Life

CoVantage Credit Union sponsored a reality fair at the Forest Park High School in Crystal Falls. Volunteer at left, Staria Syrjanen helps students, from left, Louis Olson, Riley Anderson, Emily Faccin, Becky Kolenda and Jenna Grabowski.

Student reality fair at FP High School

CRYSTAL FALLS — CoVantage Credit Union recently sponsored a reality fair at the Forest Park High School in Crystal Falls. CoVantage worked with the school to make the day beneficial for the Forest Park senior class, a school official noted. The hands-on simulation gave the students a ...

Social Security always evolving

By Edward I. Cariuty Social Security District Manager Social Security is always evolving to meet the needs of the American public. We’re optimistic about the future and the limitless possibilities for progress. Much of the progress we’ve made together, as a nation, is through the ...

The sky is falling

Dear Annie: I’m a sophomore in high school. Lately, I’ve been having some anxiety. I can’t quite pinpoint it, but it’s this sense of impending doom, as if something very bad is about to happen. For example, I’ll be lying in bed and suddenly I’ll be overcome with dread, thinking the ...

NAMI ‘Family To Family’ series of classes to begin on Feb. 14

MARQUETTE — Family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness may greatly benefit from a 12-week “Family to Family” education course to be offered by National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger-Marquette. The series of classes, which are free to the public, will be 6 to 8:30 ...

Jesus promises his daily presence to all who put their faith in Him

Pastor James S. Lindgren First Evangelical Lutheran Church Iron Mountain “You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.” Galatians 3:1 Paul calls the Galatians foolish for they started out believing in Jesus ...

Don’t let winter weather derail your fitness plans

By Jenette Gunville Cooperative extension Family Living agent Florence, Forest, and Vilas Counties FLORENCE, Wis. — The cold, snowy days of winter can make it a challenge to keep active and eat healthfully. Jenette Gunville, University of Wisconsin-Extension Family Living Agent, ...

Post 340 hosts breakfast Jan. 29

HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the American Legion hall in Hermansville on Sunday, Jan. 29. The Post will serve from 8 to 11 a.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ...

DCH retirees to gather Jan. 27 at Pine Grove

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital retirees will gather for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. All former retirees are invited to attend.

Enchanted Doll Club meeting planned Jan. 26

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its first meeting of 2017 at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the conference room of the Eagle River Airport at 1311 Airport Road in Eagle River. After a short business meeting and dessert, a sharing of favorite teddy bears ...

The Walk For Life, an annual event in support of the rights of the unborn, will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Dickinson County Right to Life. Participants begin gathering at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot near the Braumart and Kingsley North on West A Street. Walkers will proceed down South Stephenson Avenue and conclude at Hardee’s. The entire walk will last less than 30 minutes, leaving plenty of time for watching the Green Bay Packers game. Cocoa and coffee will be available for walkers.

Walk for Life Sunday

The Walk For Life, an annual event in support of the rights of the unborn, will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Dickinson County Right to Life. Participants begin gathering at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot near the Braumart and Kingsley North on West A Street. ...

Reader worried about friend’s behavioral changes

Dear Annie: I have a friend named “Paula.” At least I think she’s my friend. We met in nursing school in the 1980s and have hung out ever since. But for almost a year, she’s been acting odd. We like to go out for Chinese food at least once a month. She often calls at the last minute ...

A homemade gift you’d actually love to receive

With the biggest gifting season of the year behind us, you may be breathing a big sigh of relief, and rightly so. It feels great to know you have eleven months to get ready for the next go-around, right? Not so fast! Your gifting breather may be short-lived, as the spring gifting season is just ...

Righteousness can only by gained through Jesus

Pastor James S. Lindgren First Evangelical Lutheran Church Iron Mountain “I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the Law, Christ died for nothing!” (Galatians 2:21) God’s favor toward us in sending Jesus to live among us, born into ...

Breen Center meal Thursday

KINGSFORD — Breen Senior Center will have an evening meal Thursday. The menu will include chicken alfredo, linguine pasta, steamed asparagus, fruit, a salad bar and rhubarb squares for dessert. The salad bar will open at 4 p.m., with dinner served at 5. A $4 donation is suggested for those ...

Vegetable garden webinar planned

CRYSTAL FALLS — Michigan State University Extension’s on-line webinar series “Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101” starts on Tuesday and runs for six weeks from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Feb. 28. All sessions will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend a live session, you can ...

The Power Point program “Early Norway and Vulcan Views” will be presented by Bill Cummings at the Jake Menghini Museum in Norway on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. This postcard view, dated 1908, shows Nelson Street, looking north in Old Town, Norway. Note the drug store trade sign of a mortar and pestle at the right, as well as the Bell Telephone sign just below. The building at the end of the street was the Gaynor Hotel. The downtown area was undermined and many buildings were structurally damaged due to settling ground beginning in 1902. Note the supporting timbers at the right front. The business district was gradually moved to its present location in the early twentieth century.

Presentation on Norway planned

NORWAY — “Early Norway and Vulcan Views,” a Power Point focusing on the area’s 19th and 20th century heritage will be present by local historian Bill Cummings, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Jake Menghini Museum in Norway. The program contains more than 200 historic photographs ...

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Parenting an infant can be a wonderful time of a person’s life. It also can be overwhelming and exhausting. Many times there is conflicting advice from friends, family, social media, and others. You want to be the best parent possible. Talking to your physician or nurse is helpful but time is ...

Niagara Knights of Columbus plans Texas Hold’em tournament

NIAGARA, Wis. — Knights of Columbus will host a Texas Hold’em Tournament starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church hall in Niagara. Buy in cost is $25 for $5,000 in chips and rebuys are $10 for $2,500 in chips. There is unlimited re-buys in first two rounds. There will be ...

Jesus died for our sins

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20) Paul tells us that he has been crucified with Christ. Paul identifies with the death of ...

The Johnsons’ Bluegrass Band will perform at the Community Bible Chapel in Norway on Saturday.

Bluegrass band to play in Norway

NORWAY — The community is invited to a concert Saturday by the Johnsons’ Bluegrass Band at Community Bible Chapel of Norway. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sam, Hannah and Lydia Johnson began learning Bluegrass music in 2012 and since then have been studying, performing and recording ...