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Young musicians sought for PMMF UPstarts Talent Contest

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Pine Mountain Music Festival has announce its 2018 UPstarts Talent Contest, a competition for young musicians ages 14 to 25 who live in, or are originally from, the Upper Peninsula.  Four winners will perform in Houghton, Marquette and Iron Mountain as part of the 2018 ...

St. Norbert College’s Bush Art Center to host two new exhibits

De Pere, Wis. — St. Norbert College will feature two new art exhibits from Monday to Feb. 16 in the Carol and Robert Bush Art Center. The exhibits include “Lightforms” and “Rafael Francisco Salas: Ballads of the Middle.” A public reception for both exhibits will be 5 to 7 p.m. ...

Four generations

Four generations of the Momont family gathered for this special photo after the birth of Camden Jack Momont. From left are Michael Gene Momont, holding his son, Camden Jack; grandfather Mike Momont holding his grandson, Cooper Michael; and great-grandfather Gene Momont of Iron River.

Bay College seeks nominees for Distinguished Alumni

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award to be presented during the awards dinner April 17. This award was established in 1999 by the Alumni Association to recognize and honor an outstanding graduate of Bay College ...

Photo of the month

Through The Lens Photo Club Photo of the Month selection is "Frosty Morning" by Teresa Broullire. The theme for photographers was winter. The club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain.

Rethinking sleepovers

Dear Annie: I have a situation at my home that I really don’t know how to deal with. We have a blended family, with an 18-year-old daughter and two boys. My stepdaughter is a senior in high school and just let her mother know she likes girls, even though she has a boyfriend. We would ...

Nifty ‘50s, ‘60s to meet

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Nifty ‘50s and ‘60s of Niagara High School will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Niagara Senior Center, 569 Washington Ave. in Niagara. Reservations should be made no later than noon Tuesday, Jan. 23, by calling the senior center at 715-251-1603. ...

A different way to help

Dear Readers: For many years, I’ve written about a wonderful program from St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. The children would take the fronts of RECYCLED GREETING CARDS and make new cards that were sold in the gift shop as well as online. Sadly, this program has concluded. Sales have ...

Classes for child care providers

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The early childhood education staff of Michigan State University Extension will offer online training for child care providers and parents in 2018. Connecting by computer to the training, participants will be able to learn about a variety of topics related to early ...

Pasty sale Saturday

KINGSFORD — The Breen Avenue Senior Center pasty sale will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Regular and rutabaga varieties are available for $5 each. Call 906-774-5110 to place orders.

Florence fair sets smear tournaments

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Fair will host two smear tournaments this year. The first will be Saturday, Jan. 27 and the second Saturday, March 10. Both start at 6 p.m. at the Florence Community Center. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. The fee to enter is $10 per person. They ...

Tremendously Tall Tales at the library

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Library’s activities through Jan. 20 include: Tuesday Parents with babies are invited to Baby Lit at 10:30 a.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. It’s never too early to introduce a child to an environment that promotes imagination, ...

Funeral funding?

Dear Heloise: We recently read a request in an obituary for contributions to be given to the children or grandchildren of the deceased for their education. Also, requests are made to send contributions to the funeral home to defray the cost of the funeral. I’ve seen this a few times, and ...

A grandma shut out

Dear Annie: I am a 68-year-old widow with two grown children, both married, both living nearby. I dearly love babies and baby-sit as much as possible. My son and wife had my first grandson over the summer. My son called me the morning after to invite me to see him, so I did for a few minutes. ...

Celebrating our nation’s diversity

By EDWARD CARIUTY Social Security District Manager in Escanaba Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday and a day of remembrance. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to creating and fostering equal rights for African Americans, and he died during his efforts to ...

Geology club meets Jan. 24

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. The speaker for the evening will be Cullen Laughlin of Norway, who recently took part in a field trip to Utah in search of rocks and minerals. ...

Doll club meets on Jan. 25

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the conference room of the newly re-reopened Walter E. Olson Library, 203 E. Main St. in Eagle River. The theme of the program that will follow the business meeting is a sharing of ...

Grand love

By Deb Simons Enrollment Counselor ADRC of Florence County When we think of caregivers, many of us probably think of a spouse caring for their spouse or a child caring for their parent. As our world continues to spin and change, some roles tend to change — even ...

Wild Game Dinner Friday in Norway

NORWAY — First Adventure Flyfishing Professional guide Adam “AJ” Dudek will be the featured speaker at the ninth annual Wild Game Dinner on Friday. The event will be at Grace United Methodist Church in Norway with doors opening at 5 p.m. Attendees will be able to view wildlife displays ...

The law convicts us and drives us to Jesus

James S. Lindgren, Pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church Iron Mountain “Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.” (Galatians 3:25) Jesus is sent as a promise to us. He is the Messiah, the Savior of the world who saves us from sin and ...