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Hints from Heloise: Too good to be true online companies

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about fake online companies. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Well, I’ve learned my lesson! I love a particular product line of handbags and came across an online company that I thought was an ‘outlet’ for these designer bags. The website was identical ...

Artists sought for Historic Wabeno Art Challenge

WABENO, Wis. — The Friends of Wabeno, a Forest County community development nonprofit, invites area artists to the first Historic Wabeno Art Challenge. The Historic Wabeno Art Challenge is open to anyone who would like to create an original piece of artwork showcasing Wabeno’s history ...

NARFE to meet Feb. 25

IRON MOUNTAIN — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet for lunch at noon Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Maple Creek restaurant in Iron Mountain. A meeting will follow the luncheon.  All are welcome.

Aspirus to host ‘Listen to Your Heart’ event Feb. 27

Iron River — Aspirus Iron River Hospital invites all women to “Listen to Your Heart,” a free Aspiring Women girls’ night out event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Young’s in Iron River. Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans and is the leading cause of ...

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Golden K hosts special Valentine’s party

IRON MOUNTAIN — The fellowship hall at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford was buzzing with activity on Monday morning. Golden Kers were everywhere — setting up tables, decorating and preparing treats for the special needs students coming for the annul Valentine’s Party. Don Pedo ...

Transform loneliness into fulfilling solitude

NIAGARA, Wis. — When I began this column, I started by writing about the book “Passages,” which dealt with the predictable crises in adult lives. Here I am, a year later, writing about another book; one that I am currently reading for my upcoming book club meeting. It is titled “Women ...

An open mind encourages a healthier brain

NIAGARA, Wis. — For years, my husband and I have watched “CBS Sunday Morning” each week. It is like viewing a magazine on television — 90 minutes filled with lifestyle pieces, interviews with interesting people, and glimpses of lives lived very differently from our own. Each episode ...

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NARFE to meet Feb. 25

IRON MOUNTAIN — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet for lunch at noon Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Maple Creek restaurant in Iron Mountain. A meeting will follow the luncheon.  All are welcome.

Vision screening

The Niagara Lions Club recently conducted its annual vision screening at Florence County schools. About 190 students were tested. From left are Joe Thomson, Florence Elementary Administrative Assistant Holly Krueger, Lion Dan Decker, Terry Youren and Kerry Grippen.

Celello to speak at AAUW meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of American Association of University Women will have its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Pine Grove Country Club. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. and feature author Erin ...

Author Longtine to appear at CF Library

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls District Library will host an author talk and book signing at 1 p.m. Friday. Sonny Longtine of Marquette will read from his book, “Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.” His book is a collection of 24 legendary murders that span 160 years of Upper ...

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Bartolac — 50th

NIAGARA, Wis. —Bruce and Karyn Bartolac of Niagara, Wis., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 17. The couple has three children, Krissa (Brett) Secrist of Kingsford, Steven (Christina) Bartolac of Iron Mountain, and David (Cassandra) Bartolac of Green Bay, Wis. They also ...

Wedding — Ventimiglia, Bray

DE PERE, Wis. — Savanna Ventimiglia and Isaac Bray were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony on July 20, 2019, at the Devotions Wedding Chapel in Greenleaf, Wis. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Joanne Ventimiglia of Oconto, Wis., granddaughter to Thomas Ventimiglia (Judith ...

Engaged — Brown, Imler

Terry and Julie Brown of Kingsford and Karen Imler and Jim Schweitzer of Sugar Camp, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Brown and Jacob Imler. Lauren is a Kingsford High School graduate and also graduated with a radiologic technician degree from ThedaCare. ...

Ward — 65th

QUINNESEC — Paul and Myrna Ward of Quinnesec celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 18. Paul and Myrna were born and raised in L’Anse, graduating from high school in 1950. Paul enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, while Myrna worked for Republic Airline (now Delta) ...

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Healing and Anointing service set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will introduce an evening Healing and Anointing service at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, 221 W. B St. in Iron Mountain. The service will include a laying on of hands and anointing with holy oil; followed by Holy Eucharist. The laying on of ...

Walk for Life on Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Walk For Life, an annual event held in support of the rights of the unborn, will take place on Sunday. The walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. Participants begin gathering at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot near the Braumart and Kingsley North. The walk will proceed down South ...

Community meal set for Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church at the Crossroads site, 130 Odill Drive behind the Jake Menghini Museum. The menu will be meat loaf or ham, baked potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. A donation basket ...

Community chorus seeks ringers for handbell choir

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson County Community Chorus has begun rehearsals for the annual Holy Tuesday Lenten Service. Chorus rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Gail Vornkahl, associate conductor of 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 ...