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Mansfield Pioneer Church service set

MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Memories Committee will sponsor its annual summer service beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the historic Mansfield Pioneer Church. The Rev. Joe Basso, pastor of the Felch Mountain Bible Chapel, will officiate at this ecumenical service. No admission fee ...

Local GFWC accepting scholarship applications

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation of Women’s Clubs is accepting applications for its $1,000 fall fundraiser scholarship. The scholarship is for a non-traditional student attending Bay College West in Iron Mountain. To request an application, write to: ...

Husband’s political rants are a burden

Dear Annie: In more than 35 years of marriage, my husband and I have had conversations on a wide variety of topics. However, almost every day for the past two years, he has ranted about political issues after watching a news program or reading an article on a website. During these rants, he ...

Wickerham featured Sunday at Crystal Theatre

CRYSTAL FALLS — Dave Wickerham, the 2011 American Theatre Organ Society Organist of the Year, returns at 2 p.m. Sunday to the Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls as part of the Theatre’s Gem of a Season series. A perennial favorite, Wickerham will perform from the “Great American Song ...

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Is the digital age really better than the good old days?

IRON MOUNTAIN — On the phone the other night, my mother frantically asked me one of her most frequent questions: can you fix my phone? She proceeded to tell me that she once again had run out of storage and she had received a message saying that if she didn’t do something in 30 days her ...

Hogan entertains at Golden K meeting

BY JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Usually the Fourth of July is one big day of celebration. Coming on Wednesday this year, the holiday was split for some. Celebrations began on Friday and continued to Wednesday — with a work day thrown in between. Having a break didn’t ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Playing, moving with percussion instruments

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at pow-wows, band concerts, weddings and parades. They are jumping and twirling to the beat. Drums also can be a fun learning tool. All you’ll need are purchased ...

IR Center dance

Pam and Scott Koehn will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Iron River Senior Center dance. Admission is $6. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact senior center council chairman Ray Goodhall at 906-265-3089.

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Stamp club to meet Tuesday at IM church

IRON MOUNTAIN — The monthly meeting of the Northwoods Philatelic Society stamp club is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship room at First Lutheran Church, 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. There will be a short business meeting, a brief educational program and the usual ...

PEO Chapter AN to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — P.E.O. Chapter AN will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the home of Betty Gerhard. Co-hostess for the evening will be Julie Rodgers. Members are asked to call the hostess if unable to attend.

Niagara K of C Duck Race Aug. 4

NIAGARA, Wis. — The fourth annual Niagara Knights of Columbus Jeff Champeau Memorial Duck Race will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Niagara Riverside Park/boat landing. Grounds open at 2 p.m., with races to start at 4:30 p.m. There will be a beanbag tournament, washer game for ...

Niagara classes gather Wednesday

NIAGARA, Wis. —The Nifty ‘50s and ‘60s of Niagara High School will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Niagara Senior Center. Reservations need to be made no later than noon Tuesday by calling the senior center at 715-251-1603. All graduates of Niagara High School are encouraged ...

Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

60th anniversary

Donald and Nathalie Schroeder of Niagara, Wis. celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 28, with family, church-family and friends. The couple was married June 28, 1958, in Green Bay, Wis.

Engaged

Cindy and Marty O’Dougherty of Littleton, Colo., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin O’Dougherty of Johnstown, Colo., to Christian Harrington, also of Johnstown, son of Christine Harrington-Veirauch of Iron Mountain and the late Stephen Harrington and the stepson of ...

Wedding — Dixon, Dennocenzo

IRON MOUNTAIN — And so it was on Sept. 29, 2017, a beautiful fall day when family and friends gathered to celebrate the marriage of Sasha Leigh Dixon and Thomas Dennocenzo. Derek Dixon, cousin and friend, officiated the ceremony. Sasha is the daughter of Boyd and Jeanne Dixon. Alex is the ...

Paul and Char Sikora of Crystal Falls and Yi Xiong of Oshkosh, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Joe Sikora of Green Bay, Wis., and Sua Yang of Oshkosh. Joe is employed as a market research analyst at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay and Sua works as an inventory coordinator at Expera Specialty Solutions in Kaukauna, Wis. They will be married on Sept. 1, 2018.

Engaged

Paul and Char Sikora of Crystal Falls and Yi Xiong of Oshkosh, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Joe Sikora of Green Bay, Wis., and Sua Yang of Oshkosh. Joe is employed as a market research analyst at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay and Sua works as an inventory ...

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Tanzania mission trip

Members of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Iron Mountain recently completed a mission trip to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Kijitonyama Lutheran Church has been Our Saviour’s companion church for the past 20 years. OSL and Kijito have developed deep friendships over the years. Members of ...

IR Bible Church’s VBS starts Monday

IRON RIVER — The Iron River Bible Church will host its annual Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 19. This year’s theme is “Time Lab,” discovering Jesus from eternity past to eternity future. There will be games, snacks, crafts, skits and Bible ...

Farewell party planned for Carl and Becky Bishop on Saturday

FELCH TOWNSHIP — A farewell party for Carl and Becky Bishop will be 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Felch Township Community Center on M-69 in Felch. The Bishops came to Felch Township in May 2011 after having a camping ministry near Medford, Wis. They wanted to serve the elderly and the poor, ...

Free meal in Norway Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be ham or turkey, pasta salad, fruit, dessert and beverages. A donation basket will be available for those who want to contribute for the meal. The free meals will ...

Book Reviews | VIEW ALL

Splinter in the Blood

Britain has an interesting duo of mystery writers, Margaret Murphy and Helen Pepper, who have written their debut story, "Splinter in the Blood" under the pen name, Ashley Dyer. (William Morrow, 388 pages) The women of Liverpool are being terrorized by a serial killer known as the Thorn ...

Book review: The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington

Charles Rosenberg, adjunct law professor at Loyola Law School, has written a nice piece of historical fiction perfect for the Fourth of July holiday. His work, "The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington," (Hanover Square Press/419 pages) is inspired by a few bits of forgotten ...

The Moscow Offensive

Retired U.S. Air Force captain Dale Brown has another chapter in his excellent military fiction series featuring the father and son team of Patrick and Brad McLanahan. The McLanahans continue their battle against the aggressive Russian President Gryzlov, who is plotting a number of daring ...

The Man Who Couldn’t Miss

Good read! Burt Angeli, The Daily News Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag and his beloved basset hound, Lulu, investigate a murder in a fabled Connecticut summer playhouse in David Handler’s latest novel “The Man Who Couldn’t Miss.” (William Morrow, 240 pages). The Edgar award-winning series ...