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Public Health clinics set for April 24-28 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of April 24-28 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Family Planning; Immunizations Wednesday — WIC Thursday — No Clinics ...

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Hats for everyone will be the order of the day when the Heart of the North Lions Club hosts its annual Kentucky Derby Party at the Highland Golf Club on May 6.

Heart of the North Lions Kentucky Derby Party set for May 6

BARK RIVER — The words “… and they’re off!” will kick off the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby on May 6 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. But in case you can’t be there, the next best thing is to join the Heart of the North Lions at their 5th annual Kentucky Derby Party ...

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Ordination at First Lutheran Church

GLADSTONE — First Lutheran Church in Gladstone will host the ordination of Terry Frankenstein into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament on Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. Pastor-Elect Terry has been called to serve as Pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manistique. A life-long Lutheran, ...

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Wilfred Sykes coming into port in Escanaba in the winter.

The last ore boat leaves Escanaba

ESCANABA — A salute was given to Port Escanaba. The last ore boat slipped out of Little Bay de Noc Tuesday evening without much fanfare. A few tears, a few good and bad memories and a few photographers helped wash the Wilfred Sykes out into Lake Michigan on that gray evening. Ore boats ...

Global Youth Service Day starts today

Dear Annie: Young people are ready, willing and able to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, yet they are vastly underrepresented as active citizens, decision-makers and leaders. From the preschoolers in Arizona collecting canned goods to combat hunger to the high schooler in ...

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Dancing available in Trenary Sunday TRENARY — Come and dance at the Trenary Community Building on Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. Music will be provided by Cedar Creek Band. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $5, with a lunch donation of $3. Elks Auxiliary hold meeting May ...

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The eight Gladstone High School Spanish III/IV students who participated in the Spanish skit competition at the 26th Annual Spanish Field Day are shown just before their performance. Left, Camila “Kayton” Gagnon McKenzie, Lupita “Olivia” Wetthuhn Irving, Olga “Chloe” Smith Milkiewicz, Esperanza “Hope” McCloskey Dahn, Emilia “Emily” Parker Howard, Beatriz “Morgan” Letteriello Broman, Mela “Dayna” Lauscher Camps, and Pablo “Paul” Barrios Wright.

GHS Spanish students participate in Northern Michigan University Field Day

GLADSTONE — Gladstone High School Spanish III and IV students participated in the 26th Annual Spanish Field Day at Northern Michigan University (NMU) on the morning of March 16. The students visited Espanolandia, a Spanish-speaking country created by the NMU Spanish students within the NMU ...

The best relationships start as friendships

Dear Annie: I am a college-age male and in desperate need of your advice. There is in my class a wonderful young woman, someone with whom I have talked often but never deeply. I want to get to know her better but simply do not know how; in fact, I do not even know whether she is as interested ...

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Steak dinner on table in Gladstone GLADSTONE — The Gladstone American Legion Post 71 offers a steak dinner on the last Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $14. For additional information, call 428-1050. Purple Heart 1976 meeting on April 27 ESCANABA — The ...

Area students named to dean’s list at NMU

MARQUETTE — Northern MIchigan University (NMU) announced the dean’s list for the fall semester of 2016. The dean's List recognizes those undergraduate-level students who have achieved a high scholastic standing during the regular academic year (fall and winter semesters). To qualify for ...

When Human Resources is the problem

Dear Annie: We work in a small office with just over 20 employees. It has recently become common knowledge that the human resources manager, “Melissa,” is sleeping with the principal in our firm, “Larry.” Throughout her eight years with this private firm, the closed-door huddles were ...

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Line Dancing at the senior center ESCANABA — Learn dance steps while improving strength, balance, and muscle tone. Monday, Wednesday or Thursdays from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at the Escanaba Senior Center. Sign in at the office. The event is free. Bridge meetings ESCANABA — Bridge for ...

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Students at Big Bay de Noc School make pasties for their fundraising activities. The money will go toward the senior trip. Shown above, from left, are Stephanie Wyrembelski, senior trip advisor Lori Dalgord, Dalton Pilon, Pilon’s mother Becky Pilon, Zack Middaugh and Robbie Ray.

Students fundraise for trip

COOKS — Students in Big Bay de Noc School’s class of 2017 are looking forward to their trip to Orlando, Fla. The seniors have been busy planning and fundraising for the past couple months. Diana Thill, the principal of Big Bay, said the senior trips were happening before her time working ...

Roommates won’t use coasters on table

Dear Annie: Help! My coffee table is slowly being ruined, and I don’t know how to prevent it without seeming like a control freak. This table was my first big furniture purchase, after years of Ikea bargain pieces and Craigslist freebies. I got some really cute coasters right away, hoping to ...

Four rings brings the answer

Dear Heloise: I let my phone ring four times, and then the answering service comes on. If it is someone wanting a donation or taking a survey, the person will hang up. If I recognize the voice, I pick up the phone. Or if I recognize the number, I answer it. Sure saves time and steps! — Leo ...

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American Association of University Women (AAUW) members prepare for the April 25 “Membership Matters” meeting at Leigh’s Garden Winery.

“Membership Matters” for AAUW

ESCANABA — The American Association of University Women (UUAW) members and guests will gather at Leigh’s Garden Winery, 904 Ludington Street in Escanaba, for a “Membership Matters” evening on Tuesday, April 25. The event begins at 7 p.m. with wine-tasting and hors d’oeuvres. A ...

Former Gladstone resident publishes book in June

PRAGUE — David LeGault, a 2004 graduate of Gladstone High School will be having a book of essays published in June titled “One Million Maniacs: Beanie Babies, Killer Cars, and the Power of Collecting.” The book will be available on June 6 in paperback and on ebook. David LeGault attempts ...