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Planning commission dominates Esky meeting

Local News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Planning Commission was the major topic of discussion at Thursday night’s regular city council meeting, which was held virtually. In addition to a presentation on the commission’s actions over the past year by Planning Commission Chair James Hellerman, the ...

VA offers Escanaba COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Community

ESCANABA — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is providing a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Bay College Campus in Escanaba on March 1, from 12 until 8 p.m. Eligible veterans who want the Moderna vaccine should call 906-774-3300 and dial extension 33115 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 ...

415 Upper Peninsula businesses awarded grants

Business News

MARQUETTE — As part of the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program, nearly $2.5 million has been awarded to 415 businesses across the Upper Peninsula. Businesses located in each of the 15 U.P. counties received awards, as a response to the continuing economic impact of the COVID-19 ...

Escanaba realtor receives recognition

Business News

ESCANABA — The National Association of Realtors has announced that Christopher Germain, a Realtor with Premier Real Estate, Inc from Escanaba, has become a Crystal R investor in the Realtors Political Action Committee. RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy ...

Gladstone Fishing Team gets donation

Coronavirus

Courtesy photo A $500 donation was given to the Gladstone High School Fishing Team from Premier Real Estate. Lori Rymkos, broker and owner of Premier Real Estate and Amber Carlson, realtor at Premier, presented the donation to Coach Mike Keeker and Captain Brad Milligan. The donation will ...

Lent begins

Local News

Ilsa Minor | Daily Press Rev. Rick L. Courier sprinkles ashes on the head of a parishioner during a slightly-modified Ash Wednesday service at St. Anthony the Apostle Church in Escanaba Wednesday. Despite the on-going pandemic, the faithful filled the church Wednesday, with some gathering in ...

No new COVID-19 cases in Delta County for second day

Local News

ESCANABA — As of Wednesday, the U.P. had 16,239 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (an increase of 11 cases in 24 hours), 3,966 probable cases, 379 deaths (unchanged) and 91 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. The figure does not include prisoners in the Michigan ...

Restaurants seek to tie limits to virus rate

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan restaurants on Wednesday proposed tying indoor capacity limits to the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive, contending that clear guideposts would help the hospitality industry navigate the pandemic. Bars and restaurants, which reopened for indoor ...

Wooden Nickel has licenses suspended

Local News

LANSING — The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) has issued an emergency suspension of the liquor licenses and permits for the Wooden Nickel in Marquette. The agency cites multiple violations of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Emergency Order on Gatherings ...

90 cases of virus variant found at prison

Local News

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — Ninety cases of a COVID-19 variant believed to be more contagious have been found in inmates and staff at a western Michigan prison, and dozens of test results are pending, officials said. Daily testing began at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, in Ionia, after a ...

Michigan utility crews to help restore power

Local News

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Utility crews from Michigan will help their counterparts in North Carolina restore power to thousands of homes and businesses following a series of severe winter storms that swept across the nation’s midsection and parts of the South. Nearly 50 Consumers Energy ...

Fire department helps with AEDs

Community

Courtesy photo The Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department recently donated $500 towards the purchase of replacement pads for all of the AEDs in the Gladstone Area Schools District. The continued support allows the school district to keep all supplies current and ready for a cardiac emergency.

Food distribution scheduled for March

Community

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for March. The program is for residents, 18 years of age and older, who qualify with household income; ex :( one person $2,126 a month, two people ...

Multiple options available for vaccine sign-up

Community

LANSING — Recognizing that residents have varying degrees of technology access and understanding, particularly seniors 65 and older who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is collaborating with community partners to ...

Bay College offers new miner and virtual refresher training

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will be offering a 24-Hour New Miner and an 8-Hour Training in partnership with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The three-day “New Miner” training covers all aspects of the initial training requirements for owners and ...

Bay seeks nominations for awards

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College is accepting nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards. Each year the college recognizes up to three full-time and three part-time instructors as outstanding educators. Commitment to education and excellence in service are the primary elements of ...

Chronic pain online workshop planned

Community

ESCANABA — CHRONIC PAIN PATH is a free six-week online workshop that helps individuals with chronic pain improve how they manage their situation to cope and feel better. Topics include: pacing and planning for optimal energy, dealing with difficult emotions, managing pain and fatigue, ...

Can drive to aid Child Advocacy Center

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta Regional Child Advocacy Center has teamed up with Upper Hand Brewery, All winter long through March, residents are asked to donate their clean, bagged, Michigan-purchased cans and bottles to raise funds for the CAC. There are currently have two drop-off locations: the ...

Support Group for Caregivers to meet

Community

ESCANABA — UPCAP announces a new virtual Support Group for Caregivers. Support groups provide a safe place where you can share your feelings, get social support, learn from others, discuss caregiving skills, learn about local resources, and talk confidentially with other caregivers. The ...

Gartland Family Fund awards annual gifts 

Community

ESCANABA — The Kenneth and Patricia Gartland Family Fund has awarded annual gifts totaling $27,000 to the following organizations: Eternal World Television Network, Holy Name Catholic School Staff Support Fund, St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Delta ...