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Disapproval might be a dealbreaker

Dear Annie: I was in an abusive relationship for over seven years, still legally married but separated with a four-year restraining order. I have been with my current boyfriend for over three years. The first two years we lived together, and then COVID-19 struck, and we have been living apart ...

Knights on the Fox concerts return in July

De Pere, Wis. — The 2022 lineup for the Knights on the Fox summer concert series has been announced. The popular outdoor series returns for its 19th season on the St. Norbert College campus. All five concerts are free and open to the public. Knights on the Fox features live music in a ...

Niagara K of C duck races on July 23

NIAGARA, Wis. — The eighth annual Niagara Knights of Columbus Jeff Champeau Memorial Duck Race will be Saturday, July 23, at the Niagara Heights Park. The grounds will open at 3 p.m. A beanbag tournament will start at 4 p.m. Other activities include a washer game for kids, 50-50 raffles, ...

Legion Post 50 plans cookout on Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain will host a cookout Monday immediately after the parade at 916 River Ave., Iron Mountain. The parade starts at 9 a.m. They will serve burgers, brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and beverages. Kids ...

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Goodman street dance on July 1

GOODMAN, Wis. — The Goodman Fire Department will host its annual Fourth of July Street Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 1. There will be music by Audion Entertainment, raffles, food and drinks, plus fireworks at dusk. Admission is free. All proceeds will go toward department ...

Niagara picnic this weekend

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Lions Club Picnic in Niagara, Wis., will feature live music tonight and Saturday from 7 to 11:30 p.m. in Heights Park. The Descendants performs variety classic and newer rock music tonight and Norton, Chartier & Company will play classic rock Saturday. The crowning ...

Them Coulee Boys at the Crystal Theatre

CRYSTAL FALLS — Them Coulee Boys will bring a blend of folk, punk, bluegrass and rock-n-roll to Crystal Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, July 1. The band straddles the line between pure and genuine ballads and a sweaty, leaping take on countrified rock-n-roll. They sing their conversational ...

Norton & Chartier play Thursday

NORWAY — Music in the Park continues Thursday as the Iron Mountain-based duo Norton & Chartier performs for the third concert of the season. The free summertime music series will continue at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the bandshell in downtown Norway. Norton & Chartier consists ...

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Burritt speaks about strokes at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — It was abundantly clear early Monday morning that it was going to be a hot one. The Golden K members wasted no time getting from air-conditioned cars to the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall to relax in cool comfort. Chairperson ...

A ‘new’ holiday helps bring a broader perspective

NIAGARA, Wis. — This week I want to take a look at what most of us will consider a new holiday, yet a segment of our society has been celebrating it since 1865. I am referring to Juneteenth, an observance which marks and celebrates the end of slavery in our country. It also challenges all of ...

We honor our flag by keeping our promises

NIAGARA, Wis. — As I write this column today, I find myself between two events that are unfolding simultaneously: our nation observed national Flag Day on June 14, while the House has convened to begin presenting testimony regarding the Jan. 6 insurrection that stormed the Capitol building ...

A time to step back and appreciate the bigger picture

NIAGARA, Wis. — As I write this column this week, I have come to the end of my birthday; I just turned 71 on June 1. I had a very nice day. I received cards or phone calls from my siblings, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and my sons. My husband and I had a nice breakfast, and he did the ...

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Anderson — 75th

Roland and Maria Anderson of Kingsford were honored for their 75th anniversary at the American Martyrs Catholic Church during the church’s Valentine’s Day celebration in February. They were recognized, along with other couples celebrating anniversaries. They celebrated with their children, ...

Miller — 50th

KINGSFORD — James and Pamela (Lantz) Miller celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on Friday, June 17, 2022. Jim is a 1966 graduate of Kingsford High School and Pam is a 1971 graduate of Felch High School who met through mutual friends. They were married on Saturday, ...

Campbell, Voigt

DENVER — Lisa and Col. Kevin F. Campbell joyfully announce the marriage of their daughter, Meghan Marie to Dr. Landon Voigt. Meghan is the granddaughter of Dean F. and Suzie Romagnoli of Iron Mountain and daughter of Lisa (Romagnoli) Campbell and Col. Kevin F. Campbell. Meghan and Landon ...

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Candidate forum for new 109th District set for Thursday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Primary candidates running to represent the new 109th Michigan House District will be answering citizens’ questions at the League of Women Voters forum on Thursday at Marquette Township Community Hall, 1000 Commerce Dr., Marquette. The forum is from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern time, ...

Niagara Lions picnic Friday, Saturday

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Community Parade and Picnic will be held Friday and Saturday at Heights Park in Niagara. There is no admission fee and activities will get underway starting Friday at 4 p.m. Food and beverages will be available. Registration for a two-person team bean ...

Patriotism essay winner

Dickinson County Area Veterans Alliance treasurer Lewis Adams presents a $1,000 check to Megan Elsey as her husband Bob and sons Aaron and David look on. Elsey’s essay on patriotism was chosen by a panel of veteran readers. To receive the award for Bay College West, she was required to read ...

Pine Mountain ski jump tours today, Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN  —The Kiwanis Ski Club will offer tours of the Pine Mountain ski jump this weekend. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, depending on the weather. A donation of $10 per person is requested in support of continuing efforts to upgrade the ...

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Churches join to open center for women to recover in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Catholics and Lutherans have joined forces to open the new Women’s Recovery Home in Escanaba. The home is for women, especially mothers with addictions, to learn to live soberly and then return to their families. The Rev. Terry Frankenstein, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church ...

Free community Easter meal planned

IRON RIVER — A free community Easter Dinner will be served Sunday in the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall on Fourth Street in Iron River. The dinner is sponsored by the Catholic Churches of St. Agnes, St. Cecilia in Caspian and Immaculate Concepcion in Watersmeet. This is a full Easter ...

Escanaba parish raises money for Ukraine

By Victoria LaFave For The Daily News ESCANABA — A total of $7,489 was raised for Ukrainian Refugee efforts in Poland at St. Joseph and St. Patrick’s Parish Ethnic Food Fest on March 20. The event ran just under two hours; in addition to the $2,239 in meal tickets sold during the food ...

Holy Tuesday service tonight

KINGSFORD —The Dickinson County Community Chorus and Iron Mountain Clergy Association will present a Holy Tuesday service at 7 tonight at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 908 W. Sagola Ave., Kingsford. Although the chorus will be masked, the congregation is not required to wear masks, ...

Book Reviews | VIEW ALL

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 ...