×

Life

The real emergencies

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about 911 calls. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Working as a 911 operator, I’ve handled many emergencies. However, some people seem confused by the word ‘emergency.’ It means: a fire, a crime (especially if it’s still in progress), a car crash where ...

Borderland Arts resumes meetings

IRON MOUNTAIN — Borderland Arts will resume its meetings for the fall Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Bay West College’s lower level art room. A short informal business meeting will begin the evening’s activities. Borderland Arts member Cyndi Safstrom then will talk about her ...

Museum announces fall hours

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Menominee Range Museums will return to fall hours beginning today.  The Cornish Pumping Engine and Mining Museum, 300 Kent St., and the World War II Glider/Military Museum, 302 Kent St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays ...

Fortune Lake senior day set

CRYSTAL FALLS — Area senior citizens are invited to a special senior day at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp Monday, Sept. 10. The event will begin with fellowship time at 10 a.m. in the camp dining hall. The morning session will welcome the Rev. Vicky Prewitt, still remembered as Vicky Crystal, ...

Genealogical society meets

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the J. Patrick White conference room at the West Iron District Library in Iron River. The group will view the lecture “Your Ancestors in Naturalization Records” from the DVD, “Discovering Your Roots: An ...

IMHS Class of 1978 has 40th reunion

The Iron Mountain High School Class of 1978 gathered to celebrate its 40th class reunion at The Sitzmark at Pine Mountain on Friday evening, and Dorothy Fox Hall on Saturday. The food was delicious, decorations were festive, and reconnections and fellowship were great fun. Thank you to Lynn ...

Third annual Walk With Ease classes offered in Florence

Florence, Wis. — Are you as active as you want to be? How does being active help fight chronic disease? The Florence County Community Health Improvement Plan 2015-2020 determined chronic disease prevention as the third most important health priority for Florence County, after alcohol and ...

Veterans of Foreign Wars starts annual essay contest

Crystal Falls — The VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition has begun, Commander Shannon Reinke of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Post Tufts-Rondon 2891 announced. Students in sixth to eighth grades in this area have the opportunity to compete and win thousands of ...

Not-Back-to-School celebration planned by local MARSP

IRON MOUNTAIN — All members of the Dickinson Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel are encouraged to gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the fifth annual Not-Back-to-School breakfast at Holiday Kitchen restaurant in Iron Mountain. This is an informal gathering where ...

Dear Annie: Children won’t listen

Dear Annie: My husband and I have four young children. Generally, our children are well-behaved; however, sometimes they don’t listen to me or my husband. It is incredibly frustrating for us, and we both lose our patience quickly with them. When this happens, we find that they start playing ...

Iron Mountain-Kingsford GFWC meeting on Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation of Women’s Clubs will meet at noon Friday at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. The guest speaker will be Nikki Smith, assistant physical therapist for Back in Motion. She will provide information on physical fitness ...

Community chorus practice starts Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for its 52nd season and Christmas program at 7 p.m. Tuesday. This rehearsal will begin preparations for the upcoming “Sounds of Christmas” concert. All rehearsals will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the Fellowship ...

Photo club meets Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Through the Lens Photo Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Iron Mountain Senior Center, 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. Their topic this month will be on developing and displaying art. They would like to encourage participants to bring ideas and questions, in addition to ...

Brother stays at arm’s length

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my brother, “Josh.” Josh seems to want to cut me and our mom out of his life. I’m indifferent to how much contact I have with my brother, but Mom is not. Josh is having surgery in a few days, and though he didn’t directly state it, it’s clear that he ...

Children can toast breakfast often

Sometimes making breakfast is the last thing you want to do, but families can teach children to make toast with many toppers nutritionists urge. Good toast begins with a nutritious bread like 100 percent whole wheat or multigrain bread already sliced for safety. They have about 50 calories ...

Superior Rehabilitation Services at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Waking up to the clouds and rain makes it feel like a go-back-to-sleep kind of day. Monday morning then turned hot and humid. As Yoopers and Golden K seniors, the weather does not interfere with the meeting. Dr. Paul Jacobs got the group ...

VA donation

Unit 461 of the American Legion Auxiliary from Pembine, Wis., recently donated $500 to the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain. The money will help with the hospital’s fundraiser for a Dolphin Mattress for the prevention and management of wounds for their ...

Hints from Heloise: Extend the life of cellphone battery

Dear Heloise: If you want to extend the life of your CELLPHONE BATTERY, try these hints: — Be sure to charge the battery fully before first use. — Turn your phone off if you won't be using it for several hours. Sounds like a no-brainer, but many people forget. — Do NOT let the ...

Fortune Lake senior day set for Sept. 10

CRYSTAL FALLS — Area senior citizens are invited to a special senior day at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp Monday, Sept. 10. The event will begin with fellowship time at 10 a.m. in the camp dining hall. The morning session will welcome the Rev. Vicky Prewitt, still remembered as Vicky Crystal, ...