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Editorial

Good people in Trenary

This week’s bouquets go to: From Carole Cousineau of Escanaba: Thank you very much to the nice gal at the Trenary Mini Mart that helped me look for my husband’s wedding ring. Thanks also to all the folks that helped,us search outside. We really appreciate your kindness and hope it will ...

With precautions, Halloween can still be fun

The number-one question on children’s minds right now is what trick-or-treating is going to look like in a few weeks. Talking with my granddaughters last weekend, they shared their plans for the big night, including what they were dressing up like this year. While they were plotting and ...

Donate blood to help those fighting breast cancer

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. Donors are asked to make appointments by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting ...

Fire Prevention Month a good time to take inventory

On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed October as Fire Prevention Month — an effort to help spread the message of fire safety, protect Michigan residents, and save lives. Fatal fire data collected by MI Prevention — a statewide community risk reduction effort led by the Department ...

Whitmer must work with Legislature

Now that the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled the state’s 1945 emergency powers law unconstitutional, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must do what she should have been doing throughout the COVID-19 crisis — work with the Legislature to devise a plan for protecting Michigan residents from the ...

Have realistic Halloween guidelines

At least there will be no shortage of masks. So goes one joke about Halloween 2020. It will be upon us in just a few weeks. And, while it may not seem a priority to many in government at all levels, it needs to be addressed. Halloween rivals Christmas in some ways in popularity among ...

Column was enlightening work

This week’s bouquets go to: From David and Carol Carlson of Wells: We thank Baylie Bullington for her enlightening column she wrote in the Daily Press Business section of Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 newspaper. What can we learn form 150 year old church, a land surveyor and the human spirit? ...

An annual mammogram could save your life

Our daily schedules can be tough to juggle. Especially when there is that “one more thing” to try and fit in. Especially now, when we have a new set of COVID-19-related challenges to navigate, like video work calls, shifting school schedules, and more. But if you’re a woman age 40 or ...

Plan for distributing vaccine is vital

Though there is some dispute over how soon a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the general public, it appears a few million doses may be ready before the end of this year. There is general agreement they should go to the most vulnerable among us. That is older people with pre-existing ...

Prevent fraud, but don’t delay benefits

It was to be expected that when Congress approved about $3 trillion in emergency aid to Americans hurt financially by the coronavirus epidemic, the criminal element would seize the opportunity for ill-gotten gains. Both as individuals and criminal organizations, they have been doing just that ...

Opening doors to limited customer traffic

It’s taken awhile but the Peter White Public Library in the city of Marquette is soon opening to the public. Closed to customer foot traffic since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the venerable institution will open its doors on a limited basis. “We are definitely excited to have ...

Ginsburg was an inspiration to many

The Notorious RBG, as some admirers referred to her, is gone. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at 87, of cancer. She was an icon to Americans with certain political positions — a scourge to others. Already, the battle over a successor has become heated, with ideology at the ...

Thanks for turning in purse and contents

This week’s bouquets go to: From Vicki Shirley of Escanaba: Last weekend I inadvertently left my purse in the cart out in the parking lot at Walmart. It was raining and I failed to notice it after unloading my groceries into the car. I didn’t discover this until I arrived home. After ...

Glad to see runoff tackled

When you live in Michigan, it’s important to understand that cardinal rule. Whatever finds its way into the groundwater, into the stormwater pipes, into the rivers, eventually makes its way to one of the Great Lakes. For years, stormwater has been a big source of pollution ending up in ...

Workers may need boost into Frontliner education programs

Futures for Frontliners does many things at once: It spends federal CARES Act funding; it shores up falling community college enrollments; it contributes to the state’s 2030 pledge to have 60 percent of the workforce with a secondary degree/certificate; and most important, it gives tangible ...

Finding ways to prevent pollution

Governor Whitmer has proclaimed the week of September 21 - 27, 2020 as Pollution Prevention Week to serve as a time to reaffirm Michiganders’ commitments to protecting the state’s environment and natural resources. “Michigan’s natural resources are important to our families, our ...

Michigan Teen Safe Driving Program enters 10th year

Students at every Michigan high school have the opportunity to help make their fellow teens better drivers by participating in this year’s Strive for a Safer Drive (S4SD) campaign. This public-private partnership between Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) and the Michigan Office of Highway ...

Stars and Stripes worth saving

Some in the military brass may have applauded news a few weeks ago that Stars and Stripes, the newspaper circulated worldwide to members of the U.S. armed forces, was being closed. Stars and Stripes, which actually began publication during the Civil War, did not hit its stride until the 20th ...

Grateful for Escanaba city workers

This week’s bouquets go to: From David LeTourneau of Escanaba: I am certainly grateful that i live in the city Of Escanaba. With everything happening in the world people are starting to see the value in living in the U.P. and the city. With summer in its waning hours I wanted to give a ...

Smart911 just smart

In an emergency, seconds count, and information is power. That’s especially true here in Northeast Michigan, where the downside of our natural, rustic beauty is that it can take paramedics, police, and firefighters more time to reach a scene than it might in a denser urban area. The more ...