Features

Remember when?

Gene Watson Gallery Camp I of Samuel Crawford & Sons of Cedar River was typical of the 1910 period of logging in the Upper Peninsula. Here is the crew gathered on a winter Sunday afternoon to have its picture taken. From October to winter breakup in March when the ice roads melted, the ...

Delta County residents enlist in U.S. Army

ESCANABA — The United States Army has announced the enlistment of three Delta County residents. These residents include: — Treston K. Sexton, who will be a 2019 graduate of Escanaba High School and is the son of Corene H. Muehlhaus of Escanaba. PVT Sexton enlisted for four years and will ...

Going out of business or just another sale?

Dear Readers: Consumer sales tend to slip in January, and retailers may be looking for ways to entice you back into the store. One tactic to be aware of: the "GOING OUT OF BUSINESS" (GOOB) sale. According to the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov), if a store is truly going out of ...

Teaching through guessing games

Children love guessing games. A favorite one is called “What's in the Box?” It's something that families can do anytime, anywhere to encourage children to analyze, narrow options, and make a reasonable guess. They will need to listen carefully when they shake the box and analyze what could ...

Needing a pick-me-up after cutting out coffee

Dear Annie: Just recently, I started drinking coffee most mornings. I'd say that over the past four months, I've had coffee an average of four days a week. In the past month or so, I've noticed that I get headaches when I skip coffee for a day. I'm guessing these headaches are a result of my ...

Briefs

Class of 1954 reunion ESCANABA — The Escanaba High School Class of 1954 will be holding a class reunion on Aug. 24, 2019 at the Escanaba Country Club. Call Barb Bartley at (906) 786-5254 to verify your attendance. NAMI education ­meeting set for Jan. 28 MARQUETTE — The National ...

Mjr. Hansen honored with award

ESCANABA — Hope at the Inn coordinators presented Mjr. Ralph Hansen with a recognition award at their Jan. 10 meeting. Mjr. Hansen is responsible for the idea to start a rotating homeless shelter project in Delta County. He has been a driving force and offered continued support for Hope at ...

Don’t let Instagram envy get you into debt

When was the last time scrolling through Instagram made you feel better? If you're like me, the puppy photos on your feed momentarily boost your mood, but the parade of carefully selected and artfully edited experiences leaves you feeling depleted. How can these people afford to travel to New ...

Resolving to be the change in the world

Dear Annie: Here I am, 78 years old, heading into another New Year's resolution. I'm hoping you will let me share my sentiments with your readers. With all the chaos, craziness and crassness currently occurring in our environment, I have decided to become a drum major for justice, fairness, ...

Briefs

Esky Senior Center birthday party ESCANABA — The Escanaba Senior Center will be having a party celebrating January birthdays Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 11:30 a.m. Appetizers will be served, then lunch at noon, and birthday cake and ice cream. There is a cost for the event and reservations are ...

VanAire donates to Toys for Tots

Courtesy photo In December, VanAire, Inc. and its employees donated $2,845 to help the Marine Corps League 444 Toys for Tots program. Shown making the donation from left are Brent Swanson, Jennifer Malnar and William Arnberg from VanAire Inc., John Jamison and Gerry “Weed” Rivard from the ...

Pork butt roast tacos give taste of Mexico

In Mexico, the dish known as cochinita pibil is made by rubbing a whole suckling pig with warm spices and juice from bitter oranges, then wrapping it in banana leaves and slowly pit-roasting it until it is succulent and richly flavored. To achieve a similar dish at home, we turned to ...

Online bullying and impressionable teens

Editor's Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. Dear Annie: The other day, my teenage daughter came to me because her good friend is being bullied on social media. Her friend is a sweetheart, a pretty quiet kid but very polite. So ...

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Karaoke contest in Nahma tonight NAHMA — The “3rd Annual Sing Off” sponsored by the Isabella Community Hall will take place Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Nahma Inn at 7 p.m. All singers must be at least 18 years of age and have their own professional karaoke CD+G (compact disc with ...

The true value of treasured recipes

ESCANABA — The little treasure box in my pantry links me to nutrition and family history. It is amazing how much a bunch of hand-me-down recipes can tell about a person’s genealogy, income, religion, and life style. Hand-written recipe cards are priceless! Sure, I have a shelf full of ...

Quick tips for travel or staying home

Dear Heloise: The cost of air travel keeps rising. Airlines have increased BAGGAGE FEES, which we understand is a profitable source of revenue for the airlines. We already pay for seat selection, snacks, drinks, blankets, pillows and Wi-Fi. Why are we being asked to pay more for baggage? — ...

Money or attitude: Do you need change?

Editor's Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. Dear Annie: I have gotten to the point that I no longer like to go out to eat, especially if it is a restaurant that my wife and I have not gone to before. Here's why. You have a great ...

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Amvets to host Country Express tonight in Esky ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is featuring country and variety band Country Express Friday, Jan. 18 from 7 to 11 p.m. The public is welcome. Eagles breakfast Jan. 20 ESCANABA — The Escanaba ...

Men’s Day of Reflection set for Feb. 9

MARQUETTE — Following up on last year’s event that brought nearly 50 men together, St. Michael Catholic Parish of Marquette will again host a Men’s Day of Reflection on Saturday, Feb. 9. All men from across the Upper Peninsula, regardless of religious affiliation, are invited to attend ...

Local students make LSSU dean’s list

ESCANABA — Tristan Kuntze (Daggett) and Emily Johnson (Wilson) have been included on Lake Superior State University’s dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. Both are earning baccalaureate degrees; Kuntze is majoring in business administration-management and Johnson in nursing. They are ...