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100th birthday

Elsie Klump celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis. Klump’s friends and neighbors came out to celebrate during the nursing home’s monthly birthday celebration with a cake, balloons and live music performed by Ray and Mindy Pilon.

Aspiring Women: ‘Don’t Have a Stroke!’ event set for Thursday

Iron River — Aspirus Iron River Hospital will offer “Don’t Have a Stroke!” a free Aspiring Women girls’ night out event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Young’s in Iron River. “Don’t Have a Stroke” will feature Aspirus Iron River emergency physician Dr. Kristin Fontes, who ...

Things aren’t permanent but memories of them can be

Nothing is permanent, but that doesn’t mean it ever really goes away Growing up, there were a number of things I never thought I would live my life without. Maybe it was the fact that I was young and unaware that most aspects of existence have a shelf life, but nevertheless, I fervently ...

Tresedder plans book signing Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Local bestselling author Connie Tresedder will conduct a book signing from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday at The Drug Store in the Midtown Mall. Tresedder’s “Unlock Your Purpose: Become the Difference Maker You Were Created to Be” has reached No. 1 in three different Amazon ...

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100th birthday

Elsie Klump celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis. Klump’s friends and neighbors came out to celebrate during the nursing home’s monthly birthday celebration with a cake, balloons and live music performed by Ray and Mindy Pilon.

Kingsford High jazz band performs for Golden K

Living in the Upper Peninsula, one prepares for weather changes on a daily basis. Looking out on a white landscape, it seems appropriate to lay the Easter bonnet next to the Stormy Kromer hat and be ready to switch the Easter basket for a snow shovel. Monday morning, things quickly began to ...

Older drivers need to be careful of many things

Several years ago, a song was released titled “The Way.” The melody was catchy enough, but the lyrics were rather haunting in that they chronicled the fate of an elderly couple who just drove off in their car one day and were never heard from again. No one — not even their children — ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Learning with Spring Eggs

Every spring bags of plastic colorful eggs appear in stores. They are inexpensive and appeal to kids of all ages. Here are some springtime fun activities with the eggs which encourage discovery and learning. You will need about a dozen plastic assorted color eggs which come apart in the ...

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PropBusters meeting on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain area PropBusters remote control airplane club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union, 400 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford. All who are interested in remote control flying are invited. The agenda includes ...

Florence Library bikes

Dawn Schuch and Diane VanAsten are the silent auction winners in a mountain bike fundraiser conducted at the Florence County Library in Florence, Wisconsin. “Thank you to Spuds Bistro for this generous donation to the Friends of the Florence County Library and this great fundraiser,” said ...

Telephone retirees to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — Former telephone employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 6, at Holiday Kitchen restaurant in Iron Mountain. All former telephone employees are welcome.

NAMI group to meet Thursday

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette will gather at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday in the Baraga Place conference room, 129 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette. NAMI offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with ...

Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Engaged — Smith, Adolphson

Pam and Howard Smith of Florence, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kim, to Jeremy Adolphson of Rockford, Ill. Both the bride and groom are doctoral graduates of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. They currently live in De Pere, where Kim is an assistant professor ...

Wedding – Pancheri Horton

Jacqueline Horton and Brendan Pancheri were united in marriage on September 1, 2018, at Acadia National Park in Maine. The bride's father, Pastor Thomas Horton performed the ceremony on Otter Cliff overlooking the beautiful scenery of Penobscot Bay. Jacqueline is the daughter of Thomas and ...

Engaged — Heczko, Rechner

Peter and Peggy Heczko of Iron Mountain are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca, to Charles Rechner, son of Doug Rechner and Rolleen Kralovec, both of Green Bay, Wis. Rebecca is a graduate of Iron Mountain High School and a 2012 graduate of Marian University in Fond du ...

Engaged — Cameron, Tuchowski

Dr. Ray H. and Julie Cameron of Spread Eagle, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline K. Cameron, to Brendan J. Tuchowski. Brendan is the son of Mel and Michelle Tuchowski of Kingsford. Caroline is a 2008 graduate of Norway High School, a 2013 graduate of ...

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Daily Meditations; Get rid of the ‘dead ducks’ in your life

A little boy, Johnny, and his sister, Sally, were visiting their grandparent’s farm. The boy took along his first slingshot he received as a gift. When he arrived, he went into the woods but found he was always missing his target. As he came back to grandma’s back yard, he spied her pet ...

Daily Meditations: Prayer before a match

About 50 years ago, I was helping out with the COR Weekend retreats for high school seniors. At the end of each retreat, we gave them a prayer card with a kitchen match on it. On the card, we had the following prayer: “Lord, see this match... it scares me. It scares me because of all the ...

Daily Meditations — How open are we to new ideas? Matt: 4:12ff

We are told in Matthews Gospel that “Jesus moved to Capernaum.” Some might wonder why he would leave Nazareth and go to Capernaum in Galilee to begin his ministry. Besides fulfilling what the prophet Isaiah had said, there are some other good reasons for the move. Nazareth was an ...

Alzheimer’s programs set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will offer two free education programs for the public Wednesday, given by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Michigan Chapter. “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” will be 10 to 11 a.m. and “Effective ...

Book Reviews | VIEW ALL

Book Review: Mercy River

Glen Erik Hamilton’s “Mercy River” (William Morrow, 355 pages) is the next installment in his high powered series featuring former Army Ranger and lock pick artist Donovan “Van” Shaw. When Shaw learns that his former Army buddy Leo Pak has been arrested for murder in the backwoods ...

Book Review: The Night Visitors

Carol Goodman’s latest novel, “The Night Visitors” (William Morrow, 288 pages), deals with the trauma of domestic violence and the scars it leaves on its victims. Mattie, a middle-aged social worker, gets an emergency call to pick up Alice and Oren, a young woman and boy, who are ...

Book Review: Before She Knew Him

Peter Swanson’s latest novel, “Before She Knew Him,” is a clever take on the serial killer genre. (William Morrow Publisher/HarperCollins Publishers, 309 pages) Henrietta “Hen” and her husband, Lloyd, attend a neighborhood block party where they meet their next door neighbors, ...

Book Review: If You Go Down To The Woods

Seth C. Adams has written a modern and much more terrifying boy’s adventure novel “If You Go Down to the Woods.” (Harper 360/HarperCollins Publishers, 286 pages) Joey, just 13 years old, has moved from California to Arizona with his parents and 16-year-old year old sister. Together ...