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Red Buck Order of the Axe hold meeting RAPID RIVER — The meeting of the Red Buck Order of the Axe has changed to Saturday, Jan. 21. They will hold a dinner meeting at Jacks Restaurant in Rapid River, with the evening beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a social, followed by dinner at 5 p.m. ...

Trombly named to Dean’s list

TEMPE, Ariz. — Gina Trombly was named to the Arizona State University’s Dean’s List of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion for the Fall semester 2016. Trombly is a 2009 graduate of Gladstone High School, and is enrolled in the registered dietitian program. She is the daughter ...

Two local graduates named to Marquette University Dean’s list

MILWAUKEE, Wis. —  Kamille Fritz of Escanaba, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., she is pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing. Gabrielle Movalson of Gladstone, has also been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall ...

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Leslie Shapy and Jacob Coleman

Shapy – Coleman

DePERE, Wis. — Jerry and Kay Shapy of Escanaba and Glen and JoAnn Coleman of Green Bay, Wis. are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Leslie Mary Shapy and Jacob Andrew Coleman. Leslie is a 2009 graduate of Escanaba High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in English ...

Tanya Anderson-Peters and Shane Tolman

Anderson-Peters – Tolman

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Cathy and Greg Tolman Sr. of Escanaba and Carolyn and Larry Anderson of Green Bay, Wis. announce the engagement of their children, Tanya Anderson-Peters and Shane Tolman, both of Green Bay, Wis. Tanya is employed by, Nelson-Minahan Realtors of Green Bay, Wis. and Shane is a ...

Jonathan Van Steen and Haille Bernson

Bernson – Van Steen

ESCANABA — Haille Bernson of Gladstone and Jonathan Van Steen of Indianapolis, Ind. announce their engagement. Haille is the daughter of Todd and Jackie Bernson of Gladstone and Jonathan is the son of Peter and Carol Van Steen of Gladstone. Haille is a December 2016 graduate of Ferris State ...

Chelsea Clairmont and Andrew Jacques

Clairmont – Jacques

ESCANABA — John and Debbie Clairmont of Escanaba, along with Randy and MaryAnn Jacques of Gladstone, announce the engagement of their children, Chelsea Marie Clairmont and Andrew James Jacques. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Escanaba High School and is a 2012 graduate of Bay de Noc ...

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Richard and Donna Hubert

Hubert’s celebrate 50 years

ESCANABA — Richard and Donna (Anderson) Hubert of Escanaba are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed on Monday, Dec. 26, 1966, at St. Anne’s Church in Escanaba. Original attendants for the wedding were Judy (Bellefeuil) Sabourin, friend of the bride; Delores ...

William and Constance Beveridge

Beveridge’s celebrate 65 years

ESCANABA — William and Constance (Hart) Beveridge of Escanaba celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed Dec. 1, 1951 at All Saints Church in Gladstone. Original attendants at the ceremony were Dolores Mariucci; sister of the bride, Joan Jacobsen; sister of the groom, ...

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Like weddings, popping the question means a destination

NEW YORK (AP) — It's courtin' time and that still means going down on one knee for many proposers of marriage. Only now, more are choosing a special destination to do the asking. Traditionally, the highest concentration of marriage proposals starts in November and stretches to Valentine's ...

Nicole and Bryan Meyers

Thoune – Meyers

ESCANABA — Mr. and Mrs. Meyers, on Dec. 4, celebrated the marriage of Bryan Meyers, 34, of Baltimore, Md., son of Joseph Meyers, grandson of Evelyn Dignnaro and William Dignnaro to wife Nicole Thoune, 29, of Escanaba, daughter of Ed Thoune and Donna Therrian, granddaughter of James Therrian ...

Brad and Melissa Branstrom

Sandstrom – Branstrom

SHEYBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. — Melissa Sandstrom became the bride of Brad Branstrom during a 3 p.m. ceremony at Excalibur Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. on Dec. 10. Melissa’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hartman of Sheboygan, Wis. and the late Keith Sandstrom, and Brad’s parents are Ken and Becky ...

Forget DIY for your wedding – think DIT

Many brides and grooms who want to craft meaningful and memorable wedding decorations choose to make one important item — the bouquet, table centerpiece or party giveaway gifts. Others go all-out, crafting nearly every detail, either to save money or to make the day more personal. Marissa ...

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Bill to require midwife licensure, rules

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Midwives in Michigan will need a state license before helping women give birth under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The bill enacted Wednesday, Jan. 4 requires midwives to obtained informed consent from patients and to establish patient-specific protocols for ...

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Carrera Jolynne

CLAIRMONT — Escanaba residents, Casey Clairmont and Seneca Hayhurst, welcomed a daughter, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on Dec. 15 at 9:08 a.m. Carrera Jolynne weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. The baby joins, Kacin, 2, and Michael, 12 months, in the ...

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Haylie Grace

FORMOLO — An infant girl, Haylie Grace, was born to Luke Formolo and Jennifer Campbell of Naubinway on Dec. 19, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Haylie arrived at 8:40 a.m., weighing 10 pounds, 1.4 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth. Haylie joins her brother Ashton in the family. The ...

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Ava Laine

ROBINSON — Craig Robinson and Tressa Schwalbach of Gladstone announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Laine, born on Dec. 1, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 11:15 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 15.8 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. Kirk and Jodi Schwalbach of Escanaba, and Fred ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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John Economopoulos and his daughter Gia view some of the artwork at a past “No BS or BFA Yet!” exhibition.

NMU student art show at Bonifas

ESCANABA — At the start of a new year, residents can view the most exciting new creations by Northern Michigan University (NMU) students working in each area of concentration in the School of Art & Design. This biannual “No BS or BFA Yet!” exhibit, featuring work by juniors and ...

This book cover image released by Grand Central Publishing shows, "The Lost City of the Monkey God," by Douglas Preston. (Grand Central Publishing via AP)

Review: ‘The Lost City of the Monkey God’

To pigeonhole Douglas Preston a true-crime author is a gross understatement of his skills as a writer. Yes, his many best-sellers with Lincoln Child are fun, suspenseful romps chronicling the adventures of an FBI agent. But he's also an extremely capable investigator who, along with Italian ...

Regional Concerts

GREEN BAY, Wis. Jan. 13 — Kris Kristofferson at 8 p.m. at Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar Jan. 14 — Quenn Hilma with Paper Holland and Luna at 8 p.m. at the Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar Jan. 20 — Donald Shadian’s at 7 p.m. at the Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar Jan. 21 — Doctors in Recital ...

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): Jan. 13-14 — Phil Vaught Jan. 19-21 — Passion Jan. 27-28 — Next Myle Headlining at the Island Showroom ...

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Volunteers get bit to test new strategy for malaria vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers infected lab mosquitoes with genetically weakened malaria parasites, and then recruited volunteers willing to be bitten — a lot — to test a possible new strategy for a vaccine. The idea: Vaccinate using living malaria parasites that are too weak to make ...

Brain-injury deaths in high school football players increasing

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen high school football players died in recent years from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and the annual death count has been growing slightly, according to a new study. But such deaths remain rare, and are far lower than in decades past. Also, it’s not ...

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. Even people ...

Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts to fight birth defect

BALTIMORE (AP) — The 4-month-old on the operating table has a shocking birth defect, nearly half his heart too small or even missing. To save him, surgeons will have to totally reroute how his blood flows, a drastic treatment that doesn’t always work. So this time they are going a step ...