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‘Good to be here’ moments — Matt 17:1-9

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford When Jesus took Peter, James, and John up a high mountain, we are told that he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. Peter was so amazed at the sight that he ...

Why 15 cents matters

I used to think that small amounts of money didn’t matter. What difference could $5 here or $10 there make when we were more than $100,000 in debt (not counting the house and cars)? So what if I increased our debt by such a small amount? It wouldn’t really matter because we already owed so ...

When there’s no compromising

Dear Annie: My husband and I are at an impasse. He wants to have a fourth child; I want to stick with three. We both have equally valid reasoning for our cases, and we acknowledge each other’s points. Neither of us is budging. Whenever we have had disagreements in the past, we have found ways ...

Arlene Vlies of Pelican Lake recently spoke to the Enchanted Doll Club about the merits of collecting reproductions of rare and expensive dolls. Vlies is surrounded by reproductions of antiques she has collected over the years.

Enchanted Doll Club meets Thursday

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its next meeting on Thursday 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Eagle River Airport. The airport is located at 1311 Airport Road in Eagle River. Following the business meeting, Sally Young of Arbor Vitae and Judy ...

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ManorCare announces August Resident of the Month

KINGSFORD — The ManorCare Health Services resident of the month for August is Emil Paul Orn. Orn was born in Chicago on May 5, 1934, to Emil and Betty Orn. He has one sister, Patricia, who currently lives in Marquette. His father worked as a clerk and his mother was a switchboard operator. ...

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Margaret Trudell, left, Golden K Club program chairperson is pictured with Julie Bietila of Norway, who gave a presentation on Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, which donates care packages to poor children around the world. Nelson Hassel will present a program at Monday’s Golden K meeting on the total eclipse of the sun on the day of the eclipse.

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Paul Jacobs Photo Margaret Trudell, left, Golden K Club program chairperson is pictured with Julie Bietila of Norway, who gave a presentation on Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, which donates care packages to poor children around the world. Nelson Hassel will present a ...

Golden K Club has no trouble improvising

KINGSFORD — When the day turns out altogether different than was expected, one wonders what can be done to turn it back around. Pondering this quandary and looking out my window, I was absorbing the beauty of the flowers still in bloom. Suddenly a bulldog popped out of the nearby woods, ...

Power of Attorney and Guardianship Workshop

FLORENCE, Wis. — You never know what the future holds, so it’s best to be prepared. One way to prepare is to have a Power of Attorney in place, a legal document in which you designate another person to act on your behalf and make decisions. The Aging and Disability Resource Center of ...

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End of Summer Reading party

Celebrate summer reading success at the End of Summer Reading Parties at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dickinson County Library-Solomonson Branch in Norway, 1 p.m. Tuesday at the North Dickinson Branch in Felch and 6 p.m. Wednesday at the main library in Iron Mountain. Patrons of all ages will ...

Pictured are members of Iron Mountain High School Class of 1957 at their 60th reunion. Seated in the first row, from left, are Beatrice (Colantonio) St. Onge, Marlene (Moratti) Alessandrini, Patricia (Tousignant) Rosenblum, Greta (Hedlund) Michaud, Judy (Thompson) Johnson, Kathleen (Schinderle) Sanford and Mary (Kelly) Gelhoff. Second row are Alfred Spigarelli, Betty (Fitzsimmons) Seymour, Karen (Larson) Cerasoi, Kay (Harvy) Verrette, Donna (Minutello) Mannigel, Julie (Nault) Plude, Frances (Formolo) Sundlach, Joan (Carollo) Bradley, Judy (Wonders) Occhietti, Barbara (Swor) Marinelli, Phyllis (Mortel) Williams and Eugene DuCharme. Third row are Donald Antonetti, Loretta (Daley) Hirn, Robert Gauthier, Ray Famiani, Bill Clarke, David Sgrecci, Lamar Sherlund, Roger Dickerson, Larry Holtien, Bill Verrette, Derick Mortensen and Judy (Becco) Schillerstrom. Back row are Frank Pallconi, Bill Roberts, Don Stefanelli, Judy (Oradei) Terrizzi, Bob Furno, Clyde Unger, Jeanette (Raiche) Morelli and Jerry Morelli. Not pictured are Joe Cerasoli and Richard Giancola.

