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Learning from retirees’ top money regrets

In a previous column, I detailed retirees’ biggest lifestyle regrets, such as not traveling more before their health gave out and not communicating clearly with a partner about what they hoped retirement would be like. Now we’ll cover the money moves retirees wish they hadn’t made. The ...

Preparing for a fruitful garden starts now

Dear Heloise: Now that the holidays are over, many of us are longing for spring and planting our GARDENS. No matter how small the yard, it’s always fun to grow some of your own vegetables. Tomatoes are easy to grow in a wire cage or even in a pot. There’s nothing like homegrown ...

Is saving the marriage really worth it in the end?

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for almost 29 years. We have three grown children, two granddaughters and a third grandchild on the way. My dilemma is that although we have been married so long, we have had more downs than ups, especially this past year. We just have nothing in ...

Briefs

St. Thomas breakfast 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. Sons of Union Veterans schedule meeting MARQUETTE — Camp 266 of the Sons of ...

Remember When?

Photo courtesy the Delta County Historical Society Swimming and playing at the playground are activities that have been and always will be popular with area children. Above, the merry-go-round seems to be a hit for the children in this photo from the 1960s. Manual merry-go-rounds found on ...

Bookmobile schedules stops for February

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of February: Tuesday, Feb. 4 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carney-Nadeau School Thursday, Feb. 6 11 to 11:30 a.m. CT County Road 557 Community Stop, John Blahnik home 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. ET Char Moon ...

Putting those leftover holiday cards to good use

Dear Heloise: My family and I recycle our Christmas and holiday CARD FRONTS. We send them to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, where the kids make them into new cards that are sold online and in their gift shops — such a worthy cause! — Melissa in Ohio Melissa, here’s a Heloise hug for ...

Finding support for a life shared with alcoholism

Dear Readers: Many of you were touched by the husband “Anonymous,” who wrote a letter about the loss of his wife to the disease of alcoholism. She is still alive, but the woman he married was a different person than the one who is an alcoholic. Most recommended Al-Anon, a spin-off from ...

Briefs

Pet therapy handler class set for Feb. 15 MARQUETTE — Superiorland Pet Partners, a community partner of international pet therapy group Pet Partners, is holding a handler class Saturday, Feb. 15 in Marquette for people who would enjoy volunteering with their animal as a pet therapy team. ...

Jannelle Marie

DEAU — An infant girl, Jannelle Marie, was born to Michael Deau Jr. and Corrine Ottinger of Escanaba on Jan. 7, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Jannelle arrived at 6:33 p.m., weighing 5 pounds, 14.4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth. The baby’s grandparents are the late Joy ...

Community Action Agency helps homeless

Courtesy photo In honor of Martin Luther King Day of Service, several programs sponsored by Menominee Delta Schoolcraft Community Action Agency joined forces with Hope at the Inn to provide and serve dinner for the homeless on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Chicken fajitas, chips, salsa, dessert and ...

Easy, kid-friendly Mystic Mini Turkey Loaves

FAMILY FEATURES — Leading a busy lifestyle doesn’t always leave time for spending hours in the kitchen, and these Mystic Mini Turkey Loaves can be made in advance and frozen for later use. Perfect for simplifying busy evenings, they are made with mushrooms, yellow onions, oat milk, pumpkin ...

Dear manufacturers: Not all women look like models

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the unrealistic expectations placed on women. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: The world is full of beautiful women. Some look like supermodels, and some look like me — an average-looking person, clean and neat but not a great beauty. Still, beauty ...

Healing from past abuse by reaching out to the abused

Dear Annie: I want to thank you for your response to the man who wrote to you concerning getting closure with the father who had abused him. It was quite helpful to me, as my situation is similar. I struggle daily with guilt at not being able to have a relationship with my parents. My mother ...

Briefs

Steak dinner at Legion GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will be serving a steak dinner on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4:30 until 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Lenten breakfast event returns Feb. 22 in Esky ESCANABA — The Annual Lenten Breakfast and Musical Program at ...

Mastering the awkward financial talk

Money, it’s a gas. Unless you need to borrow some from your parents. Then it’s a conversation many adults will avoid at all costs, even if it means paying for groceries with couch nickels. That’s not the only money conversation we avoid. More than 60% of Millennials have never asked for ...

Raw eggs, the right sugar and some hot coffee

AN EASIER WAY TO CLEAN? Dear Heloise: I have read your column for many of my 89 years and enjoyed using some of the hints. One of the things my mother taught me was this: If you have dishes or utensils with raw egg on/in them, do not run under hot water. You will cook the eggs and have a ...

Kendra Ohman named to fall 2019 dean’s list

DeKALB, Ill. — Northern Illinois University has announced its fall 2019 dean’s list students. On the list is Kendra Ohman, of Escanaba, who is majoring in Special Education - Learning Behavior Specialist with Professional Educator License. She is a graduate of Escanaba Senior High ...

Navigating the dating waters with a busy schedule

Dear Annie: I’m 29 and single. I’m proud to have worked my butt off since college and am now seeing the fruits of my labor. I’ve got the dream job that I’m passionate about, am making good money and have the most amazing group of loved ones and mentors. The cherry on top of it all would ...

They have ice fishing in their veins

ESCANABA — The weak January sunrise makes its wimpy appearance over Little Bay de Noc. The thermometer reads eight degrees, and that’s not counting the wind chill. It is a harsh time, but a happy time for those who have ice fishing in their blood. There’s something wonderfully ...