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Local students ­graduate from GVSU

ALLDENDALE, Mich. — More than 3,000 Grand Valley State University students participated in commencement ceremonies on April 28 and April 29 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. Local students who graduated at the conclusion of the winter 2017 semester in April included: Mitchell K. ...

WMU announces dean’s list for spring semester

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan University (WMU) recently announced the dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average (on a scale of 4.0 being all A’s) in at least 12 hours of graded class ...

Piron receives honors

LANSING — Rebecca Piron, daughter of Mark and Bonnie Piron of Escanaba, finished her second year at Lansing Community College. She has been a member of the Phi Betta Kappa honor society for the past two years. She made the dean’s list and also received academic all-american, along with ...

Can’t eat just one piece of chocolate from box

Dear Annie: I love chocolates, especially when they are in a box from a candy store or pharmacy. The problem is that once I start eating them, I can’t stop! Most people seem to be able to eat one or two and then stop. Very often, if a box of chocolates is brought out in the coffee room ...

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Isabella hosts market on Fridays ISABELLA — Farmer’s Market will be held each Friday starting July 14 though Oct. 6 at the Isabella Community Hall. The hall is located south of Hwy US 2 on County Rd. 495. The market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Call Mary 474-6109 or Gloria 644-2478 if ...

Gladstone class of ’47 holds 70 year reunion

GLADSTONE—The Gladstone High School graduates of 1947 held their 70-year class reunion on July 1 at the Log Cabin. Of a graduating class of 74 students, 51 have passed away. Those attending the reunion were Maureen (Agnes) Cannon of Eagan, Minn., Billie Jean Heslip-Marmalick of Gladstone, ...

Just say no, to plans with new friends

Dear Annie: I have many close friends from different groups. My time with each of them is very important, and I don’t want to be tied down to one friend. My partner has many wonderful friends he enjoys spending time with, too. Recently, we got acquainted with another couple at my young ...

Credit comes to a close

Dear Heloise: I was surprised to get a letter from a major discount retailer’s finance department stating that because I haven’t used its credit card in over six months and have no balance on the card, the company is going to close my charge account! I thought I was being responsible by ...

Sons of the American Legion celebrate 40 years

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone August Mattson Squadron Sons of the American Legion celebrate 40 years with the 2017-18 election of officers. Chartered as a junior program to the Gladstone American Legion in 1977, The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) is a patriotic service organization formed in ...

Save me from the store credit card

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about stores that hound us to open a credit card account with them: “Dear Heloise: I absolutely hate it when I go shopping and the salespeople pester me about opening an account with them. I don’t want credit card debt. In fact, I don’t want any ...

When saying ‘sorry’ is not enough

Dear Annie: I am 75 years old. My wife of more than 50 years died suddenly and without warning a year and a half ago, and I began drinking excessively almost immediately. I have since regained control. Here’s the problem: During one of my drinking episodes, my daughter-in-law claims I ...

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Friends of DATA meeting scheduled July 12 GLADSTONE—The next Friends of Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA) meeting will be Wednesday, July 12, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Fairview Manor in Gladstone. Transportation to and from these meetings is provided by DATA at no cost. When calling DATA, ...

Wessel named to St. Olaf College dean’s list

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Adrienne Wessel, of Escanaba, daughter of Peter and Michiele Wessel, was one of the students that has been named to the St. Olaf College dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or ...

Wood earns degree from Lawrence University

APPLETON, Wis. — Cathryn Wood, daughter of Mary Russell, Escanaba, earned a bachelor of arts degree cum laude with a major in biology on June 11 from Lawrence University at its 168th commencement ceremony. She is a 2013 graduate of Escanaba Area Public High School. Lawrence University was ...

Mother-in-law stops contact with family

Dear Annie: I was married to a man for 15 years and grew very close to his parents. I developed a particularly close relationship with his mom. After my husband and I divorced, I remained close to her, which I was happy to do, especially because she is my son’s grandmother. My son and I ...

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Public Health clinics set for July 10-14 ESCANABA — The Escanaba health clinic schedule for Public Health Delta Menominee Counties for the week of July 10-14 includes: Monday — WIC Tuesday — Family Planning; Immunizations Wednesday — WIC; Family Planning Clinic Thursday — ...