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Halloween CAR-nival event in Norway, Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Get ready to decorate your vehicle in spooky attire for drive-through trick-or-treating at the Dickinson County Library’s Halloween CAR-nival on from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Solomonson Branch in Norway and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at the main library in Iron ...

Walter Cronkite must be rolling in his grave

NIAGARA, Wis. — Within the past four years, the term “fake news” has entered the lexicon of our culture. I would never have expected to see the pairing of those two words in my lifetime. I grew up with the likes of Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. Then came Dan Rather, ...

Time to chime up

Dear Annie: My neighbor put up wind chimes a few months ago. They are three-foot-long pipes that make a terrible clanging noise with every sweet little breeze. I find this irritating, rude and unacceptable. I feel like it is the same concept as playing music outside all day long, which of ...

Holy Spirit School raffle fundraiser tickets on sale

NORWAY — Tickets are now being sold for the 50-50 $20,000 raffle fundraiser to benefit the Holy Spirit Catholic School in Norway. Tickets are $10 each. Grand prize is $10,000. Second is $4,000; third is $3,000; fourth is $2,000; and fifth is $1,000. All prizes are based on selling 4,000 ...

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Walter Cronkite must be rolling in his grave

NIAGARA, Wis. — Within the past four years, the term “fake news” has entered the lexicon of our culture. I would never have expected to see the pairing of those two words in my lifetime. I grew up with the likes of Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. Then came Dan Rather, ...

I am wondering, ‘Where does the buck stop these days?’

NIAGARA, Wis. — I watched “CBS Sunday Morning” this past week, as is the custom in our house. John Dickerson’s closing commentary had to do with the phrase, “The buck stops here.” He traced the origins of that phrase as well as the metamorphoses of its meaning throughout history. ...

Dementia training offered online

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress is offering a three-part online dementia training series for caregivers of people with dementia. Each class is an hour long and includes “The Dementia Overview for Family and Friends,” “Planning Activities for Persons With ...

The importance of mental strength through difficult times

NIAGARA, Wis. — When I have my “down days,” I find myself wondering how our country will come through the challenging time in which we currently find ourselves. The last time I remember such division was in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and we were fighting the war in Vietnam ... and ...

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Northwoods Geology Club cancels October meeting

FLORENCE, Wis. — Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, members of the Northwoods Geology Club has decided to cancel the October meeting. As usual, no meeting is scheduled in November due to the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the Christmas party that was scheduled for Dec. 2 ...

PEO members honored

P.E.O. Chapter AN has recognized two members for their many years of service. Betty Soderberg, left, has been a member for 60 years and Jan Potter has been a member for 50 years. Chapter AN is one of three P.E.O. Chapters in Iron Mountain. P.E.O. Is a philanthropic educational organization that ...

Lions Clubs in the UP helping children with cancer

MARQUETTE — In September, the Lions Clubs of the Upper Peninsula are expanding their outreach efforts to help families affected by childhood cancer. This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More than 11,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020, ...

AAUW plans virtual meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain/Kingsford Branch of American Association of University Women will have its monthly meeting via Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Members of the community are welcome as well. AAUW branch members and members from the community who RSVP will first hear from ...

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Engaged

Adriana Mata photo Rebeca and Eduardo Mata of Mundelein, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Liliana Mata, to Joseph Ashbacher of Waukegan, Ill. Joseph is the son of Keith and Jayna Huotari of Iron Mountain and Rick and Ann Ashbacher of Vernon Hills, Ill. Lily is a 2014 graduate ...

Bonicatto — 60th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marsha (Walstrom) and Lawrence Bonicatto of Iron Mountain celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 25. Early in their marriage, they moved from Minnesota to Iron Mountain, where they bought a home and raised their family. They have three sons, David, James and ...

Casari — 50th

IRON MOUNTAIN — The children of James and Karen (Hill) Casari of Iron Mountain happily announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. James and Karen were childhood sweethearts.  They were married on June 6, 1970, at Salem Lutheran Church in Ironwood by the Rev. Kenneth L Nerenz. ...

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 ...

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To live by God’s word

Dr. Smiley Blanton tells the story of a patient who saw a Bible on his desk. He was asked if he, being a psychiatrist, read the Bible. He told the patient, “I not only read it. I study it. It’s the greatest textbook on human behavior ever put together. If people would just absorb its ...

Community meal planned Sept. 27 at Grace United Methodist Church

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The menu will be pork chop suey, dinner roll, fruit and dessert. Meals can be picked up curbside at the church. Delivery also is available in the Norway area. To ...

Prayer service at Resthaven

KC Council 2300 photo Deacon Terry Verville recently led a prayer service for the victims of abortion at the Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River. The service consisted of several prayers, recitation of the Rosary, meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries, followed by a closing prayer and blessing. ...

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, ...

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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 ...