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Multiple life roles may be source of caregiver stress

By Tierany Rugg Human Development & Relationships Extension Educator Florence County UW-Extension FLORENCE, Wis. — It’s no secret that many informal caregivers — individuals who provide unpaid support to family members or friends with illness or disabilities — often feel ...

Karlene Hall speaks about genealogy to Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Orice Walters raised her gavel and the Monday morning meeting for the Golden K began. It didn’t take long for members to settle into some serious momentous singing. With Al Calcari directing and Alyce Derwinski on piano, they do their best ...

Woe is she

Dear Annie: My husband and I enjoy getting together with a group of friends every couple of months. But recently, one of them has hijacked every evening with her saga over looking for a new husband. We feel bad that her husband left her for, quite frankly, an extremely expensive car. Another ...

Letting go of control can be the hardest thing in life

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sometimes, and by sometimes I mean most of the time, I feel as if there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. I often find myself needing more time, and wishing that somehow I could make the hours stretch, and yet if that were to happen, I can’t even imagine how much more ...

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Alexa — 65th

CHANNING — Francis “Ponch” and Joan Alexa of Sawyer Lake, Channing, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on Aug. 15, 1953, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Chicago. Maid of honor was Joyce Berg, Joan’s twin sister, and Bill Schmall served ...

Medicare, explained

By Edward I Cariuty Social Security District Manager in Escanaba Social Security and Medicare have a few things in common. Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life for our family and friends. Although both programs are household names, ...

Karlene Hall speaks about genealogy to Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Orice Walters raised her gavel and the Monday morning meeting for the Golden K began. It didn’t take long for members to settle into some serious momentous singing. With Al Calcari directing and Alyce Derwinski on piano, they do their best ...

Letting go of control can be the hardest thing in life

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sometimes, and by sometimes I mean most of the time, I feel as if there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. I often find myself needing more time, and wishing that somehow I could make the hours stretch, and yet if that were to happen, I can’t even imagine how much more ...

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Car club ride set

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Just Cruizin’ car club has planned a dinner ride for Thursday. They will depart from the Midtown Mall parking lot at 6 p.m. and travel as a group to Domino’s for dinner. All area car enthusiasts are invited to join at any time. You do not need to own a classic ...

Paisano Club celebration set

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Paisano Club will host its annual Columbus Day Dinner on Oct. 7 at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m., followed by a family-style Italian dinner consisting of baked chicken, penne pasta with Crispigna’s red sauce and ice ...

Grief group meets Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next monthly grief group luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Maple Creek Restaurant in Iron Mountain. Meetings are open to the public. Those who attend can purchase their own lunch. For information, contact Erik Barnhart or Diane Johnson at 906-786-4456. ...

NAMI gathers on Thursday

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette support group 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 ...

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Alexa — 65th

CHANNING — Francis “Ponch” and Joan Alexa of Sawyer Lake, Channing, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on Aug. 15, 1953, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Chicago. Maid of honor was Joyce Berg, Joan’s twin sister, and Bill Schmall served ...

Engaged

Patrick and Kim Olson, along with Suzan and Lynn Shuck of Crystal Falls, happily announce the engagement of Samantha Olson and Dan Ballo-Shuck. Samantha is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and works as a process engineer at Expera in Kaukauna, Wis. Dan is a graduate of Fox Valley ...

Whitens — 60th

HERMANSVILLE — Robert and Lois (Murray) Whitens of Hermansville recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on July 19, 1958, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Spalding. The couple made their home in Hermansville, where they raised their five ...

Pugh — 50th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tom and Eileen (Asplund) Pugh of Iron Mountain and Manistique recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.   They were married Aug. 24, 1968, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain.   After Tom’s service with the U.S. Army (OCS Ft. Banning, Ga.) the couple ...

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Ruesch book-signing event at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

KINGSFORD — Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Kingsford will have a book-signing and presentation featuring local author and life-issues speaker Heather Ruesch at 10 a.m. Saturday. Ruesch’s book, titled “Sexuality Mentality: Creating a Culture of Biblical Integrity,” equips parents, ...

Free meal on Sundy

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be scalloped potatoes and ham, vegetable, dessert and beverages. There is no cost for dinner, but a donation basket is available for those who want to make a ...

Free meal Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church will host a Free Community Meal from 5 TO 6 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be scalloped potatoes and ham vegetable, dessert and beverages. The dinner has no charge but a donation basket is available for those who want to contribute toward the meals. The ...

Carmelite Silver Tea on Saturday and Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Monastery of the Holy Cross is the home of 19 Carmelite Nuns, ranging in age from 23 to 93. Our Good Lord called them here from various backgrounds and places, reaching as far as Argentina, the Philippines, Vietnam and across the states, from New Jersey, Texas, California, ...

Book Reviews | VIEW ALL

Book Review: Walking Shadows

Faye Kellerman's "Walking Shadows" is the latest chapter in her popular series featuring Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus. (William Morrow, 367 pages) Decker and his wife have left the crime of Los Angeles and settled in the upstate New York college town of Greenbury. While ...

Book Review: Field of Bones

J. A. Jance continues her popular series featuring Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady in her latest thriller, "Field of Bones." (William Morrow, 381 pages) While still grieving the loss of her mother and stepfather, Joanna Brady is busy sweating out a close reelection campaign. As she awaits the ...

Book Review: Agatha Christie, The Mystery Of Three Quarters

Sophie Hannah has released her third novel authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie. Her latest work, "The Mystery of Three Quarters," is a fitting tribute to the greatest mystery novelist of all time and creator of the endearingly eccentric Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. (William ...

Book review: Under A Dark Sky

Lori Rader-Day, whose previous work "Little Pretty Things" won the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award, has another book "Under a Dark Sky" (William Morrow, 388 pages) which combines a touch of astronomy with a classic mystery genre. On what would have been her 10th wedding anniversary, ...