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Co-signing catches

Dear Readers: What happens if someone you know, a friend or family member, asks you to co-sign a loan? Most financial advisers will discourage you from saying yes. Why? Let’s take a look. According to the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov), when you co-sign a loan, you are saying that ...

Casen Allen

BENSON — A baby boy, Casen Allen Benson, was born June 21 to Allen and Krystal (Piotraschke) Benson of Powers. The baby was delivered at 11:24 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. Casen joins his older sisters Alaina and Michelle at ...

Miller named to UW-Milwaukee dean’s list

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Shania Miller, of Escanaba, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the spring 2020 semester. She is enrolled in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. UWM is the second largest university in the State of Wisconsin, with more than ...

Schlenvogt honored at Northwood University

MIDLAND, Mich. – Johnathan Schlenvogt of Escanaba, Michigan, was named to the Northwood University dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. “We are proud to recognize the academic accomplishments of the students on the Dean’s List this past semester,” said Kent MacDonald, president ...

Menominee veteran service officer sets office hours

HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menomminee County veterans service officer, will be holding office hours on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Floriano-Stecker Kelly Americna Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows that need assistance with the Veterans Administration, ...

The secret child now wanting to meet the adult half-siblings

Dear Annie: Shortly after I was born, my mother and biological father divorced. My mother later married the man who I grew up with and will always call “Dad.” I didn’t know about all of this until I was about 12 years old when my parents told me that my grandmother from my biological ...

Briefs

Esky Class of ‘90 reunion ESCANABA — The Escanaba High School class of 1990 will have a reunion Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Ludington Park Pavillion. Classmates are asked to bring their own drinks and lawn chairs. For more information, call Wanda Hart at 906-221-7140 or Joe Hellberg at ...

Nash Michael

LARRABEE — A baby boy, Nash Michael, was born July 1 to Samuel and Jessica (Menard) Larrabee of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 8:24 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Nash joins his two older brothers at home. His grandparents ...

Gracelynn Faith

METTY — Manistique residents Brandon Rhudell Metty and Hannah Nicole Riesland welcomed a daughter, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on July 8 at 3:05 a.m. Gracelynn Faith weighed in at 7 pounds, 7.4 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. The baby is the couple’s first child. Jennifer ...

Finn Martin

MAHONEY — A baby boy, Finn Martin Mahoney, was born June 9 to Mike and Lisa (Noel) Mahoney of Rock. The baby was delivered at 7:49 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Finn joins his brother Lincoln. His grandparents are Marty Noel and ...

Journey Audrina

ROUSE — Bark River resident Jennifer Rouse welcomed her first child, a daughter, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on July 5 at 5:25 a.m. Journey Audrina Rouse weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long at birth. Her grandparents are Ann and Steve Rouse of Bark River. Her ...

Black Friday shopping could look very different

Doors bursting open at stores. Crowds spilling into the aisles. Elbows brushing up against others. Products flying off shelves. These are the hallmark images of Black Friday. Well, they were. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the nation. Now, the future of the biggest shopping ...

Weight loss jealousy can hurt

Today’s Sound Off is about weight loss jealousy: Dear Heloise: I have been able to lose 65 pounds with diet and exercise, and although I had to really work at it, the rewards have been great. I have fewer aches and pains, my blood pressure is lower and there has been a significant ...

A protein-packed salad

(Family Features) — A salad can fill an empty stomach for nearly any purpose, from an al fresco snack to a family appetizer. When combined with protein like chicken, a salad can become a full, nutritious meal all on its own. If you’re looking for a way to take your salad from snack or ...

Cutting the cord with the man she hasn’t ‘unloved’

Dear Annie: For over four years, I was with and engaged to who I believed to be an incredible man. He was smart, funny and hardworking. We had to live in two separate states for work, but I commuted as much as I could and helped with his bills. I learned six weeks ago he has been cheating on ...

Briefs

Escanaba Class of 1990 reunion set for Aug. 1 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Class of 1990 reunion planned for Saturday, Aug. 1 at Ludington Park Pavilion starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call Wanda Hart at 906-221-7140 or Joe Hellberg at 989-429-6894. League of Women Voters halts book ...

Sons of the American Legion re-roof medical closet

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone August Mattson Squad 71 of the Sons of the American Legion has made a $4,000 donation in materials and labor to the Post 71 Medical Loan Closet for a new roof in Gladstone. ”Our group was looking for a great way to give back to the Legion post and medical loan ...

Why you might not want to zero out every credit card

In general, using as little of your credit card limits as possible is better for your score. So logic would suggest that paying off your credit cards early so that a zero balance is reported to the credit bureaus would produce the highest scores, right? Turns out, having 1% of your credit ...

They broke up — is now the time to profess long-felt love?

Dear Annie: I’m a 31-year-old man, and I believe I’m in love with my friend. It’s been a year now that I’ve been feeling this way about her, but I haven’t expressed my feelings. At first, the reason was that she was in a relationship with a man for a long time. I never made a move ...

Briefs

Historical society to keep museum closed GARDEN — The Garden Peninsula Historical Society has decided not to open the Schoolhouse Museum this summer because of the COVID-19 virus. The Honoree Dinner, scheduled for September, has also been canceled. Legion Service Officer to visit Rapid ...