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The pandemic detour is a road less traveled

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column was written by former Daily Press staff writer Lori Rose. Friday columnist Karen Rose Wils is on a medical break. ESCANABA — We’ve all been there, once or twice. Whether looking for a friend’s camp in the federal forest or trying to take a ...

Camp Hiawatha gets national accreditation from BSA

CHATHAM — Camp Hiawatha received its National Camp Accreditation this week. Camp Hiawatha opened amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and with lots of planning, and special care, it has put together a good program for the scouts. With COVID-19 considerations in mind, most of the activities are ...

Watch out for unemployment scams claiming benefits

Dear Heloise: Please let your readers know there are some unemployment benefit scams out there that take advantage of people who file for unemployment benefits. There is no fee for filing or qualifying for unemployment benefits. That should be your first clue that you have the wrong internet ...

Kudos to college students in the COVID-19 era

Dear Annie: There are so many heroes who are all helping us get through the COVID-19 crisis. I want to mention the strength of our college students and the amazing things they are doing in the midst of their difficult lives right now while taking online classes, separated from their college ...

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Sons of Union Veterans to meet Aug. 1 in Esky ESCANABA — Camp 266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold its bi-monthly meeting on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. Eastern time at the All Veterans Museum located on the grounds of the Upper Peninsula Fairgrounds in Escanaba. ...

What to bring the host for dinner when they don’t want anything

Dear Heloise: If you are invited to dinner and you ask what you can bring, and the hostess says, “nothing,” should I bring something anyway? — Henry in Nebraska Henry, you can always bring a hostess gift of flowers or a bottle of wine. The hostess might have her menu planned and not need ...

Cardamone-Rayner named to Champlain dean’s list

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Alessandra Cardamone-Rayner of Manistique, who is majoring in graphic design and digital media, has been named to the Champlain College dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. Students on the dean’s list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the ...

Too young to marry, but are they too young to be engaged?

Dear Annie: I have been dating this boy for about eight months. We are both in our teens, and we are in love, to say the least. We talked about getting promised, and I was wondering at what age would it be OK to be promised. I would love to get promised, except for what others would think. ...

How to build credit without having a credit card

Thanks to quick online applications and, in some cases, instant approval, credit cards make it as easy to build your credit history as it is to make purchases. But they can also make it easy to fall into debt if you struggle to pay on time or tend to spend more than you have. As a result, ...

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Class of 1953 reunion meeting ­canceled ESCANABA — The members of the Escanaba and St. Joseph Class of 1953 have canceled the planned meeting on Monday, Aug. 3, at Hereford and Hops Steak House and Brewpub. Croatian chicken dinner GLADSTONE — Sons of the American Legion Squadron 71 ...

Family welcomes fifth generation

Courtesy photo Beaux Daniel, newborn son of Vanessa Peterson of Bark River, met his Great-great-grandma Betty Vandrese, age 90, of Cornell recently. Also pictured is Great-grandma Maxine Zawada of Bark River, and Grandma Cyanne Peterson of Bark River.

Caron named to dean’s list at LSSU

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Logan Caron of Escanaba has been included on the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester at Lake Superior State University. To make the dean’s list, students must achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Caron is majoring in ...

‘Shadow’ lenders can leave college students in the dark

A new high school graduate may take out about $37,200 in student loans for college, according to a recent NerdWallet study. And for many of them, that won’t be enough. Thirty-eight percent of students borrow additional money for college via credit cards, home equity loans and other ...

Husband’s interest in pornography hurting marriage

Dear Annie: My concern is my husband of 15 years. After we got married, I caught him looking at porn. When I confronted him, he told me he would stop. I believed him. About a month ago, I had a suspicion and confronted him, and he admitted that he had been looking again. We have had our ups ...

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Wells Lions Club raffle winners named WELLS — The winners of the Wells Lions Club 52 week raffles for July 13 and 20 have been announced. The winner of week 50, dated July 13, is Tom Sundstrom of Gladstone, who won $100. The winner of week 51, dated July 20, is Gayle Stoykovich of ...

Remember When?

Daily Press file photo The State Bank of Escanaba groundbreaking was held at the site for the new structure, 11th Street and 1st Ave. N., in 1966. Officers and directors participating in the event were, from left, C. Gust Peterson, Dr. Harold Groos, Charles W. Stoll, Forrest Henslee, John ...

Cooling down this summer without burning money

Dear Heloise: Here are some hints for staying comfy and cool this summer while saving money: * Maintaining the air conditioner is critical. Schedule yearly maintenance to be sure everything is working properly. * Consider adding window treatments to keep heat out — awnings outside, blinds ...

Robert Dagenais Memorial Scholarship recipients named

ESCANABA — Robert Dagenais Memorial Scholarship recipients have been announced. The honored students are: Madelyn Trepanier — Trepanier is a 2020 graduate of the Escanaba Area High School. While attending high school she earned a CNA and also became a dental assistant. Her goal is a ...

Brother is putting a price tag on family in tough times

Dear Annie: Eight years ago, my brother asked me to support his network marketing work by purchasing a service. Although we weren’t interested, my wife and I signed up to support him (and he was pretty insistent). I tried the service several times but didn’t feel that it was helpful. With ...

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Historical society keeps 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. Lisa Chase named Teacher of the ...