Employees collect recipes for cookbook
MENOMINEE — In celebration of their 130th Anniversary, the employees of First National Bank & Trust collected approximately 150 recipes from past and present employees and created an Anniversary Cookbook which were sold at each of their seven locations in Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Menominee, Iron River, and Marquette at a cost of $10 each. The event raised more than $4,500 which will be distributed to causes within each of the communities that the employees support.
The Barb Palzewic Hope Memorial Relay of Stephenson, which supports local cancer patients living primarily in Menominee and Marinette counties, is one of the recipients of this benefit. 
For more information on the Barb Palzewic Hope Memorial Relay, to sign up for the relay, 5K run/walk, held at the beginning of June, or to make a donation in memory of someone lost due to cancer or someone who is currently battling the disease, persons may visit the website hopememorialrelay.com.
Johnson inducted in NIHF
Warren S. Johnson, inventor of temperature control and co-founder of Johnson Electric Service Co., now Johnson Controls, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) for his pioneering efforts in temperature-regulation technologies at a ceremony in May. 
Johnson was a largely self-taught inventor who became the leader of temperature-regulation technologies. His innovation and the company he co-founded helped launch the multi-billion-dollar building control industry. Patented for his bimetallic thermostat in 1883, one of his 30 patents, Johnson transitioned from teaching to a full-time innovator, introducing his first commercially feasible device in 1895. For more information about the induction, persons may visit http://www.invent.org/honor/.
Ransner qualifies for Circle of Success
STEPHENSON — Mark D Rasner, CFP, ChFC, CASL, APMA, a Private Wealth Advisor with Lineage Retirement & Wealth Management, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Stephenson, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program. Rasner established himself as one of the company’s top advisors who provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations and is delivered in one-on-one relationships with his clients.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Marinette native publishes novel
MARINETTE —  Marinette native Richard Smith, author of Life After Eighty and Once Upon A Christmas has added to his anthology of published works with his latest novel, “In Musings of an Old Man,” which is a collection of poems and short stories that reflect on growing old, from humorous encounters with the latest technology to the heartfelt struggles of losing a lifelong partner. In his new undertaking, Smith shares his views of cultural changes in society, physical changes in later years and the resiliency of the human spirit that allows widows and widowers to regain joy after profound loss.
The book, published by Koehler Books, will be available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble as a hardcover, paperback or e-book on March 15 and from Books-A-Million in paperback. For more information, persons may call Richard Smith at 941-792-5927 or email djsmith31@yahoo.com or for high-resolution images of the book cover and the author, persons may call Carl Blesch at 908-875-4137 or email cblesch8319@gmail.com.