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Alzheimer’s group meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month. The next meeting will be 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at 1238 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain. Please use the lower level entrance in back.

NAMI group meets Monday

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support group will gather at 7 p.m. Eastern ...

Nifty ‘50s, ‘60s plan luncheon

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Nifty ‘50s ‘60s of Niagara High School will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday, Dec.13, at the Niagara Senior Center. This will be the Christmas dinner. Reservations need to be made no later than noon Tuesday, Dec. 12, by calling the Senior Center at 715-251-1603. ...

History is best learned by living it and seeing it in person

IRON MOUNTAIN — My mother has always told me that I have an old soul, and for many reasons, I’ve always believed her. I love books, and not just the beauty of holding a hardcover in your hands and flipping through its pages. No, I love the scent of books. They have a smell, especially ones ...

Helping with impromptu child care

By Iris Katers, Jean Hetrick, Cheryl Anderegg,  Esther Macalady, Tim Fox Preschool children are coming in half an hour for child care. No problem. You’re always well stocked. There are many educational toys found in your kitchen. Open up your low kitchen cupboards and drawers. They ...

Travel group enjoys trip to California

IRON MOUNTAIN — Whether the group is large or small, whether they travel near or far, members of the On the Road Travel Group always enjoy an adventure. This was the experience of three members of the group on the grand tour of California from Sept. 22 through Oct. 3. The three traveled to ...

Tip mortification

Dear Annie: The other day, I was out for lunch with a woman I recently became friends with. At the end of the meal, we asked the server to split the check 50-50. He brought us our receipts. I was waiting for my friend to finish using the pen, and I wasn’t trying to peek, but I noticed ...

Fifth graders invited to submit posters for Arbor Day contest

CHARLOTTE — Break out your crayons and markers. The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) is happy to announce the 2018 Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. Last year, MADA re-launched this program and had a lot of fantastic entries mailed in. "We loved seeing the creativity and talent of ...

County veterans service officer offers assistance

IRON MOUNTAIN — Serving as the veterans service office for the county, I’ve found that the many veterans I’ve met in the area are a great bunch of people. Being a veterans service officer is a challenge and also carries a great sense of accomplishment when a veteran’s claim is ...

Book contest entries sought

MINNEAPOLIS — Independent publishers in the Midwest are invited to submit entries to the 28th annual Midwest Book Awards for excellence in books published in 2017. The awards honor publishers in the Midwest who are producing quality work and it helps publishers compete in today’s ...

Dickinson MARSP Christmas Party set

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will host its annual Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 14, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Following the noon luncheon, the Kingsford Jazz Band directed by Ben Sherk will perform. A ...

Heading to Space Camp

Aengus Patterson, 11, of Niagara, Wis., has been selected by the 4-H Extension of Marinette County for a trip scholarship from Marinette County Leaders Association and the 4-H Awards and Trips Committee to attend NASA Space Camp on April 26 and 30 in Huntsville, Ala. Patterson is the son of Ben ...

Santa in Waucedah Township

LORETTO — Santa Claus will arrive at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Waucedah Township Hall in Loretto for local residents.

State retirees meet Monday

ESCANABA — The State Employees Retirement Association will meet at noon Eastern time Monday in the state office building conference room. Election of board members is planned. There also will be light refreshments. Call Frank Berres at 906-786-2965 or Arlene Paulson at 906-786-7199 if you ...

Former telephone employees meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — Former telephone employees will meet for their monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain. All former employees are welcome.

PEO Chapter AN social set

NORWAY — P.E.O. Chapter AN will have its annual Christmas social Monday at Talons Restaurant in Norway. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner to follow. Those attending will have an opportunity to contribute to the chapter’s Christmas charity if not already done. For ...

Mini-grant awarded

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Crystal Lake Senior Center. The funds will be used for their newsletter and a brochure to educate the public on their services and programs. From left are board member Kathy Falls, board president Gary Carlson and ...

Dear Annie: Endgame with an abuser

Dear Annie: For 37 years, I’ve been married to a sociopath. When “Robert” and I met, he was sweet, charming and thoughtful. His father was an alcoholic, mean physically and emotionally. Robert said he never wanted to be like that. When our first child was born, he was a good father. But ...

St. Norbert College plans concerts

De Pere, Wis. — The St. Norbert College music department will present two popular holiday music concerts in December, featuring student and community musicians. The Festival of Christmas Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Theatre of the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts. This concert ...

Marquette Choral Society concert this weekend

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Choral Society, directed and conducted by Erin Colwitz, will present the free concert “Laudate Dominum: Cantatas at the Cathedral” at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. Several traditional hymns are included ...