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Dear Annie: Bothersome Third Wheel

Dear Annie: My girlfriend has a brother, "Joel," who is 23 years old and has Asperger's syndrome. Now, don't get me wrong; I have nothing against people with Asperger's. But this guy is too much. He always has to have the last word, argues constantly and thinks he knows everything. Their mother ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Find teachable summer moments

Adults don't need to be trained teachers to help their children practice skills during the summer. That practice is very important so skills are expanded or not weakened. Families can use 10 or more minutes of teachable moments every day to teach any subject. While taking a walk talk about ...

Flamenco dancer at Crystal Theatre

Crystal Falls — The Crystal Theatre will host award-winning flamenco dancer Karyne Arys at 7 p.m. Saturday as part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival. The flamenco dance makes its debut in the festival. The genre of flamenco music has about 25 important rhythms that correspond to ...

Names in The News: Winkowitsch receives award from Berea College

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sophia Winkowitsch of Felch has been awarded the Kathleen S. and Frederick C. Crawford Award for Excellence in Conservation during the Spring 2018 award season. In 2018, Berea College presented 176 students with more than $242,000 in academic awards. To be eligible to ...

Hints from Heloise: Passport problem cancels cruise

Dear Heloise: While waiting to board a ship for our cruise, the family ahead of us had one member denied the right to board the ship because he was told the passport must be valid for at least six months from the day of departure. His passport was valid for only three more months, but we all ...

Fehr, Kornexl

IRON MOUNTAIN — Cassandra Jean Fehr, daughter of Peter and Renee Fehr of Iron Mountain, and Trevor James Kornexl, son of Dale and Mary Ann Kornexl of Mount Pleasant, Mich., were united in marriage on Aug. 19, 2017. The ceremony was held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain, ...

Strings on the Bay concert set

ESCANABA — Strings on the Bay, the annual summer chamber music series at Bay College, begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, June 26, at the Besse Center Theater in Escanaba. This performance is the first of three concerts this summer and features Stas Venglevski, who returns on the ...

The Iron Mountain Chapter of Friends of Education awarded its 2018 scholarship of $500 to Hailie Mullen of Florence, Wis., a Florence High School graduate. Mullen also was enrolled at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Regional Center, where she carried a 4.0 in college courses. She will attend NWTC in Green Bay for two years, and then the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for two years toward a degree as a registered nurse. In the front center is Mullen, with Friends of Education members behind her — from left are Judy Waite, Judy Wicklund, Donna Fayas Johnson, Darcy Walstrom, Sue Hooper, Bonnie Sadler, Diane Izzo and Mary Murray.

Friends of Education Scholarship

The Iron Mountain Chapter of Friends of Education awarded its 2018 scholarship of $500 to Hailie Mullen of Florence, Wis., a Florence High School graduate. Mullen also was enrolled at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Regional Center, where she carried a 4.0 in college courses. She will ...

Wabeno Art and Music Fest planned for Aug. 4

WABENO — Wabeno Art and Music Fest, or WAM Fest, is planned for Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Wabeno Band Shell on Highway 32. In its fourth year, it’s a full day of live music and other activities, starting at 10 a.m. The Water Street Jacks band will play at 8 p.m. Other performers include ...

Geology club meets on June 27

@import url('http://extras.ironmountaindailynews.com/includes/adam_style.css') FLORENCE, Wis. —The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center in Florence. The speaker will be Dr. James M. Skibo, who will ...

Dear Annie: The children’s decision

Dear Annie: How does one know whether she wants children? For my whole life, I haven’t been sure, but I figured I'd know eventually. Now I’m in my late 20s and not any closer to making up my mind. I’m afraid I’d regret it if I didn’t have kids, but I’ve never particularly wanted ...

To all my faithful readers, thanks for the support

IRON MOUNTAIN — I can’t say enough how truly overwhelmed I have been by my readers’ continued support and commitment. I have been blessed beyond measure by the incredible words spoken to me by so many of you. While I once was barely noticed on a trip to town, I now seem to rarely escape ...

Frayseth to be featured at Art for All

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marcy Frayseth will be among the featured artists at the 51st annual Art For All event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, rain or shine in Iron Mountain’s City Park. Frayseth said art has always played an important part in her life. “The stones I work with have ...

Friend socializes with the ‘other woman’

Dear Annie: Not long ago, I got out of a relationship with an ex who was sometimes physically abusive to me. It was a nasty relationship with an even nastier breakup. And though I can now look back at it as a blessing in disguise, I can’t deny the fact that it broke my heart and soul into a ...

Niagara Lions Club scholarships awarded

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Club recently awarded a total of $2,000 in scholarships to four graduating Niagara High School seniors during the commencement program. Recipients of the $500 scholarships included Sydney Weber, who received the Roy Eggen Memorial Lions Scholarship; Casey ...

40 et 8 Scholarship

Kingsford High School 2018 graduate Kaitlynn Erickson was awarded a scholarship from the Dickinson County 40 et 8 veterans organization. The $1,200 scholarship is awarded over four years and goes to a Dickinson County student studying nursing. Presenting the scholarship was Eugene Berger, ...

Finnish picnic today

IRON MOUNTAIN — The local Finnish Raja Ryhma, Border Group will host its annual Juhannus midsummer picnic Saturday at Bradley Maki Memorial Pavilion at City Park in Iron Mountain. A meet-and-greet will begin at noon, with a potluck picnic lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Coffee and lemonade will ...

CAP hosts annual Father’s Day breakfast

KINGSFORD — The Civil Air Patrol will host its annual Father’s Day breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Lodge, on the corner of Carpenter and Hamilton avenues in Kingsford. The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, orange juice, coffee and milk. The ...

Dear Annie: Boyfriend enables irresponsible son

Dear Annie: I’ve been dating “Grant” for a few months, though we have known each other for 20-plus years. He has two kids, ages 25 and 21, and I feel that they run all over him. Their mother died about five years ago. She and Grant had been divorced for a few years before that. His ...