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Memorializing a loved one during the pandemic

(Family Features) — Among the many struggles of the pandemic are finding ways to grieve and honor a loved one who has died under the constraints of COVID-19. The missed opportunity for a traditional funeral or memorial service has left some at a loss for how to honor their loved one’s life ...

Can’t get over past hurts caused by husband

Dear Annie: I’m so confused, and I don’t know what to do. I have been married for four months, and I truly love my husband and believe that he loves me. My problem is that he cheated on me about two years ago with multiple women, and not only that, he proposed to one of them. It’s a ...

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Holy Name Class of ‘60 cancels reunion ESCANABA — Due to continuing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy Name High School Class of 1960 has canceled a tentatively scheduled summer reunion. Classmates may call 906-786-3415 if they have further questions regarding the ...

How to travel safely and cheaply this summer

As vaccination rates inch upward, Americans are beginning to travel again. More than 10 times as many passengers passed through Transportation Security Administration screenings in the first week of April compared with the same period last year, a sign that some degree of normalcy is returning. ...

Lemon cheesecake with fresh fruit is a summer treat

(Culinary.net) — Fresh fruit is finally in season. When the sun is out and kids are hitting the pool, it’s also time to indulge in some sweet fruit flavors. Watermelon, berries, bananas and more can all be found near perfect ripeness at grocery stores or farmer’s markets during the warm ...

Not interested in sharing work history upon meeting people

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 15 years. During that time, I have had several retail and grocery store jobs. Currently, I do not work because most retail and grocery store jobs have me working nights and weekends, and when doing that, I hardly ever see my husband, since he ...

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Holy Name reunion meeting Monday ESCANABA — The Holy Name Class of 1966 will be having a reunion meeting Monday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Escanaba Country Club. Anyone interested is invited. For any questions, call or text Patti at 906-280-1484. Survivors of Suicide Group to meet May ...

The quiet roar of spring’s first dandelions

ESCANABA — A brave little lion is hiding by the backyard fence. Even though the cold April winds blow, this tough lion takes root. This cat claws its way upward and blossoms forth with its fluffy yellow mane even though the nights are still cold. Nothing is as stubborn as the common ...

Arbor Day should be about growing trees, not just planting them

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Karen D. Holl, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Pedro Brancalion, Universidade de Sao Paulo. (THE CONVERSATION) For 149 years, ...

He left her for a man but won’t support her gay daughter

Dear Annie: My second husband and I were together for 20 years. I’ll call him “Dominic.” We met at a vulnerable time in my life, and he was the kindest man I ever met. Dominic wanted to get married immediately, but I was reluctant, as I’d just gotten out of a marriage with a cheater, ...

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Wells Lions Club raffle winner named ESCANABA — The winner of the Wells Lions Club 52-week raffle for the week of April 26 is Dave Artley of Escanaba, who won $100. This was week 39 of the raffle. Onagomingkway DAR plans meeting ESCANABA — The Onagomingkway Chapter, NSDAR, will hold ...

Shopping small makes a big impact on your community

I get it. It’s easy to shop on Amazon. Running low on toilet paper? Need lightbulbs? Want a bath caddy on a whim? With two clicks and even less thought, the item you need/want/desire is at your doorstep, often in 48 hours or less. Shopping locally requires more thought. Supporting small ...

Get the kids in on cleaning in age-appropriate ways

Dear Readers: Kids and cleaning are two things that don’t often go together. Let’s fix that. Kids of all ages can pitch in to help. Here’s a primer, experts agree, on who can do what based on age: Ages 2-3: Make the bed, pick up toys and books, put dirty clothes in the hamper, help feed ...

Rude cousin comes by unwanted and leaves when needed

Dear Annie: A cousin of mine found out that we get all the different sports networks in our cable package, and ever since, he has invited himself over to watch games at our house all the time, on a weekly basis. This was frustrating in itself — but then recently, something unbelievable ...

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Holy Name Class of 1966 meeting planned ESCANABA — The Holy Name Class of 1966 will be having a reunion meeting Monday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Escanaba Country Club. Anyone interested is invited. For any questions, call or text Patti at 906-280-1484. Loans available for Gladstone ...

Do you really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day?

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Tamara Hew-Butler, of Wayne State University. (THE CONVERSATION) The warmer weather and longer days have inspired reminders to “stay ...

Turning scalloped potatoes into tasty potato soup

Dear Heloise: I love scalloped potatoes, but sometimes make too much. So I like to take the leftover scalloped potatoes and turn them into potato soup in a big soup pot. Since the potatoes are already cooked and seasoned with chicken broth, milk, salt, garlic and onions, the whole recipe takes ...

Lexi Winling inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. — Lexi Winling of Gladstone, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Winling was initiated at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Winling is among approximately 30,000 ...

Don’t give up on your dreams — at any age

Dear Annie: I just wanted to thank you for encouraging the 63-year-old mom who is trying to complete her vocational nursing degree. She is not too old, by any stretch, and though her kids may mean well, she should not give up on her dream of being a nurse. I’m a 57-year-old registered ...

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Labyrinth open to the public in Gladstone GLADSTONE — Trinity Episcopal Church in Gladstone is inviting the public to use its labyrinth, located on the corner of 9th Street and Dakota Avenue. The labyrinth is a type of prayer walk that has been used for centuries. Individuals pray as they ...