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Grandparents Teach, Too — Help children focus on homework

Step one for helping children focus on school-related tasks is to start with correct information. It helps to read everything the teacher sends home, including textbook instruction, if needed, and the assignment book. Children may insist something absolutely must be done a certain way when it ...

Dear Annie: Flaky freshman friends

Dear Annie: I’m about to be a sophomore in college, and I am on summer break. I have not really talked to any of my friends from college since we have all been busy with internships and traveling. It makes me nervous that we will lose the connections we made throughout the school year. I have ...

Museum sets holiday hours

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Menominee Range Historical Museums will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Beginning Tuesday, the museums will return to fall hours. The Cornish Pumping Engine and World War II Glider/Military Museums will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday ...

Classy Lassies plan meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Classy Lassies will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Wild Horse Saloon in Iron Mountain.

Alvin plans annual Fire and Rescue Picnic

ALVIN, Wis. — Alvin will have its 22nd anniversary Labor Day Fire and Rescue Picnic on Saturday at Buchanan Park in Alvin. The festivities will be from noon until the Big Tickets drawing at 7 p.m. Ongoing board and bucket raffles will be done throughout the day. The event also will feature ...

Anniversary — Kujala — 50th

Jack and Diana (Peterson) Kujala were married on July 26, 1969, by the Rev. John G. Hughes at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Matron of Honor was Sherry (Erickson) Caduto and best man was Jack’s brother, Ted Kujala, now deceased. They honeymooned in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. ...

Dear Annie: Not-so-sunny marriage

Dear Annie: I’m a 30-year-old male in my first year of marriage to a charming, beautiful woman, “Sonny.” I am madly in love with this woman, and she says the same to me. This is a second marriage for both of us. Unfortunately, I’m finding out that she has lied to me about a number of ...

Local churches to offer free oil changes

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next area Car Care Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14. This outreach is intended to help those in need with basic car maintenance, especially single parents with limited money or resources. The clinic expects to provide free oil changes and a general ...

Community chorus practice set

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson County Community Chorus will have the first rehearsal of its 53rd season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. Rehearsals will continue on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford. This rehearsal ...

DAR plans meeting

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula's Onagomingkway Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Hereford and Hops Restaurant in Escanaba. The featured presentation will be on Vivian's Outreach to ...

Special needs service planned

IRON MOUNTAIN Our Saviour's Lutheran Church again will offer a special needs worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at 1210 S. Kimberly Ave. in Iron Mountain. All are invited to join for a brief and informal worship service that will include music, puppets and fellowship time. For ...

Hagerman service set

IRON RIVER — Grace Covenant Church of Iron River invites the community to worship with them beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Covenant Point Bible Camp on Hagerman Lake. All attending are invited into the dining hall for lunch after the worship service. Those who are interested in being ...

Library Card Sign-Up Month in September

Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include: Month-long — September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at all Dickinson County Library branches. A library card puts a world of knowledge at your fingertips; sign up for one today. Any new patrons who sign up for a library card ...

Music recital

Major 10th Music studio had a recital earlier this year.

Page by Page Book Club meets Tuesday

Upcoming events at the Dickinson County Library include: Month-long — September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at all Dickinson County Library branches. A library card puts a world of knowledge at your fingertips; sign up for one today. Any new patrons who sign up for a library card ...

Auditions set for ‘Matilda’

IRON RIVER — The West End Players has chosen Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical,” to be directed by Jason Mattson, as its 2019 winter musical. “Matilda the Musical” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. “Matilda the Musical” will be ...

Alvin plans annual Fire and Rescue Picnic

ALVIN, Wis. — Alvin will have its 22nd anniversary Labor Day Fire and Rescue Picnic on Saturday, at Buchanan Park in Alvin. The festivities will be from noon until the Big Tickets drawing at 7 p.m. On-going board and bucket raffles will be done throughout the day. The event also will ...

Openhouse at Community Bible Chapel

NORWAY — Jim and Paula Danielson Roberts will present the work of Wycliffe Bible Translators beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Community Bible Chapel in Norway. The Roberts are well-known in this area, as both graduated from Norway High School in 1980. They attended Moody Bible Institute, ...

Dear Annie: Friendships are family

Dear Annie: I’m often frustrated when people say that family always comes first. By “family,” they mean the people you’re related to by blood. My mother was a toxic presence in my life from age 11 to 22. I recently took a big step by asking her not to contact me anymore, instead letting ...

Hermansville rummage date set

HERMANSVILLE — The Hermansville-Wide Rummage Sale is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The event will be held rain or shine. Residents planning to participate are asked to contact Mari Negro at 906-869-6336 or email an address to negsml@charter.net to be added to the sale map. ...