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American Legion U.P. tour

LANSING — The Leadership of The American Legion Department of Michigan family will begin their annual U.P. tour in Sault Ste. Marie on Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 3. Department Commander Larry Money, Department Auxilliary President Ellen Jackson, and Sons Detachment ...

Trombly named to Dean’s list

TEMPE, Ariz. — Gina Trombly was named to the Arizona State University’s Dean’s List of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion for the Fall semester 2016. Trombly is a 2009 graduate of Gladstone High School, and is enrolled in the registered dietitian program. She is the daughter ...

Sudden behavioral changes causes concern

Dear Annie: I have a friend named “Paula.” At least I think she’s my friend. We met in nursing school in the 1980s and have hung out ever since. But for almost a year, she’s been acting odd. We like to go out for Chinese food at least once a month. She often calls at the last minute ...

DeMenter named to Dean’s list

ESCANABA — Jerri DeMenter of Rapid River has been included on Lake Superior State University’s dean’s list for the Fall 2016 semester. DeMenter is earning her baccalaureate degree at the Escanaba Regional Center on Bay College’s campus. She is dual majoring in accounting and business ...

The plan is to scan

Dear Heloise: Can you explain why receiptsshould be scanned into a computer file or even on a mobile phone? Envelopes are so easily dated, and contents noted and filed. Besides that, most businesses require the original for proof of purchase and a refund or credit. — Greenlee C., via ...

Two local graduates named to Marquette University Dean’s list

MILWAUKEE, Wis. —  Kamille Fritz of Escanaba, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., she is pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing. Gabrielle Movalson of Gladstone, has also been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall ...

Scholarship offered

ESCANABA — The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is pleased to announce that it will again award a local high school scholarship to a senior girl planning a career in education. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators who promote professional and personal growth of women ...

A sister’s insult on social network hurts

Dear Annie: Recently, I copied an article and reposted it on Facebook. The article dealt with a woman who has handicapped license plates. She does not appear to be physically handicapped, although she is. Another woman had approached her in a parking lot and harassed her for using the ...

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Red Buck Order of the Axe hold meeting RAPID RIVER — The meeting of the Red Buck Order of the Axe has changed to Saturday, Jan. 21. They will hold a dinner meeting at Jacks Restaurant in Rapid River, with the evening beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a social, followed by dinner at 5 p.m. ...

Trips seem suspicious according to friends

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our 30s and live next to a very kind gentleman in his 60s, whose wife passed away four years ago. We get along very well with him and have been very generous in looking after him. He has always made his gratitude for our filling the void in his life very ...

Briefs

Community Grief Group luncheon Wednesday ESCANABA — As an extension of the Community Grief Group, OSF Hospice will host a monthly luncheon for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support on the third Wednesday of the month on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 ...

Frustration is in the bag with boxed cereals

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off comes from a reader whose frustrations center around the bags inside breakfast-cereal boxes. Jim S. in Houston wrote: “One of my pet peeves is the difficulty in opening plastic bags inside boxed items such as cereal. One would think that in this ...

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The beach at the camping area at Huginnin Cove on the Northwest edge of Isle Royale.

Music created from nature data

HOUGHTON (AP) — You may know that up on Isle Royale, in the middle of Lake Superior, a group of scientists has studied the wolves, the moose and the climate for the last 58 years. But did you know you can now dance to their findings? That’s a gross oversimplification, and an insult, ...

The wrong kind of discipline on brother’s child

Dear Annie: Two years ago, my brother and his wife, who have no kids, took my then-8-year-old son on a great trip. They returned very exhausted after a week, having had a wonderful time. Once home, my brother informed me — by demonstrating on me physically — that he had hit my son in the ...

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Public Health clinics set for Jan. 16-20 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of Jan. 16-20 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Late Night Family Planning; Late Night Immunizations Wednesday — Late Night WIC; ...

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In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, items on the breakfast menu, including the calories, are posted at a McDonald's restaurant in New York. Restaurant and grocery chains scrambling to post calorie counts on their menus by spring have been peppering the Food and Drug Administration with queries that offer a window, often complex, occasionally comic, into the ingredient riddles they are trying to solve.

Calorie count confusion

NEW YORK (AP) — How might a bread basket for the table be counted under America’s new calorie posting rules? What about seasonal items, croutons for salads, or pizza that’s cut into squares? Restaurant and grocery chains scrambling to post calorie counts on their menus by spring have ...

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Karen Wil’s mom and Bob get ready to cheer on the Packers.

January has a lot of lessons to teach

ESCANABA — January—the long, cold, cruel month has lot of lessons to teach. The wild world that hems in our Upper Peninsula teaches survival, determination, strength, and perseverance at every turn. If you’ve ever had the thrill of watching a fox (or coyote) trying to catch a mouse ...