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Visits from husband’s adult children unwelcome

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 11 years. He has three grown children, all gainfully employed, who live in distant cities. We live in the large house his children grew up in. Two of the children are married with young kids. The problem is that at least twice a year, his kids ...

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GFWC to meet Feb. 21 ESCANABA — Escanaba Woman’s Club will meet at Pacinos on Wednesday, Feb. 21. GFWC member Janet Lindstrom will give a short introduction on how suicide has touched her life and how her healing from this terrible tragedy has evolved through getting involved with ...

The ‘dog days of February’ are here

ESCANABA — Welcome to the “dog days” of February. Nothing is as fun and free looking as couple of pups bounding through the fresh and fluffy snow! A snowfall brings out the puppy in all of us. The U.P. 200 sled dog race (Feb. 16-18), so rugged and so romantic, is fun to see. The ...

Safe and happy at home and abroad

"COMBOSQUATTING." Malicious websites creep into your computer by means of what appears to be a familiar name of a bank or business. For example: www.security-(businessname).com, or www.(businessname)-security.com. The hyphen makes all the difference in steering you to a dangerous site. If ...

Former business owner’s golden years aren’t so golden

Dear Annie: I am a 67-year-old man who has extreme seller's remorse and have slipped into depression from selling my business two years ago. The reason I am writing is to caution the 10,000 baby boomers a day who are turning 65. After retiring, I was caught completely off guard by the fact that ...

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Escanaba Eagles host breakfast Sunday ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eagles #1088 will serve breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Eagles Hall located at 608 Ludington Street in Escanaba. Menu items will include scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, toast, hash browns, pancakes, ...

Northern Michigan University announces local winter semester graduates

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has announced its winter graduates. The following students from Delta and Schoolcraft counties satisfied their degree requirements in December 2017. Certificate Trenary - Bradley Converse, CER-Automotive Service Technology Associate ...

Carlson, Kestila receive UW-Stout Chancellor’s Award

MENOMONIE, Wis. — Two students from Escanaba have received the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor's Award for the fall 2017 semester. Heather Carlson, special education, and Mariah Kestila, BFA entertainment design, were given the award. The award is presented to students who have a ...

Daughter-in-law taking home more than she can chew

Dear Annie: I have had this issue with a certain family member, and I am hoping you can advise me on what to do. When the family of one of our sons visits and eats dinner at our house, his wife cleans up afterward, which is appreciated, but the problem is that she takes 90 percent of the food ...

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Wells Lions 52 Club Raffle winner named WELLS — The winner of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of Feb. 12 is Bobbi Ryan of Rapid River. Ryan won $100. This was week 28 of the raffle. Right to Life of Delta County meets March 20 ESCANABA — Right to Life of Delta County will meet ...

Holy Name students raise funds for sister school in Honduras

ESCANABA — Catholic Schools Week (CSW) 2018 was a dynamic week at Holy Name Catholic School in Escanaba. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed." focuses on the value that a Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our ...

Husband’s Pokemon addiction threatens marriage

Dear Annie: Ever since "Pokemon Go" came out, my husband has been spending a lot of time playing it. Sometimes he's out for eight to 10 hours per day, including during the night, walking around and attempting to find Pokemon for the game. "M" is in his early 50s and has been a stay-at-home ...

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Audubon Club meets tonight at Bay College ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Audubon Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 961, in the Joseph ­Heirman University Center at Bay College in Escanaba. This meeting is open to anyone ...

Local students graduate from Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON — Four students from Delta County were among the more than 360 graduates honored at Michigan Technological University's midyear commencement held on the Houghton, Michigan campus on Dec. 16, 2017. James Parm, a partner in Inc. CEO Project, was the commencement speaker. Parm has a ...

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Audubon Club meets tomorrow at 7 p.m. ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Audubon Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 961, Heirman Building at Bay College in Escanaba. This meeting is open to anyone interested in birding. There is no ...

What’s for dinner? Mom’s freezer-burned food

Dear Annie: My mother is 79 years old. She was born during the Depression, and I know that when she was younger, she didn't get enough to eat. The problem now is that she still hoards food. She admits that she has a problem, but she can't seem to stop buying food for the freezer. She has a huge ...

Picking beautiful roses for your Valentine

Dear Readers: VALENTINE'S DAY will soon be here. Roses are a popular gift, but do you know how to purchase roses, and what to look for? Here are some hints: * Neighborhood flower shops, online florists, grocery stores and large discount retailers are all good sources for fresh flowers. ...