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The many bikes of summer remembered

ESCANABA — Shiny and sturdy, balloon tires, handle grips and a little “ring-e, ring-e” bell — do you remember your first bicycle? Oh, the excitement of swinging your leg over that new bike and taking it for a stroll. Independent, free, one with the sunshine, wind and bugs, the bike ...

How to organize important documents simply and safely

Tax filing deadlines inspire many of us to vow that we’re finally going to organize our papers. Start with understanding what should be kept, in what format and for how long. Then, set up a system to organize your records. It doesn’t have to be all-encompassing or perfect — just start ...

Husband keeps trying to pick up women at the job site

Dear Annie: My husband is in his late 50s and works in road construction. Every time that he is assigned to a job that lasts at least six to eight weeks, he always seems to start trying to pick up a female co-worker, usually in the age range of 25 to 35. He will buy them cigarettes and lunch ...

Briefs

GHS Class of 1970 50th class reunion canceled GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School Class of 1970 50th reunion scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5 has been canceled due to COVID-19. The reunion committee will update classmates with any plans for another reunion. Rapid Readers to meet RAPID ...

Seniors face health risks from pandemic isolation

(THE CONVERSATION) — As coronavirus cases rise again, it can be hard for older adults to see any end to the need for social isolation and the loneliness that can come with it. For months now, they have been following public health advice to reduce their risk of exposure by staying home, ...

Why missing college this fall is a bad idea

As colleges figure out how to structure classes this fall, many students are questioning whether to enroll at all. The idea of taking a gap year might sound enticing, but returning students should think twice. Many colleges have official gap year or deferred enrollment policies for incoming ...

Tasty, easy and quick cookies from boxed cake mix

Dear Heloise: I love your cookies from a cake mix recipe, but I no longer have it in my recipe file. Would you repeat it so I can whip up a batch of those delicious cookies? — Katherine in Colorado Katherine, this is one of my most requested recipes. You’ll need: 1 box cake mix (any ...

The health benefits of whole grain breads

Dear Readers: We’ve all heard that when we choose bread, we should consider whole grain for its health benefits. To learn more about what whole grain means, we turned to the Whole Grains Council (www.wholegrainscouncil.org), and here’s what we found: A whole grain is, as you would ...

Getting used to friend’s new girlfriend could be a challenge

Dear Annie: For 25 years, a very close couple would get together with us for a nice meal. We did lots of things including trips and outings. Eighteen months ago, my friend suddenly died. Her husband is now dating a very lovely woman (I hear), and we are glad he is happy. We expect them to ...

Pandemic has taken a toll on rocky relationship

Dear Annie: The COVID-19 pandemic broke my relationship. I was with my guy for 14 years, and we live in different towns. When all this stuff started, we both agreed that we couldn’t see each other because his elderly mother lives with him. That was all fine. But then I asked him to please ...

Briefs

Holy Name Class of 1964 Ladies Luncheon ESCANABA — The Holy Name Class of 1964 Ladies Luncheon has been canceled for 2020. Next year’s luncheon has been scheduled for Aug. 18, 2021. North Central High School reunion canceled POWERS — The reunion for Powers, Spalding, and ...

Briefs

Planned North Central reunion canceled POWERS — The reunion for Powers, Spalding, and Hermansville North Central classmates who attended between 1970 and 1980 scheduled for Aug. 7 at the Island Resort and Casino has been canceled. Promenade schedule MENOMINEE — Due to the COVID-19 ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy of Joyce Kasemodel Gracing Ludington Park for many years was a large flag created using red, white and blue stones. Pictured at right, sitting on the grass by the flag are Joyce Kasemodel and her cousin, Eloise, as their parents enjoyed a family picnic at the park.

Rapid River students honored

RAPID RIVER — The following awards and scholarships were presented at the Rapid River Senior Awards night earlier this year. ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS Honor Roll Awards: Highest Honors — Avery Closs, Lucas Gendron, Allison Gustafson, Azariah Hernandez, Brooke Landis, Garrett Novak, ...

Reducing worry due to a lost wallet

Dear Heloise: When you lose your wallet, all sorts of scary thoughts go through your mind. You’ll, of course, need to act quickly to cancel your credit cards, but do you remember everything that was in your wallet? I couldn’t when it happened to me. So as soon as I had replaced my ...

Future retiree racing to adopt a retired greyhound

Dear Annie: I am about to retire. I don’t want to sit around watching TV after retirement, so I’d like to adopt a retired greyhound to keep me company. I had hoped to have him or her certified as my therapy dog. My husband retired 15 years ago, and he has already developed retirement ...

Briefs

MARSP meetings ESCANABA — The August and October meetings of the Delta County MARSP chapter have been canceled. The September meeting is pending. Escanaba Class of 1965 postpones reunion ESCANABA — Due to the restrictions and limitations brought about by the coronavirus, the Escanaba ...

Escanaba AMVETS have new command

Courtesy photo AMVETS Post 123 in Escanaba has a new command. Shown at left, from left to right, are Provost Marshall Wallin Godlewski, Second Vice Commander John Izzi, First Vice Commander Tony Caron, Finance Officer Brad Roll, Adjunct John Anderson, and Post Commander Mark List.

Protests, unemployment and politics – welcome to 1932

(THE CONVERSATION) — An election looms. An unpopular president wrestles with historic unemployment rates. Demonstrations erupt in hundreds of locations. The president deploys Army units to suppress peaceful protests in the nation’s capital. And most of all he worries about an affable ...

Finding new ways to handle crippling social anxiety

Dear Annie: As birthdays and important holidays approach, like the recent Father’s Day, I am forced to reanalyze my social anxiety all over again. I know I should call friends and family members to let them know I’m thinking about them, but I get butterflies in my stomach and put it off for ...