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St. Thomas Breakfast ESCANABA — St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1820 9th Ave North, Escanaba, will serve breakfast on Sunday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish hall. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, potatoes, toast, coffee and juice. Children five and under are free. All are ...

Prom doesn’t have to mean expensive

Dear Readers: PROM SEASON is almost upon us. This is a time of excitement, butterflies and magic for all high schoolers. There can be a problem, though. Paying for the prom can be a big obstacle for young ladies and young men, and their families. For the girls, there's the dress, the shoes, ...

Ericksen named Elks Lodge Officer of the Year

ESCANABA — The members of the Past Exalted Ruler Association of Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America are pleased to announce that Ronald Ericksen, treasurer, has been selected as the Lodge Officer of the Year for the 2017-2018 ...

Can verbally abusive people change their ways?

Dear Annie: When my youngest son graduates high school, I plan on leaving my husband. My husband, "Bill," and I have two sons. My husband has refused to discipline either of them. He's always allowed the elder son (age 20) to curse me out and make my life a living hell, as well as bully his ...

Making your own breakfast sausage patties is quick and smart

Lazy weekend morning meals around the table, the entire family unhurried have yielded some of my favorite moments of connection and family identity. Even quick weekday breakfasts hold the promise of a new day, and fill my soul a tiny bit. Adding the unmistakable aroma of an herby breakfast ...

Escanaba Elks name Stefl Elk of the Year

ESCANABA — It is our pleasure to announce that the Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America has selected Brian Stefl as the Elk of the Year for the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year. Stefl has been a member of the Elks for 20 years and ...

Hughes completes basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman Anika L. Hughes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Husband’s weighed down by more than a few pounds

Dear Annie: My husband has gained about 15 pounds in as many months. "Robb" has been a naturally thin person all his life, or at least in the 10 years I've known him. I know he realizes he's gained weight, because he's mentioned how his clothes aren't fitting well anymore, and recently his ...

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St. Anthony Calendar Raffle winners named ESCANABA — The St. Anthony Calendar Raffle winners for March are $75 — Chelsea Jacques and Weston; $60 — Lucas Scheeneman; $50 — Nikki Chenier; $25 — Kim Terres; $25 — St. Mary Magdelene Parish, Garden Area; $25 — Bev Nault; $25 — Tim ...

Gladstone Library celebrates National Library Week with prizes

GLADSTONE — The ­Gladstone Public Library will be celebrating National Library Week with free books. “Libraries Lead” is the theme of National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national ­observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and ...

Fun making pocket pies with children

Little pocket pies take just minutes to make and are easy for young children help prepare and eat once cooled. They store well in the refrigerator or freezer and can be reheated in a toaster oven by older children. They are a fun activity for children’s parties. Pocket Desserts To make ...

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Elks Ladies Auxiliary board to meet Monday ESCANABA — The Elks Ladies’ Auxiliary board meeting will be held Monday, April 2, at 5:30 pm at the Elks Lodge. Interested members are welcome to attend. Tuesday bingo night hours change April 3 GLADSTONE — Starting Tuesday, April 3, ...

The memories of a pretty Easter bonnet

ESCANABA — Tucked away in a dark attic, all swaddled in faded tissue paper, sits an old Easter bonnet. Forty years or more have come and gone since the frilly, little cap last saw daylight. But a few brisk shakes scatter the dust and fluff the lace. It’s yesterday again. It’s ...

Stuck between what is and what could be

Dear Annie: I'm feeling stuck. Recently, my boyfriend of two years and I have been looking at new places to move into together. It's been an exciting time, and I keep daydreaming of our future — marriage, kids, nesting, chore charts, the whole thing. However, a wrench has been thrown into our ...

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Amvets Ladies Auxiliary to be rechartered ESCANABA — The Escanaba Amvets Post 123 Ladies Auxiliary will reinstate the Ladies Auxiliary and charter on April 4 at the Amvets Post 123. After and interruption in the charter due to an influx in membership, the existing charter members gained ...

Ending robocalls once and for all is tricky

Dear Annie: For the past few months, my phone has just about exploded with calls from telemarketers and scammers. I am at my wits' end! No, robot, I'm not past due on my bank payments. I don't want a free stay at your beach resort in Panama. And I'm not going to send money to you to "protect" ...

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Wells Lions 52 Club Raffle Winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of March 26 is Dale Koepp of Gladstone. Koepp won $100. This was week 34 of the raffle. Elks 354 installs new officers at banquet ESCANABA — Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 of the Benevolent ...