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When your wallet is a source of pain

Dear Readers: Do you know what goes into determining the insurance premium for your AUTO INSURANCE? Surprise! One factor may be your credit score. Not long ago (the 1990s), many insurance companies decided that your credit may be a good indicator of how likely you are to have a loss. That's ...

Briefs

Benefit for Baby Robitaille is Saturday ESCANABA — Baby Robitaille has been diagnosed with hypo plastic left heart syndrome. He will need three separate heart surgeries to sustain life. A benefit will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Escanaba Elks Lodge. There will be ...

Tips for saving money on health care

Americans on average spend more on health care than they do on groceries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Consumer Expenditure Survey. Saving money on medical care is a lot tougher than saving money on food, however. Two big culprits: opaque pricing and ever-changing ...

Materialistic or just speaking a different language?

Dear Annie: I've always been great at gift-giving. I enjoy giving others things that they will thoroughly enjoy. But others are rarely as good at getting gifts for me. I don't think I should feel bad for being a little materialistic; I think everyone likes getting thoughtful presents. I ...

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Training for homeless shelter volunteers set ESCANABA — New volunteer training sessions for Hope at the Inn homeless shelter will be held Monday, Oct. 29 at Grace Church, north M35 Gladstone, Rm 112, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4, at All Saints Church, 715 Wisconsin, Gladstone at 11:45 ...

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DAV to hold meeting ESCANABA — The next scheduled meeting for the DAV Chapter 24 will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Military Order of the Purple Heart building, located at 1202 Sheridan Road, Escanaba. All disabled veterans are welcome. Daily activities at the planned at ...

Foolproof French toast with crisp slices

This foolproof French toast recipe guarantees crisp, custardy slices by keeping things simple. Stale bread is standard, but we got better (and more efficient) results from oven-dried slices. For the batter, we beat milk, egg yolks, and melted butter for an indulgent coating; brown sugar, ...

November Bookmobile schedule set

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of November: Thursday, Nov. 1 County Road 557 Community Stop (John Blahnik Home) — 11 to 11:30 a.m. CT Char Moon Residence (N14435 Co. Rd 551) — 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. ET Hannahville ...

Ferris State announces local graduates

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Seven hundred and eighty-four students completed the requirements for certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design during the semester that ended in August 2018. Students ...

Is mom crazy or is grandma interfering?

Dear Annie: My ex-daughter-in-law believes that her 10-year-old son, my grandson, has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She has thought this ever since he had trouble on day one of his school career. To combat this problem, we tried martial arts, but she pulled him out of that because ...

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DAV to hold meeting ESCANABA — The next scheduled meeting for the DAV Chapter 24 will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Military Order of the Purple Heart building, located at 1202 Sheridan Road, Escanaba. All disabled veterans are welcome. NAMI to meet Oct. 29 MARQUETTE — ...

Silver Linings and Key Club raise money to tackle cancer

ESCANABA — Recently, the Escanaba High School Silver Linings and Key Club teamed up to raise money for the Delta County Cancer Alliance. Their initial goal was $1,000, but with the generous support of the community, they were able to raise over $4,000 for the organization. Raffle prizes ...

Halloween candy then and now

Editor’s note: Lori Rose is the sister of regular Friday columnist Karen Rose Wils and a former Daily Press staffer. ESCANABA — Are you a creamy or a crunchy? A chocolate or a vanilla? A Snickers or a Reese’s lover? These days, it seems like candies and treats are everywhere and ...

5 money-saving tips for Halloween costumes

NEW YORK (AP) — Shopping for Halloween costumes doesn't have to be scary. This year, shoppers can find more ways to save time and money. Discounters like Walmart and Target are expanding their costume offerings and creating designated sections where customers can find more of their ...

Grandparents have a history of abusive behavior

Dear Annie: I'm engaged to an amazing man, and we spend our days in a cute little house with our wonderful daughter. I sincerely have few complaints about my life. Alas, there is one dark cloud that I can't seem to shake. My fiance has a complicated relationship with his parents, and it stems ...

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Slingers to perform at Amvets tonight in Esky ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, will feature country band Slingers Friday, Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The public is welcome. Bay Sages to hear about bridge project ESCANABA — The next meeting ...

Rose receives Doc Jewell Award

Courtesy photo Mark Rose, left, of Escanaba recently received the "Doc Jewell Award" for service to Camp Hiawatha. In addition to many other roles in scouting and general support of Camp Hiawatha, Mark takes the lead in meeting requirements for testing the water at camp. The late Bob Jewell ...

Women’s Day of Reflection set for Nov. 10

MARQUETTE — “Give Me Jesus” is the focus of the Women’s Day of Reflection to be hosted by St. Michael Catholic Church in Marquette on Saturday, Nov. 10. Mary Sellars Malloy will again be the featured presenter and will engage participants in prayer and reflection on three of her ...

Two trainings for homeless shelter volunteers

ESCANABA — New volunteer training sessions for Hope at the Inn homeless shelter will be held Monday, Oct. 29 at Grace Church, north M35 Gladstone, Rm 112, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4, at All Saints Church, 715 Wisconsin, Gladstone at 11:45 a.m. Those who trained previously need not ...

Daughter has become a ‘natural’ woman

Dear Annie: My adult daughter recently visited from out of state, and she has developed some odd and off-putting habits. I really don't mean to judge her, but I'd also like to help her. At the same time, if I said anything, she might run a hundred miles in the opposite direction. She has ...