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Loudmouth newcomer is ruining team dynamics

Dear Annie: I've played basketball with an informal team of women for well over 10 years. We've now celebrated most of our 40th birthdays together, and though some in the group of 20 or so have come and gone, we've been a pretty close and supportive cluster of friends. We play b-ball twice a ...

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AAUW New Year event planned for Jan. 17 ESCANABA — AAUW members and guests will meet at the House of Ludington at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 for their annual New Year gathering. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, music, and a cash bar. Members are asked to bring a donation ...

New administrator named at Bishop Noa Home

ESCANABA — The new year has brought a time of change and growth to the Bishop Noa Home with a new administrator. After leading the Bishop Noa Home for the past 11 years, former administrator Elsie Stafford retired this past December. Stafford said, though she will miss the daily interaction ...

Wasting the gift of intelligence at home with kids?

Dear Annie: Without trying to sound arrogant, I am smarter than the average bear. Not quite a genius but certainly up there. I won all kinds of academic awards in school and hold three degrees. But my problem is this: I am now 48, the mother of two children with special needs. I have spent ...

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GFWC Escanaba Woman's Club meeting ESCANABA — The January membership meeting of the Escanaba Woman's Club is on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at noon. The luncheon will be held held at Pacinos and will feature a speaker from the DNR. If interested in attending, contact the club via email at ...

Remember when?

Photo submitted by Ellen Swenson This photo, taken circa 1905 at the east end of Delta Avenue in Gladstone shows, the laying of the first sidewalk in the city. Of the five men pictured, only Olaf E. Swenson, far right, has been identified. The photo is from the collection of Swenson’s ...

Budget travel: Where to stay when you’re broke

By Melissa Lambarena NerdWallet Credit card rewards can be your ticket — literally your plane ticket — to a dream destination. But even if you've earned what you need to get to where you're going, the accommodations could be a different story. What do you do if you don't have enough ...

How to break through the toughest writer’s block

Dear Annie: I am a published author and have been struggling to write my next book. I've written a handful of adult-oriented fictional books. My most recent published book came out almost five years ago. I've tried several times to start the next book, but I haven't been able to get any ...

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Cameron Students ­practice kindness GLADSTONE — Students at Cameron Elementary School in Gladstone were asked to complete random acts of kindness during the month of December. These acts could be as simple as holding a door open for someone, making a card, or including others. Once a ...

Wallace “Ace” Timothy James

WOTCHKO — A baby boy, Wallace “Ace” Timothy James, was born Dec. 7, to Brian and Danielle (Gereau) Wotchko of Rapid River. The baby was delivered at 12:51 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Baby Ace joins his three sisters Birdie, ...

Wyatt William

LEVESQUE — A baby boy, Wyatt William Levesque, was born to Curtis William Levesque and Katie Lynn Stewart of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 7:32 p.m. at Marquette General Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. The baby’s grandparents are Kathy and Robert ...

Harley Joseph

ST. CYR — Donald St. Cyr Jr. and Katie (Anderson) Maier, of Wilson, welcomed a son Harley Joseph on Dec. 19 at 9:40 a.m. at St Francis Hospital. Harley weighed 6 pounds 6.3 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. Jim Anderson and Cathy Anderson of Escanaba, and Donald and Alberta St. Cyr ...

Conor James

PIERCE — Breck and Jessica (Wendrick) Pierce of Cedar Park, Texas announce the birth of their son, Conor James, born on Nov. 19, 2018 at Cedar Park Medical Center. He arrived at 11:11 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Mary Schram ...

The simple magic of 1-pot pot pie

The delights of classic chicken pot pie are many — from the burnished, flaky crust to the luscious, savory filling. But putting it together can be a chore: Between making pie dough (which often requires pulling out a food processor), poaching chicken in one pot and building a gravy in ...

Oat extract powder or pecan pralines?

Dear Heloise: What is OAT FLAVOR EXTRACT POWDER? What do you use it for? — Marty in Indiana Marty, here's what I found: Oat extract powder is a cereal grain grown primarily for its seeds. In powder form, it's used in beauty products and to lower LDL cholesterol for those with coronary heart ...

The etiquette of delayed responses to texts

Dear Annie: Recently, a friend confronted me about something that I didn't think was a big deal: Sometimes I forget to respond to texts for a while, and then I reply and say that I just saw the message. Technically, most of the time, it's a lie; I did see the message, and I just got sidetracked ...

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Opportunity offered to save life’s memories ESCANABA — OSF Hospice is offering the “Life Memories” program. The Life Memories program allows OSF Hospice patients who are in the final stages of life the opportunity to relive and relate their memories for their loved ones. ...

DS Tech wins bowling league, donates to Welcome Newborns

ESCANABA — The DS Tech bowling team finished in first place during the Bowl-A-Rama Non-Profit Bowling League. Each year, the Non-Profit Bowling League returns the majority of the funds generated to the bowling teams to donate to their chosen sponsor. This year, DS Tech donated a check worth ...

Confusion over proper flag etiquette

Dear Heloise: I'm confused by "FLAG ETIQUETTE." My husband said that when lowering or raising the Stars and Stripes, it should never touch the ground. What is the proper procedure? — Stephanie F., Waynesboro, Miss. Stephanie, in this country, the American flag should be hoisted briskly. It ...