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Remember When?

Photo courtesy the Delta County Historical Society A mother and daughter cross the parking lot of Escanaba’s own Big Boy restaurant, passing by the car-side ordering kiosks as they go. The restaurant was located across from the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds. Those with good eyes may be ...

Local students graduate from UW-Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conferred degrees on more than 1,250 graduates during the university’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 18, including many to local students. From Escanaba were: Erica Baker, who received a Bachelor of Science in ...

Making goals during the slow summer months

Dear Readers: The slower pace of summer allows us time to reflect on what we’ve achieved so far this year, and what GOALS we can still set. One way to look ahead is to create a dream or vision board. This is a collection of clippings from magazines and newspapers of motivating pictures and ...

Stopping the bullying at child’s soccer camp

Dear Annie: My son is 7 years old and is attending a soccer camp this summer. He is an average player and loves the game, and he has made friends at the camp. The problem is that one of the boys is a bully, and he targets my son all the time, calling him “a bad player” and kicking the ...

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Blueberry Fest Sunday ISABELLA — The Annual Blueberry Fest will take place Sunday, July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Isabella Community Hall, located on US 2 and Hwy 495. The event will feature blueberry pies and buckles, raffles, music, and a cake walk. The event is open to the public. All ...

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found. People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three ...

Wessel named to St. Olaf College dean’s list

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Adrienne Wessel of Escanaba has been named to the St. Olaf College dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4-point scale. Wessel is a graduate of Escanaba Area Public ...

Registering animal abusers to reduce future abuse

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the need to register animal abusers. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: There’s no excuse for animal cruelty, yet sadly, it seems to be on the increase. It’s only reasonable that we make it compulsory for animal abusers to register on a national list ...

When after-work drinking is becoming an obsession

Dear Annie: I work in a big city. After work, I enjoy going to the local bar. I’ve been doing this for three years, and everything was fine — with occasional problems — until the past few months. Now it is what I seem to be living for. My work is not very challenging, but I consider ...

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Holy Name Class of 1964 ESCANABA — Holy Name High School Class of 1964’s 21st Annual Ladies Luncheon will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Escanaba Country Club. For information, call Jalene Miller at 906-233-7128 or email jalenem@charter.net. A Journey Through ...

Hannahville Indian Community supports Camp Harstad

Courtesy photo Henry Williams, right, tribal attorney at the Hannahville Indian Community, accepts a plaque recognizing Hannahville’s contributions to Rotary Camp Harstad. Rotary Trust President Kel Smyth, left, noted the tribe has contributed more than $10,000 to the trust.

Event raises funds for Child Advocacy Center

ESCANABA — This past Saturday, the second Amazing Race, hosted by the Delta Regional Child Advocacy Center (DRCAC), sent two-person teams on a mission to follow clues, perform unique and unusually fun feats, and explore and discover new experiences and personal challenges — all while ...

Built up your credit score? Build credit smarts, too

Well done, America. Credit scores across the nation are going up. On the other hand, knowledge of how credit works is declining. Consumers’ grasp of credit is the lowest it’s been in eight years, according to an annual survey by credit scoring company VantageScore and the Consumer ...

Texting the dead: Healthy coping or morbid fixation?

Dear Annie: I have been dating my boyfriend for two years now. He had lost his fiancee three years before we began dating. The problem I am having is he still has his deceased fiancee’s phone number saved in his phone. He sometimes texts her, but, of course, it goes nowhere. I did ask him ...

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Senior day at Gladstone Farmers’ Market GLADSTONE — The City of Gladstone Farmers’ Market will take place Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. This Monday, July 22, will be Senior Citizen Day. Baybank will be providing coffee and dessert, Senator McBroom will be stopping by, there will be a ...

Remembering the moon landing

ESCANABA — Something was brewing in the summer of 1969. As we Northtown kids watched the rail yards expanding by our homes, folks in Florida and Texas saw scores of workers heading to their jobs in “aerospace.” President Kennedy had challenged our nation to send humans to the moon by ...

Get that sticky rice crispy chew loved by all

­While almost everyone is familiar with the classic recipe for Rice Krispies Treats, slight variations on the original abound. We think our recipe gets them just right, with the perfect ratio of marshmallow and butter to cereal for a bar with the sticky chew that kids love and that adults ...

No longer accepting granddaughter’s negative talk

Dear Annie: I am writing because I’m seeking your help about my relationship with my 30-year-old granddaughter, “Nadia.” Our relationship is more of a mother-daughter type relationship, because my husband and I were involved in raising her. Our son had custody of his children because the ...

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Garden Walk Sunday ESCANABA — The Annual Garden Walk will be held this Sunday, July 21, come rain or shine. The walk begins at 1 p.m. and goes to 4 p.m. There are a variety of gardens this year, with large and small yards represented. Tickets are available at Wickert Floral in the Delta ...

Post 301 honors long-time members

RAPID RIVER — The members of the American Legion Walter Cole Post 301 of Rapid River, presented 94-year-old Edward Lamberg with his 73 year continuous membership pin and certificates recently. They also presented Korean War Veterans, Orville Pedersen and Ronald Sundberg with 60 year ...