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Level Up! Gamers Club at the library Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include: Saturday — Level Up! Gamers Club, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Kids in grades 5 through 9 will play the video game “Fortnite” in rounds and groups in this brand-new program. ...

Prom Dress Swap planned again at the Dickinson County Library

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain will host the 10th annual Prom Dress Swap from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10. All branches now are accepting donations of gently used and clean dresses, shoes, and other prom ...

Dear Annie: Dealing with the ex when a kid is involved

Dear Annie: There is an issue that has been going on for quite some time now, and I don’t know what to do. I have a child who is 2, and his father treats me as if I were the biggest piece of garbage. So we split up. The good news is that I have a fiance who treats me and my son like gold. The ...

Bay Lakes Boy Scout Council seeking camp staff for summer 2019

APPLETON, Wis. — Bay Lakes Boy Scout Council is seeking camp staff for its 2019 summer camp season. Bay Lakes Council Camps hire over 150 enthusiastic camp counselors annually to serve over 4,000 campers at its 4 camp facilities: Camp Hiawatha near Munising, Bear Paw Scouts BSA Camp, ...

St. Michael Parish in Marquette to host Feb. 9 Men’s Day of Reflection

MARQUETTE — Following up on last year’s event that brought nearly 50 men together, St. Michael Catholic Parish of Marquette again will host a Men’s Day of Reflection on Saturday, Feb. 9. All men from across the Upper Peninsula, regardless of religious affiliation, are invited to attend ...

Crivitz church plans special services

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Northwood’s Apostolic Church of Crivitz has planned special services with evangelist the Rev. Jonathan Maki at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and again on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the American Legion in Crivitz. Maki also will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Apostolic Faith ...

Post 340 to host breakfast

HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville will host a pancake/French toast breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the hall. The all-you-can-eat breakfast costs $6 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12 and free for those older than 90 and younger ...

Dear Annie: A lying abuser

Dear Annie: Recently, you published a letter from someone whose good friend was being abused by a girlfriend physically, verbally and financially. I agree with your advice to the letter writer to keep in contact with her abused friend. My issue is this: My boyfriend is telling his mother that ...

Smear tournament slated in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Fair will host its first of two smear tournaments on Saturday at the Florence Community Center in Florence, Wis. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. with tournament at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per person. The tournament will be a four-point smear game ...

Engaged — Rahoi, D’Cruz

Mary and Harry Rahoi of Republic, formerly from Iron Mountain, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie, to Benjamin D’Cruz, son of Jessica and the late Sydney D’Cruz of Niles, Ill. Katie is currently working as a nurse practitioner in the Chicago area. Ben is a field ...

Marinette county libraries accepting Valentines For Veterans

MARINETTE, Wis. — The public can show their appreciation for the service of veterans by making Valentine’s Day cards and dropping them off at a Marinette County public library location by Feb. 6. The cards will be sent to the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain and given ...

Acoustic jam on Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — An acoustic music jam will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Crystal Lake Community Senior Center in Iron Mountain. All ages are welcome to play or listen. For more information, call 906-774-7724.

Niagara smear tournament set

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Knights of Columbus Fr. Damian Council 2847 of Niagara will host its annual smear tournament Feb. 16 at St. Anthony’s Church Hall in Niagara. Registration will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Fee is $10 per person. Prizes, food, beverages and snacks will be available. For ...

Dear Annie: When coffee becomes an addiction

Dear Annie: Just recently, I started drinking coffee most mornings. I’d say that over the past four months, I’ve had coffee an average of four days a week. In the past month or so, I’ve noticed that I get headaches when I skip coffee for a day. I’m guessing these headaches are a result ...

Engaged — Gregg, Metras

Gary and Jodi Pearson of Aurora, Wis., Mark Gregg of Vulcan and Scott and Justine Metras of Iron Mountain are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Mackenzie Gregg and Ethan Metras. Mackenzie is a 2015 graduate of Niagara High School and will graduate in May from Northern Michigan ...

Geology club to hear about Alaska

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. The presentation will be by Marsha and Jim Garland, who each year work at various gold camps in Alaska. They will tell the group about their adventures ...

Car club meets Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Just Cruizin’ Car Club has planned a dinner get-together for Thursday. The group will depart at 5:45 p.m. from the Midtown Mall parking lot in Iron Mountain and travel together to Mike’s on Main in Norway. Everyone planning to participate should note the change in ...

Addressing cyberbullying

Dear Annie: The other day, my teenage daughter came to me because her good friend is being bullied on social media. Her friend is a sweetheart, a pretty quiet kid but very polite. So needless to say, I was outraged when my daughter showed me the things that classmates were saying to this girl. ...

Knowing when to push the reset button on your life

IRON MOUNTAIN — There is a man by the name of Taylor Mali, and he is both an educator and a poet. He’s been performing spoken word poems since the early 2000s, but one of his spoken words, titled “What Teachers Make” is my personal favorite, and one of his most popular. It goes like ...