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Philip Strom

Philip Strom Elk Law Enforcement of the Year

ESCANABA — Philip Strom has been selected as Elks Law Enforcement of the Year for 2016-17. A native of Escanaba, Strom graduated from Western Michigan University where he studied political science. In 2009, he earned his juris doctorate degree from Thomas Cooley Law School. Strom has ...

Annette Nolde

Annette Nolde Elk Lodge Office of the Year

ESCANABA — Annette Nolde has been named Elks Lodge Officer of the Year. Annette is a 17 year member of the Elks Lodge 354. She has been actively involved as a trustee overseeing the bar, chairing the picnic, and the “Big Raffle.” She enjoys volunteering for VA Bingo, helping out with ...

Reciprocity is not standard for being a bridesmaid

Dear Annie: I’m engaged to a man who is the love of my life, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. My fiance, “Anthony,” proposed last week. We’ve tentatively set the date for next spring, and now I’m starting to do some preliminary wedding planning. I’m facing a dilemma regarding ...

Craig Woerpel

Craig Woerpel Elk Citizen of the Year

ESCANABA — Craig Woerpel has been selected as the Elk Citizen of the Year. Woerpel is the news director at KMB Broadcasting and his news can be heard daily on radio stations WDBC-AM and WYKX-FM. He has a history of news in the community starting as a photographer in high school for the ...

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Cassandra Carlson and Bradley Liberty

Carlson – Liberty

Carlson - Liberty GLADSTONE —Cassandra Carlson and Bradley Liberty, both of Gladstone, announce their engagement. Cassandra is the daughter of Jeffery and Pamela Carlson of Gladstone and Bradley is the son of Deanna Cavadeas and Richard Liberty of Gladstone. The bride-to-be is a 2011 ...

Stephanie Tam-Anh Chu and Michael Rudden

Chu – Rudden

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Quoc-Anh and Thanh-Tam Chu of Alexandria, Va., along with Rick and Patricia Rudden of Escanaba, are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Stephanie Tam-Anh Chu and Michael Rudden. Stephanie is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, a 2001 ...

Make proposals special

METRO — A marriage proposals is a couple’s first official step toward the altar. Tradition dictates that men pop the question, with their surprised — and hopefully soon-to-be-fiancées — ultimately deciding if wedding bells will be on the horizon. Proposing marriage can be ...

Taylor VanLanen and Michael Jean

VanLanen – Jean

VanLanen - Jean STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The parents of Taylor Nicole VanLanen and Michael Thomas Jean are happy to announce the engagement of their children. Taylor is the daughter of Bark River residents Brian and Kelley VanLanen. She graduated from Bark River-Harris High School in ...

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Gary and Mary Boudreau

Boudreau’s celebrate 50th

ESCANABA — Gary and Mary (Hirn) Boudreau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed Jan. 14, 1967 at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba. A reception was held at Sherman Hotel in Escanaba. Original bridesmaids at the ceremony were Kathy (Martens) Peloza, friend of the bride, ...

Herbert and Rita Caron

70th anniversary celebrated

ESCANABA — Herbert and Rita (VanEffen) Caron of Escanaba celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed Feb. 8, 1947 at St. Patrick’s Rectory in Escanaba, with the reception being held at the home of the bride’s parents. Original attendants at the ceremony were Betty and ...

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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Sara Bingham and David Herriman

Bingham – Herriman

ADRIAN, Mich. — Sara Ann Bingham daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Bingham of Escanaba, and David Scott Herriman, son of Keith Herriman of Jasper, Mich., and the late Linda Herriman, were married on Dec. 30. The ceremony was held at the Lenawee Country Club in Adrian, Mich. with Judge ...

Rebecca Bender and Jesse Traub

Bender – Traub

Bender - Traub ESCANABA — Rebecca Bender and Jesse Traub were united in marriage during an 11 a.m. ceremony held on the shore of Pleasant Lake and officiated by Rev. Eli Bender and Juliet Traub on July 2. Rebecca’s parents are Brad and Cindy Bender of Escanaba and Jesse’s parents are ...

New wedding trends: bubbles and food trucks

If your idea of a wedding involves throwing rice and eating a slice of white, three-tiered cake, you've got some catching up to do. These days, guests blow bubbles or light sparklers instead of throwing rice. Trendy couples are getting married in barns and campgrounds, and they're hiring food ...

Courtney and Jacob Bowden

Jensen – Bowden

Jensen - Bowden ESCANABA — Courtney Jensen became the bride of Jacob Bowden during a 1 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Chris Johnson at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Escanaba on Oct. 22. Courtney’s parents are Rob and Tammy Jensen of Escanaba, and Jacob’s parents are Tom and ...

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Everly Jae

KUEHL — An infant girl, Everly Jae, was born to Jason and Whitney (Lawrence) Kuehl of Escanba on March 1, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Everly arrived at 2:33 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length at birth. Everly joins a sister, Halle Mae, in the family. The ...

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Izobele Lynn

RUSSELL — A baby girl, Izobele Lynn, was born Feb. 19, to Jeffery and Kiri (Hesse) Russell of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 11:22 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 11.5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Izobele joins two brothers in the family. Grandmother is ...

Kids respond to love languages

GTT — Parenting is not for the faint of heart. It is tough, exhausting, and rewarding especially after following the advice in Drs. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell's book "The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively." They write about all the ways we can express ...

Kids and sleep

METRO — School-aged children are busier than ever before, and some may be sacrificing sleep to accommodate their lifestyles. The National Sleep Foundation says school-aged children need between nine and 11 hours of sleep each night to function at a healthy level. Sleep deprivation can be ...

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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 include ...

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 include ...

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 include ...

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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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 31-April 1— Styx $40, Front Row Package $200, $140 May 12-13—Scotty ...

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The Johns are comprised of Ruby John (fiddle), Jon Cotton (string bass), John Warstler (guitar/clawhammer banjo) and Budd Greenman (fiddle, mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar and cajon).

The Johns at the Besse Theater

ESCANABA — Bay College is thrilled to announce the band The Johns will be coming to campus tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Besse Theater. General admission is $10, students/faculty/staff is $5, if purchased in person at the box office with student ID, and online is $11.50. Tickets may be ...

Book Review: “Under the Knife” by Kelly Parsons

Kelly Parsons’ new medical thriller delivers an engrossing story about revenge, grief, technology and hospital practices. The suspense level is high, but Parsons’ fully realized characters, whose personalities have shades of gray, are his real achievement in “Under the Knife.” No real ...

Regional Concerts

GREEN BAY, Wis. March 17-April 9 — Civic Symphony at the Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar March 20 — Allouez Village Band at 7 p.m. at the Resch Center. Ticketstar March 23 — Phil Vassar at 8 p.m. at Meyer Theatre. Ticketstar March 24-25 — Project Pink at the Meyer Theatre. ...

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Fewer heavy Americans trying to lose weight, study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons. The trend found in a new study occurred at the same time obesity rates climbed. “Socially accepted normal body weight is ...

Bacon, soda, too few nuts tied to US deaths

CHICAGO (AP) — Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes, the study ...

Rookie docs can work longer, 24-hour shifts

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite. A Chicago-based group that establishes work standards for U.S. medical school graduates ...

New help for blurry close-up vision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. But who’s really a good candidate to toss their ...