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Grandparents Teach, Too: Rocks are cheap yet priceless for learning

What are 10 things a family can do with rocks after children no longer put things in their mouth? Top of the list — children love to throw and skip stones in the water. Help them look for thin, flat rocks and show them how to flick their wrists to have rocks hit the water on the flat side. ...

Names in the News – Northern, Bay release dean’s lists

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Northern Michigan University dean’s list for the winter 2019 semester. These students in area qualified with a grade point average of 4.00. Crystal Falls — Blair Anderson, Adel Isaacson, Maria Stankewicz and Susanna Toivonen; Iron Mountain — Olivia Berutti, ...

Auditions planned for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

IRON MOUNTAIN — Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Jack And The Beanstalk” will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 15, at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay the full two hours. Some of the cast ...

Parkinson’s group to meet Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson’s Society of Dickinson County Area, a support group for Parkinson’s disease patients, caregivers, family and friends, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Senior Living activity room in Kingsford. Participants should note the change of location due to ...

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Grandparents Teach, Too: Rocks are cheap yet priceless for learning

What are 10 things a family can do with rocks after children no longer put things in their mouth? Top of the list — children love to throw and skip stones in the water. Help them look for thin, flat rocks and show them how to flick their wrists to have rocks hit the water on the flat side. ...

Paying it forward to others can create happiness

NIAGARA, Wis. — Last week’s column talked about choosing happiness as a way of healthy aging. It advanced the idea that while some people are actually genetically predisposed to having a positive outlook toward life, the rest of us could actively attain happiness through the choices we ...

Frantz discusses annual Art for All at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — The Golden K’s annual trek across the First Presbyterian Church parking lot began early Monday morning. Thanks to Vance and Dorleen Uhazie securing the key to the Masonic Temple, several hardy members came to transport the necessary ...

Free training on defibrillator

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Area Rescue Squad will provide free training on the proper use of a heart defibrillator at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Niagara Senior Center. No sign up is required. Also, consider lunch at the center. The menu is beef tips over noodles, with a suggested donation ...

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Foxy Loxy Red Hatters to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Foxy Loxy Red Hatters will gather for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 151 Thai Bistro, 607 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. All are welcome to attend.

NAMI meets on 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 ...

Lions club donates

Niagara Lions treasurer Dan Decker presents a check to Maureen Garvaglia of the Proud Equestrian Project. Sponsored by the Dickinson County 4-H organization, the Proud Equestrian Program is a therapeutic horseback riding program to assist special needs youth and young adults. The Lions’ $400 ...

Folk singer at the Crystal Falls Library on Wednesday

CRYSTAL FALLS — Troy Graham, a folk singer and songwriter, will perform from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Crystal Falls Library Pocket Park, 237 Superior Ave. The Crystal Falls Community Library hosts the free event. All are welcome to attend.

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Lorenz — 50th

KINGSFORD — Randy and Carol Lorenz of Kingsford are celebrating their Golden Anniversary. Randall David Lorenz and Carol Ann Rozich were married on June 14, 1969, at Sacred Heart Parish in Painsdale, Mich. Father Hollenbach officiated the ceremony surrounded by family and friends.   The ...

DuBois — 60th

BARK RIVER — Ken and Anita DuBois recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Out-of-town guests traveled from Wisconsin, Illinois and Arizona to celebrate their special occasion. Ken and the former Anita Motto were married May 9, 1959, at St. George Catholic Church in Bark ...

Wedding – Rule, Smith

MARQUETTE — Jacqueline Rule and Nicholas Smith exchanged marriage vows on Aug. 14, 2018, in an intimate ceremony on the shore of Lake Huron near Alpena in Lower Michigan. The bride is the daughter of William Scott and Mary Rule of Marquette. The groom is the son of Dr. Donald and Beverly ...

Engaged

Katherine Jarvi Photography Kevin and Mary Kangas of Norway are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Kay Kangas to Joshua David Richards, son of David and Kathy Richards of Ishpeming. Megan is a 2012 graduate of Norway High School and received her bachelor of science in ...

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Daily Meditations: Who needs my love the most? — John 15:9-11

A grandfather was visiting the home of one of his grandchildren. The little girl was showing him her many dolls. He asked her: “of all these dolls, which one do you like the most?” She asked him to promise he won’t laugh when she told him. He promised. The little girl pointed to a ...

Daily Meditations — Inspired by the bravery of others – John 16:29ff

On the wall of a dentist’s office hangs a scroll with the title “I Can Take It Club.” Underneath the title are hundreds of signed names. They are the names of children who have pledged to face the dentist’s chair with courage. The dentist says it’s absolutely amazing how seeing ...

Grace Covenant Church announces 21st annual Summer Concert Series line-up

IRON RIVER — Three performances featuring local and regional talent are slated for the 21st annual Summer Concert Series at Grace Covenant Church in Iron River. The first concert will be 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, and features artist features Kim Johnson, a pianist and vocalist based in ...

VBS planned

First Presbyterian Church at 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford will host its “ROAR!” Vacation Bible School program June 10-14. VBS will be 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. All children from 3 1/2 years through those completing sixth grade are invited for the week. Children will experience music with ...

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The Body in the Wake

Katherine Hall Page has released her newest Faith Fairchild mystery, “The Body in the Wake.” (William Morrow, 320 pages) Caterer Faith Fairchild has taken time off to spend the summer with her husband, Tom, on their home on Sanpere Island in Maine. Her friend, Pix, is planning an island ...

The Kremlin Strike

Dale Brown, retired United States Air Force captain, delivers his latest military thriller featuring the father and son team of Patrick and Brad McLanahan, “Kremlin Strike.” (William Morrow, 437 pages) The ruthless Russian president, Gennadiy Gryzlov, has ordered the development of the ...

Book Review: Collusion

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has collaborated with Pete Earley to write a riveting geopolitical thriller, “Collusion.” (Broadside Books, 347 pages) In Kiev, a group of terrorists assassinate U.S. Ambassador Stanford Thorpe. Before dying, Thorpe succeeds in passing a computer ...

Book Review: Cat Chase the Moon

Shirley Rousseau Murphy has another chapter in her series featuring the fearless feline detective Joe Grey, “Cat Chase the Moon.” (William Morrow, 273 pages) Cats are said to have nine lives, but when Joe Grey interrupts a man trying to bury a savagely-beaten woman, the feline protection ...