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NAMI to meet July 18 MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support ...

Handling the unbearable stink of smelly shoes

Dear Heloise: My husband has a problem with his shoes: They SMELL TERRIBLE. How can I get his shoes to smell better? — C.H. in Arizona This is a common problem in the summer. First, if the inside soles can be removed, take them out. Dampen the bottom inside of the shoes using a hand ...

Local students make UW Oshkosh dean’s list

OSHKOSH, Wis. — University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have announced the names of students who qualified for the university’s dean’s list and honor roll in spring 2019. On that list are Joshua Kriegl of Escanaba and Christina Myers of Gladstone. To qualify for the honor roll on the ...

Brother’s health needs are becoming a strain on sister

Dear Annie: My older brother is disabled. He was quite functional after he first had a stroke, but did not take care of himself. He wouldn’t take his medications, ate unhealthy food, drank too much and watched TV all day. As a result, he is now very disabled. Has difficulty walking, ...

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Christian Closet to close ESCANABA — The Christian Closet of the Escanaba Church of Christ has been open for many years, and has enjoyed providing aid to the community by supplying clothing, food, and household items to monthly guests. The Christian Closet will be open for the last time ...

The long, outdoorsy history of beer

ESCANABA — “Roll out the barrel; we’ll have a barrel of fun.” Let’s put our blues on the run, like the famous Beer Barrel Polka says. Beer is a big thing in Upper Michigan. What made Milwaukee famous has spilled over into our area, too. A nice cold beer has long been the ultimate ...

Legion Post 438, Auxiliary officers installed

BARK RIVER — American Legion District 11 Commander Wendy Sexton recently installed Post 438 of Bark River officers for the 2019-2020 year. The officers for the year are Commander Gary Bergquist, 1st Vice Commander Ken Veeser, 2nd Vice Commander Dennis Hopkins, Adjutant Joseph Potvin, ...

Teach your teen about college costs starting now

Many families struggle to pay college expenses for one or two kids. Certified financial planner Sarah Carlson, mother of two sets of twins, will soon have all four of her children in college at the same time. The older twins are already there, to be joined soon by the younger two. But years ...

Uhazie graduates from UW-Platteville

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-­Platteville celebrated its 202nd commencement ceremonies May 10 and 11 in Williams Fieldhouse. Among those graduating with a bachelor’s degree was Collin Uhazie of Escanaba. UW-Platteville, founded in 1866, has been named the best in ...

With the move coming, should he stay or should he go?

Dear Annie: I will be moving soon — several states away — and I’m torn about the state of my relationship. I’ve been with my significant other for five years. That’s not something I can easily let go of. But we have been growing apart for some time now, and we’ve discussed that we ...

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Dance in Rock Sunday ROCK — A dance will be held at the Rock Community/Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Mapleridge Rd., on Sunday, July 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. Come enjoy the music of Ron Jay & The Country Strangers. There is a cost at the door. A free will donation lunch will be ...

Community Foundation supports Bonifas’ Escanaba Summer Music Camp

ESCANABA — The Bonifas Arts Center has been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation for Delta County and its Youth Advisory Committee in the amount of $1,000. This grant will fund in part the third annual Escanaba Summer Music Camp for youth, directed by Lorne Watson. The Community ...

How to wash greens for a safe and tasty treat

Dear Heloise: What’s the best way to SAFELY WASH GREENS? I love a fresh, delicious salad this time of year. — Kelly T. in San Antonio Kudos, Kelly, for eating greens! Here are a few hints: * Wash greens immediately before eating, not when you first bring them home. * From a head of ...

Maximizing beets’ flavor without all the mess

We sought a streamlined stovetop recipe for beets that maximized their sweet, earthy flavor — with minimal mess. Braising worked perfectly. We partially submerged the beets in just 1 1/4 cups of water so that they partially simmered and partially steamed. Halving the beets cut down our ...

Is helpful customer service only a distant memory?

Dear Annie: Am I the only one who feels that life is too complicated these days and that I feel absolutely powerless when it comes to calling a big company to get service? I am old enough to remember the days when we bought a television, put it in the car, drove home, plugged it in, played with ...

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Blueberry Fest set for July 28 in Isabella ISABELLA — The Annual Blueberry Fest will take place July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Isabella Community Hall, located on US 2 and Hwy 495. The event will feature blueberry pies and buckles, raffles, music, and a cake walk. The event is open to ...

Mission of Hope, The Newsboys coming to U.P. State Fairgrounds

ESCANABA — More than 25 area churches and 150 volunteers, with financial support by local businesses and agencies, are putting the finishing touches on “Mission of Hope” in Delta County. This one-day event will take place on the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba on Aug. 24, ...

Pining for some sweet pineapple? Go for it

Dear Readers: One of the best foods you can eat is a PINEAPPLE. It’s high in vitamin C and contains a healthy amount of vitamin A, beta carotene, thiamine, vitamins B5 and B6, and folate, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s antioxidant-rich, which boosts the body’s ...

Cancer screenings available through national program

ESCANABA — Low- or no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and services and follow-up care are available to local women through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP). Whether insured or not, BCCCNP helps women to receive the care they need. BCCNP can ...

Walking down the aisle with Dad means a tantrum from Mom

Dear Annie: I’m getting married in a few months, and I’m paying for everything myself. My parents are divorced and not on good terms, but I have a good relationship with both of them and want them there. Recently, my mom said she expects me to ask my grandfather (her father) to walk me ...