Life

Dear Annie: Walking down the aisle without drama

Dear Annie: I’m getting married in a few months, and I’m paying for everything myself. My parents are divorced and not on good terms, but I have a good relationship with both of them and want them there. Recently, my mom said she expects me to ask my grandfather (her father) to walk me ...

Hints from Heloise – Pineapple praise

Dear Readers: One of the best foods you can eat is a pineapple. It’s high in vitamin C and contains a healthy amount of vitamin A, beta carotene, thiamine, vitamins B5 and B6, and folate, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s antioxidant-rich, which boosts the body’s ...

‘Gather ‘Round The Campfire’ planned at Quinnesec church

QUINNESEC — Quinnesec United Methodist Church will host “Gather ‘Round The Campfire” events July 26 and Aug. 23. Activities planned include — — Friday, July 26: Special guests will lead the group in songs and stories, and possibly some bluegrass music. — Friday, Aug. 23: Tim ...

VBS to begin at IM church

IRON MOUNTAIN — “The Incredible Race” Vacation Bible School will take place Sunday through Tuesday, July 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 808 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain. The event, which is geared for children ages 3 through sixth grade, will include music, games, crafts, ...

Pulmonary group to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Pulmonary Support Group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Pulmonary Rehab Department within the rehab services gym on the main level of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. The support group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy or ...

Escanaba Vet Center to host open house, celebrating anniversary

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Vet Center invites veterans, active duty service members, their families and any interested community members to an open house event Friday celebrating the 40th anniversary of the program. Opening ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time, with some veteran ...

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ auditions Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members ...

Engaged – Mattson, Rotter

Ed and Ann Mattson of Iron Mountain are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Mary, to Paul Christopher Rotter, son of Paul and Rita Rotter of Channing. Emily is a 2013 graduate of Iron Mountain High School and a 2019 graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with ...

Antique Tractor Club parade Slated July 17

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northwoods Antique Tractor Club will conduct its annual tractor ride Wednesday, July 17, from the Aurora, Wis., fire hall to the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain. The Club will leave the fire hall at 10 a.m., travel down Carpenter ...

LIFE presentation Thursday to focus on wild mushrooms

IRON MOUNTAIN — This month’s program of the Bay West LIFE group will be about wild mushrooms when the group will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bay West College in Iron Mountain. A few years ago, Carla Kramer presented a program on edible mushrooms to a packed room at the Bay West campus. ...

Maker to designate ‘last man standing’ from the Civil War

FLORENCE, Wis. — The American Civil War may seem like ancient history today, but a group of descendants of Civil War veterans, along with the Florence County Historical Society and local veterans’ organizations, will make sure the last Florence County soldier of that war will be remembered. ...

Community grief group set to meet on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — A community grief group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, 1721 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The group can provide a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows the opportunity to be supported by ...

Grandparents Teach, Too — Using weather apps, forecasts with kids

Weather observation helps children be alert for changes in their environment and their need to prepare. Sometimes we underestimate what we can teach young children. Checking the weather forecast every day on media, plus learning weather clues for their own forecast, are good ways to nurture ...

Kind of Blues to perform for Lunchtime LIVE. series at Bay College

ESCANABA — Kind of Blues will play for the third Lunchtime LIVE. music series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time Thursday at Bay College in Escanaba. Food will be available on-site from local food trucks, including The Brisket Barn and Toby’s Dog House. Kind of Blues, named after ...

Dear Annie: Jealousy rearing its ugly head

Dear Annie: I will turn 65 this year and can’t help but look back on my life. For the most part, until recently at least, I was feeling very satisfied. I was married right out of college, at 22, to the wrong person, and we split up after 10 months. She has since been married four times. But I ...

Antoine meeting on Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Lake Antoine Park Partners will meet at 6:30 Wednesday at the park’s Pavilion I. The agenda includes updates on projects, grants and fundraising.

Rankinen returns to Braumart Theatre

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Wil Rankinen will return Wednesday to the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the lecture at 7 p.m. This is a free community event. The 2019 Summer Linguistic Lecture Series brings Rankinen to various locations across Michigan’s Upper ...

Art, Garden Tour planned in L’Anse

L’ANSE — The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce will host an Art and Garden Tour from 4 to 9 p.m. Eastern time Friday, rain or shine. The public is invited to stroll through the gardens of L’Anse and take in the sights and sounds of the musician and artists performing among the ...

Art for All winners announced

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 52nd annual Art for All show was a success June 29 at City Park in Iron Mountain. Artists receiving awards in their medium category were — — Best of Show: Kristine Danielson, jewelry; — Most Promising New Artist: Bob Cary, wire and string art; — People’s ...

GFWC awards scholarships

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation of Women’s Clubs recently awarded four non-traditional scholarships. From left are scholarship committee members Germaine Tehako and Pam Edens; 2019 Gal-A-Rama Scholarship recipient Madison Briggs; E.K. Russell Scholarship recipient Aleah Hanson; ...