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Tips for a safe and fun backpacking trip

Dear Heloise: A lot of people will be taking a BACKPACKING TRIP this year, and as a veteran of many backpacking trips over a number of years, I have a few hints for backpackers: * Invest in a good compass, a GPS device designed for outdoor travel and a personal locator beacon. If things go ...

North Central students participate in Community Project Day

POWERS — North Central Junior/Senior High School recently participated in the yearly Community Project Day. The day is traditionally the last day of school for seniors, and is a chance for all students in 6th through 12th grade to give back to their local community. Students went to over ...

Lost card? Put a freeze on it for safety’s sake

Dear Readers: Have you ever been out on the town and MISPLACED YOUR CREDIT CARD? Through many credit card companies’ mobile phone apps, you can temporarily freeze your card. This will prevent unauthorized new charges online, over the phone and in store, cash advances and balance transfers ...

Emotional distress stemming from sister’s rape

Dear Annie: Over the summer, my sister was raped. She chose not to report it. She was at a house party when it happened. She doesn’t know who did it. She confided in me the morning after, and I urged her to report so that the person who did it could be prosecuted and, hopefully, kept from ...

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Shields – Kivioja

ESCANABA — Phil and Michele Shields of Escanaba announce the engagement of their daughter, Emalie, to Jesse Kivioja, son of Kristi Anderson of Escanaba and Jeff Kivioja of Slinger, Wis. Emalie graduated from Escanaba High School in 2016. She is currently employed as a sales representative ...

Farrell – Broeders

ESCANABA — Mr. and Mrs. Brian Farrell of Escanaba announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Miss Amanda Lynn Farrell to Mr. Bradley Michael Broeders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Broeders of Norway, Mich. and Carol Thibault of Saranac, Mich. An Aug. 24 wedding is being ...

Bellefeuil-Ruatti

ESCANABA — Tekla Bellefeuil and Alex Ruatti, both of Escanaba, announce their engagement. Tekla is the daughter of Barry and Rosemary Bellefeuil of Bark River and Alex is the son of Gary Ruatti and Brenda Caldwell-Ruatti, both from Escanaba. Tekla graduated from Bark River Harris High ...

Coleman – Jensen

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Anne Coleman and Scott Jensen announce their engagement. Anne is the daughter of Dr. David and Sally Coleman of Oshkosh, Wis., and Scott is the son of Diane Jensen and Jim and Tina Jensen of Escanaba. Anne graduated high school in 2008 from Lourdes Academy in Oshkosh, Wis. ...

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DuBois celebrate 60 years of marriage

DUBOIS — The former Anita Motto and Ken DuBois were married May 9, 1959 at St. George Catholic Church in Bark River. Original attendants were Janice Bal, sister of the bride; Barbara Bailey, friend; Deana Kauffman, cousin of the bride; Sherry Hansen, sister of the groom; Glenn Jamar, ...

Camden Randall

SCHROEDER — A baby boy, Camden Randall, was born Feb. 16, to Randy and Kailie (Johnson) Schroeder of Holt, Mich. The baby was delivered at 11:49 a.m. at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Camden joins his brother Colton at home. The ...

Couillards celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

PERKINS — A 50-year celebration was held in honor of Dale and Cathy Couillard at the Gladstone Campgrounds in August of 2018. A Gladstone native fondly boasting he was an “East Ender,” Dale shared laughter and memories of family and friends of his hometown. The blushing bride, Cathy, who ...

Hockins celebrate 64 years of marriage

HOCKIN — Dan and Marilyn Hockin celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary today. The loving couple were married on Oct. 23, 1954 at The Wesley United Methodist Church in Ironwood, Mich. Attendants were Dan’s brother Ronald and his wife Ruth Ann and Brian “Scutta” and Gail Buccanero. ...

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Dagenais – Gendron

GENDRON — Kevin Gendron married his highchool sweetheart Jalyn Dagenais during a 5 p.m. ceremony on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Jan. 29. The ceremony was performed by the groom’s stepfather, Bill Draze. Jalyn is the daughter of Mike and Lisa Dagenais of Escanaba. Kevin ...

