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Matt Rose to appear Wednesday at Community Bible Chapel

NORWAY — Matt Rose of Voice of the Martyrs will be appearing Wednesday at Community Bible Chapel in Norway. The public invited to welcome he and his wife, Laura “back home” at 6:30 p.m. Matt managed the Hopehouse Christian Store in Iron Mountain for 15 years. Since then, he and his ...

Car club outing Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Just Cruizin’ Car Club has planned a dinner ride for Thursday, July 27, to the Wildwood Restaurant in Hermansville. The group will depart at 6 p.m. from the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain and pick up at the “bear” in Vulcan at 6:15 p.m. They will then travel to ...

DCCT sets auditions for next production

KINGSFORD — Dickinson County Community Theatre announces auditions for “Dracula Retold,” a new presentation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula story. Auditions will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 28, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at 641 Brookfield St. in Kingsford. Interested actors ...

Laser Tag returns to Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College student organizations Bay Area Water Association, Business Professionals of America and Campus Activities Board have announced laser tag for teams and individuals Sept. 8 and 9 in room 952 of the Joseph Heirman University Center at Bay College. Tickets are on sale ...

Gwinn Fun Daze Saturday

GWINN — Gwinn Fun Daze is planned for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Nordeen Park in Gwinn. The Walk, Run, Roar 5k begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $25 through Friday and $30 day of race. Persons can register at gwinnlionsclub.org/5k. The “Oh The Places You Will Go” parade kicks off at 10 ...

Four generations

Four generations of Dr. Rena Richtig’s family gathered recently at her home in Bark River. Pictured, from left, are great-grandmother Rena Richtig; father James Ashbacher of Pulaski, Wis.; and granddaughter Jayna Huotari of Iron Mountain, holding her grandson, Aiden James Ashbacher, also of ...

Youth baseball donation

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 461 of Pembine is an ongoing supporter of the Youth Baseball program in Pembine, Wis. Auxiliary member Debra Vanderwarf, center, presents $50 to officers of the program, from left, Ryan Berger, Dean Mair and Ely and Joe Marcy.

Dear Annie: Happy in the country

Dear Annie: I currently live in a small town in rural Missouri. I grew up here, and my husband grew up here, and we plan on raising our own family here, as well. The only time I left was for college. I moved to St. Louis for four years and enjoyed the new adventures of big-city life, but I ...

Les Artistes art display, reception Saturday in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Les Artistes Art Club will display “The View Of The Artist” at the Florence County Library through Aug. 15. A public reception will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Florence County Library. Refreshments will be served. Les Artistes members include Frances ...

Five generations

O’Dette Family photo Five generations of family members recently gathered to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Seated in front, from left, are great-great-grandfather Bill Michaud and great-grandmother Beverly O’Dette. Standing, from left, are grandfather Larry O’Dette holding ...

Taste of the Lakes set Saturday

VULCAN — The Hamilton Lakes Association will host its annual Taste of the Lakes picnic starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Mary pavilion. This year’s event will include bingo for cash prizes, water balloon toss for prizes, and the annual tug of war between the lakes for the coveted ...

DCH retirees plan luncheon

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Hospital retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 28, at Maple Creek Restaurant in Iron Mountain. All retirees are encouraged to attend.

Healthful tips for your summer vacation

Florence, Wis. — Summer is here and many families are preparing to enjoy a few days or weeks away from home. Whether it’s a week at the lake, camping in the woods, or a trip to visit friends and family members, summer vacations can be both healthful and fun. Jenette Gunville, UW-Extension ...

Dear Annie: ‘Pls come 2 mtg’ becomes pet peeve

Dear Annie: I have noticed a shift in common communication skills over the past few years in the workplace that I believe has been caused by texting, and it has quickly become a pet peeve of mine. I work for a large insurance company on the East Coast. I have noticed that work-related emails ...

Mansfield summer service tonight

MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Memories Committee will host its annual summer service at 6:30 today at Mansfield Pioneer Church. The old pump organ will again accompany many favorite hymns and gospel songs. Everyone is invited to join in the singing. The Rev. Ryan Flunker, pastor of the ...

Airstream Club International Rally starts Saturday in Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Wally Byam Caravan Club International, the Airstream RV Owner’s Association, will have its 60th annual International Convention and Rally starting Saturday through July 29 at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. WBCCI represents 118 individual clubs/units ...

Polish Heritage Days on July 28-29

ARMSTRONG CREEK, Wis. — Armstrong Creek will celebrate its 27th annual Polish Heritage Days on July 28 and 29. The “Friday Polka” returns this year to kick off the festivities. The Cynor Brothers Polka Band will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. Crowning of the festival king and queen takes ...

Names in the News: UW-Oshkosh announces spring honors, dean’s list

University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh officials have announced the students who qualified for the University’s dean’s list and honor roll in the 2017 spring semester. To qualify for the honor roll, a student must take at least 12 credits and earn a grade-point average of at least 3.3 from a ...

Getting rid of credit card debt; ease your financial burden

By Beth Waitrovich, MA, RD MSU Extension Educator I have been asked by a number of people how to reduce their credit card debt. The balance on credit cards can add up quickly, especially if you only make the minimum payment each. There are a number of reasons for trying to reduce your ...

Dickinson County Library plans summer activities

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Library has released its upcoming events through July 27. Activities planned are: Thursday Craft a better world with Compassion Crafts, 6:30 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Creative crafters from our community will present ...