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First graders try their hand at snowshoeing

Courtesy photo At left, students from Mrs. Iverson’s first-grade class try their hand at snowshoeing. First graders from Cameron Elementary School in Gladstone wrote persuasive essays to Mr. Bike and Ski in hopes of receiving a class set of snowshoes. Mr. Bike and Ski was generous enough to ...

Flavorful poppy seed muffins with less sugar

We wanted to make poppy seed muffins with rich, full flavor; fluffy, tender interiors; and golden crusts. We were amazed to find that our go-to recipe had a whopping 22 grams of sugar per muffin, so we hoped that our new recipe would work with a sugar content of only 11 grams. We turned to ...

The best present may be a home-cooked meal

Dear Heloise: Being 79 years old, I don’t need much and don’t really want “things” for special occasions. The VERY BEST GIFT anyone could give me is to invite me for a home-cooked meal. Nothing fancy, just dinner or lunch and someone to share it with me. Like so many people in my age ...

Cash gifts for weddings: Tacky or acceptable?

Dear Annie: I just received an invitation to a wedding that I’ve been told will be lavish. The woman is in her 50s, and the man is in his 60s, and they have been together for over a decade, so they have requested no gifts other than monetary contributions to their honeymoon. They have ...

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Slingers at Amvets Friday ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is featuring country band Slingers from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday March 22. The public is welcome. Gladstone Lions Club to hold spring social GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Lions Club will hold ...

Remember when?

Gene Watson Gallery photo This photograph, taken circa 1914, was once part of a collection of railroad photos from the Chicago Northwestern line owned by John McGeary of Danforth. The photo shows a steam engine pulling cars under a sign at Stephenson Avenue in Escanaba that reads, ...

Volunteers in need of help struggle to find willing hands

Dear Annie: I am an officer in an old but still active community cemetery with graves dating back to at least the 1800s and with plenty of available space. We have the usual slate of officers and board of directors. We advertise our public meetings, as directed in our bylaws, but they are ...

Is this ad following me?

Dear Heloise: After I searched for a particular handbag ONLINE, I then started noticing advertisements for that handbag on my social media pages and my email homepage. Kinda creepy! What gives? — Sarah T., Bozeman, Mont. Sarah, no, there’s not a little man inside your computer, but there ...

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Ukrainian egg dying workshop at library STEPHENSON — Rosie May, a northern Michigan artist, will be offering a hands-on traditional egg decorating workshop at the Menominee County Library on April 8. This workshop is free but pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate supplies. There ...

Elias Jeffrey

QUINN — Escanaba residents Ian Quinn and Rachael Bergeon welcomed a son, born at OSF Hospital on March 9 at 3:14 a.m. Elias Jeffrey weighed in at 6 pounds, 10.1 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long at birth. The baby joins sisters Ella and Evelyn in the family. Pat and Jody Bergeon of ...

Students win ski safety poster contest

Courtesy photo Art students from James T. Jones Elementary recently participated in the Know the Code skiing safely poster contest. The contest was sponsored by the Gladstone Ski Hill Safety Patrol. The winners, shown above from left, were Aubrey Gereau, 4th grade; Brant Veeser, 5th grade; ...

Can your employer cure your money woes?

Millions of Americans get their health insurance and retirement accounts through their employers. Now some are getting help with their debt. Companies including insurer Aetna and accounting firm PwC help employees pay down student loans. Others partner with startups to offer debt solutions as ...

Relationship with sister is a roller coaster ride

Dear Annie: My sister “Katy” is 10 years older than I and has never married or had children. She was a devoted and loving auntie to my kids when they were young, but they have grown up and don’t hang with her much anymore. She and I have grown apart, as well, in part because of my own ...

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Amvets to have Spring Fling weekend ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is having a Spring Fling weekend Friday and Saturday March 29 and 30. Both days will feature classic rock, country, and variety music by the Bearwalkers band. The event will ...

Boston Brass coming to Menominee

MENOMINEE — River Cities Concerts Association presents the world-famous Boston Brass quintet on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. CST at Blesch Auditorium in Menominee. This concert is sponsored by Aurie and Sara Jane Feifarek. For over thirty years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a ...

Pasta that brings out the flavor of mushrooms

By America’s Test Kitchen We wanted to create a pasta dish that brought out the delicate, earthy flavor hiding in supermarket mushrooms. We selected cremini mushrooms, which have a meatier texture and a more intense, woodsy flavor than button mushrooms but are still readily ...

How to respond after bullying ends in a lawsuit

Dear Annie: I work in the summer at an art college, with a program for high schoolers who want to take classes for college credit. During the most recent summer, one of the cliques bullied a kid who has Asperger’s syndrome, to the point that he left the program early and the parents sued the ...

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Eagles 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 23 at 2 p.m. in the Eagles Hall. Deceased members to be honored are Aeries Philip Cretens, Gene Jones, William ...

The effects of one meatless sandwich

ESCANABA — The Lenten smell of the classic Yooper fish fry lingers over north Escanaba. Lent — the church season of preparation for Easter — just wouldn’t be Lent at our house without reminiscing about Spar’s Bar on Sheridan Road. I suppose you could say my siblings and I owe our ...