Seniors

Kingsford city manager speaks at Golden K Club meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Monday morning provided a “golden” opportunity for Alyce Derwinski to pull the bench up to the piano and get those “black and whites” warmed up and ready for Jim Verrette to start the group singing. With the adroitness of a ...

Pinecrest residents go fishing

The residents from Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers took a fishing trip Wednesday to Gladstone. They left early in the morning and stopped at McDonald’s for some “breakfast to go.” They really enjoyed the beautiful morning in Gladstone. A great time was had by all, even though ...

Is the digital age really better than the good old days? Continued

IRON MOUNTAIN — The definition of progress is the forward movement toward a destination, or onward in space or time. It also is defined as any path of learning and action that moves in the direction of reducing threats/missed opportunities and increasing our capacity to deal with them. ...

Golden K Club has picnic at Cowboy Lake

IRON MOUNTAIN — There is a song with words something like this “Hey hey good lookin,’ whatcha got cookin’? ... so if you wanna have fun, come along with me.” That could be the theme song for the Golden K. The member picnic was Monday at the Cowboy Lake pavilion. Weather ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: When grandparents must step in

When because of a variety of serious family problems, grandparents feel they must take over, even adopt grandkids, there are a number of issues to address and places to go for help. First, what all experts agree is grandparents must swing into protective mode. Protect your grandchildren and ...

Is the digital age really better than the good old days?

IRON MOUNTAIN — On the phone the other night, my mother frantically asked me one of her most frequent questions: can you fix my phone? She proceeded to tell me that she once again had run out of storage and she had received a message saying that if she didn’t do something in 30 days her ...

Hogan entertains at Golden K meeting

BY JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Usually the Fourth of July is one big day of celebration. Coming on Wednesday this year, the holiday was split for some. Celebrations began on Friday and continued to Wednesday — with a work day thrown in between. Having a break didn’t ...

IR Center dance

Pam and Scott Koehn will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Iron River Senior Center dance. Admission is $6. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact senior center council chairman Ray Goodhall at 906-265-3089.

Grandparents Teach, Too: Playing, moving with percussion instruments

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at pow-wows, band concerts, weddings and parades. They are jumping and twirling to the beat. Drums also can be a fun learning tool. All you’ll need are purchased ...

Enjoying summer the only bucket list you need

As the heat waves have officially started to roll in, I’ve been reminded of why summer is my least-favorite season. After the long winter, I’m entirely ready for spring, and after the April showers I’m ready for May flowers, as well as the green it brings, welcoming in the once again ...

Picnic learning fun

Summer is the perfect time for combining skills and a picnic. This easy activity, filled with fun and learning, is another way to have more “time in” with children. Planning together Even though it is easier and quicker to gather materials yourself, you might take a moment to make a ...

Dance Saturday at Senior Center

IRON MOUNTAIN — A dance in memory of the late Jan Hartman of Norway is planned Saturday at the Crystal Lake Senior in Iron Mountain. A potluck will start at 6 p.m. with the dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Music will be by Country Express of Escanaba. Everyone is encouraged to come with stories ...

Dickinson County sheriff speaks at Golden K meeting

KINGSFORD — Did you ever think looking forward to a Monday morning would be a good thing? The Golden K members do just that. Getting together to share all the weekend activities with one another and then getting 30 or 40 people to sing under the direction of Jim Verrette, with the musical ...

Life and love are unpredictable yet so satisfying

IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s been said that you can always tell who a writer is because they’re never quite in reality, because their mind is creating another. Ever since I can remember, I’ve perpetually made stories up in my head. No matter the moment, my mind is often speaking its own ...

Kramer updates Golden K group on county activities

KINGSFORD — The weather has been playing a big part in everyday life lately. The storm that roared through this area last Sunday didn’t wash away the pathway to the Golden K meeting on Monday morning. As the membership was gathering, Alyce Derwinski set up her music books, nodded to Al ...

Pinecrest hosts annual prom

POWERS — Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers celebrated its annual prom on June 13. Ladies that reside at Pinecrest were busy a couple weeks prior trying on different dresses to choose their favorite one for event. The gentlemen also had suit coats to model. The day before the ...

Public input needed for Florence County plan on aging

FLORENCE, Wis. — Are you an older adult? A caregiver? An adult living with a disability? A service provider? Your input is needed for the Florence County 2019-2021 Plan on Aging. This is the year the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County develops the next three-year plan ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Find teachable summer moments

Adults don't need to be trained teachers to help their children practice skills during the summer. That practice is very important so skills are expanded or not weakened. Families can use 10 or more minutes of teachable moments every day to teach any subject. While taking a walk talk about ...

To all my faithful readers, thanks for the support

IRON MOUNTAIN — I can’t say enough how truly overwhelmed I have been by my readers’ continued support and commitment. I have been blessed beyond measure by the incredible words spoken to me by so many of you. While I once was barely noticed on a trip to town, I now seem to rarely escape ...