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The Menominee River Chorus ­prepares for 19th Annual Show

MENOMINEE — The Menominee River Chorus, under the direction of Ed Boehm, will present its 19th annual show, “The Doctor is In” Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at Blesch Auditorium in Menominee. The show is a musical comedy showcasing numerous amusing events that occur to the staff and ...

Beethoven and Banjos to feature Premos

AMASA, Mich. — The Beethoven and Banjos fifth annual music festival will take place during the first week of October. Since the first year, it has drawn together folk and classical music and musicians from around the country and world. Brother and sister Evan and Laurel Premo grew up in the ...

Mother’s boyfriend mocking family, causing rift

Dear Annie: My 81-year-old mother lives in Florida with her same-age boyfriend of 10 years in a 55-plus community, which requires residents to maintain the interior and exterior of their home. I live in Ohio and fly down periodically to maintain this property. I also stay there. My last ...

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NARFE Chapter 1900 September meeting MARQUETTE — Members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1900 will hear a presentation about hospice care at their next regular meeting at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25. Roxanne Filizetti, RN, CNRN, clinical director ...

A farm cat named Apple-Sauce

ESCANABA — A cat named Apple-Sauce lived up at the old farmhouse. She may have been one of the smaller critters around the homestead, but she had a very important job. The cows kept to themselves. The two dogs kept the wild predators at bay, and the chickens were strictly out of bounds ...

Learn a few phrases to make travel easier

Dear Heloise: Please tell your readers that if they are going to a foreign country, it’s always wise to learn a few COMMON PHRASES in that country’s language, such as “Thank you,” “Where is the restroom?” and “Do you know where (___) is located?” A few simple phrases can make ...

‘Unsubscribing’ from friend’s onslaught of emails

Dear Annie: I have a friend who sends email “blasts” to a long list of recipients on a daily basis. He has been doing this for years, ever since emails became as common as phone calls. Sometimes, he sends several in a day. The contents are usually links to articles that he finds interesting ...

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Spaghetti dinner Oct. 12 TRENARY — The Trenary United Methodist Church will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Oct. 12 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the church in Trenary. A free will offering will be collected with 10 percent of funds raised given back to the community. Live music at ...

OSF staff honored for exceptional care

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has awarded two honorees for the Grateful Patient program. The program includes the international DAISY Award that recognizes the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care of nurses and the Sunflower Award, which ...

The 6 biggest retirement mistakes, and 1 defense

One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don’t know. I regularly hear from people in or near retirement who misunderstand how Social Security works, dramatically underestimate life expectancies or fail to plan for big expenses, such as long-term care or ...

Rift with neighbors stems from behavior change

Dear Annie: I am a single senior woman. I am very close to a neighbor family. I love them, and they tell me they love me as if I were their family. The older stepfather lives with them. He and I are close in age. We have been great friends. Neither one of us is interested in a romantic ...

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American Legion steak feed set for Thursday GLADSTONE — American Legion Post 71 in Gladstone will be hosting its monthly steak feed on Thursday, Sept. 26. Dinner will be served at 802 Delta Ave in Gladstone from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Holy Name Class of ‘70 ESCANABA — The Holy Name High ...

Learning Center students get haircuts

Courtesy photo Shown at left, Britt Stephens from Salon West in Escanaba recently offered his time and talents to help give haircuts to students at the Escanaba Learning Center. Stephens cut hair for four hours at the school. Many students have difficulty getting their hair cut, and having ...

Area residents get degrees from LSSU at Bay

ESCANABA — Seven area residents have earned bachelor’s degrees from Lake Superior State University (LSSU). Graduates achieved their degrees through LSSU’s Escanaba/Iron Mountain Regional Center, which offers baccalaureate degree programs for students on Bay College campuses. Graduating ...

Getting involved in a fight — in a good way

Dear Heloise: I came upon a FIGHT between three girls, and I was shocked that other witnesses were just standing around filming the fight instead of calling for help. What should I have done? — Becky D., age 15, in Pennsylvania Becky, you should have called for help, whether that be a ...

Women’s screenings available for low or no cost

ESCANABA — Low- or no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and services and follow-up care are available to local women through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP). Whether insured or not, BCCCNP helps women to receive the care they need. BCCNP can ...

Fear of being old is taking the spark out of life

Dear Annie: I am a very lucky 67-year-old. I have a job I enjoy every day, a happy marriage, wonderful children and grandchildren, and my health is excellent. I also know that, life being what it is, I am likely to be dead or at least confined to an assisted living center in a decade. I’ve ...

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Lions Club raffle winner WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club 52 Club raffle for Sept. 16 is Karen Kelly of Escanaba. Kelly won $100. This is week seven of the raffle. Music at Amvets post ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 is hosting the band “Country Cousins” Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 ...

Remember when?

Photo courtesy the Delta County Historical Society In this photo from Aug. 3, 1954, a young man stands outside the Anderson-Bloom store sporting little more than a barrel and some argyle socks. The unique outfit was part of a promotion for the store’s 25th anniversary sale. In addition to ...

The rules of sharing the road with buses

Dear Readers: School is well underway, kids are outside walking to class, and of course the big yellow school buses are out and about. Here are some safety hints and RULES FOR THE ROAD for the typical motorist, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (www.nhtsa.gov): * Always ...