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Writing a recommendation when you have nothing to say

Dear Annie: I would like your input on how to handle a tricky situation. Many times, I am asked to write a letter of recommendation or make a recommendation for someone seeking a new job or promotion. What do I do if the person is qualified for the job/promotion but I do not feel comfortable ...

Briefs

Pro-life Prayerful Life Chains planned ESCANABA — A Prayerful Life Chain will take place Sunday, Oct. 4 in Escanaba from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the corner of 3rd Ave. North and Lincoln Road, in front of Bay Bank. Visit www.lifechain.org or call Sue at 906-553-8378 for more details. ...

Greenlund honored for 55 years with American Legion

Courtesy photo American Legion Commander Chuck Larsen and Vice Commander Len Nedeau present Bob Greenlund with a 55 year continuous service pin and certificate at the Walter W. Cole Post 301 meeting in September.

How fashionistas can stay on trend without breaking the bank

Nowadays, it’s not just celebrities who wear high-end clothing and accessories. The influencers filling your social media feed likely wear them, too. Millennials love buying luxury names, according to Thomai Serdari, academic director of the Fashion & Luxury MBA at NYU Stern School of ...

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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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Trottiers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — Henry and Caroline Trottier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2020. Henry Trottier and Caroline Anderson were married at the Blessed Sacrament Church on Sept. 5, 1970 by Father Arneth in Stambaugh, Mich. At the time, Henry was in the United States Air Force, ...

Bovins celebrate 40th anniversary

FLAT ROCK — Warren and Novalene Bovin, of Flat Rock, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6. The former Novalene Pepin married Warren Bovin in 1980 at Holy Family Church in Flat Rock. They celebrated with family and friends at a reception held at the Flat Rock Town Hall. ...

Burtons celebrate 60 years of marriage

BURTON — Claire (VanDamme) and Charles (Chuck) Burton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 18, 2020 with their family. Chuck and Claire were married at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone by Father Matt LaViolette. The couple have made their home in Gladstone over the last ...

Lippens celebrate 50 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Jim and Bonnie Lippens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8. The former Bonnie Bedard married James Lippens in 1970 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Escanaba. At the time, Jim was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C. Jim enjoys ...

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Cattani – Closs

GLADSTONE — Kathryn Cattani became the bride of Kyle Closs during a 1 p.m. ceremony performed by Father James Ziminski and Deacon Bob Kostka, grandfather of the bride, at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone on Nov. 2, 2019. A reception in honor of the newlyweds was held at the Terrace ...

Coyne – Westerberg

FORD RIVER — Kelly Jane Coyne became the bride of Maxwell Paul Westerberg during a 2 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Tom Otis at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone on Dec. 28, 2019. Kelly’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Scott Smith of Gladstone and the late Doug Coyne, and Maxwell’s ...

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 ...

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True Violet Kirk

KIRK — A baby girl, True Violet Kirk, was born at 11:33 a.m., July 1 to Paige Kleiber and JaJauante Kirk of Green Bay, Wis. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. True’s grandparents are Tina Kleiber and Erika Kirk, also of Green Bay, and the late Dan Kleiber. Her ...

Charles Maverick

McMILLAN — An infant boy, Charles Maverick, was born to Corina (Berreth) and Brian McMillan of Gladstone on Sept. 9, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Charles arrived at 4:32 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 15.2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long at birth. Charles joins an older sibling, Conrad. The ...

Freya Elizabeth

VerSTRATE — An infant girl, Freya Elizabeth, was born to Natasha (Stretton) and Timothy VerStrate of Cornell on Sept. 9 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Freya Elizabeth arrived at 3:16 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 5.3 ounces and was 18.5 inches long at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Shelly ...

Laila Whitley

BAKER — A baby girl, Laila Whitley Baker, was born March 7 at 12:15 a.m. to Tauri Hardwick and Kyle Baker. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She was born at Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming. Laila’s grandparents are Charles and Julie Baker of Manistique and ...

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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 ...