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Tone down the tambourine

Dear Annie: I attend a small church where the congregation does not exceed 12 members. So on any given Sunday, there are at least nine of us in attendance, including the pastor and first lady. We follow the government recommended COVID-19 social distance guidelines. I am hearing impaired and ...

Homecoming royalty

Iron Mountain High School students selected Arianna Morel and Adrian Vicenzi as Homecoming queen and king.

Potatoes don’t have a lot of calories, the fixings do

Dear Heloise: My husband said he no longer wants potatoes because they’re too fattening and he’s trying to lose weight. However, I read that a medium-size potato has only about 100 calories. Which of us is right? — Lynette I., Silverdale, N.C. Lynette, actually, the average medium-size ...

Snowman-making day

First-grade students at Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain took advantage of the beautiful weather last week to build a snowman. From left are Goran Gayan, Sadie Flunker, Emma Hoy, Isaac Sage, Oliver Vicenzi, Ekco Fassbender, Rebecca Cameron and Jayda Nelson.

Hygiene problems point to deeper issues with son

Dear Annie: Our son is an educated, well-read, successful married man. We taught him how to keep a home, how to clean, how to groom himself. This has never been an issue. Since he married five years ago, all things clean have disappeared. His home is filthy. We help out at his house, doing ...

Service officer Wednesday

HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County veterans service officer, will have office hours 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, at the Floriano Stecker-Kelly American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows who need assistance with the Veterans Administration in claims involving Agent ...

Stimulus payments explained

Dear Readers: Those economic stimulus payments many of us received last year and into this year? Let’s take a look: 1. The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) is an economic impetus program passed by Congress in March of 2020 that provided many Americans a cash ...

Tootsie Roll donations

Knights of Columbus Council 1585 of Kingsford recently presented checks to schools and organizations that serve those with intellectual developmental disabilities. The funds were generated by donations from local churches and businesses, and people who donated to the annual Tootsie Roll Drive. ...

Art on the Rocks planned

MARQUETTE — The 62nd annual Art on the Rocks Fine Art Show in Marquette is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time July 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park The 2020 show was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was announced on the website at ...

KC 1585 makes donations

The Knights of Columbus Council 1585 of Kingsford presented checks to schools and organizations that serve those with intellectual developmental disabilities. The funds were generated from donations from local churches and businesses and the generosity of many local residents during the annual ...

Worth the time

Dear Annie: I have been dating my boyfriend for two years. We are both in our mid-40s. But I feel as if we are walking in opposite directions on the road of life. He works two full-time jobs and has several younger children. He has so many responsibilities financially that he is stretched ...

Living dreams through your kids

Today’s Sound Off is about parents who want their children to live out their dreams: Dear Heloise: My parents are two of the nicest people you could ever meet. They’re hardworking and honest, and I love them both. My only problem with them is that they seem to want my brother and me to ...

AAUW seeks applications for non-traditional scholarships

IRON MOUNTAIN — The American Association of University Women Iron Mountain/Kingsford Branch is accepting applications for its non-traditional scholarship. AAUW is an organization with the mission to promote equality for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. ...

History presentation on the Wreck of Mesquite

MARQUETTE — A live online presentation on the wreck of the USCGC Mesquite will air starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, March 10. The event is sponsored by the Marquette Regional History Center. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mesquite ran aground in late 1989 off the tip of the ...

AAUW honored

Recently the City of Kingsford passed a resolution honoring the Iron Mountain/Kingsford branch of the American Association University Women on the 100th anniversary of the organization. From left, with the resolution are Kingsford City Manager Michael L. Stelmaszek; Dr. Lisa Pangrazzi, ...

Dognapping

Dear Readers: Having a beloved dog stolen is heartbreaking. Dognapping has been on the increase over the past several years; let’s take a closer look. First, who and why? Popular breeds stolen are the Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Maltese and Chihuahua. Larger breeds stolen include Boxers, ...

Mom is putting the children first

Dear Annie: My husband and I separated two years ago. Ultimately, we divorced about a year ago due to his rising alcohol and drug abuse, which led to him being violent. I did what I could for years to get him help, offering counseling together, rehabs and anything else that would be beneficial ...

Community meal offered on Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert. While there is no cost for the dinner, a donation basket will be available. Meals can be delivered in ...

St. Michael Parish offers virtual parish mission

MARQUETTE — St. Michael Parish in Marquette will host a free virtual parish mission. Catholic author, speaker and consultant Dominick Albano will present “Choosing Hope: A Lenten Parish Mission on Making Godly Choices” at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time Sunday and Monday, March 7 and 8. The ...