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Photo courtesy the Delta County Historical Society Customers flock to a sidewalk sale at Fineman’s F & G Clothing Store in Escanaba. The store was owned by Jack and Bernice Fineman.

Bay names top students to dean’s list

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College has announced the names of the students who were named to the dean’s list for attainment of scholarly excellence during the fall 2019 semester. To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.50 grade point average out of a possible ...

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Sing Off event returns NAHMA — The fourth annual Sing Off will be held at the Nahma General Store on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The singer registration fee is payable by 6:30 p.m. that evening. Singers must be at least 18 years old and have their own professional karaoke CDG. First, ...

Dvorak to perform Sunday at folk dance series

CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. — On Sunday, Jan. 12, modern-day troubadour Mark Dvorak will perform at the Second Sunday Folk Dance at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Mich. The music starts at 4 p.m. CT and includes an opening set by White Water and a one hour concert by Dvorak. The second ...

The success story of saving ‘Batman’ the kitten

Dear Heloise: Of all the places in San Antonio to get an oil change, I happened to pull into the one that had found a tiny, black NEWBORN KITTEN that morning. He couldn’t have been more than 2 or 3 days old. An abscess had formed on his neck, and I knew a feral mother cat would not waste her ...

Missing the instruction manual that never was

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the lack of information and instructions with new gadgets: “Dear Heloise: I recently bought an appliance for my kitchen, but it came without instructions on how to use and clean it. The same thing happened when I bought a new cellphone. Have ...

Putting husband’s body on display for dying man

Dear Annie: My husband, “Robert,” and I moved back to our hometown several years ago to help with aging parents. I went back to work as a nurse, and he joined his father’s law firm. Upon moving back, we struck up a friendship with an old acquaintance of Robert’s. “Tim” and Robert ...

Mental health issues testing relationship with adult son

Dear Annie: I have a 31-year-old son who has always struggled with mental illness issues. He was diagnosed with depression at age 15 and again in his early 20s when we sent him to a weeklong involuntary residential treatment. He will not stay on medication or go to counseling. In the ...

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Blue Mass planned ESCANABA — A special “Blue Mass” will be held in honor of first responders and those who have fallen in the line of duty at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba on Jan. 26. The service is for people of all faiths. All police officers, correctional ...

How to take charge of your credit in 2020

By now, you’ve encountered the world of credit, whether it was renting your first apartment or figuring out how to pay for a kitchen remodel. Whatever your financial goals this year, your credit is likely to play a role in achieving them. Take a fresh approach to your credit by brushing up ...

Couple is still on the fence about having children

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for five years. We are in our early 30s and child-free. We talked about having children before we got married. At the time, we were both very much on the fence. We promised to keep checking in with each other and having honest conversations about ...

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Dance in Rock Jan. 12 ROCK — There will be a dance at the Rock Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Mapleridge Rd., on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Music will be provided by Old Friends. There is a cost at a the door, and a free-will donation lunch will be available. All proceeds ...

Enjoying the magic of winter trails

ESCANABA — Like magic, Upper Michigan’s trails will whisk you into a winter wonderland! Winter trails can pull on the hands of time and “tick-tock” you back into the days of old. Cities have their six-lane freeways, cloverleaf exits and roundabouts. The pace is fast. North country ...

Tips for writing post-holiday thank-you notes

Dear Readers: Have you and/or your kids and grandkids written THANK-YOU NOTES for holiday gifts? A handwritten thank-you note is not only appropriate, it tells the gift-givers that you appreciate them. Rules for thank-yous, from Good Housekeeping magazine: Mention the gift specifically and ...

Bitter over news of sister-in-law’s pregnancy

Dear Annie: Since I was a little girl, I’ve always known I wanted to be a mother. Now, as a woman in her late 20s, and after four failed embryo transfers through IVF, that dream seems less and less a reality. My husband and I shared our news of infertility with his sister and her husband ...

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Wells Lions Club raffle winner announced WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions 52 Club Raffle for the week of Jan. 6 is Willard LaMarche of Escanaba, who won $100. This was week 23 of the raffle. Blue Mass planned ESCANABA — A special “Blue Mass” will be held in honor of first ...

Nine gadgets worthy of your kitchen

I love a shiny new kitchen object as much as the next cook, and at times my kitchen has resembled a kitchen specialty store. But if you have a small kitchen, counter space and cabinet storage are at a premium. Here are some of my all-time favorite gadgets to make your cooking life ...

These money rules of thumb can be handy

To calculate a restaurant server’s tip, double the first number on the bill. A $62.47 tab gets a $12 tip. If the bill is more than $100, double the first two digits. That’s an example of a money rule of thumb that is imperfect but useful, which is the idea — inexact starting points for ...

Caron makes LSSU dean’s list

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Logan Caron of Escanaba has been included on the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at Lake Superior State University. To make the dean’s list, students must achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Caron is majoring in communication ...

Ryan recognized at Belmont

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rachel Ryan of Manistique qualified for the fall 2019 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 38 percent of Belmont’s 8,481 students ...