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Country Express band performs tonight ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 will host the country band Country Express tonight, from 7 to 11 p.m. A donation will be accepted at the door. A meat raffle will be held, along with a $25 door prize being drawn at 10 p.m. Rock Dance Sunday ROCK — A ...

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Escanaba Summer Reading Program participants show off their completion certificates at the Escanaba Public Library recently. Over the course of the summer, kids ages 4 and up from around the area participated in the six-week program that held the theme “Build A Better World.” Upon completion of many activities and reading, the kids received prizes such as a certificate of achievement, Pizza Hut coupons, cash prizes and a goodie bag. Shown from left are summer readers Kenzie Jorasz, Zoey Jorasz, Brianna Tervo, Kelsey Ekberg and David Ekberg.

Escanaba’s Public Library summer reading program comes to an end

ESCANABA—The Escanaba Public Library hosted a reading program throughout the summer with various activities and the chance for youngsters to win prizes. The theme for this year’s summer reading program was “Build A Better World.” Children’s Librarian at the Escanaba Library Pat ...

Husband grieving the loss of his wife

Dear Annie: Lord willing, next month I’ll turn 67. In a recent column, you solicited seniors to write about issues they are facing. A big one for me is grief. I met “Shirley” when she was 15 and a junior in high school. I was a senior. Both of our families relocated the same summer from ...

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Isabella hosts market on Fridays ISABELLA — Farmer’s Market will be held each Friday, though Oct. 6 at the Isabella Community Hall. The hall is located south of Hwy U S 2 on County Rd. 495. The market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Call Mary 474-6109 or Gloria 644-2478 if you would like ...

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Above, Allan Blahnik, center, Tootsie Roll Drive co-chair, presents donations to, left, Gus and Chris Olson, of CHAT (Community Handicap Awareness Team).

Knights of Columbus distributes funds

ESCANABA — The Knights of Columbus Council 640 of Escanaba recently distributed funds from its annual Michigan “Tootsie Roll Drive.” Each organization received a check for $424.66 to help their programs for people with mental disabilities. Also receiving funds but not pictured, were Bay ...

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Brett Holt was  elected as the  new state commander at the 2017 annual convention that was held in Flint on June 22-26.

Holt elected new commander

LANSING — The American Legion Department of Michigan, the state’s largest war-time era veteran’s organization, elected a new state commander at the 2017 annual convention held in Flint on June 22-26. Delegates from posts throughout Michigan cast their votes for Brett Holt of American ...

Friend in social circle won’t stop talking

Dear Annie: I am sure that you have dealt with this in the past, but we have a friend in our circle who cannot stop talking. She is very smart and well-spoken, and she is extremely knowledgeable and has a lot of great things to share, but she never gives others a chance to talk about their ...

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Holy Name class of ’68 holds meeting ESCANABA — The Holy Name class of 1968 will be having a class reunion meeting on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Escanaba Country Club. Use the back entrance. If there are any questions, call Peggy at 789-1784. Stamp and coin club offers ...

Wisconsin girl gets therapy pool from Make-A-Wish Foundation

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — As Caledonia teen Katrina Bargender stepped into her new pool with two of her siblings, her eyes lit up and the smile on her face spoke volumes. The teen, who’s been living with a rare illness for over a year, is now the proud recipient of a therapy pool, courtesy ...

Loan is out-of-hand after paying the minimum

Dear Annie: I have been married for 23 years to my husband. I was a stay-at-home mom for 12 of those years and took care of our three sons (one who had special needs). Things have always been rocky in our marriage. When my youngest was in kindergarten, I returned to work, and I have worked ...

School supply plan for grandkids

Dear Heloise: I’m helping to buy supplies for my grandchildren for the upcoming school year. Here are some hints I use to stay organized and save money: * Taking inventory of what they already have and can still use was my first step. What can be recycled? What can be repurposed? * Next, ...

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Tryan earns rank as Sergeant

CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Jared Tryan has earned rank as Sergeant in the US Marine Corps. He demonstrated an ever increasing degree of maturity, leadership skills, physical fitness, and professionalism. Jared and his wife Katherine (Marohnic) Tryan are stationed at Cherry Point, N.C. Both are ...

Department staff ignoring the customer

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about department staff who ignore the customer: “Dear Heloise: I recently went shopping at a major department store, and I asked one of the sales staff if she could assist me, and she said, “No,” she was busy, and just walked off. I saw a group of ...

Daughter feels underappreciated from mom

Dear Annie: When my mom’s husband died, we moved her from another state to an assisted living facility a few miles from our house. We run errands for her, handle her bills and occasionally take her out for a meal, and we have her over one day every week for a home-cooked meal. After several ...

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Alzheimer’s Support Group meet Tuesday ESCANABA — The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. at CAA Adult Day Services, 2635 First Avenue South, Escanaba, located past the West Highland apartments. Build a support ...

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Attendees at the 2017 Annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) Convention include, front row, left to right, Marvela Herbst, Gail Maxwell, Pat Klenow; back row, left to right, Jane Landwehr, Lorraine Kerr, Joyce Czerwan, and Marie Anderson. Congregations represented are Mt. Olive Lutheran, Iron Mountain; Trinity Lutheran, Coleman; and Grace Lutheran Church, Powers.

Local women attend LWMS Convention

ORLANDO, Fla. — Seven Northern Michigan and Wisconsin women recently attended the 54th Annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) Convention in Orlando, Fla. Marie Anderson, Carney; Marvela Herbst, Bark River; Pat Klenow, Jayne Czerwan, and Jane Landwehr, Iron Mountain; Gail Maxwell, ...

Pellegrini named to dean’s list from UWM

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Lauren Pellegrini from Escanaba has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) for the spring 2017 semester. Pellegrini is currently enrolled is a senior, studying health sciences. UWM is the second largest university in the State of ...

Large crowds stress out daughter with ADHD

Dear Annie: I have an 11-year-old daughter who has ADHD. Most of the time we are able to control her behaviors and impulsiveness with medication. I have learned over the years to pick my battles with her behaviors. My mom recently told me about a family reunion coming up. I told her that I ...