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Lenawee sees second phase of United Way COVID-19 relief

Posted on April 21st, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee sees second phase of United Way COVID-19 relief

News release from United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties

The United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties recently delivered a second phase of COVID-19 emergency relief aid to area emergency food organizations.  Through corporation donations from Meijer and Consumers Energy, another $19,000 was distributed to local food pantries providing emergency relief and assistance to Lenawee County residents with food insecurities related to COVID-19.  Recipient organizations include 19 countywide food pantries.

The United Way previously distributed $34,000 to area agencies for rent/mortgage, utilities, food and shelter assistance for pandemic related needs.  In addition, over 1,000 bulk distribution items have been distributed to three area shelters since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Weekly distributions of paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex) have taken place.  Additional cleaning products, hand sanitizer, bleach and dish soap have also been delivered to Catherine Cobb Safe House, Neighbors of … Read More »


April 19: Two more cases bring Lenawee County coronavirus count to 64 confirmed cases

Posted on April 19th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 19: Two more cases bring Lenawee County coronavirus count to 64 confirmed cases

Two more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Lenawee County residents on the Lenawee County Health Department website Sunday. There are 33 males and 31 females who have had confirmed coronavirus cases, with eight people hospitalized; 31 monitoring symptoms at home; and 25 who have discontinued isolation, the website said. There still have been no confirmed COVID-19 deaths of Lenawee County residents, according to health department reports.

Michigan saw drops in daily cases throughout the weekend with 760 new cases April 17, 768 April 18 and 633 Sunday, April 19. The total cases since records began to be kept add up to 31,424 in Michigan, according to www.michigan.gov’s coronavirus pages. There were 83 deaths reported today, and 81 Saturday after 134 on Friday. All told, 2391 Michigan residents have succumbed to the novel coronavirus ravaging the planet.

Many of those died in … Read More »


April 18: Coronavirus cases rise by three in Lenawee County

Posted on April 18th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 18: Coronavirus cases rise by three in Lenawee County

After no new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Friday by the Lenawee County Health Department leaving the tally at 59 for two days, Saturday, April 18, brought news of three new cases and a total since the count began of the novel coronavirus cases in Lenawee to 62.

The cases are split with 31 being females and 31 males. Hospitalizations of COVID patients remained at seven, but there are three more people – 30 all told – monitoring symptoms at home. There are 25 Lenawee residents who are no longer in isolation and improving, according to the health department statistics. No deaths have been officially attributed to the novel coronavirus, according to the health department.


April 16: Lenawee adds another three COVID-19 cases; reaching 59

Posted on April 16th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 16: Lenawee adds another three COVID-19 cases; reaching 59

The Lenawee County novel coronavirus has been confirmed in another three residents raising the count to 59. So far, though, there have been no fatalities confirmed from COVID-19, according to the Lenawee County Health Department website.

Of the 59, 29 are male and 30 are female. Six are hospitalized at this time, with 31 monitoring symptoms at home. But there now 22 residents who are listed as out of isolation and improving following the virus.

Statewide, there are 29, 263 Michigan residents who have contracted COVID-19, with 2093 who have died of it. The daily new-case total rose to 1204 after being 1058 Wednesday. Daily deaths was reported at 172 with an asterisk that 65 of those deaths were effectively reclassified reviewed in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System.

Hillsdale County is up to 84 cases with nine deaths; Jackson County has 209 cases … Read More »


April 15: No confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Lenawee yet; 56 confirmed cases

Posted on April 15th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 15: No confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Lenawee yet; 56 confirmed cases

Lenawee County has yet to report a confirmed death attributed to the novel coronavirus as of Wednesday, April 15. The confirmed-case count upped by three to 56 with 27 males, 29 females and six hospitalized. There are 31 people with coronavirus monitoring symptoms at home and 19 are now out of isolation and improving, according to the Lenawee County Health Department website which provided these figures.

Statewide, there was a positive sign when the new cases again dipped to 1058 new cases from 1366 new cases Tuesday. This is more in line with the Monday daily-new-case count of 997.

