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Accessible absent voter ballot application available

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LANSING — The Michigan Bureau of Elections has launched an accessible absent voter ballot application that can be used to apply for an accessible electronic absent voter ballot for the August Election. Blind voters and others with severe disabilities that prevent them from voting absent voter ...

Bonifas reopens after pandemic closure

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ESCANABA — The William Bonifas Fine Art Center re-opened June 9 with the Bonifas Membership Show in the Powers Gallery and the continued exhibit, “Lines - an Element of Art,” in the Studio Gallery, where permanent art collection pieces aid in educating visitors about art. The Bonifas, ...

One-car rollover near the Island

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Corky DeRoeck | Daily Press Police responded to a one-car rollover near the Island Resort and Casino in Harris Friday morning. No further information on the accident was available as of press time.

Home improvement projects surge amid virus

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ESCANABA — As a result of Michigan’s recent lockdown, business has been strong for a number of local stores providing supplies for home improvement projects. Kelly O’Connell, owner of T&T True Value Hardware in Escanaba, said it took a while for people in the area to adjust to the ...

Individuals sentenced in circuit court

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ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Jesse James Tahash, 26, of 112 Cliffs Dr., Kipling, pleaded guilty to two counts of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture — meth. He received concurrent sentences of a ...

3rd COVID-19 death reported in Delta County

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ESCANABA — A third death related to COVID-19 was reported in Delta County Friday, according to state officials. The Upper Peninsula had 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths caused by the virus. Dayna Kapp, emergency preparedness coordinator for Public Health, Delta and Menominee ...

Man arrested following courthouse lockdown

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HAYWARD, WIS. — A man who allegedly did donuts on the Schoolcraft County Courthouse’s lawn earlier this week and prompted the courthouse to lockdown was arrested in Wisconsin Thursday. At 5 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, a driver went onto the front lawn of the courthouse and spun their ...

William ‘Bill’ G. Hermes

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ESCANABA — William “Bill” G. Hermes, 53, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. He was born on Nov. 12, 1966, son of Gordon J. and Dolores A. (Marmalick) Hermes. Bill was born in Ironwood, and in 1969 relocated to Escanaba with his family. He graduated from Escanaba High School, class ...

Lakeview Cemetery seeks sale items

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ESCANABA — Lakeview Cemetery is asking for donations to sell in its 17th Annual Rummage Sale. Donations will be accepted until Saturday, Aug. 14. Items requested are: books, housewares, appliances, linens, furniture, hunting and sporting goods. No clothing, computers, or televisions will be ...

Blood drive set for July 1 at OSF hangar

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive Wednesday, July 1, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Guardian Flight Helicopter Hangar at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Donors should bring photo identification and a face mask. Everyone will undergo a simple health ...

Delta Force P.I. gets business award

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GLADSTONE — Delta Force P.I., LLC is being recognized as one of the 2020 awardees for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award, presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Delta Force P.I., LLC will be honored at an awards ceremony during the 16th annual Michigan Celebrates Small ...

Column: New flag at Chamber building

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ESCANABA — On Sunday, June 14 the United States paused to recognize “Old Glory” on Flag Day and what it stands for. Celebrated every year on June 14, Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, ...

Road commission light on projects

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ESCANABA — Summer is officially here — a season which is heavily associated with road work in Michigan. However, Delta County Road Commission Managing Director Jody Norman said the road commission has a relatively small number of projects planned for the coming months. “We don’t have ...

Trump showcases job record in Marinette

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MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Despite enormous economic headwinds and sky-high unemployment numbers, President Donald Trump sought to showcase his record as a job creator on Thursday during a visit to a shipyard in the battleground state of Wisconsin. Trump boasted of his “aptitude for ...

Judge orders pipeline shut down

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DETROIT (AP) — A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface. Enbridge Inc. has not provided enough information to Michigan officials to show that ...

Are the days of the handshake numbered?

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ESCANABA — National Handshake Day is the last Thursday of June each year. The handshake is one of the oldest forms of greeting someone, but where does it stand during this time and age of the coronavirus pandemic? Besides greeting someone, the handshake is known to be a good way to spread ...

500 trees planted in city of Escanaba

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ESCANABA — In collaboration with the Superior Watershed Partnership and the Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC), 500 native trees and shrubs were recently planted within the city of Escanaba. A majority of the trees were planted on Aronson Island by the GLCC and volunteers. The goal of ...

Sault Tribe Board holds special meeting

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A special meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the held at the Kewadin Casino, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., June 30, beginning at 3 p.m. Please remember, due to the tribal State of Emergency, board of directors ...

LSSU starts new bachelor degree programs

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ESCANABA — Lake Superior State University (LSSU) has announced, in partnership with Bay College, its baccalaureate programs in elementary education and secondary education will be available entirely in Escanaba starting the fall 2020 semester. Recognizing the shortage in qualified teachers ...

Great Lakes water levels still setting records

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DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that Lakes Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie set new monthly mean water level records for May 2020. These water level records were previously set in 1986 on Lakes Michigan and Huron and just last year in 2019 on Lakes ...