel-Petrin, membership sales ...