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Ford Addition parade planned Sunday

KINGSFORD — The Ford Addition neighborhood Sunday will carry on a tradition that began more than a half-century ago when a parade was arranged so a little boy who had a winter birthday could celebrate in summer. The late Dr. Boyce and his family six months later arranged a neighborhood ...

Dear Annie: The trouble with being vegetarian at a barbecue

Dear Annie: With summer in full swing, we are preparing for and going to lots of barbecues. I am always grateful when our family is invited over for a barbecue on a nice summer night. The problem is that I’m a vegetarian. Every time we go to a friend’s barbecue, I can’t find anything ...

Paul and Char Sikora of Crystal Falls and Yi Xiong of Oshkosh, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Joe Sikora of Green Bay, Wis., and Sua Yang of Oshkosh. Joe is employed as a market research analyst at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay and Sua works as an inventory coordinator at Expera Specialty Solutions in Kaukauna, Wis. They will be married on Sept. 1, 2018.

Engaged

Paul and Char Sikora of Crystal Falls and Yi Xiong of Oshkosh, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Joe Sikora of Green Bay, Wis., and Sua Yang of Oshkosh. Joe is employed as a market research analyst at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay and Sua works as an inventory ...

Hints from Heloise: Advice from a world traveler

Dear Heloise: I’ve traveled all over the globe, and I’ve learned a thing or two about flying. I’ve listed a few of the important ones here: 1. Remove all old flight tags on your luggage. Otherwise your luggage could go anywhere. 2. Remember your manners. Be polite to airline ...

Five generations

Members of the Floyd Van Oss family of Channing recently gathered for these two five-generation photos.

Hedmark receives Hiram Fisher Masonic Scholarship

NIAGARA, Wis. — Sydney Hedmark was awarded the Hiram D. Fisher Masonic Scholarship for Niagara High School’s Class of 2018. The $1,000 scholarship was presented during commencement ceremonies May 25. Hedmark is the daughter of Janis and Paul Hedmark of Aurora, Wis. She plans to study ...

The Dickinson County Area Paisano Club recently awarded two area high school graduates with $500 scholarships. Recipients were Matt Swanson and Dominic Occhietti. Here, Swanson receives his check from Nick Simone, left, and Mark Pugh, right, both of the Paisano Club. Any resident of the Dickinson County area who is of Italian descent or married to someone of Italian descent is eligible for membership in the Paisano Club. Annual membership is $10. Anyone interested in joining the club can call Simone at 906-774-2066 for more information. The Paisano Club wishes to extend its congratulations and best wishes to for a successful future to all area graduates, Simone said.

Paisano scholarship

The Dickinson County Area Paisano Club recently awarded two area high school graduates with $500 scholarships. Recipients were Matt Swanson and Dominic Occhietti. Here, Swanson receives his check from Nick Simone, left, and Mark Pugh, right, both of the Paisano Club. Any resident of the ...

Children invited to color Flivver pictures for Fourth of July float

KINGSFORD — Breitung Townships Schools is looking to involve the entire community for the Fourth of July Parade this year. Children will be able to color custom Flivver pictures and then bring them to the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Fourth of July Parade. They will be collected during the parade ...

Enchanted Doll Club to host doll and collectible sale

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will have a doll and collectible sale from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, in the Community Room of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River, Wis. The members of the doll club each will have a table of dolls, ...

Art Week continues in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The fourth annual Art Week continues through Saturday in Marquette. The week will include exhibits, artist receptions, concerts, workshops, demonstration and live performances. This year’s Art Week is the biggest yet, with more than two dozen unique events created with 100 ...

Dear Annie: The baby imposition

Dear Annie: I find myself in an uncomfortable situation with a friend who just moved to our town this year with her husband and baby. Besides her two sisters who live here, we’re the only friends they have so far. I feel that she’s been taking advantage of me by asking for constant help ...

Bay College West student Kimberly Thomas receives a $400 scholarship from Ray Hamm, left, chairman of the Dickinson County Area Veterans Alliance, and alliance member Ken Davis. Thomas submitted an essay on sacrifices of soldiers in World War I and was scheduled to read her work as part of the Dickinson County Memorial Day program, but was canceled due to weather. Thomas is an honor student at Bay West and is majoring in social work at Lake Superior State University through Bay.

Veterans Alliance scholarship

Bay College West student Kimberly Thomas receives a $400 scholarship from Ray Hamm, left, chairman of the Dickinson County Area Veterans Alliance, and alliance member Ken Davis. Thomas submitted an essay on sacrifices of soldiers in World War I and was scheduled to read her work as part of the ...

Hints from Heloise: Can you open them?

Dear Heloise: My son has a summer service project where he collects cans of food for the food bank. It occurred to me that with cans, you need can openers. Sure, many cans have pull tabs, but some don’t. Hand-held can openers can be purchased for just a few dollars, so I encourage anyone ...

Wabeno Art, Music Fest Aug. 4

WABENO — The Wabeno Art and Music Fest, or WAM Fest, is planned for Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Wabeno Band Shell on Highway 32. In its fourth year, it’s a full day of live music and other activities that start at 10 a.m. The Water Street Jacks band will play at 8 p.m. Other performers ...

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club has awarded $6,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Iron Mountain and Kingsford high schools. To date, the Rotary Club has awarded more than $100,000 to local students pursuing higher education. From left are Tamara Juul, Rotary Club president and director of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, who manages the endowed scholarship fund; Arika Wickman, KHS, $2,000 scholarship; Hailey Bubloni, KHS, $1,000; Mary Hanson, IMHS, $2,000; Claire Czernek, IMHS, $1,000; and David McCash, Rotary Scholarship committee chairman.

Rotary awards scholarships

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club has awarded $6,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Iron Mountain and Kingsford high schools. To date, the Rotary Club has awarded more than $100,000 to local students pursuing higher education. From left are Tamara Juul, Rotary Club president ...

Tickets for Niagara Lions Picnic drawings still on sale

NIAGARA, Wis. — Tickets for the drawings set to take place at this weekend’s Niagara Lions Picnic still are available, with 11 major prizes offered that have been donated by local businesses and individuals. The tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Drawings for these prizes will take place ...

Redemption Riders to gather

IRON MOUNTAIN — The new chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, the Redemption Riders of Iron Mountain, will meet Thursday at Maple Creek in Iron Mountain. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting at 6:30. The public is welcome. Future meetings will be announced and are ...

Classic country music show at Braumart Theatre

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash can be heard at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. It may be impossible to crown any one performer as country music’s biggest, most ...

Pair enjoy cribbage on unique, homemade board

CRYSTAL FALLS — A heartwarming smile spread across George Peterson’s face as he recalled a recent special day with a very special young man. Peterson is an 89-year-old, recently-widowed man who lives at Victorian Heights Assisted Living in Crystal Falls. He is known for his love of cards, ...

Bay College announces dean’s list

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College announces the names of the students who have earned recognition and membership to the dean’s list for attainment of scholarly excellence during the winter 2018 semester. To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.50 grade point ...