Life

Benefit planned Aug. 3

QUINNESEC — A cancer benefit for April Fitzgerald Turner is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Big 10 Sports Bar and Grill in Quinnesec. Funds raised will help with medical expenses. She has had multiple sclerosis for the past 13 years and on May 14 was diagnosed with breast ...

Hints from Heloise: Traveling on the card

Dear Heloise: There’s no shortage of credit card companies offering rewards if you sign up for their card. I know it can be confusing, but if you plan to travel, chances are you’ll need a credit card or two. Pick one that offers you free points for airfare, hotels or car rentals, or just ...

Queen Marinette Award nominations being taken

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Women’s Giving Circle of Marinette and Menominee Counties, a committee of the foundation, is seeking nominations for its sixth annual Queen Marinette Award. The award was created to recognize women who work towards creating a positive impact on the lives of women ...

Dear Annie: Eligible — and exacting — bachelor

Dear Annie: I am a divorced male in my early 50s. I’m in good health, successful and single. I’m single by choice, due to the availability of single women my age without issues (for lack of a better word). I do not take any medications, other than vitamins every morning. I weigh 195 ...

Engaged — Lindow, Renner

Gary and Jane Lindow of Florence, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianna Jo, to Daniel Jonathon Renner, son of James Renner of Crystal Falls and Cindy Torrison of Milwaukee. Brianna is a 2012 graduate of Florence High School and a 2016 graduate of St. Norbert ...

Preventing foodborne illness in local food establishments

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State University Extension will offer a ServSafe class at several locations. Classes will be in Iron Mountain, Negaunee, Marquette and Aurora, Wis., to educate food service managers about food safety practices. Training classes are taught by MSU Extension educators ...

Trip to the Holy Land planned

IRON RIVER — The Rev. Dr. John Delancey of Imagine Tours and Travel, and the Rev. James Swanson II of Grace Covenant Church of Iron River will host a trip to the Holy Land March 14-24, 2020. Some of the highlights of the tour will be an overnight stay beside the beautiful Mediterranean ...

Zion plans outdoor service

FELCH — Zion Lutheran Church will have its annual outdoor service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Felch Pavilion. The Willow Ridge Bluegrass Band will play old-time gospel music during the service. The worship service will be followed by a potluck meal with roasted hot dogs. Those planning to ...

Praise-Fest planned Aug. 3

CHANNING — Praise-Fest, a free, family-friendly day of praise will be 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 outdoors at R Cabins, N12178 M-95 about 1 mile north of Channing. The event will offer worship with Heather Ruesch, accompanied by Jeff Toivonen and Chris Kuzak; the Grace Sagola Praise Band; ...

2nd Infantry plans reunion

Olivia, N.C. — The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and the 98th annual reunion planned Sept. 18-22, in Tucson, Ariz., contact Bob Haynes at ...

New members

Toastmasters of the Northwoods in Iron Mountain recently inducted new members Dan Kari, left, and Michael Paling. The next meeting for the club will be 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in room 2376 of the Iron Mountain Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Toastermasters meet at 5:30 p.m. every first and third ...

Dear Annie: Being a friend, not a therapist

Dear Annie: I have a friend who has experienced a difficult life, including abuse, cancer and loss. I no longer spend time with her because every visit involved a painful recounting of every awful incident she has endured. I have tried to redirect the conversation to other topics and told her ...

Oliver photos on display in Hancock

HANCOCK — “A Passport and a Past Life” exhibit of photographs by Tom Oliver will be on display through Wednesday in the Kerredge Gallery of the Copper Country Community Arts Center, 126 Quincy St. in Hancock. The gallery includes images that connect Oliver’s history as a wildlife ...

Engaged — Johnson, Barnett

Christine and Michael McMahon of Kingsford are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Olivia Johnson, to Alex Spencer Barnett, son of Al and the late Judy Barnett of Kingsford. Judy knew and loved Brittany for five years before her passing and begged for a wedding and ...

Dear Annie: Closing the door on bathroom conversations

Dear Annie: I’m a 70-year-old man happy to still be working and productive. I work with a great crew of seven other people, but I don’t know how to handle this particular situation. Our workgroup is six men and two women. Both women tell us when they’re on their periods. “I have ...

Zion Lutheran Church outdoor service set

FELCH — Zion Lutheran Church will have its annual outdoor service at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Felch Pavilion. The Willow Ridge Bluegrass Band will play old-time gospel music during the service. The worshipservicewillbe followed by a potluck meal with roasted hot dogs. Those planning to attend ...

Mansfield church event planned

MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Memories Committee will sponsor the annual summer service starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mansfield Pioneer Church. The old pump organ again will accompany many of favorite hymns and gospel songs. All are invited to join in the singing. The Rev. Jim Janofski ...

Essay contest winners

Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1879 of Iron Mountain recently sponsored a seventh-grade essay contest on “Why I Am Proud to be an American.” The contest was open to students at Iron Mountain and Norway-Vulcan Middle Schools. Teachers selected first- and second-place winners, ...

Just Cruizin’ Car Club plans ice cream ride

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Just Cruizin’ Car Club has planned an ice cream ride Thursday to Florence, Wis. The group is to meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain. All area car enthusiasts are invited to join. No classic car is needed, just an interest in them. The club ...

Local residents have parts in ‘Mamma Mia’

MARINETTE, Wis. — Tickets are hot for Theatres on the Bay’s summer sensation “Mamma Mia” this weekend on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Marinette Campus. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. “It might very well be the fastest-selling show ...