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Lions club donates

Niagara Lions treasurer Dan Decker presents a check to Maureen Garvaglia of the Proud Equestrian Project. Sponsored by the Dickinson County 4-H organization, the Proud Equestrian Program is a therapeutic horseback riding program to assist special needs youth and young adults. The Lions’ $400 ...

VBS planned in Norway

NORWAY — SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School is coming to Norway starting Sunday and running through June 27. VBS will be 6 to 8 p.m. each day at the Community Bible Chapel on U.S. 2. All children ages 3 to sixth grade are invited to attend. There will be rockin’ rainforest games, ...

Dear Annie: Educating readers on prosopagnosia

Dear Annie: I read your column every day and am a faithful fan. Your column reaches a multitude of readers and is a valuable way to enlighten and educate on topics either not talked about or not well known. I wanted to write to you about a condition that my son has, in hopes of educating people ...

Hicks honored

Floyd Lindholm, left, Squadron 50 adjutant, and Ron Runyan, Department of Michigan Legion adjutant, right, present Jerry Hicks with a special award at the eighth-annual legislative dinner for his many years of outstanding dedicated service to American Legion and its programs.

Daily Meditations: Who needs my love the most? — John 15:9-11

A grandfather was visiting the home of one of his grandchildren. The little girl was showing him her many dolls. He asked her: “of all these dolls, which one do you like the most?” She asked him to promise he won’t laugh when she told him. He promised. The little girl pointed to a ...

Zonta scholarship deadline extended

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Zonta Club of Iron Mountain-Kingsford is still accepting applications for the $1,500 Nora Flemington Adult Educational Scholarship. Completed applications must be received by June 30. The scholarship is for adult women who want further education for re-entry into the ...

NAMI meets on Thursday

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette will gather at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday in the Baraga Place conference room, 129 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette. NAMI offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with ...

Foxy Loxy Red Hatters to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Foxy Loxy Red Hatters will gather for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 151 Thai Bistro, 607 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. All are welcome to attend.

Fourth of July dance planned

GOODMAN, Wis. — The Goodman Fire Department will host its annual Fourth of July dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Goodman Fire Hall, 506 Mill St. Music will be provided by DJski. Food, refreshments, Drawings and a kids bouncy house will be provided. Admission is free. No ...

Parkinson’s group to meet Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson’s Society of Dickinson County Area, a support group for Parkinson’s disease patients, caregivers, family and friends, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Senior Living activity room in Kingsford. Participants should note the change of location due to ...

Auditions planned for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

IRON MOUNTAIN — Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Jack And The Beanstalk” will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 15, at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay the full two hours. Some of the cast ...

Names in the News – Northern, Bay release dean’s lists

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Northern Michigan University dean’s list for the winter 2019 semester. These students in area qualified with a grade point average of 4.00. Crystal Falls — Blair Anderson, Adel Isaacson, Maria Stankewicz and Susanna Toivonen; Iron Mountain — Olivia Berutti, ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Rocks are cheap yet priceless for learning

What are 10 things a family can do with rocks after children no longer put things in their mouth? Top of the list — children love to throw and skip stones in the water. Help them look for thin, flat rocks and show them how to flick their wrists to have rocks hit the water on the flat side. ...

Daily Meditations — Inspired by the bravery of others – John 16:29ff

On the wall of a dentist’s office hangs a scroll with the title “I Can Take It Club.” Underneath the title are hundreds of signed names. They are the names of children who have pledged to face the dentist’s chair with courage. The dentist says it’s absolutely amazing how seeing ...

Sleeman graduates from West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Carlie Patricia Sleeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Sleeman of Pinckney, Mich., graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 25. Sleeman graduated from Pinckney Community High School in 2015. While at West Point, she concentrated her studies in ...

Dear Annie: Continuing to honor all fathers

Dear Readers: Fathers and father figures deserve more than one day of recognition for all their work and love, and the amount of beautiful words send in reflected this. Below are a few more moving tributes submitted for Father’s Day. ‘My Father’s Example’ A father gives instruction ...

Folk singer at the Crystal Falls Library on Wednesday

CRYSTAL FALLS — Troy Graham, a folk singer and songwriter, will perform from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Crystal Falls Library Pocket Park, 237 Superior Ave. The Crystal Falls Community Library hosts the free event. All are welcome to attend.

‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ training in Newberry

NEWBERRY — Michigan State University Extension will provide a two-day certification training for the caregiving program “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” June 26-27 at the Luce County MSU Extension office on County Road 428 Hamilton Lake Road in Newberry. This training is open to anyone ...

Dickinson County Senior Project FRESH dates set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH will offer free coupon vouchers to eligible older adults to get Michigan-grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices and honey from farmers markets and roadside stands. Along with the coupons, eligible individuals will get information on healthy ...

Names in The News – Local students on college dean’s lists

IRON MOUNTAIN — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point honored more than 1,975 undergraduate students for attaining high grade-point averages during the spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who earned highest honors had a GPA of 3.90 to 4.0 ...