Seniors

Letting go of control can be the hardest thing in life

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sometimes, and by sometimes I mean most of the time, I feel as if there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. I often find myself needing more time, and wishing that somehow I could make the hours stretch, and yet if that were to happen, I can’t even imagine how much more ...

Alexa — 65th

CHANNING — Francis “Ponch” and Joan Alexa of Sawyer Lake, Channing, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on Aug. 15, 1953, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Chicago. Maid of honor was Joyce Berg, Joan’s twin sister, and Bill Schmall served ...

Medicare, explained

By Edward I Cariuty Social Security District Manager in Escanaba Social Security and Medicare have a few things in common. Both programs help safeguard millions of Americans as well as improve the quality of life for our family and friends. Although both programs are household names, ...

Karlene Hall speaks about genealogy to Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Orice Walters raised her gavel and the Monday morning meeting for the Golden K began. It didn’t take long for members to settle into some serious momentous singing. With Al Calcari directing and Alyce Derwinski on piano, they do their best ...

Stambaugh class celebrates 70th reunion

The Stambaugh Hilltoppers Class of 1948 celebrated its 70th reunion Sept. 6 at Zippidy’s in Iron River. The evening began with a Youtube rendition of the class hymn, “My God and I Go in the Field Together,” followed by singing the “Hilltopper Fight Song.” They then had a moment of ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Training little sous chefs

How can we help our children become foodies with a broad palate? How can we teach them to make their own food by themselves when they are a bit older instead of complaining, “There is nothing to eat around here!” According to professional cooks and nutritionists, hands-on family cooking ...

View life with both eyes open so you don’t fall victim to its scams

IRON MOUNTAIN — Behind my house, climbing up the worn walls of our wooden privacy fence, there is a grape vine. In the summer, its leaves are a bright green and the luscious fruits begin to form, and in the fall it turns bright red, with purple grapes instead of green. Even though its bloom ...

Carlson tells Golden K about IM senior center

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — This is it, time to grab your sweater before venturing out. Days are warm, nights are rather cool. Labor day has passed, A &W has closed, school buses are running and the leaves are changing. Ready or not, fall has begun. With a week ...

Make time for the parts of life that keep you sane

IRON MOUNTAIN — When I thought about all the beautiful things in my life I’ve seen and experienced, I was reminded of how precious life truly is, and how it’s so very important to always appreciate the little things. This last week has been an incredibly chaotic one, with my to do list ...

Children can toast breakfast often

Sometimes making breakfast is the last thing you want to do, but families can teach children to make toast with many toppers nutritionists urge. Good toast begins with a nutritious bread like 100 percent whole wheat or multigrain bread already sliced for safety. They have about 50 calories ...

Superior Rehabilitation Services at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Waking up to the clouds and rain makes it feel like a go-back-to-sleep kind of day. Monday morning then turned hot and humid. As Yoopers and Golden K seniors, the weather does not interfere with the meeting. Dr. Paul Jacobs got the group ...

Fortune Lake senior day set for Sept. 10

CRYSTAL FALLS — Area senior citizens are invited to a special senior day at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp Monday, Sept. 10. The event will begin with fellowship time at 10 a.m. in the camp dining hall. The morning session will welcome the Rev. Vicky Prewitt, still remembered as Vicky Crystal, ...

Children learn that math is fun

What is more fun for young children than teaching them with food and objects they love? They can learn number meaning while counting, touching and moving objects during meals and playtime. This way, they learn that number meaning is much more than just memorizing a sequence of ...

Caregiver classes to be offered in Aurora

AURORA, Wis. — Caring for an older adult can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster ride, filled with good times and periods of stress and challenges. These emotional ups and downs often occur during the course of one day. To help handle the highs and lows of caregiving, the Aging and ...

Life isn’t fair but that doesn’t mean we stop living

Friday: Smear, 12:30 p.m. Last Saturday of the month: Music jam starting at 1 p.m. Admission is free.  Dances take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Admission is $6; coffee is free.  The Photo Club meets 1 to 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. ...

Parkinson’s speaker at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOPPI Golden K Club Monday morning, Golden K members managed to find their way to the First Presbyterian Church through the fog. Once inside, the atmosphere was clear and full of bubbly conversation. As Dr. Paul Jacobs took over the chairmanship and brought the meeting to order, Alyce ...

Kingsford 60th reunion

The Kingsford High School Class of 1958 recently met for its 60th class reunion in the Antoine Room at Recreation Lanes. Front row, from left, are Floyd Weaver, Pat Farley, Jim Flaminio, Ted Sparpani and Dave Anderson; second row are Sharon (Haug) Johnson, Beverly (Neuens) Whitley, Mary ...

What grandparents say about raising their grandchildren

The percentage of the population 30 years and older living with grandchildren has increased from 3.6 percent in 2000 to 3.8 percent in 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In almost half of these families, the grandparents had primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren. As ...

Worry can twist a situation’s words, but only if you let it

IRON MOUNTAIN — My mother always used to tell me that it was impossible to think about nothing. When I was young, and I would be staring off into space, she would ask, “Penny for your thoughts?” and I’d respond by saying I wasn’t thinking of anything. That’s when she’d famously ...