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Bishop Baraga ticket orders due

IRON MOUNTAIN — Friends of Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain are currently selling tickets for the annual school fundraiser. Ticket orders close on July 30. Once ticket sale close, those who purchased tickets will be notified via email the final prize amounts for the ...

Dear Annie: No longer accepting negative talk

Dear Annie: I am writing because I’m seeking your help about my relationship with my 30-year-old granddaughter, “Nadia.” Our relationship is more of a mother-daughter type relationship, because my husband and I were involved in raising her. Our son had custody of his children because the ...

Daily Meditations — Beware of false prophets – Matt 7:15ff

Several decades ago two Cleveland teenagers got an idea for a comic strip character. They tried to sell their idea to every comic strip editor they could think of. Every one of them rejected it for the same reason. They said the character they proposed was too foolish an idea. No one would be ...

GFWC awards

At a recent meeting of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Trisha Peterson, chairwoman of the local Epsilon Sigma Omicron Committee, presented the members with certificates from the state ESO for their participation in the reading project. From left are Mary ...

Hints from Heloise — Maintaining your ties

Dear Readers: The necktie has been a part of men’s, and even women’s, fashion for hundreds of years, but experts agree that the main purpose of the tie is to add color and ornamentation. Let’s look at the care of the necktie — some cravat caveats, you might say. — Neatness counts. ...

Dear Annie — Needing a new relationship foundation

Dear Annie: My husband constantly lies by omission of details of what he has done. He has had two affairs with other women — that I know of. He thinks if he tells part of the truth, it is OK. That is how his mind works, and he doesn’t care what I think. What is wrong with him? His ...

Daily Meditations — Give the Lord the credit – 2 Cor. 3:4ff

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote an important book called “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Some students of history say that her book did more to end slavery in America than any other single force. She refused to take any credit for what she had written. She said that the Lord helped her in such a way ...

Stuffed animals donated

The family of the late Julia Peroceschi recently donated her collection of stuffed animals to North Alert EMS and the Norway Volunteer Fire Department. Stuffed animals are used to help children cope with a medical trauma or fire, giving the child a sense of security and reassurance. With a few ...

Bay College calls for art for ‘Wizard of Oz’ exhibition

ESCANABA — Markings its 80th anniversary in 2019, “The Wizard of Oz” is widely considered to be one of the best films in cinematic history, an iconic fixture of American pop culture and celebrated for its affirming message that home is truly where the heart is. Bay College is proud to ...

Church hosts day of music

MICHIGAMME — Woodland United Methodist Church of Michigamme will host its fourth annual free day of music from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The public is invited to enjoy a variety of gospel music acts from throughout the Upper Peninsula, along with free light lunch and dinner. ...

WAM Fest planned Aug. 3

WABENO, Wis. — Wabeno Art and Music Fest, also known as WAM Fest, is expanding its offerings to include a new component at this year’s annual art and music festival. A Folk Art Market with free folk art workshops has been added to the full-day event Saturday, Aug. 3, in Wabeno. There will ...

Hospice training offered

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare HomeCare and Hospice in Escanaba will host volunteer training from 4 to 7 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 25, in the second-floor conference rooms at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. Hospice volunteers have unique ...

CF Library hosts story hour Friday

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Community Library will host story hour at 11 a.m. Friday at the library. Area children are invited to hear stories and sing songs with Jim Bowlin, campground host at Bewabic State Park

Geology club meets Wednesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Florence natural Resource Center in Florence. This month’s presentation will be by John Roberts, on “Early Earth Geology: Continental Collision in Florence County.” This is the presentation he will ...

DCH retirees to meet July 26

NIAGARA, Wis. — DCH retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 26 at the Red Brick Inn in Niagara, Wis.

PEO Chapter AN set for Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — P.E.O. Chapter AN will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the home of Arlene Lake. Co-hostess for the evening will be Cheryl Kivisaari. Members are asked to call the hostess if unable to attend.

Free community meal in Norway on Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church at the Crossroads site, 130 O’dill Drive behind the Jake Menghini Museum. The menu will be pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, baked beans, dessert and beverages. A ...

Daily Meditations — Memory breaks – Hebrews 6:10ff

I recently read about a hospital doctor who used to prescribe “memory breaks” for his patients. Before leaving the room, he’d say, “I have one more important prescription for you. I want you to take a ‘memory break’: one at ten o’clock and one at three o’clock.” “Close ...

Honoring a hero

Guy Forstrom photo Jean (Thomas) Marcell stands next to a plaque in front of a spruce tree at the Quinnesec School Memorial Park in Quinnesec. It is dedicated in honor of the heroic actions of Cindy LaHaie, who at age 9 in the winter of 1961, with a level head and quick actions, saved Jean ...

Lion Club winners listed

NORWAY — Winners of the July 7 raffle at the Vulcan-Norway-Loretto Lions Club Community Picnic in Marion Park are — — First prize: $500, Mary Knaus; — Second prize: $300, Bill Buchuski; — Third prize: $250 gift certificate donated by Mike’s Furniture in Norway, Mike ...