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Classic environmental a good choice for summer reading

By Nick Baumgart Extension Educator Environmental/Outdoor Education and Shooting Sports Michigan State University Extension Summer can be busy and there is certainly a lot to do outdoors. Reading about the outdoors can boost your outdoor enjoyment and learn something too. It is ...

Norway High School celebrated its junior 2017 prom May 13 at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway, with a theme of the “Roaring ‘20s.” Members of the prom court are in the front row from left, are junior prom prince, Dylan Erickson and princess, Jada Stoke; middle row, Payton Castelaz, Paeyton Bengtson, Cassidy Juntunen, Hailey Erickson, king Joshua Plante, queen Karli Stanchina, Jenna Johnson, Tina Lofholm, and Kayte Casanova; back row, Adam Faull, Dante Pedrotti, Micah Wilson, Nick Morgan, Bryan Stanchina, Dustin Short, and Joshua Boulden.

NHS prom court, royalty

Norway High School celebrated its junior 2017 prom May 13 at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway, with a theme of the “Roaring ‘20s.” Members of the prom court are in the front row from left, are junior prom prince, Dylan Erickson and princess, Jada Stoke; middle row, Payton Castelaz, Paeyton ...

Pembine’s Got Talent Wednesday

PEMBINE, Wis. — Pembine’s Got Talent airs live at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine Area School District in the elementary gym. The event will be complete with a panel of judges and live voting for the favorite acts. Cash prizes will be awarded for first through third ...

Helping kids expend energy

Little children have moments of crisis and frustration. A toy doesn’t work, older siblings bully, or a drawing is not going well. There is a problem that at the time seems unsurmountable. However, children can learn techniques to take a break, stay calm, and think straight, according to ...

Ultreya to meet Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Ultreya will meet Thursday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Leader servant begins at 6 p.m. with Ultreya to follow at 7 p.m.

Iron Mountain-Kingsford GFWC plans meeting Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford GFWC Women’s Club will meet at noon Friday at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. The program for the day is the game of bingo. Prizes will be given out. The luncheon will include chicken alfredo with fresh mushrooms over pasta. Cake ...

Vance Uhazie, left, Golden K member and program chairman, with Sue and Gary Proudfit. They spoke on her health issues and liver transplant experience.

Proudfits discuss liver transplant at Golden K meeting

KINGSFORD — A bright spot on a rainy spring day was the Monday morning meeting with the Golden K seniors. Vance Uhazie began the meeting leading the group in the “Pledge of Allegiance” followed by singing “God Bless America.” Alyce Derwinski got the piano warmed up and Margaret ...

Pulmonary Support Group meets June 8

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Pulmonary Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. June 8 in the Dickinson County Hospital rehab gym, located on the main level of hospital. The group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, waiting for or has received a lung transplant, ...

Disowned but invited

Dear Annie: I am a widow with many children and stepchildren, who all are adults. Most of us get along and spend time with one another on a monthly basis. There is one stepson, “Joe,” who has decided to “disown” the family, feeling that he isn’t kept in the loop and that others ...

Awaken Ministry is expanding to Upper Peninsula with three Sunday nights scheduled at Queen of Peace Parish in Kingsford.

Summer series to be hosted at Queen of Peace Parish in Kingsford

KINGSFORD — The Awaken Ministry Summer Series, “Encounter Him,” is scheduled to take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 4, July 9 and Aug. 20 at Queen of Peace Parish in Kingsford. The praise and worship music will be led by local band members — Chris Colavechhi, Paul Fornetti, Alex ...

Caroline Taylor

Local 4-H member assists in rangeland wildfire disaster relief

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County 4-H member, Caroline Taylor was among 46 youth members to help with relief efforts in Ashland, Kan. Early in March, parts of Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas were devastated by high winds and uncontrollable wildfires. With vast areas of grassland for ...

Who let the dogs in?

Dear Annie: First, may I start off by saying I love animals, especially dogs. I have had several dogs and loved them, as they loved me, unconditionally. But when did it come to be that all dogs are service dogs? When did it start being OK to bring a dog into a grocery, a pharmacy and even a ...

Free vision and hearing screenings offered in Kingsford

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will be conducting its annual hearing and vision screening clinics for children 3 1/2 to 6 years old. These clinics will be provided during May and June. The Health Department is requesting that parents, grandparents, or guardians of ...

Living the frugal lifestyle

I’ll admit I used to think frugality was a distasteful lifestyle forced upon the poor. I believed it was synonymous with never buying new clothes and dumpster diving under the cover of night. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. And learn I did — and I continue to learn — that it is the path ...

Summer art classes and programs in Hancock

HANCOCK — Registration is now open for summer art classes and programs from June-August at the Copper Country Community Arts Center. Classes include: Two sessions of Beginning Clay; Watercolor Pen and Ink Flowers; Wood and Lead Letterpress Workshop; Guatemalan Kite Making; Introduction to ...

Tractor show in Aurora June 17

AURORA, Wis. — The Northwoods Antique Tractor Club and Aurora Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Tractor Show and Horse Pull on June 17 at the Aurora Ball Park. The tractor parade will kick off the day at 9 a.m., with horse pulls to begin at 1 p.m. Grounds open at 8 a.m. Those ...

Daniel Griffin of Pembine is the scholarship recipient of American Legion Auxiliary Post 461 Pembine, Wis. for 2017. Pictured from left are Bev Szprejda, Griffin and Glenna Mulder.

Auxiliary scholarship

Daniel Griffin of Pembine is the scholarship recipient of American Legion Auxiliary Post 461 Pembine, Wis. for 2017. Pictured from left are Bev Szprejda, Griffin and Glenna Mulder.

May 13 was the 100th Year Anniversary of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God to three small children in Fatima Portugal and she came to deliver a message and pleaded “Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world.” On this day at noon local time, 4,121 rosary rallies were held in town squares, at busy intersections, and in public places all across America and the world to celebrate the centennial year and to say a big enthusiastic yes to the Blessed Mother’s Fatima message. Pictured are those who attended the Rosary Rally including Missy Roberts, Heather Roberts, Debbie Bigalke, Jeanne Pangrazzi, Sue Ristau, Robert Ristau, Kelly Ristau and children-Erika, Marian, Dana, John and Riley, Judy Huffman, Tony Antoinette, Barb Kensik, Cindy Brolin, Carolynn Lemanski, Dawn Schuch, Mary Grabski, Robert Paul, Sandy Weier, Shelly VanPembrook, Yvonne VanPembrook and Beth Walstrom. Another Rosary Rally will be held Oct. 14, which will commemorate our Lady’s final apparition and will be publicized. For more information about this urgent message from our Lady, visit https:americaneedsfatima.org

Rosary rally

May 13 was the 100th Year Anniversary of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God to three small children in Fatima Portugal and she came to deliver a message and pleaded “Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world.” On this day at noon local time, 4,121 ...

Post-divorce brainwashing

Dear Annie: We are the grandparents of two very precious children. Recently, their parents were divorced after their mother had an affair with another man and became pregnant. Our son is trying to get shared residential custody, but the judge at their hearing believed the false statements of ...