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Wedding – Haines, Farley

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Kayley Haines and Jayson Farley were united in marriage during a 1 p.m. ceremony Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wis., with the Rev. Mark Vandersteeg officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kathy Haines of Green Bay, Wis., and Scott Haines ...

Library accepting items for Prom Dress Swap

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Dickinson County Library is now accepting donations of gently used and clean dresses, shoes and other prom accessories for the 11th annual Prom Dress Swap. This year’s swap is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at ...

Dear Annie: Digestive issues hurting both mom and daughter

Dear Annie: I am writing about our 23-year-old daughter, who is having trouble with her digestive system. After a year of vomiting after most meals and losing weight, she finally had a gastric emptying test. She was then diagnosed with dumping syndrome, or rapid gastric emptying. This is ...

Resolutions for better health

FLORENCE, Wis. — When choosing changes to make for the new year, consider taking advantage of Medicare’s Preventive Services and resolve to improve your health. First, consider taking that step to quit smoking. Why? Because tobacco use is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, ...

Grandparents Teach, Too – Helping children interact with snow

“There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on.” — Carol Rifka Brunt Winter trees Being in a snowstorm is not fun, but afterward when the sun shines, exploring places where children have not walked before is great fun. Look for evergreens. They ...

DCH retirees meet Jan. 31

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Famers Restaurant at the Pine Mountain Resort in Iron Mountain.

Hints from Heloise — Practicing fireplace safety

Dear Readers: The winter’s chill calls for a bright, warm and crackling fire, but is your fireplace up to snuff? Let’s take a look at some hints from the American Academy of Pediatrics, www.aap.org: — Your chimney should have a professional cleaning and inspection each year. — ...

Post 340 plans breakfast

HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville will host an all-you-can-eat pancake/French toast breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post. Cost is $6 for adults, $2 for ages 12 to 5; those older than 90 and younger than 5 can eat for ...

Telephone retirees to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — Former telephone employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, for lunch at Holiday Kitchen restaurant in Iron Mountain. All former employees are welcome.

‘Games Galore’ set in Goodman

GOODMAN, Wis. — The Goodman-Armstrong Creek High School Classes of 2023 and 2024 will host a “Games Galore” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Goodman-Armstrong Creek High School. There will be bingo, board games, bucket drawings, food and refreshments. The first ...

Bay College seeks alumni nominations

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award to be presented during the awards dinner on April 28. This award was established in 1999 by the Alumni Association to recognize and honor an outstanding graduate of ...

Radon kits available

KINGSFORD — Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. claiming approximately 20,000 lives annually or slightly more than two every hour. Radon is a radioactive odorless gas produced from the decomposition of uranium. Therefore, it could be lingering in a private ...

Dear Annie: Back down, Mama Bear

Dear Annie: Every December, my ex-mother-in-law organizes a holiday party for all of the women from her side of the family. It’s a fancy dinner, and they have a $15 Secret Santa gift exchange. As a rule, all attendees must be 16, and my daughter was thrilled that she was able to attend for ...

D & Chi to perform at Bay Colleges

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bay College Campus Activities Board brings back acoustic duo D & Chi to perform at both Bay College Campuses. The duo will appear at 7 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Besse Theater on the Escanaba campus, then at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Fornetti ...

Youth event Saturday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — A winter fun event for area youth for National Prevention Month is planned Saturday at the Mountain View Ice Arena in Iron Mountain. There will be free ice skating for all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. and games with prizes for children and teens from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All youth ...

Hints from Heloise: A switch to red

Dear Heloise: This is a safety tip for the kitchen. Some kitchens have a set of electric switches that are usually on the side of the sink on the wall. One switch turns on the light above the sink, and the other switch turns on the garbage disposal. I paint the switch for the garbage disposal ...

Cribbage Saturday at Post 50

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain will host a monthly cribbage tournament set to start at 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $20 a team. Those interested can sign up at the bar.

ValenTails event to benefit Almost Home Animal Shelter

QUINNESEC — The Almost Home Animal Shelter will have its ValenTails fundraising event from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. The evening will include a raffle, door prizes, plated meal, cash bar and both live and silent auction. Raffle tickets are $5 and cash prizes ...

Dear Annie: What’s that old phrase?

Dear Annie: People who complain about giving gifts and not getting one in return should remember an old saying: If you are giving something and expecting something in return, then it is not giving; it is business. — Good Ol’ Saying Dear Good Ol’ Saying: May our readers find the pleasure ...

Geology club meets Wednesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center. Follow the Division of Motor Vehicles signs to the center. All ages are welcome; coffee and snacks are available throughout the evening. The meeting ...