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Breakfasts continue at Escanaba Eagles Club ESCANABA — Sunday breakfasts at Escanaba Eagles at 608 Ludington Street will continue every third and fifth Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a cost for the breakfast, and take-out meals are available. For those dining in, ...

If doing less means saving more, try these 5 money moves

The coronavirus has upended countless jobs, schools and bank accounts. But while undoubtedly more people are struggling than not, those who are still working may have seen their expenses actually drop due to canceled travel, limited dining options and more time at home. If you’ve managed to ...

Dealing with death and loss in the digital age

Dear Annie: As we live in an electronically connected world, there is a downside that bothers me. I have had a couple of friends die and their Facebook and LinkedIn accounts have remained active. On their birthdays, I receive notifications. I find it creepy. In my mind, LinkedIn is for ...

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Book donations paused ESCANABA — The Delta County League of Women Voters is no longer able to accept donations of used books due to a lack of storage space. This includes books that were being dropped off at the Daily Press office. The League will notify the public when they are once ...

When does debt relief do more harm than good?

In a crisis, long-term planning may lose out to quick and dirty solutions — regardless of the consequences. As the pandemic and its economic fallout continues, more cash-strapped consumers could fall into this trap if the Great Recession is any indicator. A recent report by the Consumer ...

Wood joins Society of Mayflower Descendants

GLADSTONE — The Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan is proud to announce that William (Bill) Wood of Gladstone has successfully completed the necessary documentation of his ancestry to qualify for membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants. He was able to trace his heritage ...

Daughter’s boyfriend is coming to visit — is he infected?

Dear Annie: My adult daughter, who lives in a southern state with a notoriously high incidence of the coronavirus cases, informed us she would be bringing her boyfriend to our home when she visits us at Christmas. I’ve never met this gentleman and do not know his personal or social habits. My ...

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Church rummage sale Saturday in Bark River BARK RIVER — The Bark River United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The church is located at 3716 D Road in Bark River, two miles south of U.S. 2 and 41 and across from the Off-Road Race ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy of John Prokos Pictured are George Rouman, left, and Jim Prokos in 1954 at the Boston Sweet Shop. The shop was located on the northwest corner of 10th Street and Ludington Street.

Keeping kids active while ­learning from home – and why it’s vital

When schools close to protect families from the coronavirus, the main worry for many parents might be the lost learning. But for students who end up staying indoors and staring at phones and monitors most of the day, there could be health costs, too. “You have to give the parents some grace ...

Free trials aren’t free if you forget to cancel

Dear Heloise: I have a habit of signing up for free trials for a number of different services, subscriptions, monthly deliveries, etc. The problem is, I forget to cancel after the free term, and then I see these charges on my credit card! Now I keep a detailed notebook about each ...

Handkerchief stories, told with much love

Dear Readers: A number of you wrote in with very touching stories about your loved ones and handkerchiefs. I’m printing a few so they bring you some comfort. Dear Annie: I’ve been smiling at the letters you’ve received on this subject, because they reminded me that that’s how my ...

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Delta County MARSP meetings canceled ESCANABA — Due to COVID-19 concerns, the September, October, and November meetings of the Delta County Chapter of MARSP have been canceled. Menominee County Voiture fundraiser HERMANSVILLE — The Voiture 1288 gun raffle fundraiser for nurses' training ...

Should students gamble on an income share agreement?

Students watching the COVID-19 pandemic play out have reason to be wary of taking on additional loans for college. With what could be a slow economic recovery, signing up for an additional bill that comes each month, no matter what, might sound like a bad idea. Federal student loan payments ...

Adopt a pet for the kids

Dear Readers: A great way to teach your child compassion and responsibility is by adopting a pet that is looking for a forever home. Animal shelters are full of cats and dogs that could be a perfect fit for your family. Bring your children with you to the shelter so everyone has an opportunity ...

Creating a back-to-school routine

(Family Features) — If there’s one thing parents know, it’s children thrive on routines. When it seems like everything is changing, routines can create stability. “When children know what to expect, they don’t feel powerless and out of control,” said Rashelle Chase from KinderCare ...

Coworkers just can’t leave work at the office

Dear Annie: I work a part-time job with great people who love their jobs. One of our co-workers got married and two of my co-workers and I went to the wedding together. The whole time, all they talked about was work. Periodically, I would chime in and change the subject. The other evening, we ...

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Seventh Day Adventist food pantry hours ESCANABA — The Community Service Center food pantry adjacent to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Escanaba is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday and Friday. Bay de Noc Lions Club seeks members ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Lions Club has issued an ...

Labor Day and rediscovering work

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column was written by Lori Rose, former Daily Press staffer and sister of Friday columnist Karen Wils, who is on a medical break). ESCANABA — When I was a kid, there was a steady stream of music from the basement. Yes, there were countless hours of The Who ...

Some remote workers may be in for year-end tax surprise

If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. The issue gained national attention in May, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York said out-of-state health care workers who ...