Life

‘Matter of Balance’ class offered Wednesdays at West Iron Library

IRON RIVER — Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress /U.P. Area Agency on Aging will offer a weekly “Matter of Balance” class from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Nov. 1 at the West Iron District Library in Iron River. Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or ...

Niagara classes to gather for lunch

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Nifty ‘50s and ‘60s of Niagara High School has planned a get-together for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Niagara Senior Center. Reservations need to be made no later than noon Tuesday by calling the senior center at 715-251-1603. All area senior citizens are ...

Richards Family Reunion

The family of Dolly Richards of Iron Mountain recently got together to celebrate her birthday and for a family reunion. Dolly is shown with her six children: Bob (Gwen) Richards of Iron River, Dave (Dana) Richards of Marquette, Debi (Brian) Tirschel of Iron Mountain, Jim (Robyn) Richards of ...

‘Night of the Vikings’ events planned in Norway

NORWAY —The Leif Erikson Festival will feature the fifth annual “Night of the Vikings” on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Norway. “Night of the Vikings” consists of two separate events: a Viking dinner with entertainment and a ceremonial torchlight parade with a Viking funeral. The Viking ...

Irregular income, erasing credit card debt

By Mary Hunt Every week, I get at least a couple of letters from readers whose situations prompt them to start out saying something like “I’m so embarrassed to ask, but ...” Then they pour their hearts out, often lamenting what they believe to be their own stupidity and ignorance. ...

Dealing with a hostile parent

By Annie Lane Dear Annie: My father was always a good financial provider to our family when I was growing up. Beyond that, he showed us little affection. He is now 69 years old and has had some health issues over the past few years. My parents recently moved to be closer to me, and I have ...

Homecoming and Spirit Week at Forest Park announced

CRYSTAL FALLS — Kickoff of Forest Park’s Homecoming and Spirit Week begins Monday at Forest Park High School. Students will be engaged in high-spirited competitions all week long. Dress-up days, part of the competition, will be Tie Dye Day on Monday, Mathlete vs. Athlete on Tuesday, ...

Storms teach science and acts of kindness

Storms like hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards grab children’s attention and are excellent times for families to teach weather, geography, and how people help each other. Emergencies can bring out the best in people. One never knows how children can be inspired to become a scientist, ...

Holocaust survivor to speak at Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College Campus Activities Board and the Bay College Diversity Committee are proud to host Holocaust survivor Peter Stein. Stein will speak at the Besse Theater on Bay College’s Escanaba campus at 7 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Oct. 3. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia two ...

Community chorus begins rehearsals

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson County Community Chorus began its 51st season with the first rehearsal on Sept. 5. The final day to join for the season is Tuesday, Sept. 26. Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 395 Hamilton Ave. in ...

Kingsford Homecoming Court

The members of the Kingsford High School Homecoming Court: Front row, from left, are Grace Cole, Anna Murvich, Avery Juneau, Jacqueline Engright, Tori Kowalkowski, Madeline Ryan, Jordyn Kriegl, Renee Roberts, Josephine Yost and Emma Allen; back row, from left, are Daniel Langston, Lance Waise, ...

Local churches to offer free oil changes

Iron Mountain — The next area Car Care Clinic will take place Sept. 30. The event is organized and supported by First United Methodist Church, Quinnesec United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, Norway Grace United Methodist Church, Abundant Life, Maranatha Assembly of God, ...

Second annual symposium on Parkinson’s disease

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson Society of the Dickinson County Area will host its second annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium on Sept. 22 at Bay College West Campus in Iron Mountain. Two neurologists will join keynote speaker David Zid of OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Sue ...

Appliance maintenance you can do yourself

It was Christmas Eve. Company would be arriving in a matter of hours. I opened the refrigerator only to discover everything inside had reached a balmy 70 degrees F. This could not have happened at a worse time. Away to my computer I flew like a flash — straight to the RepairClinic website, ...

In the middle of a feud

Dear Annie: Last summer, my granddaughter “Emily” got married. Her mother, “Angie” (my daughter), lives in the same town as Emily and said I could stay with her while I was in town. About a week before the wedding, Angie and Emily had a big falling-out. Emily told me she wasn’t ...

ServSafe class offered Sept. 26

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan State University Extension will offer a ServSafe class in Iron Mountain to educate food service managers about food safety practices. Training classes are taught by MSU Extension educators who are certified instructors and exam proctors through the National ...

NAMI offers free ‘Family to Family’ series

MARQUETTE — Family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness may be interesting in a 12-week “Family to Family” education course to be offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette. The series of free classes will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on ...

Northwoods Geology Club meets Sept. 27 in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. A rock exchange will take place at this meeting, with many types of rocks and minerals available. There should be something to appeal to all ...

Nifty ‘50s and ‘60s group meets on Wednesday

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Nifty ‘50s and ‘60s of Niagara High School will get together for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Niagara Senior Center. Reservations need to be made no later than noon Tuesday by calling the Senior Center at 715-251-1603.

Carmelite Silver Tea planned this weekend at Monastery

With the days of the annual Silver Tea Benefit for the Carmelite Nuns just around the corner, perhaps someone may be wondering: “Just who are these ‘Carmelite Nuns’ and what is the meaning of their life so hidden from view? What could bring together 20 women ranging in age from 22 to 98 ...