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401 Club plans open house Saturday, Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 401 Club will have an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 401 S. Kimberly St., on the corner of Kimberly and A Street. The 401 Club is in the building that formerly housed the local Jewish synagogue for 110 years. Feb. 14, members of the synagogue sold ...

12-step groups

AA Meetings MONDAY Closed: 7 a.m., Fellowships, 105 W. Fleshiem St., Iron Mountain. Open: Noon, 401 Club, 401 S. Kimberly Ave., Iron Mountain. Closed: 7 p.m., United Lutheran Church, 506 Superior St., Crystal Falls. Closed: 7 p.m, First Lutheran Church, 1210 Stephenson Ave., Iron ...

Time to stay or go

Dear Annie: Almost four years ago, I had a double mastectomy, and five months prior to that, a complete hysterectomy! Over time, I have had 19 surgeries. Needless to say, I haven’t felt very good about myself. In fact, I’ve felt pretty low more times than I can count. Then I found out ...

Candidates forum hosted by Iron Mountain-Kingsford AAUW Branch via Zoom

IRON MOUNTAIN — Time still is available to attend either one or both Candidates Forums hosted by Iron Mountain-Kingsford branch of the American Association of University Women by contacting AAUWimk@outlook.com to receive the Zoom link. District 2 Commissioner Kevin Pirlot and District 3 ...

Keeping fall insect invaders out

Crivitz, Wis.— Homeowners around the area are starting to experience the annual fall insect hibernation invasions. The insects most likely to be staging on outside walls and beginning to move into houses, garages or wall spaces are box elder bugs, cluster flies, conifer seed bugs and ...

Friend keeps going back for more

Dear Annie: Recently, an old friend got back in touch with me. He had gotten a divorce, and I wanted to be a friend to him because he was going through a lot of grieving. His ex-wife had alcohol issues and was abusing her bipolar medication. She also, prior to their marriage falling apart, got ...

One human family – 1 Corinthians 12:12ff

In 1985, there was a severe famine in Ethiopia. So on Good Friday of that year, 8,000 radio stations across the world played the song “We Are the World,” all at the same time. The purpose was two-fold: to raise funds to feed Ethiopian famine victims and, secondly, to show the unity of ...

Learn online with Social Security

By EDWARD CARIUTY Social Security district manager Escanaba With more people learning online, we would like to highlight some of the digital resources we have for educators. Chances are a student will know someone who receives retirement or disability benefits. This could be a way ...

Rinse and repeat

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 10 years, and we’ve been together for 12 years. I love this guy, but his hygiene is atrocious. I admit that he was like this before we married, but I thought I could change this habit. My mistake. We’ve had endless discussions about this, ...

Help for a clogged shower head

Dear Readers: Have you noticed that your shower head no longer shoots out a steady stream of water? Minerals from hard water may have clogged up the holes. Before you call a plumber, try this first: If you can remove the shower head, totally submerge it in a bowl of hot vinegar. After the ...

Starting early key to developing ‘tiny happy people’

“A chatty child is a happy child” — “Tiny Happy People” Although the United States has many useful sites for parents raising children from birth to age 5, the British might have one upped us with the new site supported by the BBC called “Tiny Happy People.” The web and Instagram ...

UP ‘supercentenarian’ marks 111th birthday

HANCOCK — A Hancock native recently marked a milestone few people accomplish: 111 years. Julia Dennis toasted her birthday Sept. 10 with a glass of wine with family and friends at Portage Pointe Nursing Home in Hancock. She enjoyed seeing all her family, as well as having cake at a ...

A few beers and flowers bring back sweet little memories

NIAGARA, Wis. — I had to go grocery shopping today and decided to get an early start, since it was a Wednesday — senior citizen discount day, after all. I had stopped at one store to pick up just a few items I could not find at the first one I had visited, so did not have very many things ...

He needs support, not rescuing

Dear Annie: I have a dear male friend, “Trey,” who is in quite a predicament. Some background on him: He suffered a lot of abuse at the hands of his mother when he was a child. His current problem is he is in a loveless marriage. He and his wife have been married 32 years. But five years ...

MSU Extension plans ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ online series

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State University Extension will offer a free online series titled “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom for six consecutive Tuesdays starting Nov. 17. The entire six-week series provides the support and tools to help caregivers in a ...

Marinette County Fall Colors Driving Tour details outlined

AMBERG, Wis. — As the days get shorter and the nights turn cool, trees have begun their brilliant seasonal transformation to unique shades of red, yellow and orange. To help residents and visitors enjoy the showcase of autumn’s finest shades, Marinette County Development and Tourism has ...

Find something fulfilling

Dear Annie: I am dating this guy who’s married but separated. We’ve been doing this almost three years. I am just not feeling the love from him. Will he ever love me like I need to be loved? — Waiting on Him Dear Waiting: If you’ve been waiting three years, you’ll be waiting 300. I ...