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Using up that extra pie crust can be extra sweet

Dear Heloise: I always have too much leftover pie crust and never know what to do with it. Any hints? — Marilynn in Michigan Marilynn, roll out the leftover pie dough and brush lightly with melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon and then roll it up. Slice into ...

Husband finds relatives close only in proximity

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 42 years, with no children. We are both born and bred New Yorkers. After we retired from very high-pressured careers, we decided it was time to settle in a nice, quiet community. This was more my husband’s idea than mine, but I agreed to make ...

Spanish flu: Amazing parallels 101 years later

During the fall of 1918 the arrival of “flu season” was closely monitored by public health officials in Schoolcraft County. The so-called “Spanish influenza” pandemic had begun simultaneously in Europe, Asia, and the United States and quickly spread around the globe. An estimated 25 ...

Practicing your green thumb and starting ‘Victory Garden 3.0’

During WWI and WWII, “Victory Gardens” filled with fruits, vegetables, and herbs were planted at private residences. They were planted to supplement food stocks, boost national morale, and aid general physical and mental health. Everyone had a role to play, especially children. Getting ...

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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, ...

Kemppainen – Soderman

ESCANABA — Dawn and John Kemppainen of L’Anse, Mich. announce the engagement of their daughter, Connor, to Keith Soderman Jr., son of Wanda and Keith Soderman Sr. of Rapid River. Connor graduated from L’Anse Area Schools in 2010. She is currently employed at the Daily Press in Escanaba ...

Havinga – Poklasny

APPLETON, Wis. — Kelly and Kim Havinga of Escanaba announce the engagement of their daughter Kelsey to Brad Poklasny, son of Phil and Julie Poklasny of Oshkosh, Wis. Kelsey is currently employed in the claim department at 4imprint in Oshkosh, Wis. The groom-to-be, Brad is employed as ...

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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 ...

Werys celebrate 63rd wedding anniversary

WERY — On Oct. 28 we, Betty and Edward Wery, celebrated our 63rd wedding anniversary. Hard to believe we’ve made it this far, thanking the Lord for the wonderful life we have had and for the wonderful family, he has given us. First came our daughter Debi and then our three sons Steve, Ron, ...

Frobergs celebrate 60 years of marriage

FROBERG — Patsy and Jack Froberg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2019. They make their home north of Rapid River. The couple have two daughters, Mary Pineau from Kansas and Bonnie Piron from Escanaba. They have five grandchildren, Nathan and Jacob Pineau of Kansas, Adam ...

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Stewart – Levesque

ESCANABA — Family and friends, along with son Wyatt, gathered together to witness and celebrate the union of Katie Stewart and Curtis Levesque, both of Escanaba on Feb. 21, 2020 at the Delta County Courthouse. Katie is the daughter of Kathleen and Robert Stewart of Escanaba. Curtis is the ...

Darmogray – Theoret

GLADSTONE — Steven and Julie (Darmogray) Theoret were united in marriage in a small private ceremony on Christmas Eve. The couple are both from Gladstone and now reside in Escanaba. Julie is the daughter of Robert and Carol Darmogray and Steven is the son of Phyllis and the late Clarence Theoret.

Austin – Fredricks

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Hilary Austin became the bride of Scott Fredricks on Jan. 4, 2020 during a 3 p.m. ceremony performed by Pastor Bob Boersma at Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. Hilary chose her sister, Alison Austin, as her maid of honor, and her attendants ...

Haines – Farley

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Kayley Haines became the bride of Jayson Farley during a 1 p.m. ceremony performed by Father Mark Vandersteeg at St. Bernards in Green Bay, Wis. on Sept. 14, 2019. Kayley’s parents are Kathy Haines of Green Bay, Wis. and Scott Haines of Milwaukee, Wis., and Jayson’s ...

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Charlie Scott

GORDON — Charlie Scott Gordon was born to Scott Gordon and Heather Casey of Gladstone at UPHS of Marquette on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:12 p.m. Charlie weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Harlow Jean

HUGHES — Harlow Jean Hughes was born to Jeff and Danielle (Lancour) Hughes of Marquette on Feb. 20 at 11:03 a.m. UP Health Systems Marquette. Harlow was 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 18 inches long at birth. Harlow joins two-year-old sister Hazel at home. Her grandparents are Ray and Barb Hughes ...

Hazel Lynn

BRANSTROM — Hazel Lynn Branstrom was Born at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. on Feb. 18, 2020, at 6:23 p.m. to Brad Branstrom and Candy Hamilton of Escanaba. Hazel weighed 8 pounds and was 19 inches long at birth. She joins brother Karsen and sister Ava in the family. Hazel’s ...

Jamie Matthew

MALCHOW — A baby boy, Jamie Matthew, was born March 13 to Patrick Malchow of Rapid River and Crystal Forsyth of Gladstone. The baby was delivered at 8:13 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Jamie joins two siblings at ...

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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 ...