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The other women

Dear Annie: I am an attractive and well-educated divorced woman. Recently, a man whom I dated several years ago contacted me. We are both 70. Our reunion was great. We have been getting along very well and communicating daily ever since. We live across the country from each other. He invited ...

Organic potatoes

Dear Heloise: I like to buy organic potatoes that come in a bag but always heard not to store potatoes in the refrigerator. How can I keep them from growing sprouts if they can’t be refrigerated? — Vivien W., Sherman Oaks, Calif. Vivien, organic potatoes will start to sprout anywhere ...

Geology club to have online election of officers

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

Wedding invitation snub

Dear Annie: My youngest daughter, “Marta,” is beautiful and caring but intellectually challenged. I have always encouraged all my kids to do what makes them happy, and she is no different. A couple of years ago, she met a wonderful man through mutual friends, “Brian.” After dating ...

Online bullying

Dear Heloise: Back in the day, bullying and intimidation by kids and classmates used to STOP the minute a child stepped off the school bus. Today though, with social media, it can perpetuate. Kids can post demeaning, humiliating and, most importantly, UNTRUE things about classmates online, ...

Norway community meal planned on Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will offer a free community meal for takeout or delivery from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The menu will include baked chicken, oven-roasted potatoes, vegetable and dessert. There is no cost for the dinner. A donation basket will be available for ...

Library of Michigan releases 2021 Notable Book Awards

LANSING — The 2021 Michigan Notable Books, announced by the Library of Michigan, provide a homegrown celebration of Michigan. The annual list features 20 books, published during the previous calendar year, which are about, or set, in Michigan or written by a Michigan author. Selections span ...

Post 340 meets on Thursday

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

Group seeks donations for Camp Batawagama

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Friends of Camp Batawagama is making progress toward its goal of raising $25,000 online to support construction of a new bathroom building for boy campers at the Iron County Youth Camp. The $25,000 will cover about one-quarter of the projected cost, and it will be a ...

Keep an eye out for charity scams

Today’s sound off is a warning about charity scams: Dear Heloise: In this colder weather, many charities will be asking for donations to help the homeless and the needy. Many are reputable agencies whose only goal is to help others. However, it’s also a time when some scam artists try ...

Lack of long-distance trust

Dear Annie: About six months ago, my boyfriend, “Jordan,” relocated to another state for work. We’ve talked about my eventually moving there, too, so we could be together, but we’ve held off making firm plans. He says he needs more time to settle into life there. He also says he wants ...

Late husband’s family bothering me

Dear Annie: I’m a 39-year-old mom of four. My husband recently passed away, in April of this year. His family was never very kind to me when he was alive, and they haven’t changed now that he’s gone. I’ve been dealing with their judgment and hostility. They find any little thing they ...

Four generations

Members of the Hamby/Schmidt/Yeager family recently gathered for this four-generation photo. From left are great-grandmother Delores Hamby of Iron Mountain; mother Jennifer Schmidt of McHenry, Ill., holding her daughter, Lyric Yeager of McHenry; and grandmother Cynthia Schmidt of Island Lake, Ill.

Maryhill donation

Fritz and Ann Rouse, former Niagara, Wis., residents, recently donated $10,000 to the employees at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. Representing different departments at Maryhill — from left, in front are Danielle Novak, activity director; Krystyna Sterba, activities; and Rebecca Brusoe, ...

Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan lists programs for January

LANSING, Mich. — Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter kicks off new year with free Dementia Super Saturday Series, education programs, support groups and more The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter will offer a wide array of free virtual support groups, education programs and ...

Response should have focused on woman’s emotional health

Dear Annie: I think you might have missed a chance, recently, to help a woman who had no sense of her own value, in your letter to “Lost.” Instead of referring her to a dating app in which she would latch on to another man who ignores her, “Lost” might benefit from some therapy first. ...

NARFE meetings postponed to September

IRON MOUNTAIN — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees’ Association meetings have been postponed until September 2021. Location, date and time are still to be determined. Further information will be provided in August.

Strong Bodies class starts Monday

FLORENCE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison Florence County Extension, Florence County Aging and Disability Resource Center and Foodwise will offer the Strong Bodies exercise program virtually for middle-aged and older adults starting Monday. The eight-week class meets online for ...