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Art recipes make childhood fun

Certain recipes are important to keep around the house so families are always prepared. The following recipes use materials found in the kitchen and garage. No-cook play dough Mix together: 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup salt in a separate bowl. Mix together 1/2 cup water, 3 drops food coloring, and ...

Remember when?

Menominee Range Historical Museum photo Employees posed in front of the J.C. Penney Company store at 415-417 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain, formerly the home of the Levy-Unger Company, probably sometime between 1935 and 1945. The J.C. Penney Co. was first listed at this address in the ...

The lessons and legacy of the coronavirus

NIAGARA, Wis. — Life as we had all known it has changed dramatically in a very short period of time. Words like virus, quarantine, social distancing, community spread and personal protective equipment were not even a regular part of our vocabulary four months ago. We did not turn on the ...

Learning B’s

Jack Krznarich, 2, and Lucy Krznarich, 5, work on the letter B. Lucy is an early kindergarten student at Woodland Elementary School in Kingsford.

Virtual Scouting for Food Drive underway

Marquette —The Scouts of the Hiawathaland District in the Upper Peninsula have worked with local Bay-Lakes Council, BSA to scale up a grassroots campaign to encourage generosity across the U.P. With food insecurity growing rapidly in our communities due to the ongoing economic downturn and ...

Gillespie to the rescue

Dear Heloise: I have Type 1 diabetes, and I also have a service dog, a golden retriever named Gillespie, who is trained to detect when my blood sugar drops. He can sense the change due to the smell of my breath when I exhale, and he’s trained to nudge me with his nose and even alert someone ...

Need to tell her you just want friendship

Dear Annie: I have been with this woman, “Sue,” for close to a year now. Lately, things haven’t been the greatest because I feel she is acting like a teenager. She thinks every free moment should be spent with her, and if I don’t, she gets mad. She will text me throughout the day and ...

Help with lessons

Mary Slagle of Norway High School works on school papers with Kennedie, Triston and Weston Trevillian.

Play-Doh fun

Gabe Steinke, a student in Jenette Gunville’s first-grade class at Woodland Elementary in Kingsford, shows off his Play-Doh man.

Vegetable selection for home gardens

By SCOTT REUSS University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture/ Horticulture agent Wausaukee, Wis. — Our area’s Easter snowstorm may have tempered gardeners’ enthusiasm a bit, but it is definitely time to finish selecting what vegetables you are going to grow this ...

A different love language

Dear Annie: I am a widow. I have three adult children, two daughters and one son. I am fortunate that my son, “Ryan,” and one of my daughters, “Melissa,” both live in the same city as me. But I’m writing because I have an ongoing situation with Melissa. I have severe arthritis, and ...

‘Petticoat Patriots’ exhibit available online

HOUGHTON— After a successful opening night reception March 5 at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton, riseUP closed the “Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote Virtual Tour” due to the coronavirus. As this exhibit is on loan and must be returned before they will be open again, ...

Use vinegar to clean off ‘sooty’ fireplace bricks

Dear Heloise: My fireplace bricks have become rather “sooty” after having so many fires this past winter. How can I clean them? I’ve tried soap and water but they are still filthy! — Marie in Michigan Marie, clean the bricks around the fireplace with full-strength white vinegar. This ...

Northwood’s Apostolic Church continues to live streaming services

CRIVITZ, Wis. — The Northwood’s Apostolic Church of Crivitz continues to offer live streaming services via Facebook and its website at https://www.northwoodscrivitz.org/. The services are online at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. Sundays. They also offer various individual Bible ...

Answers to military trivia questions

IRON MOUNTAIN — As we all continue to be under a shelter-at-home order, I would like to take a moment and give you information about the Iron Mountain VA call-in veteran support group. The purpose of this is to give veterans an opportunity to gain support and stay connected during this ...

Sewing is for life, not just for girls

Dear Annie: I was wondering how the man with a short fuse was functioning in the work situation. I had a friend years ago who had anger issues that caused disastrous results in his family, professional life and social life. His license was revoked, and he was ordered to get help, which he did ...

‘Notable Women in Hancock History’ to be shown online

HANCOCK — Due to the coronavirus, riseUP and the Carnegie Museum in Houghton have rescheduled the “Notable Women in Hancock History” presentation by local historian John Haeussler as a Zoom event. All are invited to join. The event will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, April ...

Not wanting daughter around toxic household

Dear Annie: I know of a situation that I think needs to be addressed but I’m not sure how. My 15-year-old daughter has a friend, “Dawn.” Dawn’s mom, “Lucy,” married a widow, “Reba,” two years ago. Reba sold her home and bought a house with Lucy at Lucy’s suggestion. Reba is ...

MSU Extension offers Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101 online course

LANSING — Want to learn how to grow vegetables during “stay-at-home” requirements? Michigan State University Extension now has a completely online, comprehensive, self-paced, introductory course on Smart Gardening with Vegetables that is perfectly timed for the beginning of the growing ...

Virtual food drive aims to provide food for seniors

LANSING, Mich. — A virtual food drive organized by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Aging and Adult Services Agency and the Food Bank Council of Michigan is raising money to provide food boxes to seniors who are staying home to protect themselves from COVID-19. MDHHS and ...