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When pigs fly, they’ll visit Escanaba High School

Courtesy photo Student’s in the sculpture class at Escanaba High School made papier-mâché flying pigs for the school’s back atrium. The theme in a year of uncertainty was, “when pigs fly.” At left, a sampling of the pigs can be seen hanging from the school’s ceiling.

Reboot your budget to prep for reopening

Picture cruising your car deep into 2021 and never glancing in the rearview mirror. Vaccines, travel and a hope of normalcy are finally on the horizon. With so much to look forward to in the future, it’s understandable to not want to look back. But returning to typical day-to-day life will ...

Whitmer urges halt of sports, in-person classes

LANSING (AP) — Faced with the country's highest rate of new coronavirus infections, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining. She stopped short of ordering restrictions, instead ...

Will she always be my stepdaughter?

Dear Annie: I am a stepmother to a beautiful woman whom I love very much. She has given us three beautiful granddaughters and a handsome grandson. Sadly, my husband has a very rare and very aggressive form of cancer and it looks terminal. My question for you: Do I continue to be a stepmother ...

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Bark River planning meeting set for Sunday BARK RIVER — Bark River’s third 150th anniversary meeting will be held Sunday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Bark River Senior Center. This is for the planning of Bark River’s sesquicentennial celebration. Anyone interested in the planning process ...

Guem Ann Landenberger

GLADSTONE — Guem Ann Landenberger, age 68, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday morning, April 6, 2021, at her home. She was born on January 25, 1953, in Newburgh, N.Y., the daughter of Goldie Marie Overly. As a young girl, Guem was raised in New York and Pennsylvania and was a 1971 graduate of ...

The eastern phoebe has become part of the family

ESCANABA — The phoebe is the official bird of the Wils and Rose families. Just like the U.S.A. has the eagle and Michigan has the robin, our family has the eastern phoebe as our bird. The phoebe is not a flashy or well-known bird. The phoebe is definitely a good family bird, ...

Eight ways to reach a healthy blood pressure

(Family Features) — To take care of your heart, it’s important to know and track your blood pressure. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but many don’t realize it or aren’t keeping it at a healthy level. For most adults, healthy blood pressure ...

Autistic, 57 and deserving of love

Dear Annie: I am 57 years old and autistic. Due to my inability to read people and my own bad choices, I am the single mother of three adult children, whom I love and am indescribably proud of. But I have never been loved. As a child, I was sexually abused by my father for years. A teacher ...

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Wells Lions Club raffle winners named WELLS — The winners of the Wells Lions Club 52-week raffle for the week of April 5 are John Kuchenberg of Wells and Marilyn Dutkavich of Escanaba. Kuchenberg and Dutkavich won $250 each. This was week 36 of the raffle. League of Women Voters book sale ...

Kitchen smarts: Navigating the varied world of olive oils

If you’ve been in the olive oil section of the grocery store lately, you’ve likely been confronted with a lot of choices. Possibly even a wall of olive oils, with different symbols on the bottles and a whole lot of brands to choose from. For most of us, the world of olive oil is a bit of ...

Buyer beware of ‘outlet’ fashion — it may not be such a good deal

Dear Readers: Spring has sprung; you may be thinking of sprucing up your wardrobe, getting out of sweatpants and getting back to some semblance of normal, including your fashions. If you’re looking for a great deal, you might think, “Let’s head to the outlet store.” I’ll bet you ...

Preoccupied with marriage that ended 40 years ago

Dear Annie: My ex and I got married when I was 19. We stayed together for 10 years, during which I was dealing with untreated depression. That did not make life easy for either of us. Eventually, he left, leaving me to care for the kids. He gave us some financial support but was not present in ...

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League of Women Voters book sale ESCANABA — The Delta County League of Women Voters will hold a used book sale at the Kiwanis Home and Garden Show, April 9 through 11 at the Ruth Butler Building on the U.P. State Fairgrounds. The hours of the show are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...

Why remembering the dead matters for healing

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Nancy Berns of Drake University. (THE CONVERSATION) Holocaust Remembrance Day begins on the evening of April 7. Each year communities and ...

Cornstarch in glass and bacon in the freezer

Dear Heloise: How long does cornstarch last? There is no date on my box of cornstarch. My mother claims it will last for years. but I have my doubts. —Callie Y., Provo, Utah Callie, looks like your mother is right (mothers often are!). As long as your cornstarch is kept dry it will last a ...

A measured response rather than a brash one

It began for me suddenly and unexpectedly when an individual, via texting, made an unsettling and disturbing remark. Before I would have responded with unfiltered emotions, such as anger, but things were different this time. This time, I delayed my response and disengaged, thus giving myself ...

Setting ground rules for unhappy sister-in-law

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law has been living with her parents for over a year, after her college graduation ceremony was canceled because of COVID-19. My wife and sister-in-law don’t get along well with their parents, so she’s been very unhappy there. We invited her to our wedding last ...

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Hermansville Legion to meet Thursday HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville will hole its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Club Rooms in Hermansville. League of Women Voters to hold book sale ESCANABA — ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy of the Delta County Historical Society From the intersection in Bark River looking south, residents return from a Sunday afternoon baseball game in 1910. Both homes to the left remain today, the first being the Stig Berg home and the second home of Jerry and Christine Russell. ...