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Knight award

Ron Basso, center, was recently inducted into the First Degree of the Knights Of Columbus Iron River Council 2300. He is flanked on the left by his sponsor, financial secretary Terry Verville, who presented him with his first-degree membership card, and to his right is Grand Knight Rick ...

Dear Annie: Angry Fred ruins friendly gatherings

Dear Annie: There is a family in our congregation, “Fred” and “Wilma,” who have two kids who are the same age as ours. My wife is friends with Wilma, and the kids all get along well. The problem is Fred. He’s a fat jerk. We’ve known them for six years, and I work at the same company ...

Benefit concert for Micah Carlson

IRON MOUNTAIN — A benefit concert for 3-year-old Micah Carlson will take place Saturday in City Park. The Transformation Band will perform at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 in the City Park building. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs and snacks to share. The band ...

Telephone retirees gather

IRON MOUNTAIN — Retired telephone employees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Holiday Kitchen in Iron Mountain. All former employees are welcome.

Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic Tour comes to the Braumart Theatre

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Braumart won’t stage a concert or a dance party show Wednesday, Sept. 25. Instead, at 7 p.m. they will host Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic Tour. But this won’t be just any cheeseburger picnic; this will be a cheeseburger picnic hosted by one of the most well-known ...

PropBusters remote control flying club to meet Sept. 26

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain area PropBusters remote control airplane club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union, 400 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford. All members and anyone interested in remote control flying are ...

Juke Box Memories fundraiser

Juke Box Memories No. 8, “Let’s Sing ... Let’s Dance,” will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Kingsford High School auditorium. Members of Miss Donna’s Dance Studio and many singers from past Juke Box Memories will perform. Proceeds from the show helps fund ...

Martha’s Soup Kitchen to start

KINGSFORD — Martha’s Soup Kitchen will begin serving homemade soup, bread and cookies at no charge from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday starting Oct. 1 at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church parish hall, 600 Marquette Blvd. in Kingsford. Martha’s Soup Kitchen is open to all. ...

Blacksmithing presentation Sunday at the IXL museum

HERMANSVILLE — A blacksmithing presentation will be given by Rob Hornik of Liberty Forge at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the IXL Historical Museum, W5561 River St., Hermansville. He will share the history of blacksmithing, show and describe the use of the trade’s tools, provide demonstrations and ...

Homecoming activities start today at Forest Park Schools

CRYSTAL FALLS — Kickoff of Forest Park’s Homecoming and Spirit Week begins today at Forest Park High School in Crystal Falls. Students will be engaged in high-spirited competitions all week long. Dress-up days, part of the competition, start today with Mis-match Day, followed by Twin Day ...

Bay Film fundraiser offers movie outdoors

BARK RIVER — Miss movies at the drive-in? On Thursday, Bay College’s Bay Film Series will host an outdoor showing of the cult classic “Moonrise Kingdom” at the Northern Sun Winery, 983 10th Road in Bark River. “Popcorn and soda are part of the ticket price. All proceeds will go ...

Dear Annie: Can no longer hear the call

Dear Annie: Having been a registered nurse for the past 40 years, I have seen many changes in health care. I believe that nursing is a calling and not just a career. In my initial, youthful bliss, I took great joy in helping people in their hour of need. Patients and families were grateful and ...

POW/MIA recognition event planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — A POW/MIA recognition ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Post 50 in Iron Mountain. Kevin B. Klein will perform and dinner will be served. Gifts also will be collected for veterans in local VA hospitals and homes.

Lumberjack Steam Train ready for Fall Festival

LAONA, Wis. — Autumn is one of the nicest times to ride the Lumberjack Steam Train. The colors are vibrant, the air is cool and Ol’ 4-Spot will be chugging and waiting at the vintage depot on Highway 8 on Laona’s west side. The Lumberjack Steam Train will be running at Fall Festival on ...

Classy Correspondence at the library Saturday

Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include: Month-long — September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at all Dickinson County Library branches. A library card puts a world of knowledge at your fingertips. Any new patrons who sign up for a library card during September will be ...

Next movie in Bay Film Series planned Oct. 10

ESCANABA — The next film in the Bay Film Series at Bay College on Oct. 10 will be “The Souvenir,” which Vanity Fair’s chief film critic Richard Lawson says is one of the best films released this year. Director Joanna Hogg’s drama follows a young film student who gets drawn into a ...

Alzheimer’s session on Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Alzheimer’s Society of Marquette will have an “Effective Communication Strategies” session from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. No advance registration needed. For more information, call 906-228-3910.

First fall meeting for doll club Sept. 26

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will have its first fall meeting at 1 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River. The meeting will begin with a presentation by Bonnie Margitan of Minocqua, Wis., who has an ...

Addiction documentary available for viewing

FLORENCE, Wis. — “Straight Forward: The Truth About Addiction, a documentary featuring in-depth interviews with young Wisconsinites fighting to recover their lives and futures from addictions to opioids and heroin was held Aug. 27 at the Florence High School auditorium. A panel ...

Harvest & Haunt Sept. 28 in Iron River

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance, in collaboration with local businesses and organizations, will host the fifth annual Harvest & Haunt Fall Festival from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Klint Safford Memorial RV Park in Iron River. “We’ve got some ...