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Auditions set for ‘Matilda’

IRON RIVER — The West End Players has chosen Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical,” to be directed by Jason Mattson, as its 2019 winter musical. “Matilda the Musical” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. “Matilda the Musical” will be ...

Great Books Club to start on Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Great Books Club will begin its 2019-20 discussions at 7 p.m. Monday in the all-purpose room of the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. All meetings take place on the second Monday of each month. Those who are interested can participate in one or ...

Book recalls man’s struggle with Alzheimer’s-like disease

MILWAUKEE — A former Iron Mountain resident has written a memoir to her late husband about his struggles with an Alzheimer’s-like disease. Martha Risberg Brosio was raised in Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1955. She worked as a secretary at Lake Shore the ...

Steak fry set in Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Knights of Columbus Council No. 2847 will sponsor a steak fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall. The meal includes an 8- to 10-ounce tenderloin, baked potato, salad and dessert. Beer, soda and coffee will be available. ...

Basanese, Roberts speak at Golden K meeting

One does not need sunshine to brighten a day. Just join the Golden K on any Monday morning and the day will brighten up automatically. Sue Proudfit, as program chairperson, rings the bell. Alyce Derwinski positions her music, pulls up her bench as Al Calcari raises his director arms and ...

Cemetery tour planned Saturday in Crystal Falls

CRYSTAL FALLS — Bill Leonoff will be the featured presentor for a tour at 9 a.m. Saturday of Section 2 Catholic at the Evergreen Cemetery in Crystal Falls. The causes of deaths — by accidents, illness or murder — and other adventures will be told, said Gloria Frederickson of the Crystal ...

Pawsta event planned Sept. 25

IRON RIVER — Northwoods Animal Shelter’s annual Pawsta Dinner will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Iron River County Club. Cost per ticket is $12 for ages 12 and older, $8 for younger than 12. A cash bar will be available. The event also will have drawings for numerous baskets and ...

Food truck in IM on Sept. 12

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Feeding America West Michigan Food Truck on Thursday, Sept. 12, will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 808 Carpenter Ave., Iron Mountain. Registration is at 8 a.m., with distribution beginning at 9:30 a.m. Those attending should bring their own bags or boxes. The ...

GFWC meets Friday at Pine Grove Country Club

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation Women’s Club will meet at noon Friday, Sept. 6, at the Pine Grove County Club in Iron Mountain. The menu will be half of a Monte Cristo sandwich and soup, along with coffee and dessert, for $15. The guest speaker will be ...

Dear Annie: Following your gut

Dear Annie: I graduate from college in December (hopefully), and before then I have some important decisions to make about my future. I’ve been thinking about the outcomes for several months already, and the decision has not gotten any easier. I’ve been dating my boyfriend for well over a ...

Dear Annie: Drunken boss is the final nail in the relationship coffin

Dear Annie: My boss considers me a friend. A couple years ago at a work-related dinner, he badgered me about having children of my own. I was in a long-term committed relationship with a woman who refused to have children, something he was aware of from previous uncomfortable conversations. I ...

Black Cow event at VA

Saturday, the Iron River Knights Of Columbus Council 2300 had its quarterly Black Cow event at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain, serving root beer floats and sundaes to the veteran patients and their guests. From left are servers Sir Knight Dennis ...

Women’s Giving Circle taking nominations for award through Sunday

MENOMINEE — The Women’s Giving Circle of Marinette and Menominee Counties, a committee of the M&M Area Community Foundation, will award more than $11,000 in grants at its annual gathering and grant ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the main building at University of ...

Weidner Philharmonic inaugural concert set

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Michael Alexander, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will conduct the first piece of music to be played by the Weidner Philharmonic at its inaugural concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The piece will be ...

NMU nursing plans 50th anniversary alumni events

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s School of Nursing invites alumni of all of its programs to attend a 50th anniversary celebration that will coincide with NMU’s Homecoming weekend Sept. 20-21. Advance registration is requested by Sunday, Sept. 15, at nmu.edu/nursing/50. The ...

Norway St. Vincent de Paul seeks volunteers

NORWAY — Maxine Meneghini, formally of Maxine’s Bridal Shop, has found happiness in volunteering since selling her store in Norway. She finds that volunteering keeps her physically active, emotionally in a good place and gives her much satisfaction to be helping out her neighbors. ...

Women’s retreat set

KINGSFORD — Vessels of Honor in The Master’s Hands will have a women’s retreat Sept. 28 at Maranatha Church, 920 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford. Registration is 9 a.m., with a 10 a.m. start. Speaker Ann Stedman of Norway will present “In the Potter’s House” and “New Name/New ...

ADRC offers class for caregivers

FLORENCE, Wis. — Providing care for a friend or family member can be a rewarding experience, but it often provides challenges, too. More than 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, homemaking and other services on a daily or ...

Brewing History at the Marquette Regional History Center

MARQUETTE — National Prohibition became law in 1919. One hundred years later, Michigan boasts an impressive craft brewing scene. Celebrate this centennial at the Marquette Regional History Center by sampling beers from the newly revived Upper Peninsula Brewing Company. This year, the ...

Homestead church event set

The public is invited to the annual Corn Roast and Log Burning planned at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Homestead Baptist Church, 2670 County Road N in Homestead, Wis. This is a free event with corn, hot dogs and drinks provided. Entertainment will be by The Paul Family Bluegrass Band. The Paul Family ...