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Escanaba Upper Elementary School wins Reading Month photo contest

ESCANABA — State Representative Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced recently that Escanaba Upper Elementary School has won Delta Dental’s National Reading Month photo contest. The school is one of four in the state that will receive a $500 grant to purchase books for the school’s media ...

Cheesecake without the fuss? Enter ‘no-bake’

We love a tall New York-style cheesecake but there’s no denying it’s a bit of a project. It’s also incredibly rich and decadent. Sometimes we want the essence of a cheesecake with less fuss, and we want the tang of a cream cheese-based cake without the weight — something lighter and ...

Bookmobile schedule winding down for May

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making its final stops for the month of May on Thursday, May 30 at the following locations: 11 to 11:15 a.m. Daggett Senior Center, U.S. 41, Daggett 11:50 a.m. to noon Whispering Pines North Noon to 1 p.m. Pinecrest Nursing Home ...

The sting of being omitted from a loved one’s obituary

Dear Annie: I am in my 80s and recently lost my beloved sister-in-law, who was 90. She married my brother when I was just a child, and we had been close ever since. Aside from the many things I did for her, I loved her dearly as she was the last of my ties to my brothers, who have all passed ...

When family drops the ball in a time of need

Dear Annie: My husband and I moved to another state following our retirements a few years ago. We moved to a resort town six hours away from my brother “Billy” and his wife, “Patty.” We encouraged them to visit, but they gave one excuse after another. Billy eventually told me that they ...

Briefs

Legion breakfast in Gladstone Sunday GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will be serving breakfast Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until noon. The public is welcome. A Journey Through Grief to meet May 30 ESCANABA — “A Journey Through Grief” is a bereavement support group ...

The Yooper tradition of peeling poplar

ESCANABA — A hand tool called a spud still hangs on a rusty nail in the woodshed at camp. You may be a seasoned Yooper if you can recall peeling poplar trees. If you even know what a poplar (pronounced “popple” in the U.P.) is, it defines you as being a native of the wonderful north ...

The life-changing magic of working a bit longer

Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven’t saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be. Researchers who compared the relative returns of working longer versus saving more last year reached some startling findings. Among them ...

Should she cut loose because he hasn’t cut the cord?

Dear Annie: I’ve been in this relationship for five years now, and my boyfriend, “Steve,” still puts his adult daughter, “June,” before me. I’m a parent, and I understand their relationship to a certain point, but there are boundaries crossed. June is 29. Every time she’s in a ...

Briefs

Legion breakfast May 19 GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will be serving breakfast Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until noon. The public is welcome. Live music, karaoke at planned at Amvets ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road, will feature the band ...

BR-H students learn about weaving, ­support Tri-County Safe Harbor

https://www.dailypress.net/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=653688&type=image&TB_iframe=1BARK RIVER — Bark River-Harris fourth grade students, under the guidance of Lynn DuBois, wrote and received a grant from the Community Foundation for Delta County. The grant, ‘Weaving History ...

A nutritious version of artichoke dip

Most artichoke dips could justifiably be called mayonnaise and cheese dips, given what goes into them. To create a more nutritious rendition, we looked to bean dip to provide a creamy base that contributed protein and fiber instead of saturated fat. We thought that the vegetal artichokes (high ...

Comfortable but not exactly happy in relationship

Dear Annie: I’ve been with my significant other for five years. We’re each other’s “person.” I’m more comfortable with him than I’ve ever been with anyone else, but there’s a catch. We’ve noticed a trend: that I’m better at taking care of myself when he’s not around. ...

Briefs

Placing of Flags on Veteran graves MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft All Vets announce the placing of Flags on Veteran graves in the dozen Schoolcraft cemeteries will take place Saturday, May 18. Members of the public are welcome to take part. Those interested are asked to meet at the VFW Post ...

Gladstone middle school robotics team helps ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Courtesy photo On Saturday, May 11, the Gladstone Middle School Tech BraveBots assisted with the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, a charitable initiative of the National Association of Letter Carriers. Shown from left to right are Max Wilson, Owen Labadie, Keara Aderman, Megan Marenger, ...

Vitamins, caffeine, smoothies and frozen fruit

Dear Heloise: I’ve decided to stop counting calories and look toward nutrition. Here’s my question: Since I take my VITAMINS faithfully every day, does it matter whether or not I eat the required amount of vegetables and fruit? I’m not especially fond of either. — Derek T., Tipton, ...

Powell graduates from University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — On Saturday, May 4, Quinn Powell of Gladstone graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan with high honors. She is the daughter of Jim and Patti Powell of Gladstone. Powell graduated as a seven-time Angell Scholar, never receiving ...

Married couple struggles with the TV tug of war

Dear Annie: My husband and I have very different television interests. I tend to prefer prestige shows that require significant time and attention commitment. He tends to enjoy brainless sitcoms. He says he doesn’t have the attention span to sit and watch many of the large-scale prestige ...

Briefs

Ensign Township Hall open house May 19 ENSIGN — An open house will be held at the newly renovated Ensign Township Hall Sunday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., located at 9498 24th Road, Rapid River. All are welcome. Escanaba Eagles to hold breakfast Sunday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles ...

Remember when?

Gene Watson Gallery Rouman’s Candy Kitchen Baseball team of Gladstone won the U.P. Championship in 1931. Members of the team are, from left in front, Ivan Upton (center-field), Raymond Jahnke (second base and shortstop), Francis Ducheny (pitcher and outfielder), Jim Rouman (short-stop), ...