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Long-lost son causing rift between husband and wife

Dear Annie: I am in my 70s, have been married for 42 years and have three grown children. I found out two years ago that I had a child with a woman I had dated 10 years before I met my wife. Her daughter tracked me down and contacted me. She said that he had been put up for adoption, but she ...

Briefs

Gladstone Class of 1979 reunion GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Class of 1979 alumni will gather at the Gladstone Golf Course, 6514 Days River 24.5 Road, Gladstone, Michigan. On Saturday, July 6 at 5 p.m. for their 40th reunion. For more information, look up the Gladstone High School Class of ...

Elks, auxiliary make donations for children

Courtesy photo Elks Lodge 354, through a grant written to the Elks Foundation Community Investment Grants, was able to purchase items for the U.P. Foster Closet of Delta County and the Child Advocacy Center. Each agency talked with Elks Auxiliary and gave a list of requested items. Shown at ...

Trout season is a magical time of year

ESCANABA — The April mist lays cold, silver, and mesmerizing on the river. An eagle floats overhead and a sandpiper scampers the bank. Old and new, big and small, the river is a place of memories. For nearly 60 years, a family feud has rambled on. I have witnessed some of the battles, some ...

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Liubakka-Sedenquist

MARQUETTE – Ray and Cheri Liubakka of Marquette, along with Michael and Sue Sedenquist of Gladstone, announce the engagement of their children, Katelyn Rae Liubakka of Marquette and Christopher Thomas Sedenquist of Gladstone. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Marquette Senior High ...

Kleiman-Draze

BARK RIVER — Mark and Reva Kleiman, of Wilson, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kyndra JoAnn Kleiman to Drake William Draze, son of Bill Draze and Carrie Gholston of Escanaba. Kyndra is a 2016 graduate of Bark River-Harris High School. She is a certified dog groomer ...

Ostrenga – Sprague

ESCANABA — Stephanie Ostrenga and Aaron Sprague announce their engagement. Stephanie is the daughter of Steven and Caralee Ostrenga of Escanaba and Aaron is the son of Richard and Lorene Sprague of Lyons, Mich. Stephanie graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2010 with a bachelor ...

Laase – Derouin

MARQUETTE — Al and Kileen Laase of Grand Junction, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Eden Laase, to Bryce Derouin, son of Joe and Sandy Derouin of Bark River. Eden graduated from Fruita Monument High School in Grand Junctio, Colo., and graduated from Gonzaga University in ...

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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. ...

Wellmans celebrate 55 years of marriage

GLADSTONE — John and Marlyn Wellman of Gladstone celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 22. They were married in 1963 at the Salvation Army in Escanaba. Original attendants were Jackie Smith, Bonnie Evans, Donna Larson, Dan Evans, Bob and Bill Wellman. Cindy Evans was the flower ...

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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 ...

Richer-Trudell

SPALDING — Caylan Richer became the bride of Brian Trudell during a private ceremony performed by Dan Bjorkquist on Oct. 6. Caylan’s parents are Jay and Michelle Richer of Gladstone, and Brian’s parents are Bill and Lori Trudell of Republic, Mich. Brian graduated from ...

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Autumn Rose and Molly Mae

St. AMOUR — Infant girls, Autumn Rose and Molly Mae, were born to Mitch St. Amour and Breanne Mcnally of Escanaba, on Feb. 19, 2019 at Bellin Health, Green Bay, Wis. The babies arrived at 7:28 a.m., Autumn was 4 pounds, 5 ounces, and Molly was 3 pounds, 2.4 ounces. They join big brother ...

Fallon River

MASON — Jeremy and Tosha (Doyen) Mason of Gladstone announce the birth of their daughter, Fallon River, born on April 12, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 8:06 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18.5 inches long at birth. Fallon joins Sailor, 5; Presley, 4; and Gunner, 2, ...

Clark Christopher

SAUVE — Escanaba residents Christopher Sauve and Paige Rau welcomed a son, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on March 26 at 4:33 p.m. Clark Christopher weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long at birth. Alicia Holmio-Scheenaman and Bill Scheenaman of Escanaba, and Michael ...

Hope Adeline

LAUZON — A baby girl, Hope Adeline, was born to Jeffrey and Merissa Lauzon of Milwaukee, Wis. on Feb. 16, at Aurora Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. Hope arrived at 6:19 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. Hope joins big sister Grace at home. The baby’s ...

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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 ...