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Quilt raffle part of Ladies’ Day

August 15, 2016 By Rosanne Reese ESCANABA — The focus of the 2016 U.P. State Fair will shift to the ladies on Friday, Aug. 19. more »»

Lawrence family holds reunion

August 15, 2016 Courtesy photo The descendants of Tom and Ida (Hansen) Lawrence, early settlers to the area, recently met in Powers for a family reunion. more »»

Current customers should ask for ‘new’ deals

August 15, 2016 What’s the deal? Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is something I think about, too. more »»


August 15, 2016 TRIAD/RSVP holds meeting ESCANABA — The next meeting of TRIAD/Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.. more »»

Anger about friend’s death misplaced on widow

August 15, 2016 Dear Annie: I am writing to get your input on an issue I am unable to resolve or forget. Over 50 years ago, I began a friendship with a co-worker and his family that was close and personal. more »»

Women attend LWMS gathering

August 13, 2016 ST. CHARLES, Ill. — A group of about 25 Northern Michigan and Wisconsin women recently attended the 53rd annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) convention in St. Charles, Ill. more »»

Kid Speak

August 13, 2016 Lifestyles Editor Rosanne Reese asked children swimming at the YMCA: “Why do you enjoy swimming so much?”... more »»

Supt. Whiston calls for action on Michigan education funding study

August 13, 2016 LANSING — State Superintendent Brian Whiston recently called for legislative action to help improve the funding needs for Michigan schools. more »»

Prizes earned from summer reading program

August 13, 2016 Courtesy photo The Gladstone Public Library recently ended its summer reading program with a closing story hour and the awarding of prizes. more »»

Gurgall honored

August 13, 2016 Courtesy photo The Floriano-Stecker Auxiliary Unit 340 of Hermansville recently presented Austin Gurgall with a $300 scholarship toward his college degree. more »»

Local student chosen for Play Like a Lion

August 13, 2016 DETROIT — Sixty kids from across Michigan, ages six to 12, will join Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit Lions’ mascot Roary and members of the Lions youth programming staff for on-field... more »»

David Schultz receives promotion

August 13, 2016 PETOSKEY — David Schultz, 38, Gladstone native and 15-year veteran officer of the Petoskey Department of Public Safety was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant Schultz graduated from Gladston... more »»

Tempting kids with picky palates

August 13, 2016 GTT — Families can add French toast to eggs, egg sandwiches, pancakes, and fruit smoothies in their search for nutritious recipes for picky eaters. more »»


August 13, 2016 Esky Class of ‘67 women to lunch ESCANABA — Women from the Escanaba High School Class of 1967 will meet for a “Girls’ Lunch” on Friday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Stonehouse Restaurant. more »»

Step-father’s abuse should be warning sign

August 13, 2016 Dear Annie: For almost a year now, I have been a caregiver to my elderly mother and her husband. My mother has dementia, but she really is no trouble to care for. The problem is her husband. more »»

Days River School plans open house

August 12, 2016 GLADSTONE — The historic Days River School will be holding its annual open house on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. more »»

Program prepares local kids for learning

August 12, 2016 LANSING — Some 600 Michigan families will receive personal attention to get their young children ready for school and learning success, the Michigan Department of Education announced. more »»

U.P. Fair time is a Vesser family tradition

August 12, 2016 ESCANABA — It’s a U.P. tradition tried and true! Some families take a week vacation for deer season or for the walleye opener or for camping in the summertime. more »»


August 12, 2016 Gladstone Library closed for cleaning GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library will be closed Thursday, Aug. 18, through Sunday, Aug. 21, for cleaning and maintenance work. more »»

Simple ‘No, thanks,’ should sever relationship

August 12, 2016 Dear Annie: I need advice on how to sever a guy friendship that has become increasingly difficult. We first met on the golf course and played several rounds together. more »»



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