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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Ford River Community Chapel supports fire department

Courtesy photo Last month, the Ford River Community Chapel hosted a small luncheon in lieu of its annual pig roast to benefit the Ford River Fire Department. This is the 11th year in a row the church made a donation towards the general maintenance of the department. At left, Fire Chief Brian ...

Laughing is good for your mind and your body — here’s the science

(THE CONVERSATION) — Amusement and pleasant surprises – and the laughter they can trigger – add texture to the fabric of daily life. Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just silly throwaways. But laughter, in response to funny events, actually takes a lot of work, because it ...

Brother’s poor life choices tearing family apart

Dear Annie: I’ve hit a dead end and am not sure what to do. My family has become dysfunctional to the point of my wanting to take my husband and kids and move far away from them all. I am grown, married and have two sons. I have an adult brother, “Joey,” who has become a complete ...

Switch sides, please

Dear Heloise: At our son’s recent wedding, my husband and I asked the bride’s parents if we could sit on the left side for the ceremony while they sat on the right. That way, we could see our son’s face and not his back while they said their vows and exchanged rings. — Linda S., ...

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Wells Lions Club raffle winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club 52-week raffle for Nov. 23 was Cindy Demeuse of Gladstone, who won $100. This was week 17 of the raffle. Labyrinth open to the public in Gladstone GLADSTONE — Trinity Episcopal Church in Gladstone is ...

What really makes Thanksgiving special

ESCANABA — All this time, I thought a good Thanksgiving had to do with how golden brown the turkey was when it came out of the oven. A perfect Thanksgiving was measured by pies, pumpkin, apple and cherry. A good Thanksgiving meant plenty of sweet squash and robust rutabagas. Gravy as ...

What really makes Thanksgiving special

ESCANABA — All this time, I thought a good Thanksgiving had to do with how golden brown the turkey was when it came out of the oven. A perfect Thanksgiving was measured by pies, pumpkin, apple and cherry. A good Thanksgiving meant plenty of sweet squash and robust rutabagas. Gravy as ...

The case for shopping on Black Friday even in 2020

Like most things in 2020, Black Friday won’t be the same this year. But at least in the case of holiday shopping, change might not necessarily be a bad thing. If you’re thinking about shopping on the day after Thanksgiving, here’s why you should — and at least one reason you ...

The case for shopping on Black Friday even in 2020

Like most things in 2020, Black Friday won’t be the same this year. But at least in the case of holiday shopping, change might not necessarily be a bad thing. If you’re thinking about shopping on the day after Thanksgiving, here’s why you should — and at least one reason you ...

Husband says talking to family and friends is ‘cheating’

Dear Annie: My husband tells me that I’m cheating on him by talking to my friends and family. He talks to people on the phone who I don’t even know, but I don’t ever worry about it or get on his case about it. What can I do? — Needing Help in Virginia Dear Needing Help: Your ...

Husband says talking to family and friends is ‘cheating’

Dear Annie: My husband tells me that I’m cheating on him by talking to my friends and family. He talks to people on the phone who I don’t even know, but I don’t ever worry about it or get on his case about it. What can I do? — Needing Help in Virginia Dear Needing Help: Your ...

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Coat drive continues until Dec. 6 at airport ESCANABA — The Salvation Army and Delta County Airport are engaging in a joint partnership to collect coats for the needy this season. The coat drive will run until Dec. 6. The drop off locations are Pats Food-Gladstone, The Store gas station on ...

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Coat drive continues until Dec. 6 at airport ESCANABA — The Salvation Army and Delta County Airport are engaging in a joint partnership to collect coats for the needy this season. The coat drive will run until Dec. 6. The drop off locations are Pats Food-Gladstone, The Store gas station on ...

Bethany Lutheran Church scholarship awarded

ESCANABA — Each year, Bethany Lutheran Church of Perkins donates a $250 scholarship to assist a Bay College student. Preference is given to Mid-Peninsula High School graduates active in the church congregation. Kennedy Englund, a Bay College freshman, was the recipient of this year’s ...

Tips for cooking a smaller, less expensive Thanksgiving feast

If you’re planning a smaller Thanksgiving gathering this year because of social distancing, you don’t have to give up the turkey, stuffing, pie and other traditional fare. Thanksgiving feasts have typically been tailored for a crowd: big birds, large casseroles, and so on. Your favorite ...

Finding a grandparent, cutting spam and sharing the Wi-Fi

Dear Heloise: When I’m out with my Grands (ages 8, 7, 5 and 4), we have a system if any of them were to get separated from me. They are to go to an adult and ask if they are a grandma or a grandpa. The person would then say, “Yes, I’m a grandma,” and the child would say: “I’m ...