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Escanaba AKtion Club celebrates ­honorary week with activities, donations

ESCANABA — The AKtion Club of Escanaba celebrated their first annual Kiwanis International’s AKtion Club week March 5 through March 9. The group started its celebration the week before at the Bonifas Art Center by making sun catchers under the direction of volunteers, Sandy and Bruce, ...

UW-Marinette offers Summer Theatre Camp

MARINETTE — Brittany Welch, Children’s Theatre Director, and the UW-Marinette Continuing Education Department will offer a one-week College 4 Kids Summer Camp from June 18 to 22 for those interested in learning the aspects of being part of a production in a real live theatre setting. ...

On the wings of spring, feathered friends return

ESCANABA — There’s a little magic in the air! Melting ice and shrinking snow create a cool perfume. Its sweet scent calls out to wild wings. A welcome mat is out. With each disappearing snowdrift and receding ice cap, the north country shouts “vacancies, vacancies!” Our ...

What to do when new love’s family is on the line

Dear Annie: I am a 26-year-old gay man who has recently entered a new relationship after being single for nearly four years. I'd kept my distance from dating until I was positive I found a man who was looking for the same kind of life I have been looking for — a life of commitment and honesty ...

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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 19 is Nick Kallio of Escanaba. Kallio won $100. This was week 33 of the raffle. Elks fish fry tonight ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks #354 will be serving their new Friday Fish ...

Dishwasher or sink? The great debate

Dear Readers: Just wondering: Do you WASH YOUR DISHES by hand, or do you use your dishwasher? Here are some hints about dishwashing: * The dishwasher gets hotter and can sanitize dishes better than hand-washing. * The dishwasher uses less water — about 4 to 6 gallons to clean a full load. ...

45th Annual Women Today Retreat starts April 20

SAULT ST. MARIE, Mich. — All women, 16 years and older, are invited to LSSU in Sault Ste. Marie on April 20 to 22, 2018 for the 45th Annual Women Today Retreat. The theme is “Are You Ready (for Christ’s Return)” with the key verse being Luke 26:36. The New International Version (NIV) ...

Is lack of thank-you notes lazy, ungrateful, or both?

Dear Annie: I'm in my late 30s. I've read the many letters you've printed about how thank-you notes have gone the way of the dodo. I have a different angle on this complaint. Let me preface this by saying that I am not perfect in this realm. It took my wife and me forever to get around to ...

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Rock-Perkins Choir to Perform Easter Cantata PERKINS — On Sunday, March 25, the Rock-Perkins Area Cantata Choir will present their annual cantata. This year, the choir will be performing "What Love Is This?" They will present two concerts, one at 4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Rock, and ...

Knights of Columbus donates to Pregnancy Services of Delta County

ESCANABA — The Brother Felix Council 6667 of the Knights of Columbus recently made a donation to Pregnancy Services of Delta County. Pregnancy Services of Delta County serves the community as a local crisis pregnancy and parenting resource center. The center’s free and confidential ...

Authentic Man Club helps young men branch out and explore career goals

ESCANABA — The young men of the Escanaba Jr/Sr High Authentic Man Club have been busy this school year, learning about important everyday personal tasks like shaving and tying ties to recently expanding their knowledge of career planning for the future by visiting the Escanaba Water Treatment ...

Grating cheese and being a ‘Dollar Store Diva’

Dear Heloise: There is a great way to GRATE CHEESE and not have a mess afterward. Use a stand-alone box grater and place it inside a very large plastic bag. Zip-close bags are best for this task. Grate the cheese, and you'll notice that it all goes into the bag. Take out what you need, then zip ...

An aging mother’s hygiene is cause for concern

Dear Annie: My mother is in her 80s, and I love her very much. At her age, she has earned certain privileges. And I understand we all have our little quirks that might annoy others. The problem is my mom doesn't wear clean clothes. It started out that she would wear a certain outfit a couple ...

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First UMC schedule set ESCANABA — First United Methodist Church in Escanaba has set its schedule through Easter. The pastor of First United Methodist Church will be leading the Protestant service at Bishop Noa at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. Youth will meet at 7 p.m. at Central United ...

Joanne and Robert Taylor celebrate 50 years of marriage

ESCANABA — A 50th anniversary celebration for Robert M. Taylor and A. Joanne Taylor was held at the Island Resort and Casino on Jan. 13. with about 85 guests from Chicago, Racine, Charlevoix, and Petoskey in attendance. The party was given by their four children Debra Mattson, Jeff Taylor, ...

National Knitting Campaign to spread awareness about normal infant crying

ESCANABA — Every year, thousands of infants are shaken and abused at the hands of a frustrated parent or caregiver. Frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for shaking and abuse of infants. Parents know and expect that their baby will cry, but most have no idea how much or ...

More than just bad hygiene from this coworker

Dear Annie: I am trying to handle a delicate situation at the office. A man I work with has very poor hygiene and is an all-around slob. The guy has no respect for anyone, including himself. He often comes to work without combing his hair, and many times he smells as though he hasn't showered ...

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Guest speaker at Memorial UMC tonight GLADSTONE — Kristen Williams from Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL) will be the guest speaker at the Memorial United Methodist Church 1920 Lake Shore Drive Gladstone on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. SAIL helps people transition from a ...