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Gladstone Commission holds virtual meeting to pass budget

The Gladstone City Commission held a virutal meeting in order to approve a city budget before its April 1 deadline. Commissioner Brad Mantella talks about how it went and how the city is dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. The commission also approved union contracts.

 

 

Geyer says Delta County taking steps to handle COVID-19 pandemic

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Paul Geyer says plans are being made to respond to a possible outbreak of Coronavirus. With one confirmed case in Delta County, Geyer says things are likely to get worse before they get better but says the U.P. is pretty resourceful and will get through the crisis.

 

 

Richer talks about campaigning during COVID-19 pandemic

Renee Richer is a biology professor and candidate for state representative in the 108th District. She talks about the COVID-19 pandemic from her perspective and what it might mean for the U.P.

 

 

Players de Noc postpones final play of season during COVID-19 pandemic

Jamie Peterson with Players de Noc talks about the musical Mama Mia that ended before the Coronavirus pandemic hit, changes for Players' final play of the season and how the pandemic might affect upcoming Community Theatre Association of Michigan events in April.

 

 

Elmer's County Market takes step to serve customers during COVID-19 pandemic

Elmer's County Market General Manager Rod Stende talks about efforts the grocery store has taken to meet the challenges of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes installing sneeze guards at the check outs, discontinuing bottle and can return service and limiting hours to allow time for deep cleaning.

 

 

State Police respond to Coronavirus pandemic, help distribute food

Gladstone State Police Post Commander 1st Lt. Gregg Cunningham says there has been an increase in alcohol related incidents since the stay home order was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Troopers are also assisting in food distribution programs in Manistque and Gladstone

 

 

Escanaba couple is stranded in Honduras during Coronavirus pandemic

An Escanaba couple were stranded in Honduras when the country closed its borders March 16 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  After spending several weeks in Honduras working to build a middle school, Tim and Julie Bishop thought it was time to leave the country, but Tim says it was too late. They are now trying to find a way out.

 


 

Mission trip to Honduras interrupted by Coronavirus pandemic

Bonnie Wenick-Kutz and her husband Karl returned to Escanaba from Honduras before the border was closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Tim and Julie Bishop were stranded in the country. Bonnie talks about what the Escanaba group U.P. Friends of Honduras is working on in the country.

 

 

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