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IXL Historical Museum plans summer season

HERMANSVILLE — The IXL Historical Museum, located at W5561 River Street in Hermansville, will begin its summer season on May 31 at 12:30 p.m. and will be open throughout the summer Thursday through Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The admission fee is a donation. Group tours or tours outside of ...

Friends of the Gladstone Library make $12,000 donation

GLADSTONE — The Friends of the Gladstone Library were very pleased to be able to donate $12,000 to the Gladstone School and Public Libraries again this year, at the annual Candlelight Dinner held April 28. The Friends would like to thank local businesses and citizens for their outstanding ...

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Dance in Trenary Sunday TRENARY — A dance will be held at the Trenary community building in Trenary on Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. Music will be provided by members of the band “2 x 4” and others. There is a charge and a donation will be accepted for lunch. NARFE Chapter 1900 ...

Flowers are an apology for winter woes

ESCANABA — A posy is an apology. Flowers are forgiveness. May is the month of blooming flowers according to Native American calendars. And we all know that “April showers bring May flowers.” A silent but sweet-scented magic show is just beginning throughout Upper Michigan. The ...

Monday Morning Quilters donate 40 quilts

STONINGTON — The Monday Morning Quilters gather each Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonington to create quilts for those in need. The group uses all 100 percent cotton materials that are donated by community members to create a wide variety of quilts ...

St. Norbert announces students on spring Dean’s List

De PERE, Wis. — The following students have been named to the 2018 spring semester Dean's List at St. Norbert College: Sarah Lippens of Bark River, Jessica Bichler and Alyssa Polequin of Escanaba, and Jade Heliin of Gladstone. A minimum 3.5 grade point average is required for academic ...

Is body a workplace distraction or is boss out of line?

Dear Annie: I work at a small office that employs all women. Most, including me, are older than 50. Over a year ago, one of my co-workers had a double mastectomy. Over the year, we all were very supportive and helpful to her. Last week, I was summoned into the boss's office to be told that this ...

Partner doesn’t support adult children that aren’t his

Dear Annie: I'm in a relationship with someone whom I thought would care about and love me. I met this man almost 10 years ago. My adult son, "Barry," lives with us, though he will be moving out soon. My partner gets home from work and complains to me about little things Barry does. For ...

Relationship strained by mother, lack of commitment

Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with my fiance for seven years. When we first started dating and I met his mother, she cried and said, "Take care of him." Mind you, he's 52 years old. I didn't think anything of it. Well, six years later, I can't count all the incidents of drama and ...

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Powers-Spalding Lions Club breakfast Sunday POWERS — The Powers-Spalding Lions Club will host their annual breakfast and bake sale on May 20. The Lions will honor the North Central Senior Class and their advisors with a free breakfast. Birthday calendars may also be picked up at this ...

K-Dance to hold recital Saturday

GLADSTONE — K-Dance students will be honoring the men and women who served or are still serving in the military during their annual recital May 19. Performances will be held at 2 and 6 p.m. in the Gladstone High School Cowen Auditorium. “Our students have learned some things about ...

Care Free Dental Clinic celebrates 10 years

ESCANABA — As of January of this year, the Care Free Dental Clinic in Escanaba has been treating patients for 10 years. Care Free is one of the most successful free clinics in Michigan. Paul and Paula Jacobs had a dream to be able to provide free and necessary dental services to those in ...

Ryan named to Belmont University Dean’s List

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rachel Ryan, of Manistique, qualified for the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 30 percent of ...

Schwalbach named to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Gregory Schwalbach, of Escanaba, was named to the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Grand Valley State University. Schwalbach is the son of Barb Dagenais and Kurt Schwalbach and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in writing at Grand Valley. The primary objective ...

What to do when a friend’s son is self-destructing

Dear Annie: I have a friend who is going through a tough time, and I am wondering how I can help her. She was a single mother who raised two daughters and a son on her own. I am still amazed at how she provided a safe and loving home for her children all by herself. Her daughters are married ...

Pregnancy Services of Delta County celebrates 40 years of pro-life ministry

ESCANABA — On Tuesday, May 22, Pregnancy Services of Delta County will be hosting an Open House Birthday Bash in honor of turning 40 this year. A Legacy of Life It all began in 1978 when Pastor Nicholas Balk of Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Gladstone, which has since closed, was ...

Embarrassment over fertility issues hindering medical care

Dear Annie: My husband and I have had some difficulty getting pregnant. I am 32 and feel the clock ticking as each day without my having a fertility doctor passes. This entire process is completely embarrassing. I am ashamed I even have to go through this. I feel as though I am less of a ...

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Soup and chili cook-off ESCANABA — The Escanaba Seventh Day Adventist Church will be hosting a soup and chili cook-off to help support its local food pantry and community center on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at the church located at 210 S. Lincoln Road in Escanaba. Bring a homemade soup or ...

Creative play helps keep boredom away

Some of the best games young children play are those they make up themselves with very little equipment. When they learn how to create their own fun that terrible word "bored" just doesn't come out of their mouths. Michael and Matthew ages 9 and 11 found themselves on a one-hour ferry ride ...