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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 ...

Magnaghi completes book on U.P. history

MARQUETTE — California native Russell Magnaghi first visited the Upper Peninsula in the midst of a formidable snowstorm in January 1968. Despite the harsh initiation, he accepted a faculty position in Northern Michigan University’s history department and immediately began investigating ...

Obsessed with internet stars

aDear Annie: I’m young, and as most young adults do, I have an interest in musicians, authors, artists, etc. For me, especially, I find myself engrossed in YouTubers. These are kids who are around my age, 18 or 19. They make funny videos and do ridiculous things that keep me entertained for ...

‘I Ran for Joann’ 5K Run/Walk Saturday

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Amyloidosis Foundation will host the “I Ran For Joann” 5k run and 2 mile walk in memory of Joann Waldo on Saturday at Runkle Lake in Crystal Falls. The race will kick off with registration and signp-in at 7 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Pre-registered ...

Dickinson County 4-H ‘Sensory Awareness’ event planned Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Youth ages 7 to 12 are invited to have some fun with “Exploring Science — Asking Questions and Discovering Answers” event, sponsored by Michigan State University Extension 4-H. This free event takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dickinson County Library in ...

Camp Hiawatha 50th anniversary celebration set

MUNISING — Boy Scout Camp Hiawatha of Munising has planned events to celebrate 50 years of service to youth through Scouting. Camp tours are scheduled at 1 and 3 p.m. July 21, July 28, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11, and Tuesday, Aug. 8. at 3 p.m. Tours are free, but you must sign-in when you get to ...