IMHS Class of 1957 celebrates 60-year reunion

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain High School Class of 1957 celebrated its 60-year reunion on June 23 and 24. Fifty-four classmates and spouses met Friday evening at Recreation Lanes for hors d’oeuvres and a buffet. A trivia contest highlighting events, activities, and faculty members ...

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Doll collection coming to library

Terry Sovey of Spread Eagle, Wis., will display her antique doll collection to the Florence County Library in Florence, Wis., through September. Many of the dolls are based on the film, “Gone With the Wind.”

Menominee River Rally offers concert, guitar show

MENOMINEE — The Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc. will host its first fundraiser, the Menominee River Rally, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Pullman House, just north of Menominee. The event is sure to make a big splash as the first of its kind in the community. It will feature ...

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NORWAY — Brittany Henrichs and Cole Conery were united in marriage on July 8, 2017, in a church ceremony at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway, with the Rev. Tim Ekaitis and the Rev. Matt Settle officiating. Brittany is the daughter of Rick and Donna Henrichs. Cole is the son of Scott ...

Frievalt — 66th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jim and Sharon Frievalt of Iron Mountain celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3. They eloped in love in 1951 with a private ceremony in Waukegon, Ill. with Jerry Nokes and Maryann (Costa) Santini in attendance. They returned to Iron Mountain and surprised ...

Hicks — 50th

KINGSFORD — Jerry Hicks Sr. and Joy (Johns) Hicks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with family and friends. The couple was married July 22, 1967, at the Old Stone Church in Cleveland, the second church built within the city. It is also the oldest building on Public ...

Boyd and Jeanne Dixon of Iron Mountain are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sasha Leigh Dixon, to Alex Thomas Dennocenzo, son of Eugene and Robyn Dennocenzo of Felch. A Sept. 29, 2017, wedding is planned in Green Bay, Wis.

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Boyd and Jeanne Dixon of Iron Mountain are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sasha Leigh Dixon, to Alex Thomas Dennocenzo, son of Eugene and Robyn Dennocenzo of Felch. A Sept. 29, 2017, wedding is planned in Green Bay, Wis.

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The gentleness of God – 1 Kings 19:9 ff

The Rev. Joseph O. Gouin American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford Elijah was asked to go up a mountain and was told that he would experience God. He first witnessed three dramatic scenes. First there was a mighty wind that was so strong that it dislodged rocks, but God was not in the ...

To hear with our heart

An African missionary was translating John’s Gospel into the Songhai language. He had great difficulty in translating “to believe.” He asked a native African how to translate it. The native thought for a few moments and said, “I think ‘to believe’ should be translated ‘to hear ...

Hearing and listening — Matt 13:1 ff

An elderly man had serious hearing problems for a number of years. His family tried to get him to get hearing aids, but he refused. Finally, unknown to them, he relented and got the best set of hearing aids available. A month later, he went back for his scheduled checkup. The doctor told him ...

Awaken Ministry on Sunday

KINGSFORD — The Awaken Ministry Summer Series, “Encounter Him,” is scheduled to take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Queen of Peace Parish in Kingsford. The praise and worship music will be led by local band members — Chris Colavechhi, Paul Fornetti, Alex Claverie, Ann Brown, ...

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The Painted Queen

In 2013, Barbara Mertz died. Mertz had earned her doctorate in Egyptology from the acclaimed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Writing under the pen name Elizabeth Peters, she created the popular mystery series featuring archeologist Radcliffe Emerson and his wife, Amelia ...

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Every Day Above Ground

Glen Erik Hamilton has his third chapter in his much acclaimed Van Shaw series, "Every Day Above Ground." (William Morrow/ 365 pages) Van is the grandson of the late Donovan "Dono" Shaw, a man who had earned quite a reputation as a skilled thief. Mickey O'Hasson, a terminally ill ex-con who ...

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Deep Black

Tom Locke must track a missing Saudi prince deep inside ISIS territory in “Deep Black,” the second military action thriller from the authors of Shadow War. (William Morrow, 322 pages). Disillusioned after a mission in Ukraine goes tragically wrong, military contractor Tom Locke is on the ...

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You’ll Never Know, Dear

Hallie Ephron's latest novel of suspense, "You'll Never Know, Dear" (William Morrow, 290 pages), blends elements of the macabre with a strong dash of soap opera. Elizabeth "Lis" Strenger, nee Lissie Woodham, has been haunted by the loss of her little sister Janey, who mysteriously ...