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Bessonen is outstanding grad for Business 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. Rachel Bessonen was selected as the 2021 Outstanding Graduate for ...

YAC awards April grants

Community

ESCANABA — The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of the Community Foundation for Delta County announces the recipients of their April 2021 grant round. The following organizations receiving grants are: Bark River Baseball Boosters-BR Baseball Boosters Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of the ...

Critical need for all blood types in U.P.

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ESCANABA — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for all blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Iron Mountain and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please visit our Facebook ...

Senior Companions honored

Local News

Courtesy photos During National Volunteer Week Senior Companion volunteers were honored with gifts from Connie Maule Senior Companion director and Volunteer Coordinator Linda Paulin at the Escanaba Senior Center. Each Senior Companion received a gift bag containing an IPad and case, a $50 ...

Delta tops U.P. in new virus cases

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ESCANABA — State health data Saturday showed 13 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Delta County, again the highest rise among the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties, while Menominee and Schoolcraft counties each had only one new case. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health ...

New stop signs planned at busy intersection

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ESCANABA — There will be new stop signs placed on all three directions of travel at 3rd Avenue North and North 30th Street in Escanaba beginning around May 17, weather permitting. These new stop signs are needed to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce accidents in the immediate vicinity of ...

2 killed in shooting at Green Bay area casino

Local News

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack. Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believe the ...

End the Silence Walk gets donation

Community

Courtesy photo Baybank employees have the choice of wearing jeans on Friday for a $5 donation to the quarterly charity of choice. Baybank matches each quarterly “jean pot” then selects an organization from Delta County to donate to. This quarter the employees chose End the Silence and ...

MDOT to lift spring weight restrictions on state highways today

Community

LANSING — As of 6 a.m. Monday, May 3, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will lift remaining spring weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways in the entire state of Michigan. State routes typically carry M, I, or US designations. Annual springtime weight and speed ...

DNR awards $100,000 awarded in U.P. Deer Habitat grants

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding to 12 entities for projects in the Upper Peninsula. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to enhance deer ...

An Arbor Day Tradition

Local News

Jessica Koth | Daily Press Local Scouts place dirt around an autumn blaze maple tree that was planted in Ludington Park in Escanaba Friday morning. The tree was placed in recognition of Arbor Day. Scouts, shown from left are Howie Landenberger from Troop 408 and Frankin Landenberger from Pack 411.

Legislature honors memory of Casperson

Community

LANSING — The Legislature on Thursday adopted a concurrent resolution memorializing former Sen. Tom Casperson, who died from cancer last November. “Tom Casperson was my mentor, friend and a brother in Christ,” said Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, who succeeded Casperson ...

Garage destroyed by fire

Local News

MANISTIQUE TOWNSHIP — At approximately 5:24 p.m. Thursday, Manistique Public Safety and Volunteer Firefighters were called to the report of a structure fire at 6011W River Road in Manistique Township. Initial information was received that there were flames coming out of the garage, which ...

Virtual camp planned for ­children with cancer

Community

ESCANABA — Camp Quality Michigan, with the support of the U.P. Lions Club, will be providing a virtual camp experience this year for U.P. and Wisconsin children that are currently in treatment or have previously been treated for cancer or have other chronic blood disorders, as well as their ...

Possible COVID-19 exposure site identified

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ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) has identified a site of potential exposure to COVID-19 at Angel Nails, located inside the Escanaba Meijer. Clients who received services at the establishment may be at a higher risk. The dates of potential exposure are ...

Chamber, OSF to host ’20s-themed ‘non-event’

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ESCANABA — The Delta County Chamber of Commerce has announced a “Roaring ‘20s Non-event” presented by OSF HealthCare will replace the Roaring ‘20s Gala planned for May 22 at the Island Resort and Casino. The Chamber of Commerce Special Events Committee decided to transition to the ...

Republicans question vaccine-only metric for reopening

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LANSING (AP) — Republican legislative leaders on Friday welcomed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's metric-based approach to further relaxing coronavirus restrictions, but they questioned what will happen if Michigan's COVID-19 vaccination rate falls below targets. Their comments came a day after the ...

Delta County gains 33 new virus cases since Wednesday

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Delta County has gained 33 more confirmed COVID-19 positives since Wednesday and Menominee County three new cases, data from local health officials showed. The Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website update Friday also listed three new probable cases in Delta County, while ...

Column: What is Delta Force Leadership Program?

Business News

ESCANABA — In 1624, a London Scholar and Poet named John Donne put his quill pen to paper and scribbled the phrase, “No man is an island.” Nearly four hundred years later and these five words still find a place in our vocabulary today. In a more literal sense, the Upper Peninsula can ...

Warship docks in Escanaba

Local News

Ilsa Minor | Daily Press Two tugboats help guide a littoral combat ship Thursday off the shores of Escanaba. The naval ship drew small crowds to the municipal dock, the area near the old jail, and the bike path along 1st Avenue North. The ship will be docked at North Shore Marine Terminal ...