Anderson – Kobasic

Chris and Kimberly Anderson, along with Claude and Beverly Kobasic, both of Escanaba, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Christina Ann Anderson and Nicholas Anthony Kobasic. The couple was united in marriage on Sept. 2, 2018 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba with Rev. ...

LaCasse – Harrell

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — Lyndsay LaCasse became the bride of Michael Harrell Jr. during a 2 p.m. elopement ceremony at the county courthouse in Camilla, Ga., on Feb. 14, 2018. Lyndsay's parents are Ralph and Crystal LaCasse of Escanaba, and Michael's parents are father Mike (Kathy) Harrell of ...

Richer-Trudell

SPALDING — Caylan Richer became the bride of Brian Trudell during a private ceremony performed by Dan Bjorkquist on Oct. 6. Caylan’s parents are Jay and Michelle Richer of Gladstone, and Brian’s parents are Bill and Lori Trudell of Republic, Mich. Brian graduated from ...

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Willow Mae

REED — Aron and Christina (Chouinard) Reed of Gladstone announce the birth of their daughter, Willow Mae, born on April 28 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 4:29 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 6.8 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. Willow joins two siblings in the family. Don and ...

Rowan James

BOURDEAU — Escanaba residents James Bourdeau and Brittany Curtis welcomed a son, born at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital on May 8. Rowan James weighed in at 5 pounds, 13 ounces at birth. Pat and Denise Felter of Hermansville, and Amanda Anderson of Moorestown, Mich., and Jim Bourdeau of ...

Owen John

MOORE — A baby boy, Owen John, was born April 5 to Gary and Maggie (Closs) Moore of Rapid River. The baby was delivered at 12:22 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 2.9 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Owen joins his brother George at home. Grandparents are Terry and ...

Emmit Charles

PRIEBE — Gladstone residents Zachary Priebe and Caitlyn Fishell welcomed a son, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on April, 24 at 8:13 a.m. Emmit Charles weighed in at 5 pounds, 15.7 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long at birth. The baby joins brother Rian in the family. Dan and Kelly Fishell ...

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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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Casino shows

Island Resort & Casino, Harris (1-877-ISL-SHOW) Sept. 14-15 — Goo Goo Dolls at 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29 — REO Speedwagon at 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13 — Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27 — Eric Burdon and The Animals at 8 p,m, Nov. 9-10 — Engelbert Humperdinck at 8 ...

Regional concerts

Green Bay, Wis. RESCH CENTER (www.reschcenter.com) Oct. 19, 2018 — Lynyrd Skynyrd with The Marshall Tucker Band 7 p.m. MEYER THEATRE (www.meyertheatre.org) Oct. 18, 2018 — Tracy Lawrence at 8 p.m. WEIDNER CENTER (www.weidnercenter.com) Nothing scheduled at this ...

Golden Age of Album Covers exhibit coming to Bonifas

ESCANABA — Art and music collide with the Bonifas Arts Center’s newest exhibit, the “Golden Age of Album Covers.” The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Alice Powers Gallery and is an amazing collection of 80 iconic album covers. The covers show how original ...

Casino Shows

Island Resort & Casino, Harris (1-877-ISL-SHOW) Comedy acts at 7 p.m. Club Four One Nightclub. Headlining at the Island Showroom Stage: Sept. 14-15 — Goo Goo Dolls at 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29 — REO Speedwagon at 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13 — Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at 8 p.m. Oct. ...

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Scientists aim at joint injuries that can trigger arthritis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arthritis isn’t always from the wear and tear of getting older — younger adults too often get it after suffering knee or ankle injuries. Now researchers are hunting a way to stave off the damage, by targeting the little energy factories that power cartilage ...

Insulin quality questions have experts scrambling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself. The study author, a pharmacist, bought vials of insulin at a number ...

Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes. The report wrestles with the potential benefits and ...

Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but scientists and federal regulators say don’t worry — it is safe to use your device. They still do. Previous studies of cellphone users had found ...