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The past can become obsolete, but we can create relevance

IRON MOUNTAIN — There is a fine line between being a sentimentalist and a hoarder. I find that I often waiver between the two, but I don’t hold myself fully accountable, as I come from a lengthy line of those who border on extreme hoardism. My husband has always been amazed at the many ...

Holocaust speaker at KMS

KINGSFORD — Kingsford Middle School invites the public to its annual Holocaust program on Wednesday. Martin Lowenberg, a survivor of Kaiserwald concentration camp, will make his 16th consecutive appearance at the school. He will speak to parents and members of the public at 8:15 a.m. in ...

Dear Annie: When friends fill void left by family

Dear Annie: My husband and I moved to another state following our retirements a few years ago. We moved to a resort town six hours away from my brother “Billy” and his wife, “Patty.” We encouraged them to visit, but they gave one excuse after another. Billy eventually told me that they ...

DCH retirees meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital Retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain. Attendees are to note the change in location.

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Enjoying the simple pleasures that come with retirement

NIAGARA, Wis. — As I sat in the early afternoon sun recently, I was struck by the realization that I could actually watch spring arrive. I could take the time each day to gauge its progress, from the first emergence of the sun after months of gray skies, to its rising each morning a little ...

UP Honor flight presentation at Golden K meeting

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Under the direction of Al Calcari and Alyce Derwinski on the piano, the Golden K meeting began with a number of familiar songs — making a beautiful morning even better. Don Pedo, chairman for the month, opened the business meeting ...

Teaching how to analyze and guess

Children love guessing games. A favorite one is called “What's in the Box?” It's something that families can do anytime, anywhere to encourage children to analyze, narrow options, and make a reasonable guess. They will need to listen carefully when they shake the box and analyze what could ...

Bay Cliff Health Camp presentation at Golden K

KINGSFORD — Don Pedo, chairman for May, opened the Monday Golden K meeting. Alyce Derwinski took over from there, getting the piano keys rocking with some favorite “oldies.” Under the direction of Al Calcari, singing soon took over and filled the room with melodic voices. “I’m a ...

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Enchanted Doll Club To Study Patsy Dolls

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The next meeting of the Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23 in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Library in Eagle River. Jill Helmke of Wausau, Wis. will be the speaker. Helmke will present a program on the Patsy Doll Family. ...

Knights initiation

Joe Velle, center, recently was initiated into the second formation and third-degree Knighthood at the Knights of Columbus ceremony at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway. Velle was among 12 candidates initiated. Velle received his third-degree membership card from financial secretary Terry ...

Lions Club plans breakfast

POWERS — The Powers-Spalding Lions Club will host its pancake, sausage and scrambled egg breakfast and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at St. John Neuman Catholic Church in Spalding. The Lions will honor the North Central High School senior class and their advisors with a free ...

Northwoods stamp club to meet Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The monthly meeting of the Northwoods Philatelic Society stamp club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship room at First Lutheran Church, 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. There will be a short business meeting, a brief educational program, and the usual ...

Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Engaged

Katherine Jarvi Photography Kevin and Mary Kangas of Norway are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Kay Kangas to Joshua David Richards, son of David and Kathy Richards of Ishpeming. Megan is a 2012 graduate of Norway High School and received her bachelor of science in ...

Wedding — Babbit, Romagnoli

Katrina Babbit and Bruce Romagnoli were united in marriage on Dec. 1, 2018, during a 1 p.m. ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford, with the Rev. Michael March officiating. The bride wore a blush-colored, fit and flare Maggie Sottero gown and a blush-colored, cathedral-length ...

Engaged — Smith, Adolphson

Pam and Howard Smith of Florence, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kim, to Jeremy Adolphson of Rockford, Ill. Both the bride and groom are doctoral graduates of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. They currently live in De Pere, where Kim is an assistant professor ...

Wedding – Pancheri Horton

Jacqueline Horton and Brendan Pancheri were united in marriage on September 1, 2018, at Acadia National Park in Maine. The bride's father, Pastor Thomas Horton performed the ceremony on Otter Cliff overlooking the beautiful scenery of Penobscot Bay. Jacqueline is the daughter of Thomas and ...

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Free meal Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the church hall. The menu will be ravioli in red sauce, meatballs, vegetable, dessert and beverages. There is no cost for dinner, but a donation basket is available for those who want ...

Special service on Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will again host the monthly special needs worship service at 4 p.m. on Sunday. All children and adults are invited for a time of songs, worship with Holy Communion, skits and fellowship. The church is at 1210 S. Kimberly ...

Rummage sale at Riverside Church

The Riverside United Methodist Women of Niagara, Wis., have been busy preparing for their rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1957 River St. in Niagara. Items for sale include good used clothing, housewares, furniture, sporting goods and artworks. A lunch of brats, ...

Local Churches to Offer Free Oil Changes

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next area Car Care Clinic to help those in the region who need basic vehicle maintenance, especially single parents with limited money or resources, is scheduled for May 18. The effort is organized and supported by First United Methodist Church, Quinnesec United ...

Book Reviews | VIEW ALL

Book Review: Collusion

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has collaborated with Pete Earley to write a riveting geopolitical thriller, “Collusion.” (Broadside Books, 347 pages) In Kiev, a group of terrorists assassinate U.S. Ambassador Stanford Thorpe. Before dying, Thorpe succeeds in passing a computer ...

Book Review: Cat Chase the Moon

Shirley Rousseau Murphy has another chapter in her series featuring the fearless feline detective Joe Grey, “Cat Chase the Moon.” (William Morrow, 273 pages) Cats are said to have nine lives, but when Joe Grey interrupts a man trying to bury a savagely-beaten woman, the feline protection ...

Book Review: Mercy River

Glen Erik Hamilton’s “Mercy River” (William Morrow, 355 pages) is the next installment in his high powered series featuring former Army Ranger and lock pick artist Donovan “Van” Shaw. When Shaw learns that his former Army buddy Leo Pak has been arrested for murder in the backwoods ...

Book Review: The Night Visitors

Carol Goodman’s latest novel, “The Night Visitors” (William Morrow, 288 pages), deals with the trauma of domestic violence and the scars it leaves on its victims. Mattie, a middle-aged social worker, gets an emergency call to pick up Alice and Oren, a young woman and boy, who are ...