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Phantom lovers

Dear Annie: It’s been over a year now since my wife left for the fourth time. This time, I really don’t have confirmation of her exact reason, but I can hazard a good guess, because the other three times she left for the same reason. She thinks I’m a cheater. In her mind, there is always ...

Mansfield caroling service on Tuesday

MANSFIELD  — Once again the lanterns will be burning in the Pioneer Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as the churchgoers attend the annual caroling service at Mansfield's restored log church. Each year, the Mansfield Memories Committee sponsors this Christmas celebration reminiscent of the faith ...

Children love making pretzel treats

Let’s get some of the warnings and negatives out of the way. One large pretzel rod has about 40 calories from the flour, but pretzels are basically nutritionally empty and may be a choking hazard for very young children. Although very salty, pretzel treats are fun and easy to make. Bottom ...

Things to think about before applying for disability benefits

By EDWARD CARIUTY Social Security District Manager Escanaba Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected happens. We are there for you when you finally stop working as well. We provide vital financial support to tens of millions of ...

St. Barbara celebrates 135 years

VULCAN — The parishioners of the church of St. Barbara in Vulcan celebrated its 135th anniversary at Mass on Sunday with the principal celebrant Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette. A breakfast buffet was served after the Mass. It was the opening of the iron ore mines that ...

Iron County children invited to Christmas event

CASPIAN — Children from Iron County are invited to join Santa and Mrs. Claus for lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the George Young Recreational Complex, 159 Youngs Lane. Lunch will be a hot dog, chips and a cookie. Also, all the children will have an opportunity to make ...

Dear Annie: Guest helps herself to lots of leftovers

Dear Annie: At the recent Thanksgiving celebration, I was again faced with a situation that has bothered me for some time now. We take turns in my family hosting a holiday. This year, it was my turn to host Thanksgiving. I truly love cooking for this feast. Everyone brings a dish, and I ...

Christmas Cantata at Our Saviour’s

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church invites the public to a Christmas Cantata, a joyful service of hymns and narration presented by Our Saviour’s Choir. This year’s theme is “The Light of Christmas.” The Cantata starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, which is on ...

Annual live nativity at Lakeland Baptist

IRON RIVER — Lakeland Baptist Church of Iron River will hosts its annual live nativity from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, at the church, 950 Lalley Road. The meaning of Christmas comes to life in the live nativity. Visitors are invited to a free walk-through experience ...

Post 50 cribbage tournament set

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain will host a monthly cribbage tournament that starts at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month. Cost is $10 a team and 25 cents for a 19 hand. Those interested can sign up at the bar.

Four generations

Four generations of family members recently gathered for this photo after the birth of Owen Laureys on June 2 at the University of Michigan. From left are grandmother Lisa Farley of Spalding; mother, Kenlyn Laureys of Whitmore Lake, Mich., holding her son, Owen Laureys; and great-grandparents ...

Mansfield Pioneer Church Christmas Service on Dec. 12

MANSFIELD  — Once again the lanterns will be burning in the Pioneer Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, as the churchgoers attend the annual caroling service at Mansfield's restored log church. Each year, the Mansfield Memories Committee sponsors this Christmas celebration reminiscent of ...

Trio Dolce to perform holiday concert at Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College will host the return of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra Series with Trio Dolce at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Besse Center Theater. The audience will experience the definition of “dolce” first-hand. A musical term that means “sweetly,” ...

Ultreya family party tonight

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Ultreya will have its family Christmas party at 6 p.m. today at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. The event will feature fellowship, caroling and Christmas songs. Everyone is asked to bring a plate of favorite Christmas cookies to share.

Koeze nuts for sale in Norway

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Zonta Club is selling Koeze nuts for the holiday season now through December at the Ultimate Bride in Norway.

Genealogical society meets

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Genealogical Society will meet at noon Thursday in the J. Patrick White conference room of the West Iron District Library in Iron River. Members are asked to note the change in time for this meeting. This will be the members’ annual Christmas potluck. ...

Craft Show on Saturday

GOODMAN, Wis. — Goodman Historical Society will sponsor a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Goodman Town Hall on Mill Street in Goodman. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase, and the historical society will sell fresh bakery. Vendors are needed. To ...

Dear Annie: Co-ed sleepovers

Dear Annie: Our daughter, husband and family moved in to a small house next door to us as they both work, and their living close to us enables us to keep an eye out for their three daughters, ages 11, 11 and 15. Until they get two bedrooms built on the cottage, the 15-year-old and one of the ...

Holiday magic show at the library

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Library has announced its upcoming activities through Saturday. They 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 your child to an ...