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DCH retirees meet Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital retirees and former employees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mike’s on Main in Norway.

Wax museum program today in Norway

NORWAY — Fourth-grade students at Norway Elementary School will present “A Day at the Museum: A live wax museum” today at the Jake Menghini Historical Museum in Norway. Two programs will be done, the first starting at 10:30 a.m. and the second at 12:30 p.m. All are invited to visit ...

Niagara Public Library announces summer schedule

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Public Library invited individuals of all ages to head out on an adventure of learning, connection, and fun for the annual summer library program. With the theme “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” this year’s program is set to inspire kindness, foster ...

Readers offer praise of mothers-in-law

Dear Readers: So many of you were relieved that I printed a positive letter about mothers-in-law. Please find some more letters in praise of MIL. I’m sure any mother of a son appreciates these letters. Dear Annie: I share “Change’s” feelings about my mothers-in-law. I, too, won the ...

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Oscar-winning producer Ruddy dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert S. Ruddy, a colorful, Canadian-born producer and writer who won Oscars for "The Godfather" and "Million Dollar Baby," developed the raucous prison-sports comedy "The Longest Yard" and helped create the hit sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," has died at age 94. Ruddy died ...

‘Mad Max’ has lived in George Miller’s head for 45 years

CANNES, France (AP) — Only recently has George Miller realized just how influential his medical education was to the world of “Mad Max.” Miller was briefly a doctor before finding filmmaking and his twin brother, whom he attended university with, remained one. As a resident at St. ...

Williams to host ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serena Williams is returning to the sports spotlight to host The ESPYS in July. The retired 23-time major tournament winner will be the fourth woman to helm the show honoring the past year’s achievements, athletes and moments. The ESPYS will air July 11 from the Dolby ...

Conner Smith to headline shows at the Island Resort and Casino

HARRIS — Conner Smith has emerged as one of country music’s most hotly-anticipated artists — his authentic storytelling and rich, soulful voice resonating with audiences nationwide, earning him a dedicated and passionate following. This fall, the Island Resort and Casino welcomes ...

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DCH retirees meet Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital retirees and former employees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mike’s on Main in Norway.

Retirees to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — AT&T and Michigan Bell telephone retirees and former employees will gather for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain. All are welcome.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline can help

By ANGIE MATUSZEWSKI Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County FLORENCE, Wis. — If you’re feeling sad, lonely, and hopeless—and you’ve even thought about harming yourself—know that you are not alone. Many people, even those who seem to have everything going for ...

No man is an island — we need each other

NIAGARA, Wis. — Last week I talked about the Blue Zones throughout the world where people lived extraordinarily long lives, and we looked at the factors that contributed to that longevity. Among them were several that related to the need for socialization. Man is a social animal who needs ...

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Engaged

Brian and Rachael Gray of Ishpeming are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caylie Jayde Gray, to Andrew James Kangas, son of Kevin and Mary Kangas of Norway. Caylie is a 2011 graduate of Westwood High School and received her bachelor of science in speech language and hearing ...

Edlund — 65th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Glenn and Shirley Edlund of Iron Mountain celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Wednesday. The couple was married on Feb. 14, 1959, at First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. They have four children, six grandchildren and their first great-granddaughter will arrive in ...

Four generations

Four generations of the Lefebvre family gathered for the Fourth of July parade. Pictured are great-grandmother Barbara Lefebvre of Iron Mountain, holding her great-grandson Liam Lefebvre of Washington, Ill., born Jan. 1, 2023; standing are grandfather Dean Lefebvre of Iron Mountain and father ...

Fabbri — 70th

CRYSTAL FALLS — Chet and Faye Fabbri celebrationed their 70th anniversary on July 16, 2023. They are a very well-known couple from Crystal Falls. They are the former owners of Fob’s Restaurant. Chet and Faye were blessed with four children, one son and three daughters; eight ...

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Norway LEO Club assists in highway cleanup

Norway High School LEO Club members assisted the Vulcan-Norway-Loretto Lions Club with the garbage cleanup for the Adopt-A-Highway Program. From left, in front are Jade Welcenbach, Grace Schiltz, Matthew Doney, Emma Dube, Joey Bourg, Kaylee Baldwin, Marisa Pipp, Marley Balderson and Caitlyn ...

New Kiwanis member

Iron Mountain-Kingsford Kiwanis Club welcomes new member Amanda Bartels. She is from Niagara, Wis., and is marketing director at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Federal Credit Union in Kingsford. To learn more about the local Kiwanis, go to the group’s Facebook page at Kiwanis of Iron ...

Quilt historian to present Civil War quilts and lecture

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Wild Rivers Quilt Guild invites all area quilters to join them for their meeting on Tuesday, beginning promptly at 5:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 900 Central Ave., at the intersection of U.S. 2 and 101 on the west side of Florence, Wis.  The topic will be ...

Golden K has annual picnic for special needs children

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Rain, rain go away, the Golden K picnic for children with special needs is today. City Park pavilion saved the day and was well used Monday as it rained most of the morning. Games, food, and fun fit inside providing comfort and a good time. ...

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IR Knights 3rd Degree

Submitted photo Joseph A. Velie was recently exemplified into the 3rd Degree of the Iron River Knights of Columbus, Council 2300. Velie is a 2023 high school graduate, and recently completed his freshman year at Bay College Iron Mountain, majoring in music. Velie has entertained at local ...

Vatican overhauls its process for evaluating visions of Virgin Mary

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Friday overhauled its process for evaluating alleged visions of the Virgin Mary, weeping statues and other seemingly supernatural phenomena that have marked church history, putting the brakes on making definitive declarations unless the event is obviously ...

Back to the Present

This week’s “Back to the Present” photograph, provided by the Menominee Range Historical museum, is a 1916 postcard view of St. Mary Catholic Church in Quinnesec. The church was dedicated on Oct. 1, 1916, by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Eis. In June 1995, the last Mass took place, as the ...

Norway churches host free meal on Sunday

NORWAY — Grace Methodist Church, Norway, will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert. There is no cost for the dinner. The free meals will be available for takeout in the church parking ...

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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 ...

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Reseeding or replanting the lawn

Spring marks the return of flowering plants and warm weather. And homeowners know that spring also ushers in the return of home renovation season. Homeowners undoubtedly have an extensive list of projects on their to-do list this spring, and that may include helping their lawns and gardens ...

Growing plants in straw bales

If you’d like to install a raised bed but don’t have the resources to build one, you can achieve the same effect by growing your plants in straw bales. It’s also a great option for those with poor soil or who don’t have a patch of dirt to call their own. Typically used as Halloween ...

Revitalizing your garden this spring

Gardening is a rewarding hobby that pays a host of significant dividends. Many people love gardening because it allows them to spend time outdoors, and that simple pleasure is indeed a notable benefit of working in a garden. But the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture notes that ...

Tony’s Green Thumb

Grace Zinke tends to plants at Tony’s Green Thumb, 3920 D Road in Bark River. She has worked at the greenhouse for more than four years. Tony’s is celebrating 62 years of business. They offer a variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, unique and custom planters and hanging ...