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Agnes Jayne Memorial Fund purchases books

IRON MOUNTAIN — Selections for the 2019 Agnes Jayne Memorial Library Fund will be on display at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain from Jan. 7 through Jan. 21. This honors Jayne’s birthday, which was Jan. 11, and serves as a tribute to her memory while providing the Dickinson ...

The cure for writer’s block

Dear Annie: I used to write every day — mostly poems but also essays. I really want to get back into it, but my motivation has waned. When I used to write every day, I was deeply depressed, and writing was an outlet, a stress reliever. I still want to write, but I never seem able to get ...

Golden K program to feature Pine Mountain Ski Tournament

By ORICE WALTERS For The Daily News KINGSFORD — The Dickinson area Golden K ended the year 2018 with a wonderful Christmas party for the special needs children of the Dickinson County area. The first meeting of the new year for Golden K will be Monday, featuring a program about the ...

Retire online with Social Security, quickly and easily

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager, Escanaba The idea of applying for Social Security retirement benefits might seem daunting, but it’s not. There’s no need to visit an office. You don’t have to use the phone. An online retirement application is available that can ...

Wedding — Endelman, Michaud

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — On a beautiful Sept. 1, 2018, afternoon, Elizabeth Ebel Endelman and Brett Mark Michaud were united in marriage at the bride’s family home in Spread Eagle, Wis., where they grew up together on the lakes. The bride is the daughter of Mary and Tim Endelman and the groom ...

Club presentation

The Norway-Vulcan Area Women’s Club had its Christmas meeting in December with guests Carol Sundstrom, left, and Gail Galotta, who gave the club a preview of their presentation, “The Christmas Letters.” The club discussed the Valentine Social planned for February at the Evergreen Meadows ...

Music event in Marquette Saturday

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Matt Riutta, Adam Gessler, Andrew LaCombe and more members of the Camp Batawagama staff for a music-filled afternoon Saturday at the Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave. The event, which is a combination of a concert and singalong, ...

Wedding — Schwamlien, Zimmerman

WILSON — Elizabeth Schwamlien and Brad Zimmerman were united in marriage on Sept. 22, 2018.  The breathtaking outdoor ceremony was at the groom’s family farm in Wilson, with Chad Harrison officiating. Elizabeth is the daughter of Jon and Pam Schwamlien of Vulcan. Brad is the son of ...

Dear Annie: Unpleasant brother-in-law

Dear Annie: My twin sister and brother-in-law visited me for the recent holiday. I love my sister, and we have always gotten along well. As is stereotypical with twins, we grew up inseparable and have remained emotionally close, even as the physical distance between us widens. We now only see ...

AAUW plans next meeting on Jan. 22

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of American Association for University Women will meet Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Pine Grove Country Club in the Hearth Room. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. and will ...

Holiday dance set tonight

IRON MOUNTAIN — A holiday senior dance will take place tonight at the Crystal Lake Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. Lunch will be at 6 p.m. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone with extra holiday cookies bring them for the meal. The Country Express from the ...

Grief group meets Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — A community grief group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Dickinson Memorial Hospital, Chapel, 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 others who ...

Pulmonary group meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Pulmonary Support Group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the rehab gym on the main level of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Discussions will include, but are not limited to: insurance, transplant questions, home oxygen therapy, day-to-day issues and ...

Sons of the American Legion donates to food pantry

GLADSTONE — The Sons of the American Legion, August Mattson Squad 71 of Gladstone recently made a $200 donation to the Gladstone St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, said Bill Germain, squad commander. “Our group was looking for a great way to give back to the community and thought this was ...

Dear Annie: Politics at the dinner table

Dear Annie: Politics took over as the main topic at our holiday dinner. I don’t mind open debate among parties with differing views, as long as those debating have logical and fact-supported positions. Our dinner usually goes smoothly, as everyone gets along and, despite differing opinions, ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Stained glass windows inspire delightful cookies

Have you ever taken young children to admire the brilliant colors of stained glass windows close up and watched them touch the colors with wonder? They are delighted by the light reflecting on their hands and often like to stand in the colors on a bright day. Children also love to make these ...

VanHolla named DAR winner from Norway High School

NORWAY — Norway High School senior Ada VanHolla has been selected to receive this year’s National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award for the Onagomingkway Chapter. She is the daughter of Julie and Dave VanHolla of Norway. The program honors students who ...

Borderland Arts meets tonight at Maple Creek

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Borderland Arts Group will have a casual social gathering at 6 tonight in the back room of Maple Creek Restaurant to celebrate the holidays and the New Year. Spouses are welcome.

Auditions planned

KINGSFORD — Dickinson County Community Theatre will have open auditions for “Shakespeare for an Evening” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 641 Brookfield St. in Kingsford. This adaptation has scenes from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” “Julius Caesar,” “Merry ...

Five generations

The family of the late Bernice Miller gathered for this special five-generation photo before she died Aug. 5, 2018. Bernice, in front at right, holds her great-great-grandson, Connor Nichols; in front, at left, is her daughter, Betty Nichols, holding her holding her great-grandson, Quentin ...