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Dear Annie: Money and caregiving

Dear Annie: My husband and I are both in our mid-80s, and we are beginning to experience health issues. We have four children from his former marriage. We have been married for 48 years. I have always expected to go to a nursing home when my health declines to that point. My husband vehemently ...

New Christian Motorcyclists Chapter to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — A new chapter in the Christian Motorcyclists Association, the Redemption Riders of Iron Mountain, will meet at 5:30 p.m Thursday, April 26 at Maple Creek in Iron Mountain. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Children learn history, culture through cooking

Families can celebrate simple recipes from around the world and learn a little about geography, history, and culture. Whether ancestors called it mousse, junket, blancmange, creme, pannukakku or Tiramisu, custards are fun to make with kids. Although all are slightly different, this custard ...

NAMI features speaker Monday

MARQUETTE — Cheryl Hill, Probate Judge, 25th Circuit Court, Family Division, will be the guest speaker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette meeting at 7 p.m. Eastern time Monday, in the Baraga Place conference room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. Judge Hill will ...

Crossroads Alliance rummage sale planned Friday, Saturday

NORWAY — Bethany Lutheran and Grace United Methodist Churches, known as Crossroads Alliance are planning their first joint rummage sale at their facility located at 130 O’Dill Drive, Norway. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A lunch of ...

Legislative dinner on Saturday at Post 50

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts seventh annual Legislative Dinner is planned for Saturday. The Uren-Cooper-Johnson Post 50 of Iron Mountain will host the event, with cocktails from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and “roast” ...

Rummage, bake sale set

IRON MOUNTAIN — The women of First United Methodist Church are busy getting ready for their upcoming annual Rummage and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church, 106 Fourth Street in Iron Mountain. They will have a large variety of items for sale. The proceeds will be used ...

PropBusters meet Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain area PropBusters remote control airplane club will have its first meeting of 2018 at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union, 400 S. Carpenter Ave, Kingsford. A discussion of activities for the summer flying season, ...

DCH retirees gather Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Hospital retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Famers at Pine Mountain in Iron Mountain.

Legion Post 340 hosts breakfast

HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville will host a pancake/french toast breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the hall. The cost for the all-you-can-eat breakfast is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12 and free for those older than 90 and ...

Kenning concert set

ESCANABA — The Bonifas Arts Center and Blues for a Cause have teamed up to bring you singer/songwriter and National Guitar’s First Annual Slide Guitar Champion Kraig Kenning in concert at 8 p.m. Eastern time Thursday in the Bonifas Arts Studio in Escanaba. His style is a cross between ...

Dear Annie: Getting back in the loop

Dear Annie: My husband passed away seven years ago from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. We had very dear friends whom we went everywhere with — church, movies, plays, vacations. The husband of my friend also had Alzheimer’s, and he passed away a year and a half later. The two of ...

Albarello honored

The Crystal Falls Musicale recently honored its fellow member Connie Albarello for her many years of musical contributions to the Crystal Falls area. Her participation includes teaching vocal music at Forest Park, organist at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, providing music at civic events and ...

Northpointe Stop the Stigma event set

CRYSTAL FALLS — In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Northpointe Behavioral Health is hosting a “Stop the Stigma” event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Young’s Golf-Recreation-Dining, 159 Young’s Lane Crystal Falls. Stigma can have a powerful impact on the ...

Knights support 4-H

Knights of Columbus Council 2847 member Bryan DeForge presents a $100 check to 4-H member Aengus Patterson. Patterson, 11, has been selected by the 4-H Extension of Marinette County to attend Space Camp sponsored by NASA in Huntsville, Ala. He is the son of Ben and Lisa Patterson of Niagara and ...

Genealogy Society meets on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Members and guests are encouraged to attend the Dickinson County Genealogy Society meeting set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dickinson County Library at Iron Mountain.  William J. Cummings, DCGS president, presented a three-part series on beginning genealogy during monthly ...

Northwoods Geology Club meets Wednesday in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will gather at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. Coffee and snacks will be available during the evening. Anyone interested in rocks and minerals is encouraged to attend the meetings.

Flemington Scholarship available

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Zonta Club of Iron Mountain-Kingsford is again offering the Nora Flemington Adult Educational Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. The scholarship will be awarded to assist adult women who wish to pursue further education in preparation for re-entry into the job market, ...

The strangest seed in the world

Joel Weldon is an expert in helping people develop their full potential. To get his message across he often tells the story of the most unusual seed in the world. He tells the story of the Chinese bamboo tree. It lies buried in the soil for five years before any seedling or sprout appears ...

Hints from Heloise: Veterans are the target of scammers

Dear Readers: Today's sound off is about veterans who are singled out by scammers. Heloise Dear Heloise: Scammers are targeting American veterans with various schemes to take advantage of them. Veterans should be very wary of any phone calls that are unsolicited. That includes someone who ...