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Reader still feeling angry about family’s cruel attacks

Dear Annie: All my life, since I was a kid, I always got abuse, judgment and blame from my own family. Now, as an adult, I still get all of that. When I got divorced, my family thought it was their right to judge and blame me. And they cut me off like I didn’t exist. It’s like I did some ...

Bad habits and the need for New Year’s resolutions

NIAGARA, Wis. — It occurred to me today that I am halfway through my fifth year of retirement; I retired on May 31, 2016, which was 28 years from the very day I had begun my career at the hospital. My hiring had been the best birthday gift I could have ever asked for, and by the time I ...

Reader still feeling angry about family’s cruel attacks

Dear Annie: All my life, since I was a kid, I always got abuse, judgment and blame from my own family. Now, as an adult, I still get all of that. When I got divorced, my family thought it was their right to judge and blame me. And they cut me off like I didn’t exist. It’s like I did some ...

Daughter driving drives mom crazy

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Emily,” has been dating “Ben” for almost two years. Ben is a great guy, aside from one issue that’s been bugging me: He refuses to drive anywhere and instead has my daughter drive him. He says it’s because a few years ago he was in a car accident and has ...

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Bad habits and the need for New Year’s resolutions

NIAGARA, Wis. — It occurred to me today that I am halfway through my fifth year of retirement; I retired on May 31, 2016, which was 28 years from the very day I had begun my career at the hospital. My hiring had been the best birthday gift I could have ever asked for, and by the time I ...

Bad habits and the need for New Year’s resolutions

NIAGARA, Wis. — It occurred to me today that I am halfway through my fifth year of retirement; I retired on May 31, 2016, which was 28 years from the very day I had begun my career at the hospital. My hiring had been the best birthday gift I could have ever asked for, and by the time I ...

Important life lessons and how they are learned

NIAGARA, Wis. — Most of us have raised children and have many memories of what those years entailed. By now, most of the memories are good ones: birthday parties, graduations, sporting events, family picnics and camping trips, talks around the supper table, and happy times full of laughter. ...

Football season provided a bright spot of ‘normal’ in 2020

NIAGARA, Wis. — If there was one saving grace during 2020, it was the fact that the NFL found a way to have a season despite COVID-19. Throughout the year, as my husband’s and my spirits got chipped away with every cancellation of every cultural event we enjoyed, we held our breath as ...

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Kiwanis Ski Club to meet today

IRON MOUNTAIN — A special meeting of the Kiwanis Ski Club will be held at 5 p.m. today at the clubhouse. It is very important that all current members attend, club officials said.

DCCT’s ‘Christmas Carol’ is on Vimeo

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Community Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol” as a joyful offering for the season to friends and family in Dickinson County. While the pandemic has limited public gatherings, DCCT did a special filming of Dickens’ famous “A Christmas ...

UP Notable Books Book Club created

CRYSTAL FALLS — Give yourself and others the best Christmas gift — reading. Longing to engage with people in meaningful discussions about something other than the 2020 election, COVID-19, the economy, or climate change? The public is invited to join the U.P. Notable Books Book Club. The ...

Niagara Lions 2021 Raffle Calendars now on sale

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Club is now selling its 2021 Raffle Calendars. The cost is $10 each and only 1,000 will be sold. Winners are drawn for every day except Mondays, with $100 awarded for 13 holidays, $20 for each Saturday and Sunday, and $10 for all Tuesdays through Fridays ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...