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Children enjoy summer reading program

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Library kicked off the summer reading program with a story hour on Wednesday, June 19. “A Universe of Stories” is the theme of this year’s program. Forty-eight children enjoyed story time, music by Julie Aschbacher, crafts and snacks. This program continues ...

Thinking of divorce but wanting love and respect

Dear Annie: As much as I hate to admit it, I think about divorce practically every day. Divorce, however, isn’t something I want. What I want is for my husband to understand my point of view — which is why I’m writing this letter. He reads your column religiously. Maybe my words will sink ...

Briefs

‘Under The Radar’ stars coming to Escanaba ESCANABA — On July 31 at 6:30 p.m., Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman of PBS Television’s “Under the Radar Michigan” will be at the Escanaba City Hall City Council Chambers to discuss their show and share stories about their adventures. A book ...

Hider graduates from George Fox University

NEWBERG, Ore. — Lon Hider of Manistique was among more than 900 undergraduate, adult degree and graduate-level students who received diplomas from George Fox University this spring. Hider earned a doctor of ministry. All told, 499 students received bachelor’s degrees after completing ...

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Di Ponio – Coyne

GRAND RAPID, Mich. — Dennis and Christine Di Ponio announce the engagement of their daughter Deanna to Michael Coyne, son of Jane and Scott Smith of Gladstone and the late Doug Coyne. Deanna graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2012 with a degree in psychology and a master’s in ...

Clement – Madden

GREENLEAF, Wis. — Haley Clement and Gunnar Madden announce their engagement. Haley is the daughter of Phil and Terri Asplund and David Clement of Bark River, and Gunnar is the son of Mike and Alisa Madden of Gladstone. Haley graduated from Bark River in 2014 and Gunnar graduated from ...

Shields – Kivioja

ESCANABA — Phil and Michele Shields of Escanaba announce the engagement of their daughter, Emalie, to Jesse Kivioja, son of Kristi Anderson of Escanaba and Jeff Kivioja of Slinger, Wis. Emalie graduated from Escanaba High School in 2016. She is currently employed as a sales representative ...

Farrell – Broeders

ESCANABA — Mr. and Mrs. Brian Farrell of Escanaba announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Miss Amanda Lynn Farrell to Mr. Bradley Michael Broeders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Broeders of Norway, Mich. and Carol Thibault of Saranac, Mich. An Aug. 24 wedding is being ...

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DuBois celebrate 60 years of marriage

DUBOIS — The former Anita Motto and Ken DuBois were married May 9, 1959 at St. George Catholic Church in Bark River. Original attendants were Janice Bal, sister of the bride; Barbara Bailey, friend; Deana Kauffman, cousin of the bride; Sherry Hansen, sister of the groom; Glenn Jamar, ...

Camden Randall

SCHROEDER — A baby boy, Camden Randall, was born Feb. 16, to Randy and Kailie (Johnson) Schroeder of Holt, Mich. The baby was delivered at 11:49 a.m. at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Camden joins his brother Colton at home. The ...

Couillards celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

PERKINS — A 50-year celebration was held in honor of Dale and Cathy Couillard at the Gladstone Campgrounds in August of 2018. A Gladstone native fondly boasting he was an “East Ender,” Dale shared laughter and memories of family and friends of his hometown. The blushing bride, Cathy, who ...

Hockins celebrate 64 years of marriage

HOCKIN — Dan and Marilyn Hockin celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary today. The loving couple were married on Oct. 23, 1954 at The Wesley United Methodist Church in Ironwood, Mich. Attendants were Dan’s brother Ronald and his wife Ruth Ann and Brian “Scutta” and Gail Buccanero. ...

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Beversluis – Saran

BEVERSLUIS-SARAN — Erica Beversluis, of Escanaba, married Vipul Saran, of Dayalpuri, Muzaffar Nagar, India, on Feb. 18, 2019. Erica is the daughter of Mr. Jonas and Mrs. Vina Beversluis and is the eldest of five siblings, Lauren, Cameron, Hannah and Carter Beversluis. Vipul is the son of Mr. ...

