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By Mary Hunt As you may know, and just because I mention it so often, I get a lot of mail. And up until just recently, it’s gone into one big out-of-control pile I call The Mailbag. Having reached the tipping point, where I was ready to pull every last hair out of my head, I’ve come up ...

LifeFit graduates

Jackson Fox, left, and Kolbe Husing recently graduated from LifeFit BrainFit Interactive Metronome. The Interactive Metronome integrates sight, sound and physical movement to improve the brain’s processing speed and performance. They both improved their scores by more than 250 points. This ...

Bay College announces winter graduates, dean’s list

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College announces the names of students who completed all of the requirements for an associate degree orcertificate during the winter semester. Associate in arts degree Carney — Lauren Murray; Daggett— Tristan Kuntze, Alexis Wery; Iron Mountain — ...

Soundz of Time at library

The Soundz of Time featuring Jan and Gino will present “We’re Havin’ A Party” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Dickinson County Library — Solomonson Branch in Norway. High-energy entertainment duo Jan and Gino will feature songs of Sam Cooke, Brenda Lee, Chubby Checkers, Fats Domino and more ...

Ray to perform at VA on Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Local country music artist Alexis Ray will perform at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. She grew up in Marinette and discovered her musical ability at an early age. She had a knack for singing and shortly picked up the guitar. She has been ...

When ‘sorry’ isn’t enough

Dear Annie: I am 75 years old. My wife of more than 50 years died suddenly and without warning a year and a half ago, and I began drinking excessively almost immediately. I have since regained control. Here’s the problem: During one of my drinking episodes, my daughter-in-law claims I ...

Parkinson group sets meeting

KINGSFORD — The Parkinson Society will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. The group will not meet in July. The August meeting is a “bring your own lunch” gathering. Dessert and beverage will be provided. The program will feature Dr. Patti Peterson, ...

Special services, guests at United Lutheran

CRYSTAL FALLS — United Lutheran Church will celebrate summer with special services and guests in July. The Rev. Pete Warmanen, a son of the congregation and FLLC who is known for his enthusiastic approach to life and ministry, will be guest preacher Sunday and Monday, July 16. Warmanen is ...

Wabeno festival on Aug. 5

WABENO, Wis. — Mark your calendars for the Wabeno Art and Music Fest on Aug. 5. In its third year, WAM offers a full day of fun, including live music on two stages with the Piper Road Spring Band at 8:30 p.m.; Plein Air outdoor art competition; Junior Rembrandt for kids; free ...

Reading program picnic planned

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The Summer Reading Program Picnic will be Wednesday, July 26, at the First Presbyterian Church, 605 Church St. in Wausaukee. The Friends Of The Wausaukee Library will serve lunch starting at noon. The prizes and Miss Mary’s program, “Animals Are Builders, Too!” are ...

Kids love learning summer symmetry

Insects and other bugs are all around us in summertime. Most children are fascinated with bugs and what they look like. This is an opportunity to make some funny looking bugs while talking about symmetry which means both sides are built exactly the same. You’ll need several eyedroppers, or ...

Three local students receive Eastern Star scholarships

IRON MOUNTAIN — Three local graduates were recently presented a renewable $500 scholarship from the Order of the Eastern Star of Michigan. Recipients include Forest Park students Emily Faccin and Abigail Nylund and Kingsford student Katie Jo Cudnohufsky. They were sponsored by Iron Mountain ...

County 4-H Proud Equestrian Program scheduled for Aug. 7-11

NORWAY — The Dickinson County 4-H Proud Equestrian Program is a therapeutic horseback riding program for youth and young adults ages 5 to 26 with disabilities in Dickinson County and surrounding areas. This year’s program is scheduled for Aug. 7-11 at the Dickinson County fairgrounds ...

Quick to disown

By Annie Lane Dear Annie: I was married to a man for 15 years and grew very close to his parents. I developed a particularly close relationship with his mom. After my husband and I divorced, I remained close to her, which I was happy to do, especially because she is my son’s ...

Defibrillator class

Sandy Bayer recently presented a defibrillator class for members of Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine, Wis., and area residents. In front, from left, are Casey and Michelle Wanek, Sue Wiegand, Karen McCorkle and Judy Wagner; in back are Chris Matsche, Philip Paske, Bob Wagner, and Carol Nushart. ...

Recla featured at Spread Eagle Art Show

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — Dan Recla of Niagara, Wis. will exhibit his unique metal art at the Spread Eagle Art Show on July 16. The event will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Chuckwagon, U.S. 2 and Carpenter Road in Spread Eagle, Wis. The public is invited to meet the artists and artisans and enjoy a ...

What’s in your ‘naturehood’?

By Nick Baumgart Extension Educator Environmental/Outdoor Education and Shooting Sports MSU Extension The warmer days have seen in increase in the amount of people spending time outdoors. This is good, to be sure, and warmer days are still to come. There are lots of sights to see ...

Car show tonight

Elwood Anderson gets his car ready for the Covenant Classic Car and Bike Show tonight in the parking lot of First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain. The community is invited from 5 to 8 p.m. to come check out the cars and enjoy a cookout, complete with hot fudge sundaes with custard, courtesy of ...

Car show July 14

Elwood Anderson gets his car ready for the Covenant Classic Car and Bike Show Friday, July 14 in the parking lot of First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain. The community is invited from 5 to 8 p.m. to come check out the cars and enjoy a cookout, complete with hot fudge sundaes with custard, ...

Too much time on social media

Dear Annie: I love technology. I embrace it and think that it adds value to my life and pushes the human race forward. However, I am not totally sure that my consumption of “social” media and constant use of my phone is a good thing. I didn’t think of myself as overly addicted to my ...