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Veterans Corner — Explaining the VA’s veterans pension program

IRON MOUNTAIN — This month, I would like to discuss the VA veterans pension. We have had many questions about who is eligible for this benefit and how to apply. This is an income-based program, which means that you must meet certain income requirements that I will outline. A veteran must ...

Dear Annie: Finding forgiveness for abuser

Dear Annie: I have managed to overcome an abusive childhood, and I’d like to share with you how I did it at age 42, which, unfortunately, was 22 years after my abuser, my father, died. My father had been very abusive but also very loving. As a child, and then as a teenager, this “dual ...

WIC Middle School essay contest winners named

IRON RIVER — Three students from West Iron County Middle School in Iron River have been named local winners in the 51st annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The three students who earned the awards for their school are Aubrey Bice, first; Caleb Strom, ...

Dear Annie: Sick of talk of being sick

Dear Annie: We have a friend whose spouse has many medical concerns. They are serious and can be life-threatening. However, in my opinion, the biggest concern is that every time we are with them, the conversation turns to these medical conditions. My own view is, “What a wonderful world!” ...

Daily Meditations — Jesus still has an influence on us

The famous Napoleon Bonaparte was quoted the following concerning Jesus: “I know men, and I tell you that Jesus is not just a man. . .You speak of Caesar, of Alexander…and the enthusiasm they enkindled in the hearts of their soldiers; but can you conceive of a dead man making conquests with ...

Grandparents Teach, Too — Water and milk are healthier for kids

Sixty percent of children and teens ages 2 to 19 are drinking one soda or other sugary drink on any given day— sugar, water, a little flavor, chemicals, and a little fizz, according to federal statistics. Pediatrician, Dr. Natalie Muth states,” “For children, the biggest source of added ...

Names in the News — Bay College announces dean’s list

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay de Noc Community College has announced the students who have earned recognition to the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.50 grade-point average out of a possible 4.00, and must have completed 12 or ...

Giving son tough love will be tough

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a 20-year-old son, “Joe,” who has “failure to launch” syndrome. He coasted through high school, smoked pot, played video games and did the minimum to get by. After graduation, we agreed he could work part-time and go to college while living at home, ...

Beekeepers to offer free program Thursday in Sagola

SAGOLA — Northwoods Beekeepers will host a free event at 3 p.m. Thursday in Sagola to teach how to turn honey bee wax into candles, lip balm and more. “We prize honey bees for their tasty honey, but beeswax is a marvelous product of the hive as well. Bees secrete wax from special ...

West Iron County Middle School

IRON RIVER — The middle school first-semester honor roll for the West Iron County District: A-minus or better Eighth grade — Aubrey Bice, April Clark, Rachel Fanous, Adison Franzene, Elliot Gatien, Haiden Gill, Julia Gray, Mackenzie Hill, Annika Larson, Emma Lecher, Harlie Melstrom, ...

Help available for Finns in UP

HANCOCK — Finnish citizens currently residing in the Upper Peninsula who have concerns, particularly regarding the United States’ recently-enacted European travel ban, are encouraged to contact James Kurtti, the honorary consul of Finland for the U.P. As an honorary consul, Kurtti can ...

Dear Annie: Prioritizing health checkups

Dear Annie: I lost my wife to cancer two weeks ago after a two-year battle, with surgery and radiation treatments. I just saw a story on the news about how, in America, fewer and fewer people are getting regular wellness checks. There are a variety of reasons why. I ask that you implore your ...

Knights plan St. Patrick’s Family Party

KINGSFORD — The Knights of Columbus invites families and friends to the St Patrick’s Family Party on Tuesday at the K of C Hall on Breitung Avenue in Kingsford. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6. Cost is $12 for adults; $6 for ages 6 to 12; and free for ages 5 and ...

DAR to meets Saturday

ISHPEMING — The Onagomingkway Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will have its monthly meeting from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time Saturday at the Jasper Ridge Brewery & Restaurant, 1075 Country Lane in Ishpeming.

Foxy Loxy Ladies meet

AURORA, Wis. — The Foxy Loxy Ladies will gather at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the C&R in Aurora.

PEO Chapter CX members

P.E.O. Chapter CX will have its monthly meeting Monday at Pine Grove Country Club. Lunch will be served at noon, with the meeting at 1 p.m. Members should call Louise Swope at 715-251-3300, to notify whether you are attending or not, no later than Thursday. The menu is a grilled chicken salad. ...

Daily Meditations — You are the salt of the earth – Matt: 5:33ff

One of the greatest compliments someone can give is to say, “That man is the salt of the earth.” This implies that person really gives flavor to the life of others. Many years ago there was a television program called “Life is Worth Living” by Bishop Fulton Sheen. His talks were so ...

Dear Annie: Move forward and don’t look back

Dear Annie: I am going through a situation with my daughter, who is 26 years old and suffers from manic depression. I had my daughter at a young age and raised her as a single mom. To avoid issues with my ex-husband and his family, I moved to Florida. When my daughter went to school, I ...

Bay West LIFE presentation on maple sugar set

IRON MOUNTAIN — It is the season once again for “sugaring off,” and in honor of this harbinger of spring, the Bay West LIFE group will present Tom Andes, who manages and taps 500 sugar maples every year, at the meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in Fornetti Hall at Bay College West in Iron ...

Women’s club in Norway

NORWAY — The next meeting of the Norway-Vulcan Women’s Club will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mike’s on Main in Norway. All area women are invited.