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Want a new kitchen? Tips for starting the process

Real Estate

By Katherine Roth Associated Press So you want a new kitchen? Whether you’re considering designing a kitchen using your own architect, a kitchen planner hired through a store like IKEA or Home Depot, or an online planning service, professionals suggest keeping a few things in mind. PLAN ...

Add beauty, function with a path

Real Estate

By Lee Reich Associated Press A path is a feature too often overlooked in a garden or landscape. Maybe it lacks functionality, or beauty, or it’s needed — but just not there. A well-designed path can do more than keep your feet dry. It can tell you where to walk, and also guide your ...

U.P. veteran carves his way to arts competition

Local News

CRYSTAL FALLS — “Do you have time for a short story?” Sally Westfahl asked. I agreed that I did, and she told me how she knew her husband, Russel, had fallen for his craft. “We were at a trailer park in Florida and he took a class on carving,” she said. “The next time we went to ...

Demand for virus vaccine drops locally

Local News

ESCANABA — Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) has provided an update of local COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The agency reports a decrease in demand for vaccinations locally. On Monday, April 26, PHDM received 1,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine. Six hundred of these doses ...

3 new virus cases in Delta County

Local News

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

Forest and Wildlife Fund awards grants

Community

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W) Grants Committee, announced the recipients of their April 2021 Grant Round and two pro-active grants awarded. Those receiving grants are: Delta Animal Shelter – Trail Improvements – trail mix gravel ...

Forestland workshops are canceled

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta Conservation District is canceling for the second time three informational/educational forestland workshops that were scheduled for May. The workshops were scheduled: May 5 – “Forestland Technical Assistance & Financial Assistance”; May 6 – “Baiting vs ...

Monthly cancer support group to meet

Community

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group will host its monthly cancer support group on Tuesday, May 11. Members will meet virtually via an online meeting platform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The support group is open to all cancer patients and survivors, regardless of ...

Early Childhood program gets top score

Community

ESCANABA — The Menominee Delta Schoolcraft CAA Early Childhood program recently had the MIOSHA Workplace Safety Ambassador Program come to its sites to assess the safety of our programs. They visited the following sites: Escanaba Early Childhood Center, Gladstone Early Childhood Center, ...

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available

Community

LANSING — With case counts on the rise across Michigan, Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting our communities through vaccinations in our pharmacies for all those age 16 and older with open appointments available at locations statewide. In addition to servicing appointments made via the ...

Bay student receives Presidential Honor Award

Community

ESCANABA —The Presidential Honor Award was established by the Bay de Noc Community College Foundation in July of 1997 in honor of Dr. Dwight E. Link, President Emeritus of Bay College. The award recognizes students graduating with at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA who demonstrate outstanding ...

Thull named outstanding graduate for Technology Division

Community

ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College selects an Outstanding Graduate from each of the six divisions at the college. The graduate is selected by their instructors for their academic excellence, leadership and community service. Thomas Thull was selected as the 2021 Outstanding Graduate for ...

Escanaba to enforce blight ordinance

Community

ESCANABA — Spring has sprung and so has the flow of blight complaints. Increased code enforcement activities will be conducted throughout Escanaba due to a substantial number of complaints being received. Officials will be enforcing the city’s “Property Maintenance Codes and Ordinances” ...

More sexual assault charges for ex-deputy

Local News

MENOMINEE — A former Memominee County Sheriff’s Department deputy is facing additional sexual assault charges. Brian William Helfert, 57, of Menominee, was arraigned before Judge Robert J. Jamo in the 95-A District Court, Menominee, on April 30 following his recent arrest on an 11-count ...

Underwater cables damaged by ship anchor being replaced

Local News

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — The company whose underwater power cables were damaged by an anchor strike in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac three years ago said Monday it was beginning to install replacements. A ship anchor in April 2018 struck three of American Transmission Co.’s six cables, ...

U.P. COVID-19 cases up by 66

Local News

ESCANABA — Delta County has recorded another 21 more confirmed COVID-19 positives since Friday and Menominee County 12 new cases, data from local health officials showed. The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website update Monday also listed seven new probable cases in Delta ...

Poll: Government should help Americans age at home

Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans agree that government should help people fulfill a widely held aspiration to age in their own homes, not institutional settings, a new poll finds. There’s a surprising level of bipartisan agreement on some proposals that could help make that ...

Sheriff: Wisconsin casino shooter was fired employee

Local News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who shot and killed two people and wounded a third at a northeastern Wisconsin tribal casino restaurant before police killed him had been fired from the eatery and banned from the property, authorities said Monday. Bruce Pofahl, 62, walked into the Duck Creek ...

Business supports child literacy program

Community

ESCANABA — In an effort to help deliver the gift of reading to less fortunate children in the United States, The UPS Store located at 2425 Ludington Street supports the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. This year marks the 13th anniversary of The UPS Store Toys for Tots Literacy Program, ...