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Purple Heart group meets

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1879 will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Storheim’s in Iron Mountain. All eligible Purple Heart veterans are welcome.

Support group set for Feb. 13

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next meeting of the Pulmonary Support Group will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Pulmonary Rehab Department within the rehab services gym on the main level of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. Meetings last about an hour. The group was established for anyone with a ...

NARFE plans lunch Feb. 25

IRON MOUNTAIN — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will gather at noon Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Maple Creek restaurant for lunch, with a meeting to follow. All are welcome.

Dear Annie: No business between neighbors

Dear Annie: My spouse and I are in our 70s, with numerous health issues. We decided we needed to sell our large home and move to something easier to maintain. We made the mistake of hiring the younger brother (“Jim”) of our best friend and neighbor “Jane.” Both assured us this business ...

Bay College Alumni Association seeks nominations for award

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, to be presented during the awards dinner April 28. This award was established in 1999 by the Alumni Association to recognize and honor an outstanding graduate of Bay College ...

Elephant and Piggie Party at the library Saturday

Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include: Saturday — Take Your Child to the Library Day: Elephant and Piggie Party, 10:30 a.m. at the Solomonson Branch Library in Norway and 1 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library ...

Dear Annie: Worried about neighbors’ infant

Dear Annie: We live across the street from a married couple — man and woman — who have a 16-month-old girl. Every time they get her out of the car, no matter what the weather is, they have nothing on her head. Even when the temperature was in the teens, and another time when it was pouring ...

Hints from Heloise: Dishwasher helper

Dear Heloise: I sprinkle baking soda in my dishwasher when I empty it. The baking soda keeps the dishwasher smelling fresh and keeps bugs away. The dishes, when washed, have a great sparkle. — R.M.Q. in The Villages, Fla. Sprinkling baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher between uses ...

Sons of Union Veterans meet Saturday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Camp 266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold its bimonthly meeting at 1 p.m. Eastern time Saturday in the old board room at the Jacobetti Veterans Home in Marquette. The room is on the lower level of the home and easily accessible from the rear parking lot. ...

Daughters to meet Feb. 6

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daughters of Isabella Congress Circle 367 will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Immaculate Conception Faith Formation Center in Iron Mountain. Hostess will be Barbara Bedard.

DACF brings back ‘Christmas in the Wizarding World’ fundraiser

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Community Foundation’s popular “Christmas in the Wizarding World” fundraiser is back for the third year. The last two events both sold out and organizers are hoping 2020 does the same, with tickets now remaining only for the Friday event. The ...

Women’s club gathers Feb. 7

IRON MOUNTAIN — The monthly general meeting of the Iron Mountain Kingsford Women’s Club will be at noon Friday, Feb. 7, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. The guest speaker will be Teresa Louys of Northwoods AirLifeline. This valuable service provides free transportation for ...

Hints from Heloise — Time to ponder your garden

Dear Heloise: Now that the holidays are over, many of us are longing for spring and planting our gardens. No matter how small the yard, it’s always fun to grow some of your own vegetables. Tomatoes are easy to grow in a wire cage or even in a pot. There’s nothing like homegrown ...

PEO Chapter on Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The P.E.O. Chapter AN will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Hostess for the evening will be Marcy Kasten, with Cindi Weber as co-hostess. Members are asked to call the hostess if unable to attend.

Purple Heart Chapter to meet Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1879 at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Storheim’s in Iron Mountain. All eligible Purple Heart veterans are welcome.

Healing and Anointing service set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will introduce an evening Healing and Anointing service at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, 221 W. B St. in Iron Mountain. The service will include a laying on of hands and anointing with holy oil; followed by Holy Eucharist. The laying on of ...

Engaged — Brown, Imler

Terry and Julie Brown of Kingsford and Karen Imler and Jim Schweitzer of Sugar Camp, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Brown and Jacob Imler. Lauren is a Kingsford High School graduate and also graduated with a radiologic technician degree from ThedaCare. ...

Dear Annie: Is marriage worth the fight?

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for almost 29 years. We have three grown children, two granddaughters and a third grandchild on the way. My dilemma is that although we have been married so long, we have had more downs than ups, especially this past year. We just have nothing in ...

Quilting in America program Feb. 10

NORWAY — Jeanette Zychowski will give a PowerPoint presentation on her quilting research at 2 and 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Jake Menghini Museum of Norway. Zychowski, a quilter for more than 20 years, became curious about how and when quilting began. Zychowski did more than four years ...

Dear Annie: Hugger needs to respect boundaries

Dear Annie: There is an elderly man who attends daily Mass at my church. He insists on hugging many of the women after Mass as they leave the church. He is a nice man, and I don’t think he’s up to anything creepy. I think he’s probably a throwback to the ‘70s when “hugging” was a ...