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Deadline approaching for Trudell Scholarship

IRON MOUNTAIN — Applications for the 2019 fall semester Trudell Scholarship are due Friday. Since its inception in 2004, the Trudell Scholarship has provided more than $77,000 to nearly 70 qualified students enrolled at Bay College West in Iron Mountain. Initially started to provide for ...

Blood drive set

NORWAY — The Norway Blood Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Crossroads Alliance, congregations of Grace United Methodist and Bethany Lutheran churches, 130 Odill Drive in Norway. Those who want to donate can stop in or call the high school office at 906-563-9542 ...

Being a Master Gardener

Do you enjoy being outdoors and working in the soil? Would you like the opportunity to learn more about growing plants? Are you excited about the chance to share your time and talents with others and spend time with people who share your interests? If so, you might want to become part ...

Dear Annie: Feeling obligated to see grandfather

Dear Annie: My grandfather was violently abusive to his wife, and then his daughter (my mother), and then to me. He was also very racist — he punished me for having a black friend in grade school — and just generally cruel. Now, his health is not so good, and his old age has mellowed him ...

PropBusters meet Thursday in Kingsford

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain area PropBusters remote control airplane club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union, 400 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford. The agenda includes discussion of the recent “Fly-In” and summer activities. ...

Juhannus Picnic

The weather was beautiful for the 2019 Raja Ryhma Finnish celebration of Juhannus on June 15 at the Bradley Maki Pavilion in Iron Mountain’s City Park. About 50 people of Finnish descent, their relatives and friends gathered to celebrate the light that accompanies the longer days of summer. A ...

Discussing your retirement hopes, dreams

IRON MOUNTAIN — We have been exploring the subject of retirement in this column for some time now and have covered topics dealing with when to retire, if downsizing a home is part of retirement, finding happiness during retirement, watching out for scams, and the various physical and ...

Flannery presents program on important topics for seniors

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Has summer finally arrived? The Golden K meeting June 17 was in a summer mood with songs that were lively and music sprightly with Alyce Derwinski on the piano and Al Calcari leading the group. Vance Uhazie, chairman for June, opened the ...

Beware of people pretending to be from Social Security

By Edward Cariuty District Manager, Escanaba Social Security is committed to protecting your personal information. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security number or bank account information to unknown people over the ...

Honor Flight fundraiser sponsor

River Valley Bank of Iron Mountain was a sponsor for the U.P. Honor Flight fundraising event on June 15 at Bob’s Country Bar in Niagara. Scott Lewellyn, left, U.P. Honor Flight representative, accepts a $500 donation from Kandy Edlund, Alissa Hedlund, Christy Cootware and Shantel DeGroot.

Folding on this bridge game

Dear Annie: A few years ago, I joined a duplicate bridge group in town and got paired with an older man who had just broken up with his partner. He taught beginner classes and was a great help in getting me up to speed with modern conventions, as it had been years since I’d played. We did ...

A little while — JN 16:16ff

The Rev. Joseph Gouin Pastor, American Martyrs Church, Kingsford In John’s gospel Jesus uses the expression “A little while” seven times in a few verses. He begins with “a little while you will no longer see me and again in a little while you will see me,” etc. When we stop ...

Daily Meditations — Peaceful heart – John 14:27ff

Albert Schweitzer gave up a successful musical career in Europe to become a missionary doctor in Africa. He not only wanted to bring physical healing to the natives but also spiritual healing. One day, someone asked him how he went about trying to introduce Jesus and the message of ...

Hints from Heloise — Freshest of fruits

Dear Readers: Summertime’s here, and fresh fruits abound. How to pick the freshest? Let’s take a look: Experts agree: Select deep, rich and brightly colored fruits for the best nutrition and flavor. Don’t overbuy; get only what you can use in a couple of days. In general, smaller pieces ...

County community chorus rehearsing for July 21 show

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Community Chorus is preparing for the upcoming “Music Under the Stars” concert that will be presented Sunday, July 21, at the Lake Antoine band shell. In its 53rd season, the chorus will be under the leadership of principal conductor Crystal Hogan. ...

ICMCF fundraising event Aug. 3

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Medical Care Facility Auxiliary is actively recruiting vendors interested in securing a booth for their annual fundraiser Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, inside the new covered pavilion at the facility. The group has moved its event from ...

Hill honored by Beta Sigma Chapter

IRON MOUNTAIN — June “Pauline” Hill of Kingsford was honored with the Alpha-Iota State’s Lifetime Service Award and the Alpha-Iota State’s Longevity Award at the Beta Sigma Chapter’s May 11 meeting. These awards, which were issued by the Michigan Alpha-Ionta State Delta Kappa ...

Friends of Education scholarships

The Iron Mountain Chapter of Friends of Education awarded its 2019 scholarship to Kiara Hood of Iron Mountain and Jessie Yu of Kingsford. Each girl received $500. Hood will attend Bay College in Iron Mountain, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in art and design. Yu will attend Central Michigan ...

Dear Annie — Talking over a loud speaker

Dear Annie: I need to vent here. I have a group of girlfriends, and there is one, “Melanie,” who dominates the conversation. Melanie’s voice is louder than mine so if I am telling a story or asking a question, she will just blare out whatever is on her mind. Another annoying habit: Even ...

Telephone retirees to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The former telephone employees will gather for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, at the Holiday Kitchen Restaurant in Iron Mountain. All former employees are welcome.