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NAMI Thursday in Marquette

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., Marquette. NAMI offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, ...

Bell ringers needed in Florence County

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign will soon be underway in Florence County, organized said. When those familiar Red Kettles have a friendly person standing by, generous contributions get into the kettles. To help, volunteer to be a bell-ringer individually, as a group ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Love for science starts early

One interesting science lesson for young children is oil and water do not mix. The word is insoluble. The other is evaporation. An easy way to help children explain insoluble is to put a quarter cup of water in a glass and place cooking oil globs into the glass. Children can break up the oil ...

Social insecurity?

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about Social Security. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Recently, on the news, I heard a politician refer to Social Security as an ‘entitlement program.’ I find this annoying because it sounds as if the government is being ‘generous’ in giving back the ...

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Grandparents Teach, Too: Love for science starts early

One interesting science lesson for young children is oil and water do not mix. The word is insoluble. The other is evaporation. An easy way to help children explain insoluble is to put a quarter cup of water in a glass and place cooking oil globs into the glass. Children can break up the oil ...

Juul speaks at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — “Hey, Hey Good Looking” was one of the many songs that brightened the day for the Golden K. Alyce Derwinski got the piano rocking out song after song. With Lois Outcelt directing and the group responding with vibrant Monday-morning voices ...

Supercharge your caregiving

Caregivers are superheroes. Managing medications. Getting to doctor appointments. Balancing work and home. How can family caregivers handle it all? Even superheroes need tools. Thankfully, new caregiving tools can help lighten the load. Think safety first If your elderly loved one is aging ...

Spaghetti dinner at Niagara center

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Senior Center will have its all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Cost is $5, and includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. There also will be a 50-50 drawing. No reservations are needed. For more information, call the ...

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NAMI Thursday in Marquette

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., Marquette. NAMI offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, ...

Enchanted Doll Club to meet Thursday

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will have its next meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library. It will be a business meeting to discuss the Christmas party and programs for next year. New officers for the 2018-2019 ...

Honor flight event tonight

NORWAY — The Garden Place in Norway will host IL Mercatino, an Italian-style market, from 6 to 9 tonight to raise funds to support the U.P. Honor Flight. The Garden Place is at 801 West U.S. 2 in Norway

Diabetes Support Group to meet

IRON RIVER — The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the community room at the West Iron District Library in Iron River. Foot care and creams will be presented. For more information about support group meetings or diabetes education, call the Diabetes Clinic of ...

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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 ...

Ivacko — 70th

KINGSFORD — Joseph and Carmeline (Ganga) Ivacko of Kingsford recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on Aug. 28, 1948, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. The couple made their home in Kingsford, where they raised three ...

Sparpana, Ellering

CRYSTAL, Minn. — Carly Sparpana and Nick Ellering were married on July 28, 2018, during a private backyard ceremony at their lake home in Crystal, Minn. The wedding was officiated by Nick’s brother, Jacob. The bride is the daughter Joe and Eileen Sparpana of Iron Mountain and the ...

Alexa — 65th

CHANNING — Francis “Ponch” and Joan Alexa of Sawyer Lake, Channing, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on Aug. 15, 1953, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Chicago. Maid of honor was Joyce Berg, Joan’s twin sister, and Bill Schmall served ...

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Special needs service Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will offer a worship service geared toward special needs children, adults and their families at 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be songs, a short message and treats. The church is at 1210 S. Kimberly Ave. in Iron Mountain.

Fall Harvest Bazaar Saturday at ICMCF

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Medical Care Facility Auxiliary will host its annual Fall Harvest Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the facility in Crystal Falls. Once again, tables will be available with a variety of items such as baked goods, giftware, trash and treasure, and ...

Our Saviour’s to host special needs worship service Nov. 11

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will have a special worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at 1210 S. Kimberly Ave. in Iron Mountain. This service is geared toward special needs children and adults, along with their families. Come join the church for songs, a short ...

Daily Meditations: Expecting too little

A student asked his teacher: “What grade do I have to make on this final exam in order to pass the course?” That question tells us that the student had a minimalist attitude toward his education. He wasn’t that interested in learning, he just wanted to pass the course. That young man was ...

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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 ...

Book Review: Stalker

Lisa Stone's second crime novel, "Stalker," (Harper 360, 366 pages) is a high-tech "nail-biter." The story centers on Derek Flint, owner of Home Security, a security firm which installs CCTV's in businesses and homes. But there is a problem with Derek Flint's Home Security — an ...

Book Review: Bad Sister

Sam Carrington's "Bad Sister" is a diabolically twisted little British crime novel (Avon, 356 pages) Psychologist Connie Moore is trying to put her life together after committing an error which nearly ended her career as a counselor. Moore had advised the prison authorities that ...