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MARSP brunch on Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will host a Not-Back-to-School Brunch for prospective as well as present members of the organization at 10 a.m. Monday at Holiday Kitchen restaurant, 1605 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. ...

Dear Annie: Not alone in loneliness

Dear Annie: I am 68 years of age and actually very lonely. Most of my friends have either moved on or passed away. I don’t make close friends very often because I don’t trust too many people. I guess I expect a lot. Honesty, loyalty and caring. That’s hard to find. I can only remember ...

Poker run fundraiser for set Raspor/Burrows scholarship

FLORENCE, Wis. — Forever Young, the Raspor/Burrows Memorial Scholarship All-Terrain Vehicle/Side-by-Side Poker Run fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Florence County Fair Park in Florence. The poker run pre-registration is available at Annie’s Trading Post, the Chuckwagon and ...

Geology club slates meeting

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Florence Natural Resource Center in Florence. As of now, no speaker has been lined up for the August meeting. If one is secured, that information will be posted on the club’s website, ...

DCH retirees meet Aug. 30

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at C&R Bar in Aurora, Wis.

Engaged — McCole, Pepin

Todd and Tricia McCole of Kingsford announce the engagement of their daughter, Elli, to Ryan Pepin. Ryan is the son of Susan (Mike) Noel of Escanaba and Bruce (Joan Casanova) Pepin of Escanaba. Elli is a 2014 graduate of Iron Mountain High School and received her bachelor of science degree in ...

IM-K Women’s Club plans lunch meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford General Federation Women’s Club will meet at noon Friday, Sept. 6, at the Pine Grove County Club in Iron Mountain. The menu will be half of a Monte Cristo sandwich and soup, along with coffee and dessert, for $15. The guest speaker will be ...

Mansfield Memories Historical Committee plans picnic

MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Memories Historical Committee is sponsoring a community picnic on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Mansfield Township Hall. Mansfield residents, neighbors and friends are invited to attend. The gathering will start at 4 p.m., with the traditional egg toss to follow at 4:30 ...

Dear Annie: Friendship fears

Dear Annie: I’m heading to college next year and am scared of making new friends. While I have don’t have trouble talking to new people or getting along with most of them, I feel like none of them will understand my weirdness the same way my high school friends do. My parents and I moved ...

Car club ride tonight

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Just Cruizin’ car club has planned an ice cream run to Neu-cup in Iron Mountain at 6 p.m. today.  All area car enthusiasts are invited to join at any time. The group also will attend the car show Saturday in Eagle River, Wis.

Great Books Club to begin in September

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Great Books Club will begin its 2019-20 schedule of discussions at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the all-purpose room of the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. All meetings take place on the second Monday of each month. Those who are interested can ...

Family-to-Family classes to start

MARQUETTE — Family members and friends of individuals with a mental illness may benefit from a 12-week Family to Family education course to be offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesdays from Sept. 17 through Dec. 3 at 129 W. ...

Dear Annie: Lunar lullaby

Dear Annie: Your recent letter from, “Grieving My Childhood,” reminded me of a very old German song, written by a renowned clergyman, that begins with the line, “Der Mond ist aufgegangen.” It later says, roughly translated: “Do you see the moon over there? You can only see half of it, ...

Barbie party set for doll club

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will celebrate the 60th birthday of Barbie when it meets at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River. The world first was introduced to Barbie at the American Toy Fair in New York ...

CF Lions Club details work, looking for new members

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Lions Club focuses on helping community members and doing community projects in Iron and northern Dickinson counties. They are members of the International Lions Club, the largest service organization in the world, and offers an opportunity for everyday ...

Dear Annie: 1,200 miles of miscommunication

Dear Annie: We have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Wisconsin, while we live more than 1,200 miles away in Florida. In early May, our son asked us if we could come up to Wisconsin in August to care for his girls (our grandkids) while he and our daughter-in-law spent a weekend in New York ...

Auditions for ‘A Christmas Story’ to start Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Auditions for Dickinson County Community Theatre’s November production of “A Christmas Story” will be 6 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Braumart Theatre. The production will be directed by Fred Jump, who directed “Li’l Abner” and recently played the ...

DCH retirees meet Aug. 30

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at C&R Bar in Aurora, Wis.

JBB plays Sunday at Crystal Theatre

CRYSTAL FALLS — As part of the Gem of a Season Series, Crystal Theatre on Sunday will feature The Johnsons’ Bluegrass Band from Foster City. The JBB is a sibling band, all under 25 years old. They pair artistic, original songwriting with fresh chords, plentiful harmonies and lots of ...

Geology club meets Aug. 28

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Florence Natural Resource Center in Florence. As of now, no speakers have been lined up for the August meeting. If one is secured, that information will be posted on the club’s website, ...