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Life

You’re worthy of commitment

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing this man since we met in 2017. He hasn’t introduced me to any family members or friends. When I ask him why, he always says there’s never a chance to. I’m thinking to myself that there have been plenty of chances, but he just doesn’t take them. This is ...

Virtual sing-along Saturday

MARQUETTE — While the holidays are sure to look quite different this year in many ways, two Marquette organizations have found a new way to bring holiday cheer to the community. At 3 p.m. Eastern time Saturday the Marquette Choral Society and Public Radio 90 will host a unique and festive ...

Group plans virtual meeting

MARQUETTE — Camp 266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will have its bimonthly meeting via Zoom at 10 a.m. Eastern time Saturday. To get the link, email dewjones49@gmail.com. There will be a PowerPoint presentation about a visit to Vicksburg, Miss. Camp 266 includes members ...

Brother’s taste in women has made him a burden

Dear Annie: I’ve hit a dead end and am not sure what to do. My family has become dysfunctional to the point of my wanting to take my husband and kids and move far away from them all. I am grown, married and have two sons. I have an adult brother, “Joey,” who has become a complete ...

Celello selected as DAR Good Citizen at IMHS

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School senior Gabriel Celello, the son of Michael and Andrea Celello of Iron Mountain, has been selected by the Iron Mountain High School faculty as the nominee for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen program. He was selected for exhibiting ...

Husband doesn’t want her talking to family

Dear Annie: My husband tells me that I’m cheating on him by talking to my friends and family. He talks to people on the phone who I don’t even know, but I don’t ever worry about it or get on his case about it. What can I do? — Needing Help in Virginia Dear Needing Help: Your ...

Fruitcakes available

IRON MOUNTAIN — Claxton Fruit Cakes are being sold by Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation Women’s Club at Nic’s Boutique in Iron Mountain and Ultimate Bride in Norway. Nic’s, 217 E. Hughitt St., is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and ...

Janssen — 50th

VULCAN — Larry and Debbie Janssen of Vulcan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17. They were married at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Loretto. They were the last couple to be married at St. Stephen’s as it burned to the ground three months later in January 1971. The couple ...

Lions Club donations

The Vulcan-Norway-Loretto Lions Club recently made donations to two local food pantries.

Want to keep working from home

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s and fortunate enough to have a job that I’ve been able to do remotely since the outbreak of the pandemic back in March. Working from home has its drawbacks, but on the whole, I’ve come to really enjoy it. For one, I used to drive an hour and 15 minutes each ...

Tickets available for Holy Spirit fundraiser

NORWAY — Tickets are now being sold for the 50-50 $20,000 raffle fundraiser to benefit the Holy Spirit Catholic School in Norway. Tickets are $10 each. Grand prize is $10,000. Second is $4,000, third is $3,000, fourth is $2,000 and fifth is $1,000. All prizes are based on selling 4,000 ...

Getting organized before you start a recipe

Dear Heloise: I read your helpful hints every day in the paper. I bake a lot, and I make sure I add all the ingredients in the recipe. I put all the ingredients in a row on the counter as they are listed on my recipe. After I use them, I put them away in the cupboard. No more guessing if I ...

Crivitz church plans Thanksgiving meal

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Northwood’s Apostolic Church will offer its fifth annual free community Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. The meal will have traditional foods such as turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and pie. Due to the current pandemic, this year’s ...

Teens becoming tech addicts

Dear Annie: My husband and I have two teenage children, and both of us work out of the home. We try hard to be engaged in our children’s lives and be aware of everything they’re doing. As working parents, it’s not easy, but we try hard. As our children have become teenagers, we’ve ...

Help! I’m lost

Dear Heloise: When I’m out with my Grands (ages 8, 7, 5 and 4), we have a system if any of them were to get separated from me. They are to go to an adult and ask if they are a grandma or a grandpa. The person would then say, “Yes, I’m a grandma,” and the child would say: “I’m ...

Pulmonary Support Group meetings suspended

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Healthcare System has temporarily suspended its Pulmonary Support Group monthly meetings. They will reconvene once it is determined patients and staff can gather safely.

Florence library seeks entries for train set giveaway

FLORENCE, Wis. —The Florence County Library has hosted a train show presented by Don and Missy Lison for the past 11 years from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of December . While no library gathering will take place this year, trains still will be awarded to several lucky ...

No plastic planet, please

Dear Annie: We all know plastics are polluting our oceans. I don’t have numbers, but the proportion of balloons amidst us is frightening. In my family, we released balloons to send love to a child lost too young. Although we did it before plastic statistics were the norm, it still makes me ...

Good manners are for the road, too

Today’s Sound Off is about bad driving habits. Dear Heloise: All cars come with turn signal capabilities, so why is it some drivers never seem to use them? I nearly had an accident today when a driver didn’t use his signals to indicate that he was changing lanes. I may have been in his ...