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Reino Unit 21 Auxiliary meets

STAMBAUGH — The Stambaugh Legion Auxillary Reino Unit 21 will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the post. Members should make note of the time change. Anyone interested in joining is welcome to stop in the post.

Fruit sales to start Tuesday

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park Music Boosters annual fruit sales will begin Tuesday through Monday, Nov. 26. The delivery date will be Wednesday, Dec. 12. Items available are oranges, grapefruit, apples, pears and assorted gift boxes. These items make wonderful gifts for the holiday ...

Tips for a financially fit Thanksgiving

Keep your Thanksgiving meal costs on budget by looking for ways to cut costs. Hosting Thanksgiving dinner for your family and guests can be costly. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, last year’s average cost of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner was close to $50 for 10 ...

AAUW speech contest winners

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of the American Association of University Women on Monday sponsored the M. Jean Jokipii Memorial Speech Contest at Bay West College in Iron Mountain. The three prize winners all came Niagara High School: Diana Schemonia, first; Isabel ...

Save the shave for November

Dear Readers: Are you seeing lots of fellas around town sporting lots of facial hair? There’s a good reason for that — it’s a guy thing. This month is no-shave November, and it was started several years ago to raise awareness about cancer, specifically prostate cancer. Of course, men ...

Holiday Craft Show this weekend

Holy Spirit School in Norway will host its 32nd annual Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the school. The event will have 120 tables of displays throughout the classrooms, hallways and gymnasium. Items featured for sale include woodcrafts, rugs, ...

Paisano Club Christmas party on Dec. 2

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — The annual Paisano Club Christmas party will be Sunday, Dec. 2, at the El Capitan Supper Club in Spread Eagle. Cocktails will be at 5 p.m., with an Italian dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 each and will be available until Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Crispigna’s ...

Taste of Chocolate

Malena Johnson admires Willa, the latest American Girl Doll that will be a featuring drawing item at Taste of Chocolate fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Norway Senior Center, 608 Main St. in Norway. As usual, the star attraction will be all kinds of sweets to satisfy holiday ...

Dear Annie: Noises in the night

Dear Annie: I recently moved to a noisy downtown apartment building. I’m a pretty deep sleeper, but the noise level at my new place is challenging even for my normally sound slumbers. I would just wear earplugs to bed, but I’m worried that would keep me from waking up to my alarm in the ...

Church seeks vocalists for Christmas musical

IRON MOUNTAIN — The First Covenant Church of Iron Mountain invites experienced area vocalists — especially basses — to take part in rehearsals Wednesday evenings for the upcoming Christmas musical. The new musical performance “The Worship of Christmas,” by Phil Barfoot and Bradley ...

Craft items available

Holy Spirit Stitchers will take part in the 33rd Holy Spirit Holiday Craft Show this weekend. They will sell their handmade knitting creations to raise money for new religious text books and to fund a spring field trip to Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis. The craft show will be 10 a.m. to ...

DCCC concert tickets on sale

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tickets are now on sale for the 52nd annual “Sounds of Christmas” concert by the Dickinson County Community Chorus. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 26 and 27, in the Kingsford High School auditorium. Directors Crystal Hogan, Gail Vornkahl and ...

Dear Annie: Torn apart by adultery

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was in the U.S. military. I was sent to Southeast Asia and served three six-month tours. On my last tour, I suspected my wife had an affair, but I had no proof. While I was in training for a job after I was released from active duty, I heard that my wife had spent ...

‘Robotic Arms’ event Saturday at Dickinson County Library

IRON MOUNTAIN —Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include: Saturday — Odyssey Seekers Club: Robotic Arms, 2 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Kids in third through eighth grades will learn how to build a miniature robotic hand/arm with simple, ...

0Parkinson Society to meet Thursday

KINGSFORD — The Parkinson Society of Dickinson County Area, a support group for Parkinson’s disease patients, caregivers, family and friends, will meet Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with coffee and snacks and ...

Dear Annie: Invited, invited, invited, not invited

Dear Annie: A former co-worker of my husband’s invited us to his son’s wedding. We received the usual “save the date” card one year prior to the ceremony. For the whole year, he asked us whether we would be attending every other week. About six months before the wedding, my husband’s ...

Rapid River artist featured in exhibit

ESCANABA — Bay College will have an opening reception for the exhibition New Works by Ritch Branstrom from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday in the Hartwig Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through Jan. 11. Branstrom is a found object sculptor from Rapid River, who draws both ...

Social insecurity?

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about Social Security. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Recently, on the news, I heard a politician refer to Social Security as an ‘entitlement program.’ I find this annoying because it sounds as if the government is being ‘generous’ in giving back the ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Love for science starts early

One interesting science lesson for young children is oil and water do not mix. The word is insoluble. The other is evaporation. An easy way to help children explain insoluble is to put a quarter cup of water in a glass and place cooking oil globs into the glass. Children can break up the oil ...

Bell ringers needed in Florence County

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign will soon be underway in Florence County, organized said. When those familiar Red Kettles have a friendly person standing by, generous contributions get into the kettles. To help, volunteer to be a bell-ringer individually, as a group ...