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What’s flying

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” —Wallace Stevens The warm says this week have brought warm nights too, something of an oddity in the Upper Peninsula. Residents are accustomed to cool nights , “Good sleeping weather,” as long-term residents often say. The warm ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My fiance and I have been together for three years, and we have two children together. In addition, each one of us has a child from another partner. His child is a girl who lives with her mother in another state. We went on vacation in November to visit her as a family — our two ...

Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first words

RIO DE JANEIRO — Vitoria Gabrielle crawled all the time and was starting to walk this year with a little help, hanging on to her 4-year-old brother’s arm while exploring her mother’s small apartment on a cobblestone street in Rio de Janeiro’s working-class Piety neighborhood. The girl ...

Peter White Public Library announces July schedule

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., Marquette has announced its July schedule: ≤ Once Upon a Storytime, Tuesday and Thursday, July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23: Families with youth of all ages are invited to join us for the fairy tale themed storytime this summer as ...

Reducing spam mail

Dear Annie: With this pandemic and people out of work, this might be a good way to get a few people back to work AND to save a ton of money. Both small and large businesses need to purge their mailing lists. I get mail from places I may have sent for a catalog years ago but haven’t done ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I was reading “Don’t Call Me ‘Dear’” and wanted to give you my two cents’ worth. I am a woman, 72 years old. If someone calls you “dear,” “sweetie,” “sweetheart” or something like this, you should take it as a compliment. This applies whether the person doing ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am shattered and torn apart. My son, who served eight and half years in prison for drugs, was released last Thanksgiving. Within four days of release, “Ray” had a job as a cook, had joined a gym and was working out every day. His life was all positive. Then the pandemic ...

Dear Annie: Hiding the new baby from family

Dear Annie:Two and a half years ago, while my business was doing well, my marriage of 30+ years wasn’t. It was that same old case of drifting apart due to the pressures of life. Our kids had left home except for one, and we looked at downsizing. We signed up for a new apartment, so we had ...

Cowboys see ranching challenges in Zuni Mountains amid virus

MCGAFFEY, N.M. (AP) — Two cowboys rode their horses on a pasture below the McKenzie Ridge in the Zuni Mountains a recent afternoon checking out the cows. They rode gently to avoid scaring the herd that was grazing at the center of a 320-acre pasture Kevin Marquez has been leasing along ...

Two Books Two Communities announces 2020 selections

MARQUETTE — The Two Books Two Communities program, a partnership between Northern Michigan University and the Marquette and Alger County communities, has chosen “The Women of the Copper Country” and “To the Copper Country” as the books for the 2020 community read. “The Women of ...

Dear Annie: Unwanted clutter

Dear Annie: My parents and my in-laws have a habit of cleaning out their houses by bringing their unwanted things to my house. When we first moved in together, my husband and I thought they were trying to help by giving us things so we wouldn’t need to buy them, but it’s been over a ...

Dear Annie: Fewer expectations mean less worries

Dear Annie: I so enjoy your column, and, as usual, you are on target in your advice concerning the woman who was hurt by not being notified about her cousin’s death. Two things have caused me to be a happier person. One is dropping my expectations of others, and the other is choosing not to ...

Hot, dry weather boosts fire danger

Weather across Michigan has been great in recent days, mostly warm, sunny and dry. But that means a higher risk of wildfires. Most areas in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula currently are at elevated fire risk, and that is expected to continue (for some time). The ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My mother and I usually have a very good relationship, but for the few months leading up to quarantine, and during quarantine, we have been getting on each other’s nerves. Whenever one of us does something, the other criticizes it. Sometimes I have no idea what to say, and I ...

What’s flying

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” — John Updike The summer rain means something different in summer in the Upper Peninsula. Big storms have come several times in the past few years and with them have come torrential rains, ...

Brazilians say ‘I do’ at drive-thru weddings to avoid virus

RIO DE JANEIRO — For Joao Blank and Erica Blank’s first kiss as husband and wife, they didn’t lock lips. The couple could only press their face masks together while sitting in the back of a hatchback, where they had just been wed. A Brazilian notary public hovering outside the car ...

Dear Annie: Charlie the Chatterbox

Dear Annie: My neighbor “Charlie” is a chatterbox. He only works part-time and is home for the day by 11 a.m. For most of the afternoon, he hangs out in his front yard, talking to passersby. Anytime I run into him, it turns into a 20-minute-plus rambling conversation about all sorts of ...

Together

MARQUETTE — Ron and Iris Katers are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 13. Ron Katers and Iris (Gilson) Katers exchanged wedding vows Saturday, June 13, 1970, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Ron is an active business owner based ...

Class of 2020: MAHS graduating class is 31 strong

Marquette Alternative High School Mascot: Eagles Number of grades in school: 9th - 12th Student body enrollment: 117 Number of seniors: 31 Class Flower: Silver Carnation Class Colors: Blue & Silver