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Cedar Creek Country Band performs Friday ESCANABA —The Cedar Creek Country Band is scheduled to perform live Friday, June 30 at the AMVETS Hall in Escanaba from 7 to 11 p.m. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door. A meat raffle will be held, along with a $25 door prize drawing. All ...

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Sydney Chouinard, Kyle and Holly VanBrocklin provided the music for the story hour.

Story hour kicks off in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — “Build a Better World” is the theme of this year’s summer reading program at the Gladstone Library. Over 130 children, 51 adults, and volunteers attended the summer reading kick-off story hour on Wednesday, June 21. Children enjoyed stories, tattoos, crafts, snacks and ...

Discussing relationship problems with a friend

Dear Annie: My boyfriend, “Hector,” and I have been dating for four years. Like any couple, we’ve had our ups and downs. We used to argue a lot about things that were, in retrospect, petty and inconsequential. The beginning of last year was especially bad. We had each hit a wall ...

Keeping children safe in summer

GTT — Summer has arrived! Now there are many new opportunities for kids to enjoy outdoor play. In your backyard, at the playground, or on walks in the woods, there are things to explore and challenges to meet. Although families can’t wrap children in giant protective cotton balls, there are ...

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Jennifer Lucier and Charles Grimm

Lucier – Grimm

Lucier - Grimm DAVIDSBURG, Mich. — Jennifer Lucier and Charles Grimm of Davisburg, Mich., along with their parents, are excited to announce their engagement. Jennifer is the daughter of Raymond Lucier of Gladstone, and Carmel LaFave-Olson and Denny Olson of Quinnesec. She is a 2004 ...

Amber Dundas and Kenneth Knauf Jr.

Dundas – Knauf

Dundas - Knauf CHESTERFIELD, Mich. — July 8 is the date set for the marriage of Kenneth Knauf Jr. and Amber Dundas, both of Chesterfield, Mich. Kenny is the son of Kenneth and Donna Knauf and the grandson of Margaret Grzyb, all of Bark River. He is a graduate of Bark River-Harris High ...

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University of Connecticut mascot Jonathan, a Siberian Husky, assists Daniel Bronko of Enfield, Ct., in proposing to his girlfriend, Holly Korona, on the school's campus in Storrs, Ct. Bronko.

UConn Siberian Husky Jonathan assists with wedding proposal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut has helped two alumni make a love connection. Jonathan served as wingman when Daniel Bronko, 23, surprised his girlfriend, Holly Korona, 27, on a trip back to campus with a wedding proposal ...

Kelli Arnold and Wade Johnson Jr.

Arnold – Johnson

Arnold - Johnson CRANDON, Wis. — Gerald and Lori Arnold of Carney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Arnold, to Wade Johnson Jr., son of Wade Sr. and Lila Johnson of Bark River. Kelli graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2013 with a bachloer degree in athletic ...

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Ed and Joy Kuivinen

Esky couple married 60 years

ESCANABA — Ed and Joy (Collins) Kuivinen of Escanaba will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 22. The couple wed on June 22, 1957 at the Central United Methodist Church in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Ed retired from being a doctor of dentistry. Joy retired from being a teacher, and ...

Don and Marti Grothe

Grothe’s celebrate 65 years

GARDEN — Don and Marti Grothe exchanged their wedding vows 65 years ago in a small country church in Iowa with the sound of pigs grunting and cows mooing in the background. The ceremony took place on June 14, 1952. That fall, the couple returned to Dubuque, Iowa, to resume their teaching ...

Herb and Patricia McNutt

McNutt’s celebrate 50th

PERKINS — Herb and Patricia (Jecks) McNutt of Perkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed on March 25, 1967 at the Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids, Mich. Original attendants at the ceremony were maid of honor Sharon Jecks Parrish, sister of the bride and ...

Gary and Mary Boudreau

Boudreau’s celebrate 50th

ESCANABA — Gary and Mary (Hirn) Boudreau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed Jan. 14, 1967 at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba. A reception was held at Sherman Hotel in Escanaba. Original bridesmaids at the ceremony were Kathy (Martens) Peloza, friend of the bride, ...

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Let them eat wedding cake

METRO — Wedding receptions culminate when the happy couple stands before their tiered and towering wedding cake to cut the first slice. The tradition of wedding cakes has endured since ancient times, and cakes have been presented in many incarnations since their introduction. In fact, some ...

