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St. Anthony Calendar Raffle winners named ESCANABA — Sharon Villineauve was the big winner for the St. Anthony Calendar Raffle for November. She won $75. Other winners of the raffle include Pregnancy Services, $60; Erv Vandeville, $50; St. Anthony Church, $25; Nikki Clairmont, $25; Carter ...

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Keith Knecht answers questions about Native American culture while visiting James T. Jones School last month.

Gladstone third grade students learn about Native American culture

GLADSTONE — Third Graders at James T. Jones School spent the month of November learning about Native American culture. Keith Knecht was invited to the school to teach the students about the lives of the Anishnawabe or the first people that inhabited the area of the Upper Peninsula. At the ...

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On the risers, a class from years ago at Holy Name sings in the Christmas program.

Christmas programs keep holiday cheer alive

ESCANABA — The old wooden stage creaked and the risers wiggled beneath the weight of the second grade class. Excitement was in the air! The small gym was stuffy and filled with people. Then the spotlight beamed … and the piano played… Tucked away in a treasure box of memories, are the ...

Ashamed father secretly hates his new stepson

Dear Annie: I am a 42-year-old man with two teenage sons. I have been married to my second wife for almost a year. She has an 11-year-old son, "Brice." Brice never had a man in his life until I married his mom. He is respectful and a sweet kid, but for some reason, I hate him. I know that ...

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The Annual Advent-Christmas Concerts ESCANABA — The Annual Advent-Christmas Concerts Sanctuary Choir and First Bells will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 starting at 7 p.m at the First Presbyterian Church, 819 1st Ave. South. Refreshments to follow. Escanaba Robomos Pasta Dinner ...

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Reindeer bakers Pam Thorbahn and Jan Johnson make cookies in Memorial Church’s kitchen for the Saturday bake sale.

Memorial UMC holds cookie sale, bazaar and soup luncheon event Saturday

GLADSTONE — The ladies of Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone have been busy baking cookies for their annual Christmas cookie and bake sale, bazaar, and soup luncheon. The sale will be held this Saturday at Memorial UMC from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be cookies, ...

Michigan Tech announces graduates from Escanaba

ESCANABA — The following former Escanaba High School students graduated from Michigan Technological University in August. The listed students are three of the 106 who completed their degrees this summer. Brittany R. Frost, of Escanaba, graduated from Michigan Tech with a Bachelor of ...

Vandermissen completes basic training in San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Vandermissen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force ...

How to help when the mood never changes

Dear Annie: I'm at my wits' end dealing with my friend's glum, woe-is-me attitude. I've known "Max" since we worked together at a restaurant when I was in college. He was in his early 20s and had grown up in the town. He said he regretted not getting a bachelor's degree. As we became better ...

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The Annual Advent-Christmas Concerts ESCANABA — The Annual Advent-Christmas Concerts Sanctuary Choir and First Bells will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 starting at 7 p.m at the First Presbyterian Church, 819 1st Ave. South. Refreshments to follow. Bay de Noc Stamp and Coin Club to ...

Making the choice to hate or to love

ESCANABA — Picture this: the carnage of killing, maiming, racism, looting, and burning. Peaceful demonstrators march while being spat upon, and bottles and stones are being thrown at them. People who speak at forums are shouted down, just because they belong to another political party or have ...

Leftover larceny: We were going to eat that

Dear Annie: At the recent Thanksgiving celebration, I was again faced with a situation that has bothered me for some time now. We take turns in my family hosting a holiday. This year, it was my turn to host Thanksgiving. I truly love cooking for this feast. Everyone brings a dish, and I ...

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Suicide Survivors Group meets Monday ESCANABA — The Suicide Survivor's Support Group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at Central United Methodist Church, 322 Lincoln Rd. in Escanaba. The support group is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a family member or friend ...

For the record

In the Dec. 1 edition of the Daily Press the date of the 25th Annual First United Methodist Church cookie walk was incorrect. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church, 302 S. 6th St. in Escanaba. In addition to cookies, breads, and other treats, a ...

Zion Lutheran hosts Longest Night service

MANISTIQUE — Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, about the happiness ...

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St. Anthony's Church annual meat pie sale is Dec 7 and 8. Ten-inch beef and pork pies are available. Meat for the pies was purchased at Viau’s Market. Pies must be preordered by calling Debbie at 399-4259. Pick up is at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Above, ladies from St. Anthony’s bake meat pies for a past year’s meat pie sale. Shown, from left, are: Sharon Rivard, Maxine Trombley, and Sue Cheeneman.

St. Anthony’s annual meat pie sale returns

ESCANABA — St. Anthony's Church annual meat pie sale is Dec 7 and 8. Ten-inch beef and pork pies are available. Meat for the pies was purchased at Viau’s Market. Pies must be preordered by calling Debbie at 399-4259. Pick up is at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on ...