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Parkinson’s group to meet Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson’s Society of Dickinson County Area, a support group for Parkinson’s disease patients, caregivers, family and friends, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Senior Living activity room in Kingsford. Participants should note the change of location due to ...

Auditions planned for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

IRON MOUNTAIN — Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Jack And The Beanstalk” will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 15, at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay the full two hours. Some of the cast ...

Names in the News – Northern, Bay release dean’s lists

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Northern Michigan University dean’s list for the winter 2019 semester. These students in area qualified with a grade point average of 4.00. Crystal Falls — Blair Anderson, Adel Isaacson, Maria Stankewicz and Susanna Toivonen; Iron Mountain — Olivia Berutti, ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Rocks are cheap yet priceless for learning

What are 10 things a family can do with rocks after children no longer put things in their mouth? Top of the list — children love to throw and skip stones in the water. Help them look for thin, flat rocks and show them how to flick their wrists to have rocks hit the water on the flat side. ...

Daily Meditations — Inspired by the bravery of others – John 16:29ff

On the wall of a dentist’s office hangs a scroll with the title “I Can Take It Club.” Underneath the title are hundreds of signed names. They are the names of children who have pledged to face the dentist’s chair with courage. The dentist says it’s absolutely amazing how seeing ...

Sleeman graduates from West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Carlie Patricia Sleeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Sleeman of Pinckney, Mich., graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 25. Sleeman graduated from Pinckney Community High School in 2015. While at West Point, she concentrated her studies in ...

Dear Annie: Continuing to honor all fathers

Dear Readers: Fathers and father figures deserve more than one day of recognition for all their work and love, and the amount of beautiful words send in reflected this. Below are a few more moving tributes submitted for Father’s Day. ‘My Father’s Example’ A father gives instruction ...

Folk singer at the Crystal Falls Library on Wednesday

CRYSTAL FALLS — Troy Graham, a folk singer and songwriter, will perform from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Crystal Falls Library Pocket Park, 237 Superior Ave. The Crystal Falls Community Library hosts the free event. All are welcome to attend.

‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ training in Newberry

NEWBERRY — Michigan State University Extension will provide a two-day certification training for the caregiving program “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” June 26-27 at the Luce County MSU Extension office on County Road 428 Hamilton Lake Road in Newberry. This training is open to anyone ...

Dickinson County Senior Project FRESH dates set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH will offer free coupon vouchers to eligible older adults to get Michigan-grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices and honey from farmers markets and roadside stands. Along with the coupons, eligible individuals will get information on healthy ...

Names in The News – Local students on college dean’s lists

IRON MOUNTAIN — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point honored more than 1,975 undergraduate students for attaining high grade-point averages during the spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who earned highest honors had a GPA of 3.90 to 4.0 ...

Lunchtime LIVE! music series begins

ESCANABA — Bay College will kick off of its outdoor music series Lunchtime LIVE! on Thursday in the central outdoor courtyard on its Escanaba campus. “The start of summer means fun, sun, and hopefully a little live music and good food along the way,” said Emilie Schada, Bay College ...

Assumptions disrupting friendship

Dear Annie: I have known one of my friends, “Pam,” for more than 50 years, and at times she has been a very good friend. She and her husband introduced me to my now-ex-husband and were both in my wedding party. Last year, I had a disagreement with a mutual friend, “Sharon.” Quite ...

Post 50 hosts breakfast on Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 will host a Father’s Day breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the hall. The post will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, ...

Carol Schultz featured at Art for All

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 52nd annual Art for All show will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at City Park in Iron Mountain. The event will go on rain or shine. A featured artist at this year’s event is Carol Schultz, who specializes in pet portraits. She has been doing art most of her ...

Dear Annie: Moving out and moving on

Dear Annie: I lived with my husband for 50 years. We met spontaneously, and I moved in with him soon afterward. He was different from the norm. He was smart, always outgoing and had many great friends. I fell deeply in love. We got married after a few years together and began to build our ...

PEO Chapter AN meets Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The P.E.O. Chapter AN will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the home of Lorraine Siler. Co-hostess for the evening will be Susie Simeoni. Members are to meet at 5:15 p.m. at North Junction to carpool. Those unable to attend are asked to contact the hostess.

Niagara Knights of Columbus Duck Race scheduled for July 20

NIAGARA, Wis. — The fifth annual Niagara Knights of Columbus Jeff Champeau Memorial Duck Race will be Saturday, July 20, at the Niagara Heights Park. Grounds will open at 2 p.m., with the parade slated to start at 6 p.m. There will be a beanbag tournament, washer game for the kids, 50-50 ...

Events planned at the Niagara Library

NIAGARA, Wis. — Children, teens, and adults are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Club that continues through Aug. 30 at the Niagara Public Library, by reading all summer long, completing activity sheets and exploring with Take-and-Make bags filled with STEM activities. Stop in ...

Zonta installation

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Area Zonta Club hosted its annual Installation and Initiation Dinner and celebrated Zonta International’s 100-Year Anniversary on May 15 at the El Capitan in Spread Eagle, Wis. Zonta District 15 Governor Joy Smith attended the dinner and performed the ceremony as ...