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Shown are the two quilts that will be raffled off at this year’s Ladies Day program on Friday, Aug. 18. Get your raffle tickets at the Chamber office or at the fair office under the grandstand.

40th annual Ladies Day set for the 2017 U.P. State Fair

ESCANABA — Ladies, start your fair activities! The Ladies Day program at the 2017 Upper Peninsula State Fair is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the Activities Tent at the fairgrounds in Escanaba. Doors will open at 9 a.m. Admission to the event is included with the cost ...

Coleslaw that is fast and easy to make

Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for fast coleslaw that was easy to make and had a nice taste to it. Having just graduated from college and moved into my first apartment, I have to prepare my own meals, and I’d love to have that recipe. — Tiffany B., Hartford, Conn. Tiffany, I’m happy to ...

Annoying co-worker talks about everything

Dear Annie: I have a co-worker who, for many reasons, drives me up the wall. “Lana” is older than I am by at least 35 years and sits across from me at work. This would be fine, except she will not stop talking. No matter how little interest I show or how many times I say “You told me this ...

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Order of Eastern Star holds potluck picnic GLADSTONE — Ida Chapter 54, Gladstone/Manistique, Order of Eastern Star, is celebrating new members and potential with a “let’s get acquainted” potluck picnic on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. at the small pavilion at Van Cleve Park in ...

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2nd Lt. Trevor Birr received his Air Force pilot wings during the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-12 graduation July 28 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He will continue his military flying career as an instructor pilot in the T-6A Texan II. Pictured with Birr are his parents, Bruce and Rae Birr.

Birr graduates from Specialized Pilot Training

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Air Force 2nd Lt. Trevor R. Birr has graduated from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. This 54-week pilot training program begins with a six-week preflight phase of academics and physical training to prepare students for ...

The beauty of seeing grayness in matters

Dear Annie: I have a gray problem — and not with my hair. I am surrounded by black-and-white-minded friends and family. They have inflexible opinions on every subject. And they all call my grayness fence-sitting. I’m sure I’m not the only one with this dilemma. What’s a person to do ...

Managing your money

Dear Heloise: I like to be organized, but an area I have trouble with is a big one — my finances. Do you have some hints to help? — Emily E., Boise, Idaho Emily, it’s important to know where all your money is, and to know that it is behaving! Here are some hints: * Write down all of ...

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In this undated photo a couple walk near a garage in Racine, Wis. The smiley face they painted on the back of the garage in 2014 faces Lockwood Park.

Racine’s smiley garage explained

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — For the past three years, a garage adjacent to Lockwood Park in Racine has taken on a personality all its own. A face painted on the side of a two-car, unattached garage presides over sporting events in the summer and the sledding hill in the winter, The Journal Times ...

Engineering Scholars Program at Michigan Tech University

HOUGHTON — Area local students recently attended the Engineering Scholars program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. More than 150 students from eight U.S. states, Turkey and Pakistan were accepted into this highly competitive scholarship program. Engineering Scholars is part ...

Area students named to LU dean’s list

APPLETON, Wis. — The following area students have been named to Lawrence University’s 2016-17 dean’s list for maintaining a minimum 3.4 grade point average for the entire academic year. Students include: Lizzy Lynch, daughter of Philip and Jane Lynch, Escanaba, is a 2016 graduate of ...

Falling for the ex-girlfriend’s sister

Dear Annie: I was in a toxic relationship with a woman, “Melanie,” several months back and am really happy to be out of it. But I guess that really has nothing to do with what’s happened recently. About a month ago, Melanie’s sister, “Laura,” “slipped into my DMs” — sent me ...

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Amvets Post 123 at the U.P. State Fair ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 will be at the state fair this year, in the Ruth Butler Building. If you are a veteran, active duty member, spouse, child, sibling, parent or grandparent of a veteran, stop by the both to find out information. Amvets is a ...

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St. Joseph class of 1947 recently celebrated their 70th class reunion with a luncheon. Those in attendance were, left, Patricia McMartin, Stella Andrews, Art Messier, and Evelyn Potvin.

St. Joseph class of ’47 celebrates 70th

ESCANABA — The St. Joseph class of 1947 celebrated their 70th class reunion on July 31 with a luncheon at the Stonehouse. Of the nine left in the class of ’47, five were in attendance, which included: Evelyn (Seymour) Potvin, Mary (Lemmer) Ryno, Patricia (Schout) McMartin, Art Messier, and ...

Reaching out and touching nothing

Dear Annie: My husband of 44 years passed away from Alzheimer’s disease six years ago. I was a widow when I met him and had three small children, a son and two daughters. He had been divorced for 2 1/2 years and also had three children from a previous marriage, two sons and a daughter. The ...

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Public Health clinics set for Aug. 14-18 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of Aug. 14-18 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Late Night Immunizations; Late Night Family Planning; Free HIV Screening Wednesday — ...

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Bill Schendt, right, holds Miracle's leash while she greets Dorothy Ervs, center, in the hallway, Wednesday, July 19, at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Janesville, Wis.

Miracle dog: Story of Wisconsin canine resonates with many

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — One look at Miracle explains her power to comfort people. Her pleasant face seems caught in a smile. Her demeanor suggests fast friendship. Her golden hair is soft and inviting to stroke, the Janesville Gazette reported . But the 3-year-old golden retriever has ...

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Celebrate the harvest with ripe tomatoes.

The start of the Upper Peninsula State Fair

ESCANABA — The history of the Upper Peninsula State Fair is about independent, tough, hard-working people. For many years Michigan sponsored two state fairs. Michigan’s only State Fair prior to 1928 was held in Detroit. The distance made it impossible to show U.P. livestock and produce in ...

The debate on the correct way to wash dishes

Dear Annie: This is a constant debate in my house, and I am sure it is in others. I would like to know your opinion on this. I say that if you clean dishes under running hot water (with soap, of course), you can get them cleaner. My son believes the best method is to fill the whole sink with ...