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Corgi brings smiles to UM campus

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — At the center of the University of Michigan campus on a busy afternoon, one thing can stop students in their tracks, forgetting about their class schedule and responsibilities for a few minutes. His name is Reggie, and though he is low to the ground in stature, ...

Grandfather thinks brothers are too affectionate

Dear Annie: My daughter is single and raising two sons. Her husband died in an automobile accident four years ago. I am worried about the relationship between her sons, “Steven,” 16, and “Frederick,” 10. I think they are too close and too affectionate with each other. Steven is very ...

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Halloween pumpkin-carving pointers

METRO — Transforming pumpkins into cleverly carved creations is a Halloween tradition. Each October, glowing pumpkins take up residence near doorsteps and porches, adding to the magical ambiance of the season. Young and old spend time designing their themes and then taking knife to pumpkin to ...

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Christine Sharon and Jared Gosse

Sharon- Gosse

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Greg Sharon of Foster City and Lori Sharon of Gladstone, along with Bill and Debbie Gosse of Green Bay, Wis. are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Christine Sharon and Jared Gosse. The future bride is a 2014 graduate of Gladstone High School. She is ...

Brittany Klee and Cody Kleiman

Klee – Kleiman

BARK RIVER — Brittany Klee and Cody Kleiman, announce their engagement. Brittany is the daughter of Jim and Sharon Klee of Bark River, and Cody is the son of Mark and Reva Kleiman of Wilson. Brittany graduated from Bark River Harris High School in 2013, and from Bay De Noc Community ...

Melissa Kleiman and Erik Schafer

Kleiman – Schafer

ITHACA, Mich. — Melissa Kleiman and Erik Schafer announce their engagement. Melissa is the daughter of Brian and Christie Kleiman of Bark River, and Erik is the son of Alan and Pam Schafer of Ithaca, Mich., and the late Maria Schafer of Sweden. Melissa is a 2001 Escanaba High School ...

Amber Schram and Ethan Dombrowski

Schram – Dombrowski

BARK RIVER — Amber Schram of Bark River and Ethan Dombrowski of Powers, announce their engagement. Amber is the daughter of Royal and Tina Schram of Bark River, and Ethan is the son of Tom and Becky Dombrowski of Powers. Amber is a 2015 Grand Valley State University graduate, with a ...

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Mike and Joanne Lauzon

50th anniversary celebrated

ESCANABA — Mike and Joanne Lauzon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5, with a renewal of vows at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba. Father Eric Olson and Monseigneur Jed Patrick con-celebrated the mass. Their children, Lacy Lauzon of Escanaba and Jeff (Merissa) ...

Don and Donna Erickson

Erickson’s celebrate 60th

ESCANABA — Don and Donna Erickson celebrated their 60th anniversary with their children in Chicago, Ill. on Aug. 26. They were united in marriage on Aug. 31, 1957, by Rev. Noel Arneth at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schaffer. Don and Donna have five children, Karen Thompson and Dan ...

Glenn and Susan Stenberg

Stenberg’s celebrate 50th

BARK RIVER — Glenn and Susan Stenberg, of Bark River, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Bark River Township Pavilion on Aug. 6, with many friends and family. Glenn and the former Susan Pepin were married by Greg Pepin (the bride's brother) at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's ...

Laurence and Irene St. Martin

Couple celebrates 70 years

GLADSTONE — A Gladstone couple, Laurence and Irene St. Martin celebrated 70 years of marriage on Aug. 23. Laurence St. Martin married the former Irene Le Gault on Aug. 23, 1947, at Immaculate Conception Church in Milwaukee, Wis. The best man was the bride’s brother, Art Le Gault. Friend ...

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Wade Jr. and Kelli Johnson

Arnold – Johnson

CRANDON, Wis. — Kelli Arnold became the bride of Wade Johnson Jr. during a 11:30 a.m. ceremony performed by Father Jacek Wtyklo at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in Nadeau on June 17. Kelli’s parents are Gerald and Lori Arnold of Carney, and Wade’s parents are Wade Sr. and Lila Johnson of ...

