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Three years later, he still hasn’t introduced her

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing this man since we met in 2017. He hasn’t introduced me to any family members or friends. When I ask him why, he always says there’s never a chance to. I’m thinking to myself that there have been plenty of chances, but he just doesn’t take them. This is ...

18-25 year olds drinking less, but using marijuana more

(THE CONVERSATION) — Young adults aren’t drinking as much as they used to. In fact, more than a quarter don’t drink alcohol at all, recent surveys show. It’s good news for health. But there is also a downside in the data: While alcohol use is falling among 18-to-22-year-olds, ...

‘Swoosh’: The virus and baseball

Editor’s note: The following is part of a series of journal entries, drawings, and poetry created by Escanaba students as they navigate the pandemic. Today’s piece is by sixth grader Paul Names. — — — Swoosh By Paul Names Swoosh! There goes the ball. The crowd is wild. The ...

Briefs

Delta County MARSP meeting canceled ESCANABA — The December meeting of the Delta County MARSP has been canceled. The proceeds from the food collection drive had been designated for the St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry. If you wish to make a donation, feel free to do so. Alano ...

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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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Crawfords celebrate 50 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Jim and Mary Kay Crawford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2020, with their family attending a mass at St. Anne’s Church that was said for the intention of their 50th wedding anniversary. A special blessing was given to the couple at the conclusion of the ...

Kobasics celebrate 56th wedding anniversary

BARK RIVER — David and Esther Kobasic were married on Oct. 10, 1964, at St. Patricks Church in Escanaba by Father Thomas Coleman. They have three children Daniel, Theresa and Nicole; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The couple lived in Chicago for two years. Dave was drafted ...

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. ...

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Brandt – Van de Gryp

LAKESIDE, Calif. — Jessica Brandt wed Richard Van de Gryp in a small, religious ceremony Oct. 24, 2020 in Lakeside, Calif. Among their close friends, family and God, the two married, with Pastor Mike Gilson of Pathways Christian Church presiding over a faith-based ceremony in Stelzer Park. ...

Olson – Kyle

RAPID RIVER — Evan Kyle and Betsy Olson were united by marriage on Aug. 22, 2020 at 3 p.m., in an intimate ceremony on the Whitefish River in Rapid River, officiated by Casey Olson, the bride’s brother. Evan is the son of Walt Kyle of Marquette and Ann Quinn of Gladstone. Betsy is the ...

Ammel – Shoemaker

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. —Katie Lee Ammel became the bride of Owen Robert Shoemaker on Aug. 21, 2020 at a 4:30 p.m. ceremony held in the chapel at the Blue Bridge Events Centre performed by Pastor Steve Andrews, followed by a reception and dance honoring the couple. Katie chose her ...

Havinga – Poklasny

APPLETON, Wis. — Kelsey Coyne Havinga and Brad Phillip Poklasny were married Oct. 3, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony and reception took place at The Waters in Oshkosh, Wis. The bridal party included friends and family of the couple. The maid of honor was Erin Young and bridesmaids were ...

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Charlotte Renee Isaacson

ISAACSON — Charlotte Renee Isaacson was born Nov. 8 at 6:20 p.m. to her parents, Jacob and Allisson Isaacson of Gladstone. Charlotte weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Charlotte’s maternal grandparents are Keith and Laurel Allen of Gladstone. Her paternal grandfather ...

Maverick Liam

NESS — An infant boy, Maverick Liam, was born to Jennifer and Randy Ness on Sept. 21, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Maverick arrived at 8:28 a.m., weighing 9 pounds, 0.2 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. Maverick joins a brother, Grady Ness.

Ahlina Gayle

MORAS — Bark River residents, Samantha Ewen and Jacob Moras, welcomed a girl, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on Oct. 25 at 12:12 p.m. Ahlina Gayle weighed in at 5 pounds, 11.8 ounces, and was 18 inches long at birth. The baby joins one sibling in the family. Her grandparents are Kim and ...

Marlee Lynn

TROBRIDGE — An infant girl, Marlee Lynn, was born to Brianna and Justin Trobridge on Nov. 3, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Marlee arrived at 12:23 p.m. weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. Marlee Lynn also joins two other siblings. Marlee’s grandparents are ...

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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 ...