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North Central students participate in Community Project Day

POWERS — North Central Junior/Senior High School recently participated in the yearly Community Project Day. The day is traditionally the last day of school for seniors, and is a chance for all students in 6th through 12th grade to give back to their local community. Students went to ...

Tips for a safe and fun backpacking trip

Dear Heloise: A lot of people will be taking a BACKPACKING TRIP this year, and as a veteran of many backpacking trips over a number of years, I have a few hints for backpackers: * Invest in a good compass, a GPS device designed for outdoor travel and a personal locator beacon. If things go ...

Emotional distress stemming from sister’s rape

Dear Annie: Over the summer, my sister was raped. She chose not to report it. She was at a house party when it happened. She doesn’t know who did it. She confided in me the morning after, and I urged her to report so that the person who did it could be prosecuted and, hopefully, kept from ...

Lost card? Put a freeze on it for safety’s sake

Dear Readers: Have you ever been out on the town and MISPLACED YOUR CREDIT CARD? Through many credit card companies’ mobile phone apps, you can temporarily freeze your card. This will prevent unauthorized new charges online, over the phone and in store, cash advances and balance transfers ...

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Lighthouse to open Monday for season ESCANABA — The Sand Point Lighthouse and the Delta County Historical Museum will open for the summer season Memorial Day, May 27. Both the lighthouse and museum will be open every day during the summer through Labor Day. Hours each day will be 11 a.m. ...

The flower-growing competition is on

ESCANABA — The April showers have worked their magic. Now, the race is on! Mother Nature versus Ma Wils to see who can grow and sustain the nicest, most colorful, and most fragrant flowers for the summer. Many other folks will take up this annual challenge too. The battle lines are ...

Local Girl Scouts, robotics team join forces

Courtesy photo Girl Scout Troop 5252 had the opportunity to have a hands-on experience on learning what robotics is all about. Escanaba Junior and High School robotics team members helped the Girl Scouts rotate through three different stations. They were programming and operating a robot. The ...

Piron graduates from Ferris

ESCANABA — Rebecca Piron of Escanaba recently graduated from Ferris State University. She attended Lansing Community College for her first two years of college and finished her athletic and academic career at Ferris State. Rebecca was a student-athlete and received her bachelors in biology ...

Fischer makes LSSU dean’s list

GULLIVER — Keith Fischer of Gulliver has been included on the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester at Lake Superior State University. To make the dean’s list, students must achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Fischer is majoring in mechanical engineering ...

More thoughts on the college admission scandal

Dear Readers: We were overwhelmed with letters about the college admissions scandal, and this is a continuation of yesterday’s column, filled with questions, criticism and praise from my many talented and brilliant readers. Dear Annie: I usually feel quite comfortable letting other people ...

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Gladstone ­reading ­program starts soon GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library’s summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, will run June 10 through Aug. 7. All participants must be registered. The program is open to students from pre-school through 12th grade. The library kicks ...

Students win Character Counts contest

Courtesy photo “Trustworthiness” was the theme of the 2019 Character Counts essay and poster contest. Each year the Town ‘n’ Country study group sponsors the contest for 4th grade students. Students write a short essay on the topic and draw a poster representing their essay. First, ...

Bay College announces winter dean’s list

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College has announced the names of the students who earned recognition and membership to the dean’s list for attainment of scholarly excellence during the winter 2019 semester. To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.50 grade point ...

Readers weigh in on college admission scandal

Dear Readers: Many of you have strong opinions about the college admissions scandal, and because there were so many thoughtful replies, I am devoting a few columns to reprinting some of the feedback to my proposed solution of fining the parents to pay for scholarships: Dear Annie: Loved your ...

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Escanaba Class of 1984 reunion set for July 6 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Class of 1984 will be holding a reunion Saturday, July 6 at the Terrace Bluff Golf Club in Gladstone. Tee times start at 12:30, with registration at noon. This is a nine-hole event, 18 holes for those that wish to ...

Soo Hill gives back to the community

ESCANABA — Students at Soo Hill Elementary gave back to the community recently by collecting food for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Students, families and staff brought in 803 non-perishable food items to be donated. Mrs. Zuidema organized the food collection drive.

Legion Post 340 continues to honor fallen heroes

HERMANSVILLE — Ted Gurgall, of the Floriano-Stecker Kelly American Legion Post 340 in Hermansville, is busy making crosses that will be put up at the veterans memorial plot at Meyer Township Cemetery in Hermansville for Memorial Day to honor Meyer Township veterans who served their country ...

Caron makes LSSU dean’s list

SAULT STE. MARIE — Logan Caron of Escanaba has been included on the dean’s list for the Spring 2019 semester at Lake Superior State University. To make the dean’s list, students must achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Caron is majoring in communications ...

Local students recognized at Alma

ALMA, Mich. — Jennifer Brandt of Escanaba and Claire Tembreull of Gladstone were recently named to the Alma College dean’s list for the 2019 winter term. The dean’s list at Alma College is for those students who achieved outstanding academic performance. Students who achieve a 3.5 or ...

Getting some rest when daughter won’t sleep alone

Dear Annie. I have a 6-year-old daughter who won’t go to sleep on her own. She has an innate fear of staying alone in her room. We have tried every way we can think to motivate her to feel comfortable. We reassure her that she’s safe, that we’re in the room next door, that every night she ...