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Aging adults can get help choosing Medicare

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LANSING — Aging adults and people with disabilities in Michigan can receive free assistance selecting Medicare coverage, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Aging & Adult Services Agency announced. Medicare open enrollment runs through Dec. 7. Assistance for ...

Salvation Army adjusts Red Kettle Campaign

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ESCANABA — As the virus responsible for COVID-19 wreaks havoc on Americans’ day-to-day lives, the Salvation Army is soldiering on with its goal of providing community support to those in need and is continuing its Red Kettle Campaign — albeit, with a few changes. Much of the annual ...

Infections hit 2K in Delta, 1K in Menominee

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ESCANABA — Both Delta and Menominee Counties passed grim milestones Friday, when Delta County passed 2,000 COVID-19 infections and Menominee County passed 1,000. As of Friday, the U.P. had 10,464 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 1,736 probable cases, 178 deaths and 30 probable deaths linked to ...

Judge won’t stop 3-week ban on indoor dining

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday declined to immediately stop a three-week ban on indoor dining in Michigan, the latest coronavirus restriction imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration. A restraining order wasn't appropriate, especially when the state hasn't had a chance ...

Trump tries to use Michigan lawmakers to subvert Biden win

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden's victory as criticism mounted that his futile efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 election could do long-lasting damage to ...

Blood drives planned in December

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ESCANABA — As the U.S. experiences a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the Red Cross is becoming increasingly concerned about the nation’s blood supply. Eligible individuals are urged to make an appointment to donate blood now to help patients in need. Find a donation opportunity using the Red ...

LaChance joins Premier Real Estate

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ESCANABA — Lifelong Delta County resident, Jennifer LaChance, has joined the team at Premier Real Estate as a licensed real estate agent. She brings decades of successful sales and marketing experience to her new role, along with photography and home staging expertise to get your home listed ...

Column: Sweden by the bite

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ESCANABA — Local businesses are such an integral part of the tourism industry and provides visitors with one-of-a-kind experiences. Each business has a story to tell and an exciting history that highlights an area’s uniqueness; just like the small business written in my blog below. Without ...

A gift of life for the holidays

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Daily Press file photo A man donates blood at a blood drive this summer in Escanaba. Even though the holidays are approaching and the country is still in the grips of a pandemic, the need foe blood and blood donors has not decreased. Healthy individuals are urged to give the gift of life by ...

Delta County nears 2,000 virus cases

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula officially passed 10,000 cases of COVID-19. As of Thursday, the U.P. had 10,286 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 1,705 probable cases, 175 deaths and 29 probable deaths linked to the disease, as of Thursday according to state officials. The figure does not ...

Councilman wants homeless warming center

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ESCANABA — How to keep the homeless warm when the pandemic has closed all the city buildings used as warming centers was a hot topic at Thursday’s regular city council meeting. In the past, the community’s homeless have gathered at the Escanaba Public Library and used the facility as a ...

Trump invites Mich. GOP leaders to White House

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DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump summoned Michigan’s Republican legislative leaders to the White House for a meeting Friday amid a longshot GOP push to overturn the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state. Two people familiar with the matter told The ...

Esky schools get sanitation equipment

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Courtesy photo With sanitization of facilities heightened in light of COVID-19, First Bank, Upper Michigan has introduced the use of electrostatic equipment to sanitize the offices. As the schools have been faced with the same challenges, the Dagenais Foundation, funded by First Bank, Upper ...

Marquette hospital restricting visitors

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MARQUETTE — UP Health System - Marquette is reimplementing certain visitor restrictions. The Upper Peninsula continues to be at risk due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the increased rate of transmission. The previous limited visitation for inpatients only has been suspended until ...

Escanaba schools awarded arts education grant

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Area Public Schools were awarded the Arts in Education Residency grant for $6,450.00 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA.) This award brings children music experts Tom Pease and Kennedy Center Teaching arts Stuart Stotts to the lower ...

UP Health System Home Care helps Honor Flight

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MARQUETTE — UP Health System Home Care has raised funds to support the Alzheimer Memory Center and UP Honor Flight. According to Gayle DeShambo, “we chose the UP Honor Flight because many of our patients are Veteran’s and we wanted to show how much we really do appreciate them. Our ...

Homeless shelter volunteer training

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ESCANABA — Hope at the Inn, Delta County‘s rotating homeless shelter, is due to open on Nov. 29. Volunteers are greatly needed to help staff the three nightly shifts: 5:30 - 10:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m., and 3 - 8 a.m. There are new policies and procedures in place to keep everyone ...

Hunting licenses soar in virus-weary US

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TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Hunting was a big part of Zane Goucher’s youth, when he pursued whitetail deer and ruffed grouse in the Maine woods with his father. He eventually drifted away from the sport but has returned after a 22-year absence, inspired by the coronavirus outbreak. Many ...

U.P. COVID-19 cases near 10,000

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula had 9,993 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 1,677 probable cases, 169 deaths and 29 probable deaths linked to the disease, as of Wednesday according to state officials. Delta County had a total of 1,907 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 243 probable cases and 46 deaths; ...

U.P. health departments get medical director

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ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM), along with the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) and the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (DIDHD) announced the appointment of Robert Lorinser, MD, MPH, MSW as their new medical director. Dr. Lorinser ...