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Lake Antoine group meeting

QUINNESEC — The Lake Antoine Park Partners and Dickinson County officials will kick off the first volunteer meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Breitung Township Hall in Quinnesec. At Wednesday’s meeting, the new nonprofit group will unveil its logo, disclose near-term plans and ...

Historic Vista Theater announces Once Upon a Mattress the Musical

NEGAUNEE — The Historic Vista Theater invites the public to follow the story of Princess Winnifred and Prince Dauntless. Will the Queen ever let them get together? And what about Sir Harry and Lady Larken? Will they ever wed? Will both couples live happily ever after? You’ll just have to ...

The thrill is gone

Dear Annie: My wife’s sexual desire disappeared with menopause, although there was little desire even before then. I still like, need and enjoy sex. We have had many discussions about this conflict between us but have been unable to resolve it on our own. Apparently, one of us will be unhappy ...

Library Director Megan Buck.

Patrons invited to visit with library director

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Library has announced its upcoming activities through May 13. “Directed Discussions” is a patron’s opportunity to speak with library director Megan Buck in an open forum. Everyone is welcome to stop by to say hello and bring questions, suggestions ...

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May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

BY KIRSEN NICHOLS IRON MOUNTAIN — More than half of seniors have high blood pressure. Blood pressure is measured in units of mercury and expressed as a fraction. The top number (systolic) is an indicator of the force with which blood pumped from the heart hits the walls of your arteries. ...

Secure your future during National Social Security Month

By Edward I. Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools, and resources to meet our customers’ changing needs and lifestyles. In April, we celebrate National Social Security Month ...

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Noted local historian Bea Blomquist turns 100

By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Well-known Iron Mountain resident and local historian Bea Blomquist is making some history of her own on Monday when she turns 100 years old. A celebration open house is planned today from 1 to 4 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church’s ...

Vance Uhazie, Golden K program chairman, introduces guests Cherie Fila and Tracy Johnson. Both ladies work with the Great Lakes Recovery Center. Johnson is a prevention specialist. This is a relative new project in Dickinson County.

Golden K hears about drug recovery program

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — You can find the Golden K meeting most Monday mornings at the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford and when necessary the group moves across the parking lot to the Masonic Temple. Even though the meeting place may change ...

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First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will have a rededication service at 10 a.m. Sunday that will follow the same service used May 1, 1966, for the original dedication of the church building at 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. Special bulletins will have the same 1966 cover as well, with the original service printed on the first page. All members and friends of First Lutheran are invited to attend this 51st birthday of the church building, said the Rev. James Lindgren, pastor of First Lutheran.

Rededication at First Lutheran

First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will have a rededication service at 10 a.m. Sunday that will follow the same service used May 1, 1966, for the original dedication of the church building at 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. Special bulletins will have the same 1966 cover as well, with ...

Genealogical society meets

IRON MOUNTAIN — Members and guests of the Dickinson County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the history room of the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Everyone is encouraged to bring their latest research results to share with others. “Perhaps, you have hit ...

Niagara Lions Club calendar winners listed

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions have announced the winners of their calendar drawings for February and March. Winners of the two special holiday drawings were Dan Osterberg of Green Bay, Wis., who won $100 for Valentine’s Day and Bill Raaths of Menasha, Wis., who was the lucky recipient ...

Doll Club meets Thursday

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle River airport conference room, 1311 Airport Road, Eagle River, Wis.  After a brief business meeting, Sally Young of Arbor Vitae will present a program on German Gotz ...

Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

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Engaged

Rose/Rushford Photo Dean and Robin Rose and Don and Kathy Rushford are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Devon Lee Rose and Daniel Lee Rushford. Devon is a 2004 graduate of Iron Mountain High School. She is a certified nursing assistant at Tendercare Health Center in ...

