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GHS Class of 1970 50th class reunion canceled GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School Class of 1970 50th reunion scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5 has been canceled due to COVID-19. The reunion committee will update classmates with any plans for another reunion. Rapid Readers to meet RAPID ...

The many bikes of summer remembered

ESCANABA — Shiny and sturdy, balloon tires, handle grips and a little “ring-e, ring-e” bell — do you remember your first bicycle? Oh, the excitement of swinging your leg over that new bike and taking it for a stroll. Independent, free, one with the sunshine, wind and bugs, the bike ...

How to organize important documents simply and safely

Tax filing deadlines inspire many of us to vow that we’re finally going to organize our papers. Start with understanding what should be kept, in what format and for how long. Then, set up a system to organize your records. It doesn’t have to be all-encompassing or perfect — just start ...

Husband keeps trying to pick up women at the job site

Dear Annie: My husband is in his late 50s and works in road construction. Every time that he is assigned to a job that lasts at least six to eight weeks, he always seems to start trying to pick up a female co-worker, usually in the age range of 25 to 35. He will buy them cigarettes and lunch ...

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Brandt – Van de Gryp

LAKESIDE, Calif. — Jessica Brandt and Richard Van de Gryp announce their engagement together with plans for a wedding ceremony Oct. 24, 2020 in California. Jessica, of Escanaba, will wed Richard Van de Gryp, of San Diego, in a small ceremony in Lakeside, where they will also make their ...

Penegor – Mitry

ESCANABA — Tom and Sue Penegor of Escanaba announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara, to Michael Mitry, son of Mitry and Mary Mitry of Troy, Mich. Tara is employed at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, Mich. as a pharmacist and Michael is employed at Munson Healthcare Hospital ...

Ritzman – Anderson

RAPID RIVER — Bill and Lisa Anderson from Rapid River and Jeff and Julie Ritzman from Appleton, Wis. are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Zack Anderson and Jaclyn Ritzman. Zachary graduated from Rapid River High School in 2012. Afterward, he joined the military in 2013, ...

Nguenda – Howell

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Together with their families, Valerie Christine Nguenda and Daniel Joseph Howell are pleased to announce their engagement. Valerie is the daughter of Gerard Ndong Ndzana and Isabelle Mbarga Mbono. She is a graduate of the Advance School of Mass Communications, Yaounde, ...

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VanSipes celebrate 70 years of marriage

VANSIPE — Richard and Mary (Havens) VanSipe recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple was married at Greely Baptist Church in Lachine, Mich. on March 25, 1950. Their original attendants included Francis VanSipe as maid of honor, bridesmaids Hilda VanSipe and Gladys ...

Lapinskas celebrate 50 years of marriage

BARK RIVER — Celebrating 50 years of marriage, Bill and Cassie Lapinskas were married on April 4, 1970 in Tacoma, Wash. They met on a blind date in 1968. Bill was stationed at McChord Air Force Base and Cassie was a senior in high school. When Bill was discharged from the Air Force in 1971, ...

Webers celebrate 50 years of marriage

BARK RIVER — Dick and Denise Weber of Bark River, formerly of Escanaba, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. The couple was married on Jan. 3, 1970 at St. Patrick Church in Escanaba. Their original attendants were Elizabeth Roberts, sister-in-law; Diane Weber, sister; Dennis ...

Schmidts celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — Leigh and Connie Schmidt of Escanaba celebrated their 50th anniversary. The couple were married Aug. 23, 1969 at Bethany Lutheran Church, having a candlelight ceremony. A week at a cabin in Trego, Wis. was enjoyed by the family: son, Soren and daughter, Emily, along with three ...

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LeFevre – DesJarden

GARDEN — Felicia LeFevre and Mackenzie DesJarden were united in marriage Sept. 28, 2019 in Garden on the shore of Big Bay de Noc. The marriage was officiated by Ryan Stoken, a minister of The Universal Life Church. A reception followed at the Inwood Township Hall in Cooks. The bride is the ...

Nelson – Noel

ESCANABA — Lincoln and Amanda (Nelson) Noel were united in marriage at 2 p.m. in the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nev. on Feb. 22, after 14 years of dating. The couple was joined by witnesses Chris and Carla Noel, ring bearers, sons Luke and Hoyt, and several friends and ...

Delvaux – Hussain

ORLANDO, Fla.. — Nikki Delvaux became the bride of Jawad Hussain on Nov. 9, 2019 during an 11 a.m. ceremony performed by Edna Bautista in Orlando, Fla. Nikki chose her sister, Danielle Carlson, as her maid of honor, and her attendants included her friend, Diane Pascoe, and sister-in-law, ...

Begres – DeMay

KINGSFORD — Emily Begres and Paul DeMay were united in marriage during a ceremony officiated by Pastor Karl Utzat at Aurora Free Church in Aurora, Wis. on Jan. 25, 2020. The reception was held at the Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Emily is the daughter of Dr. Peter and Debbie ...

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Azalea Mae

WILLIAMS — Brian Williams II, of Wilson, and Jesseca Kolaske, of Escanaba, welcomed a girl, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on May 28 at 4:59 a.m. Azalea Mae weighed in at 9 pounds, 15.3 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. The baby joins four siblings in the family. John and Kathy ...

Miles Joshua

MARTIN — A baby boy, Miles Joshua, was born June 24 to Samuel and Laticia (Porath) Martin of Bark River. The baby was delivered at 8:52 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Miles is Sam and Laticia’s first child. His grandparents are ...

Pierce Elizabeth

DALGORD — A baby girl, Pierce Elizabeth, was born June 18, to Erik and Rhian (Smith) Dalgord of Gladstone. The baby was delivered at 9:17 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Pierce is the couple’s first child. Her grandparents are ...

Mikaela Grace

GERMAIN — A baby girl, Mikaela Grace, was born June 1 to Kyle and Becca (Wiegand) Germain of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 8:28 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18 inches long. Mikaela joins her 4-year-old sister Sophia at home. Her ...

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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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Pinozek – Richardson

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Dave and Joanne Pinozek of Escanaba are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Pinozek, to Tim Richardson, son of Jeff and Peg Richardson of Escanaba. The future bride is a 2011 graduate of University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science - Biology ...

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 ...

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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 ...