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Buchholtz named Elks Citizen of the Year

ESCANABA — Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America has selected Ken “Buck” Buchholtz as the Elks Citizen of the Year for the 2018-2019 Fraternal Year. Buchholtz is the chairman of the Wheelin’ Sportsmen of Delta County. ...

American Legion meetings and events announced

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts (UPAALP) asks Legionaires to mark their calendars with the following meeting dates and times: — The 2019 11th District and 12th District Spring Meetings will both be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The 11th District ...

Unwanted tenants threaten property, relationships

Dear Annie: My husband and I own a second home. Our daughter, her boyfriend and their two small children live in that house and pay us rent. Six months ago, the entire boyfriend’s family (his mom, dad, two grown brothers and brothers’ girlfriends) moved in. They moved from out of state and ...

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Legion Post 340 to meet HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly Post 340 of Hermansville will hold its monthy meeting on Thursday, April 11th at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Club Romms in Hermansville. Eagles breakfast Sunday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles 1088 will serve their 5th ...

Spring break is more than sunny beaches

ESCANABA — Spring break and spring break-up are about tiny, little things. Minuscule, almost microscopic, changes in our daily life make this an awesome time of year. Some people think big when they think about spring break, like jumping on a jet plane and sitting by a sunny ...

Peterson named Elk of the Year for 2018-2019

ESCANABA — Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America has selected George A. Peterson PDDGER. As the Elk of the Year for the 2018-2019 Fraternal Year. Peterson has been a member of the Elks for 53 years, over 50 percent of those ...

Making pasta primavera taste more like spring

By America’s Test Kitchen ­You’d never know that pasta primavera, a pseudo-Italian dish that appears on virtually every chain restaurant menu, actually has roots in French haute cuisine. The usual reproduction — a random jumble of produce tossed with noodles in a heavy, ...

Family issues at a time of need keep making things worse

Dear Annie: My daughter and daughter-in-law had a close relationship and worked together for a social networking business. My daughter recently went through a marriage breakup, and my daughter-in-law has totally unloaded on her. She said my daughter has not been a good friend. She has brought ...

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

Relic Riders make donation to Legion

Courtesy photo The Rapid River Relic Riders generously donated $250.00 to the Rapid River American Legion Post 301 recently. Shown from left are Ivan Hardwick, Arlen Pomeroy, representing the Rapid River Relic Riders are Mark Caswell, Commander Chuck Larsen and Frank Lunderg.

Are you a victim of ‘subscription creep?’

From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with subscriptions that are costing you dearly. Not that all subscriptions are bad. You might be happy to pay a monthly fee to work out at the gym ...

Bookmobile schedule announced for April

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of April: Tuesday, April 2 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carney-Nadeau School Thursday, April 4 11 to 11:30 a.m. (CST) County Road 557 community stop, John Blahnik home 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Char Moon ...

Opinionated brother-in-law makes a terrible guest

Dear Annie: We often invite my brother-in-law to share dinner with us. He lives alone across the street and seems to enjoy the food when he comes over. I am writing because he is very opinionated and shuts me down whenever I say something that he disagrees with. Recently, it was when I said ...

Friends of the Library kick off mail campaign

Courtesy photo Above, volunteers with the Friends of the Gladstone Libraries work in the library conference room on their annual membership mailing. Each year, approximately 1200 envelopes are mailed out into the community with information about who the Friends are and what they do. The ...

How to know when it’s OK to spend money

Some people are much better savers than spenders. That can become a problem. Certified financial planner DeDe Jones recalls clients, retired schoolteachers, who loved to travel but kept putting off the trip to China and Southeast Asia they’d always wanted to take. “The husband started ...

Not invited to the wedding, but it’s not what you think

Dear Annie: I am a woman in my late 30s marrying the woman of my dreams this fall. I will not be inviting my mother or, by extension, my father. Everyone seems to assume this is because they are opposed to gay marriage or are some sort of religious zealots. This is not true at all. They are ...

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Luau-themed party at Amvets Friday, Saturday ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 in Escanaba will be having a luau-themed party featuring music by band Bear Walkers. This event will take place both Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30. Friday’s party will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday ...

Remember when?

Gene Watson Gallery Above, students at the Stone Anderson School in Ensign were pictured in this 1930 photograph. Pictured are: from left front, Kenneth Olson, Torval Anderson, Lois Gustafson, Edward Lamberg, Lillian Johnson, Ellen Stenlund, Emma Mauhar, Andy Lundberg, Matt Mauhar, and Richard ...

Building indoor sandcastles and more this spring

While the sandbox is buried under layers of snow and frozen solid you can still provide sand fun indoors and keep a tidy house. It’s hard to believe but this recipe feels better than damp beach sand. It is soft and velvety yet holds its shape when building castles and roads. It also adds ...

Kiwanis packs backpacks to help keep children fed

GLADSTONE — Each week the Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis Club with the help of the Gladstone KEY Club packs 175 bags of weekend food for the school children of Gladstone and Rapid River who would otherwise have little or no food to eat. Heavy-duty 20-gallon tubs are filled at Gladstone High ...