Dale and Donna Ward of Iron Mountain announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillari Marie Ward, to Corey James Runsat, son of James and Lori Runsat of Kingsford. Hillari is a 2009 graduate of Iron Mountain High School and a December 2013 graduate of Michigan State University. She is employed at Fittante and Colenso CPA PC in Iron Mountain. Corey is a 2009 graduate of Iron Mountain High School and a May 2014 graduate of the University of Michigan. He is employed at Systems Control in Iron Mountain. An Aug. 12, 2017 wedding is planned.

Engaged

Dale and Donna Ward of Iron Mountain announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillari Marie Ward, to Corey James Runsat, son of James and Lori Runsat of Kingsford. Hillari is a 2009 graduate of Iron Mountain High School and a December 2013 graduate of Michigan State University. She is ...

Desirae Carlson and James Joski II

Wedding: Carlson, Joski

KINGSFORD — Desirae Carlson and James Joski II, along with their children, Natalie Carlson and James Joski III, announce their marriage. The couple was married on Feb. 25, 2017, in a church ceremony at St. Mary Queen of Peace in Kingsford, with the Rev. Michael Woempner ...

Rachel and Patrick Siegle of Norway and Mike and Mary St. Onge of Quinnesec are pleased to announce the engagement of Santana Elaine Hill to Bruce Robert-William St.Onge. Santana is a 2008 graduate of Norway High School and a 2012 graduate of Michigan Technology University. She is a corporate member retention specialist with Life Time Fitness Corporate Headquarters. Bruce is a 2008 graduate of Kingsford High School and a graduate of Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He is a airline captain with Endeavor Airlines. A Oct. 14, 2017, wedding is planned in Norway. The couple resides in Chanhassen, Minn.

Engaged

Rachel and Patrick Siegle of Norway and Mike and Mary St. Onge of Quinnesec are pleased to announce the engagement of Santana Elaine Hill to Bruce Robert-William St.Onge. Santana is a 2008 graduate of Norway High School and a 2012 graduate of Michigan Technology University. She is a corporate ...

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The Ditmer family — Naomi, Judi, Darryl and Avi-Joy.

New pastor at Living Hope Community Bible Church

NORWAY — Living Hope Community Bible Church welcomed the Rev. Darryl Ditmer as its new pastor, effective in February. He comes to the church after serving 30 years as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Dayton, Ohio. Ditmer has a bachelor of arts degree from Florida Bible ...

Root fires that spread

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford I read recently about summer campers in a canoe approaching a small island and noticed park rangers digging holes around a camp site. They seemed in a hurry and after a few holes were dug, they took buckets of ...

Lord, give me your eyes

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford Recently I was doing some spiritual reading. The author mentioned that one of his favorite prayers, which he also wrote, that God almost always seems to answer is, “Lord, give me your eyes.” In thinking ...

Jesus had a mission statement John 10:10

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford We hear a lot today about having a mission statement. Many schools, businesses and even parishes have a mission statement. What is it? It is simply the reason or purpose for their existence. Jesus’ mission ...

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War Cry

Historical novelist Wilbur Smith has taken a departure from his Egyptian series and added another chapter featuring the Courtney family, an English family that have planted their roots in Kenya. His latest novel, "War Cry" (William Morrow, 496 pages), spans that pivotal era in world ...

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Book Review: Bone Box

Faye Kellerman's best-selling series featuring ex-LAPD Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, continues in their latest case, "Bone Box." (William Morrow, 414 pages) Decker and his wife have moved from Los Angeles to a quiet college town in upstate New York in hopes of living a ...

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Book Review: Most Dangerous Place

James Grippando continues his popular attorney Jack Swyteck novels in his latest work, "Most Dangerous Place." (Harper, 356 pages.) Jack Swyteck is at the airport awaiting the arrival of an old friend from high school, Keith Ingraham, a successful investment banker in Hong Kong, who is ...

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The Seventh Plague

James Rollins continues his Sigma Force series in his latest thriller "The Seventh Plague." (William Morrow, 425 pages) The head of a British archeological expedition in the Sudanese desert, Professor Harold McCabe, vanished in the desert and was presumed to have been killed by Islamic ...