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What to do with brother’s ashes

Dear Annie: My brother was killed in a tragic accident 12 years ago. He had made clear that when he passed away, he wanted no viewing and that he wanted to be cremated. Those wishes were carried out just as he wanted. The problem is that his two children, who are grown adults, have chosen to ...

Caregiver support: Connect, call or click

FLORENCE, Wis. — When someone you love needs care, it’s natural to want to be the one to provide it. But when caregiving becomes difficult, talking with people who understand can help. Many caregivers express relief when they have the opportunity to share with others who are experiencing ...

PropBusters to meet on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain area PropBusters first meeting for 2017 which will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union, 400 S. Carpenter Ave., Kingsford. The agenda includes planning for spring cleanup at the field, a discussion of ...

Local churches to offer free oil changes

IRON MOUNTAIN – The next area Car Care Clinic is scheduled for May 13. The free event is organized and supported by First United Methodist Church, Quinnesec United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, Norway Grace United Methodist Church, Abundant Life, Maranatha Assembly of ...

Doll club meets Thursday

EAGLE RIVER — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle River airport conference room. After a brief business meeting, Arlene Vlies of Rhinelander, Wis. will present an informational program titled “Does Reproduction Really Need to Be a Dirty ...

Autism event on Monday

ESCANABA — April is Autism Awareness month and The Bay College Diversity Committee is offering a free event open to the public titled, “Autism And The Adult Transition” from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern time Monday in the Besse Theater on the Escanaba campus 2001 N. Lincoln Road. Presentations ...

Niagara women grant

Niagara tea

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation awarded a $ 250 mini-grant to the Niagara Women's Club. The funds will be used for the Niagara High School Senior Girls Tea. Tamara Juul, left, executive director of the Community Foundation, presents the check to Betty Kinsella, treasurer of the Niagara ...

Family members recently gathered for this special five-generation photo. Pictured seated is great-great-grandmother, Noreen Corsi, age 96, holding her great-great-grandson, Woodrow Wolff (15 days old at time of photo), currently 5 weeks old. Alongside them are, from left, great-grandfather Bob Corsi; grandmother Michelle Pellegrini and mother Breanne Wolff.

Five generations

Family members recently gathered for this special five-generation photo. Pictured seated is great-great-grandmother, Noreen Corsi, age 96, holding her great-great-grandson, Woodrow Wolff (15 days old at time of photo), currently 5 weeks old. Alongside them are, from left, great-grandfather Bob ...

Sally Arcand was the featured speaker at the April Women’s Club meeting, which was at Mike’s on Main in Norway.

Arcand speaks at Women’s Club meeting

NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan Women’s Club is making their final preparations for the annual Lumberjack Breakfast and annual Senior Tea. The breakfast will be 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Mike’s On Main in Norway. The club’s annual Senior Tea has been planned for May 3 at Oak Crest Golf ...

Anderson selected as Citizen of the Year

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Lions Club has selected Tahoney (Sartori) Anderson as the “Citizen of the Year” for the year 2017.  She will be honored at a dinner Saturday, May 6, at the Paint River Landing in Crystal Falls. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. with dinner served at ...

Engage youth in service

Dear Annie: Young people are ready, willing and able to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, yet they are vastly underrepresented as active citizens, decision-makers and leaders. From the preschoolers in Arizona collecting canned goods to combat hunger to the high schooler in ...

Amvet Post breakfast set for April 29

BEECHWOOD — The Amvets Post 436 of Beechwood will host its semi-annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Beechwood hall. Breakfast will include fresh eggs made to order, Meyer’s sausage, pancakes with Superior Maple syrup and blueberries optional. Cost is $6 ...

NAMI meets Monday

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette plans an educational meeting at 7 p.m. Eastern time Monday in the Baraga Place conference room, 129 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette. Shelly Brandow from Great Lakes Recovery Centers will speak on the subject of co-occurring ...

High Tea event in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Art Colony will host a High Tea at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Heritage Hill Historical Park. The High Tea features tea with sweet and savory pastries, entertainment by Lisa Borley and Green Bay Girls’ Choir, and meeting the Green Bay Art Colony artists. ...

Borderland Arts reception set

FLORENCE, Wis. — Borderland Arts will host their third annual Members Show reception Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Florence County Library. The public will have an opportunity to meet the artists, discuss works on display, and have refreshments provided by the Florence County ...

The Iron Mountain High School Honor Society held its induction ceremony April 5 in the high school auditorium. The guest speaker for the ceremony was Iron Mountain High School graduate and current MTU student Adam Weber. Senior members Elizabeth Brown, Brooke Fornetti, Grace Hansen and Megan Pope described the qualities students must possess to become honor society members. Antoinette DeMerse swore in new members, who then received their medals and certificates. Second-year members also were recognized. After the ceremony, members and guests enjoyed a catered dinner at the Izzo-Mariucci Center. Pictured are new members, from left, front row: Jovanna Erickson, Katelyn Charette, Bethany Fehr, Taylor Talerico, Lillian VanLoon, Sophia Schinderle, Riley St. John, Olivia Berutti, Brianna Hoffman and Jordan Weslin; middle row: Taylor Paupore, Kylie Butterfield, Lydia Decker, Lauren Czerwan, Sophia Berutti, Michael Kulas, William McCormick, Mary Hanson, Marissa Schilling, Evan Geronimi and Lily Mercer; back row: Reighan Johnson, Scott Vincent, Lindsay Morel, Angela Carollo, Allison Gregg, Ben Diercks, Caleb Plumley, Claire Czernek, Miranda Julian, Isaac Aderman and Zach Celello.

Iron Mountain Honor Society installation

The Iron Mountain High School Honor Society held its induction ceremony April 5 in the high school auditorium. The guest speaker for the ceremony was Iron Mountain High School graduate and current MTU student Adam Weber. Senior members Elizabeth Brown, Brooke Fornetti, Grace Hansen and Megan ...

Children’s Specialist Emily Cummings, posing with the books and crafts for “Money Smart: How to Make Cents.”

Celebrate Money Smart Week at the local libraries

IRON MOUNTAIN — Celebrate Money Smart Week at the Dickinson County Library with Money Smart Week Storytimes for preschool children and “Money Smart: How to Make Cents” for grades kindergarten through fifth. Money Smart Week is a time for evaluating personal financial goals and ...

Pictured is one of the Northwoods Geology Club’s specimen displays on the upper level of the Florence Natural Resources Center. They can be viewed 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and during the summer months from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Geology club plans meeting in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. —The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resources Center. Coffee and snacks will be available throughout the evening, along with door prizes drawn at the conclusion of the meeting. New members of all ages are ...

Amvets Post 436 plans breakfast

BEECHWOOD — The Amvets Post 436 of Beechwood will host its semi-annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Beechwood hall. Breakfast will include fresh eggs made to order, Meyer’s sausage, pancakes with Superior Maple syrup and blueberries optional. Cost is $6 ...

Looking for love

Dear Annie: I am a college-age male and in desperate need of your advice. There is in my class a wonderful young woman, someone with whom I have talked often but never deeply. I want to get to know her better but simply do not know how; in fact, I do not even know whether she is as interested ...