Life

Husband and sis don’t get along

Dear Annie: I am having issues with my sister, “Sharon.” We are both in our early 50s and have always had a good relationship, but she and my husband, “Rick,” haven’t gotten along in the 26 years I’ve been married. I would describe their relationship as “tolerant” at best. ...

Fortune Lake Camp Fall Fest on Saturday

CRYSTAL FALLS – Area quilters, crafters and artists will be showcased Saturday at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp’s Fall Fest, featuring a Quilt and Fine Art Auction. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a buffet brunch served in the camp dining hall, a country market of home-baked breads and ...

How to conquer burned-on oven crud

I don’t know how else to describe what happens to beautiful sheet pans once they take up residence in my kitchen. All I can say is that in no time, they begin to get this nasty buildup of what I call oven crud — a burned on incrustation of oven filth. It’s not that I don’t wash and ...

Outdoor guide to speak at Christian Women luncheon

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dean Hulce will be featured at the Christian Women Connection luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Pine Grove County Club in Iron Mountain. Hulce has 30 years of hunting, fishing and guiding experience. His writing has appeared in Buckmasters, Rack, ...

Mountain Valley Ministries service set for Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mountain Valley Ministries will have its second meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Antoine Room at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain. This is a non-denominational service and everyone is welcome. For more information, email to mvalleychurch@yahoo.com or call 906-360-9699.

‘Night of the Vikings’ set

NORWAY — The Leif Erikson Festival will feature the fifth annual “Night of the Vikings” on Saturday in Norway. “Night of the Vikings” consists of two separate events: a Viking dinner with entertainment and a ceremonial torch light parade with a Viking funeral. The Viking dinner ...

New correspondent introduces herself to readers

By Sammantha Swanson DeJesus IRON MOUNTAIN — My name is Sammantha Swanson DeJesus and I am the new lifestyles correspondent. When I was a senior in high school we had to write out our “five year plans” – mine was pretty simple – I was going to be working for the Chicago Tribune, ...

Veteran service office sets hours

HERMANVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County Veterans Service Officer, will be holding office hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows who need assistance with the Veterans Administration, claims with the ...

A family with issues

By Annie Lane Dear Annie: My father-in-law and mother-in-law died a couple of years ago, months apart from each other. When it came to settling the estate, the will stated in clear and precise terms that everything was to be divided 50-50 between my sister-in-law, “Jackie,” and my wife. ...

Soup kitchen opens Tuesday

KINGSFORD — Martha’s Soup Kitchen will again start serving a weekly lunch on Tuesday. The public is invited to the free community meal at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church hall in Kingsford. Homemade soup, bread and cookies will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Soup will also be ...

North Central Homecoming court

North Central High School will celebrate Homecoming with spirit week starting on Monday. King and queen will be crowned on Friday, Oct. 6, prior to the football game vs. Carney-Nadeau. Homecoming week will conclude with a dance on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the North Central gym. ...

Four generations

Amy DeRidder photo Four generations of family members from Iron Mountain recently gathered for this special photo. In the front row from left are grandmother, Anna Martin; great-grandmother, Marlene Alessandrini holding her great-granddaughter, Mia Kujala; great-aunt, Kindra Wollum; back row, ...

Crafters and vendors needed for annual event

IRON MOUNTAIN — Crafters and vendors are invited to participate in the 13th annual Holiday Antique, Craft and Gift Sle Saturday, Oct. 21. The event, which is hosted by Friends of the Museum will be at the American Legion Hall, 916 River Ave. in Iron Mountain. Doors will be open to the ...

Telephone retirees gather

IRON MOUNTAIN — Former telephone employees will gather at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain. All former employees are invited to attend.

Medicare help available

IRON MOUNTAIN — Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. From prescription drug plans to private health plans, it’s not surprising people with Medicare are confused about their health insurance and their options. The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress, or UPCAP, offers ...

Purple Heart meets

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Military Order of the Purple Heart will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Storheims Restaurant. Members are encouraged to have dinner and meet. New members are welcome and life membership is free.

Library open house on Tuesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County School Library partnership is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The library is hosting an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. “We invited the public to come in and see how the library has changed over the years,” said Stephanie Weber, ...

Legion 11th and 12 District fall meeting planned Oct. 7

MENOMINEE — The 2017 11th District and 12th District and the fall Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts fall meetings are scheduled Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Menominee Post 146. Service officer school is set for 9:30 a.m. with the 11th District and 12th District meetings at 11 ...

Dear Annie: Family doesn’t visit

Dear Annie: My husband and I are retired. We are in our 70s, and he is in poor health. He has cancer. But the problem I’m writing to you about is that he does not get visits or calls from his family on a regular basis unless he’s in the hospital. They live in the same town as we do. When ...

Art exhibit in Norway

The Jake Menghini Museum of Norway will present its fourth annual Museum Art Exhibit during Leif Erikson Festival weekend, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, This year’s featured artist is the late Robert “Bob” Braspennickx of Norway and ...