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National Day of Service project salutes Veterans

ESCANABA - Sept. 11 marked the Annual National Day of Service and Remembrance, a day to honor the lives of those who were lost and commemorate the spirit of compassion and generosity that followed. On this Anniversary, Americans united in service in the same remarkable way that so many have ...

What’s the ‘eggs-act’ size of a large egg?

Dear Heloise: I'm wondering if large eggs sold today are not what we considered "large" in the past. How do we follow recipes that call for large eggs? Has the sizing changed? - Gloria H., Monroe, OhioEggs have not really gotten larger, but I know what you mean - they seem bigger than years ...

Tech distracted father needs to unplug, focus on kids

Dear Annie: My husband is a salesman and is constantly working, regardless of time of day or whether we're on vacation. He wears a Bluetooth earpiece, so I can never tell whether he is on the phone. And regardless of whether he's on a phone call, he is always engaged in his email. If I ask him ...

Briefs

Wells Lions selectraffle winnerWELLS - The winner of week 10 of the Wells Lions 52 club raffle is Terry Seger of Rock, winning $100.Seniors helping seniorsset for Sept. 24GLADSTONE - Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., "Seniors helping seniors" will take place at the Gladstone Senior ...

Resident chosen to exhibit at ArtPrize

ESCANABA - Award winning artist Carol Irving announced that three of her handwoven wall hangings were chosen for a group art exhibition. She is among other artists featured at the 8th Annual ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. Her chosen piece is called Black & White, a handwoven triptych, a ...

Juggling parenting and careers can be difficult

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 10 years and have two children, ages 5 and 3. My wife is professionally ambitious and has built an impressive career for herself at a major accounting firm. I am a technology entrepreneur and have been focused on building my company for the past ...

Robot vacuums: Do they really work as shown?

Dear Heloise:I'm a fan of yours and read your column all the time. I use your advice and the tips from people who write in. I have a question about your advice on bagless vacuums. You mentioned in a previous column using robot vacuums. I've seen them advertised on TV. Do they really work? Do ...

Summer degrees from Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON - Out of the 64 students to complete their degree at the conclusion of the summer terms at Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, the graduates from the local area included Escanaba residents Rachel Hook, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and Anna Pascoe, master of ...

Briefs

Teamsters retireesmeetingESCANABA - The Teamsters Retirees Club of Delta County will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Escanaba Civic Center located at 225 N St.Lunch will be served at noon with a meeting to follow at 12:30. The lunch menu will include a chicken breast sandwich, oven potatoes, ...

Remember When

Courtesy photoThese two successful bear hunters show off a large bear - estimated at more than 500 pounds - in this undated photo from Delta County's past. The bear was taken near Escanaba, but the exact year the photo was taken and who the lucky hunters are is unknown.

Planning for a fun, successful celebration

METRO - Celebrations are a large part of people's lives. Many people commemorate key moments - from birthdays to anniversaries to graduations - with parties. While celebrations may seem like a fine idea, there's no denying that throwing a party where everyone has fun requires a lot of work.When ...

Guardian for the U.P. Honor Flight

ESCANABA- A recent graduate of Escanaba High School, Hunter LaMarch, will be a guardian on the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight, thanks to the Marine Corps League Auxiliary 444.LaMarch was chosen to be a guardian after writing an essay for a contest by the Upper Peninsula Auxiliary explaining what ...

Ways to earning a college scholarship

METRO - Scholarships are available for those who are willing to put in the time to research their options.The cost of a college education continues to rise. The College Board says the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for ...

Music while shopping is it good or bad?

Dear Readers: Today's sound off is about the music that's played in retail stores. This reader wrote: "Why do retail stores seem to believe that customers need to be entertained with music while shopping?"I find it extremely distracting to try to concentrate on what I am shopping for when ...

Husbands humor is no laughing matter

Dear Annie: It was my husband's sense of humor that first attracted me to him. He was one of the funniest people I had ever met. But now, five years into our marriage, the constant comedy routine has gotten old. He's never "off." The jokes just keep on coming.I'll be telling him about my day, ...

Briefs

Spaghetti dinner benefitset for Sept. 24ESCANABA - There will be a spaghetti dinner to benefit Michelle (Derusha) Worley in her fight against Multiple Myeloma Blood Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Eagles Club Hall. The spaghetti dinner will feature Crispigna's sauce, and ...

How does your garden grow?

GLADSTONE - Lucas Godfrey, son of Dean and Sarah Godfrey of Gladstone participated in the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program at the Jones School in Gladstone.Lucas was a 3rd grade student of Mrs. Heather Murtha's when the cabbage plants arrived last February. When Spring came and it was ...

Plan and plant now for spring flowering bulbs

It's nearly that time of year when gardeners think of spring - of planting bulbs that are going to bloom then.Bulbs are "pre-packaged" flowers, so a green thumb isn't necessary to get those first season's blossoms. Still, a few tips for buying and planting bulbs can make for a better show next ...

Apply for Elks National Foundation scholarships

Grab your backpack and your textbooks because school is back in session! Starting in September, high school seniors are able to apply for Elks National Foundation scholarships. These scholarships offer students financial assistance throughout college, the chance to reach their goals at their ...

Plenty of fish in the sea, but bait is needed

Dear Annie: I am 35 years old, live in a large city and am currently single. I am an attorney and work long hours and weekends. My career affords me a nice and stable lifestyle, and I am generally a content person. However, I tend to be shy and socially uncomfortable, and I struggle to meet ...