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Annual chicken barbecue set for Oct. 1

GLADSTONE- This Saturday Oct. 1 the Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis group is holding their annual chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost for tickets is $9 and include slow roasted chicken, baked potato, baked beans, cole slaw and roll. People can dine in or carry out the meal. Tickets can ...

Homecoming creates special memories

ESCANABA - "Fight, fight for Esky High- march down the field to victory"The smell of fall is in the air- and so is hot popcorn, hot dogs, hot cocoa and coffee.You can almost see your breath as darkness steals away the autumn colors. Colors etch memories into our brains. Whether it's orange and ...

Everything’s changing – what’s the big deal?

Dear Annie: After 24 years of marriage, my husband wants to split up. I have had health issues for a few years, and now he says he is tired of dealing with them. We have been living with his parents and our three kids for about a year and a half. I have been given a deadline to move out - ...

Briefs

American Legion Post#82 holds meetingESCANABA - Cloverland American Legion Post #82 will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Purple Heart building 1202 Sheridan Road.DAV meets MondayESCANABA - Disabled American Veterans to meet at the Military Order of the Purple ...

Ceremony to bless Lauck pipe organ

ESCANABA - The new Lauck pipe organ at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish will be blessed in a solemn ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., followed by a recital by renowned concert organist Dr. Steven Ball.A native Michigander with connections in the U.P. and formerly on the organ faculty ...

Area Boy Scouts to hold Fall Camporee

FORD RIVER - The Red Buck Sub-District will hold its Fall Camporee out at Fuller Park, just about 15 miles south of Escanaba, on M-35. On Friday Sept. 30, Boy Scouts from across the U.P. will be converging at OB Fuller Park this weekend. Scouts from the Red Buck Sub-District are expected from ...

Fall Fest at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp

CRYSTAL FALLS Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp will host its 20th annual Fall Fest featuring a quilt and fine art auction Sat., Oct. 1.Festivities begin at 9 a.m. CDT with quilt viewing and shopping for smaller handcrafted items in the chapel/auditorium. At 9:30 a.m., the camp's four new tree houses ...

Brother-in-law has an excuse for family gatherings

Dear Annie: I come from a very close Midwestern family. I have one sister, two brothers and great parents. Every other year, we would take a family trip to the lake. As we've gotten older, the tradition has stayed and grown to include new family members. We all meet up, bringing our spouses and ...

Ten minutes to clean

Help, Heloise:My friends often call to announce that they are popping over in 10 minutes. What are the biggest areas to focus on so they'll be in at least a somewhat-ordered apartment? I don't have time for a deep cleaning; I'm just going for the illusion of tidiness and sanitation. Ha! - ...

Births

INGEBRIGTSEN - Dale and Becky Ingebrigtsen of Sun Prairie, Wis. welcomed their second daughter born at St. Mary's Hospital on Aug. 25 at 10:22 p.m. Ivy Rholin weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.The baby joins her sister Iris, 6 at home.Dale and Rhonda Ingebrigtsen of Escanaba, Dave Hamel ...

Harvest of Harmony returns

By Jordan Beckjbeck@dailypress.netESCANABA - Five Michigan-based barbershop groups will perform at Harvest of Harmony a concert, which will be presented by the Delta County Charter of the Barbershop Harmony Society at the Escanaba Upper Elementary School auditorium on Oct. 1.As always, this ...

Always marinate meat when it is cold

Dear Heloise: We love to grill different meats all year long. I've found that marinating meat gives us numerous flavor options. My question is, Should I marinate foods on the kitchen counter or in the refrigerator? - Shelby W., via emailFood should always marinate in the refrigerator. Even if a ...

Wife’s actions at gatherings may be alcoholism

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 12 years, and I absolutely love her and the kids. But at family events, she tends to get really drunk and mean. Usually, I end up taking the lumps of her aggression, but sometimes it's someone else. I feel guilty when that happens, because I'm ...

Briefs

Remember WhenidentifiedESCANABA - On Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Remember When photo on page 6a, the men have been identified as Wayne Courier, on the left and Ray Sabuco on the right in 1958.Delta Alano Clubcelebrates anniversaryGLADSTONE - The 33rd anniversary celebration of the Delta Alano ...

Fire department receives donation

Courtesy photoPastor Jay Gilchrist of the Ford River Community Chapel presented Fire Chief Brian Nelson of the Ford River Volunteer Fire Department a check for $1,200 earlier this month. The donation comes from the 9th annual pig roast that was held Aug. 6. To date this is the largest ...

PowderPuff game donates to Madison’s Chemo Bags

ESCANABA - Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Escanaba High School will be kicking off their week of homecoming festivities with the annual PowderPuff football game. The game will take place at the Escanaba Athletic Field at 6 p.m., with the doors opening at 5 p.m. The game consists of junior class girls ...

Burnis graduates basic training

SAN-ANTONIO, Texas - U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob T. Burnis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Briefs

Public Health clinicsset for Sept. 26 - 30ESCANABA - The health clinic schedule at Public Health of Delta County for the week of Sept. 26 - 30 includes:Monday - WICTuesday - Family Planning; ImmunizationsWednesday -WIC; Family Planning ClinicThursday - No clinics availableFriday - WIC; Family ...

Remember When

Gladstone Centennial History BookA parade is shown in what is known as the "greatest day" in the history of Gladstone. A parade was held in June 1931, to celebrate "Ford Day" which was the culmination of "Ford Week" to honor the finalization of Henry Ford's purchase of property in Gladstone ...

Passionate sports fan frustrates spouse

Dear Annie: My husband is a passionate sports fan whose mood fluctuates with the performance of his teams. He has always been passionate about sports, since before we started dating. In the beginning of our relationship, he would coordinate dates around games and always wanted to take me to ...