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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 ...

Niagara Knights of Columbus poker tournament Jan. 20

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Knights of Columbus Council 2847 will host a Texas Hold’em Tournament at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at St. Anthony Catholic Church hall, located behind the church at 1432 River St., Niagara, Wis. Tournament will begin following registration. Cost is $25 buy-in for ...

English pet peeves

Dear Annie: I considered myself an average student after graduating high school in 1970, and I have been very successful in my 36-year career as an insurance investigator. I have dealt with a wide range of cultures. I feel I’m of average intelligence and probably below average in my ...

Reservations due on Monday for AAUW dinner

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of American Association of University Women will meet Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and a soup and salad dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. ...

Fun and magical science for kids

Science is magic for kids. For decades scientists have been trying to get everyone excited and curious about experimenting and searching for solutions to problems. Now we have hundreds of STEAM activities families can easily do at home to reinforce what children do in science class. STEAM is ...

Stamp club meets Tuesday in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northwoods Philatelic Society (Stamp Club) meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the fellowship room at First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. There will be a short business meeting, a brief educational program, and the usual informal stamp club auction. Members are encouraged to ...

World premiere of Baraga documentary set for Jan. 19

MARQUETTE — The world premiere of an installment of EWTN’s “They Might Be Saints: Bishop Frederic Baraga” on the life of the “Snowshoe Priest” in the Upper Peninsula, will be Friday, Jan. 19, at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. The 30-minute program, filmed on location in the ...

Parkinson Society meets in February

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson Society of Dickinson County area will not meet in January. Members can meet informally if they wish Feb. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. The next meeting of the support group will be Thursday, March 15, at the First Presbyterian Church. This is ...

Dear Annie: Long-lost daughter brings problems

Dear Annie: My husband and a daughter he fathered 50 years ago recently found each other via an internet post from the two children we have together. Since they met, he has been hiding in a locked room and calling her several times a day. When I asked him to stop sneaking, she sent him a phone ...