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Blood drive in Kingsford

KINGSFORD — There will be a American Red Cross blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at First Presbyterian Church, 395 Hamilton Ave., Kingsford. Appointments can be made on the Blood Donor App, by going to RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Wanting daughter to leave abusive husband

Dear Annie: You’ve probably heard this story a hundred times before. One of my daughters is in an abusive marriage. It is not physical but verbal abuse. Her husband is incredibly controlling: My daughter has no access to money or even mail. She has no freedom of choice in what she does, and ...

Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council applications due Aug. 21

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reminds interested high school seniors to apply now for the new Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council. Applications will be accepted through Friday. Self-nominations include a completed one-page ...

Steak fry planned for Sept. 19

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Knights of Columbus Council 2847 will sponsor a steak fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall. The meal will consist of an 8 to 10 oz. tenderloin, baked potato, salad and dessert. Beer, soda and coffee will be available. Ticket ...

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Thoughts on facing mortality and creating a legacy

“I have reached that time of life when I find myself faced with my own mortality. This feeling of “nearing the end” or of “running out of time” has been ignited, I think, by a combination of both the times in which I am living as well as personal events marked by their accompanying ...

The danger of devaluing education and experience

NIAGARA, Wis. — My husband and I recently took a ride up to Marquette to get our Lake Superior fix and to visit Thill’s Fish House. On the drive up, we tuned in to WNMU on the radio and caught a very interesting NPR program. The program examined the topic of why our culture no longer values ...

The Marines and the Navajos

IRON MOUNTAIN — As we look back at this month in history, we remember VJ Day with the Japanese accepting the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Atlantic Charter of War, which outlined the postwar goals. One important group ...

Appreciating the long and winding road of life

NIAGARA, Wis. — Recently I had the kind of Saturday morning that only retirement allows. I had a great night’s sleep for a change — a full eight hours — and woke up feeling completely rested with nothing on my mind. I remembered I had fresh strawberries in the fridge, so I asked my ...

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Steak fry planned for Sept. 19

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Knights of Columbus Council 2847 will sponsor a steak fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall. The meal will consist of an 8 to 10 oz. tenderloin, baked potato, salad and dessert. Beer, soda and coffee will be available. Ticket ...

Local MARSP chapter cancels in-person meetings

IRON MOUNTAIN — To protect member’s health, the local Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel has canceled all fall/winter meetings for the 2020-2021 MARSP year. “We recently polled members who registered email addresses with us to see if there was any interest in having zoom ...

Lions Club awards

Gordon Behnke, left, and Terry Youren of the Niagara Lions Club recently were presented with the prestigious Melvin Jones Awards. Making the presentation was 27-B2 District Governor Amy Quig of Pickerel, Wis. Melvin Jones was the founder of the International Association of Lions Clubs and the ...

Telephone retirees to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The former telephone employees will gather for lunch at 11:20 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain. All former employees are welcome.

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Giachino — 50th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fred and Cynthia Giachino celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage on July 11. They shared an intimate, family dinner at El Capitan with their loved ones. In attendance were their daughters, Sara and Kelly (son-in-law Todd, grandchildren Abram and Aurelia); dear family ...

Petroff — 70th

CRYSTAL FALLS — Edward and Elizabeth (Garavet) Petroff of Crystal Falls recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Due to the pandemic, the family dinner party has been postponed. The couple was married July 15, 1950, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Gaastra. Lifelong ...

Engaged

Perry and Beth Wegener of DePere, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Wegener, to Zachary Harvath, son of Fred and Laura Harvath and Johnnie and Melanie Dabb, all of Niagara, Wis. Casey is a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is employed as an ...

Oberthaler — 50th

KINGSFORD — David and Shirley Oberthaler of Kingsford celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 29. Both were raised in the Upper Peninsula and after 30 years of David’s military service they came back home to retire. David and Shirley have three daughters, Andrea (Andrew) ...

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Take-out Swedish Meatball Luncheon planned Sunday

KINGSFORD — Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Kingsford will have a takeout Swedish Meatball Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, at 420 W. Breitung Ave. in Kingsford. Take-out plates will be $8 each and come with Swedish meatballs and gravy over mashed potatoes, corn, ...

Totus Tuus, Diocese of Marquette, shares the gospel digitally during pandemic

MARQUETTE — St. Cecilia, St. Francis of Assisi and St. John Henry Newman are sharing their stories and coming into homes throughout the Upper Peninsula via YouTube. The saint skits are part of this year’s digital programming led by Totus Tuus missionaries for the Diocese of Marquette. ...

Legacy of Legacy of Faith celebrates 20 years, announces $275,000 in grants

MARQUETTE — Legacy of Faith has been awarding grants to Catholic parishes, schools and social services since 2002. The latest round of grants approved for 2020-2021 mark the endowment fund’s 20th year of grant making. Terri Gadzinski has been director since the fund’s inception. “We ...

The greatest thing in life

Health, wealth, power, love and fame seem to be at the top of many lists for those seeking greatness. Yet many who have attained these very things are bored, unhappy and depressed. If none of these things truly satisfy, what or who can? A couple falls in love and say they have found 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 ...