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Sailor’s sketch

An Illinois woman would like to connect with the family of a sailor who served on the U.S.S. Newcomb during World War II, presumably from the Dickinson County area, and with the last name of Johnson. Carol Forestier of Rochester, Ill., recently found some sketches of her father, Richard T. ...

Niagara native’s debut novel receiving strong reviews

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara native Andy Graff is drawing attention while making his mark as a first-time novelist. Graff, son of Kevin and Nina Graff, serves on the faculty, is an English department faculty member at Wittenberg University in Ohio. He recently had his debut novel “Raft of ...

UP Notable Book event Thursday

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Community District Library, in partnership with the U.P. Publishers and Authors Association, has scheduled a series of author events with selections to the UP Notable Book List. The fifth event is with U.P. author Michael Carrier, whose Jack Handler ...

Scholarship deadline Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation of Women’s Clubs is now accepting applications for its fall 2021 scholarship. The $500 scholarship is offered to a non-traditional student presently attending Bay College West in Iron Mountain. To request a scholarship ...

Memorial Day ceremony set

PEMBINE, Wis. — The Pembine American Legion Post 461 will conduct a Memorial Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 31, at the Pembine Cemetery. When the ceremony concludes, the group will travel to the Dunbar Cemetery for services. The Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District band will ...

Food boxes available for Florence County senior citizens Tuesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — It can be a real challenge for seniors to continue to eat healthy as they age. Mobility issues, fixed incomes, medication changes and, right now, COVID-19 all can present barriers. To assist seniors in accessing quality nutrition sources, Feeding America of Northeast ...

Michigan Alzheimer’s events announced

LANSING — The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter will partner with the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Michigan to offer two research programs focused on the latest in Alzheimer’s research in May. The Michigan Chapter also will offer a variety of ...

Legion County Council meets

AMBERG, Wis. — The American Legion County Council will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Amberg Town Hall in Amberg, Wis.

Putting an end to domestic abuse

Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for more than 25 years, and I have allowed things to get out of hand. Over the years, he has done a lot for my daughter and her kids, and he has brought me used cars that I did not ask for but appreciate. When we go on vacation, I pay my share. ...

Inga Fleming Memorial Scholarship available

FLORENCE, Wis. — Glacial Gardeners Master Gardener Association volunteers once again will offer the Inga Fleming Memorial Scholarship to area residents. Students pursuing a two- or four-year degree in one of these majors are eligible: agriculture or applied economics, agricultural ...

Plans for a summer of camps at all UW-Green Bay campus locations

GREEN BAY— The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will keep young minds engaged this summer with more than 30 in-person and virtual youth programs, designed to inspire creativity, exploration and learning for students going into second through 12th grades. “We are excited to finally have ...

Crystal Falls Musicale meeting set

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Musicale will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be in-person at Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls, with masks and socially distancing observed. Bobbie Lee Stoor, Christine Perry, Kim Olson and Joyce Ziegler will be ...

Hand signal for human trafficking and domestic violence

Dear Readers: This is a tough topic. Today we are more aware than ever before of human trafficking and domestic violence. But did you know that there’s a special hand signal out there. Someone in distress may need to communicate to you that they need help. Here is the hand signal: Hand held ...

Peaks and valleys of marriage

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 12 years. We have never had an easy marriage, and I am considering leaving him. I got out of an abusive relationship before I met him, and I feel like I am being put in that position again. This time, it is not physical violence but emotional ...

Class Get-togethers

Saturday, June 12 — Kingsford High School Class of 1971 50th reunion, 6 p.m., Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. Cost is $25 per person, with cash bar. For more information, call 906-396-0706 or 906-396-5437.

Marquette history presentation May 26

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center will present “Taking Care of Our Own: Featuring Marquette’s Holy Family Orphanage,” at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, May 26. Beginning in the 1870s, the disabled, disadvantaged and orphaned of the Marquette area were cared for at ...

It’s cold in here

Today’s Sound Off is about places that are too cold: Dear Heloise: I love air conditioning, as I’m sure many people do, but I’ve been in far too many restaurants, theaters and stores where the air is absolutely freezing! My husband and I recently went to a live performance at a ...

Concerned for grandchild’s health

Dear Annie: My 32-year-old daughter is not watching my 10-year-old grandson’s diet and is allowing him to become overweight. When I brought it up, she replied in a very defensive manner that she does not want him to be self-conscious or concerned about how he looks. I was taken aback by this ...