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Friction with brother-in-law limiting contact with twin

Dear Annie: My twin sister and brother-in-law visited me for the recent holiday. I love my sister, and we have always gotten along well. As is stereotypical with twins, we grew up inseparable and have remained emotionally close, even as the physical distance between us widens. We now only see ...

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Wells Lions Club raffle winner announced WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of Dec. 31 is Cheryl Godlewski of Cornell. Godlewski won $100. This was week 22 of the raffle. Lecture series at East Ludington Gallery ESCANABA — The East Ludington Gallery will ...

Make a hearty chicken and sausage gumbo without all the work

This classic New Orleans specialty is built on a roux — a cooked mixture of fat and flour that must be stirred constantly, sometimes for an hour or more, until it is deep brown. To get the same depth of flavor with much less hands-on work, we turned to a dry roux: We toasted the flour alone ...

Bookmobile schedules stops for January

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Bookmobile will be making the following stops for the month of January: Thursday, Jan. 3 11 to 11:30 a.m. (CST) County Road 557 community stop, John Blahnik home 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Char Moon Residence (N14435 Co. Rd 551) 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. ...

Dinner table politics spoiling everyone’s appetite

Dear Annie: Politics took over as the main topic at our holiday dinner. I don't mind open debate among parties with differing views, as long as those debating have logical and fact-supported positions. Our dinner usually goes smoothly, as everyone gets along and, despite differing opinions, we ...

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Rapid River Readers set first meeting of 2019 RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Readers will discuss their first novel of 2019, “The Wife Between Us” by Hendricks and Pekkanen, at Jack’s Restaurant at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10. New members are welcome. For any questions, contact Peg ...

Scouts to hold can drive Saturday

ESCANABA — Boy Scouts Troop 411 of Escanaba will be holding a bottle and can drive as a fundraiser on Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support troop functions. Scouts and leaders will be in uniform collecting bottles and cans at Elmer’s County Market and at Walmart. All of the funds ...

Dana Stewart (Kell) receives White Coat

ESCANABA — Dana Stewart (formerly Dana Kell) received her White Coat in a ceremony held at Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine on Dec. 15, 2018. The White Coat is given to veterinarian students as they transition from academic course work to clinical rotations. Dana ...

New Year’s resolution: Try reconnecting

Another year has arrived and with that, for many of us, comes a renewal of commitments and goals—some of which center on self-improvement, such as organization, exercise, weight loss, et cetera. These could fill a book. Now, don’t get me wrong, these are all noble and commendable; one ...

Stay? Come? What’s really right for Fido

Dear Annie: I love most dogs and have had pets all my life, but there are times and places in which pets should not accompany their owners. Of course, trained service dogs are the exception. I am seeing so many dogs being exposed to crowded stores and outdoor festivals and sales. They are ...

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BR-H Class of 1956 reunion planned HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Class of 1956 will be having a class reunion on July 6, 2019, at the Terrace Bay Hotel. Anyone who would like to attend is asked to call Pat Taylor at 906-428-1904. DAV meeting is Jan. 7 ESCANABA — The next scheduled ...

NHS spreads holiday musical cheer

Courtesy photo Escanaba National Honor Society members Bella Wessell, left, and Taylor Myers spread holiday musical cheer while bell ringing on behalf of the Salvation Army.

No-fuss, flavorful, flourless chocolate cake

Incredibly rich and impossibly smooth, flourless chocolate cake is elegant, refined, and universally beloved. But recipes for this intense, deeply chocolate dessert typically require complicated techniques. Our take on this indulgent cake minimizes fuss without sacrificing flavor or ...

Hearing the neighbors through the walls

Dear Annie: The couple who live in the apartment next to mine are, well, noisy. Today I could hear them being intimate several times — loudly. I've heard other people in the building giggling about it, too. I don't want to get management involved if I don't have to, but this is a little ...

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Class of 1963 lunch ESCANABA — The gals of the Escanaba High School Class of 1963 will be holding a monthly noon ladies' lunch the second Wednesday of every month at the Family Inn Restaurant. Friends and spouses of class members are welcome. Send your RSVP to d.sundstrom44@gmail.com or ...

Leo Club donates to State Police for gifts for children in need

Courtesy photo The Bark River-Harris Leo Club held a bake sale in November with the proceeds designated for Christmas gifts to needy children. The Michigan State Police “Stuff a Blue Goose” Christmas Collection was selected as the recipient of a check for $255.75. Pictured above at the ...

Avoiding scams when booking a trip

Dear Heloise: Travel has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Now more than ever, scams are ruining a travel experience for people. One of the worst scams is IDENTITY THEFT. Before you hand over your hard-earned money, check that the travel website URL has a small lock within the search ...

Scholarship for future educators available

ESCANABA — The Delta Kappa Gamma Society has announced that it will again award a local high school scholarship to a senior girl planning a career in education. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators who promote the professional and personal growth of women ...

Private school doesn’t meet all of child’s needs

Dear Annie: I am the mother of three boys. Two of my boys are enrolled at the local public school and are quite happy. They are thriving academically and socially. Their class sizes are big, but the school is not overcrowded, and they receive plenty of attention from their teachers. They are ...

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Class of 1984 reunion planned for 2019 ESCANABA — The Escanaba class of 1984 will hold its 35th reunion Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the Bluff Country Club. Tentative plans include a golf outing in the afternoon and a get-together the same night. More details will be made available as the ...