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Cabin fever and signs of spring

Every year as the telltale signs of “cabin fever” begin to show themselves I am relieved to also witness the signs of spring. And, thankfully, those little glimpses of the change of season manage to save me from spiraling downward into winter’s white abyss. This year, even with the ...

Ways to recycle cardboard boxes

Dear Heloise: Every Tuesday morning when I put out the trash, I look up and down our street in Chatsworth, Calif., and the trash bins are overflowing with empty cardboard boxes. Is there any way they can be recycled? Perhaps the companies could have a place where the boxes can be returned? ...

Wife tired of always picking up the slack

Dear Annie: A few months ago, my husband was laid off from his job. When that happened, he asked if he could just stay home and work on his own personal projects and interests. I work a corporate 9 to 5 job and can barely cover our bills without his salary, but I said yes because I wanted him ...

Seniors | VIEW ALL

Cabin fever and signs of spring

Every year as the telltale signs of “cabin fever” begin to show themselves I am relieved to also witness the signs of spring. And, thankfully, those little glimpses of the change of season manage to save me from spiraling downward into winter’s white abyss. This year, even with the ...

Leadership in the face of crisis

NIAGARA, Wis. — I am inspired by our current situation to address the topic of leadership in today’s column. We have all been around long enough to have been exposed to both good and bad leaders throughout history. If we did not experience them in our own lifetime, we learned about various ...

Grandparents Teach, Too — Stay-at-home sports for children

Families have been doing quiet, organized school activities in the morning to help children keep up with learning from grandparentsteachtoo.blogspot.com, wnmufm.org “Learning Through the Seasons,” khanacademy.org, home school sites and teacher suggestions. They are spending times with ...

Retirement planning 101 with Social Security

Social Security benefits are part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. If you're among the people covered under Social Security, you need to know how much you might receive from us when you begin receiving benefits. These monthly payments may be a vital part of your ...

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Fila speaks at Norway-Vulcan Women’s Club meeting in March

NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan Women’s Club has canceled its April meeting due to the current health concerns. They also have postponed the pancake breakfast and senior tea, with dates to be announced. The N-V Women’s Club met March 12 at Mike’s on Main in Norway, with the topic of ...

Pulmonary Group meeting postponed until May

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Pulmonary Support Group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, who is waiting for or has received a lung transplant, and caregivers. In order to keep patients and staff safe and healthy, April’s monthly meeting has been canceled. ...

Historic Wabeno Art Challenge applications due April 30

WABENO, Wis — Even during this COVID-19 outbreak, artists can work at home and still participate in the first Historic Wabeno Art Challenge. The April 30 deadline is approaching and artists have about six weeks to submit their artwork plans. The Historic Wabeno Art Challenge is open to ...

Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

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.

Wedding — Kangas, Richards

NEGAUNEE — Megan Kay Kangas and Joshua David Richards were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, during a 12:30 p.m. ceremony at the beautiful St. Paul Catholic Church in Negaunee. Their marriage was officiated by the Rev. Larry Van Damme. Megan is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Kangas ...

Engaged

Paul And Charlene Linsmeyer of Waucedah announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda, to Derek Protzmann, the son of James and Sandee Protzmann of Iron Mountain. A July 18, 2020, wedding is planned.

Engaged – Phillips, KangPan

Roland and Debra Phillips of Niagara, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheila Leigh Phillips, to Nathan KangPan, son of James Kang and Helen Pan. The couple will be married on Oct. 9, 2020, at Carlowrie Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. The couple resides in Manhattan, N.Y. Sheila ...

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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 ...

Catholic Masses suspended in Upper Peninsula

MARQUETTE — Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette has suspended public Masses in the diocese, which covers the Upper Peninsula, through April 5. All Catholics are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass during this time. “This is a time for all of us to pray and trust in ...

Some churches suspend services

MARQUETTE — Bishops representing leadership from Michigan’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church issued a joint statement Friday in response to Gov. Whitmer’s recommendations regarding the growing public health crisis around COVID-19. Episcopal Churches in 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 ...