Life

Not the right gift

Dear Annie: With Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day coming soon, I would like to make a suggestion to children who send gift cards to their mothers or fathers. For Christmas, I received almost $400 in gift cards to clothing stores. I am very thankful and appreciative of these gifts, but I ...

AAUW reservation deadline Monday

NORWAY — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of American Association for University Women will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:45 and will feature Jenny DeDecker from ...

Community meal Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church at the Crossroads site, 130 Odill Drive behind the Jake Menghini Museum. The menu will be pork chop, baked potato, vegetable and dessert. A donation basket will be ...

Mexico Mission

Mission meeting

The Mexico Mission information meeting originally set for Feb. 4 but postponed due to weather has been rescheduled to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church in Norway. For more information, call Gail Robert at 906-221-5188.

Dear Annie: Can a hoarder be cured?

Dear Annie: Can hoarding be cured? If not, I’ve reached the end of my rope. My dear wife of more than 30 years, who does not work outside the home, has filled up our attic, two rented storage spaces and one bedroom with so much useless stuff that you cannot walk into any of them. Our own ...

Etiquette in flight

Dear Heloise: I’ve been a stewardess with a major airline for a long time, and I’d like to remind airline travelers of a few rules of etiquette while traveling that often are forgotten: — Lock the lavatory door — you might be surprised how often people forget this. — Leave your ...

NAMI ‘Family’ classes to start

MARQUETTE — Family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness may greatly benefit from a 12-week “Family to Family” education course that starts Tuesday by National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, Alger/Marquette. Classes will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesdays ...

Night of music on Sunday

RANDVILLE — Randville Bible Church will host its Third Sunday Night of Music at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church on M-95, about 12 miles north of Iron Mountain. The theme for the program is “A Song of Praise” with special feature “The Randville Banjo Guild.” There also will be ...

Music Jam canceled

IRON MOUNTAIN — The monthly Acoustic Music Jam at the Crystal Lake Senior Center has been canceled. The senior center has been closed due to plumbing issues. For more information, call 906-774-7724.

Engaged – Budreck, Giordanelli

Allison Budreck and Matt Giordanelli are happy to announce their engagement and will be getting married in September 2019 in Keystone, Colo. Allison is the daughter of Joe and Jeannine Budreck of Crystal Lake, Ill. She is completing a neurologic physical therapy residency program at Mayo Clinic ...

Daily Meditations: Handle with faith – Mark 5:30 Ff

There are several times in the Bible that there seems to be a situation that is too much for even Jesus to handle. In Mark’s Gospel we have the synagogues official’s daughter, who they said just died. Jesus wanted to go in the house to heal her. But they thought this was too late for Jesus ...

Falcon to visit the library on Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include: Saturday — Odyssey Seekers Club-Courageous K9, 2 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Iron Mountain Police Department Officer Adam Ray and his K9, Falcon, will demonstrate and share information ...

Comedy hypnotist returns to Bay College

ESCANABA — Comedy hypnotist Frederick Winters will return to perform one night only at 7 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday in the Besse Center on the Bay College campus in Escanaba, the Bay College Campus Activities Board announced. Tickets are $2 for students from kindergarten through Bay ...

Give gifts from the heart

Dear Readers: Ahh, romance is in the air — it’s Valentine’s Day. Take time to celebrate with your beloved. A small gift of candy, jewelry or flowers is lovely, but how about a simple poem or letter telling of your true devotion to your valentine? — Heloise CUTS LIKE A KNIFE Dear ...

Children can have quiet fun with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play, but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important activity. Another source of quiet fun is puzzles. Available in all shapes and sizes, they instill ...

Dear Annie: Sad Valentine’s Day memories

Dear Annie: Each Valentine’s Day, I am filled with incredible sadness. Two years ago, my husband and I were expecting our first baby girl. Her due date was Valentine’s Day, and we were so thrilled with love and excitement at the arrival of our baby girl. Her name was going to be ...

Library group meets tonight

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Friends of the Dickinson County Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.  The agenda will include planning for the upcoming volunteer opportunities including the staff luncheon, the prom dress swap and the April book ...

Class of 2019 fundraiser set

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain High School Class of 2019 will host a fundraiser for an all-night graduation party from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sol Blu and Tap Room in Iron Mountain. The class will serve sausage and pulled pork sandwiches and a bag of chips for $5. A portion of the ...

PEO Chapter AN meeting set

IRON MOUNTAIN — P.E.O. Chapter AN will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Hostess for the evening will be Jan Collins. Co-hostess is Nancy Pellegrini. Members are asked to contact the hostess if they are unable to attend.

Reino Unit 21 meets Monday

IRON RIVER — Stambaugh Legion Auxiliary Reino Unit 21 meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the basement of the post. Members should note the time change in meeting. Anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend.