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MSU Extension offering National Prevention Diabetes Program online

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Gained weight during the stay-at-home order? Ever been diagnosed with prediabetes or encouraged to lose weight due to diabetes in the family background? Michigan State University Extension has received full program recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and ...

The greatest thing in life

Health, wealth, power, love and fame seem to be at the top of many lists for those seeking greatness. Yet many who have attained these very things are bored, unhappy and depressed. If none of these things truly satisfy, what or who can? A couple falls in love and say they have found the ...

Taking collections one step further

Does your family have special collections? Maybe they collect tools, spare change, stamps, ornaments, seashells or photos. Young children also are drawn to collecting things. These collections can help them prepare for reading, math and science. Sharing treasures Gather the collection ...

Losing own life to support others

Dear Annie: Caring for my 91-year-old mother is taking a toll on me. For the past five years, I have made sure my elderly parents were doing well. My father battled bladder cancer for over 25 years, but in the end, cancer won out big time. I quit my teaching job to help support my mother with ...

Rose chafers coming to a plant near you

By SCOTT REUSS University of Wisconsin Extension-Marinette County Wausaukee, wis. — The annual late-spring invasion of mid-sized, metallic tan beetles with orange legs has begun in our area. Seemingly overnight, they will appear and begin heavy feeding on roses, raspberries, grapes, ...

Artist, illustrator Kathy Kuczek featured at Cities Wide Art for All

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kathy Kuczek is an artist, author and illustrator who will be part of the Cities Wide Art for All event. Kuczek’s artwork spans many mediums, from traditional acrylic and oils to digital. She enjoys drawing and painting in many styles, but her favorite type of art is ...

RiseUP event planned on Zoom

HANCOCK — Due to the Coronavirus, riseUP and the Carnegie Museum have rescheduled the “Beyond Brothels & Bars” presentation as a Zoom event. “Beyond Brothels & Bars: Discovering Women’s Roles in One Mining Community,” an illustrated live-stream talk by Author Jean F. ...

Norway band invites musicians

NORWAY — Norway City Band will begin its 138th consecutive season with a concert 7:30 p.m. July 4 at the Norway band shell. Rehearsals begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement of City Hall. All interested musicians are invited. Please call 906-396-6838 for more information.

Bay College announces winner in virtual student art exhibition

ESCANABA — Bay College has announced the award winners for the school’s first virtual Student Art Exhibition. Each year, Bay College hosts a gallery showing of the current students’ work. This year, they were unable to have a reception and award ceremony since the Bay College campus is ...

Charlie the chatterbox

Dear Annie: My neighbor “Charlie” is a chatterbox. He only works part-time and is home for the day by 11 a.m. For most of the afternoon, he hangs out in his front yard, talking to passersby. Anytime I run into him, it turns into a 20-minute-plus rambling conversation about all sorts of ...

Anti-Racism Prayer Vigil on Sunday in Crystal Falls

CRYSTAL FALLS — All Iron County residents are invited to join local citizens, lay leaders and clergy at 7 p.m. Sunday for a Anti-Racism Prayer Vigil at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, 138 Fortune Lake Camp Road in Crystal Falls . “Recent national news of the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna ...

Don’t fall for utility scams

Dear Readers: Many of us have lost our jobs or have less income and are now struggling financially. The utility companies know this, and most have been understanding about slow payment of bills. Scammers, however, are using this time to cheat you out of money you can’t afford to lose. Someone ...

Jordyn Springer receives scholarships

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School senior Jordyn Springer has been awarded two college scholarships from local donors for the 2020-21 fall semester. She was chosen as one of two area recipients of the Erna Rousseau scholarship in memory of lifelong piano teacher and accompanist from ...

Geology club plans meeting

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will begin meeting again at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level of the Florence Natural Resource Center in Florence. Upcoming events will be discussed. Kyanite specimens collected by members on a recent field trip also will be available to be ...

Antoine work bee Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Lake Antoine Park Partners will host a work bee for individual or group volunteers on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. Please bring your own rake and gloves if you can. Weed diggers might also be handy. Water and snacks will be provided. Meet at the kiosk near the bandshell ...

Piano donated

The Kingsford High School Music Department has received a Story & Clark institutional console piano donated in memory of John R. Calo. Calo, KHS music director from 1955 to 1990, died in February, at which time a memorial was established in his name. The Calo family would like to thank KHS ...

Three c’s for a COVID-19 relationship

Dear Annie: I am a college student who has been dating a girl for about two months. She’s from out of town but lives in the same city as me. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been more isolated than usual. She has a roommate but otherwise feels lonely. I spend as much time with her as ...

Kitchen clutter

Dear Heloise: No matter what I do, my kitchen drawers are always a mess. Buying drawer organizers seemed quite expensive, so I made my own using empty granola bar boxes that I cut and taped to hold my commonly used items. Now I have beautifully organized drawers that never fail to bring a smile ...

Oratch, Weber receive Badger Awards

NIAGARA, Wis. — Jessica Oratch and Joshua Weber have been selected to receive the Niagara High School Badger Awards as the outstanding senior girl and boy for the Class of 2020. Recipients are determined by a system that awards points for scholarship, total credits earned and ...

Furloughed or laid off

Dear Heloise: With the economic downturn, one of my friends got furloughed and another got laid off. What’s the difference? — Amy in Pennsylvania Amy, a lay off is typically the end of the line. You’ve lost your job. Why? An economic recession; the company is not performing well; the ...