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Can marriage survive when one is a hoarder?

Dear Annie: Can hoarding be cured? If not, I've reached the end of my rope. My dear wife of more than 30 years, who does not work outside the home, has filled up our attic, two rented storage spaces and one bedroom with so much useless stuff that you cannot walk into any of them. Our own ...

Joys of the northern night sky

ESCANABA — Winter skies at night beckon to the bewhiskered bobcat. It’s time to go a-wandering in the snowy wild lands in search of rodents. Winter skies at night and the moonlight on the snow commence the coyotes to start singing. The starlight makes diamonds on the snow. In the ...

Companies flunking retirement planning

Plenty has been written about American workers' failure to plan adequately for retirement. Their employers seem to be doing an even worse job. Only 1 in 10 large employers offers a formal phased-retirement program that lets workers cut back their hours or responsibilities before they quit ...

Briefs

American Legion ­breakfast Sunday GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will serve breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. until noon. The public is welcome. Country Express at Amvets tonight ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is ...

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Kleiman – Schumacher

ESCANABA — Randall and Lori Kleiman of Escanaba, along with Thomas and Robin Schumacher of Green Bay, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Kleiman and Christopher Schumacher. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Escanaba High School, and received her ...

Leveille – Eisenschink

NORWAY — Dennis and Mary Pat Leveille of Vulcan, Mich. and Daniel and Lisa Eisenschink of Manitowoc, Wis. are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Rachelle Lynn Leveille and Jake Daniel Eisenschink. Rachelle is a 2011 graduate of Escanaba Area High School and received her ...

Houle-Wiedenhoeft

ESCANABA — Makayla Houle and Josh Wiedenhoeft announce their engagement. Makayla is the daughter of Conroy and Lucy Houle of Escanaba, and Josh is the son of Carl and Shelley ­Wiedenhoeft of Antigo, Wis. ­ Makayla will graduate in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the ...

Chenier-Deiter

GLADSTONE — James and Ann Chenier, of Gladstone, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Allison Marie Chenier to Brandon Earl Deiter, son of Brent and Cheryl Levesque of Escanaba. Allison is a 2014 graduate of Gladstone High School. In 2016, Allison received her ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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. ...

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Leah Lucille

SCHLOSSER — Steve and Melissa (Hansen) Schlosser of Gladstone announce the birth of their daughter, Leah Lucille, born on Jan. 10, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 8:35 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 11.3 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. She joins two siblings at home. Kevin ...

Julian Giovanni

CRONICK — A baby boy, Julian Giovanni, was born Feb. 1 to Jacob Cronick and Alexandria Parrotta. The baby was delivered at 4:47 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 2.5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Grandparents are Eric and Tara Parrotta of Bark River, Virginia Casey ...

Venture Grace

WARREN — Emily and Cody Warren of Bark River welcomed a daughter, Venture Grace, born Jan. 20 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds. Her grandparents are Cherie and Joe Briggs of Bark River, and Dale Warren of Kingsford and Colleen Warren of Norway. Great-grandparents ...

Henley Sofia

PACH — Tim and Ashley (Walker) Pach of Lakeway, Texas welcomed a daughter, Henley Sofia, born on Jan. 18, 2019 at Baylor, Scott and White Medical Center in Lakeway, Texas. Henley arrived at 2:17 a.m. weighing 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Tim and Sue Pach ...

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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 ...