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To everything there is a season

Back in 1965, I was a high school freshman. A song entitled “Turn, Turn, Turn” hit number one on the pop charts. Written by Pete Seeger and sung by a British group called The Byrds, it eventually ran its course, like all songs do. It was not until I was older that I realized the lyrics were ...

Getting behind the wheel with confidence

Dear Annie: Your column is part of my morning ritual. I have three grandchildren, and they’re all approaching the age where they’ll be learning how to drive. Our adult children are now 48, 44 and 41. Some years ago, when they were learning how to drive, I came across John Violette’s ...

Flag artwork donated

The Cancer Loan Closet recently received a personalized American Flag from local artisan Curtis VanDusen. Denny Scelonge, left, a Cancer Loan Closet volunteer, accepts the donated artwork from VanDusen. These personalized flags can be made for individuals, businesses, civic groups and organizations.

Out to Lunch concert

From left, Jennifer Vassar, Jennifer Vornkahl, Finn Ryan, Gail Vornkahl and George Vornkahl enjoy music by Safe Sax featuring Michael Prusinsky at the Out to Lunch concert Thursday in downtown Iron Mountain.

Runaway Train plays Saturday in Hermansville

HERMANSVILLE — The Hermansville area country band Runaway Train will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday by the Hermansville Pond as part of the Fourth of July celebration. Boundary Waters Sports Bar & Grill in the Four Seasons Resort, Pembine Wis. — Friday, Melanie Rose of the local ...

Scouting pests an important task for farms and gardens

Wausaukee, Wis. — The heat is on. The projected temperatures in the next couple weeks are going to push plant growth in both fields and gardens and landscapes. They also are going to push insect development and possibly open up opportunities for diseases to get into plants and cause ...

Crystal Falls Musicale seeking new members

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Musicale has been promoting the appreciation of music in the schools and community for 90 years. Established in 1930, the non-profit women’s group raises funds to provide scholarships for students at Forest Park Schools to attend the Iron County Band ...

Iron River Class of 1965 meets Tuesday

IRON RIVER — After a few months of “isolation,” the Iron River High School Class of 1965 will resume meetings starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at The Intermission, next to Angeli’s in the Riverside Plaza. The group will catch up on the past few months and discuss the 55th reunion planned ...

Golf tournament to benefit UP Honor Flight set for July 11

ESCANABA — The Highland Golf Course, on U.S. 2 about 7 miles west of Escanaba, will host the second-annual four-person scramble golf tournament Saturday, July 11, to raise money for the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. Event organizers encourage area golfers to come out to have some fun ...

Broullire receives Brown scholarship

NIAGARA, Wis. — Bailey Broullire recently became the 20th recipient of Niagara High School’s Richard “Dick” Brown Memorial Scholarship. The presentation was made by District Administrator Nathaniel Burklund during the Niagara High School virtual commencement ceremony. The scholarship ...

Protect your catharsis

Dear Annie: I recently read the letter from A Better Man Today, who was concerned about people reading his personal diary, particularly about his “dark times.” I agree with your answer but would like to add one more idea. Create a “burn box” and entrust it to someone who will not open ...

New Lions Club members

After not meeting for four months due to the pandemic, the Niagara Lions Club recently welcomed four new members. From left are sponsor Todd Brasure with new member Scott Schwedersky, Ann and Tom Brasure with sponsor Dan Decker, and Tim Potterville with sponsor Gerald Kallenbach.

Legacy of Legacy of Faith celebrates 20 years, announces $275,000 in grants

MARQUETTE — Legacy of Faith has been awarding grants to Catholic parishes, schools and social services since 2002. The latest round of grants approved for 2020-2021 mark the endowment fund’s 20th year of grant making. Terri Gadzinski has been director since the fund’s inception. “We ...

Growth continues at ‘brand-new’ YMCA

IRON MOUNTAIN — After completing a $4.5 million renovation last fall, the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center was approaching record membership levels when the coronavirus pandemic forced the center to close for nearly three months. Now reopened as of mid-June, the center hopes to pick ...

100th birthday

Patricia Dixon turned 100 years old on June 10. Formerly from Felch Township, Dixon now resides at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis. She celebrated this milestone birthday with a cake and many, many birthday cards from friends and family. Shown outside her window is her daughter, Gail.

Thinking about a love lost

Dear Annie: I’m heartbroken over an event that took place 52 years ago. I dated a girl in high school for several years and was truly in love. After I graduated from high school in 1967, I asked her to marry me. She took my hand and said that she couldn’t because she was pregnant from her ...

How to avoid caregiver burnout

By TERESA BROULLIRE Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County Stress can wear out caregivers if they do not lighten their loads. Caring for an aging or sick relative is not always so easy. In addition to the physical demands of caring for such loved ones, tending to sick ...

The need for men to get in for an annual tune-up

My husband always gets a little nervous whenever I start a sentence with the phrase, “You know, I’ve been thinking …” Over the years, he has come to realize that it usually means whatever comes next will either cost money or require an expenditure of his time. Quite often it is an idea ...

Canceled attendance causing distress

Dear Annie: This summer we have been invited to four weddings. Of the four events, three have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are in the high-risk category with our age and underlying health conditions. The one remaining scheduled wedding would require us to travel by car to ...

Horticulture pests focus of local webinar series

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — As summer begins, most gardeners focus their attention on the various insects, diseases, weeds, and other pests that affect their plants’ health, vigor, and productivity. The Marinette office of UW-Madison, Division of Extension is providing all area home gardeners a ...