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Know the signs of hypothermia

The cold weather is upon us in Wisconsin. While some people enjoy the snow and cold and others can’t wait for summer to return, none can deny that winter can produce some dangers, especially for older people. Not only are there slippery sidewalks to contend with but also the possibility of ...

Red Kettle donation

Tadych’s Family Market of Iron Mountain and its patrons collected $3,349.64 for the Dickinson County Salvation Army’s 2019 Red Kettle Campaign. Dickinson County Kettle Coordinator Debbie Floriano accepts the donation from Dave Mainville of Tadych’s. The Salvation Army acknowledges ...

Fair group plans smear tournament

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Fair will host its second smear tournament Saturday, March 7, at the Florence Community Center. This is a new date, with no tournament planned for March 21 as in the past. Registration starts at 5 p.m., with the tournament to begin at 6 p.m. Entry ...

Entries sought for Parade of Nations logo design contest

HOUGHTON —The Parade of Nations seeks an eye-catching, colorful logo for T-shirts, posters and other publicity for its 2020 parade and celebration set for Sept. 19 at Michigan Technological University. The winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card. The 2020 Parade of Nations theme is ...

Dear Annie: Not your sweetheart

Dear Annie: Recently, I went to a debate tournament where I gave speeches with other kids on laws that we wrote. When we got back our score sheets with feedback, I found a comment from a judge telling me to smile. I was very upset and angry. I’m a high school girl, and this judge was a dad ...

Library accepting prom items for its annual swap

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Library is accepting donations of gently used and clean dresses, shoes and other prom accessories for the 11th annual Prom Dress Swap. This year’s swap is set for 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the ...

Saintly Stitchers donate

The Saintly Stitchers of Norway recently dedicated their time and talents to produce dozens of patriotic fleece blankets for the U.P. Honor Flight organization. The donated blankets will be presented as a gift to the military service veterans who will take the next U.P. Honor Flight to ...

Dear Annie: Celebrate the small victories

Dear Annie: My biggest accomplishment in life is my recovery. I’m currently seven years sober, and I have worked very hard to clear my history of self-destruction and rebuild my life into what it is today. I continue to attend recovery meetings and guide other women through the recovery ...

Feeding America mobile food pantry in Norway on Friday

NORWAY — Free food will be distributed at 5 p.m. Friday at the Crossroads Alliance church facility at 130 Odill Drive in Norway, home of Bethany Lutheran Church and Grace United Methodist Church. Doors will not open before 4 p.m. at the earliest. Participants are asked to bring bags or ...

Ash Wednesday worship set by Florence parish

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence Parish, a partnership in Christian ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran and the First Presbyterian churches, invites the public to attend their Ash Wednesday worship service at 4 p.m. that day. The Rev. R. Avery Carr, administrative interim pastor for the parish, ...

DCH retirees to meet Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Hospital retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Maple Creek Restaurant in Iron Mountain.

Ash Wednesday service planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain will conduct an Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. that day. Communion and the Imposition of Ashes will be available. Lenten mid-week services will continue on Wednesdays through the Lenten season. Soup suppers are offered ...

Dear Annie: Balancing budget and bliss

Dear Annie: My wife’s nephew got married about four years ago. It was a destination wedding at a beautiful tropical location. My wife is very close to her sister, so there was no question that we would attend. No expense was spared. We added a week to our family vacation. All of our children ...

Craft fair exhibitors needed

PEMBINE, Wis. — The Pembine Senior Class will host the annual Pembine Spring Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the school. The event is used as a class fundraiser for their senior trip to Florida this spring. The event will have more than 65 vendor spaces available, ...

Making the intentional choices that build a life

NIAGARA, Wis. — I wrote last week about a book I was reading, “Women Rowing North” by Mary Pipher. Last week, I had completed only the first section that dealt with the many challenges of this journey and shared with you some of Pipher’s insights on the loneliness so many of us will ...

Lost my appetite

Dear Annie: My parents live in a tiny Midwestern town with one restaurant. It’s a mom and pop place with really delicious food, and many of the locals are regulars, including my parents. The owner, “Martina,” is extremely sweet and accommodating and does most of the work including the ...

State Employee Retirees chapters merge

ESCANABA — The two State Employee Retirees Association chapters in the Upper Peninsula have merged to better serve membership and to streamline operations. The former Lake Superior Chapter, headquartered in Marquette, and the Upper Peninsula Chapter centered in Escanaba have become the 906 ...

Puzzling it all out

Residents at Victorian Pines Estates in Iron Mountain work on a puzzle. From left are Lucy DallaValle, Bill Broman and Lorraine Lacoy.

Art and a child’s brain function

“Creativity in and of itself is important for remaining healthy, remaining connected to yourself and connected to the world,” according to Dr. Christine Strang neuroscientist at University of Alabama Birmingham. It turns out there’s a lot happening in our minds and bodies when we make ...