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‘Close friend’ can’t seem to keep fights to herself

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my friend “Julie” that I’m not sure how to handle. She’s a really good friend in many ways. She’s always there when I’m going through hard stuff. She’s generous with food and gifts and other thoughtful gestures. For instance, last year, when she ...

Tips for staying healthy on that long flight

Dear Heloise: As a flight attendant, I’ve learned how to “FLY HEALTHY,” and here are a few hints to keep you safe while traveling: * Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. * Take along a surgical mask. This is especially important for elderly people or those with any health ...

Briefs

Spaghetti dinner Saturday in Gladstone GLADSTONE — The Gladstone American Legion Riders is holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Gladstone American Legion, 802 Delta Ave. Call 906-428-1050 for more information. Indian Education Parent Committee ...

Compassionate Friends plan meeting for Jan. 23

ESCANABA — Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23 of the Southern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the front conference room at Escanaba High School. Use Third Ave. South ...

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Roddy – Plante

GARDEN — Marcella J. Roddy and Kevin E. Plante, both of Garden, announce their engagement. Marcella is the daughter of David Roddy of Manistique and Kevin is the son of Gary and Sue Plante of Garden, Mich. Marcella is employed by Auto Value of Manistique as a counter/delivery driver ...

Matthes – Minor

ESCANABA — Together with their families, Ilsa Marie Matthes and Frederick Lee Minor, Jr., are pleased to announce their engagement. Ilsa is the daughter of Lloyd and the late Kristine Matthes. She is a 2010 graduate of Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., with a degree in ...

Roddy – Plante

MANISTIQUE — Marcella J. Roddy and Kevin E. Plante, both of Manistique, announce their engagement. Marcella is the daughter of David Roddy of Manistique and Kevin is the son of Gary and Sue Plante of Garden Mich. Katie is employed by Auto Value of Manistique as a counter/delivery ...

Gerou – Olayanju

CHICAGO — Alan and Catherine Gerou, of Escanaba, along with Yekini and Mojirade Olayanju of Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria, announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Gerou and Hakeem Olayanju, both of Chicago. Ashley is the granddaughter of Adelore and Theresa Gerou and the late Matt and ...

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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 ...

Beauchamps celebrate 55th anniversary

BEAUCHAMP — Ernie and Beverly (Fournier) Beauchamp celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1 at their daughter Kelly and son-in-law Brad Madalinski’s home with family and friends. They were married in August of 1964. Attendants were Dorie Starnes and Lawrence Young. Father ...

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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 ...

Liubakka – Sedenquist

MARQUETTE — Ray and Cheri Liubakka of Marquette, along with Mike and Sue Sedenquist of Gladstone, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Katelyn Rae Liubakka and Christopher Thomas Sedenquist. The couple was united in marriage on June 22, 2019 at St. Pauls' Episcopal Church ...

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Anne Marie

CHOUINARD — A baby girl, Anne Marie, was born Dec. 7, to Tim and Amanda (Swanson) Chouinard of Gladstone. The baby was delivered at 12:03 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 2.8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Anne joins Peter, Abrielle, Samuel, Charles, Emily, and ...

Drevan Wesley James

REVIS-CASWELL — An infant boy, Drevan Wesley James, was born to Wesley Caswell Jr. and Alice Revis of Escanaba on Dec. 23, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Drevan arrived at 9:17 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Dave ...

Amelia Jo

DeHAAN — An infant girl, Amelia Jo, was born to Alex and Shannon (Viau) DeHaan on Nov. 7, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Addison arrived at 6:33 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 10.9 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Paul and Bobbie Jo Viau, Denis DeHaan and ...

Heartley Lynn

ROBITAILLE — Escanaba residents Nick and Cheri Robitaille welcomed a daughter, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on Aug. 29 at 12:46 p.m. Heartley Lynn weighed in at 7 pounds, 6.8 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long at birth. Sheila Mathieson and the late Clyde Mathieson of Escanaba and Larry ...

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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 ...