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Food pantry schedule announced

KINGSFORD — The Maranatha Messengers Food/Clothing Pantry is now open for food only. Appointments are available from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 906-774-7877 to schedule an appointment. Food can be picked up at 917 Pyle Drive in Kingsford.

Carry-Out Carnival Cuisine offered at UP State Fairgrounds

ESCANABA — It’s not fair time yet, but who doesn’t want an elephant ear or other delicious fair food offerings? The public is invited to Carry-Out Carnival Cuisine as part of Cars, Coffee and Carnival Cuisine. Customers can satisfy their fair-food cravings at social-distanced, ...

Baking cookies with the children

Dear Heloise: With my children home all day, I’ve done more baking than usual. Since my kids are very young, they enjoy helping, so I let them decorate sugar cookies. I just measure out about 2 or 3 tablespoons of white sugar in a small bowl, add a few drops of food coloring and keep ...

When caregiving for loved one ends

By TERESA BROULLIRE Aging and Disabilities Resource Center Florence County FLORENCE, Wis. — Taking care of a loved one takes a lot of time and energy. Your own needs move lower on the priority list as you spend more time caring for your loved one. You start saying no to the weekly ...

Miscommunications and misunderstandings

Dear Annie: I come from a large family. I was the youngest of four girls, and there were several years between us. Growing up, I barely knew my two older sisters. One of the sisters remarried someone from a different religion, though they were not practicing. Fast-forward 20-25 years and this ...

Honoring veterans

Volunteers gathered Wednesday to place flags on veterans’ graves at Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain. From left are Sam, Tom and Charlie Christesen of Kingsford. Since 2003, Breitung Township School District teacher Andy Mendini has been organizing the flag-placing event, which normally ...

Wisconsin schedules Memorial Day observance

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar invites Wisconsin veterans, family, and friends to join the WDVA and Gov. Tony Evers to honor the fallen by participating in Memorial Day 2020: Wisconsin's Virtual Commemoration, a state-wide Memorial Day ...

Playing in the sandbox

Cali Collins, daughter of Lucy Wessman and Clint Collins of Iron Mountain, plays in the sandbox at the home of her great-grandparents, Steve and Sue Mikolajczyk of Vulcan. Cali wanted to wear her winter hat because her sun hat blows off when she runs.

Missing a personal notification on death

Dear Annie: My first cousin died two weeks ago, but not one of her siblings called to tell me or any of my sisters the news. Two of the cousin’s siblings have my phone number because I sent them a family Christmas newsletter with my phone number and email in the letter. I finally saw my ...

Grace Covenant in season of change

IRON RIVER — After nearly 10 years of ministry under the direction of The Rev. James Swanson II, Grace Covenant Church is in search of a new pastor. In December, Swanson announced he had accepted a call to Pleasant Community Church in his hometown of Warren, Pennsylvania. In the ...

Crystal Falls Musicale welcomes new members

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Musicale has been promoting the appreciation of music in the schools and community for 90 years. Established in 1930, the non-profit women’s group raises funds to provide scholarships for students at Forest Park Schools to attend the Iron County Band ...

Matching game

Lexi Gunville helps her brother, Lincoln, with a fun matching game in Kingsford.

Let go of first love

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing this guy, “David,” on and off for almost a year and a half and we have this long-distance relationship going on. This is my very first relationship, but he’s been with a few women in the past. While we can’t see each other as often as we’d like, I intend ...

Safer bathrooms with the use of assistive equipment

By Teresa Broullire Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County FLORENCE, Wis. — Homes should be safe havens. Nevertheless, each year injuries in and around the home contribute to millions of medical visits and many fatalities each year. Although anywhere in a home can be ...

Stop the spread cold, flu bugs

Dear Heloise: At the start of cold and flu season, I got in the habit of washing my hands when I came home after doing errands. But I also added the extra step of wiping down the steering wheel, gear shift, car door handle and anything else I touched with a sanitary wipe. It would seem ...

Mobile food pantry set June 10, Aug. 13

IRON MOUNTAIN — Individuals and families experiencing food insecurities can attend a mobile pantry that is being hosted from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, Aug. 13, in the parking lot across from Home Depot at 8170 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. To adhere to ...

Free community meal on Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will offer a community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The menu will include pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni salad and dessert. There is no cost for the dinner. The meals will be available for take-out from the church parking ...

Piatti — 74th

IRON MOUNTAIN — May 11, 2020, marked a very special day for Arla and Gerald Piatti. It started when they met in 1943, just before they graduated from high school. After dating for less than three months, Gerald was called to serve in the Marines during World War II, Arla waited at home ...

Gogolewski named Outstanding Graduate for Business Division

ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College selects an Outstanding Graduate from each of the six divisions at the college. The graduate is selected by instructors for their academic excellence, leadership and community service. Shaun Gogolewski was selected as the 2020 Outstanding Graduate for the ...

A versatile tool in the kitchen

Dear Heloise: My family loves fresh pineapple, so I often buy a pineapple and cut it up for them. The one chore I disliked the most was cutting out the center core, but by accident I found a simple way to do that chore. I use a doughnut cutter to get the center core out. It’s easy and ...