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Shower time is the very best time

ESCANABA — Bubbles, bubbles, suds and soap —this is a squeaky clean column! Nothing feels as awesome as a nice, refreshing shower after a day of raking, yard work and spring time clean-up. The indoor “rain room” is certainly a luxury that I couldn’t do without. There are a lot of ...

Powell graduates from MSU

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — On Saturday, May 4, Quinn Powell of Gladstone graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan with high honors. She is the daughter of Jim and Patti Powell of Gladstone. Powell graduated as a seven-time Angell Scholar, never receiving ...

Powell gets university honors

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Connor Powell of Gladstone, son of Jim and Patti Powell, was awarded university honors for the winter semester at the University of Michigan. The sophomore economics major will be interning at the Environmental Science Department in Ann Arbor this summer. He is ...

From root canals to impersonal robo-interviews

Dear Heloise: I always enjoy reading your hints in The (Alton, Ill.) Telegraph, but here is my hint for you: When you hear a sound that resembles the noise a cricket makes, it’s time to check your SMOKE DETECTORS. They probably need a new battery. One way to make sure you never have a dead ...

Too busy and stressed to delegate chores to the kids?

Dear Annie: I’m caught in a cycle of being too busy, tired and stressed out to ask my family for help with household chores. My husband tries, and he helps a bit, but the kids only chip in a little when I ride them. I’ve tried schedules, rewards and taking away privileges. But in the end, ...

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9/11 Memorial Quilt Project showing ESCANABA — The 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial Quilt Project “Sew We Never Forget” will hold a showing of a collection of 300 quilts honoring the victims of 9/11 in Escanaba this month. The showing will take place at Bay de Noc Community College, ...

Group provides sunscreen dispensers for young athletes and their fans

ESCANABA — On Friday, May 3, the Just Believe organization awarded sunscreen dispenser setups to Gladstone Athletic Director Andrew Jacques, to Justin Jacobsen for the Escanaba ballfields, and to Coach Drew Buyarski for the Menominee High School Athletic Department. The sunscreen ...

LSSU students at Bay College make dean’s list

ESCANABA — Five area residents made Lake Superior State University’s dean’s list for the spring (January) 2019 semester. All are earning baccalaureate degrees through classes offered at LSSU’s Regional Center on Bay College’s campus. Sarah Gakstatter, of Iron Mountain, and Emily ...

Preventing suicide by being there for others

Dear Readers: Different types of people can contemplate SUICIDE: teens, veterans, LGBTQ+, the elderly and trauma survivors. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org) recommends supporting someone who might be contemplating suicide with the following action ...

Does a lack of passion really mean a lack of love?

Dear Annie: I am in a relationship with a 71-year-old woman. I am 72. We have a lot in common and our relationship has moved toward moving in together. We have been intimate, but when we are, there is no passion on her part. Even after extensive foreplay, she has no passion. She just lies ...

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Amvets to host Ghost Riders Country Band ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is featuring The Ghost Riders Country Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 10. The public is welcome. Spring Salad Luncheon Friday in Escanaba ESCANABA — The 50th ...

50th Spring Salad Luncheon approaches

Courtesy photo The 50th Anniversary Spring Salad Luncheon will be held at First Presbyterian Church, located at 819 1st Ave. South in Escanaba, Friday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A donation will be taken at the door, and take out is available. Shown in the church kitchen are church ...

The path to finding mental health care for a child

For several months last spring and summer, my teen daughter, Caroline, experienced near-daily bouts of depression and debilitating panic attacks. During those episodes, she became extremely agitated, sobbing uncontrollably and aggressively rebuffing my attempts to comfort or reason with ...

Navigating trauma, estrangement, and forgiveness

Dear Annie: Your recent column signed by “Blamed for Bedlam” struck a chord with me, and I’d like to share my story. For 60 years, my brother and I were the closest of friends. He is godfather to my children, and you could even say he was a “soul father” to them as well. With my ...

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Wells Lions 52 club ­raffle winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of May 6 is Greg Yagudzinski of Escanaba. Yagudzinski won $100. This was week 40 of the raffle. Dragon and dinosaur event at museum MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy of Jim Brusoe Escanaba Daily Press delivery boys in Gladstone are pictured in this photo taken in 1952 in front of the Gladstone Press office. According to Jim Brusoe of DePere, Wis., the Gladstone office — with Gladstone Branch Manager Tom Bolger — was located on the 1000 ...

Teaching kids to make healthy choices

Meal and snack times provide a time to encourage healthy habits and conversation. When wise snacking is added to three nutritious meals a day, adults can achieve the total recommended daily guidelines for healthy American children. Grazing Over 27 percent of American children’s daily ...

Luedtke enlists in United States Army

ESCANABA — The United States Army has announced the enlistment of Brandon W. Luedtke of Escanaba, Mich. He is a 2015 graduate of Mid-Peninsula High School in Rock, and the son of Jenny Cooper of Wallace, Mich. and Joel Luedtke of Escanaba. Private Luedtke enlisted April 11, 2019 and ...

Contemplating divorce after 32 miserable years

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 32 years, but my wife and I have never made a great pair. We now have two grown children and a well-established life in the local community. I find great fulfillment in my work and my hobbies, but our home life is miserable — for me, for my wife and for my ...

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RSVP Advisory Council meeting set for May 16 ESCANABA — The Delta County Advisory Council of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will hold its meeting on Thursday, May 16 at 4 p.m. (EST) at Community Action Agency, 507 1st Avenue North in Escanaba. RSVP is sponsored by the ...