Dagenais – Gendron

GENDRON — Kevin Gendron married his highchool sweetheart Jalyn Dagenais during a 5 p.m. ceremony on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Jan. 29. The ceremony was performed by the groom’s stepfather, Bill Draze. Jalyn is the daughter of Mike and Lisa Dagenais of Escanaba. Kevin ...

Anderson – Kobasic

Chris and Kimberly Anderson, along with Claude and Beverly Kobasic, both of Escanaba, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Christina Ann Anderson and Nicholas Anthony Kobasic. The couple was united in marriage on Sept. 2, 2018 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba with Rev. ...

LaCasse – Harrell

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — Lyndsay LaCasse became the bride of Michael Harrell Jr. during a 2 p.m. elopement ceremony at the county courthouse in Camilla, Ga., on Feb. 14, 2018. Lyndsay's parents are Ralph and Crystal LaCasse of Escanaba, and Michael's parents are father Mike (Kathy) Harrell of ...

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Ethan Jay

BROCK — A baby boy, Ethan Jay, was born May 24 to Robert Brock and Brittany Kipp of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 9:49 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Ethan joins sister Lilianah and brother Damien at home. Grandparents are ...

Cecilia Jean

KRUEGER — John and Sheila (Hughes) Krueger of Escanaba announce the birth of their daughter, Cecilia Jean, born on April 11 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 8:18 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. Daniel and Lorraine Hughes and Scott Krueger, all of ...

Madelyn Ann

LAUREYS — Michael and Kenlyn (Farley) Laureys of Whitmore Lake welcomed a daughter, Madelyn Ann, born February 19 at Michigan Medicine Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Her grandparents are Jay and Lisa Farley of Spalding and Joe and Carol Laureys of ...

Kamryn Marie

GRAVELLE — Scott and Brittany (Blunt) Gravelle of Escanaba announce the birth of their daughter, Kamryn Marie, born May 12 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 8:37 p.m. weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. Kamryn joins a sister at home. Robert Blunt and ...

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Churches announce services

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314. ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Sunday service is at ...

Churches announce services

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314. ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Sunday service is ...

Churches announce services

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314. ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Sunday service is at ...

Churches announce services

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314. ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Sunday service is at ...

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Casino shows

Island Resort & Casino, Harris (1-877-ISL-SHOW) Sept. 14-15 — Goo Goo Dolls at 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29 — REO Speedwagon at 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13 — Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27 — Eric Burdon and The Animals at 8 p,m, Nov. 9-10 — Engelbert Humperdinck at 8 ...

Regional concerts

Green Bay, Wis. RESCH CENTER (www.reschcenter.com) Oct. 19, 2018 — Lynyrd Skynyrd with The Marshall Tucker Band 7 p.m. MEYER THEATRE (www.meyertheatre.org) Oct. 18, 2018 — Tracy Lawrence at 8 p.m. WEIDNER CENTER (www.weidnercenter.com) Nothing scheduled at this ...

Golden Age of Album Covers exhibit coming to Bonifas

ESCANABA — Art and music collide with the Bonifas Arts Center’s newest exhibit, the “Golden Age of Album Covers.” The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Alice Powers Gallery and is an amazing collection of 80 iconic album covers. The covers show how original ...

Casino Shows

Island Resort & Casino, Harris (1-877-ISL-SHOW) Comedy acts at 7 p.m. Club Four One Nightclub. Headlining at the Island Showroom Stage: Sept. 14-15 — Goo Goo Dolls at 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29 — REO Speedwagon at 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13 — Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at 8 p.m. Oct. ...

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Scientists aim at joint injuries that can trigger arthritis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arthritis isn’t always from the wear and tear of getting older — younger adults too often get it after suffering knee or ankle injuries. Now researchers are hunting a way to stave off the damage, by targeting the little energy factories that power cartilage ...

Insulin quality questions have experts scrambling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself. The study author, a pharmacist, bought vials of insulin at a number ...

Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes. The report wrestles with the potential benefits and ...

Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but scientists and federal regulators say don’t worry — it is safe to use your device. They still do. Previous studies of cellphone users had found ...