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Christmas wreaths are a tradition worth keeping this holiday season

ESCANABA — A simple green wreath hangs on the weathered, old boards on a barn. A red bow flaps wildly in the north wind. The wreath’s pine cones are glazed over with ice and snow. How can such a basic Christmas decoration cause so much beauty to a rural country lane? Probably because ...

Now is the time to let go of your debt shame

By Liz Weston NerdWallet Many of us feel bad about our debt. Most of us probably shouldn’t. Three-quarters of U.S. households owe money, but the vast majority pay their bills on time and have debt loads that are reasonable given their incomes. But many people still report being ...

Are rules passive aggressive or perfectly appropriate?

Dear Annie: My wife and I are approaching our 70th birthdays this year. As we have aged, hosting company and taking care of visiting children and grandchildren has become more stressful. Both of us have age-related health issues. One of our daughters (my stepdaughter), “Janet,” visits with ...

Briefs

Elks Sunday brunch ESCANABA — The Elks Sunday brunch will be held on Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sons of Union Veterans to meet Saturday MARQUETTE — Camp 266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold their bi-monthly meeting on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. in the old ...

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Gerou – Olayanju

CHICAGO — Alan and Catherine Gerou, of Escanaba, along with Yekini and Mojirade Olayanju of Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria, announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Gerou and Hakeem Olayanju, both of Chicago. Ashley is the granddaughter of Adelore and Theresa Gerou and the late Matt and ...

Austin – Fredricks

GRAND RAPIDS — Hilary Austin and Scott Fredricks, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., are excited to announce their engagement. Hilary is the daughter of Frank and Peggy Austin of Gladstone. She is a 2017 graduate of Central Michigan with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Hilary is employed with ...

Coyne – Westerberg

GLADSTONE — Jane Coyne Smith and Scott Smith and the late Doug Coyne of Gladstone announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly, to Max Westerberg, son of Tom Westerberg and the late June Westerberg of Ford River. Kelly graduated from Gladstone High School in 2012, and earned her RN in ...

Begres – Demay

KINGSFORD — Emily Begres of Kingford and Paul DeMay of Kingsford are pleased to announce their engagement. Emily is the daughter of Peter and Debbie Begres of Florence, Wis. She is a 2012 graduate of Northern Michigan University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Emily is ...

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Werys celebrate 63rd wedding anniversary

WERY — On Oct. 28 we, Betty and Edward Wery, celebrated our 63rd wedding anniversary. Hard to believe we’ve made it this far, thanking the Lord for the wonderful life we have had and for the wonderful family, he has given us. First came our daughter Debi and then our three sons Steve, Ron, ...

Frobergs celebrate 60 years of marriage

FROBERG — Patsy and Jack Froberg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2019. They make their home north of Rapid River. The couple have two daughters, Mary Pineau from Kansas and Bonnie Piron from Escanaba. They have five grandchildren, Nathan and Jacob Pineau of Kansas, Adam ...

Beauchamps celebrate 55th anniversary

BEAUCHAMP — Ernie and Beverly (Fournier) Beauchamp celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1 at their daughter Kelly and son-in-law Brad Madalinski’s home with family and friends. They were married in August of 1964. Attendants were Dorie Starnes and Lawrence Young. Father ...

Gills celebrate 60 years of marriage

ESCANABA — On Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, Roman and Gayle (Ramseth) Gill of Escanaba celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, gathering with friends and family at the same church, St. Joseph’s of Perkins, on the same date and time as their wedding day of 1959. A Mass of Thanksgiving was ...

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Coleman-Jensen

MENASHA — Anne Coleman became the bride of Scott Jensen on Aug. 9, 2019 during a 1 p.m. ceremony performed by Father Jerry Pastors at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Oshkosh, Wis. The parents of the couple are Dr. David and Sally Coleman of Oshkosh, Wis. and Diane Jensen and Jim and Tina ...

Liubakka – Sedenquist

MARQUETTE — Ray and Cheri Liubakka of Marquette, along with Mike and Sue Sedenquist of Gladstone, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Katelyn Rae Liubakka and Christopher Thomas Sedenquist. The couple was united in marriage on June 22, 2019 at St. Pauls' Episcopal Church ...

Laase – Derouin

BARK RIVER — Eden Laase became the bride of Bryce Derouin during a 3 p.m. ceremony performed by Justin Bloniarz in Bark River on Aug. 31. Eden’s parents are Al and Kileen Laase of Grand Junction, Colo., and Bryce’s parents are Joe and Sandy Derouin of Bark River. Bryce graduated from ...

Dalgord – LaMarche

ESCANABA — Bailey Jo Dalgord became the bride of Samuel Drew LaMarche during a 1 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Otis at Christ the King on Sept. 21. Bailey’s parents are Lonnie and Mitzi Dalgord of Escanaba, and Samuel’s parents are Ken and Jackie LaMarche of Escanaba. Samuel ...

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Giovanni Johnathon

DUNNETTE — A baby boy, Giovanni Johnathon, was born Nov. 9, to John Dunnette and Shawna Bourdeau of Gladstone. The baby was delivered at 6:56 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Colleen Bourdeau of Gladstone and Susan ...

Adly Janice

THIRY — A baby girl, Adly Janice, was born Oct. 15 to Cory and Schlyn (LaVigne) Thiry of Daggett. Adly was delivered at 12:27 p.m. at Aurora Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wis. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Adly joins big brother Everet at home. ...

Gavin Michael

PRATT — An infant boy, Gavin Michael, was born to Kevin and Whitney (Wos) Pratt on Oct. 24, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Gavin arrived at 8:17 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 15.9 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth. Gavin joins big sister Alaina at home. The baby’s grandparents are ...

Chaylynne

LARK — An infant girl, Chaylynne, was born to Joshua Lark and Melissa (Campbell) Germain of Escanaba, on Nov. 11, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Chaylynne arrived at 5:16 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 12.6 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length at birth. Chaylynne joins six siblings: Chantelle ...

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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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Pinozek – Richardson

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Dave and Joanne Pinozek of Escanaba are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Pinozek, to Tim Richardson, son of Jeff and Peg Richardson of Escanaba. The future bride is a 2011 graduate of University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science - Biology ...

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 ...

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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 ...