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Colors are popping up everywhere

ESCANABA — Catch a glimpse of color! Upper Michigan’s black and white scenery has transformed overnight. Gone are the etchings of black and grey like Ansell Adams old time photograghs. A rainbow of color has erupted outside. From a black and white 1950’s TV show, we have changed the ...

Husband blindsided by wife wanting out

Dear Annie: Six weeks ago, my wife of 14 years and the mother of my two kids told me that our marriage is over. She said that for the past several years, we’ve been growing apart. She is not willing to see a marriage counselor because she is already at peace with this decision. This ...

Briefs

Dancing available in Trenary Sunday TRENARY — Come and dance at the Trenary Community Building on Sunday, May 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. Music will be provided by Country Wheels. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $5, with a lunch donation of $3. Rock Lions May breakfast buffet ROCK — The ...

Elks Legacy Scholarships awarded

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Michigan Elks 354 lodge had two $4,000 winners in the Elks National Foundation competition for the Elks Legacy Scholarship. The two female winners were senior, Darby Beckon, from Escanaba High School, and senior, Kaylin Johnson, from Bark River High School. Legacy ...

Making history personal for children

GTT — Grandparents have an important role in teaching history. It is all in the presentation though. If a history lesson involves the terrible winter of 1939-40, children will remember it if someone tells the story of great great grandpa being caught in the woods and surviving in an old cabin ...

Wife still dwells on past alcohol abuse

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together for 30 years. The first 22 years of our marriage, I was drunk every weekend and some weeknights. I’m not proud of the things I did and said. I’m not happy about all the quality time I missed out on with our children, who are now grown and out of ...

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Republican Party holds meeting ESCANABA — The Delta County Republican Party will be holding its regular monthly meeting on May 19 at 7 p.m. at Bay de Noc Community College in room 902 of the Joseph Heirman University Center. The general public is welcome. Local author holds book ...

Fall in love through dance

GLADSTONE — K-Dance students will be showing you what love is about during their annual recital, Saturday, May 20 with a 2 and 6 p.m. performances at the Gladstone High School Cowen Auditorium. The students will express how love should start and end as they put their whole being into their ...

Robitaille graduates

LAKELAND, Fla. — Heather Robitaille, daughter of Lynn Robitaille of Escanaba and the late Richard Robitaille graduated from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla. on April 29, with a master's of science in instructional design. Heather lives and teaches in Lakeland, Fla.

Polequin and Motto receive Exemplary Leadership Awards

De PERE, Wis. — St. Norbert College recognized its exceptional student, faculty and staff leaders at the 39th annual Norbertine Leadership and Service Awards on Saturday, April 29, in a ceremony held in the Michels Commons Ballroom on the college campus. The Norbertine Leadership and ...

Wife’s personality changed since being medicated

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together for four years, married for one. She’s always been a little absent-minded. At first, it was cute, but then it started to become more of an issue. After we got married and moved in together, I noticed it more. For example, I came home a few times to ...

Briefs

Breakfast buffet at Legion Post 71 GLADSTONE — American Legion Post 71 welcomes the public to an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to noon the third Sunday of each month. The breakfast will include ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, cheesy hashbrowns, fried potatoes, hash, biscuits ...

Iron Belle Trail challenge

ESCANABA — For the third year in a row, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is challenging Scouting groups across the state to lace up their boots, grab their water bottles, and take part in the Iron Belle Challenge 3, set for Saturday, June 3. The challenge is an annual ...

Son possessed by video game obsession

Dear Annie: I gave my 5-year-old son a PlayStation 4 for Christmas. He has since logged countless hours on his new favorite game, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” I would have no problem with this, except he has played the game so much that he has mastered the made-up language and, whenever I ...

Hear ye this scam

Dear Readers: If you receive a phone call, and the voice on the other end, whether live or recorded, says, “Can you hear me?” what should you do? The Federal Trade Commission (www.consumer.ftc.gov) is aware of this situation and has some hints: * Don’t say anything; just hang up. * ...

Symptoms of postpartum depression after childbirth

METRO —For many women, the joy of welcoming a new baby into the world is enough to overlook all of the sacrifices and physical changes they must make and go through while pregnant. While that joy is unrivaled, women dealing with postpartum depression may find their initial weeks or months of ...