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Engaged — Moore, Evans

Randy and Sandy Moore of Randville, along with Jamie (Laureen) Southers of Toledo, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail, to Steve Evans. Steve is the son of Faye (Ken) Kirchoff of Sanborn, Iowa, and Steve (Bobbie) Evans of Montreal, Wis. Abigail is a 1998 graduate of North ...

Dear Annie: Thanks for the insulting junk

Dear Annie: I am in my 60s, as are my brothers and sisters, and we’re all retired. We have always exchanged nice, thoughtful (though not expensive) gifts for birthdays, Christmas and maybe some other special occasions. Over the past several years, my brother “Rod” and his wife, ...

Women’s March Post Reception planned Saturday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Public Relations Student Society of America chapter will host the second-annual Women’s March Post Reception, Rise U.P., from 2 to 5 p.m. Eastern time Saturday at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette. The Women’s March Post Reception, Rise ...

Winterfest at Norway High School

Norway High School will begin its Winterfest activities next week. This year’s theme is “Masquerade.” Students are encouraged to participate in Spirit Week: Monday is “Color Day” — Seniors wear black, juniors neon green, sophomores yellow and freshmen rust; Tuesday is “College ...

Grief group meets on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — As an extension of the community grief groups, OSF Hospice will host a luncheon for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support. The group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Maple Creek Restaurant in the Midtown Mall, 1052 S. Stephenson Ave. ...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Thursday

ESCANABA — Bay College Campus Activities Board, along with Bay College Library, will present a free screening of “Avengers: Endgame” (PG-13, 2019) on Thursday. Doors to the Besse Theater will open at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, with a showtime of 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the ...

Dear Annie: The joy of comparing

Dear Annie: I read your column daily and always like your tough love and sensible advice. I’m interested in what your advice would be in the following situation. It involves gift giving at Christmas for nieces and nephews. My daughter does not feel that her brother gave as much to her sons as ...

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Art Exhibition winners listed

ESCANABA — Bay College issued a “Call for Art” for the special Wizard of Oz Art Exhibition displayed at Bay College’s Besse Gallery from Sept. 25 until Nov. 12. The call for submissions was for a variety of mediums that explored the significant contributions “The Wizard of Oz” ...

Christian Motorcycle Association Redemption Riders plan meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Christian Motorcycle Association Redemption Riders will meet Thursday, Jan. 23, at Pizza Hut in Iron Mountain. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting at 6:30. The group meets on the fourth Thursday each month at Pizza Hut. The public is welcome. For more ...

Northwoods Geology Club meets Jan. 22

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Northwoods Geology Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Florence Natural Resource Center in Florence. Follow the Division of Motor Vehicle signs to the lower-level parking area. All ages are welcome to attend. Coffee and snacks are available during ...

Man’s dying wish shouldn’t make friend feel uncomfortable

Dear Annie: My husband, “Robert,” and I moved back to our hometown several years ago to help with aging parents. I went back to work as a nurse, and he joined his father’s law firm. Upon moving back, we struck up a friendship with an old acquaintance of Robert’s. “Tim” and Robert ...

UP Honor Flight donation

The Goodman Conservation Club of Goodman, Wis., selected the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight organization to receive a $1,200 donation to support sending local military veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor. The ...

Lacking in details about new gadgets

Dear Readers: Today’s sound off is about the lack of information and instructions with new gadgets: “Dear Heloise: I recently bought an appliance for my kitchen, but it came without instructions on how to use and clean it. The same thing happened when I bought a new cellphone. Have ...

‘Family to Family’ education course offered

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, or NAMI, Alger/Marquette. The series of free and confidential classes will be 6 to 8:30 ...

Living happier in the coming year

NIAGARA, Wis. — As we enter this new year, there seems to be plenty of things to cause us stress. One only has to listen to the evening news for five minutes to hear the latest developments in Iran, the continued unrest in our Congress and the most recent devastation caused by climate change. ...

Smart choices equal money saved

By Beth Waitrovich Educator, Michigan State University Extension IRON MOUNTAIN — When we hear about terms like money management, budgets and spending plans, it may seem very formal and not how we spend money in our own lives. However, we are making money decisions almost every day. We ...

Caregivers need care, too

Dear Annie: I have a 31-year-old son who has always struggled with mental illness issues. He was diagnosed with depression at age 15 and again in his early 20s when we sent him to a weeklong involuntary residential treatment. He will not stay on medication or go to counseling. In the ...

Wild Game Dinner slated Friday at Norway church

NORWAY — The 11th annual Wild Game Dinner is planned for Friday at Grace United Methodist Church of Norway. The event features wildlife mounts taken by sportsmen in the local area, a wild game dinner and Christian guest speaker Joe Bottesi. Doors will open at 5 p.m. to view wildlife ...

Making wise choices when a representative payee manages your money

y Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager, Escanaba ESCANABA —Some of the millions of people who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits need help managing this money. A person assigned to help you manage your monthly benefits is called a ...

UP Legion Mid-Winter Conference starts Jan. 17

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2020 Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts Mid-Winter Conference is planned Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, at the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 in Iron Mountain. The mid-winter conference schedule includes: Jan. 17 — 1 p.m., ...