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My friend’s addiction is hurting us both

Dear Annie: I have a friend whose father recently died. They were incredibly close, and my heart hurts for her. She and I had met at her father’s house 20-plus years ago and became super close for many years. Life happened, and we’re not as close as we once were even though I still ...

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Genealogical Society to meet Monday ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Delta County Genealogical Society is Monday, June 24, at 5 p.m. in room 961 in the Joseph Heirman Building at Bay College. Members are encouraged to attend and the public is always invited. Bring your research problems ...

Get rid of pesky stains

Dear Heloise: One of your readers asked about removing an ink stain. The answer is hairspray! Spray on the stain prior to washing and watch the ink disappear. My mother also used hairspray to freshen up dried-flower arrangements. And for blood stains, try hydrogen peroxide, which comes in a ...

Local students receive WPPI Energy scholarship

R. R. Branstrom | Daily Press At left, Addison Occhietti (second from left) and Tristan Molinari (far right) of Gladstone were each awarded a $1,000 check — the Public Power Scholarship — on Monday, June 10, for their essays on the “value of public power and having a public-owned ...

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Alexander – Heidtman

MARQUETTE — Together with their parents, Laura Alexander and Jacob Heidtman are happy to announce their engagement. Laura is the daughter of Jo Ann Alexander of Gladstone, Mich. and Richard Alexander of West Haven, Utah. Jacob is the son of Katie Rowe of Marquette, Mich. and Michael ...

LeGault – Colasanto

GLADSTONE — Together with their parents, Mary LeGault and Antonio ­Colasanto, are happy to announce their engagement. Mary is the daughter of Tim and Nancy LeGault of Gladstone, Michigan. Antonio is the son of Alexander and Pasqua Colasanto of Rochester, New York. Mary is a graduate of ...

Cochran – McDowell

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Alexandra Elle Cochran and Theodore Noyes McDowell III were engaged on February 25, 2023, and would like to announce they will be united in marriage in Charleston, South Carolina in April of 2024. Alexandra is the daughter of Kimberly and James Cochran of Driftwood, ...

Rudden-Stenson

ESCANABA — Hope Rudden and Dave Radloff, Greg and Terrie Rudden of Escanaba, Mich., and Derrick and Tammy Stenson of Gladstone, Mich., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Kimberlee Rudden and Jared Stenson. The couple met in April of 2022 and got engaged on January ...

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Royers celebrate 50th anniversary

GLADSTONE — Frank and Sue Royer celebrated their 50th anniversary on February 22, 2024. The couple were married in Gladstone at the Bethel Evangelical Free Church. The maid of honor was Rhonda Mitchell Gregg, with bridesmaid, Murlee (Missy) Myers Bazinet. Best man was Dow Dawson Sr., and the ...

Tolmans celebrate 50 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Greg Tolman Sr. and Cathy (Hurkmans) Tolman celebrated 50 years of marriage on March 23, 2024. Greg retired from K&K Golf and being a local musician, and Cathy retired from many jobs in food service. The Tolmans have both spent their entire lives in Escanaba, with the ...

Sigfrids celebrate 60 years of marriage with poetry

Ode to the Sigfrids 60th Anniversary There once was a Swede named Jim He was young and fit and trim By tending the cows on his family farm And herding the chickens into the barn Chores like these kept him humble, hardy and strong! But he left this all behind To move to Chicago to ...

Hansons celebrate 70 years of marriage

GLADSTONE — Richard and Lenore Hanson recently celebrated 70 years of marriage. The childhood sweethearts were married on March 27, 1954. Rev. Pederson officiated the ceremony at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. The best man was Gordon Pederson, and the maid of honor was Helen (Olson) ...

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Oakley – Williams

ESCANABA — Michelle Oakley and Duaine Williams were united in marriage on Monday, May 13, 2024, at noon in the heart of Escanaba. The two were married by the County Clerk Nancy Przewrocki. Michelle and Duaine’s witnesses where Hailey Williams and Tonya Vincent Todd. Michelle’s parents ...

Hoeress – Tolman

GREEN BAY, Wis. — On August 5, 2023, the backyard was the setting for the vows of Shane Tolman, son of Cathy and Greg Tolman Sr. of Escanaba, Mich., and Jessica Hoeress, daughter of Lee Lessmiller Hoerres of DePere, Wis., to become husband and wife and a family of four. The couple danced ...

