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Wisconsin Veterans Museum lists virtual events schedule

MADISON, Wis. — The museum staff invites the public to participate safely in the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s programming this winter through virtual platforms. “Despite being closed, we can still make our mission to tell Wisconsin veteran stories through engaging digital programming. ...

Marinette County libraries offer Read Woke Challenge

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Marinette County Public Libraries has begun the Read Woke Challenge for children, teens and adults of all ages. The challenge invites people to read one book in each of 12 categories over the course of the year and complete related activities. Readers can register ...

20 Time Project donation

Mary Lynn Verley, owner of Rainbow’s End Alpacas and Rainbow Gifts and founder of Alpaca Love, donated hand-knitted items to Norway-Vulcan Area School sixth-grade students Tessa Castelaz, left, and Kaylee Baldwin for their 20 Time Project. The girls recently put together 100 “comfort” ...

Names for Geology Club officers due before Wednesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — The January meeting of the Northwoods Geology is canceled. Normally officers are elected at this meeting. This year, the club will use the Northwoods Geology Facebook public group page to elect and vote for officers. Those interested in running for president, vice ...

UPPCO urges caution around reservoirs as water levels are lowered

Marquette — As winter settles in across the region, Upper Peninsula Power Company will begin lowering water levels at its hydroelectric reservoirs to prepare for melting snow and precipitation this coming spring. UPPCO’s hydroelectric project licenses are issued by the Federal Energy ...

Protect your credit card

Dear Heloise: I gave my credit card to the girl at the fast food window, and then she got her phone out and was texting, or she could have been taking a picture of the back of my card, which has all the pertinent info on it: the 16 digit account number, the expiration date, my name and that ...

Eroded trust

Dear Annie: My fiance and I want to go back to the way we were, but it is more of a struggle for me than for him. We are planning to get an apartment together, but it is hard for me to be around him without getting upset. I have been going through a lot lately, and finding out that my fiance ...

Dad embarrassed when daughter displays nasty habit in public

Dear Annie: I have a beautiful daughter in her mid-20s. She is attractive, bright, friendly and hardworking. She has so much going for her. She does have a peculiar bad habit: She picks her nose in public. It’s not just a quick pick when no one is looking. This is a thorough deep cleaning ...

Entertainment made easy

Dear Heloise: We love having people over for a party or dinner, but for some reason I’m always rushed at the last minute, and I’m often a bit frazzled by the time the guests arrive. — Linda Q., San Antonio, Texas Linda, I have a simple plan you can do with a S-M-I-L-E. S: Set the ...

Zonta Club has Koeze Nuts available for sale

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford area Zonta Club still has the famous Koeze Nuts available. Nuts can be purchased at Nic’s Boutique (formerly Julia Rose Creations), Hosking’s Hairlines, and Ultimate Bride (formerly Maxine’s in Norway). Those interested also can contact ...

Dating with autism

Dear Annie: I am a 36-year-old man living with my father. I also have autism, and because of this, I have had difficulty in dating women. For a few years, I was on the dating website called I Love Your Accent (I had been on 10 other sites prior to that), which matches American and British ...

Winter art exhibit opens at Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College will have its winter art exhibit, “Secret Identity,” featuring the works of Carol Phillips, on display in the Besse Gallery on the Bay College main campus through Feb. 24. A talk by the artist will be take place via Zoom at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Go to ...

Bay seeks nominations for outstanding alumni

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. The Alumni Association established this award in 1999 to annually recognize and honor an outstanding Bay College graduate, one who has made contributions to ...

Wait is over for veterans suffering from effects of Agent Orange

The recently approved National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 includes three new Agent Orange presumptive illnesses for Vietnam veterans. Agent Orange is a chemical that was used during the Vietnam War. Many of our veterans have suffered serious illness and death because of ...

Walk for Life planned Jan. 31

IRON MOUNTAIN — The local Right to Life Group will have its annual Walk for Life on Jan. 31. Those interested should meet at Kingsley North starting at 1 p.m. The walk will begin at 1:30 p.m., crossing Stephenson Avenue and continuing to the Hardee’s restaurant. Participants should plan ...

Feeling the lack of gratitude

Dear Annie: There are three sisters in my family. Two of us are childless. Our other sister now has seven grandchildren. Every Christmas and birthday, my other childless sister and I send a check to each grandniece and grandnephew. We never expect any gifts in return, but it would be nice to ...

Stock your closet

Dear Heloise: If this year has taught me anything, toilet paper, wipes, bathroom cleaner and facial tissue are all important to keep on hand. — Brian B., via email Brian, it’s so important to keep a well-stocked pantry and linen closet. Some stores may be limiting quantities of these ...

Post 340 meets

HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Clubrooms in Hermansville.