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Wife wants a divorce after nearly 50 years of marriage

Dear Annie: I am a 72-year-old married (for now) man. I was just told by my wife that she wants a divorce because I am no fun. We've been married for almost 50 years. Apparently, she has been planning this for quite some time. She got a face-lift, wants liposuction, etc. She goes out dancing ...

Disgusted enough to spit — but won’t

Dear Annie: The other day, I was working from a cafe close to my house. As I sat there for a few hours, I saw a number of men spitting on the sidewalk as they passed by. Men in dirty clothes, men in fancy suits, young men, old men — it seems to be a trait shared by all types of men. Fond as I ...

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Theoret-Barnhart

BARK RIVER — Ray and Brenda Theoret, of Carney, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Theoret, to Lucas Barnhart, son of Curt and Becky Barnhart, of Escanaba. Allison graduated from Carney Nadeau Public School in 2014, attended Bay College and is employed as a full time ...

Moerer – Johnson

WILSON — Laura Moerer and Nick Johnson, announce their engagement. Laura is the daughter of Kenneth and Bonnie Moerer of Richland Center, Wis. and Nick is the son of Mark and Lori Johnson, of Wilson. Laura is a graduate of Marquette University with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, while Nick ...

Bink – Collegnon

ESCANABA — Together Greg and Mary Bink and Jane Collegnon announce the engagement of their children Kristina Bink and Casey Collegnon. An intimate wedding ceremony will take place on June 15, 2018, on a breathtaking mountain top in Breckinridge, Colo. A gathering of family and friends will ...

Lyndon – Kiraly

BARK RIVER — Mr. Alan Mooers and Mrs. Davida Mooers of Bark River announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Lyndon, to Todd Kiraly, the son of Mr. Paul Kiraly and Ms. Brenda Kiraly of Daggett. The wedding will take place in July.

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Groleaus celebrate 65th ­wedding anniversary

WILSON — Romeo and Irene Groleau, of Wilson, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 12. Romeo and Irene were married April 12, 1953 at the bride’s parents’ home. They resided in Wilson through most of their married life. They would travel with Romeo’s work in the early ...

McKnights celebrate 60 years of marriage

GLADSTONE — David and Donna McKnight of Gladstone are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple wed Feb. 22, 1958 at Assembly of God Church followed by a reception at the Methodist Church hall, both located in Bad Axe, Mich. Original attendants at the ceremony were Florence ...

Poes celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

POE — On Feb. 10, 2018, Donald and ­Marianne Poe, of Gladstone, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a special blessing at All Saints Church. A dinner at Irish Oaks with family and close friends was planned and attended by their daughter Joanne Chouinard, grandchildren Aubrey and ...

LeMires celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — On Dec. 23, 2017, Robert and Betty LeMire, Jr. of Escanaba, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Stonehouse restaurant. They were joined by their son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Linda LeMire, granddaughters Olivia and Sarah, and their daughter and ...

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Rian – Nelson

ESCANABA — Samantha Jo Rian became the bride of Kristopher Frank Nelson during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony performed by Kurt Dubord at the Bark River Senior Center on Oct. 14. Mrs. Ann Wood and her daughter Deirdre, Samantha’s former violin teacher, played the music for the ...

Chu – Rudden

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — On Aug. 5, 2017, Stephanie Chu of Alexandria, Va., was joined in matrimony to Michael Rudden, formerly of Escanaba, at the Hilton Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, a beautiful and historic setting. The wedding was attended by family and friends traveling from throughout the ...

Berube-Hughes

CORNELL — Alexis Berube became the bride of Ryan Hughes during a Sept. 23 ceremony performed by Father Fran DeGroot at St. Annes Church in Escanaba. Alexis’ parents are Charles and Samantha Berube of Escanaba, and Ryan’s parents are Larry and Karen Hughes of Gladstone. The bride ...

Wedding Painter pays the bills with new trend

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dirk Guidry is a full-time artist. But his paintings, large-scale abstracts and portraiture don’t always pay the bills. Being a wedding painter allows him to remain one. “I almost consider it my day job,” he says. “If I have one wedding a month, I can be in ...

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Jones Kyle-Michelle

KOLICH — Kyle Kolich and Britiney Dyszel of Escanaba announce the birth of their daughter, Jones Kyle-Michelle Kolich, born on March 28 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 8:35 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 17.25 inches long at birth. She joins Sister Andersen and Brother ...

Owen William

SCHWAKE — A baby boy, Owen William, was born March 22 to James and Janell (Garey) Schwake of Bark River. The baby was delivered at 8:25 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 3.4 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Owen joins his sister Ruby at home. His grandparents are David ...

Julianna Elizabeth Raine

SUSTARICH — An infant girl, Julianna Elizabeth Raine, was born to Jeff and Wendi (Charles) Sustarich of Cornell on April 4 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Julianna arrived at 4:23 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 12.4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth. Julianna joins brother Jeffrey at ...

Aria Lyn

SEBECK — Jacob and Trisha (Kies) Sebeck of Rapid River announce the birth of their daughter, Aria Lyn, born on March 13 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 9:23 p.m. weighing 7 pounds, 8.6 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Jackie and Alan Kies of Rapid River and Janet 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 ...

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 ...

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 worship ...

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Historical presentation planned in Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Delta County Historical Society (DCHS) will offer the second program of the 2018 Winter Outreach Series on Wednesday, March 21. The presentation will be given by Dr. Charles Lindquist, president of the society. Lindquist will describe the early history of the Escanaba Paper ...

Regional Concerts

Green Bay, Wis. RESCH CENTER (www.reschcenter.com) April 5, 2018 — Judas Priest at 7 p.m. April 21, 2018 — Justin Moore with Dylan Scott at 7:30 p.m. April 27, 2018 — Jim Gaffigan at 8 p.m. June 23, 2018 — James Taylor at 7:30 p.m. July 6, 2018 — Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at ...

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: March 9-10, 2018 — Kathleen Madigan at 8 p.m. March 16-17 — Live & Let ...

Players de Noc presents the musical ‘Curtains’

ESCANABA — Local theater group Players De Noc will be showcasing the musical “Curtains” beginning on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba. In a collision of theatrical traditions – Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street – Curtains is a backstage ...

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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 ...