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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 ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy Sandi St Peter At right, a float from Bark River’s centennial celebration in 1971 is shown. The float, with missiles and cannon, was built by Tim St Peter of Escanaba, who was then the vice commander of the Bark River American Legion. The trailer was pulled by small, gray ...

Sitting and diabetes in older adults: Does timing matter?

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.Today’s piece is by John Bellettiere, University of California San Diego; Andrea LaCroix, University of California San Diego, and Matthew Mclaughlin, University of ...

Finding forgiveness means seeing both sides

Dear Annie: My daughter-in-law could probably have written the letter about the person trying too hard to please their disapproving mother-in-law. The reality is that there are always two sides to every story. Mine is that at some point, I did or said something to hurt my daughter-in-law. But ...

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NARFE Chapter 1900 meeting Wednesday MARQUETTE — Special Agent John Fortunato of the Marquette FBI office will be the guest speaker at the April Zoom meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1900. The meeting will begin at at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April ...

Male or female? Your brain isn’t that different

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Lise Eliot of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. (THE CONVERSATION) — Everyone knows the difference between male and ...

Why do people keep shortening words?

Dear Heloise: Why can’t people use the complete words these days? For instance: “congrats” instead of “congratulations,” “refi” instead of “refinance,” “celeb” in place of “celebrity” or “intro” instead of “introduction.” There are more such examples, but these ...

It’s possible to avoid rock bottom — but you have to act

Dear Annie: This is about the 40-year-old alcoholic with two kids who is refusing rehab. “Hitting bottom” is unwise advice, and unwarranted. He yet may end up homeless and on the streets or worse, but there are more options needed. Don’t fall for the AA 12-step “hitting bottom” credo ...

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Scholarships to be awarded May 26 ESCANABA — On Friday, April 16, the Escanaba Area Public Schools District’s scholarship committee met to allocate over $650,000 in local scholarships to deserving applicants from the class of 2021. The committee was pleased to announce that $394,592 is ...

Don’t let self-care sabotage your savings

Don’t worry, this article won’t tell you to forgo every face scrub and cappuccino that calls your name and only spend money on survival needs. Of course, you should treat yourself and practice self-care, particularly during a nightmarish pandemic. And retailers want you to care for ...

Misinformation, disinformation and hoaxes

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Michael J. O’Brien and Izzat Alsmadi, both of Texas A&M-San Antonio. (THE CONVERSATION) Sorting through the vast amount of information ...

Daughter threatening dating dad’s immigration

Dear Annie: I am 70 years old and have just relocated to the U.S. from overseas, after an unexpected divorce. It was my daughter’s suggestion for me to move here. I’ve bought a house and am 5 miles from my daughter’s house. This is the first time in years that I have lived close to her ...

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AA meetings at the Delta Drop In Center ESCANABA — Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Delta Drop In Center every day at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The center is located at 1500 N. 19th Street in Escanaba. Masks are required at all meetings. Survivors of Suicide Group to meet WELLS — The ...

April means Earth Day and trout fishing

ESCANABA — Earth Day and the opening day of trout season — the last Saturday of April — go together like a good glass of wine and some tasty cheese. Earth day (April 22) is every day in the U.P. Yoopers are forever devoted to protecting our beautiful woodlands and waters. Trout ...

Williams inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. — Kirsten Williams 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. Williams was initiated at St. Norbert College. Williams is among approximately 30,000 students, ...

Why our dislikes should be celebrated as much as our likes

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Jonathan Gray, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (THE CONVERSATION) — Millions might tune into the Oscars every year, but I’m always ...

Girls’ trip is getting to be a bit too crowded

Dear Annie: I’m thrilled to finally be planning trips with friends again, now that we’re all vaccinated and things are opening back up. Two of my best friends — let’s call them “Molly” and “Bella” — and I rented a vacation house about two and a half hours away, planning to do ...