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Public Health clinics set for Aug. 7-11 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of Aug. 7-11 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Immunizations; Family Planning; Free HIV Screening Wednesday — WIC Thursday — No ...

Whitetail deer are ready for a new look

ESCANABA — The velvet days of summer are almost over! The sun kissed mornings of skipping happily between the butterflies and the dragonflies along the riverside, are about to change. We humans are nearly ready to trade our t-shirts, lawn chairs, and flip-flops for flannel shirts, boots, ...

Grandmother mourns the death of grandson

Dear Annie: My alcoholic sister, “Laura,” failed miserably in raising her son, “Sean,” who spent his life inflicting misery and mayhem on our family and on society as a whole. He got into trouble in school, earned a long criminal record and abused drugs and alcohol. He was not pleasant ...

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Cedar Creek Country Band performs tonight ESCANABA —The Cedar Creek Country Band is scheduled to perform live tonight at the AMVETS Hall in Escanaba from 7 to 11 p.m. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door. A meat raffle will be held. All are welcome. Used book sale at the ...

Parkinson Society holds symposium

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson Society of Dickinson County will host its 2nd annual symposium on Parkinson’s Disease to be held in Iron Mountain at Bay College West Campus in Fornetti Hall in Iron Mountain on Friday, Sept. 22. The symposium will run from registration at 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

Women in engineering at MTU

HOUGHTON — Renee Perrault of Escanaba recently attended the prestigious Women in Engineering (WIE) program at Michigan Technological University (MTU) in Houghton. Nearly 120 young women from nine states were accepted into this highly competitive scholarship program. WIE is part of Michigan ...

Technology can be a lifesaver for parents

Dear Annie: I am overwhelmed by life right now, and I’m hoping you can help. My wife and I have demanding jobs and two small children. We are dedicated to our jobs and to our children, and we excel in our careers and in parenting. Because almost all of our time is spent working or paying ...

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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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Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Early Childhood Program is accepting applications for Head Start and Early Head Start in all three counties. Call 786-7080 to schedule an appointment.

Applications being accepted for Early Childhood Program

ESCANABA — Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Early Childhood Program is accepting applications for Head Start and Early Head Start in all three counties. The Early Head Start program offers child development education and family support to pregnant women and their families with children birth to ...

The West Iron County class of 1970

ESCANABA — For a few minutes, turn back the hands of time and reflect on your years in school and your friends from the early years through graduation from high school. Remember graduation—that time, the hopes, dreams, and future that were ours to create. In search of these, many of us ...

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Friends of DATA meeting scheduled for Aug. 9 GLADSTONE—The next Friends of Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA) meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Willow Creek II. Transportation to and from these meetings is provided by DATA at no cost. When calling DATA, let them ...

Trees provide joy, fun, and learning

GTT — One of the greatest childhood joys is climbing a tree high enough so that when you call down to your parents they look all over and can't find you. Pediatricians are urging parents to take their children outside away from screens to explore nature---better for back and neck health, ...

No press coverage for the local celebrity

Dear Annie: I’m a writer and photographer for a regional magazine. In my town, there’s a local celebrity whom I think has gotten a big career on not-so-big talent. He gets press coverage everywhere for almost everything he does — except in my little corner of culture writing. I have not ...

Americans want what is best for fellow citizens

Dear Annie: Being 76 years old and in the twilight of my life, I have truly “been there, done that” in so many ways. I have seen much, done much and still search for much. I give thanks to all those who have helped and empowered me over my lifespan. I give thanks to all those on whose backs ...

Theme park planning

Dear Readers: With summer winding down, it may be time for a quick day-trip to a theme park before school starts up. Here are some money-saving hints: * Jump on the park’s website, or search the supermarkets or fast-food restaurants close by, for discount coupons and deals. * Time is ...

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 Officials have said the number of illnesses and salmonella outbreaks linked to live poultry has been increasing since the 1990’s.

Backyard chickens linked to Michigan salmonella outbreak

DETROIT (AP) — Some people view their backyard chickens as pets — but they shouldn’t snuggle or kiss them. That advice comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is cautioning the public about a multi-state salmonella outbreak — including in Michigan — ...

Sick of coming home to messy apartment

Dear Annie: I hope you can stand another letter about roommate problems. I’m a single guy in my late 20s. I live with one roommate, “Larry,” and he’s getting on my last nerve. Larry told me when he moved in that he was a clean person, didn’t leave dishes in the sink, kept the ...