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Legion Post 71 sets meetings for April GLADSTONE — The Gladstone American Legion Post 71 will hold a combined meeting April 5 at 7 p.m. A auxiliary meeting is also scheduled for April 8 at 6 p.m. Survivors of Suicide Group plans meetings WELLS — The Survivors of Suicide Group meets the ...

Bust gender bias and balance work at home

No matter how modern opposite-sex couples can be in their views on equality, old habits die hard. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this abundantly clear to parents who already struggled to find balance. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, mothers and fathers both left the ...

Local students graduate from LSSU regional centers

ESCANABA — Four area residents have successfully completed their requirements for a bachelor’s degree and graduated following the fall 2020 semester from Lake Superior State University (LSSU). Graduates are invited to attend LSSU’s commencement scheduled for May 1. Graduating with a ...

Spindler named to honors list

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Megan Spindler, of Gladstone, was named to the honors list at Milwaukee School of Engineering for the 2021 winter quarter. Spindler is seeking a bachelor of science in nursing. Undergraduate students who have earned at least 30 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or ...

A tomato snack that’s sure to please

(Culinary.net) — Whether you need a quick appetizer or something to snack on, these stuffed cherry tomatoes make for an appealing bite. Find more snack recipes at Culinary.net. Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes 24-48 cherry tomatoes 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons ...

Friend’s marriage has a hidden, abusive side

Dear Annie: I have a friend, “Raphie,” with a wife, “Diana,” who has abused him physically and verbally over the years and is very controlling. Many times, I’ve witnessed dismissive and demeaning ways that Diana treats him. I know he is not happy and never will be as long as he is ...

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Wells Lions 52-week ­raffle winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club 52-week raffle for the week of March 22 is Traci Millette of Escanaba, who won $100. This was week 34 of the raffle. Gladstone Library spring break hours set GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public ...

Gladstone students place in America & Me Essay Contest

GLADSTONE — Three students from Gladstone Middle School in Gladstone have been named local winners in the 52nd annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The three students, who earned the first, second, and third place awards for their school, are Alexa ...

To help insects, make them welcome in your garden – here’s how

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Brian Lovett of West Virginia University. (THE CONVERSATION) — As winter phases into spring across the U.S., gardeners are laying in ...

The black sheep doesn’t want to rejoin the flock

Dear Annie: I was raised, along with my two sisters, in a very strict religion that frowns upon cultivating personal relationships outside of the church. In my teens, I realized I wasn’t a religious person, so I stopped participating after I moved out of my parents’ house. My decision to ...

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AA meetings at the Delta Drop In Center ESCANABA — Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Delta Drop In Center every day at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The center is located at 1500 N. 19th Street in Escanaba. Masks are required at all meetings. Onagomingkway DAR plans April meeting ESCANABA — ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy of Joyce Kasemodel Although Escanaba has had a community garden located on South Lincoln Road for many years, back in the early 1940s, the gardens were grown as a sign of patriotism. Called “Victory Gardens” when the U.S. entered World War II, everyone was encouraged to ...

Will you really run out of money in retirement?

Many U.S. households retire without enough money to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. Once retired, though, people often reduce their spending enough to make their money last, according to a recent study by David Blanchett, head of retirement research at Morningstar, and Warren ...

Don’t interrupt me when I’m talking to you

Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for 21 years, and we have been married for 15 years. I truly love him very much. But I try my best to avoid his brother and his brother’s wife as much as I can because, whenever I try to talk with them, they constantly interrupt me. This makes me very ...

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Gladstone Library sets spring break hours GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library has announced its spring break hours. They are as follows: Monday, March 29 through Thursday, April 1 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 2 — 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 5 — 8 a.m. ...

Girl Scouts learn the art of making maple syrup

ESCANABA — Delta Area Girl Scouts were introduced to how maple syrup is made recently. They first learned what tress produce the sap and how to identify each species. Next was getting-hands on by placing a tap in the tree. The group was shown how the sap was vacuumed into hoses and ...

COVID-19 tax break could open door to student loan forgiveness

By Anna Helhoski NerdWallet The tax break on college debt cancellations in the COVID-19 relief package signed last week by President Joe Biden has removed a potential roadblock to forgiving student loan debt: taxes. The provision won’t count any debt forgiven from Dec. 31, 2020, to Jan. ...

Conflict over conflicting pandemic wedding dates

Dear Annie: After months of careful planning, my daughter had to postpone her wedding reception last March because of the pandemic. She and her fiance made the difficult decision to go ahead with the wedding itself — with only four people attending — and reschedule the reception for later ...

August Mattson Squadron honors longtime members

GLADSTONE — Two Members of the Gladstone August Mattson Squad #71 of the Son’s of the American Legion were recently honored for 40 years of continuous membership. Robert Druding and Jack Deneau were presented with a 40 Year Membership pin and Honorary Certificate. Reaching this milestone ...

Conquer those phone call fears and save money

Sean McAuliffe’s business, International Key Supply , suffered financially when the pandemic began. So he set out to cut operating costs for the New York-based distribution company. He canceled a few services, and for more important ones, he contacted the providers to request deferred or ...