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The three lady’s slipper sisters

ESCANABA — Three wild sisters danced in the north woods. Soft and supple, perfumed and pretty, they each march to the tune of a different drummer. The three girls never could quite agree on anything! As their mother well knew, if the oldest one wanted to sleep, the middle one wanted to ...

Former pastor comes to Immanuel Lutheran

ESCANABA — Immanuel Lutheran Church of Escanaba welcomes a former pastor to its pulpit this Sunday, June 17. The Rev. Gordon Thorpe served Immanuel Church during its “Diamond Decade,” when it not only celebrated 75 years of ministry, but also relocated from its restricted downtown site to ...

Barra graduates summa cum laude from Albion

ALBION, Mich. — Alyson Barra, of Bark River, recently graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Albion College, receiving a degree in music and international studies and a minor in Spanish. The honor of summa cum laude signifies that Barra graduated with a cumulative grade point average ...

When your passport just isn’t good enough

Dear Heloise: While waiting to board a ship for our cruise, the family ahead of us had one member denied the right to board the ship because he was told the PASSPORT must be valid for at least six months from the day of departure. His passport was valid for only three more months, but we all ...

Boyfriend keeps enabling his irresponsible adult son

Dear Annie: I've been dating "Grant" for a few months, though we have known each other for 20-plus years. He has two kids, ages 25 and 21, and I feel that they run all over him. Their mother died about five years ago. She and Grant had been divorced for a few years before that. His youngest ...

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Amvets host Country Roads tonight at 7 p.m. ESCANABA — Amvets post 123 at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba are featuring country band Cross Roads from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 15. The public is welcome. Lions breakfast Sunday ROCK — The Rock Lions monthly third Sunday, ...

Escanaba Public Library kicks off summer reading program

ESCANABA — On Wednesday, June 6, the Escanaba Friends of the Library kicked off the Summer Reading Program with an ice cream social, band concert, and book sale. The Friends were also celebrating their 30th year as an organization dedicated to supporting the Escanaba Public Library and its ...

Gladstone scholarship foundation rewards students

GLADSTONE — Gladstone Scholarship and Student Loan Foundation scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors May 23, 2018, at the Terrace Bay Inn. The value of the scholarships totaled $78,050. Recipients were: Ralph and Lily Rains Memorial Scholarship – Matt Swanson; Holly Van ...

Uhazie receives teaching award from Lawrence University

APPLETON, Wis. — Perry J. Uhazie, of Escanaba, was honored at Lawrence University in Appleton with the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Education Teaching Award. According to a statement from the university, Uhazie received the award “for outstanding leadership as a future choral music educator.” ...

Wedding approaching but the guest list is still in limbo

Dear Annie: You get lots of questions about weddings after the fact. Here's one that's before the problem happens so you can advise us. We're getting married in June. We sent out about 100 invitations, each with a note requesting a reply by June 1. So far, we've gotten only a handful of ...

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Rock Lions to hold breakfast June 17 ROCK — The Rock Lions’ monthly third Sunday all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will take place on Sunday, June 17 (Fathers Day) at the Rock Lions Club on Hwy. M-35 in Rock. There is a cost to attend. Children ages five and under eat free. The ...

Alma College winter 2018 Dean’s List announced

ALMA, Mich. — Alma College has released the Dean’s List for those students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2018 winter term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are ...

Buckley earns M.D. degree from University of Texas

HOUSTON TEXAS — Jordan Elizabeth Buckley of Houston, Texas was awarded a doctor of medicine degree on May 20 in San Antonio, Texas, at the Joe R, and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at the Convocation Center at the University of Texas. Buckley, who is the granddaughter of Jerry and ...

Brother keeps butting in and making things worse

Dear Annie: I am feeling so desperate, angry and frustrated. I deal with depression, and my brother is certainly not helping matters. I am 65. I cannot do a lot of lifting because of back problems, so I wait for my grandkids to come and help me when they can, which is not so often as I'd ...

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Wells Lions 52 Club Raffle winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of June 11 is Pat Barron of Escanaba. Lippens won $100. This was week 45 of the raffle. Amvets to host band Cross Roads this Friday ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 at 1315 North Lincoln ...

P.E.O. honors Krenek with scholarship

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s P.E.O. Chapter Z was delighted to honor an outstanding young woman pursuing further education while displaying great character, courage, and enthusiasm as a recent Escanaba High School graduate. A member-generated $500 scholarship was gifted to Cassandra Krenek, who ...

When others jump to conclusions over medical issues

Dear Annie: This concerns unwanted reactions by others to my husband's and my medical problems. My husband has balance and coordination problems, for which we have been seeking answers for years. He sometimes stumbles or falls. I have experienced a degeneration in tendons of both hands and have ...

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U.P. Honor Flight to host motorcycle ride POWERS — The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight will be hosting a Summer Fun Ride for motorcycle riders on Saturday, July 14. The ride departs from TJ’s Sports Bar in Powers at noon CST. Money raised from the ride benefits the Honor Flight, which ...