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Enbridge Energy employee John VanOss presents the Nahma Fire Department with a pick-up that has been taken out of service by the energy company.

Nahma Fire Department gets ­pickup from Enbridge Energy

NAHMA — Enbridge Energy employee John VanOss recently presented the Nahma Fire Department with a pick-up that has been taken out of service by the energy company. With this truck, the Nahma Fire Department will be able to upgrade their fleet and improve their ability to attack grass and ...

Counting from dinner to playtime

GTT — What is more fun for young children than teaching them with food and objects they love? They can learn number meaning while counting, touching, and moving objects during meals and playtime. This way they learn that number meaning is much more than just memorizing a sequence of ...

Church’s website needs a grammar savior

Dear Annie: I have been attending a local church for about a year, and although I am very shy, I have come to care a great deal about some of the people, especially my pastors. I have noticed that on the church's official website, there are quite a few typos and oddly structured sentences. I ...

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Manistique GFWC sock hop this Saturday MANISTIQUE — GFWC Manistique Women’s Club is sponsoring a sock hop on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Elks Club on Walnut St., Manistique. A donation will get you in to dance to ‘60s music by DJ Mike and a hot dog, chips and a soda. There will be ...

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Matthew Norby and Veronica Zahn

Norby – Zahn

NORBY-ZAHN — Matthew Norby, of Escanaba, is to be married to Veronica Zahn, of Michigan City, Ind. Matthew, the son of Richard and Faye Norby, is a 2004 graduate of the Escanaba Senior High School and has a BFA in Stage Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Veronica has a BA ...

Chelsea Broeders and Casey DeShambo

Broeders – DeShambo

BROEDERS-DESHAMBO — Bob and Vicki Broeders of Escanaba and Jay and Gayle DeShambo of Escanaba are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Chelsea Broeders and Casey DeShambo. Chelsea and Casey are graduates of Escanaba High School. Chelsea is employed as a Registered Nurse at ...

Miranda Boden and Tom Cseter

Boden – Cseter

BODEN-CSETER — Miranda Boden and Tom Cseter announce their engagement. Miranda is the daughter of Marcia and Beau Boden, of Wells, and Tom is the son of Amy and Les Cseter, of Gladstone. Both Miranda and Tom are 2011 graduates of Gladstone High School. Miranda obtained her Bachelor of ...

Halie Marmalick and David Falish

Marmalick – Falish

GLADSTONE — Mathew and Wendy Marmalick of Gladstone and Laurie and Allan Falish of Escanaba are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Halie Marmalick and David Falish. Halie is a 2012 graduate of Gladstone High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic ...

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Donald and Marianne Poe

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 ...

Robert and Betty LeMire

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 ...

Dennis and Sally Grall

Gralls celebrate 50th anniversary

ESCANABA — On Nov. 4, Dennis and Sally Grall of Escanaba celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a blessing after 4:30 Mass at St. Anne's Church. A small reception was then held at the historic House of Ludington. The couple was married Nov. 4, 1967, at St. Joseph's Church in ...

Harold and Nina Johnson

Johnsons celebrate 70th anniversary

ESCANABA — Harold and Nina (Peterson) Johnson of Escanaba celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple were wed Sept. 13, 1947 at First Lutheran Church, Iron Mountain, Mich. Original attendants at the ceremony were Edith (Johnson) Cryderman, Maid of Honor, sister of the groom and ...

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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 ...

FILE - In this April 20, 2017, file photo, the Marchesa bridal collection is presented during bridal fashion week in New York. The recent round of spring 2018 bridal shows pointed to a turn back to tradition, sometimes with modern twists, along with plenty of options in silhouettes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Bridal trendspotting: black accents, all-over beading, shoes

NEW YORK (AP) — The recent round of spring 2018 bridal shows pointed to a turn back to tradition, sometimes with modern twists, along with plenty of options in silhouettes. Black accents were plentiful and jewelry seemed to be mostly about the neck. Formal gloves were back and statement ...

Lindsey and Robert Bloom

Olson – Bloom

Lindsey Olson and Robert Bloom were united in marriage on March 25, 2017. The wedding was held in downtown Cincinnati, followed by a reception celebration with friends and family. Lindsey is the daughter of Wayne Olson and Cathy Olson, both of Escanaba. Rob is the son of Robert Bloom of ...

Tara Clark and Peter Johnson

Clark – Johnson

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Tara Clark of Escanaba married Peter Johnson of Silver Spring, Maryland at the Washington, D.C., Arts Club. The couple lives in Washington, D.C. Ms. Clark, a 2004 Escanaba Area High School graduate, and daughter of Jo-Ann and Richard Clark, is the Chief of Staff ...

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Owen James

Owen James

MOSIER-REISNER — Anne Robinson and Jason Mosier-Reisner welcomed a baby boy, Owen James, on Jan. 18 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. The baby arrived at 8:35 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 1.6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long at birth. Owen James joins three sisters, Catherine, Janessa, ...

Serenity Lauren Jean

Serenity Lauren Jean

COBLE — Joshua and Kasey (Fish) Coble welcomed a baby girl, Serenity ­Lauren Jean, on Jan. 10 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. The baby arrived at 8:20 p.m. weighing 7 pounds, 6.2 ounces, and was 18 inches long at birth. Serenity’s grandparents include Diane Bartley and ...

Liam Jacob

Liam Jacob

MURRAY — Liam Jacob Murray was born at 7:39 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2017 at Dickinson County Hospital. He weighed in at 7 pounds 8 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long. He is the son of Jeffrey Murray and Rebecca Nail of Escanaba. His maternal grandparents are Bruce and Mary Nail of Escanaba and his ...

Brantley Alan

Brantley Alan

CARLSON — Escanaba residents, Justin Ferro and Allie Carlson, welcomed a son, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on Dec. 8, 2018 at 1:04 p.m. Brantley Alan weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long at birth. The baby joins Maddie and Marley in the family. Danielle Carlson ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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Collective Soul

Collective Soul comes to the Island Showroom

HARRIS — Post-grunge icons Collective Soul will be at the Island Resort and Casino Feb. 16 and 17. Born during the rise of grunge and alternative rock, Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity when they rose to international fame in 1993 with the rock anthem “Shine.” The ...

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Regional Concerts

Green Bay, Wis. RESCH CENTER (www.reschcenter.com) Feb. 14-18, 2018 — Disney on Ice Feb. 22, 2018 — Chris Young at 7:30 p.m. March 6, 2017 — WWE Smackdown Live March 11, 2018 — REO Speedwagon at 7 p.m. March 15, 2018 — Little Big Town at 7:30 p.m. April 5, 2018 — ...

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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: Feb. 9-10, 2018 — Brett Young, 8 p.m. Feb. 16-17 — Collective Soul, 8 p.m. ...

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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: Feb. 9-10, 2018 — Brett Young, 8 p.m. Feb. 16-17 — Collective Soul, 8 p.m. ...

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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 ...