Seniors

True friends in your life are a rare treasure

IRON MOUNTAIN — When my husband and I were planning our wedding, one of the hardest things we had to do was choose who would be in our bridal party. This was hard because my husband had about eight people he wanted as groomsmen, and I had five; we settled on six. My husband, the charismatic, ...

DJ dances at the Crystal Lake Center

IRON MOUNTAIN — DJ dance parties are planned Saturday and Nov. 18 at the Crystal Lake Center in Iron Mountain. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the dance begins at 7:30 p.m., with music provided by Voice Works DJ Service of Iron Mountain. Cost is $6 and includes music, light snacks, coffee ...

Pembine Area Senior Citizens group holds meeting

PEMBINE, Wis. — The Pembine Area Senior Citizens met in October. President Shirley Schultz called the meeting to order with 20 members and guest Katie Gipp, daughter of Kay Kieter, who visits when she comes to see her mother. The door prize was won by Aggie Cavaiani and the 50/50 was won ...

DJ dances at Crystal Lake Center planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — DJ dance parties are planned Saturday and Nov. 18 at the Crystal Lake Center in Iron Mountain. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the dance begins at 7:30 p.m., with music provided by Voice Works DJ Service of Iron Mountain. Cost is $6 and includes music, light snacks, coffee ...

Food can always bring a family, friends together

IRON MOUNTAIN — The women in my family have a tradition — successfully nabbing their husbands with food. My mother and grandmother have always told me the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, a belief I held as undeniable truth. This, is why, when my husband and I had our “first ...

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John Corson spoke to Golden K members on the six years he spent in Southeast Asia.

John Corson talks about his many travels to the Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Cool nights and warm days, life just couldn’t get much better unless you are with the seniors who gather together every Monday morning at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. Getting the group off to a lively beginning Lois ...

Hermansville Health Fair Wednesday

HERMANSVILLE — The annual Hermansville Health Fair is set from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the Hermansville Community Club. There will be free health checks, flu and pneumonia shots, doors prizes, free give-aways, 50/50 and other drawings. They will also be serving food and ...

New correspondent introduces herself to readers

By Sammantha Swanson DeJesus IRON MOUNTAIN — My name is Sammantha Swanson DeJesus and I am the new lifestyles correspondent. When I was a senior in high school we had to write out our “five year plans” – mine was pretty simple – I was going to be working for the Chicago Tribune, ...

Orice Walters introduces Golden K member and guest speaker Walter Jensen. He has been involved with the EAA for 46 years.

Walter Jensen speaks on EAA involvement at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Beginning a Monday morning with a smile as big as the Cheshire Cat in spite of a rocky start to her day, Orice Walters as monthly chairperson for September, greeted the Golden K members with her usual happiness. Lois Outcelt, directed, and ...

Should your aging parent live with you?

IRON MOUNTAIN — According to the National Institute of Health, one out of every four caregivers resides with the elderly or disabled relative. Although this situation can have many benefits, there is a point where it can also cause more expense, fatigue, heartache, and stress; especially if ...

Enjoying garden beets

Residents of Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers enjoyed some fresh beets straight from the garden of Darlene Smith, facility administrator. Residents helped out with the beet dish as well, which turned out so well staff and visitors wanted the recipes.

Mario Santoni, representative for Dickinson Homes, was the guest speaker for the day at the Golden K meeting. Introducing Santoni was Vance Uhazie, Golden K program chairman.

Santoni speaks about business at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — A cool, crisp September morning greeted the Golden K members as they gathered at the First Presbyterian Church, however it did not take long before the sun began to warm the day. Lois Outcelt and Alyce Derwinski working together brought the ...

Online estimates help you plan for retirement and more

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager Escanaba Social Security encourages all Americans to take steps toward ensuring their financial security. Wherever you are in life — starting your first job, beginning a family, or getting ready to retire — it’s never too late ...

ADRC hosts memory loss workshop

(Continued from page 6-A) IRON MOUNTAIN — Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of aging. It may be a symptom of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or a gradual and progressive decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The public is invited to join the ...

From left, Larry Yarck and Jim Benzing receive their membership certificates. In the background is Orice Walters, chairwoman for the month.

Golden K hears presentation from Flannery

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — The trees have started to turn colors, the days are warm, the nights cool and the root beer stand is closing for the season. That makes it official, fall is on its way. As Mother Nature does her artistry work across the countrysides, we take ...

September is Suicide Prevention Month; signs to look for in a loved one

IRON MOUNTAIN — With death by suicide on the rise, it’s good to know the signs and ways to help prevent such tragedies. In 2013, the highest suicide rate was among people ages 45 to 64 at 19 percent. The second-highest rate was among those 85 and older at 18.6 percent, according to the ...

Senior dance Friday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Brad’s Country Express will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Crystal Lake Senior Center at 700 Crystal Lake Blvd. off of West H Street in Iron Mountain. Admission is $6 at the door. Coffee is provided but those attending should bring their own snacks and other ...

Do you have adult children living in your house?

Whose living are you paying for? According to a study by Merril Lynch Wealth Management, roughly 62 person of people aged 50 and older are providing significant financial support to family members. Some of those people are helping out with the needs of their elderly relatives, but for most, ...

Bill Trudell, left, Golden K member and program chairman, introduces Dr. Nelson Hassell, O.D., who presented a program on the eclipse.

Hassell speaks about the eclipse at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Monday was quite a day for many reasons. The most prominent of course, was the eclipse. With the anticipation of possibly seeing this phenomenal display working its way across the country, there was great excitement in the air. The Golden K ...

ManorCare announces August Resident of the Month

KINGSFORD — The ManorCare Health Services resident of the month for August is Emil Paul Orn. Orn was born in Chicago on May 5, 1934, to Emil and Betty Orn. He has one sister, Patricia, who currently lives in Marquette. His father worked as a clerk and his mother was a switchboard operator. ...