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Bay College announces winter scholarship recipients

Editor’s note: Due to the large number of students receiving scholarships at Bay de Noc Community College during the winter 2020 semester, the scholarship listing is being printed in two parts. Today’s listing includes students from communities beginning with the letters A-L. For students ...

Jealousy of boyfriend’s dead wife, other women causing strain

Dear Annie: I am 75. I’ve been single for more than 20 years. I was resigned to live my life as a single woman. However, a man I dated 57 years ago called me out of the blue last year. He told me he’d outlived his wife, “Sheryl.” They were married 22 years; the ex passed away 10 years ...

April is a free-for-all in the wild U.P. woods

ESCANABA — The flumes are flowing and the water is dashing over the dam. White water, frothy and free, dances at almost every bend of the river. Gulls sing and eagles stare as April ushers the ice out of the bay and river. Out of the cold, green cedar swamp steps a thin shaggy deer. ...

How to prep for and spend your government relief check

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed consumers passed Friday, March 27 — but that money is not likely to land for a number of weeks. While you’ll have to wait for whatever money you might ...

Husband not working outside the home or in it

Dear Annie: A few months ago, my husband was laid off from his job. When that happened, he asked if he could just stay home and work on his own personal projects and interests. I work a corporate 9 to 5 job and can barely cover our bills without his salary, but I said yes because I wanted him ...

Briefs

Holy Name reschedules fundraiser dinner for fall ESCANABA — Holy Name Catholic School will re-schedule its annual Spring Fling Fundraising Dinner for the end of August or beginning of September — a decision will be made once school is back in session — due to the COVID-19 virus ...

Quarantine hair: Cuts, color with at home efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized color with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime. As the spread of the coronavirus sends more people into ...

Spreading the word with World Autism Awareness Day

Dear Readers: Today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day. Autism is a complex and multifaceted developmental condition. There’s a lot to know about autism, and a lot that is not yet understood about it. For one, autistic people, as do others, use all of their senses: taste, touch, ...

Teaching a little boy to sew too feminine? Hardly

Dear Annie: Our 5-year-old grandson, “Ernie,” is best friends with our 6-year-old granddaughter, “Emily.” They ride to school together and are in the same kindergarten class. Recently, Emily and I sewed a cute little project together. Ernie decided he wanted to sew, too. We grabbed a ...

Briefs

Esky Class of 1975 ESCANABA — Escanaba High School Class of 1975 is planning its 45th reunion. Classmates are asked to save the date of Saturday, Sept. 26. The event will be held at the Escanaba Country Club. The reunion committee will send out letters at the end of April. The committee ...

Yoopers gather in Florida for annual picnic

MERITT ISLAND, Fla. — Prior to our national crisis, the 34th Annual Florida Yooper Picnic was held on Saturday, March 7. Picnic attendees enjoyed a beautiful, sunny afternoon at Kiwanis Island Park on Merritt Island near Melbourne, Fla. Snowbird Yoopers, permanent transplanted Yoopers, and ...

Finding compassion and love in a time of crisis

“In every crisis exists doubt or confusion. Take the higher path — the path of compassion, courage, understanding, kindness, and love” — Amit Ray At first, ever so slowly, like the tides, we witnessed the spread of the coronavirus from one country to the next until it eventually ...

Local students graduate from Alma College

ALMA, Mich. — The Alma College Registrar’s Office has announced the following students have completed the requirements for their respective degrees during 2019. Several students also earned graduation honors, awarded in three levels, recognizing outstanding academic achievement. Nicholas ...

Adult ‘temper tantrums’ or something more serious?

Dear Annie: My son is in his 40s and throws temper tantrums! Any little thing can set him off. It’s so bad that his son asks him if he’s mad, fearing that something has set him off. He is going to marriage counseling and admits he has a temper, but nothing changes. When he loses it, he ...

Briefs

Delta County COVID-19 Night of Prayer tonight ESCANABA — Wednesday night, April 1, at 9 p.m. community members are invited to participate in the Delta County COVID-19 Night of Prayer. To participate, residents are asked to go out to their car, start it, turn on their lights and flashers, ...

Remember When?

Delta Reporter photo It started as a bank building in 1888 and was one of the first buildings to be constructed in Gladstone. Hotel Delta was the home of the Exchange Bank and the late William L. Marble said the Gladstone State Bank had its early beginning on the left side of the first floor. ...

Opening up about feelings using the power of the written word

Dear Annie: I understand what “Unable To Open Up” is saying. I was never able to communicate with my parents. It carried over into my marriage and caused problems. My suggestion is for him to write down his thoughts and feelings before he meets with the counselor. I have found that I can ...

Bonifas recognizes 2020 Youth in Art recipients

ESCANABA — The Bonifas Arts Center announced the names of the Youth in Art award winners for 2020. The awards were sponsored by the Bonifas Arts Center, Verso, GFWC Woman’s Club, Michigan Education Association Council 17B, Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District, and Escanaba ...

Keeping kids active when they’re stuck at home

GTT — Families have been doing quiet organized school activities in the morning to help children keep up with learning using activities from grandparentsteachtoo.blogspot.com, wnmufm.org “Learning Through the Seasons,” khanacademy.org, home school sites, and teacher suggestions. They are ...

Prescription labels need more information for patients

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about prescription labeling. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Why can’t pharmacies label a prescription bottle with more information? My mother’s bottle of pills said, ‘Take one a day,’ but Mom didn’t know if that meant with meals or before meals. ...