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Editorial

Fire risk grows during the holidays

With the holiday season upon us, it’s also the season for greater fire risk. Residents should use caution as the holidays are a peak time for home fires caused by unattended candles and space heaters, electrical problems with worn lights, and dry Christmas trees. “A dry tree is extremely ...

Fundraiser a success for Wheelin’ Sportsmen

This week’s bouquets go to: The Wheelin Sportsmen Fundraiser would like to thank Kelly Danz, Al Danz, Bowl-A-Rama and all the donors and volunteers that helped put on a fundraiser in memory of Owen Johnson for the Wheelin Sportsmen Nov. 2 at the Bowl-A-Rama. Over $3,000 .was raised at the ...

Don’t depending on tax refunds to pay for holiday purchases

As the 2020 state income tax filing season approaches, the Michigan Department of Treasury cautions taxpayers about depending on receiving their refund by a certain date to pay for large holiday purchases because some tax returns may require additional review and take longer to ...

Advice on avoiding frostbite

Frostbite is a serious tissue destroying disorder. It is also something that can be avoided.vThe Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) has some advice to share during these winter months. “When you’re out in the cold, your body works hard to stay warm by altering blood flow ...

Drive merry and bright this holiday season

Christmas and New Year’s Day are fun, busy times to celebrate with family and friends. It is also one of the deadliest times of year for drunk-and drugged-driving fatalities. This is why law enforcement officers, in partnership with the Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP), are ...

A reminder about snow removal rules and roads

With a few major winter weather events now having reached the region, Michigan State Police troopers at the Iron Mountain post would like to remind citizens of several laws regarding snow removal: - A person shall not remove or deposit, or cause to be removed or deposited, snow, Ice or slush ...

Hunters generous with harvested venison

Bravo to deer hunters in the state of Michigan for demonstrating a high degree of generosity in sharing their venison with people and families in need. According to a story in The Detroit Free Press, this year has been record-breaking. Michigan hunters have donated more than 58,000 pounds of ...

UPPCO crews saved the day during storm

This week’s bouquets go to: From Billy and Shirley Ness: A great big thank you to all the UPPCO crews who worked through the night to restore our power under the worst conditions. We were snowed in, and my oxygen was fast disappearing. At 4:30 a.m. when we could see the worklites shining ...

Better background checks needed for people who work with older adults

We wholeheartedly agree with the conclusions of a new report that says the state Aging and Adult Services Agency should tighten up its criminal background check policies for employees, contractors’ staff and volunteers to better protect older adults. The report is from the state Auditor ...

State suggests choosing a real Christmas tree

Got that Christmas tree yet? State officials are making the case for going evergreen. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed December as Michigan Christmas Tree Month, recognizing the economic, environmental and social benefits of the Christmas tree industry to the state’s farms and ...

Housing needed, no surprises there

We wished we were shocked. Unfortunately, we found ourselves nodding as we read yesterday’s results of the Networks Northwest and Housing North survey. We need 4,660 new houses for people to buy in 2020? That sounds right. An additional 10,880 rental housing units? Yep, still ...

Who’s in charge?

EDITOR: Way back in the Garden, there was only one rule, only one thing not to do — stay away from that tree — enjoy the rest. Well, we know the outcome. We, mankind, thought we could handle life better, on our terms. That original “don’t touch” soon became the Ten Commandments and ...

Beware of scams seeking fraudulent utility payments

The heating season has arrived, along with more hours of darkness as winter approaches. So, too, have schemes aimed at cheating residents over utility bills at a time they might most need to keep services going — and might be more challenged to pay. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and ...

Beware of scams seeking fraudulent utility payments

The heating season has arrived, along with more hours of darkness as winter approaches. So, too, have schemes aimed at cheating residents over utility bills at a time they might most need to keep services going — and might be more challenged to pay. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and ...

Printing plant crew overcame obstacles

This week’s bouquets go to: Did you enjoy your paper this week? Thank the men and women of Powers Printing for that. Powers Printing — as the name indicates — is located in Powers. It is the printing plant that prints the Daily Press six days a week. It also prints numerous other ...

It’s not too late to get flu vaccine before the holidays

The week of Dec. 1 is National Influenza Vaccination Week and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding Michigan residents that it’s not too late to get vaccinated. “The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your families against flu,” said ...

Take precautions when shoveling snow

With Michigan’s snow shoveling season upon us, the Michigan Primary Care Consortium is offering guidelines to avoid personal injury or a serious health care consequence. Of special concerns are individuals facing chronic back challenges, heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol, ...

Ranked-choice voting fails to boost diversity

Earlier this month, the city of Eastpointe in Macomb County held Michigan’s first ever ranked-choice election to select two City Council seats. This measure was complex, ineffective and unnecessary. The new election method, in which voters are required to rank all candidates on their ballot ...

No shortage of local talent

This week’s bouquets go to: From Janet Lindstrom of Escanaba: I would like to thank Bay College and all the people that were involved in the Wizard of Oz for giving our community a wonderful performance that was so professional and well done from the actors, music, community effort I know ...

Beware of scams, online shopping schemes

Black Friday is the single busiest shopping day of the year. Some retailers even offer “doorbusters” that begin shortly after Thanksgiving dinner. Undeterred by the lines and crowds, millions of consumers get excited to nab unbeatable deals on the hottest new toys and popular ...