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Mobile food pantry on Friday

NORWAY — Free food will be distributed Friday at the Crossroads Alliance church facility at 130 Odill Drive in Norway, home of Bethany Lutheran Church and Grace United Methodist Church. The distribution will start as soon as set-up is completed but no later than 4 p.m. This is a change ...

Walk With Ease class starts in May

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress will offer the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program online for six weeks starting in late May. Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be more active to improve overall health, this self-guided ...

Center dance on Saturday

IRON RIVER — The Iron River Senior Center, 814 N. Fourth St., will host a dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The Party Boy polka band will provide entertainment. The band features a former Amasa resident. Admission is $5 per person. Free snacks and sweets will be provided, along with punch ...

Outlet shopping

Dear Readers: Spring has sprung; you may be thinking of sprucing up your wardrobe, getting out of sweatpants and getting back to some semblance of normal, including your fashions. If you’re looking for a great deal, you might think, “Let’s head to the outlet store.” I’ll bet you ...

Setting ground rules with sister-in-law

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law has been living with her parents for over a year, after her college graduation ceremony was canceled because of COVID-19. My wife and sister-in-law don’t get along well with their parents, so she’s been very unhappy there. We invited her to our wedding last ...

Cornstarch can last for years if stored properly

Dear Heloise: How long does cornstarch last? There is no date on my box of cornstarch. My mother claims it will last for years. but I have my doubts. —Callie Y., Provo, Utah Callie, looks like your mother is right (mothers often are.). As long as your cornstarch is kept dry it will last a ...

Legion Post 340 meets Thursday

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

Creating STEM stories

The students in Kim Wille’s first-grade class at Florence County Elementary School have been working on STEM projects and using them as topics for developing their writing skills. The students enjoyed the Lego Education STEM kits.

Weidner Philharmonic plans outdoor concert at Green Bay Botanical Garden

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is heading to the Green Bay Botanical Garden to bring Weidner Philharmonic back to the stage as its members perform “Walton’s Facade: An Entertainment” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, in the Billie Kress Amphitheatre. This concert ...

Service officer in Hermansville on Wednesday

HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County veterans service officer, will have office hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Floriano Stecker-Kelly American Legion Hall in Hermansville. Veterans or widows who need assistance with the Veterans Administration in claims involving Agent ...

Thanks for coming by

Dear Annie: We occasionally will have friends over for dinner, and there have been times when they simply won’t leave. I’m not talking about an hour or two; many times it’s three or four hours after dinner! We love our friends and are happy that they feel very comfortable with us to ...

Northern Pines church plans in-person service

BEECHER, Wis. — The Northern Pines Community Church in Beecher, Wis. will be reopening for in-person worship after nearly a year. The first worship service, led by Rev. Jim Detloff, will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday. There will praise, thanksgiving and singing, with worship to follow. The ...

Past choices judged in present

Dear Annie: I raised my son, who is now 41, as a single mom. I am 75. My son and I have always been very close. Ten years ago, he married a very intelligent woman, and now I have two beautiful grandchildren. I was getting along well with everyone, but now my life is so depressing because my ...

Speak clearly when ordering through a drive-thru

Today’s Sound Off is about order takers at a drive-thru mumbling and talking too fast. Dear Heloise: When I go to a drive-thru at a fast food restaurant and order in the speaker, the people talk so fast and muffled that I cannot understand them. I wish they’d please slow down and speak ...

Building STEM bridges

Students in Chevonne Merhalski’s kindergarten class at Florence County Elementary School recently worked on STEM projects by designing bridges to support their toy vehicles. They tested out different bridges along with different vehicles. From left are Karson Schomer, Asher Lindow and Drew Gaines.

Life – only time will tell what comes next

NIAGARA, Wis. — There were two instances in just this past week where I was reminded that my husband and I are definitely on the downward slope of our lives. We had been talking about how we wanted to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. I had always wanted to see Montana — something ...

Social Security’s many online services

By EDWARD I. CARIUTY Social Security District Manager Escanaba There’s probably been a time in your life when you’ve wondered, “Can I do this online instead of visiting a Social Security office?” The answer is more than likely yes, and you can find more information about our ...

Gill — 50th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jeff and Patti Gill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 17, with a catered dinner for two by Crispigna’s Italian Market. Jeff and Patti were married on Oct. 17, 1970, in a 1 p.m. ceremony at Immaculate Conception Church in Iron Mountain. Jeff and ...

Husband needs constant reassurance

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for almost 12 years. We have been together for almost 20 years and have three beautiful children. The problem is that he has always needed more assurance of love than me — e.g., he asks, “Do you love me,” even though I constantly remind him ...