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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 ...

Niagara Lions Club to have raffle with golf event Sept. 19

NIAGARA, Wis. — Tickets are on sale for a special raffle in conjunction with the Niagara Lions Club’s four-person Golf Scramble Tournament on Sept. 19. Tickets are $5 each, with only 499 to be sold. The drawing for these prizes will be at the scramble at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Oak Crest ...

906 SERA to have face-to-face meeting

ESCANABA — The 906 Chapter of State Employee Retirees Association, or 906 SERA, which represents all Michigan state retirees in the Upper Peninsula, will have its first meeting since the COVID-19 regulations in March literally shut down all meetings in the state. In announcing the meeting ...

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 ...

Knights donate

The Knights of Columbus in Kingsford recently donated money to the Serra Club, which promotes men and women making religious life a vocation as priests and nuns.

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.

Movies at Antoine tonight, July 25

IRON MOUNTAIN — Lake Antoine Park Partners will be showing two free movies at the park. “Abominable,” an animated adventure film, will be shown tonight at 8:30 p.m. Next up will be “Playing with Fire,” a family comedy about a crew of smoke jumpers, which will be shown at 8:15 ...

Niagara women’s club awards scholarships

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Women’s Civic Club awarded $500 scholarships to two senior girls and one adult woman returning to school. Elsa Champeau, daughter of Joe and Shanna Champeau, will study human biology at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, then attend graduate school for ...

UP State Fair schedules livestock expo

ESCANABA — The U.P. State Fair Authority has approved a plan for a livestock expo from Aug. 17-22 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. The expo is a modified version of the shows and auction that were planned for the 2020 U.P. State Fair, which has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 ...

Tractor parade called off

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northwoods Antique Tractor Club has canceled its annual parade to the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain. The event had been planned for Wednesday, but the VA hopes to reschedule it, said club spokesman Vance Jones. Any questions, contact Jones at ...

Niagara Lions Club awards scholarships

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Club awarded a total of $2,000 in scholarships to four graduating Niagara High School seniors during the recent virtual commencement program. Those receiving the $500 scholarships were Brady Steinbrecher, the Dwayne and Joyce Smith Memorial Lions ...

Crystal Falls Musicale seeking new members

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Musicale has been promoting the appreciation of music in the schools and community for 90 years. Established in 1930, the non-profit women’s group raises funds to provide scholarships for students at Forest Park Schools to attend the Iron County Band ...

Beekeepers group to meet

AURORA, Wis. — Northwoods Beekeepers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ball park pavilion in Aurora. This meeting will focus on swarm control. This is an informal group open to anyone interested in beekeeping. For more information, contact borderlandbeeks@gmail.com.

Movies return to Antoine

IRON MOUNTAIN — The free Movies in the Park are returning to Lake Antoine. The first movie is “Back to the Future II” and will be shown tonight at 8:30 p.m. Movies will be shown in front of the bandshell in the center of the park. There are some benches available, and viewers are ...

DCH Pulmonary Support Group plans July meeting at City Park

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Pulmonary Support Group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, waiting for or has received a lung transplant, and their caregivers. The next meeting is planned from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Iron Mountain City Park; use the ...

Retirement gift

The Crystal Falls Musicale presented Forest Park Schools’ retiring music teacher Norm Vanaman with a gift of a diorama of his cottage. The gift was made by Crystal Falls resident Linda Stoor. In front is Beverly Broad, the group’s treasurer. In back, from left, are Chris Perry, ...

Golden K to give kids refurbished fishing poles

I received a call from Dr. Paul Jacobs regarding a fishing pole project Golden K started months ago with the idea that upon completion fishing poles would be handed out free to children this summer. Earlier this year, several people donated fishing poles they no longer used. Duane Barnard ...