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Larson a new infantry recruit

ESCANABA — The United States Army has announced the enlistment of Hunter Larson. He is the son of Terry and Stephany Larson of Escanaba and will be a 2020 graduate of Escanaba High school. He has enlisted as an infantry recruit for three years. He will attend one station unit training at ...

Burton enlists in Army infantry

BARK RIVER — The United States Army has announced the enlistment of Hall Burton III. He is the son of Hall II and Janine Burton of Bark River and will be a 2020 graduate of Bark River-Harris High School. He has selected the job of infantry recruit and enlisted for four years. He will attend ...

Vizineau joins Army Reserves

ESCANABA — The United States Army has announced the enlistment of Jaxon Vizineau in the United States Army Reserves. He is the son of Scott and Laura Vizineau of Escanaba and will graduate from Escanaba High School in 2021. He has selected a job as a unit supply specialist, enlisted for six ...

Relationship fractured by comment from friend

Dear Annie: I’ve been friends with this girl for several years. She’s my (adult) daughter’s age. We have never had a disagreement before. Long story short, she said something out of the blue that hurt my feelings. She says she was joking but the fact remains that she hurt me. She won’t ...

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Live music at Amvets ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 will host the band Country Cousins on the Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. On Nov. 30, the post will host karaoke DJ “KJ Karaoke” at 7 p.m. Christmas cookie sale ESCANABA — The First Presbyterian Church 819 1st Ave. South, Escanaba will be holding ...

Turkey Talk: Kindergarten chefs plan Thanksgiving dinner

ESCANABA — Kindergartners from Lisa Gagnon’s class at the Escanaba Webster Kindergarten Center have some tips, hints and ideas about cooking this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. Here is how they would prepare the perfect holiday meal: Jason DeGrand likes to help a lot during Thanksgiving ...

Supportive sister doesn’t want to be overbearing

Dear Annie: I have a sister who has had six surgeries to beat two types of cancer. She has residual complications but is working forward. I have been with her through all her surgeries and rehab. I live on the West Coast, and she lives on the East Coast. I have called her every day since her ...

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Relic Riders to meet RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Relic Riders will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the clubhouse to discuss plans for the Rapid River Relics Snowmobile Show/Swap on Jan. 25, 2020 at the Rapid River Lions Club. For further information, contact David Shope at 280-6630 or ...

A work in progress: The ­Smith home

By Randall W. and Margaret N. Smith 1204 Lake Shore Drive, Gladstone Built in 1885 by Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company for Austin Farrel, the first manager of the Kipling plant, the Smith Home, located at 1204 Lake Shore Drive in Gladstone, is a three-story home with full Michigan ...

Brother fretting over familial financial friction

Dear Annie: I’m very upset about my brother and my sister-in-law’s friction over finances. My brother and I are very close. I’m single and spend a lot of time with them and their two kids. They fight about money often. It’s mostly centered on their mortgage. My brother thinks they ...

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Pie and bake sale in Powers Wednesday POWERS — The Grace Lutheran Ladies are having a pie and bake sale in place of the chili feed in the entrance and basement of the church on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. All the pies and baked goods will be fresh and homemade. The Grace Lutheran ...

Ignat – Getzloff

GLADSTONE — Kelsey Ignat became the bride of Dustin Getzloff during a 4 p.m. ceremony performed by the bride’s brother, Keefe Ignat, at Farm House Bed and Breakfast in Gladstone on July 13, 2019. Kelsey’s parents are Kale and the late Gail Ignat of Rapid River, and Dustin’s parents ...

Operation Christmas Child ­collection wrapping up for season

Courtesy photo At left, Amanda Zambon and her daughter Lillian pose for a photo at an Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party held at Grace Church in Gladstone recently. Lillian kissed all the Beanie Babies put in the shoeboxes that will be sent to children all over the world along ...

Bookmobile announces December schedule

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of December: Tuesday, Dec. 3 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carney-Nadeau School Wednesday, Dec. 4 10 to 11:30 a.m. Stephenson Elementary School - Early Elementary 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. Wallace Community ...

The high cost of dental care a strain on seniors

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF concerns the high cost of health care for seniors: “Dear Heloise: The cost of everything has gone up, but for people like me on Social Security, a trip to the dentist is becoming unaffordable. Not only do I not go anymore, but I have the responsibility of a ...

What to get the neighbor child with special needs

Dear Annie: Christmas is coming up, and I like to give each of my friends and neighbors a little something. There’s a very nice family nearby; I usually give the adults a box of candy and their older child a smaller box of candy. Their younger child has Down syndrome. Last year, I gave him an ...

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Relic Riders to meet RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Relic Riders will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the clubhouse to discuss plans for the Rapid River Relics Snowmobile Show/Swap on Jan. 25, 2020 at the Rapid River Lions Club. For further information, contact David Shope at 280-6630 or ...

Cookie sale returns at First Presbyterian

Courtesy photo The First Presbyterian Church, located at 819 1st Ave. South in Escanaba, will be holding its Annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec. 14 starting at 10 a.m. All kinds of cookies — homemade, fancy, old-fashioned, and decorated — will be available by the pound. The ...

Five signs an online loan is a debt trap

As you scan the crowded pages of Google search results for a low-cost loan, it can be difficult to decipher reputable lenders from predatory ones. These lenders, who use abusive or unfair practices, offer loans with high rates and excessively long or short repayment terms that make the lender ...

Pillows, pets and preparing for the Olympics

Dear Heloise: The 2020 SUMMER OLYMPICS will be held in Japan, so if your readers are interested in going, there are some customs to be considered: * Upon greeting someone, bow. Shaking hands is uncommon, and the combination of shaking hands and bowing is inappropriate. * Gift-giving is part ...