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Anderson sisters named to dean’s list for fall 2016

ESCANABA — Sisters Brianne Anderson and Haley Anderson were both named to the dean's list for the 2016 fall semester. Brianne attends Michigan Technological University in Houghton. She is a senior in the School of Mechanical Engineering, and earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. Haley, who is a ...

Pets should not be abandoned

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about abandoned pets: “Dear Heloise: Why do people abandon pets on the street or in rural fields to starve or get hit by a car? That’s cruel! I get angry when someone says, ‘Well, it’s just a dog or just a cat.’ If people have a pet they can’t ...

Who’s the one with the bad manners?

Dear Annie: We have six children, all of whom are married and have children. All 33 of us get together at Christmas, with a specified time to start dinner. One daughter’s family was late in 2015 and again in 2016. We did not wait for her to arrive before eating dinner, because everyone else ...

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Elks Auxiliary holds meeting April 6 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Auxiliary will hold its monthly dinner/meeting on Thursday, April 6 at the Elks Lodge, Social time will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m., and the meeting to follow. The theme is the Wild West and there will be line ...

Bookmobile schedules stops for April

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of April: Tuesday, April 4 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carney-Nadeau School Thursday, April 6 10 to 10:30 a.m. (CST) County Road 557 community stop, John Blahnik home 10:40 a.m. to 12:15 (CST) ...

Mother-in-law is causing frustration

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been arguing over his family. His mother is very controlling and causes a lot of problems. Her husband died about 25 years ago, and ever since then, she’s just stopped living. She won’t go out of the house unless she has to go to the doctor, and she does ...

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North Woods Place hosts card party ESCANABA — North Woods Place Senior Living invites all ladies in our community to attend the first ladies card party. The card party is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at North Woods Place Senior Living, 501 South Lincoln Road. ...

Delta County Historical Society photos
The Birds Eye Veneer Company was located in the area where Meijer’s store will soon be opening.

“Birds Eye” was a big part of Esky

ESCANABA — “Bird’s eye,” it sounds like an ingredient in witches brew! But to lifelong residents of Delta County, “bird’s eye” has a rich, historic meaning. The Birds Eye Veneer Company helped put Escanaba on the map! Ask the grandpas out there about the Birds Eye Company back ...

Mother-in-law’s spreading false rumors

Dear Annie: I am a longtime reader of your column, but now I need advice. I recently married my husband after nearly a five-year engagement. Things were rough, as all new things can be, but we have pulled through. However, my husband’s mother has begun vocalizing some colorful opinions of ...

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Escanaba Eagles hold memorial service ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles will conduct a memorial service of love and remembrance for all deceased Aerie and Auxiliary members on Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. Deceased members to be honored include Aerie members: Allen ...

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 ...

Cindy Groleau

Cindy Groleau Elk of the Year

ESCANABA — Cindy Groleau has been named as Elk of the Year. Groleau has been involved with a number of activities within the lodge including the Elks picnic, Big Raffle, Special Olympics, Fun Run Bartending, Gold Key and Tuesday Bike Nights. Cindy was also the Elks news editor, helped ...

Margie Gregoire

Margie Gregoire Elk Auxiliary Member of the Year

ESCANABA — Margie Gregoire has been named Escanaba Elks Auxiliary Member of the Year. Margie has been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary since 1989. Throughout the years, she has been involved in many activities and programs, including: being the chairperson of the mother/daughter banquet for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Red Buck Order of the Axe meeting ESCANABA — The Red Buck Order of the Axe will hold a meeting at Jacks in Rapid River on Sunday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. Axemen are reminded to bring their written nominations for new members. This is an Order of the Axe members and spouse only meeting. ...