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Oh, the stories canning jars could tell

ESCANABA — If canning jars could talk, what delicious tales they would tell! Some stories would be sweet romances as thick as apple jelly. Others would read like hot, spicy salsa. They would be the mysteries and spine-tingling chillers. Dilly beans would sound like comic books and ...

Walk for Life this Saturday in Ludington Park

ESCANABA — Pregnancy Services of Delta County's fourth annual Walk for Life will take place this Saturday, Sept. 15th. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Ludington Park pavilion. Opening ceremonies and a two-mile walk around Ludington Park will begin at 10 a.m. An alternate one-mile ...

Fresh lemon scent beats the smell of mothballs

Dear Heloise: I hate the smell of MOTHBALLS. Recently, I noticed that by placing lemon peelings in mesh bags in my closet, I could eliminate the use of mothballs. It worked like a charm! — Lisa W., Lowell, Mass. AWAY FROM HOME Dear Heloise: My husband and I travel overseas, sometimes for ...

Weight loss means a new wardrobe, but at what cost?

Dear Annie: I have been overweight my entire life. Because of a diabetes scare a couple of years ago, I lost 50 pounds, primarily through running and modifying my diet. My self-esteem has greatly improved because I now have more energy to keep up with my kids and can go for longer walks with my ...

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Teamsters retirees to meet Sept. 19 in Esky ESCANABA — The Teamsters Retirees Club of Delta County will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Escanaba Civic Center, located at 225 N. 21st Street, Escanaba. Lunch is at noon with the meeting to follow at 12:30 p.m. All Teamsters are invited ...

Friends of the Library holds back-to-school open house

ESCANABA — The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library recently held a back-to-school open house at the Escanaba Library. Students ages 18 and under were able to register to win one of 22 $10 gift cards courtesy of Meijer, Walmart and Shopko. Students with a library card were also able to ...

NMU police academy graduate starts in Escanaba

MARQUETTE — Samuel Austin Pouliot, 23, of Gladstone, graduated with academic honors from Northern Michigan University Police Academy on Aug. 21. He earned the “most physically fit recruit award” in his graduating class. He received an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community ...

Husband’s immature doodles are an annoyance

Dear Annie: My husband of over 30 years is a great person, successful and well-educated. I love him dearly except for one annoying thing. He draws on people's photos in magazines and newspapers. Almost daily, for a few minutes after breakfast or dinner, he'll draw mustaches, knocked-out ...

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Wells Lions 52 club ­raffle winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of Sept. 9 is Mary Manson of Escanaba and Ken Brown of Newberry. Manson and Brown each won $250. This was week six of the raffle. Escanaba Eagles 1088 to serve breakfast ESCANABA — ...

Missionaries come to Church of the Nazarene

ESCANABA — Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene will be hosting missionaries Steve and Debbie Baker Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. The presentation will be followed with a Mexican-themed dinner. The Bakers have invested most of their lives in missionary work. Their first assignment after finishing their ...

Tips for fall food, from cinnamon coffee to tailgating

Dear Heloise: CELERY gets rotten so fast that I used to throw a lot of it away. Now when I buy a new stalk, I wrap the whole thing in paper towels and put it back in the long, plastic bag it came in. It stays fresh to the end. — Marion D., Harvey Cedars, N.J. CINNAMON ­COFFEE Dear ...

‘Throwback Thursday’ hurts friend with new nose

Dear Annie: "Lisa," a friend with whom I went to high school, got rhinoplasty — aka a nose job — between high school and college. Don't ask me why; I think she had a beautiful face beforehand, but that's a tale for another letter. I'm writing to you about a disagreement that's come up ...

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MARSP September meeting in Menominee MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Chapter of Retired School Personnel (MARSP), will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Little Nugget Clubhouse on East County Rd. 338 in Carbondale. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Central time and lunch will be served ...

Remember when?

Daily Press photo “Trumpetango” was played by the massed Escanaba City Band and the Central High School Summer Band of the Bark River-Harris School District was featured in a concert in 1958 at the Karas Memorial Band Shell in Ludington Park. The offering highlighted two trumpet trios. ...

Bay College announces summer graduates

Bay College has announced the names of the students who completed all of the requirements for an associate degree or certificate during the summer 2018 semester. They are: ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE Bark River Amanda Bruce Escanaba Kurt Dubord Emily Guenette Kaili Murray Gladstone Dalton ...

Downsizing is easy… unless it involves a gift

Dear Annie: Next month, I'm moving into an apartment that's smaller than my current one. So in the meantime, I've been going through all of my stuff, trying to purge anything I don't use. I have been donating a lot of clothes, books, DVDs, knickknacks and the like to Goodwill. I used to have ...

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Title VI parent ­committee meeting ESCANABA — Escanaba School’s Title VI - Indian Education parent committee meeting will take place Monday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at 1500 Ludington in the second floor teacher lounge. Call 786-7462 ext. 2122 for more information. Presentation at MARSP ...

Five generations gather for birthday

Courtesy photo The family of Anna Vanderwal, from McBain, Mich. gathered to celebrate her 97th birthday. A five-generation picture was taken at the love-filled event. Pictured is Great-great-grandma Anna, Great-grandma Joy Jorgensen from Gladstone, Grandma Jodi Possi from Rock, Father Cole ...

Returning an RSVP is just good manners

Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is about returning RSVP cards: "Dear Heloise: Recently we had a retirement party for my father and sent out invitations with RSVP cards, so that the hotel would know how many tables to set up and how much food to prepare. When an RSVP is sent out, you're ...