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Grandma wants to help but might be insulting

Dear Annie: I have two grandchildren, ages 11 and 7, and I am worried about them. I am trying to persuade my daughter to clean up their bedrooms. As an aside, they need new bedroom sets. My grandson still has my girl's bedroom set, and my granddaughter refuses to sleep in hers, saying it is ...

Briefs

Christmas program at Escanaba Free Lutheran ESCANABA — Escanaba Free Lutheran Church, located at 502 S. 12th St., Escanaba, will begin family worship service at 10:30 a.m. This service will include the church’s Christmas program. A luncheon will be served after the program. Eagles ...

Santa visits the Gladstone Library

GLADSTONE — Santa Claus surprised the 63 children who attended the “Snow Much Fun!” story hour last Saturday. Children enjoyed stories read by Santa. Sugar cookies were decorated during the event and the children created a Christmas holiday craft. This story hour was sponsored by ...

Briefs

Christmas program at United Evangelical GLADSTONE — The Sunday School Christmas program at United Evangelical Covenant Church will take place Sunday, Dec. 16 during the 10 a.m. service. Cookies and refreshments will be available after the program. The church is handicap accessible and is ...

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Ignat – Getzloff

Mrs. Gail Ignat of Rapid River is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Kelsey to Dustin Getzloff, son of Rob and Leigh Getzloff of Bark River. Kelsey is a 2009 graduate of Rapid River High School and a 2014 graduate of Michigan State College of Nursing. She is employed as a ...

Dagenais – Gendron

ESCANABA — Mike and Lisa Dagenais are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jalyn to Kevin Gendron, son of Janet Draze and Dave Gendron. Jalyn is a 2013 graduate of Escanaba High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University in 2017, where she ...

Vuksan-Meintz

KAUKAUNA, Wis. — Erin Vuksan and Steven Meintz of Gladstone and Escanaba are pleased to announce their engagement. Erin is the daughter of Lana LaBonte and the late Michael Vuksan of Gladstone. She is a 2012 graduate of Gladstone High School, and a 2017 graduate of Carroll University. Erin ...

LeFevre – DesJarden

GARDEN — Felicia Jo LeFevre and Mackenzie Jerome DesJarden would like to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Jeffrey and Paula LeFevre, of Garden; Crystal Wickwire-DesJarden, of Gulliver, and Jason (Diane) DesJarden, of Cooks. The bride-to-be will graduate from Bay de Noc ...

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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 ...

Welmans celebrate 55 years of marriage

GLADSTONE — John and Marlyn Welman 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 ...

Hammonds celebrate 50th anniversary

GLADSTONE — Paul and Judy (Martin) Hammond of Gladstone celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed June 15, 1968 at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone, and the reception was held at the Terrace Supper Club. Original attendants at the ceremony were Maid of Honor Claudia ...

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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 ...

Lyle – Darling

GLADSTONE — Casey Lyle became the bride of Christopher Darling during a 2 p.m. ceremony performed by Gerald Skar at Agate Beach, Grand Marais, Mich. on July 7. Ashley Provo played music for the ceremony. Casey’s parents are Kevin and Debbie Lyle of Escanaba, and Christopher’s parents ...

Verbrigghe – Marenger

ESCANABA — Tiffany Verbrigghe became the bride of Sam Marenger during a 1 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Jon Potes at Grace Church on Aug. 18. Tiffany’s parents are Terry and Mary Verbrigghe of Rock, and Sam’s parents are Van and Michelle Marenger. Sam is employed by VanAire, Inc. ...

Schmit – Mosher

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Joanna Schmit became the bride of James Mosher during a 3 p.m. ceremony performed by Dennis Mosher at Germanic American Institute in St. Paul, Minn. on July 21st. Joanna’s parents are Steven and Stephanie Schmit of Minneapolis, Minn., and James’s parents are Mike ...

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Grace Kelly

GABE — Dr. Michael Gabe and his wife Dr. Kaitlyn Kelly of Encinitas, Calif. announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Kelly, born on Oct. 29, at UC San Diego Medical Center. She arrived at 9:05 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. John and Karen Kelly of ...

Jack David

RUDDEN — Escanaba residents Chad and Julie (Branstrom) Rudden welcomed a son born at U.P. Health Systems - Marquette on Oct. 26 at 10:04 a.m. Jack David weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long at birth. The baby joins proud big sister Kinslee in the family. Bryon and ...

Madison Riley

FELICIANO — Christopher and Courtney (Holmes) Feliciano of Escanaba announce the birth of their daughter, ­Madison Riley, born on Nov. 8, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 5:21 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 8.2 ounces and was 18.5 inches long at birth. Madison joins Lorraine, Alyssa, ...

Karlee Kay

WALECHKA — An infant girl, Karlee Kay, was born to Chris Walechka and Kim Holden of Escanaba on Nov. 7, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Karlee arrived at 2:08 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 0.4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth. Karlee Kay joins her big sister Kaylin Holden in the ...

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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 ...