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Class of 1954 reunion ESCANABA — The Escanaba High School Class of 1954 will be holding a class reunion on Aug. 24 at the Escanaba Country Club. Call Barb Bartley at 906-786-5254 to verify your attendance. Escanaba Title VI Indian Education meeting ESCANABA — Escanaba Schools Title VI ...

Pincecrest residents celebrate Mardi Gras

POWERS — The residents of Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers celebrated Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday. The meals throughout the day, as well as the party in the party in afternoon, reflected the celebration. They enjoyed paczkis to hush puppies and everything in between. The ...

Henderson named Coca-Cola Silver Scholar

ESCANABA — Samantha Henderson, a Bay College student, has been named a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver, and 50 Bronze Scholars ...

Confused about taxes? The IRS is there to help

Dear Readers: Are you ready? It’s TAX TIME! The Internal Revenue Service is here to help; the website is www.irs.gov. If you have questions about filing your taxes, jump on the computer first. You also can call and speak to representatives from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time (Alaska and Hawaii ...

The newbie who feels left out of the team at work

Dear Annie: At my job, I’m the newbie on the team. The others I work with seem to know one another well, and they chat and make jokes in the office all the time. Meanwhile, some of my teammates are rather passive-aggressive with me. I don’t understand why, though. I’m good at my job, and ...

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Free Feet First Clinic set for Thursday ESCANABA — The YMCA will be hosting a Feet First Clinic on Thursday, March 14th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the M-TEC center located just west of Bay College’s Escanaba campus. Physical therapists from UP Health System/Doctors Park Rehab will assist with ...

Homemade pizza fresh from the… skillet?

Making pizza at home is gratifying, and it almost always tastes better than what you can get from delivery. But achieving a pizza with a crisp crust in the home oven can also be a real challenge. You need to stretch the dough carefully, preheat a heavy baking stone, and then swiftly slide the ...

Which is more important: Vitamin D or SPF?

Dear Annie: Lately, I’ve been reading that people aren’t getting enough vitamin D. But I also hear that people should wear sunscreen more regularly. Doesn’t wearing sunscreen limit the amount of vitamin D absorbed by your skin? How can we get more vitamin D while still wearing sunscreen ...

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Rapid Readers to meet March 14 at Jack’s RAPID RIVER — The March meeting of the Rapid Readers is scheduled for March 14 at 10 a.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. The group will discuss Louise Penny’s “A Fatal Grace.” New members are welcome. Contact Peg Netchey at ...

OSF staff recognized for outstanding care

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has awarded two honorees for the Thank a Caregiver program. The program includes the international DAISY Award that recognizes the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care of nurses and the Sunflower Award, which ...

Free accessible reading materials available

MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Talking Books Reader Advisory and Outreach Center, an affiliate of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, provides books and magazines in braille and audio formats to U.S. residents who cannot read or use ...

New rescue dog is still skittish from his old life

Dear Annie: My new rescue dog is rather skittish. I think it’s because he went through some awful things in his early life. From what I hear, he lived in disgusting conditions and in tight cages, getting shipped around from place to place. In my experience with him, this translates to his ...

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Escanaba River Legion, auxiliary to meet FLAT ROCK — The monthly meeting of the Escanaba River American Legion Post 115 and Auxiliary will be held at the Escanaba Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Speakers planned at Memorial UMC GLADSTONE — Memorial United Methodist ...

Under the many watchful eyes of owls

ESCANABA — Oh, to only see what their eyes have seen in the silent darkness of the U.P. What sights do the nocturnal wilds have to offer? From the tiniest scuff of a mouse stepping in snow to the throaty, robust echoes of wolves on the hunt, the owl hears it all! Owls are the awesome ...

March route continues for Bookmobile

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the remainder of March: Tuesday, March 12 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. North Central Elementary School, Hermansville Wednesday, March 13 9 to 9:30 a.m. Hermansville Senior Center, W5480 1st St. 9:45 to ...

The director’s strong funk isn’t from the music

Dear Annie: I am a member of a small Midwestern church and in the choir. There are about 10 of us, and we all have a good time together. The problem is the organist and choir director, who has held these positions for nearly 50 years. As she is getting older, she is neglecting to either shower ...

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American Legion Post 340 to meet March 14 HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly Post 340 of Hermansville will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Club Rooms in Hermansville. St. Thomas pasty sale ESCANABA — St. Thomas Church will hold a ...

Escanaba Area Figure Skaters to present ‘Kaleidoscope on Ice’

ESCANABA — “Kaleidoscope on Ice” is the theme for the 42nd annual ice show sponsored by the Escanaba Area Figure Skating Club (EAFSC). Performances will be held at the Hannahville Ice and Turf (formerly Wells Sports Complex), Saturday, March 9 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 2 ...