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Processing trauma from cheating

Dear Readers: A number of you wrote to me in response to “Still Recovering,” the woman who was not yet over her husband’s affair from seven years earlier. You offered a range of different perspectives gained from personal experiences with infidelity. Below are two good examples that ...

Paisano Christmas party on Sunday

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — The annual Paisano Club Christmas party is planned Sunday at the El Capitan Supper Club in Spread Eagle. Cocktails will be at 5 p.m., with an Italian dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available at Erickson Jewelers, and Jacobs Funeral Home through ...

Coping with allergies around the holidays

Dear Readers: Many readers expressed opinions — and offered tips for coping — on the subject of allergies when visiting friends and family during the holidays, or just visiting friends in general. Thank you for many wonderful suggestions to help others who suffer from similar allergies. ...

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Mark Chesnutt coming to Island Showroom

HARRIS, Mich. — The Island Resort & Casino in Harris welcomes country artist Mark Chesnutt to the Island Showroom at 8 p.m. Eastern time Feb. 17-18. Fans will tell you Chesnutt is one of country’s true musical treasures. Critics have hailed him as a classic country singer of the ...

Annual Finnish Christmas event Dec. 10

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Area Finnish-American group Raja Ryhma will host its annual Pikkujoulu “Little Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Antoine Room at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain. The meet and greet begins at noon, with a catered lunch served at 1 p.m. The ...

Christmas concert featuring Steem set Friday at Braumart

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Braumart in Iron Mountain will host a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, featuring the musical group Steem, fronted by Steve March-Torme and Michael Bailey. “For Kids from 1 to 92” spans musical genres — featuring everything from lush and beautiful traditional ...

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as “You Make Loving Fun,” “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop,” died Wednesday at age 79. Her death was announced on the ...

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Wishing you ‘enough’ this Thanksgiving season

Today’s column is adapted from one by the same name that ran Nov. 27 of last year. It had been inspired by a post I had received from a friend via Facebook, and I knew immediately that I had to share it. I think it is as pertinent today as it was back then. That post told the story of a man ...

Lindow speaks at Golden K meeting

KINGSFORD — Viktor Frankl’s book “Man’s Search for Meaning” has a sentence that seems applicable to today’s world. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” As change confronts us daily we have to be able to adapt, accept and ...

Taking a closer look at a favorite holiday

NIAGARA, Wis. — I remember, as I am sure most of you do as well, learning about the first Thanksgiving in grade school. There was little mention of the native peoples who were here long before our ancestors arrived except in very platonic terms. I was curious to see how I would fare in ...

Appreciating the ever-changing seasons of our lives

NIAGARA, Wis. — We are all familiar with the seasons we experience in nature. Each very different from the next, we all have our favorites for a variety of reasons. We build our lives around them having developed traditions associated with each one. A recent “Monday Morning Memo” from Roy ...

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Adams — 50th

NORWAY — What do you do when you have spent 50 years with one person to celebrate the event? Some people have destination weddings, so Tony and Sandi, Anthony Wayne Adams and Sandra Ruth (Erdman) Adams, decided why not go to Whitefish, Mont., and ski for a celebration? They were married at ...

Trepp, Buenos

ROTHBURY, Mich. — Cali Rae Trepp and Tomas Roberto Buenos recited their vows on June 24 at the Electric Forrest in Rothbury Mich. They were engaged on Nov. 14, 2021. The bride to be is the daughter of Mary Walstrom of Niagara, Wis., and Laird Trepp of Iron Mountain. The groom's family ...

Anderson — 75th

Roland and Maria Anderson of Kingsford were honored for their 75th anniversary at the American Martyrs Catholic Church during the church’s Valentine’s Day celebration in February. They were recognized, along with other couples celebrating anniversaries. They celebrated with their children, ...

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Breakfast Sunday

NORWAY — The American Legion Post 145 of Norway will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 11:30 am. Sunday at the hall. Menu will include scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, French toast, hash brown potatoes, toast, fruit salad, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $9 per person, ...

Cribbage tournament on Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain will host its monthly cribbage tournament on Saturday. Games start at 1 p.m. Cost is $20 a team. Those interested can sign up at the bar or show up.

Autumn Comforts Quilt Show on Saturday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Quilter’s Association will present its bi-annual 2022 Autumn Comforts Quilt Show in the Grand Ball Room at Northern Michigan University. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6. There ...

Pine Creek donation

Louis Adams of the Dickinson County Veterans Alliance presents a check to Tom Wender to help the Pine Creek Woodworking program. The building is the old Pine Creek School, which has been refurbished into a woodworking shop and plans to open for classes in January. It will have top-of-the-line ...

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Tickets available soon for Sounds of Christmas concert

KINGSFORD — Tickets will soon be available for the annual “Sounds of Christmas” concert presented by the Dickinson County Community Chorus. The concert is planned for 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 28-29, in the Kingsford High School auditorium. Principal Conductor Crystal Hogan has ...

Bay Area Campus Ministry receives grant

ESCANABA — Bay Area Campus Ministry has received a grant from the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The grant was part of their “Always Being Made New” initiative. The grant required each campus ministry set a goal for their campus and their ...

Free meal in Norway Aug. 29

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The menu will include bratwurst, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. There is no cost for the dinner, but a donation basket will be available. The free meals will be ...

Rehearsals begin in September for Dickinson County Community Chorus

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Community Chorus will begin its annual Christmas season with the first rehearsal scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. This rehearsal will begin preparations for the Sounds of Christmas concert. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in 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 ...