Life

SAL donation

The Kingsford Sons of the American Legion recently donated $1,000 to help finance putting up a flag pole at the Bert Carpenter Memorial at Badwater. Bert Carpenter was the head engineer for the Dickinson County Road Commission in building the Badwater Bridge between Michigan and Wisconsin more ...

Block party Saturday at the library

IRON MOUNTAIN — Upcoming Dickinson County Library activities through Sept. 29 include: Friday Celebrate Grandparents Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Dickinson Branch library in North Dickinson School, Felch Township. Tuesday Preschool children are invited to Library Card Sign Up Month ...

Bay West LIFE group set to meet Sept. 13

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bay West LIFE group will present a program on “Paddling the Three ‘P’s” at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Bay College West in Iron Mountain. Larry Zibell of Three Lakes, Wis. and John Roberts of Aurora, Wis. have a lifetime of experience canoeing on the Pike, the ...

Series helps families care for mentally ill loved ones

MARQUETTE — Family members of those diagnosed with a mental illness may benefit from a 12-week “Family to Family” education course to be offered by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Alger-Marquette. The series of free and confidential classes will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on ...

Book club gathers Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Great Books Club will begin its 2018-19 schedule at 7 p.m. Monday in the all-purpose toom at Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. The book for this year is “The Civically Engaged Reader.” This anthology assembles more than 40 short, ...

Grief group meets Monday

ESCANABA — The community grief group sponsored by St. Francis Hospital will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday in Room A and B at the OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. No registration is required; the event is open to the community. For more information, call 906-786-3915.

Whitens — 60th

HERMANSVILLE — Robert and Lois (Murray) Whitens of Hermansville recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on July 19, 1958, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Spalding. The couple made their home in Hermansville, where they raised their five ...

Dear Annie: Spread thin on visits home

Dear Annie: I’d like to make a plea to your readers. My wife and I live far from the places where we grew up but most of our friends are still close to our respective parents. When we visit, especially now that we have children, it is always stressful because of our friends’ ...

Stamp show on Saturday

APPLETON, Wis. — The OUTAPEX 2018 stamp show will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fox Valley Lutheran High School, 5300 N. Mead St. in Appleton. Admission is free. The show will include a stamp dealers’ bourse, featuring seven Midwest dealers selling an array of stamps and picture ...

Florence has historic walking tour

FLORENCE, Wis. — Eighteen participants recently walked the Historic Buildings Tour hosted by the Florence County Historical Society. They enjoyed a refreshment break at the Encore on Central at the midway point and as an added bonus were able to see the Encore decorated for a wedding ...

Benefit for Michael Schroeder on Saturday

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Friends and family are asking for support and contribution for the benefit of Michael Schroeder on Saturday at Wausaukee High School. A spaghetti lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bucket drawings also will take place, with top prizes that include a crossbow, ...

Dear Annie: The real man comes out after marriage

Dear Annie: I have been married for one year to a classmate whom I reconnected with at our 50th high school class reunion. While he was courting me, he seemed perfect. He spent money on me, bought loving cards, bought flowers, took me to restaurants and fancy hotels. You get the picture. He ...

DAR plans to meet Saturday in Hancock

HANCOCK — The Onagomingkway Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet for a tour of the Quincy Mine in Hancock on Saturday. Tickets are $25. A lunch will follow the meeting at The Hut in Kearsarge. Anyone with links to an American Revolutionary War ...

PEO Chapter EN to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next meeting for PEO Chapter EN is set for Thursday at the Vicki Faust home. Social will begin at 9 a.m., with the meeting at 9:30. Those unable to attend should contact Faust.

D of I Circle 367 gathers

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next monthly meeting of the Daughters of Isabella. Circle 367 will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Faith Formation Center, with Betty Simon as hostess.

Paisano Club convocation set

HURLEY, Wis. — The Paisano Club will have its annual convocation at 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary Church in Hurley, Wis. An Italian dinner will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Iron County Memorial Building. Tickets for dinner are available at the door. For more information and to confirm plans to ...

ID theft sessions in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — Jeff Kersten of the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will present a pair of programs on identity theft prevention. The sessions will be at noon Friday at the Florence meal site and at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Florence County Library. Kersten will explain the ...

Family music missionaries to perform at local churches

IRON MOUNTAIN — John and Kate Denner, full-time family music missionaries, will perform at three local churches this weekend. They will play at 6 p.m. Saturday at Covenant Church, 125 E. H St., Iron Mountain; 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Grace Baptist Church, 1295 Pyle Drive, Kingsford; and 6 p.m. ...

The kids decision revisited

Dear Readers: I am always fascinated to hear diametrically opposed yet equally valid viewpoints. Such was the case with the following two letters, which both appeared in my inbox on the same day in response to “Undecided in Ohio,” who isn’t sure whether she wants kids. Read on. Dear ...

Friends of museum seeks vendors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Crafters and vendors are invited to participate in the 14th annual Holiday Antique, Craft and Gift Sale sponsored by Friends of the Museum on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the American Legion Hall, 916 River Ave. in Iron Mountain. The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to ...