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New memorial scholarship created for Kingsford High School students

KINGSFORD — The family of Joan Hoffman has established a new scholarship in her memory. Hoffman worked for Breitung Township Schools for 24 years, wearing many hats during this time, before becoming librarian at Kingsford High School. As an avid reader, she spent her summers hunting for ...

Art for All seeks artists

IRON MOUNTAIN — Artists are being sought for the 55th annual Art for All show, planned for Saturday, June 25 at City Park in Iron Mountain. Nearly 50 artists will exhibit distinctive art in an outdoor show that appeals to artisans across the country. It attracts works ranging from painting ...

Feeling grief over a past relationship

Dear Annie: I had a high school boyfriend 47 years ago but left him. He came to my house the day before I was marrying someone else and begged me not to marry him, but I did. Long story short, after getting divorced, I tried to find him, but I couldn’t. I married again and got divorced again. ...

Good father, bad husband

Dear Annie: I have been married for more than 24 years, and we have three wonderful daughters. My husband has always been a wonderful father and an OK husband. However, he has always treated me with a lot of disrespect, and over the years, I always brushed it off because he was such a great ...

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Our future happiness is under our control

NIAGARA, Wis. — Every New Year’s Eve, my husband and I celebrate the coming of the new year with our best friends. We used to travel out of town to make the weekend really special and enjoyed picking a new destination each year. Now that we are older, and after a snow-filled trip to ...

Be courageous enough for change in the New Year

NIAGARA, Wis. — With January, along with snow and chest freezer cold, comes the opportunity to set new goals, chart a new course, adopt a new attitude, and maybe even open our minds to new ideas. The entire year stretches out in front of us with all kinds of time to make changes. Our paths ...

Machu Picchu arrives to Golden K

KINGSFORD — The sun welcomed Golden K members for their first meeting of the New Year at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. Chairman Bill Roberts raised his gavel to bring members to their feet for the weekly opening ceremony. Reciting “The Pledge of Allegiance” reminds ...

Pickleball!

YMCA to offer pickleball at IM center

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pickleball is coming to the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center. Beginning with the start of the YMCA’s winter session, open pickleball will be played twice a week. “Pickleball is a growing sport, suitable for people of all abilities, and it is extremely popular in our ...

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Great Eight donation

Niagara Lions Club treasurer Dan Decker is shown presenting a $250 check to Niagara teacher Maryellen Allred to help finance Niagara students’ participation in the 2022 Great 8 Games. This is an annual event bringing together many students from Niagara, Wis., and area Michigan schools ...

Stamp club meets Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The monthly meeting of the Northwoods Philatelic Society stamp club will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Room at First Lutheran Church at 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain, between Domino’s Pizza and Slumberland Furniture. A short business meeting and ...

Saddle club dinner Friday

FLORENCE, Wis. — Northern Saddle Club is having its annual winter meeting and potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at Homestead Town Hall in Homestead, Wis.   The club is a family-oriented trail riding group that works with the Florence County Forestry and Parks Department to establish ...

Run Iron Mountain donates to cancer loan closet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Run Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon made its largest donation yet to Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet, in the amount of $27,000. This is the ninth annual donation to the DCCLC, bringing the total donation of $133,500 to the DCCLC The Dickinson ...

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Engaged

Lee and Lisa Niven of Dunbar, Wis., and Jody and Sally Kalkofen of Goodman, Wis., announce the engagement of their children, Ally Niven and Trevor Kalkofen. Ally is a 2018 graduate of Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine High School and will graduate from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a bachelor ...

Johnson — 75th

NORWAY — On Nov. 30, 1946, at St Paul’s Methodist Church in Norway, Don Johnson and Shirlee Ross were married. Attendants were Edith Hansen, friend of the bride, and Curtis Johnson, brother of the groom. They settled in Norway and made a home for their three children, David, Candy and ...

Johnson — 70th

SAGOLA — Robert and Margaret (Miller) Johnson of Sagola recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 3, 1951, in Crystal Falls, with a reception at the Mansfield Hall. Bob and Margaret are members of Grace Presbyterian Church in Sagola. They raised four ...

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Emergency Preparedness fair on Feb. 5

KINGSFORD — A free Emergency Preparedness Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb., 5, at the Kingsford Middle School Gym, 445 Hamilton Ave. Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the event will include children’s activities and interactive ...

Free community meal Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — A free community meal will be served at 5 p.m. Thursday First United Methodist Church, 106 Fourth St., behind the Hardee’s restaurant in Iron Mountain. Social distancing will be observed.

Grace Covenant Church hosts healing and lament service

IRON RIVER — Grace Covenant Church will host a service of healing and lament at 6 p.m. Thursday in the lower auditorium. The service will start with Taize music, time for sharing stories/anointing with oil and praying for each who wish to participate. For a number of people, the ...

Church dedication, open house Sunday

FLORENCE, Wis. —The First Presbyterian Church in Florence, Wis., will have a dedication service and open house Sunday to celebrate its recent renovation. The congregation invites everyone to join in a special worship and dedication service at 11 a.m. First Presbyterian’s interim pastor, ...

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Book Review: The Darwin Strain

Zoologist Bill Schutt and archaeologist J. R. Finch have written the final chapter in their trilogy, beginning with “The Himalayan Codex” and “Hell’s Gate” closing with the exciting finale “The Darwin Strain.” (William Morrow, 412 pages) Set in the post-World War II era, ...

Book Review: The New Girl

Gabriel Allon, Israel’s own version of master spy James Bond, has another daring mission in Daniel Silva’s latest spy thriller “The New Girl.” (Harper/475 pages) A young girl who had been attending the exclusive International School of Geneva is kidnapped. But the 12-year-old child is ...

Book Review: Never Look Back

Edgar Award-nominated author Alison Gaylin has a twisted tale of deadly family secrets in “Never Look Back.” (William Morrow, 339 pages) In the 1970s, a teenage couple, April Cooper and Gabriel LeRoy, went on a killing spree in Southern California similar to the murders committed by ...

Book Review: The Cutting Room

The team of Margaret Murphy and Helen Pepper, writing as Ashley Dyer, have their second crime novel - “The Cutting Room.” (William Morrow, 436 pages). Detectives Ruth Lake and Greg Carver are back after their debut in "Splinter in the Blood." British television viewers are captivated ...