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Compassionate Friends Chapter holds lantern launch

ESCANABA - In honer of the children they have lost, the Escanaba Chapter of Compassionate Friends will hold a lantern launch tonight at the home of the chapter leaders, Neil and Betty Hivala at 919 Lake Shore Dr. in Escanaba beginning at 7 p.m., with the lanterns being launched at dusk.If you ...

Fond memories and fresh milk deliveries

ESCANABA - Spot and the milkman were friends.It was all a part of the weekly routine, two half gallon glass bottles of whole milk delivered in the back entry way of our house before seven o'clock in the morning.Then the kitchen light went on and the house began to smell like coffee and ...

Empty nester wants to control family functions

Dear Annie: We are a large group of middle-aged siblings with one sister who has little engagement outside the home. She is an empty nester who does not work, volunteer or have any regular friends or social activities.Our problem occurs when it comes time for a family function. She wants to ...

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Life Chain on Oct. 2ESCANABA - Prayerful Life Chain will be Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (stand along Lincoln Road to pray). Meet in the Super One parking lot near the bank at 1:15 p.m. Crosses and posters will be provided. For more information visit www.lifechain.net or contact Sue ...

Mathias receives Eagle Scout Award

GLADSTONE - Gavin Mathias joined Cub Scouts as a WEBLOS Scout with pack 471, and when he was old enough he joined Troop 466 in Gladstone under scoutmaster Anders Nyberg and later Jamie Siedlecki.The Troop is chartered by the Lions club.Gavin is now 18 and a graduate from Mid-Peninsula High ...

Back-to-school means more teen drivers

Dear Readers: School is now well underway, and you may have some teenage drivers in your family driving to school, after-school activities, part-time jobs and/or weekend parties. Take time to discuss driving safety with them.Make sure your teen has had plenty of practice time behind the wheel, ...

When to let others go ahead at checkout

Dear Annie: I have an etiquette question for you. My co-worker and I are disagreeing on this, and we have decided to accept your answer as the proper way to behave in this situation.At most larger grocery chains, there are now express lines or self-checkout lines for those individuals who ...

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Delta Kappa Gammaholds ConferenceIRON MOUNTAIN - Beta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, International is sponsoring a conference open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 1. The conference will be held at Bay College West, 2801 US 2 in Iron Mountain, beginning at 9 a.m. CST.The theme is: ...

Births

ALLISON - An infant boy, Adrian Thomas, was born to Avery and Angela (Anderson) Allison on Sept. 8, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Adrian arrived at 8:23 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth.The baby joins sisters, Daelynn and Avianna, and brother, Daunte, in ...

Open house to celebrate anniversary

MENOMINEE - The Menominee Housing Commission will observe its 45th Anniversary with an open house at Bridgeview Apartments, 1801 8th Avenue, on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m.Guests will have the opportunity to tour the facilities, including one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Waiting ...

Residents recognized at annual tea

NAHMA - Four past and present residents of Nahma Township were recently presented with Lifetime Membership certificated to the Nahma Township Historical Society at the 12th Annual Senior Recognition Tea. This event was hosted by the historical society and was held at the Isabella (Grange) ...

Key to a calm, relaxing home

METRO - Inside and out, life can be loud. Retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world by making your home, or specific rooms within it, a calm, relaxing sanctuary.There's a room in every house that could benefit from greater sound control, whether it's a home theater, music room, studio, ...

Bacteria can spread when washing poultry

Dear Heloise: Is it necessary to rinse fresh poultry before cooking? My mother always did, and for years I also rinsed it. I have read, though, that it should not be, because it spreads bacteria in the kitchen. - A Reader, Charlotte, N.C.You are right! According to the U.S. Department of ...

Financial adviser woes hinder memorial plans

Dear Annie: A number of years ago, my parents trusted their money and retirement income to a financial adviser who was also a personal friend. When my father passed away seven years ago, my mother became his beneficiary, with me being second in line.My mother had a huge memorial celebration for ...

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Delta County Veteranshold meetingESCANABA - The Delta County Veterans Council will hold their monthly meeting today at 7 p.m. The meetings have returned to Bay College at the Joseph Heirman University Center Room Room 961.Holy Name classplans reunionESCANABA - Holy Name class of 1967 will hold ...

Senior fitness classes offered

Senior citizens participate in a fitness class at the Gladstone Senior Center Thursday morning. Classes include sit and be fit, tai chi, and line dancing. Sit and be fit is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-10:45 a.m., tai chi on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and line dancing class is Friday at 11 ...

Remember When

Photo courtesy of Brenda TibbettsFeatured as the 2016 Hometown Hero for the Garden Peninsula Historical Society, Lynn Chandnois had an exciting career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. A first round draft pick in 1950, he played seven seasons with the Steelers, and his 29.6 career kickoff return ...

Ceiling fan cleaning

Dear Heloise: To clean a ceiling fan a little more easily, take a pillowcase and slip it on each individual blade and dust away INTO the pillowcase. When most of the dust is off the entire fan, then you can go over the blades again with your favorite cleaner, and you won't have all the fan dust ...

Father’s temper causes distance emotionally

Dear Annie: I'm 18, and recently I've been having problems with my dad.I tried to be a mature person while growing up. I never had a particularly rebellious stage. But my dad's temper isn't always controllable. When I was young and things didn't go his way, he would yell and throw things. ...

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Farmers' market openISABELLA - The Isabella farmers market will continue to be on Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. through Sept. 16. The Isabella Hall is located at the corner of Hwy US 2 and County Road 495. Contact Gloria at 644-2478 or Mary at 474-6109 for to reserve a vendor table.Museum holds ...