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Officer Adam Ray of the Iron Mountain Police Department with his service dog, Falcon will be the featured presentation at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Women’s Club GFWC is meeting at noon Friday, March 3.

GFWC plans luncheon

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Women’s Club GFWC is meeting at noon Friday, March 3, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Luncheon menu will feature spinach lasagna with garlic bread. Cost is $15, all inclusive. Guest speaker will be Officer Adam Ray of the Iron ...

Sister has no respect for time

By Annie Lane Dear Annie: I have a sister-in-law who always has spur-of-the-moment birthday parties for her children — usually just giving us all one day’s notice. They are active in school activities and sports. All of these activities have schedules planned weeks in advance, but my ...

Enchanted Doll Club meets Thursday

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods is meeting on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Eagle River Airport. The airport is located at 1311 Airport Road in Eagle River. After a short business meeting and dessert, there will be a sharing of Madame ...

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Gina Stanely to speak at Christian Women Connection lunch March 8

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Christian Women Connection has planned their next luncheon at noon Wednesday, March 8, at the Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Guest speaker is Gina Stanely. She was raised in Upstate New York, where she went to college and graduated with a bachelor of science ...

Unwanted tunes

Dear Annie: I go to a small school, with only a handful of people in my graduating year. We’ve all known one another since kindergarten and first grade, and we all spend our time talking and interacting as a group. Sometimes at the lunch table — or when a conversation dies down and ...

God needs us

Fr. Joseph O. Gouin Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford There is an old story about a New Englander and his son, who were fishing in the Atlantic, off the coast of Maine. They had been at it all day, and the sun was sinking low in the west. A big storm was moving in, ...

Master Gardener volunteer training starting soon

FLORENCE, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Extension is offering people who are interested in plants and people the opportunity to become Master Gardener Volunteers. UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are trained in a wide range of horticultural topics via a multi-session training ...

American Legion Post 50 plans breakfast March 12

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50, 916 River Ave., Iron Mountain will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 am until noon on Sunday, March 12. The Post will be serving scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and ...

Northwoods Geology Club meets

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. Coffee and snacks will be available along with door prizes. Any donations are graciously accepted. New members of all ages are always welcome to ...

The favorite child

Dear Annie: It has been over a year since my sister and I had a falling-out. She used to live with me but moved in with my mother. I have tried to reconcile with her to keep harmony within the family. I have been unsuccessful. It appears that our mother has taken my sister’s side in our ...

Free community meal Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The menu will be chicken lasagna, vegetables, dessert and beverages. There is no cost for dinner, but a donation basket is available for those who want to make a contribution ...

Geology club meets on Wednesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The meeting will be held in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. Coffee and snacks will be available throughout the evening along with door prizes. Any donations are graciously accepted. ...

AAUW schedules Feb. 28 meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding its monthly meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sol Blu on Tuesday, Feb. 28. This social event will feature seven wine and chocolate pairings. There will also be a vegetable ...

Enchanted Doll Club to hold February gathering

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its next meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in the conference room of the Eagle River Airport, located at 1311 Airport Road in Eagle River. After a short business meeting and dessert, there will be a sharing of Madame Alexander ...

Morning of Recollection planned

VULCAN — St. Barbara’s Women’s League of Vulcan will host a Morning of Recollection on Sunday, March 5, featuring guest speaker the Rev. Tim Ferguson from Marygrove Retreat Center. “Join us this first Sunday of Lent as we prepare for Easter and the resurrection of the Lord,” a ...

Coming up with an exit strategy to leave an abusive marriage

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 34 years. He’s been emotionally and verbally abusive for the whole 34. He hit me a few times when we first got married (he was physically and verbally abused as a child), but he hasn’t hit me since then. However, he’s very bossy and ...

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List of 2017 Michigan Notable Book Awards announced

LANSING — Time and space are major themes for the list of Michigan Notable Books for 2017, released by the Library of Michigan. A fictitious account of John F. Kennedy’s presidency; real and imagined post-World War II stories; and fiction set in the near-future are among the wide-ranging ...

The NHS Key Club recently waged a coin war to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2016-2017 Pennies for Patients Program. A clear canister was set out for each of the grades 9 through 12. All coins would add to the total, and paper money would subtract from the total. After the coins were added, and the paper money was subtracted, the ninth-grade class had the highest total, which won them an ice cream treat. The total donation raised was $338.84. Pictured are, from left, front row: Mary Slagle, Paige Chartier, Brett Houle, Payton Castelaz, Sierra Gonzales, Camie Clark and Emily St. Vincent; middle row: Danae Anderson, Mikayla Faull, Joshua Plante, Jaclyn Bal and Kim Glanville; back row: Carson Lagina, Katlin Hosking, Joshua Boulden and Micah Wilson.

‘Coin war’ at Norway High School

The NHS Key Club recently waged a coin war to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2016-2017 Pennies for Patients Program. A clear canister was set out for each of the grades 9 through 12. All coins would add to the total, and paper money would subtract from the total. After ...

Northwoods Blizzard Blast on Saturday

CONOVER, Wis. — The Northwoods Blizzard Blast Event Committee has announced the event schedule for the upcoming winter festival Saturday at the Conover Community Park. All proceeds from the event benefit northwoods area Fire and EMS Departments. Billed as “Winter Fun for Everyone,” ...

Declining relationship with daughter

Dear Annie: My ex-husband was emotionally, verbally and physically abusive, and he was a womanizer from the very beginning. So I divorced him in the 1980s; I then kept custody of our daughter. All was good between my daughter and me for 10 years — before my ex managed to work his way back ...