In Michigan, a total of 28,059 are among those counted with COVID-19. One thousand nine-hundred twenty-one people have died of the virus. Today, 153 Michiganians lost their lives to COVID-19.

Lenawee neighboring counties are faring as follows in Michigan: Hillsdale County has 81 confirmed … Read More »


Michigan taxpayers reminded that state income tax deadline now July 15

Posted on April 15th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Michigan taxpayers reminded that state income tax deadline now July 15

News release from the Michigan Department of Treasury

LANSING – Michigan taxpayers are reminded that they should file their state income tax returns before midnight on July 15, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

On March 27, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-26, pushing back the April 15 state income filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. Although both federal and state income tax returns and payments are not due until July, taxpayers who are owed a refund are encouraged to file their returns immediately.

“The Michigan Department of Treasury is ready to process your tax return,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “If you are owed a refund, don’t wait until July to file your tax return. File your tax return today so you can receive the refund you are owed.”

Choosing electronic filing and direct deposit is convenient, safe and … Read More »


April 14: Lenawee County now up to 53 COVID-19 cases

Posted on April 14th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 14: Lenawee County now up to 53 COVID-19 cases

Lenawee County’s confirmed number of coronavirus cases rose to 53 Tuesday, April 14, from 40 on Monday, April 13, but still has no deaths confirmed as being attributable to COVID-19, according to the Lenawee County Health Department’s coronavirus page.

There are 27 males and 26 females confirmed since the outbreak with six hospitalized at this time. Thirty-one are monitoring symptoms at home. However, 16 people have “discontinued isolation and are improving,” the website stated.

Hillsdale County’s death toll increased to nine today with 79 cases confirmed, noting an increase of two in both sets of statistics over 24 hours.

Monroe County has seen a surge of cases over the past week, up to 196 confirmed cases with eight deaths Tuesday. There were 190 cases and seven deaths as of Monday.

Jackson County, another Lenawee neighboring county, has 183 cases and seven deaths, while Washtenaw … Read More »


Blissfield Legion hosts April 16 blood drive

Posted on April 12th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Blissfield Legion hosts April 16 blood drive

The need for blood donations is always critical, but tin his current time, when people are staying away from hospitals and staying home under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive “stay-home-stay-safe” order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for blood is even more dire.

The Blissfield American Legion will host a Red Cross Blood Drive – by appointment – from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the legion post on U.S. 223, Blissfield.


April 12: Easter sees another increase in Lenawee County COVID-19 cases

Posted on April 12th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 12: Easter sees another increase in Lenawee County COVID-19 cases

Easter arrived in Lenawee County finding still no local deaths confirmed as being caused by the coronavirus pandemic and residents worshipping during the Christian holiday in front of their computer screens. Many churches offered online options for Holy Week ceremonies.

Lenawee County released counts of 44 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, April 11, then 48 confirmed cases on Easter Sunday. However, the state of Michigan was reporting 47 confirmed cases in Lenawee as of its 3 p.m. Sunday report. There were no explanations for the discrepancy on the Lenawee County Health Department or michigan.gov’s coronavirus statistics pages.

The county health department said there are 25 males and 23 female residents who have been confirmed to have COVID-19 with six still hospitalized, 35 monitoring at home and seven residents recovered as of Easter Sunday.

In Michigan, there were some very positive numbers in the … Read More »


April 10: Lenawee County sees seven COVID-19 recoveries of 39 cases

Posted on April 10th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 10: Lenawee County sees seven COVID-19 recoveries of 39 cases

The Good Friday report on local coronavirus cases held some good news Friday for Lenawee County.
In fact, the trend began Thursday, April 9, when five recoveries replaced the three that had been reported up until that time this week, and continued Friday with seven Lenawee County residents deemed recovered from COVID-19, representing 18 percent of the people who have been confirmed to having had coronavirus locally, according to Lenawee County Health Department reports.
There are still 39 reported cases in the county overall since testing began, the same number as Thursday, with 20 males and 19 females having been confirmed locally. But the number of hospitalizations also declined from seven to six today representing 15 percent of confirmed cases, with 26 people monitoring symptoms at home (67 percent) also down from 27 Thursday, according to the health department.
At that point, no … Read More »



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