Tim and Kelly Sedlecky

Derocher – Sedlecky

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kelly Derocher became the bride of Tim Sedlecky during a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Escanaba Municipal Dock on Aug. 19. Kelly’s parents are Jeff and Darlene Derocher of Escanaba, and Tim’s parents are Patrick and Eileen Sedlecky of Newaygo, Mich. Kelly graduated from ...

Chad and Stacey Burie

Johnson – Burie

MENOMINEE — Stacey Ann Johnson became the bride of Chad Michael Burie during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Chris Johnson at Christ the King Lutheran Church on June 10. Stacey’s parents are Ron Johnson of Escanaba and the late Sherry Johnson, and Chad’s parents are Mike and ...

Finding the right wedding gift can be difficult

METRO — Many people rely on bridal registries when buying wedding gifts for their loved ones. But for those who put off buying wedding gifts until registries have been picked clean, finding the right gift can sometimes be difficult. Even if men and women do not intend to buy wedding gifts ...

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Tomilynn Rayne

MAULDING — Gladstone residents, Josh and Stephanie (Howerton) Maulding, welcomed a daughter, born at U.P. Health Systems-Marquette on June 27 at 12:48 a.m. Tomilynn Rayne weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. The baby joins brother, Jason, in the family. Tom ...

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Rally James

PASCOE — A baby boy, Rally James, was born Sept. 21, to Jesse and Pamala (Gorzinski) Pascoe of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 4:15 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Bryan Gorzinski, Dave and Debby Pascoe, Mary ...

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Making the post-maternity leave transition back to work go smoothly

METRO — The average length of maternity leave varies depending on geography, but the vast majority of new mothers take time away from work upon giving birth. Maternity leave affords women the opportunity to connect with and provide for their babies, while hopefully giving new mothers some ...

Add healthy crunch to snacks

GTT — It is difficult sometimes to have a snack on hand after school that is nutritious and satisfies young children’s tastes. Believe it or not there are some chickpea recipes that fill the bill. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, may have originally come from Asia and the Middle ...

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Churches announce services and programs

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. Monday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m. The youth service begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Kids Jam, for ages four and older, will include ...

Churches announce services and programs

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. Monday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m. The youth service begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Kids Jam, for ages four and older, will include ...

Churches announce services and programs

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. Monday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m. The youth service begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Kids Jam, for ages four and older, will include ...

Churches announce services and programs

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. Monday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m. The youth service begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Kids Jam, for ages four and older, will include ...

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Casino Shows

Island Resort & Casino, Harris (1-877-ISL-SHOW) Comedy acts at 7 p.m. Club Four One Nightclub. Lounge entertainment (8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Eastern time) Headlining at the Island Showroom Stage: Oct. 13 — A Night with Dean and Don at 8 p.m. Oct. 20-21 — Tyler Farr, 8 ...

Regional Concerts

GREEN BAY, Wis. Oct. 13-14 — Frank’s Washington Island at the Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar Oct. 13 — The Simon and Garfunkel Story at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center. Ticketstar Oct. 19 — Warren Miller at 8 p.m. at the Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar Oct. 20 — Herman’s Hermits at 8 ...

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“Voices at Bay”

ESCANABA — Bay College is proud to present “Voices at Bay” featuring Upper Peninsula natives Joshua Davis and Karlee Metzger in concert on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Besse Theater. Davis made it to the Top 3 on NBC’s “The Voice” contest in 2015. He went on to sing high ...

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Trying to get sober? Tool helps find good care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The phone calls come — from fellow scientists and desperate strangers — with a single question for the alcohol chief at the National Institutes of Health: Where can my loved one find good care to get sober? The government has released a novel online tool to help — ...

Adult caregivers overwhelmed and undertrained

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still find the experience rewarding, according to a poll released Thursday. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey finds that ...

FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer A girl saw her mother’s face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. A teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of celebrity judges as he wowed “America’s Got ...

Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man

NEW YORK (AP) — French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn’t shown any awareness in 15 years. During months of experimental treatment, his gaze could follow a moving object and he turned his head toward people speaking to him. He could ...