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Proud Equestrian Program offered

NORWAY — This year’s Dickinson County 4-H Proud Equestrian Program will take place Aug. 6-10. Participants will ride from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The last day of the program concludes with lunch and a trail ride around the fairgrounds, weather permitting. PEP is a therapeutic horseback ...

Dear Annie: Boyfriend disrespected by ex-wife

Dear Annie: What advice would you give to a divorced man regarding “moving on”? My boyfriend and his ex-wife have been divorced for 10 years, yet she continues to manipulate him and behave spitefully toward him. She and their adult children show no consideration for my boyfriend’s wishes. ...

Daughters Circle 367 meets on July 12

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daughters of Isabella Circle 367 will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Hong Kong Restaurant in Kingsford. No formal monthly meeting will take place until Thursday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Faith Formation Center in Iron Mountain. Hostess will be ...

Superior Arts Youth Theater to offer summer programming

MARQUETTE — Superior Arts Youth Theater will offer acting and dance camps this summer. Camps are open to youth interested in performing who would like to expand their abilities and meet new friends. Acting camps are open to preschool age to 12 years old. Dance camps are open to ages 6 to 18 ...

Giving Circle Grants available

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Women’s Giving Circle, a committee of the M&M Area Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications at mmacf.org. The WGC funds projects and programs that address issues directly affecting women and girls throughout Marinette and Menominee ...

Mini Yoopers Dollhouse and Miniatures Club sets meetings

NORWAY — The Mini Yoopers Dollhouse and Miniatures Club meets the second Saturday of the month in Norway. They are seeking new members. No previous experience is needed, as projects are taught step by step. The goal of the group is to teach how to create furnishings and accessories for a ...

Major 10th Music events

The Major 10th Music Studio had its second-annual recital June 1 at the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain. In the left photo, in front, from left, are Norah Edwards, Domenic Fredrickson, Fletcher Hulkkonnen and Bryn Sullivan; in back are Sophia Wysocki, Luisa Ozzello, Thomas Niebrzydowski, Elliot ...

Cutting off the conversation

Dear Annie: One of my elderly relatives is a real sweetheart, but she also is quite a talker. Our phone conversations go on and on — for 45 minutes or longer. I do not want to hurt her feelings, but her conversational skills far exceed my listening skills. The only way I can get a word in is ...

Fluent in French cooking?

Dear Heloise: There are some French terms in cooking that I’m not familiar with, so it makes it confusing when I see certain words, such as “bisque.” Would you explain some of the French terminology in cooking? — Wade N., Topeka, Kan. Wade, here are some commonly used French ...

Leave the kids behind?

Dear Annie: My wife passed away in 2003. We had two children, who were 5 and 7 at the time. They were pretty spoiled. They have children of their own now and never seem to have time to come and visit me but always seem to have time for their boyfriends’ families. They always break dates with ...

Yoopers Fighting Alzheimer’s picnic and pickleball event

NORWAY — A Yoopers Fighting Alzheimer’s picnic and pickleball tournament is planned July 12 at Marion Park. The potluck picnic will start at 5:30 p.m. in the pavilion. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. A representative from the U.P. Alzheimers Association in Marquette will be ...

Ford Addition parade planned Sunday

KINGSFORD — The Ford Addition neighborhood Sunday will carry on a tradition that began more than a half-century ago when a parade was arranged so a little boy who had a winter birthday could celebrate in summer. The late Dr. Boyce and his family six months later arranged a neighborhood ...

Dear Annie: The trouble with being vegetarian at a barbecue

Dear Annie: With summer in full swing, we are preparing for and going to lots of barbecues. I am always grateful when our family is invited over for a barbecue on a nice summer night. The problem is that I’m a vegetarian. Every time we go to a friend’s barbecue, I can’t find anything ...

Paul and Char Sikora of Crystal Falls and Yi Xiong of Oshkosh, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Joe Sikora of Green Bay, Wis., and Sua Yang of Oshkosh. Joe is employed as a market research analyst at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay and Sua works as an inventory coordinator at Expera Specialty Solutions in Kaukauna, Wis. They will be married on Sept. 1, 2018.

Engaged

Paul and Char Sikora of Crystal Falls and Yi Xiong of Oshkosh, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Joe Sikora of Green Bay, Wis., and Sua Yang of Oshkosh. Joe is employed as a market research analyst at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay and Sua works as an inventory ...

Hints from Heloise: Advice from a world traveler

Dear Heloise: I’ve traveled all over the globe, and I’ve learned a thing or two about flying. I’ve listed a few of the important ones here: 1. Remove all old flight tags on your luggage. Otherwise your luggage could go anywhere. 2. Remember your manners. Be polite to airline ...

Five generations

Members of the Floyd Van Oss family of Channing recently gathered for these two five-generation photos.

Hedmark receives Hiram Fisher Masonic Scholarship

NIAGARA, Wis. — Sydney Hedmark was awarded the Hiram D. Fisher Masonic Scholarship for Niagara High School’s Class of 2018. The $1,000 scholarship was presented during commencement ceremonies May 25. Hedmark is the daughter of Janis and Paul Hedmark of Aurora, Wis. She plans to study ...

The Dickinson County Area Paisano Club recently awarded two area high school graduates with $500 scholarships. Recipients were Matt Swanson and Dominic Occhietti. Here, Swanson receives his check from Nick Simone, left, and Mark Pugh, right, both of the Paisano Club. Any resident of the Dickinson County area who is of Italian descent or married to someone of Italian descent is eligible for membership in the Paisano Club. Annual membership is $10. Anyone interested in joining the club can call Simone at 906-774-2066 for more information. The Paisano Club wishes to extend its congratulations and best wishes to for a successful future to all area graduates, Simone said.

Paisano scholarship

The Dickinson County Area Paisano Club recently awarded two area high school graduates with $500 scholarships. Recipients were Matt Swanson and Dominic Occhietti. Here, Swanson receives his check from Nick Simone, left, and Mark Pugh, right, both of the Paisano Club. Any resident of the ...

Children invited to color Flivver pictures for Fourth of July float

KINGSFORD — Breitung Townships Schools is looking to involve the entire community for the Fourth of July Parade this year. Children will be able to color custom Flivver pictures and then bring them to the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Fourth of July Parade. They will be collected during the parade ...