Seniors

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program plans first gathering

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County’s University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program will host its first gathering from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Florence Elementary School Library. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and other non-parental ...

Teaching children science and art using leaves

Families have little time left to teach young children the science and art of leaves. For these activities you’ll need a bag, variety of leaves, paintbrush or sponge, paper, paper plates, heavy book, clear packing tape, and white craft glue, and smart phone or camera. While walking with ...

ADRC to sponsor Medicare seminar

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County will sponsor a Welcome to Medicare seminar from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the second floor conference room at the Florence County Courthouse. Janice Jonet, Florence County elder benefits specialist, ...

Bill Rice speaks at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Although daily life obligations keep us all busy, you must have noticed or at least felt the effects of the weather changing. Fall is here and the landscape is bursting with color. A couple of rather cool nights reminds us to be ready, as ...

Spaghetti dinner Monday

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Senior Center will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the center. Cost is $5, and includes salad, garlic bread, dessert, and beverage. There will be a 50-50 drawing. No reservations are needed. For more ...

Fall season brings change whether you’re ready or not

IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s the most wonderful time of the year: fall. Football season, turkey season, hunting season, hot cocoa and apple cider season — to me, it doesn’t get much better. When the leaves start to change and the air has a slight bite to it when you walk out in the morning, I ...

Iron Mountain K-9 unit visits Golden K meeting

KINGSFORD — Why does that last half-hour of sleep seem to be the best? Crawling out of a warm comfy bed to face a Monday morning — maybe a cold morning — feels even less inviting. Then, as the brain begins to awaken, the realization comes — this is a Golden K morning. Sue LeDuc rolls ...

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, ...