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Bay College sponsors free showing of ‘The Polar Express’

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West Campus is sponsoring a free showing of “The Polar Express” at 1 p.m. Saturday. Families will enjoy this classic Christmas story within Iron Mountain's historic Braumart Theatre at 106 E. B St. in Iron Mountain. To follow the movie’s theme, movie ...

Santa coming to Goodman on Dec. 22

GOODMAN, Wis. — Santa Claus is coming to Goodman at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Goodman Municipal Building. Arriving by fire engine, Santa will visit with all the younger children. Parents are welcome to bring their camera to take photos. Children are encouraged to bring their ...

Friends of the Dickinson County Library to meet Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Friends of the Dickinson County Library will have their regularly scheduled December meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.   New members are always welcome.

Community Voices Presents ‘Winter Wellness’

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bay College West Speaker Series Community Voices continues from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Fornetti Hall at Bay College in Iron Mountain. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. This month will feature Margo Recla-Juedes, presenting Winter Wellness. Juedes, a local ...

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Golden K hears about being an exchange student

KINGSFORD — Whoever is singing “Let it Snow, Let it Snow,” there is a driveway about 20 feet long and a shovel waiting for you. Thanks to the drivers out there doing their best to clear our roads, the plows and the sanders. Though we all want our roads cleared “yesterday,” we do ...

Helping children become handy

“Woodworking gives me something useful to do when I’m feeling puny and it takes my mind off my troubles.” — Gary McCarthy Kids and adults feel “puny” sometimes and a little woodworking can help them feel strong again and regain a great attitude when they work together. Anthony ...

The gift of love is the best Christmas gift one could want

IRON MOUNTAIN — For weeks, my husband has been asking me what I want for Christmas. My mother, too. Every year we have this struggle, because every year, I really don’t know what I want. I usually only want a few things, and then because they’re so small or so odd, I tend to forget them ...

KMS chorus entertains at Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — How do you turn a dreary, chilly Monday into a bright, warm, friendly and busy morning? Join the Golden K at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. With the Kingsford Middle School chorus coming, there was a lot of scurrying around. ...

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ISD retirees meet Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Intermediate School District Early Childhood retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Carlos Cantina in Iron Mountain.

Post 340 meets Thursday

HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the club rooms in Hermansville.

Diabetes support group potluck set for Thursday

CASPIAN — The Diabetes Support Group will host its annual Christmas party at noon Thursday in the community room of the Spring Valley Apartments, 100 Spring Valley Ave. in Caspian. Those planning to attend should note the location and time change. The event will be potluck, so everyone ...

Pulmonary group to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Pulmonary Support Group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the rehab gym on the main level of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. The group is for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, waiting for or who has received a lung transplant, plus their ...

Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Inglese, Mottes

SOUTH LYON, Mich. — Joshua Thomas Inglese and Megan Marie Mottes were joined by marriage on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kensington Metropark in South Lyon, Mich. Stephen Maklin, a close friend of the couple, officiated at a private outdoor ceremony. The bride’s parents, Mark and Syndra Mottes, and ...

Wedding – Pickett, Houser

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Pickett of Kingsford are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Emily Jayne Pickett to Devin Michael Houser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dion Houser of Florida. Devin and Emily were united in the sacrament of holy matrimony at 1 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2018, at American ...

Five generations

Members of the Ensley family recently gathered in Elkhart, Ind., for a five- generation photo. Standing, from left, is mother Lilliana Schmucker of Elkhart; grandmother Rachel Ensley of Elkhart and great-grandfather Dennis Ensley of Dunbar, Wis.; seated is great-great-grandmother Barb Ensley of ...

Zahn — 76th

FAITHORN — John and Rose Zahn of Faithorn will celebrate their 76th wedding anniversary Monday. They were married on Nov. 12, 1942, in North Judson, Ind., two weeks before John joined the Army and served in World War II. Standing for the couple were John’s cousin, Roy Arndt, and Rosie’s ...

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Grace church hosts free meal

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the church hall. The free meals also will be delivered in the Norway-Vulcan area. Those unable to come to the church who would like a meal delivered or who want to come for takeout ...

Christmas Eve services set

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Christmas Eve church services for Amasa Grace United Methodist Church will be at 6 p.m. Crystal Falls Christ United Methodist Church will be at 7:30 p.m.

Advent worship service planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain invites the public to a special Advent worship service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. This year will feature a special “Service of the Word for Healing.” The church is on the corner of H Street and Kimberly Avenue in Iron ...

Florence church marks 138 years

FLORENCE, Wis. — The First Presbyterian Church of Florence celebrated its 138th anniversary during its Nov. 26 Come to Supper dinner. The congregation was founded 138 years ago during the logging and iron boom in Florence County. First Presbyterian was the first established Christian ...

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Book review: The Last Lie

Infidelity and dishonesty have destroyed many marriages. Such is the plot line behind Alex Lane's latest novel, "The Last Lie." (Harper 360/on sale Dec. 31) The prologue starts with a woman driving alone only to be shocked as she comes across a naked woman, apparently fleeing her ...

Book Review: Pulse

Michael Harvey's "Pulse" (Ecco/ 386 page) blends gritty detective fiction with elements of the paranormal. The story takes place in the Boston of 1976 which is a tinderbox for racial violence following the decision to integrate schools. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a precocious 16-year-old ...

Book Review: The Next Person You Meet In Heaven

The much anticipated sequel to Mitch Albom's bestseller, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," has been released as "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven." (Harper, 213 pages) In his first work, Albom tells the story of Eddie, a disillusioned war veteran who worked as an amusement ride mechanic ...

Book Review: A Dangerous Duet

Karen Odden, who has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, has released her second novel, "A Dangerous Duet" (William Morrow, 386 pages). Young Nell Hallam lives in London with her brother, Matthew, a Scotland Yard detective. Nell aspires to ...