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Complete opposites or the perfect woman?

Dear Annie: I am a soon-to-be divorced man who has suffered a great deal of pain after the collapse of my lengthy marriage. After enduring the dissolution of multiple post-separation relationships, I found what in many ways is the perfect woman. As we have gotten to know each other, however, ...

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Benefit for Mary Jo (Nault) Norkooli ESCANABA — There will be a spaghetti feed for Mary Jo (Nault) Norkooli Saturday, Jan. 19 from 1 to 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, located at 1820 9th Ave N. in Escanaba. Mary Jo lost her battle with AL Cardiac Amyloidosis on Dec. 24, 2018 while in a ...

Local family marks five generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Almeda Bricker’s family gathered recently. From left are Meladee Bradbury, great-granddaughter; Laycee Mattson, granddaughter; Almeda Bricker; Beth Deneau, daughter; and Kaydence Bradbury, great-granddaughter. Sitting on Almeda’s lap are Devilyn Mattson, ...

Public Health announces clinic schedule

ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta County would like to announce its weekly/monthly clinic schedule. All services are by appointment only. To schedule appointments, call 906-786-4111. The January clinic schedule is as follows: Monday, Jan. 14 — WIC Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Late Night ...

Caught in the middle after parents’ divorce

Dear Annie: I recently went on vacation with my mom, stepdad and siblings. We went to the river where my stepdad has been going for about 30 years. Everyone else in the community has been going there every year for just as long, if not longer. Now, my mom and stepdad met each other while they ...

Three money tasks you need to do right now

By Liz Weston NerdWallet Most financial to-do lists focus on what you need to get done by Dec. 31, but there's also a brief window early in the new year to save yourself some significant cash. Here are three tasks to consider doing now: 1. AVOID TAX PENALTIES If you live in a high-tax ...

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Father Daughter Dance set for Feb. 9 at YMCA ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA and Radio Results Network have once again paired up to host the annual Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance. This year’s dance will be Feb. 9 at the Terrace Bay Inn in Gladstone. The dance will begin with a ...

Escanaba alums share afternoon of music with Hannahville students

Courtesy photo Escanaba alums Emma Bouche (Bay College) and Kacey Nelson (Michigan State) and current EHS junior Harrison Bouche spent part of their holiday break sharing an afternoon of music with Hannahville middle school students at Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy. The alums ...

GFWC Woman’s Club boosts Kids’ Christmas

Courtesy photo Alice Hansen and CJ Skerbeck, of the GFWC-Escanaba Woman’s Club, presented Escanaba Recreation Director Kim Peterson with a check that was used for the Civic Center’s Kids’ Christmas Party. The Woman’s Club supports numerous activities for area children throughout the ...

Gladstone student makes dean’s list at Carthage

KENOSHA, Wis. — Carthage College has named Ashlee Trotter of Gladstone to its dean’s list for academic excellence during the fall 2018 semester. Dean’s list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours ...

The joyous freedom of winter on skates

ESCANABA — Take a long, cool glide in the winter air! Feel the freedom. Combine ice with youth and that should conjure up memories of hand-me-down ice skates and skating outside on the pond or lake. Decades ago almost every Yooper kid had a spot to skate on a rink or a river. My ...

Folk Dance series features Bryan Bowers

AMASA, Mich. — On Sunday, Jan. 13, the Second Sunday Folk Dance will present autoharp virtuoso Bryan Bowers in concert along with opening performances by White Water and fiddling sisters Carrie and Emma Dlutkowski. The event is held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Mich. and the ...

American Legion Mid-Winter Conference schedule

STAMBAUGH, Mich. — U.P. Association of American Legion Posts’ 2019 Mid-Winter Conference will be hosted by Stambaugh Post 21 Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26. The schedule is as follows (all times listed are Central): Friday 3 p.m. .................................. Registration ...

Loud brother-in-law makes everything about him

Dear Annie: At the family gatherings on my spouse's side, my brother-in-law "Albert" wants to loudly dominate any conversation by either talking about his life or showing his "great" knowledge and opinions on other subjects. He rarely inquires about how anyone else is or shows much interest in ...

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GFWC donated to Life Rides program in 2018 ESCANABA — GFWC Escanaba Woman's Club supported the OSF Life Rides again this year by making a $150 donation to the program. LifeRides provide free transportation on New Year's Eve to encourage safety on the roads. Esky Class of 1959 looking ...

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Amvets to host band Slingers tonight in Esky ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1351 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is featuring country band Slingers from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. The public is welcome to attend. Esky Elks serve dinner ESCANABA — Friday night dinners at the ...

Sister’s communication has changed for the worse

Dear Annie: I am writing to ask your opinion about the change in my sister's behavior toward me. I have two sisters, and the one I am speaking of is my elder sister, "Ruth." Ruth has always been envious of my younger sister and me and resented the close relationship I had with our ...

Series for those with mentally ill loved ones

MARQUETTE — Family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness may benefit from a 12-week "Family to Family" education course to be offered by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette). The 12-week series of classes is free and confidential. Classes will be held ...

Benefit concert at First Presbyterian Church

ESCANABA — On Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m., the choirs of First Presbyterian Church will present a concert to benefit the rebuilding effort at historic Trinity Lutheran Church of Milwaukee, Wis. Trinity Lutheran suffered a devastating fire on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, and is currently undergoing ...