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Grandmother in the middle of a feud

Dear Annie: Last summer, my granddaughter “Emily” got married. Her mother, “Angie” (my daughter), lives in the same town as Emily and said I could stay with her while I was in town. About a week before the wedding, Angie and Emily had a big falling-out. Emily told me she wasn’t ...

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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 ...

Storms teach science and acts of kindness

GTT — Storms like hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards grab children’s attention and are excellent times for families to teach weather, geography, and how people help each other. Emergencies can bring out the best in people. One never knows how children can be inspired to become a ...

Eggshells down the garbage disposal

Dear Heloise (our favorite columnist): OK, Heloise, you are the final word on this, and you will settle our ongoing disagreement! Eggshells down the garbage disposal, or into the trash? Buying everyone a latte is hinging on your answer! — The California Girls Oh my — this IS a debate! ...

The etiquette to follow after a miscarriage

Dear Annie: My sister had a miscarriage this week, and I’m at a bit of a loss. I want to support her but fear that I am putting too much of a focus on it. I’m not sure whether I’m expecting a certain type of response unfairly from her — sadness, anger, frustration — but she seems to ...

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Delta Alano Club celebrates anniversary GLADSTONE — The 34th anniversary celebration of the Delta Alano Club will be Sunday, Sept. 17. The days activities began at 3:34 p.m. with the annual business meeting. At 4:30 p.m., Louie L. will be the guest speaker, with a potluck supper will ...

Sex life has become dull and disappointing

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for close to 40 years. Though the sex was never great, it at least used to be enjoyable. Now it is getting pretty disappointing. We have sex about twice a month. The frequency is not great enough for me, but the bigger issue is the way we do it: ...

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Veterans Council to hold meeting tonight ESCANABA — Delta County Veterans Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, at the Purple Heart Building, 1202 Sheridan Road. Isabella hosts market on Fridays ISABELLA — Farmer’s Market will be held each Friday, though ...

Parkinson Society holds symposium

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson Society of Dickinson County will host its 2nd annual symposium on Parkinson’s Disease to be held in Iron Mountain at Bay College West Campus in Fornetti Hall in Iron Mountain on Friday, Sept. 22. The symposium will run from registration at 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

What will happen to shopping malls?

Dear Readers: The recent subject of the fate of the shopping mall brought in a lot of mail. Here are some responses: “I’m in favor of having shopping malls, because that’s where we like to shop. We want to be able to see the merchandise, to check its quality. We also enjoy the food ...

Woman not looking for a relationship

Dear Annie: I am a woman in my mid-20s, and I have known I’m asexual for about five years. This fact doesn’t play a major role in my day-to-day life, but it makes explaining my lack of romantic relationships to my family awkward. Every time I go home to visit, I get the usual questions of ...

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Esky class of 1962 holds 55th reunion ESCANABA — The Escanaba High School class of 1962 will hold its 55th reunion beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. The class picture will be taken at 6:15 p.m., followed by the banquet. If you would still like to register, contact a member of ...

Don’t let your purse be carted off in the store

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about leaving your purse in the cart at the grocery store. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Once again, we had someone in our grocery store who left her purse unattended in the grocery cart. A thief walked by and apparently reached in and stole her wallet and ...

Housing dictatorship at new apartment complex

Dear Annie: I just moved into a new apartment complex and went to my first open board meeting. I am wondering whether I moved into a dictatorship. The board has only two of these meetings per year, and we were told we could speak for only three minutes. One resident asked why the manager ...

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Friends of DATA meeting scheduled for Sept. 13 GLADSTONE—The next Friends of Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA) meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Gladstone Senior Center. Transportation to and from these meetings is provided by DATA at no cost. When calling DATA, ...

HNCS holds open house

ESCANABA — Holy Name Catholic School (HNCS) welcomed students back to school and also held its annual open house on Tuesday, Aug. 29. At the open house, students were able to meet their teachers and drop off school supplies, and were also treated to frozen treats on the school playground. ...