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Different personalities highlighted in retirement

Dear Annie: My husband and I have just retired, and I'm beginning to worry about our personality differences. We live in the same town as our children and grandchildren. I love to help out with baby-sitting and carpooling. I love my children and grandchildren and enjoy being a part of their ...

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MADD seeks volunteers ESCANABA — Volunteers are needed for MADD. Opportunities are available for those interested in volunteering a couple of times a year or a couple of times a week. There are a wide variety of opportunities to match interests and expertise. Some options include speaking, ...

This is a June. 2, 1953 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as they wave to supporters from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following her coronation at Westminster Abbey. London. (AP Photo/Leslie Priest, File)

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

LONDON (AP) — Britain marked the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip with a peal of bells, a set of portraits and some commemorative stamps. The then-Princess Elizabeth married naval Lt. Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947. Now ...

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From left, Senior Companion Director Connie Maule, Dorothy, Gil Sablack's widow Rosemary and Senior Companion Supervisor Linda Paulin. For more photos go to mdscaa.org.

Sahn named Volunteer of the Year

HARRIS — Dorothy Sahn, Escanaba, received the Community Action Agency Senior Companion Volunteer of the Year award Oct. 30 at the program's annual recognition banquet at the Island Resort in Bark River. Dorothy has served with the program for 16 years. The award is named in honor of the ...

Is it unpatriotic to wear camouflage?

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the wearing of camouflage clothing: Dear Heloise: “People from babies to adults are wearing camouflage clothes. It’s used on sheets, towels and whatever. “I think this is a slap in the face to our men and women in the armed forces, who have ...

Want a different shift — or a different career?

Dear Annie: For the past year, I have been working as a licensed nursing assistant, taking care of residents. I love the patients, and I've gotten very close to them. But the facility administration itself doesn't work with employees to meet their needs. I have requested to work morning shifts ...

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­­­Medicare and Medicaid forum Nov. 29 ESCANABA — North Woods Place Senior Living in collaboration with Christian Park Village and UPCAP will be hosting a community forum to help inform the community about Medicare and Medicaid. The forum aims to help residents understand new health care ...

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The outside of the Lanvalley/Evans home, located at 212 S. 12 St.

The Lanvalley/Evans home keeps history alive

ESCANABA — The Irish Catholics asked the Marquette Diocese if they could build their own church and in 1905 St. Patrick’s Church became a reality. The parishioners also built the rectory to house the St. Patrick’s priest as well. As times changed the Marquette Diocese decided to close ...

Brides and grooms leave wedding guests baffled

Dear Annie: I recently attended a couple of weddings that left me baffled. The custom of most weddings in the Midwest is for the wedding couple and their wedding party to hire a limo, party bus or some other method of transportation to take the whole group around to various bars after the ...

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Immanuel Lutheran Church sets schedule ESCANABA — “Sonday Funday” begins at 9 a.m. All children in preschool through ninth grade are welcome to attend. Choir rehearsal is also at 9 a.m. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. An AA meeting will also be held ...

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Above, from left to right are: Ray Theoret, U.P. State Credit Union, Rick Gatiss, Upper Michigan Community Credit Union, Scott Knauf, U.P. Honor Flight, Karen Dahl, Northern United Federal Credit Union and Andrea Pepin, Peninsula Federal Credit Union.

Credit Unions support U.P. Honor Flight

ESCANABA — The U.P. Chapter of Michigan Credit Union League held its annual charity golf outing on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Terrace Bluff Country Club in Gladstone. There were 134 representatives from the Upper Peninsula area credit unions including corporate sponsors of the event. With their ...

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The 1981-82 Escanaba Eskymos champions.

Go, go Eskymos! Getting in the school spirit

ESCANABA — Old chants still echo across the bay “U.P. power, U.P. power” and “second to none in ‘81” as well as “where the hell is Escanaba?” These are old football battle cries! These cheers and phrases are hometown pride verbalized. School spirit and local pride are not ...

Brother-in-law loses shirt to ‘kind neighbor’

Dear Annie: My brother-in-law, "Tom," is 70 years old and a totally disabled Navy veteran. He has been duped by a con man, "Mack." Mack lived upstairs from Tom in an apartment building. Mack started a friendship with Tom, doing errands for him and otherwise helping him. Tom trusted Mack with ...

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Hunters Turkey Dinner Saturday in Rapid River RAPID RIVER —The Walter W. Cole Post 301 in Rapid River will be hosting their annual Hunters Turkey Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at the Legion hall. There is a cost for adults to attend the dinner, however, kids ages four and under ...

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Retired physician and former CEO and Community Assistant Dean of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine UP Region, Daniel Mazzuchi MD, joins the class of 2019 Mazzuchi Scholarship recipients. From left: Kirsten Salmela, Chelsea Meloche, Andrea Kubicki and Valerie Taglione. Not pictured is Cameron Anderson.

Med students get scholarship for their dedication to the U.P.

MARQUETTE — Five medical students have been awarded the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine UP Campus Mazzuchi Scholarship. Kirsten Salmela, Chelsea Meloche, Andrea Kubicki, Valerie Taglione and Cameron Anderson were each chosen to be recipients of the scholarship. These ...

Something smells fishy about ‘unscented’

Dear Readers: You might think the terms "UNSCENTED" and "FRAGRANCE-FREE" mean the same thing. NOT! "Fragrance-free" usually means no extra fragrance has been mixed in, but the cosmetic, drug or household item may have an existing aroma or smell from other ingredients in the ...

Grandma sees no consequences for bad behavior

Dear Annie: I am inclined to ask for an outside opinion after spending time with my grandkids at their home last night and witnessing a lot of violent behavior with which they got away. It was an emotional roller coaster. I saw the eldest sibling behaving roughly with his younger siblings. The ...

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