As vaccine mandates rise, religious exemptions grow

Local News

By The Associated Press About 3,000 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And an Arkansas hospital has been swamped with ...

Watch for bikes during Century Ride


ESCANABA — On Sunday, September 20, the Delta County Century Ride will be held with nearly 300 bicycle riders traveling Delta County roads throughout the day. The route will begin near the Gladstone Sports Park on M-35 at 8 a.m. Riders will be in the vicinity of the West Gladstone Bridge ...

Bay de Noc Choral Society rehearsals


ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Choral Society continues its fall rehearsals for its Sunday, December 5 Holiday Concert Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran in Escanaba. The group is still seeking new members to join us, all voice types, no auditions necessary. Newcomers, please ...

Online access to immunization records set


LANSING — To help Michiganders ages 18 and older more easily access their immunization records, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched the Michigan Immunization Portal. Michigan adults with immunization records posted in the Michigan Care Improvement ...

Fall decor gets personal: `Your house becomes your story’

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press As fall nesting season returns, home décor retailers are presenting collections that reflect the idea that home is where our hearts and heads are. Our long housebound stretch may have made us restless for the outside world, but it has helped us appreciate our ...

Michigan township leaders meet in Harris

Local News

HARRIS — The Michigan Township Association’s UP North Summit kicked off at the Island Resort and Casino this week, drawing local officials from across the region to hear about key issues in township government. “This is our first time back in person since the pandemic,” said Shelley ...