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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 — ...

GVSU announces students on dean’s list

ALLDENDALE, Mich. — Grand Valley State University (GVSU) announces the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the winter 2017 semester concluding in April. The list includes those students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 ...

Good words can combat the scary ones

ESCANABA — I like words. Reading them or writing them is such a joy. But there are a few words that are just plain painful and scary! “Cancer,” is one of these words. There is nothing nice about that word and yet hundreds of local people and families have to deal with it every ...

Spending too much time on social media

Dear Annie: I love technology. I embrace it and think that it adds value to my life and pushes the human race forward. However, I am not totally sure that my consumption of “social” media and constant use of my phone is a good thing. I didn’t think of myself as overly addicted to my ...

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Cedar Creek Country Band performs tonight ESCANABA —The Cedar Creek Country Band is scheduled to perform live tonight at the AMVETS Hall in Escanaba from 7 to 11 p.m. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door. A meat raffle will be held, along with a $25 door prize drawing. All are ...

Class Reunions

Esky class of ’82 holds reunion ESCANABA — The Escanaba class of 1982, will hold their 25th class reunion on Saturday, July 8 at Cheniers Reef, located at 1629 Sheridan Road. Hors d’oeuvres, raffles, drink specials, and fun for all. Spread the word. Esky class of ’97 holds ...

Young entrepreneurs have success at Statewide Business Competition

RAPID RIVER — Students from Rapid River High school spent the spring semester getting hands on experience with starting their own businesses. As part of Michigan State University Extension Programming, youth in Michelle Hadel’s World Issues class have been participating in the Generation E ...

Wedding dress codes demystified for men

Dear Annie: I recently attended the wedding of a college friend of mine. In the days preceding the wedding, a buddy of mine asked whether I was going to wear a tuxedo. I told him no, because the invitation said “formal attire.” I interpreted “formal” to mean I should wear a suit, ...

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Delta Coin Club seeks coin enthusiasts GLADSTONE — The next meeting of the Delta Coin Club is Tuesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. Coin collectors wanted. The club meets every second Tuesday at 817 Delta Ave., Gladstone. New members or anyone interested in coins are always welcome. Preparations ...

Zellar named to UA president’s list

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama student Brittany M Zellar of Gulliver was named to the president’s list for spring 2017. A total of 11,101 students enrolled during the 2017 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the dean’s list with an academic record of ...

Jacques graduates from Stephen F. Austin State

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Ryan Jacques of Escanaba received a Master of Science in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University during the May 2017 commencement exercises. Jacques graduated from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

101st Airborne division review experience

ESCANABA — The heavy dew glistened across the division parade as the sun began to rise towards mid-day. A gentle, cool breeze swept across our cheeks toward the back of the field beyond the displayed helicopters, Humvees, and tanks. Under the 101st Screaming Eagle Banner, stood soldiers, ...

Aftermath of an attempted sexual assault

Dear Annie: Shortly, I will shower and prepare to spend the day with my ex-boyfriend. “Pat” is 60, and I am 67. He started drinking when he was 14 and has always been a drinker, but it didn’t interfere too much with our lives until last spring, when he started drinking heavily and stayed ...

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Esky American Legion and Auxiliary meeting FLAT ROCK — The regular meeting of the Escanaba River American Legion Post 115 and Auxiliary will be held at the Escanaba Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Stamp and coin club offers appraisals ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Bay de ...

PEO announces scholarships

ESCANABA — Recently, the local PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Chapter Z was delighted to honor three outstanding young women pursuing further education whilst displaying great character, courage, and enthusiasm as recent high school graduates. A member-sponsored $500 ...