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Free Halloween party for kids

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 15th annual Howling Halloween Party for Kids is set for from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Iron Mountain Senior Center. The party is free and designed for ages 10 and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event will offer treat bags, lunch, ...

OZ rocks the Braumart

The local classic rock band OZ will play a one-night concert Saturday at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the show at 7. They also will have a video production company, Mountain Media Works, make a live marketing video that night. “Come join the fun — ...

ADRC sponsors free caregivers conference

AURORA, Wis. — Are you someone who helps a person with tasks they used to do by themselves, such as meals, household chores, grocery shopping, arranging medical appointments, providing transportation or ongoing care? A yes answer to any of these questions means you are a caregiver. The ...

Car club party on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Just Cruizin’ Car Club will host its annual member appreciation and new member recruitment pizza party Thursday. The club will depart at 6 p.m. from the Midtown Mall parking lot to travel to the Pizza Oven on Breitung Avenue in Kingsford for dinner and ...

IC museum event

CASPIAN — The Iron County Historical Museum will host the annual Lee LeBlanc Gallery fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the museum’s cultural center. This year’s fundraiser will include a dinner catered by Curious Pig restaurant and an art show highlighting local artist Judi ...

Dear Annie: Not very neighborly

Dear Annie: My neighbor has a huge tree growing squarely in the middle of her yard. The tree is so big that a limb crashed down and broke part of a fence I share with another neighbor. I was left with the repair and the cleanup. When I mentioned this situation and my safety concern to the ...

Master Gardener Class offered in Escanaba

Escanaba — Fall is here and the gardening season may be wrapping up, but a number of Delta, Dickinson, Menominee and Schoolcraft residents are still “thinking” gardening by participating in the Michigan Extension Master Gardener class. Learning about various gardening topics, ...

Parkinson group meets Thursday

KINGSFORD — The Parkinson Society of Dickinson County Area once again will host Dr. Steven Schechter, a neurologist from West Bloomfield, at the support group meeting Thursday.   Check-in will begin at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Coffee will be ...

Stamp club meets Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northwoods Philatelic Society stamp club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship room at First Lutheran Church, 1210 S. Stephenson Ave. behind Slumberland Furniture in Iron Mountain. A short business meeting and a brief educational program will be followed by the ...

Free meal set for Sunday at Norway church

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church, will host a Free Community Meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Crossroads, a church facility behind the Jake Menghini Museum that is shared by Grace United Methodist and Bethany Lutheran at 130 Odill Drive in Norway. The menu will be dinner franks, ...

Find ways to re-energize so you can be the best caregiver you can be

No one can anticipate what it will take to care for another person. It starts out with little things, and then slowly progresses to more and bigger things. Pretty soon, you find yourself spending an enormous amount of time and energy taking care of someone else. The responsibility becomes ...

Dear Annie: Looking to hop off the hamster wheel

Dear Annie: I guess my question is more just about the state of my life. I went to great schools, played college sports, got married to a wonderful woman, and we have four terrific children. We live in a nice house. Yet despite all these outward appearances of success, I don’t feel ...

Lap pads made and donated

Members of the Kingsford Class of 2023 made and donated lap pads to the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center. From left are students Isaac Nash, Ellyce Doenier and Paige Janousek with Katie Maxon, chief of voluntary service at the VA center.

Mini fair Saturday

Trinity United Methodist Church at 808 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain will have its annual Mini Fair starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with an 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. hot sandwich, salad and pie luncheon. In addition to the frozen cheese ravioli, there will be frozen homemade soups, crafts, “Trash ...

Historical foundation seeks members

IRON MOUNTAIN — If you have a passion for preserving the past with an eye on the future, the promotional committee of the Menominee Range Historical Foundation is in need of members. The committee is focused and committed to initiating and implementing fresh ideas designed to educate and ...

DAR sponsoring essay contests

MARQUETTE — The Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor two essay contests. The Christopher Columbus essay contest is done with the National Italian American Foundation in honor of Columbus for students in ninth through 12th grades. Christopher Columbus’ first expedition set ...

Social Security covers disabled children

Children are our future — we share our knowledge and talent with them — we pass on our values to them knowing they will share those gifts. Social Security safeguards children all year long, but we’d like to take this opportunity to share information about our programs that provide direct ...

It’s important to be pro-active about children’s vaccines

NIAGARA, Wis. — I can remember as a kid and member of the baby-boom generation that when it came time to get vaccinated, we took home parental approval forms from school. With parental permission attained, we lined up in the gymnasium or auditorium grade by grade and, with arms extended, got ...

Pipp — 50th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jon and Kathleen Pipp of Iron Mountain recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 17, 1969, at St. John Cathedral in Milwaukee. Jon and Kathleen are proud parents of six children, Dr. Darren (Tiffany) Pipp of New Glarus, Wis., Karen (Paul) ...

Road commission chief speaks to Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — A bright sunny Monday morning greeted the Golden K members as they gathered at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. The piano is a large musical instrument. When one hits the keys, the keys hit the hammers and the hammers hit the ...