Zhao – Bonczyk

BEIJING, China — Patrick Bonczyk and Yuting Zhao were married in central Beijing on January 3, 2024. Patrick is the son of Judi and the late Dave Bonczyk of Rapid River, and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University (Washington Square). He is a graduate of Escanaba ...

Rudden – Stenson

ESCANABA — Kimberlee Rudden and Jared Stenson were married on Aug. 26, 2023, by the bride’s stepfather, Dave Radloff, during a lakefront ceremony in Escanaba. Kimberlee is the daughter of Greg and Terrie Rudden, and Hope and Dave Radloff, of Escanaba. She is employed as the operations ...

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Lainey James Elizabeth Dittrich

DITTRICH — A baby girl, Lainey James Elizabeth Dittrich, was born May 24, 2024, to Jessica (Nyquist) and Dustin Dittrich, of Bark River. Lainey arrived at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba at 4:38 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces. She was 19 inches long. Lainey joins two siblings, ...

Makenna Nicole Marmalick

MARMALICK — A baby girl, Makenna Nicole Marmalick, was born to Shayna (DuBord) and Cory Marmalick, of Wells, on Oct. 30, 2023, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Makenna arrived at 8:24 a.m., weighing 7.5 ounces. She was 20.5 inches long at birth. Makenna joins one sibling, Miley ...

Draya Hope Draze

DRAZE — A baby girl, Draya Hope Draze, was born to Kyndra (Kleiman) and Drake Draze, of Wilson, on April 3, 2024. The baby arrived at 6:26 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She was 21 inches long at birth. Draya joins two brothers, Deegan and Drew, at ...

River Lane Godwin

GODWIN — Morgan and Noah Godwin of Escanaba, announce the birth of son, River Lane, born March 26, 2024. River was born at OSF Hospital and arrived at 9:08 p.m., weighing 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. His maternal grandmother is Vicki Pfiester, of Bark River, and his paternal grandparents ...

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Churches announce services

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314. ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Sunday service is at ...

Churches announce services

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314. ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Sunday service is ...

Churches announce services

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314. ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Sunday service is at ...

Churches announce services

APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL FAMILY LIFE CENTER ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer. The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314. ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Sunday service is at ...

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Lunch on Ludington starts Wednesday

ESCANABA — The summer Lunch on Ludington Music Series kicks off on June 12 with live music every Wednesday through August 7. The musicians will be performing at the Escanaba Marketplace from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by the Farmer’s Market at 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the ...

Walker a star of Esky City Band for 61 years

ESCANABA — Meet Evelyn Walker, a lifelong music enthusiast who has been playing the piccolo in the City Band for an impressive 61 years. She’s not just a musician, though; Evelyn spent 42 years shaping young minds as a teacher at Escanaba High School before retiring. Her favorite ...

Sullivan in city band for more than 50 years

ESCANABA — Andrea Sullivan is a dedicated musician who has been an integral part of the Escanaba City Band for over 50 years, playing the clarinet and occasionally the bass drum. With over 35 years of experience as the band manager, Sullivan has played a pivotal role in shaping the band’s ...

Music Maker of the Month

ESCANABA — Music Maker of the Month is William Olsick. From as far back as I can remember, I have always had a deep appreciation and connection to music. There hasn’t been a moment in my life when I wasn’t drawn to music in some form or another. Even in my earliest years, I felt certain ...

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Health Matters: Dangers to foot health from Type 2 Diabetes

ESCANABA — The internet has radically transformed society, and in ways that were not entirely predictable. Along with being able to purchase items from all over the world with a simple keystroke, information of all manner, on every topic imaginable, is similarly available. Unfortunately, the ...

Health Matters: Lymphedema Act of 2024

ESCANABA — It is not often that we are able to proclaim a significant advance in healthcare law. Too often, the headlines reveal only new obstacles to care and further reductions in the provision of medicine. But with the arrival of 2024, real progress has been made. The Lymphedema Act was ...

Health Matters: Many causes of chronic back pain

ESCANABA — The human body is a complex thing, making it prone to many pains and pathologies. Quite often these are due to our bipedal, upright status. Standing and walking on two legs, our entire body supported by just two feet, encourages all manner of painful conditions that develop slowly, ...

Health Matters: The dangers of extreme heat

ESCANABA — Spring is upon us, and summer will be here in a week. The days are lengthening, and the flowers are blooming. Everyone welcomes this time of year, with plans being hatched about how best to get outdoors. But residents of this region will all agree, it was the mildest winter on ...