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Michigan Pork Producers educational programs set

Michigan State University Extension and Michigan Pork Producers Association have partnered to bring an educational opportunity to pork producers in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Health Champions, Protecting and Improving Your On-Farm Investment is a one-time educational event to ...

Post 145 donating to Feeding America veterans project

NORWAY — The American Legion Post 145 of Norway has agreed to make a donation toward the upcoming Dickinson County Area Veterans Alliance Feeding America veterans project scheduled for late January or early February. The announcement was made at the December monthly meeting. Members ...

Borderland Arts Group events today, Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Borderland Arts Group plans three upcoming events. They will host a mini-gallery reception from 4 to 6 p.m. today at The Savage Mane, 209 E. Hughitt St. in Iron Mountain. The public will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy a treat and shop. The “How to Paint ...

Parkinson Society meeting Thursday

KINGSFORD — The Parkinson Society, a support group for Parkinson’s disease patients, their families, caregivers and friends, will have its annual Christmas party potluck starting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. The event will include a ...

Civil Air Patrol dance Saturday

KINGSFORD — The Civil Air Patrol has planned a dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Kingsford Armory. The local unit has invited other CAP squadrons, from Houghton, Bay de Noc and Eagle River, Wis., to attend.

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Santa in Iron County

CASPIAN — Children from Iron County are invited to join Santa and Mrs. Claus for lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the George Young Recreational Complex, 159 Youngs Lane. Lunch will be a hot dog, chips and a cookie. Also, all the children will have an opportunity to make ornaments, a ...

IM Post 50 sets potluck party

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 in Iron Mountain will host its annual Christmas potluck party starting at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 906-774-5797 or stop in the Post, at 916 River Ave. in Iron Mountain.

Telephone retirees to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — Due to the New Year’s Day falling on the first Monday in January, the former telephone employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 8. at Holiday Kitchen. All former employees are welcome.

Church plans Christmas concert Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The choir of First Covenant Church will present its annual Christmas concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 125 E. H St. The concert will be followed by a children’s Christmas program. The church is pastored by the Rev. J. Peter Erickson and the choir is directed by ...

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VFW donation

Wyatt Zambon recently made a donation to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3674 of Iron Mountain. Zambon, along with his father, Jeff, attended the club’s monthly meeting to present $101.64 that Zambon had saved to post member Scott Visintainer, shown above. The VFW will use his generous gift ...

Animal shelter at craft show

IRON MOUNTAIN — Volunteers of the Almost Home Animal Shelter will be at the craft show at the Midtown Mall from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with crafts, baked goods and dog and cat items for sale to raise money for the shelter.

Dear Annie: Enabling a self-destructive son

Dear Annie: My stepson, “Dale,” lives off benefits from the government and his father — my sweet, loving husband, who is in his 70s. Dale has not worked for five years, and his dad bails him out of every scrape and crisis he gets himself into. Dale has been fired from every job he has ...

Monetary benefits available veterans and survivors

MARINETTE, Wis. — Many veterans and their spouses are faced with the challenge of meeting long-term care needs, either in a nursing home, assisted living facility or care at home. The federal Department of Veterans Affairs offers a pension program that may provide assistance for ...

There is hope in the darkness, and beauty in trials

IRON MOUNTAIN — When I was in my final year of college my brother and I went to New York City for my spring break. We’d been incredibly close since we were little, but it was a big deal because we had never traveled together alone. I was the oldest, but he was my first sibling, and when we ...

Joan Jouppi introduces Golden K guest speaker Debbie McKinzie of Iron Mountain, who talked about her latest project, the Healing Lounge, in the old Salon 323 building downtown Iron Mountain. She hosts sessions for mostly women, giving them a place to connect on a confidential Facebook site with others to sharing, encouraging and supporting each other. 

McKinzie presents program on the Healing Lounge at Golden K meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — Monday morning may have been rather dismal, however as the Golden K members gathered they brightened the day with their own sunshine. There is not much that slows this group down. Joan Jouppi, as chairperson for December, opened the business meeting. They welcomed Mary ...

Preschoolers enjoy storytime at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Music and Rhyme Wiggle Time takes place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the library.

Storytime Wednesday at the library

IRON MOUNTAIN —Dickinson County Library activities through Dec. 27. include: Monday Color your stress away with Relaxing Rainbows at 10:30 a.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Adults are invited for an hour of quiet stress relief through the meditative relaxation of ...

Phantom lovers

Dear Annie: It’s been over a year now since my wife left for the fourth time. This time, I really don’t have confirmation of her exact reason, but I can hazard a good guess, because the other three times she left for the same reason. She thinks I’m a cheater. In her mind, there is always ...

Mansfield caroling service on Tuesday

MANSFIELD  — Once again the lanterns will be burning in the Pioneer Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as the churchgoers attend the annual caroling service at Mansfield's restored log church. Each year, the Mansfield Memories Committee sponsors this Christmas celebration reminiscent of the faith ...

Children love making pretzel treats

Let’s get some of the warnings and negatives out of the way. One large pretzel rod has about 40 calories from the flour, but pretzels are basically nutritionally empty and may be a choking hazard for very young children. Although very salty, pretzel treats are fun and easy to make. Bottom ...

Things to think about before applying for disability benefits

By EDWARD CARIUTY Social Security District Manager Escanaba Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected happens. We are there for you when you finally stop working as well. We provide vital financial support to tens of millions of ...