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Dear Annie: Achieving King’s ‘Dream’

Dear Annie: Again, it is time to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. He would have been 91 on Jan. 15. Since his death in 1968, so much has changed ... and yet, so much has remained the same. Sometimes, I wonder, if he were alive, what would King think about how things have ...

Model T presentation Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Ford Motor Company’s construction of its plant south of Iron Mountain. In commemoration of this landmark event, Part 1 of a new PowerPoint program, “Iron Mountain Ford Motor Company Plant, Kingsford, Michigan 1920-1951,” will ...

New scholarship supports Bay College students

ESCANABA — The Man Cave in Escanaba established a scholarship at Bay College to be awarded to a Delta County resident. The recipient of the scholarship for Academic Year 2019-2020 is Sophia Wessel, an Escanaba resident pursing an associate in arts degree. Tonia Curry, owner of the Man Cave ...

Replacing a beloved pet

Dear Annie: Our beloved family dog, Dasher, passed away last year. Dasher was a husky. She was the sweetest and best dog I ever could imagine. Good with the kids and our old kitty. When I contacted the breeder I bought her from, he said that he is no longer breeding. My friend suggested I look ...

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Noakes speaks at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — A pleasant January Monday morning found the Golden K members gathering together at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford, ready to begin their week. Bill Roberts rang the bell signaling Alyce Derwinski on piano and Don Pedo at her side to ...

Making your home your sanctuary

NIAGARA, Wis. — Now that the new year, and a new decade, are upon us, this column has been addressing a few topics that are pertinent to “starting fresh.” I have always liked the beginning of a new year for this reason. I like to wipe the slate clean; I always try to learn from the ...

Making wise choices when a representative payee manages your money

y Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager, Escanaba ESCANABA —Some of the millions of people who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits need help managing this money. A person assigned to help you manage your monthly benefits is called a ...

Living happier in the coming year

NIAGARA, Wis. — As we enter this new year, there seems to be plenty of things to cause us stress. One only has to listen to the evening news for five minutes to hear the latest developments in Iran, the continued unrest in our Congress and the most recent devastation caused by climate change. ...

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Women’s March UP on Saturday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The fourth annual Women’s March UP will take place Saturday. Participants should gather at noon Eastern time at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St. The march will start at 1 p.m. A Rise Up post reception will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ore Docks Brewing Company in ...

AAUW meeting planned Jan. 28

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6. The meal includes broccoli cheddar soup and a salad ...

Grief group meets on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — As an extension of the community grief groups, OSF Hospice will host a luncheon for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support. The group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Maple Creek Restaurant in the Midtown Mall, 1052 S. Stephenson Ave. ...

Women’s March Post Reception planned Saturday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Public Relations Student Society of America chapter will host the second-annual Women’s March Post Reception, Rise U.P., from 2 to 5 p.m. Eastern time Saturday at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette. The Women’s March Post Reception, Rise ...

Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Engaged — Moore, Evans

Randy and Sandy Moore of Randville, along with Jamie (Laureen) Southers of Toledo, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail, to Steve Evans. Steve is the son of Faye (Ken) Kirchoff of Sanborn, Iowa, and Steve (Bobbie) Evans of Montreal, Wis. Abigail is a 1998 graduate of North ...

Engaged

Richard and Jo Ann Donaldson of Kingsford have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erika, to Jerrod Gargano, son of Steven and Karen Gargano of Fraser, Mich. Erika is a graduate of Kingsford High School and received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of ...

Engaged – Harrington, Radtke

Dan and Cindy Harrington of Iron Mountain have announced the engagement of their son, Derek Harrington, to Katie Radtke, daughter of Tim and Mary Radtke of Cedarburg, Wis. Derek runs a software development company, and Katie works in orientation programs at Marquette University. A Feb. 1 ...

Five generations

The Richards/Tirschel/Johnson families met during the Thanksgiving holiday for this special five-generation photo. Seated is great-great-grandmother Dolly Richards of Iron Mountain; standing from left are great-grandmother Debi Tirschel of Iron Mountain; grandfather Korey Johnson of Niagara, ...

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Community meal set for Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church at the Crossroads site, 130 Odill Drive behind the Jake Menghini Museum. The menu will be meat loaf or ham, baked potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. A donation basket ...

Community chorus seeks ringers for handbell choir

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson County Community Chorus has begun rehearsals for the annual Holy Tuesday Lenten Service. Chorus rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Gail Vornkahl, associate conductor of the ...

Wild Game Dinner slated Friday at Norway church

NORWAY — The 11th annual Wild Game Dinner is planned for Friday at Grace United Methodist Church of Norway. The event features wildlife mounts taken by sportsmen in the local area, a wild game dinner and Christian guest speaker Joe Bottesi. Doors will open at 5 p.m. to view wildlife ...

Special Needs Service at Our Saviour’s

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church again will host a Special Needs Service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. These monthly gatherings provide an opportunity for special needs children and adults — along with anyone else who wants to attend — to enjoy upbeat singing, a creative ...

Book Reviews | VIEW ALL

Book Review: The Darwin Strain

Zoologist Bill Schutt and archaeologist J. R. Finch have written the final chapter in their trilogy, beginning with “The Himalayan Codex” and “Hell’s Gate” closing with the exciting finale “The Darwin Strain.” (William Morrow, 412 pages) Set in the post-World War II era, ...

Book Review: The New Girl

Gabriel Allon, Israel’s own version of master spy James Bond, has another daring mission in Daniel Silva’s latest spy thriller “The New Girl.” (Harper/475 pages) A young girl who had been attending the exclusive International School of Geneva is kidnapped. But the 12-year-old child is ...

Book Review: Never Look Back

Edgar Award-nominated author Alison Gaylin has a twisted tale of deadly family secrets in “Never Look Back.” (William Morrow, 339 pages) In the 1970s, a teenage couple, April Cooper and Gabriel LeRoy, went on a killing spree in Southern California similar to the murders committed by ...

Book Review: The Cutting Room

The team of Margaret Murphy and Helen Pepper, writing as Ashley Dyer, have their second crime novel - “The Cutting Room.” (William Morrow, 436 pages). Detectives Ruth Lake and Greg Carver are back after their debut in "Splinter in the Blood." British television viewers are captivated ...