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Falling in love with remote work and scared it will end

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s and fortunate enough to have a job that I’ve been able to do remotely since the outbreak of the pandemic back in March. Working from home has its drawbacks, but on the whole, I’ve come to really enjoy it. For one, I used to drive an hour and 15 minutes each ...

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First UMC cookie walk canceled for 2020 ESCANABA — Due to concerns about COVID-19, the First United Methodist Church of Escanaba, located at 302 S. 6th St., will not be holding its annual Cookie Walk in December. This will be the first time the church has not held a cookie walk since ...

Remember When?

Daily Press file photo It started as a bank building in 1888 and was one of the first buildings to be constructed in Gladstone. Hotel Delta was the home of the Exchange Bank and the late William L. Marble said the Gladstone State Bank had its early beginning on the left side of the first ...

Celebrate the season with dishes from morning to night

(Family Features) — The holiday season and all its celebrating often means full days of visiting family and friends, opening gifts and enjoying moments with loved ones, even if much of that interaction may take place virtually this year. With all the laughter and happiness, you’re bound to ...

What to do when the kids are hooked to their phones

Dear Annie: My husband and I have two teenage children, and both of us work out of the home. We try hard to be engaged in our children’s lives and be aware of everything they’re doing. As working parents, it’s not easy, but we try hard. As our children have become teenagers, we’ve ...

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NARFE meeting goes virtual for November ESCANABA — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1900 will meet via Zoom at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25. NARFE members who are not on the Chapter email distribution and who want to receive the Zoom link and password should ...

Students react to pandemic: ‘2020 Figure Skating’

Editor’s note: The following is part of a series of journal entries, drawings, and poetry created by Escanaba students as they navigate the pandemic. Today’s poem is by sixth grader Anna Martin. — — — 2020 Figure Skating By Anna Martin Tiny white sheets of snow Fly into ...

Popping up holiday fun

(Family Features) — During a holiday season that may not quite feel the same for many families, you can add a magic touch to at-home festivities with activities and treats that get everyone involved. Creating decorative holiday sweets allows little ones and grown-ups alike to take part in the ...

Lights on sale for Tree of Honor and Remembrance

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis is kicking off its annual Christmas Tree of Honor and Remembrance. Lights can be purchased in Remembrance of loved ones or to Honor someone special. Lights are available for purchase until Dec. 1. Lights can be purchased in remembrance of a ...

Good manners on the road can save a life

Today’s Sound Off is about bad driving habits. Dear Heloise: All cars come with turn signal capabilities, so why is it some drivers never seem to use them? I nearly had an accident today when a driver didn’t use his signals to indicate that he was changing lanes. I may have been in his ...

Skipping the balloons for your celebration to help the planet

Dear Annie: We all know plastics are polluting our oceans. I don’t have numbers, but the proportion of balloons amidst us is frightening. In my family, we released balloons to send love to a child lost too young. Although we did it before plastic statistics were the norm, it still makes me ...

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Delta County MARSP meeting canceled ESCANABA — The December meeting of the Delta County MARSP has been canceled. The proceeds from the food collection drive had been designated for the St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry. If you wish to make a donation, feel free to do so. No ...

Some common financial advice that rarely fits all

When I hear financial tips that are unrealistic or shame-inducing, I cringe. Any advice that makes complicated money moves seem like an easy path to profit is downright dangerous. Questionable guidance is all around, oversimplifying important decisions or claiming a one-size-fits-all ...

Right to Life poster winners named

Courtesy photo The Right to Life of Delta County has announced the winners of its annual Respect Life Poster Contest. In the grade 3-5 category, Rosalynne Quinlan won first place. In the grade 6-8 category, Savannah Quinlan won first place and Asher Quinlan won second place. At left, they are ...

Hanging pictures for maximum impact

Dear Heloise: I enjoy reading your column very much. Many good hints. I have several family pictures in all sorts of frames and sizes. I want to put them on a wall in the guest bedroom, where they can be seen. Is there a way to do this? Thank you. — Reader in Troy, Ohio Reader in Troy, ...

Is kicking out the adult children responsible?

Dear Annie: I have two grown children living at home. Both are disrespectful to me and to my husband. I feel obligated to allow them to live here since they don’t have anywhere to go, stable jobs or means of transportation. How can I get rid of them and move on with my life? — Tired of ...

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Wells Lions Club raffle winner named WELLS — The Wells Lions Club has announced the latest winner of its 52-week raffle. The winner for the week of Nov. 16 is Nickie Marenger of Escanaba, who won $100. This was week 16 of the raffle. First UMC Cookie Walk canceled for 2020 ESCANABA — ...

An ode to the old outhouse and its magic

ESCANABA — The most important things about deer camp is… good food and drinks? No. Comfy beds and a good warm woodstove…? No. A good bunch of guys, cribbage board, cards… No. The most important thing deer camp needs is a good sturdy, clean and cold outhouse. Deer camp just ...

How small businesses can help workers save money

Donna Skemp of Bend, Oregon, struggled to save before she signed up for an automatic savings plan offered by her employer’s payroll services company. Now, some of her pay goes into a federally insured, interest-paying savings account that she can access any time with a debit card. “It’s ...

Dreaming of Memphis but not sure where to start

Dear Annie: I have always dreamed of moving to Memphis, Tennessee, and would really like to do so. It cost so much to get a hotel there, so I know I would need to find an apartment to rent pretty quickly. Can you give me some advice on what I can do as soon as I get there to get situated? I do ...