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Garden Walk returns to Escanaba

Courtesy photos The Master Gardener Association is once again hosting its annual Garden Walk on Sunday, July 21. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. The gardens are all in Escanaba, and walkers will be sure to get inspiration. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets ...

Substitutes for wine in your fine cooking

Dear Heloise: I have a question about when a recipe calls for WINE as an ingredient. I need to know what to substitute. I don’t think you can just leave it out, as I think it is supposed to be there as an acid. I can’t find a substitute list for it in any of my cookbooks. — Susan E., ...

Trotter graduates from Carthage

KENOSHA, Wis. — Ashlee Trotter of Gladstone graduated from Carthage College on May 26. The formal send-off was held in the Field House of the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center. Carthage, a private institution that enrolls about 2,800 students, embraces an educational approach ...

Pederson earns mathematics degree

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire awarded 1,398 degrees in May. Among the graduates was Spencer Pederson of Gladstone, who received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics degree from the college of Arts and Sciences.

The “Poppy Girls”

Courtesy photo Above, the “Poppy Girls” from the Memorial Day ceremonies at Perronville, Stephenson, Ford River West, Ford River South and Bark River cemeteries pose for a photo. The girls are Zoey and Kenzie Jorasz, daughters of John Jorasz, member of American Legion Post 438, and Dr. ...

Frequent job hopping may just be a coping mechanism

Dear Annie: I’m freshly moved out of my parents’ house. It’s a really exciting time for me! I’m gaining so much long-awaited independence. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity for self-growth and exploration. I live with a few friends, too, which is an awesome bonus. But what I’m ...

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Wells Lions 52 club ­raffle winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of July 15 is Barb Tebear of Escanaba. Tebear won $100. This was week 50 of the raffle. Pocket Park volunteers needed for fair week ESCANABA — The DNR Pocket Park, located at the ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy Rene Saubournene The Coast Guard Auxiliary unit that guarded ore docks during WWII is shown in this picture circa 1945.

3 steps to keep ‘solo agers’ happier and safer

Retirement coach Sara Zeff Geber visited several Northern California assisted living facilities to interview “solo agers” — people, either single or coupled, who don’t have children to help them as they grow older. At many facilities, she couldn’t find any. That puzzled her until ...

Granddaughter’s blow-ups stem from deep-seated anger

Dear Annie: I am a grandmother who is seeking your advice about my married granddaughter. Her father is my son. Her parents divorced when the children were quite small. My son was awarded custody of my granddaughter and her brother. We did our best to provide help to our son and the children. ...

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Old Coots on Scoots to travel to Grand Marais ESCANABA — The Old Coots on Scoots motorcycle group is taking a trip to Grand Marais and back July 17. The group will leave at 9:30 a.m. from the parking lot of Gordon Food Service and travel via U.S. 41 through Trenary and Munising to Grand ...

Nolan Michael

CASWELL — Wells residents Michael Caswell and Danielle Sargent welcomed a son born at OSF Hospital on June 27 at 5:17 p.m. Nolan Michael weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long at birth. The baby joins sisters Tara and Kayleigh in the family. Terri Sargent of ...

Lucian Tracy

YATES — A baby boy, Lucian Tracy, was born June 29 to Nash and Kandi (Isetts) Yates of Carney. The baby was delivered at 9:14 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 10 pounds, 7.9 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His grandparents are Troy Isetts of Wisconsin and Tracy Isetts of Mount ...

Local women attend Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention

DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of women from Powers, Bark River, Iron Mountain, Coleman, Wis., Oconto Falls, Wis., and Florence, Wis. joined about 900 others to attend the 56th Annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) Convention held in Des Moines, Iowa the weekend of June 27-30. ...

Teaching kids with the help of dinosaurs

Children love dinosaurs so much they can be used to teach almost anything. You’ll need a package of small dinosaurs, small river or flat rocks, an up-to-date dinosaur book, paper and markers. Take along your dinosaur gear to the beach and start a conversation. Have your children seen the ...

Husband won’t join in on the daily 2-mile walk

Dear Annie: My husband and I are very close. We have been married for 27 years and agree on most things and share many common interests. There is only one issue where we differ, and I’d like to hear suggestions for how I can help him to change, so he will join me in my daily walks. I love ...

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NAMI to meet July 18 MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support ...

Handling the unbearable stink of smelly shoes

Dear Heloise: My husband has a problem with his shoes: They SMELL TERRIBLE. How can I get his shoes to smell better? — C.H. in Arizona This is a common problem in the summer. First, if the inside soles can be removed, take them out. Dampen the bottom inside of the shoes using a hand ...

Local students make UW Oshkosh dean’s list

OSHKOSH, Wis. — University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have announced the names of students who qualified for the university’s dean’s list and honor roll in spring 2019. On that list are Joshua Kriegl of Escanaba and Christina Myers of Gladstone. To qualify for the honor roll on the ...

Brother’s health needs are becoming a strain on sister

Dear Annie: My older brother is disabled. He was quite functional after he first had a stroke, but did not take care of himself. He wouldn’t take his medications, ate unhealthy food, drank too much and watched TV all day. As a result, he is now very disabled. Has difficulty walking, ...