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Watercraft registrations can be renewed online

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LANSING — Ahead of this year’s boating season, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds watercraft users to renew their registrations online or at a self-service station. “Customers can renew their watercraft registration from the safety and comfort of their home on our website or at ...

Bay College scholarship deadline approaching

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ESCANABA — Bay College awards over 300 scholarships every year to graduating high school seniors, current students and returning learners. Nearly a half-million dollars is available for students in scholarships for Academic Year 2021-2022. Scholarships must be applied for by March 15. The ...

For some, nursing is a family affair

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ESCANABA — For Marlene Nelson, RN, BSN, and daughter Jennifer Fizpatrick, RN, BSN, both of Escanaba, nursing is a family affair. Two of Marlene’s aunts and her sister were nurses. Jennifer followed all of them into the profession. Nelson was inspired by the nurses in her family to ...

Health officials update local vaccine effort

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ESCANABA — Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties provided an update on COVID-19 vaccineation efforts in thge area. On Monday, February 15, PHDM received 500 first doses of the Moderna vaccine. Two hundred of these doses were shipped to the Delta County office and 300 were shipped ...

COVID-19 cases continue to slow in the U.P., locally

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ESCANABA — As of Monday, the U.P. had 16,314 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (an increase of 40 cases since Friday), 3,989 probable cases, 382 deaths and 91 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. Note on cases: Monday’s daily case count represents new referrals ...

Former GOP House speaker quits new job

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A former high-ranking Republican lawmaker quit Monday as leader of an economic development group in southwestern Michigan, days after his hiring was panned by leaders in the region. Lee Chatfield said Southwest Michigan First needs someone with a “blank political ...

Diabetes online workshop scheduled

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ESCANABA — DIABETES PATH is a free six-week on-line workshop using Zoom that helps individuals with pre-diabetes or Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes improve how they manage their situation to cope and feel better. Topics include: monitoring and balancing blood sugar, creating meal plans, decreasing ...

Two get promotions at Gladstone Post

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GLADSTONE — The Michigan State Police announce the promotions of Trooper Patrick Janisse and Trooper James Rempinski to Sergeant at the Gladstone Post effective Sunday. In their new role, Sergeant Janisse and Sergeant Rempinski will be responsible for assisting with the daily operations at ...

Writing contest winners named

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Courtesy photo The GFWC Manistique Women’s Club sponsors a short story writing contest each year for sixth graders in the Manistique Area Schools. Stores can be of any genre but must be less than 2,000 words. The first place winner will be entered in the GFWC state competition. The ...

For the record

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ESCANABA — The article and chart in Saturday’s Daily Press showing the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Upper Peninsula contained errors. As of Friday, the most recent numbers as of the printing of Saturday’s edition, 65 people have died of the virus in Delta County.

Breathing under the ice

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By Mark Mylchreest and Darren Kramer Michigan Department of Natural Resources Deep winter snow and prolonged ice cover on Upper Peninsula inland lakes can create conditions that present unique habitat challenges to fish. Staffers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries ...

Fireplace blamed for house fire

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MASONVILLE TOWNSHIP — Embers from a fireplace are being blamed for a fire that damaged a Masonville Township home Saturday, according to the Masonville Township. Fire Department. At 5:17 p.m., Masonville firefighters was dispatched to 7953 Alger Delta 43rd Road for a structure fire. Upon ...

Budget prep underway in Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission held budget work sessions last week. While City Manager Eric Buckman said the commission won’t have solid numbers on upcoming projects until the middle of March, he was able to confirm that the General Fund will be coming in under ...

Whitmer signs propane distribution order

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Saturday declaring a Michigan state of energy emergency to ensure adequate propane distribution over the coming days. The order temporarily suspends restrictions on commercial driver hours to allow the immediate delivery of ...

Kindergarten screening set for Cameron

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GLADSTONE — Gladstone Cameron Elementary School will be holding Kindergarten Registration/Screening for all prospective kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year. The actual screening will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 8, 9, 10. The screening will be at Cameron School ...

Bay scholarship application deadline

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ESCANABA — Bay College awards over 300 scholarships every year to graduating high school seniors, current students and returning learners. Nearly a half-million dollars is available for students in scholarships for Academic Year 2021-2022. Scholarships must be applied for by March 15. The ...

Storms cause vaccine delays

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that due to ongoing winter storm conditions in Kentucky and Tennessee, vaccine shipments this week continue to be delayed. “We ask that Michiganders ...

DNR offers tips for ice fishing safely

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ESCANABA — This winter, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officers have assisted numerous anglers who’ve fallen through thin ice. DNR Public Information Officer John Pepin advised anyone who plans to go onto Lake Michigan to learn safety precautions before heading out. Though ...

Ohio man arrested for climbing bridge

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St. IGNACE, Mich. — Investigators from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post report that Isaac Kendall Wright, a 25-year-old man from Cincinnati, Ohio, was arraigned Thursday in the 89th District Court of Cheboygan County on a charge of Felony Trespass Upon a Key Transportation Facility ...

COVID-19 cases slowing in peninsula

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ESCANABA — As of Friday, the U.P. had 16,274 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (an increase of 20 cases in 24 hours), 3,989 probable cases, 381 deaths and 91 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. The figure does not include prisoners in the Michigan Department of ...