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A few thoughts on building memories

NIAGARA, Wis. — As I age, I find myself intrigued with how our minds work in regard to forming memories. Why is it that I can remember so many events and people from my childhood so vividly, and yet cannot remember a detail from last week? And I now lose my train of thought so easily. If my ...

Engaged

Dale and Linda Blagec, along with Art and Heather Plemel, joyfully announce the engagement of their children, Ethan Blagec to Alyssa Plemel. Ethan and Alyssa graduated from Niagara High School and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. A Sept. 5, 2021, wedding will be celebrated at the Green ...

Crystal Falls Musicale sets meeting

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Musicale will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 19. This will be an in-person meeting, both socially distanced and masked, at Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls. April’s meeting will be the first in the past 13 months that will be in-person ...

Chemistry lesson

Callie Paul, a Michigan State University student in the Honors College and Lyman Briggs College, joined Mary Beth Paul’s fourth-grade class at Norway Elementary School to give a small lesson on chemical processes. During her visit, she performed a small lab to help students get a first-hand ...

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A few thoughts on building memories

NIAGARA, Wis. — As I age, I find myself intrigued with how our minds work in regard to forming memories. Why is it that I can remember so many events and people from my childhood so vividly, and yet cannot remember a detail from last week? And I now lose my train of thought so easily. If my ...

Social Security’s many online services

By EDWARD I. CARIUTY Social Security District Manager Escanaba There’s probably been a time in your life when you’ve wondered, “Can I do this online instead of visiting a Social Security office?” The answer is more than likely yes, and you can find more information about our ...

Life – only time will tell what comes next

NIAGARA, Wis. — There were two instances in just this past week where I was reminded that my husband and I are definitely on the downward slope of our lives. We had been talking about how we wanted to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. I had always wanted to see Montana — something ...

Getting comfortable with living in the gray areas

IRON MOUNTAIN — No, I will not be talking about our spring weather today, although a look out my window tells me this headline is appropriate for this time of year here in the Northwoods. I am referring to the ability to be comfortable living in situations that do not necessarily match what ...

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Crystal Falls Musicale sets meeting

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Musicale will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 19. This will be an in-person meeting, both socially distanced and masked, at Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls. April’s meeting will be the first in the past 13 months that will be in-person ...

Post raffling motorcycle

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 in Iron Mountain is raffling a 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycle donated by Michael Pfannes to raise funds for the post. Tickets are $10 and available at the post or at Dina Mia’s Restaurant in Florence, Wis. The ...

New edition of ‘Niagara Capital City of Nicknames’ booklet available soon

NIAGARA, Wis. — An updated version of the popular “Niagara Capital City of Nicknames” booklet will go to print shortly. The book has added 177 new nicknames giving a total of more than 500 nicknames, plus 27 new nicknames have been added to the 85 already in the featured section. These ...

Swimming fun

Norway Elementary School fourth-grade students recently took part in swimming lessons in the new pool at the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Program Center in Iron Mountain. From left, in back are Damian DeBernardi, Jed Augustine, Kaleb Ruhf, Harlee Plunger, Aubree LaPine, Myah Zeugner and Dylan ...

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Engaged

Dale and Linda Blagec, along with Art and Heather Plemel, joyfully announce the engagement of their children, Ethan Blagec to Alyssa Plemel. Ethan and Alyssa graduated from Niagara High School and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. A Sept. 5, 2021, wedding will be celebrated at the Green ...

Gill — 50th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jeff and Patti Gill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 17, with a catered dinner for two by Crispigna’s Italian Market. Jeff and Patti were married on Oct. 17, 1970, in a 1 p.m. ceremony at Immaculate Conception Church in Iron Mountain. Jeff and ...

Wegener, Harvath

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Casey Wegener and Zach Harvath were united in marriage on Oct. 10, 2020, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Green Bay with the Rev. Paul Pett officiating. A reception followed the ceremony at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay. Casey is the daughter of ...

Luke, Kuenn

BAILEYS HARBOR, Wis. — Casey Lynn Luke and Kyle Christopher Kuenn were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 2020, at Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor, Wis. Their marriage was officiated by the Rev. Sue Gunderson. Casey is the daughter of Scot and Lynn Luke of Iron Mountain. Kyle is the son of ...

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We should pray for sinners

By The Rev. JOSEPH O. GOUIN Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford Several years ago, a Newsweek magazine carried a moving story about crash of a United Airlines plane in Colorado in 1955. Someone had hidden a bomb on the plane, killing all aboard. Two of the dead ...

Major renovation at St. Mary Catholic Church

NORWAY — On Christmas Eve, St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway opened its doors for services after a three-month renovation. Construction began in October, with many church volunteers doing the demolition work. “It only took two days to remove and dispose of material,” said the Rev. ...

Advent Prayer Exchange

Students at Bishop Baraga Catholic School each year participate in an Advent Prayer Exchange. This year each student was given the name of a resident at a local care center or assisted living facility, along with two ornaments. The students decorated the first ornament to be sent to their ...

Free community meal on Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean bake, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. There is no cost for the dinner. The free meals will be ...

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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 ...