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Free fall prevention series starts March 10 GLADSTONE — Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. “A Matter of Balance for Fall Prevention,” hosted by Michigan State University Extension, is a free program teaching practical ways to manage ...

Millennials face unique — but damaging ­— scams

Millennials grew up online. From making their first screen names with America Online in the ‘90s and poking around chatrooms, to using HTML to customize their Myspace pages in high school, and now curating their Instagram feeds, navigating the internet is second nature to these digital ...

Owner’s husband causing restaurant patrons to lose appetite

Dear Annie: My parents live in a tiny Midwestern town with one restaurant. It’s a mom and pop place with really delicious food, and many of the locals are regulars, including my parents. The owner, “Martina,” is extremely sweet and accommodating and does most of the work, including the ...

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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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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 ...

Coleman-Jensen

MENASHA — Anne Coleman became the bride of Scott Jensen on Aug. 9, 2019 during a 1 p.m. ceremony performed by Father Jerry Pastors at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Oshkosh, Wis. The parents of the couple are Dr. David and Sally Coleman of Oshkosh, Wis. and Diane Jensen and Jim and Tina ...

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Rex James

MOSHER — A baby boy, Rex James, was born Jan. 29 to James and Joanne (Schmit) Mosher of Minneapolis, Minn. The baby was delivered at 9:52 a.m. at the Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern Childrens Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are ...

Cody Robert

DEMARS — Robert and Laura (Knauf) DeMars of Bark River welcomed a baby boy on Jan. 19. Cody Robert was born at 9:27 a.m. (CST) at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Cody joins his big brothers, Carson and Cooper, at home. Ken and Donna ...

Crew Weston

GUINDON — A baby boy, Crew Westen, was born Feb. 10 to Dylan and Alyssa (Kangas) Guindon of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 12:17 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His grandparents are Connie and John Kangas and Lisa and Allen ...

Zabrina Marie

THORBAHN — An infant girl, Zabrina Marie, was born to Austin Thorbahn and Alysha Savage on Jan. 23, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Zabrina arrived at 8:21 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 6.8 ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth. Baby Zabrina joins big sister Zara in the family. The baby’s ...

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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 ...