Life

Grief group slates meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — A community grief group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, 1721 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The group can provide a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows the opportunity to be supported by ...

Lions Club award

Submitted by Kerry Grippen, club secretary Mike Prost, left, of the Niagara Lions Club received a special award, the Gold Centennial Pin, from club president Gordon Behnke at a recent meeting for having sponsored new members during the International Lions Centennial celebration. Prost is ...

Dear Annie: Uncomfortable for all passengers

Dear Annie: When did airplane seats become so small? I hadn’t flown in six years until this past spring, when I booked a flight to attend a family wedding. I reserved a window seat so that I could relax in comfort. But the experience was anything but comfortable. For starters, the man next ...

Free meal Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church will have its monthly free Community Meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be baked chicken, roasted potatoes,vegetable, dessert and a beverage. The meal will be available for free delivery in the Norway and Vulcan area. To receive a ...

Pushy people

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about people who think they are entitled to push others aside instead of waiting for their turn. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: Yesterday, I was waiting at a deli counter, along with a few other people, when a man walked up to the counter and started to rap ...

Unit 21 auxiliary to gather June 17

IRON RIVER — Stambaugh Legion Auxiliary Reino Unit 21 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 17, in the basement of the post. Those planning to attend should note the earlier time. Anyone interested in joining is welcome.

Kowalewski, Cappella and Merkel ordained at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Three seminarians of the Diocese of Marquette were ordained by Bishop John Doerfler during a special Mass on May 31 at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. Deacon Michael Kowalewski was ordained a priest, while Brothers Romeo Cappella and Thomas Merkel are ordained deacons ...

Free training on defibrillator

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Area Rescue Squad will provide free training on the proper use of a heart defibrillator at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Niagara Senior Center. No sign up is required. Also, consider lunch at the center. The menu is beef tips over noodles, with a suggested donation ...

Hartzheim paintings at Art for All

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 52nd annual Art for All show is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at City Park in Iron Mountain. The event will go on rain or shine. A featured artist at this year’s event is Dawn Hartzheim. Hartzheim attributes her artistic talents as a gift from ...

Grief group meets Thursday at DCH

IRON MOUNTAIN — A community grief group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Dickinson Memorial Hospital, Chapel, 1721 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The group can provide a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows the opportunity to be supported by others who ...

Prank gone too far

Dear Annie: My office mates and I enjoy a good prank as a way of keeping things light. Recently, a good friend of mine, “Jimmy,” went on an extended vacation with his family. I decided to do a prank I have long wanted to do: put his house up for sale. My wife, “Diana,” told me that I ...

Cardboard boxes spur imaginations

Do you have a few cardboard boxes around? Then you are prepared for children. All you need are boxes, string, ruler markers, box cutter or knife, and duct tape. If you bring a few boxes home leave them in the children’s bedroom. Don’t do anything with the boxes for a few days. Just let ...

Gitche Gumee Bible Camp offers sessions for youth

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Gitche Gumee Bible Camp will host its annual youth camps. Junior camp for ages 8-10 will be from June 16-21, junior high camp, ages 11-13, will be from June 23-28, and teen camp for ages 14-17, from June 30-July 5. Gitche Gumee Bible Camp strives to provide a fun and ...

Historical society seeks crafters

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Historical Society plans to have its annual Quilt Show and Strawberry Social from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22. The event will be in the area near the museum at 201 Florence Ave., with the quilts being displayed at the Webb-Judge House adjacent ...

‘Cinderella’ performances planned this weekend

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Ballet Company and Northern Michigan Dance Academy will present the ballet “Cinderella” at the Braumart Theatre in downtown Iron Mountain. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday; and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Northern Michigan Dance Academy features Emily ...

Use emojis sparingly with work-related writing

Dear Heloise: I use emojis when I text and email my friends, but are emojis acceptable at any time in business writing? — Hunter in Texas Hunter, it’s important to gauge the climate of your office and the tone of your co-workers, bosses and clients. An emoji, sometimes called an ...

VBS planned

First Presbyterian Church at 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford will host its “ROAR!” Vacation Bible School program June 10-14. VBS will be 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. All children from 3 1/2 years through those completing sixth grade are invited for the week. Children will experience music with ...

Life lessons on the road

Dear Annie: I want to take a cross-country road trip — just me, myself and the highway. My plan is to drive through the southern half of the United States. Anything I should make sure not to miss? Also, I’m having trouble sorting out the logistics. This trip would take about three to four ...

Spinning Spools donates quilts

The Spinning Spools Quilt Guild recently donated 20 quilts, an afghan and receiving blankets to the Walk of Life Pregnancy Services in Iron Mountain. The Quilt Guild donates to several non-profit organizations throughout the local area. The Walk of Life Pregnancy Services is a pregnancy care ...