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Free line dancing class GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Senior Center offers free line dancing classes each Friday morning. Beginners meet at 9 a.m., and the regular class is held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Legion Post 115 to meet FLAT ROCK — The monthly meeting of Escanaba River American Legion ...

Braylee Anne

GASCON — Gladstone residents Rick and Kristine (Smeester) Gascon welcomed a daughter, born at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. on Dec. 4, 2019 at 1:24 p.m. Braylee Anne weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. The baby joins Brynlee in the family. Braylee’s ...

Color, honor guards recognized for service

GLADSTONE — On Jan. 19, Wayne Berthaume, commander of the Gladstone American Legion Post 71 color guard, presented honors to five color guard members for their participation at community functions including basketball games, baseball tournaments, the Army and Air Force band performances at ...

No Medicare accepted at the doctor’s office?

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about Medicare: “Dear Heloise: I recently tried to find a physician who would take Medicare in my hometown and found out that many, if not most, of the doctors here have dropped Medicare. What’s going on?” — H.N., via email H.N., many doctors are ...

Bosilovatz graduates from Marquette University

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Braedyn Bosilovatz of Escanaba has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Bosilovatz earned a Master of Science in Nursing. Bosilovatz was one of 418 undergraduate and graduate students to graduate last ­semester. Marquette University is a Catholic, ...

There’s more than one way to become a mother

Dear Annie: My heart went out to the couple in today’s paper — the letter from the woman in her late 20s who is having problems with infertility. Back in the ‘70s, a time when infertility was not talked about like now, my partner and I also had an infertility problem. The options were ...

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Free line dancing class GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Senior Center offers free line dancing classes each Friday morning. Beginners meet at 9 a.m., and the regular class is held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Veterans service ­officer sets office hours HERMANSVILLE — Menominee County Veterans ...

Recession jitters and your finances

Even just talk of a possible recession can trigger anxiety for anyone who associates it with the major economic downturn of a dozen years ago. But history doesn’t always repeat itself. “The financial crisis in 2008 was basically the second-worst recession ever after the Great Depression ...

Making emergencies less stressful with information

Dear Heloise: I made an “EMERGENCY INFORMATION” CARD with information I hope I never need: Husband: cellphone and car info (make, model, color, license number) Wife: cellphone and car info (make, model, color, license number) Pets: names and descriptions (plus location, if ...

Sending a birthday card while feuding with stepson

Dear Annie: My stepson said many nasty, derogatory, hurtful things about his recently deceased father. My husband was well-respected by his peers and friends. Yes, he had his faults, but I loved him dearly, and he was a very good man. I wrote my stepson, let’s call him “Dan,” and told ...

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Legion Post 115, Auxiliary to meet FLAT ROCK — The monthly meeting of Escanaba River American Legion Post 115 and Auxiliary will be held at the Escanaba Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. St. Anthony calendar raffle winners named WELLS — St. Anthony Church has announced ...

Hot soup on a cold winter’s day

ESCANABA — I am going to step back in time… and step into my mother’s kitchen circa 1969. The windows are steamy and the back entrance way is warm as I peel off my coat, scarf, boots and mittens. The awesome aroma of homemade soup simmering on the back of the stove welcomes me home ...

Beware of social media shopping scams

Dear Heloise: It's always nice to use social media to stay in touch with friends and family, but beware of SHOPPING ONLINE AT SOCIAL MEDIA SITES. You might see an ad that has a product you'd love to have, and they may even say they give a portion of their profits to a charity. So, you place ...

Working with friends is a risky business

Dear Annie: My spouse and I are in our 70s, with numerous health issues. We decided we needed to sell our large home and move to something easier to maintain. We made the mistake of hiring the younger brother ("Jim") of our best friend and neighbor "Jane." Both assured us this business ...

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Breakfast at St. Thomas ESCANABA — St. Thomas Church, located at 1820 9th Ave. North, Escanaba, will hold a breakfast Sunday, Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome. There is a fee for the breakfast. GHS Class of 1970 plans reunion meeting GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High ...

Dishwasher baking soda and noodles on chairs

Dear Heloise: I sprinkle BAKING SODA in my dishwasher when I empty it. The baking soda keeps the dishwasher smelling fresh and keeps bugs away. The dishes, when washed, have a great sparkle! — R.M.Q. in The Villages, Fla. Sprinkling baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher between uses ...

Bowden graduates from Grand Valley State

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Brooke Helen Bowden has earned her Master of Science Degree, Magna Cum Laude in speech language pathology from Grand Valley State University. Bowden is the daughter of Todd and Barbara Bowden of Frankenmuth and granddaughter of the late Fred and Mary Lee Bowden of ...

Hebert completes degree from Spring Arbor

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. — Mark Hebert, of Manistique, recently graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a Christian liberal arts university located in Spring Arbor, Michigan. SAU offers more than 70 majors and programs ...

Concern for neighbors’ infant or being a busybody?

Dear Annie: We live across the street from a married couple — man and woman — who have a 16-month-old girl. Every time they get her out of the car, no matter what the weather is, they have nothing on her head. Even when the temperature was in the teens, and another time when it was pouring ...

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U.P. Sing Off event ­rescheduled for Feb. 15 NAHMA — Due to the inclement weather on Jan. 18, the 4th Annual U.P. Sing Off will be held at the Nahma Inn Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 pm. Singers must be at least 18 years old and have their own karaoke CD. Singer registration is payable at 6:30 ...