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IMHS 1965 class reunion postponed

IRON MOUNTAIN — Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the Iron Mountain High School Class of 1965 has postponed its 55th reunion set for Aug. 8 at Big 10 Sports Bar and Grill in Quinnesec. Organizers said they plan to reschedule the reunion for August 2021.

Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry at Crossroads Church in Norway tonight

NORWAY — Free food will be distributed at 4 p.m. today at the Crossroads Alliance church facility at 130 Odill Drive in Norway, home of Bethany Lutheran Church and Grace United Methodist Church. This is a change in time from the usual 5 p.m. distribution. However, due to the need to manage ...

Three awarded Tortelli scholarships

IRON MOUNTAIN — Each year Bishop Baraga Catholic School grants the Tortelli Family Scholarship to high school seniors who graduated from eighth grade at Bishop Baraga Catholic School. This year, a total of $17,000 was granted to five students. The majority of the scholarship funds went to ...

Occhietti scholarship winners announced

KINGSFORD — Michael Mulligan, president of the Dorothy Occhietti Dickinson County Vocational Scholarship Association, recently announced the scholarship winners for this year. This year’s recipients are Alexandra Lewis, who will attend Northern Michigan University, and Olivia Olkkonen, ...

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When our hearts and minds clash

NIAGARA, Wis. — I have been thinking a lot lately about how we, as a society, can face the same crisis in our lives yet make such different decisions about how to navigate through it. How is it that when facing a killer virus, some of us decide to stay at home while others hit the beaches and ...

My life in refrigerator magnets

NIAGARA, Wis. — As I was eating breakfast recently, with my husband at the kitchen counter, my eyes landed on the heart-shaped refrigerator magnet that read, “A house is made of bricks and beams. A home is made of love and dreams.” It is so true, and it reminded me of the column I wrote ...

A few thoughts on the true meaning of home

NIAGARA, Wis. — Since we are spending so much more time at home these days, I thought it would be worthwhile delving into the topic of the meaning of that word. What does home mean to us? Is there a difference between house and home? Must a home be a real physical place or does it transcend ...

Stay informed with Social Security’s top five social media pages

We strive to keep you informed with accurate and helpful information. In addition to information we provide on our website at www.ssa.gov, we also engage regularly on social media. We invite you to read our posts and share items of interest with your family and friends. 1. You can ...

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Tour de Dickinson event canceled

IRON MOUNTAIN —Dickinson Trail Network has canceled the August 2020 Tour de Dickinson, due to the coronavirus epidemic. The bicycle ride is held in conjunction with downtown Iron Mountain’s Italian Fest, which has also been canceled, noted Bob Werner, Dickinson Trail Network vice ...

Food permit reminder issued

KINGSFORD — In accordance with Michigan’s Food Law of 2000, a temporary food permit is required for all food service events serving potentially hazardous food products. Food service event means an operation that prepares, serves or otherwise provides food for human consumption. A ...

Horse show season canceled

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Tri-County Horse Association show season for 2020 has been canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with plans to resume in 2021. “We want everyone to be safe and stay healthy,” said Kim Mattison, TCHA secretary. “We look forward to seeing everyone again in ...

Chorus season on hold

IRON MOUNTAIN —Dickinson County Community Chorus leaders will continue to monitor the coronavirus before reaching a decision on the summer season. “Things are up in the air regarding our summer concert,” said chorus conductor Crystal Hogan. “ I’m not writing it off yet, but we ...

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Engaged

Perry and Beth Wegener of DePere, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Wegener, to Zachary Harvath, son of Fred and Laura Harvath and Johnnie and Melanie Dabb, all of Niagara, Wis. Casey is a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is employed as an ...

Oberthaler — 50th

KINGSFORD — David and Shirley Oberthaler of Kingsford celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 29. Both were raised in the Upper Peninsula and after 30 years of David’s military service they came back home to retire. David and Shirley have three daughters, Andrea (Andrew) ...

Engaged

Lasting Impressions Photo Nicole Lorie Michaud and Taylor Patrick Basile, along with their parents, Don and Cyndi Michaud of Kingsford and Ron and Nancy Basile of Foster City, would like to announce their engagement. Nicole attended Bay College and is a licensed practical nurse at Dickinson ...

Engaged — Grassmyer, Merisko

Alyna and Jeff Grassmyer of Lakeville, Minn., formerly of Iron Mountain, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa, to Michael Merisko, son of Michael and Linda Merisko of Crete, Ill. A July 25, 2020, wedding is planned at Martha’s Orchard in Clayton, Ind. The couple resides in Avon, Ind.

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Creative hands

It’s been said that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. That speaks to me of a powerful influence. We admire the potter who takes a shapeless glob of clay, molds and forms it into a beautiful vase or other useful article. The potter has a vision of what that glob of clay can ...

BBCS learning

Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain is using technology to teach and stay in contact with students. Parents are picking up academic packets and items for their children to continue learning at home. Ann Brown teaches her fourth grade student, Michael Covitz, using an online meeting ...

Free meals to continue on a ‘drive through’ basis

KINGSFORD — The First Presbyterian Church of Kingsford will continue to provide free meals to the community as they have done every Monday for the past 17 years. Meals will be prepared, packaged and delivered on a “drive through” basis from 5 to 5:30 p.m. each Monday, starting today, ...

Kingsford church to provide ‘drive through’ meals

KINGSFORD — The First Presbyterian Church of Kingsford will continue to provide free meals to the community as they have done every Monday for the past 17 years. Meals will be prepared, packaged and delivered on a “drive through” basis from 5 to 5:30 p.m. each Monday until given the ...

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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 ...