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Dimock and Pellegrini named to dean’s list

MILWAUKEE, Wis. —The following individuals have been named to the dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the fall 2016 semester. Escanaba residents, Hailey Kay Rose Dimock is a sophomore studying letters and science; and Lauren Cipriana Pellegrini is a senior studying health ...

Jealousy creeping in with girlfriend

Dear Annie: I’ve never felt so strongly about anyone as I do about my girlfriend, “Angelina.” She is warm and funny and makes me want to be my best self every day. The year that we’ve been dating has been the best of my life. This is a great change from my previous girlfriend, who was ...

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Purple Heart 1976 meeting on March 23 ESCANABA — The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 1976 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the clubhouse building, 1202 Sheridan Road. The MOPH is for all military veterans who sustained combat wounds during their service to the ...

Holy Name Catholic School receives $26,000 grant from State of Michigan

ESCANABA — Holy Name Catholic School (HNCS) is pleased to be the recipient of a grant totaling $25,995 from the State of Michigan. The grant funds will pay for a new interior camera system, including new security cameras to be placed in the school classrooms and hallways, along with a ...

Dancing is great exercise for children

GTT — When adults turn on any kind of music or sing even off key young children naturally move and sing along. Brain research suggests that music and movement help both sides of the brain learn to work together. First gather all kinds of music, cardboard and plastic containers and paper ...

Putting shoes and socks one foot at a time

Dear Annie: Is there a right order and a wrong order for putting on one’s shoes and socks? I find that on most days, I put on both socks and then both shoes. The other day, I put on one sock and one shoe and then the other sock and other shoe. I remember a scene on the old TV show “All in ...

Tax time questions

Dear Readers: It’s tax season! I’m sure most of you have a tax question or two. Help is available by phone or by going on the web. There is a general-information phone number, 800-829-4477, but most of your questions can be answered on the IRS website, www.irs.gov. If you need help ...

Petals for OSF Hospice patients

ESCANABA —The OSF St. Francis Hospice group, with a partnership with a local florist, are bringing smiles to hospice patients one petal at a time. When Gordon Cashen, owner of Wickert Floral in downtown Escanaba, was approached by Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Ilene Kotajarvi about being ...

Employees should focus on customers

Dear Heloise: My sound off: Store employees so engrossed in conversations with each other and/or on cellphones that they seemingly don't have time to wait on me! I understand that employees are friends, and a parent may have kids calling after school and such, but employees should focus on ...

Spanish program for pre-kindergarten

Dear Annie: Our 4-year-old will be in pre-kindergarten in the fall. His elementary school offers a Spanish immersion program, and we can't decide whether to enroll him in it. The program was one of the things that influenced our decision to buy a house in this area. But now that decision time ...

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NARFE holds meeting MARQUETTE — Computer expert Brian Maki will be the guest speaker for the March 22, meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 1900. The group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, in Room B of the Marquette Senior ...

Borkadi named to honor’s list at Finlandia

HANCOCK — Tyler Borkadi of Escanaba made the honor's list at Finlandia University for the fall 2016 semester. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a “C.” Honors list students earned a GPA between 3.50 and 3.749.

Berman named to dean’s list at UMD

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Sarah Elizabeth Trout-Berman, granddaughter of Robert and Jeanne Trout of Escanaba, and the daughter of Norm and Steph (Trout) Berman of Meriden, N.H., made the University of Maryland’s dean’s list. Sarah is at the School of Public Health at University of Maryland ...

Unable to find a match for kidney transplant

Dear Annie: I’m a 41-year-old man who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Both of my kidneys are failing. I’ve been on dialysis for 13 years, three days a week for four hours each time. I have tried to work, but my illness has prevented me from holding down steady employment. The ...

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

Sap begins to flow as the snow melts

ESCANABA — When the hot meets the cold. When the March sun kisses the crusty snow. Ghosts escape into the north lands in the form of eerie fog. Yesterday meets today. Dripping icicles tick, tick, tick like the old-fashioned clocks. It’s a time of change! From ice shacks out on the ...

Being passive aggressive on social media

Dear Annie: My best friend and I have been friends for over 15 years now, and we get along very well and definitely know each other better than anyone else. However, we are very different people. I guess you could say that I am a lot simpler than she is. I don’t really beat around the bush, ...