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Diabetes and heart ­­failure could be deadly

For people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes, heart failure posed the greatest five-year risk of death, more than any other heart or kidney disease, according to new research. The study, published Tuesday in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and ...

Former love’s death leaves unanswered questions

Dear Annie: I’m heartbroken over an event that took place 52 years ago. I dated a girl in high school for several years and was truly in love. After I graduated from high school in 1967, I asked her to marry me. She took my hand and said that she couldn’t because she was pregnant from her ...

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Escanaba River Legion to hold meeting July 1 FLAT ROCK — The monthly meeting of the Escanaba River American Legion Post 115 and the Auxiliary will be held at the Escanaba Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1. Salvation Army social service available ESCANABA — Social service ...

Diocese awards grants to churches, schools

MARQUETTE — Legacy of Faith has been awarding grants to Catholic parishes, schools and social services since 2002. The latest round of grants approved for 2020-2021 mark the endowment fund’s 20th year of grant making. Terri Gadzinski has been director since the fund’s inception. “We ...

Organized coupon clipping may need more than scissors

Dear Heloise: I’m a coupon clipper and use them frequently — when I remember to pick them up before leaving to get groceries. I’d either stick them in a pocket and forget to give them to the checker or would lose them. Then I had an idea: Tape the coupon to the item before putting it in ...

Wedding blues: We’re not attending due to COVID-19

Dear Annie: This summer we have been invited to four weddings. Of the four events, three have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are in the high-risk category with our age and underlying health conditions. The one remaining scheduled wedding would require us to travel by car to ...

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Gladstone Class of 1970 reunion canceled GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School Class of 1970 50th reunion scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19. The reunion committee will update classmates with any plans for another reunion. Lions seek members ESCANABA ...

The sweet serenade of U.P. amphibians

ESCANABA — The wet grass, the water’s edge, underneath the garden pots — lively little hoppers are everywhere. Frog, frog, toad, it’s like a child’s game out there in the wetlands. Tree frogs, American toads and gorgeous green leapers are signs of a healthy environment. This year, ...

3 essential post-graduation questions for new grads

Life after graduation is always an unknown. But the coronavirus pandemic has added even more uncertainty for the nearly 4 million students expected to receive college degrees in 2019-20, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. “I feel like when you graduate, you go out ...

Stiff collared shirts just need a bit of starch

Dear Heloise: My husband the golfer is very particular about his polo shirts. The collars no longer lie flat, and he wants me to buy new shirts. I think that’s silly. So, is there a way to perk up the collars? — Kay in California Kay, yes there’s an easy fix. The sizing (a starch-like ...

Anger may be easier than grief in the face of loss

Dear Annie: I am shattered and torn apart. My son, who served eight and half years in prison for drugs, was released last Thanksgiving. Within four days of release, “Ray” had a job as a cook, had joined a gym and was working out every day. His life was all positive. Then the pandemic ...

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Escanaba River Legion to meet July 1 FLAT ROCK — The monthly meeting of the Escanaba River American Legion Post 115 and the Auxiliary will be held at the Escanaba Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1. Planned North Central ­multi-class reunion­ POWERS — A reunion for ...

Christine Bergquist retiring after 30 years in ministry

BARK RIVER — Pastor Christine Bergquist of the Bark River and Hermansville United Methodist Churches is retiring after 30 years of ministry. Bergquist began her ministry in 1990 when she became a Licensed Local Pastor in the Detroit Annual Conference and Marquette District of the United ...

Ohman graduates from NIU

DeKALB, Ill. — Over 2,500 students received their degrees from Northern Illinois University in May. Included among the graduates was Kendra Ohman of Escanaba, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in Special Education-Learning Behavior Specialist I with PEL. Northern Illinois ...

Daigneault completes associates

MARINETTE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin Green Bay Marinette Campus has announced that former Delta County resident Brittney Daigneault, now of Menominee, has graduated with an associates of arts and science degree. Brittany was also awarded with an Academic Discipline Award in English ...

Herioux honored on president’s list

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. — There were more than 600 students from Saginaw Valley State University whose determination and commitment to academic excellence earned them a spot on the winter 2020 semester president’s list. Sydney Herioux, of Gladstone, was among the students recognized for ...

Taylor named to SVSU dean’s list

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. — More than 1,800 students from Saginaw Valley State University earned a spot on the winter 2020 semester deans’ list. William Taylor, of Germfask, was among those honored for academic excellence. To be eligible for the deans’ list, a student must take at least ...

How to plan and budget for your DIY goals now

Did you find yourself cooped up during the pandemic-induced stay-at-home orders, blankly staring at the walls of your house, longing for more? Maybe you wanted to travel or go out to dinner with friends. Or maybe you just wanted a fresh coat of paint on that wall. If you found yourself in ...

Hiding the year-old baby from children, ex-wife

Dear Annie: Two and a half years ago, while my business was doing well, my marriage of 30+ years wasn’t. It was that same old case of drifting apart due to the pressures of life. Our kids had left home except for one, and we looked at downsizing. We signed up for a new apartment, so we had ...

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Free Escanaba AMVETS ­membership offered ESCANABA — All local veterans are invited to bring their DDT214 to AMVETS Post 123, located at 1315 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba, to receive a one-year membership compliments of the post. All branches of service are welcome. This offer is for new ...