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The ‘gray coat’ neighbors are welcome

ESCANABA — How are the gray coats in your neighborhood? Are they starting to look a bit shaggy or gaunt or are they still as round as butterballs and frisky. For many of us, deer are some of our closest neighbors. Watching wintertime whitetails is a common U.P. hobby, some folks do a ...

Five tips to negotiate pay in a tough economy

The pandemic-related recession has altered many job descriptions. For Haley Jones, a 24-year-old resident of Michigan, the coronavirus changed the needs of her company, and as she adapted to meet them, her responsibilities were no longer confined to her marketing specialist role. “I ...

Reconciliation as child born of affair nears first birthday?

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been having a rough time. He cheated on me with a young woman and got her pregnant. I think this was her goal, secretly. She knew he had a wife and wanted him to leave me. Anyway, the baby will be 1 soon, and now that my husband is seeking reconciliation, I ...

Briefs

Gladstone Library Virtual Story Time planned GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library will host a virtual “Spring Story Time.” Children ages 2 to 10 years old are invited to join in the festivities on Saturday, March 20, starting at 10:30 a.m. by accessing the library Facebook page or ...

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Hendzel – Wolf

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Together with their parents, Erica Hendzel and Daniel Wolf are happy to announce their engagement. Erica is the daughter of Jeff Hendzel and Sandy Hendzel of Seymour, Wis. Daniel is the son of Paul and Tami Wolf of Bark River. Erica graduated from Seymour, Wis. and also ...

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, ...

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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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Rau – Sauve

ESCANABA — Paige Rau and Christopher Sauve were married in an intimate ceremony on Oct. 17 2020, by Pastor Terry Frankenstein, in Pembine, Wis. at the Four Seasons Resort. Paige is the daughter of Mike (Holly) Rau of Rossville, Ga. and Alicia (Bill) Scheeneman of Rock, Mich. She graduated ...

Ferguson – Kleiman

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Kelly Ferguson and Scott Kleiman were married in an intimate ceremony on Aug. 29, 2020, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Kelly is the daughter of Brian and Jean Ferguson of Shelby Township, Mich. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from ...

Anderson

ESCANABA — Zachary and Jaclyn Anderson celebrated their marriage with a small group of friends and family on Oct. 31, 2020, and exchanged vows in an outdoor ceremony on the shoreline of Little Bay de Noc. The couple is planning to enjoy their honeymoon, exploring the beauty of the West — ...

Saurez – Carlson

COSTA RICA — Tonnia Saurez of Costa Rica and Kevin Carlson of Apex, N.C. were united in marriage on Jan. 11, 2020 in a ceremony in Costa Rica. Kevin is the son of Lee and Linda Carlson of Cornell, Mich. Tonnia is the daughter of Elsa and Rolando Saurez of Costa Rica. Honored guests from ...

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Roseanna Ray

HAMMOND — An infant girl, Roseanna Ray, was born to Shanna (Russell) and Michael Hammond on Jan., 25, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Roseanna arrived at 8:43 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length at birth. Roseanna joins big sister Penelope (PJ) at home. The ...

Graham Allan

FALISH — David and Halie (Marmalick) Falish of Escanaba welcomed a baby boy at 3:23 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2021, at UP Health System in Marquette. Graham Allan Falish weighed in at 8 pounds 6.2 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Matt and Wendy (Meyette) Marmalick of Gladstone are Graham’s ...

Brecken Noble

BUTLER — Brian and Melody (Molln) Butler of Noblesville, Ind. welcomed a baby boy at 10:25 am on January 23, 2021 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. Brecken Noble Butler weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and 21 inches long. Brecken’s grandparents are Paul and Janice Gayan of ...

Liam Frederick

WETTON — Escanaba residents, Kelcey (Heller) and Erick Wetton, welcomed a son, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on Feb. 7 at 8:15 p.m. Liam weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. Marjery and Bruce Heller of Escanaba, Faye and Fred Wetton of Negaunee are Liam’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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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 ...