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Kiwanis Club holds meeting Wednesday GLADSTONE — The Gladstone - Rapid River Kiwanis Club holds weekly meetings every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1212 Minneapolis Ave., Gladstone. Plan to attend a meeting and hear about on-going activities in support of community ...

Enjoying the bay shore waters

ESCANABA — It sparkles like diamonds in the rising sun! Its cool, blue colors lure bare feet, birds, fishermen, kayaks, canoes and creatures of all kinds. Cameras click trying to capture the lake’s beauty forever. Water is a magnet. How many times has Little Bay de Noc or Big Bay de ...

NMU announces Winter 2018 Dean’s List

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has announced the Dean’s List for the Winter 2018 semester. The following local students qualified for the Dean’s List with a grade point average of 4.00: Bark River - Madisen Derouin Escanaba - David Germain, Christa Hubert, Caleb Lancour, ...

It’s all coming up roses thanks to bananas

Dear Heloise: Take a BANANA PEEL, cut it up into small chunks and place the pieces around the roots of a plant. The phosphorus and potassium will help feed the roots of the plant. Roses in particular will benefit from the nutrients. — Jackie A., Herndon, Va. NO GREEN THUMB Dear Heloise: I ...

Thinking about getting married? Think twice

Dear Annie: Wedding season is upon us. I have been married for over 30 years, and I would like to share some wisdom and hard truths with any prospective brides or grooms. The man or woman you are marrying will not change. Many things are hard-wired by the time we are in our late teens. To ...

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Dance in Rock June 10 ROCK — A dance will be held at the Rock Community/Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Maple Ridge Road, on Sunday, June 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. Come enjoy the music of The Country Hashbrowns. There is a cost to attend, and a free-will donation lunch will be available. For ...

North Woods Place, Holy Name bring kids and seniors together

ESCANABA — May 18 marked the completion of another successful year of sharing North Woods Community with the first-grade students of Holy Name School. Every other Friday, students from Mrs. Polly Gross and Ms. Michelle Carne’s class trot over with their favorite books to share for their ...

Ten valuable life lessons, care of the family dog

Dear Annie: I wrote this list after saying goodbye to my beloved dog, Capra, and thought you might share it with readers. 10 Things My Dog Taught Me 10) There is great beauty in the quiet stillness. Let it envelop you. 9) Sniff it. Touch it. Feel it. Taste it. Hear it. Engage all your ...

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Wells Lions 52 Club ­raffle winner announced WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of June 4 is Steve Frazer of Gladstone. Frazer won $100. This was week 44 of the raffle. Escanaba and St. Joseph reunion planned ESCANABA — Members of the Escanaba and St. ...

Students win Elks Americanism contests

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge #354 recently honored several area youth for their Americanism in the Michigan Elks Association contests. The first awards were for the Elks Americanism coloring contest, which was open to first through fourth grades. In Division I (first and second ...

The path of grief is different for everyone

It accompanies us in our journey down the pathway of life. It reminds us of its presence when we experience the loss of a loved one or friend. For some of us, like my friend who recently lost the love of his life (his wife), it is like a wave that ebbs and flows and is triggered, often ...

Three years later, son still won’t pay back loan

Dear Annie: A few years ago, one of my sons needed funds for support during some difficult times. I explained that I would help but that I needed the funds to be returned. His spouse was checking other avenues to gather it. It has now been over three years since the loan was given. In that ...

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Rapid River Legion hosts breakfast June 10 RAPID RIVER — Come in to celebrate Flag Day at the 2nd Sunday ‘All-You-Can Eat’ Breakfast at the Rapid River Legion Post 301 Hall Sunday, June 10. There is a fee for the breakfast, but children age four and under eat free. Kennel Club sets ...

Michigan Tech announces 2018 spring Dean’s List

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, has released the Dean's List for the 2018 spring semester. Nearly 1,600 students were named to the Dean's List this spring. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. A pound sign indicates ...

How to help parents in decline without starting a fight

Dear Annie: My octogenarian parents recently visited my family for two weeks. They stayed in our house for the duration of their stay. My three sons are all preteens and were very excited to spend time with their grandparents. My husband and I are always a bit more anxious to have them stay. My ...

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Veterans Service Officer office hours Wednesday HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County Veterans Service Officer, will be holding office hours Wednesday, June 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Floriano-Stecker American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows that need assistance ...

Making chili con queso without the plastic ­flavor or waxy texture

Chili con queso has fallen on hard times; often it's just Ro-tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies mixed with Velveeta, microwaved, and stirred. We wanted to keep the simplicity but ditch the plastic flavor and waxy texture. We started with a base of chicken broth, cream cheese, and ...

Migraine pain is not a plea for attention

Dear Readers: June is Migraine Awareness Month, which is appropriate for today's SOUND OFF. — Heloise "Dear Heloise: Unless you've had a migraine headache, there is no way to describe the pain, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound that people with a migraine experience. My co-workers ...