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Pictured is Brad and Carla Miller's dairy barn that they transformed  along with the surrounding grounds into The Barn on the Hill, for weddings, rehearsals, showers, class reunions, anniversary and birthday parties in Leaf River, Ill. The Barn on the Hill features a large concrete patio around two sides of the barn to give guests flexibility for celebrations inside, outside, or both.

Couple converts barn to a venue for weddings

LEAF RIVER, Ill. (AP) — Their daughter's wedding inspired a Leaf River couple to turn their century-old dairy barn into an event venue. Brad and Carla Miller, both retired teachers, have transformed their huge barn and grounds into The Barn on the Hill, for weddings, rehearsals, showers, ...

Heidi and Duke King

Kregelka- King

Kregelka- King ESCANABA — Heidi Kregelka and Duke King became husband and wife on April 22, at Bark River United Methodist Church with Pastor Christine Bergquist officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jerry Kregelka of Escanaba and Julie Polfus of Carney. She is a graduate of Escanaba ...

Stepparents at the wedding? Experts advise being inclusive

With a loving act of kindness, Brittany Peck's dad made her wedding-day dream come true. Just before her father, Todd Bachman, walked her down the aisle on Sept. 26, 2015, he stopped the processional and continued down the aisle alone to grab the hand of her stepfather and make a surprise ...

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Finlee Louis

DUBORD — A baby boy, Finlee Louis, was born May 27, to Dan and Jenni (Acker) Dubord of Wells. The baby was delivered at 2:40 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 9.2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Finlee joins sisters, Hallee and Harlee at home. Grandparents are Scott ...

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Zion Jay

MUNGER — An infant boy, Zion Jay, was born to Jerry Munger III and Melisah Jenkins of Escanaba on May 21, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Zion arrived at 12:56 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 14.8 ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Stephenie Haack, Richard ...

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Robert Lewis

JOHNSON — Robert and Chelsea (Sagataw) Johnson welcomed a baby boy, Robert Lewis, on May 2 at 7:10 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Robert weighed 9 pounds, 9.8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Renee and Mark Sagataw of Wilson ...

Children need to move

GTT — Weather can be as unpredictable as preschool children's behavior. However, children's need for at least one hour of exercise every day is very predictable. When outdoor play is not possible, try some safe active indoor games. Gross motor activities use the large muscles of the arms, ...

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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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Regional Concerts

GREEN BAY, Wis. June 23-24 — My Twin Bridge Summer at the Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar July 6 — #IMOMSOHARD at 8 p.m. at Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar July 14-Aug. 12 — Getting Pickled in Oconto “Bond Style” at the Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar July 16 — Tig Notaro at 7 p.m. at the ...

Book Review: “Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon” by Marc Eliot

Talk about your movie miracles: As a struggling stage actor Charlton Heston was down to posing nude for art classes to pay his rent in New York. Thirteen years later, he was posing with an Academy Award for “Ben-Hur” (1959), in which he played a man twice saved by Christ. Heston had felt ...

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Strings on the Bay

ESCANABA — Strings on the Bay, an annual summer chamber music series at Bay de Noc Community College, begins 7:30 p.m. on June 27 at the Besse Center Theater. This performance is the first of three concerts this summer, and it is entitled “Escanaba Connections.” Paul Lundin, the music ...

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: July 21-22— The Clairvoyants, $33, 8 p.m. Sept. 15-16—The Million Dollar ...

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In this May 4, 2017 photo, Melissa Jones, center, a nurse educator with Alosa Health, speaks with social worker Jean Easter, left, and physician's assistant Emily Braunegg in the lunch room of a medical office in Monroeville, Pa. Jones visits medical offices in western Pennsylvania, to educate doctors and their teams about new opioid prescribing guidelines. (AP Photo/Carla K. Johnson)

Overcoming Opioids: Easing an epidemic 1 doctor at a time

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Even doctors can be addicted to opioids, in a way: It’s hard to stop prescribing them. Melissa Jones is on a mission to break doctors of their habit, and in the process try to turn the tide of the painkiller epidemic that has engulfed 2 million Americans. It was ...

Teen vaping on the decline, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States. A government survey released Thursday suggests the number of high school and middle school students using electronic cigarettes fell to 2.2 million last year, from 3 million the year ...

Pregnancy safe for breast cancer survivors

CHICAGO (AP) — A study gives reassuring news for breast cancer survivors who want to have children. Those who later became pregnant were no more likely to have their cancer come back than those who did not have a baby. It’s a big issue — the average age of moms has been rising in the ...

Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in kids

NEW YORK (AP) — The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study. The researchers estimated more than 107 million children and 603 ...