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Photo courtesy Barry Holm The Gladstone High School wrestling team finished its 1968-1969 season — its first ever — with a win over Munising in its last regular season match. On the team are, from left, in front, Bob Neely, Randy Smith, Mason Thibault, Dick DeMay, Mark Christiansen and ...

What can be learned about high-dollar charity from 2020

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by David Campbell of Binghamton University, State University of New York; Elizabeth J. Dale of Seattle University, and Jasmine McGinnis Johnson of ...

Is it OK to unfriend family after the falling out?

Dear Annie: My sister and I don’t speak anymore after a falling out with our now-deceased mother. It was a bad falling out, as she talked my mother into making her the sole heir of her estate because I am a lesbian. We recently had to speak because of our father’s declining health. My ...

Briefs

Menominee County Dems to meet MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Dems will be holding their monthly meeting via Zoom on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. CST. For those without a computer, the meeting can be joined via phone. The public is welcome to attend. For Zoom or call-in information, email ...

Archer Michael

ANDERSON — A baby boy, Archer Michael, was born Feb. 8, to Dymond and Bryan Anderson of Gladstone. The baby was delivered at 8:19 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18 3/4 inches long. Archer joins on sister at home. His grandparents Hope and Mike ...

Heart of the North Lions make, donate masks

Courtesy photo Bark River-Harris Superintendent, Jason Lockwood, is shown accepting 150 face masks for students from Heart of the North Lions Past President Jane Lanaville, and her grandson, BR-H student Carter Porath. The face masks were made by Heart of the North Lions members as a community ...

Heart of the North Lions make, donate masks

Courtesy photo Bark River-Harris Superintendent, Jason Lockwood, is shown accepting 150 face masks for students from Heart of the North Lions Past President Jane Lanaville, and her grandson, BR-H student Carter Porath. The face masks were made by Heart of the North Lions members as a ...

I stopped spending for a month, and you can too

In January, I took up a no-spend challenge. That’s right — I refrained from making nonessential purchases for one whole month. With my travel and entertainment expenses basically nonexistent during the pandemic, the challenge really boiled down to two categories: shopping and food ...

I stopped spending for a month, and you can too

In January, I took up a no-spend challenge. That’s right — I refrained from making nonessential purchases for one whole month. With my travel and entertainment expenses basically nonexistent during the pandemic, the challenge really boiled down to two categories: shopping and food ...

The new COVID-19 Social Security scam

Dear Heloise: The inspector general of Social Security has issued a warning about fraudulent letters. These letters inform people that due to the COVID-19 virus, there will be a suspension of Social Security benefits because the offices are now closed. The scammers then pretend to be you and ...

The new COVID-19 Social Security scam

Dear Heloise: The inspector general of Social Security has issued a warning about fraudulent letters. These letters inform people that due to the COVID-19 virus, there will be a suspension of Social Security benefits because the offices are now closed. The scammers then pretend to be you and ...

Going from gift-giver to grumpy-Grinch

Dear Annie: I have a good one for you, Annie. This past Christmas, I assembled Italian-dinner care packages for two of my neighbors, with jars of my homemade sauce, homemade meatballs, Italian bread and boxes of spaghetti. For one of the neighbors, I also included a nice candle and a throw ...

Going from gift-giver to grumpy-Grinch

Dear Annie: I have a good one for you, Annie. This past Christmas, I assembled Italian-dinner care packages for two of my neighbors, with jars of my homemade sauce, homemade meatballs, Italian bread and boxes of spaghetti. For one of the neighbors, I also included a nice candle and a throw ...

Briefs

New support group launched for caregivers ESCANABA — UPCAP has announced a new virtual support group for caregivers. The support group provides a safe place where you can share feelings, get social support, learn from others, discuss caregiving skills, learn about local resources, and talk ...

Briefs

New support group launched for caregivers ESCANABA — UPCAP has announced a new virtual support group for caregivers. The support group provides a safe place where you can share feelings, get social support, learn from others, discuss caregiving skills, learn about local resources, and talk ...

Yooper Valentines are something special

ESCANABA — Yooper Valentines come in many shapes and forms. “I love you” written in the snow is one of the most common and most romantic. A heart-shaped pasty, slightly red with catsup means true love. Homemade heart-shaped cakes and cookies are a sweet way to celebrate St. ...

Get those tough money tasks off your to-do list

Nothing sparks procrastination quite like a to-do list of financial tasks. Sometimes the only thing scarier than making a financial choice in the first place is making the WRONG choice, which can happen when you don’t totally understand what you’re doing. In that sense, the default — ...

Slept with wife’s nieces, thought they’d be ‘discreet’

Dear Annie: I live in a small town with my wife of 33 years. My wife has a large family, most of whom live in the same state as us. Two of her siblings had daughters the same age who grew up like sisters. Last summer her two nieces came to stay with us for a week while on a break from college. ...

Briefs

Menominee County Dems to meet MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Dems will be holding their monthly meeting via Zoom on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. CST. For those without a computer, the meeting can be joined via phone. The public is welcome to attend. For Zoom or call-in information, email ...

A special Valentines meal can take many forms this year

As we come to the end of a collective year of pandemic firsts, Valentine’s Day is next up. And showing love and gratitude can feel more important than ever. Perhaps during a regular year, you and your dearest might have gone out for a romantic dinner, or somewhere special like the theater, ...