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NARFE holds meeting MARQUETTE — Computer expert Brian Maki will be the guest speaker for the March 22, meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 1900. The group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, in Room B of the Marquette Senior ...

Borkadi named to honor’s list at Finlandia

HANCOCK — Tyler Borkadi of Escanaba made the honor's list at Finlandia University for the fall 2016 semester. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a “C.” Honors list students earned a GPA between 3.50 and 3.749.

Berman named to dean’s list at UMD

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Sarah Elizabeth Trout-Berman, granddaughter of Robert and Jeanne Trout of Escanaba, and the daughter of Norm and Steph (Trout) Berman of Meriden, N.H., made the University of Maryland’s dean’s list. Sarah is at the School of Public Health at University of Maryland ...

Unable to find a match for kidney transplant

Dear Annie: I’m a 41-year-old man who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Both of my kidneys are failing. I’ve been on dialysis for 13 years, three days a week for four hours each time. I have tried to work, but my illness has prevented me from holding down steady employment. The ...

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Public Health clinics set for March 20-24 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of March 20-24 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Late Night Family Planning; Late Night Immunizations Wednesday — Family Planning ...

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The last standing sugar house in the hardwoods around Karen’s family camp.

Sap begins to flow as the snow melts

ESCANABA — When the hot meets the cold. When the March sun kisses the crusty snow. Ghosts escape into the north lands in the form of eerie fog. Yesterday meets today. Dripping icicles tick, tick, tick like the old-fashioned clocks. It’s a time of change! From ice shacks out on the ...

Being passive aggressive on social media

Dear Annie: My best friend and I have been friends for over 15 years now, and we get along very well and definitely know each other better than anyone else. However, we are very different people. I guess you could say that I am a lot simpler than she is. I don’t really beat around the bush, ...

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Rock Lions March breakfast buffet ROCK — The Rock Lions monthly third-Sunday, all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will take place on Sunday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on Hwy. M-35 in Rock. The buffet includes eggs prepared to order, omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, ...

Options abound for plastic bag recycling

Dear Readers: A column on plastic bag recycling that ran in January generated lots of responses. Here are a few: “I have another idea. I volunteer at a food pantry, and we use the plastic bags for our shoppers.” — Kathy H. in Ohio “The ladies in our church make ‘plarn.’ Plarn is ...

Medicating attention deficit disorder

Dear Annie: My 7-year-old son was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder last year. Before then, my husband and I thought for a while that he just had “a lot of energy” and had trouble grasping some things in school, like all kids at some point or another. But he started falling behind ...

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Republican Party holds meeting ESCANABA — The Delta County Republican Party will be hosting its monthly meeting on tonight at 7 p.m. at Bay de Noc Community College in room 909 of the Joseph Heirman University Center. Eagles serve breakfast ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will ...

Fun books available for students to read while riding the school bus

CARNEY — Menominee County Library is pleased to announce a new program starting this Spring. Carney-Nadeau is the lucky school where this program is being launched. Special thanks goes to Principal John Eichhorn for coordinating between the bus drivers, Library and the Student Safety ...

Breakfast is the most important meal

Dear Readers: The old saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is still true — even more so for young and growing children, and adults, too! Children who eat a healthy breakfast tend to perform better academically and stay more focused during the day. “Breakfast” ...

Watching loved one go through Alzheimer’s

Dear Annie: My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago. In the beginning, it was just small stuff, such as forgetting that she had told the same story to us five times or using her lipstick as eyeliner. About a year ago, it got really bad. My dad told me that she would ...

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NAMI offers support ESCANABA — The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will meet Thursday, March 16, in room 961 of the Heirman University Center at Bay College at 6 p.m. NAMI supports family and friends who are dealing with mental illness, and their loved ...

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The local winners from the Gladstone Middle School of the American and Me Essay contest are from left, Miss. Hughes, English teacher at Gladstone Middle School, Megan Crow - third place, Payton Nault - first place, Nate Highsmith - second place, and Rick Jensen, Farm Bureau Insurance agent.

America and me essay winners at Gladstone Middle School

GLADSTONE — Three students from Gladstone Middle School have been named winners. The students are Payton Nault, first, Nate Highsmith, second, and Megan Crow, third. All received award certificates for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Payton’s name will also be ...