Seniors

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 ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Teaching kids nature is full of sounds

"The song of earth has many different chords" - Amy Lowell Children can become good listeners while walking in fields, along a shore, in the mountains and forest or their own backyard. The trick is to get them to be very quiet. Juliet Robertson and Chris Hall both expert teachers and ...

Senior dance rescheduled to Aug. 24

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Senior Center dance set for Friday has been rescheduled to Friday, Aug. 24. Pam and Scott Koehn will be performing from 7 to 10 p.m. This dance is to celebrate Steve Major’s 90th birthday. Because of his love of dancing, he wanted to commemorate his ...

Helmet rule helps protects the brain

Last week, the bike helmet rule hit home. Two competitive cousins decided they wanted to be first in a string of cousins winding its way slowly to the bike path. They took off in a flash down a hill, one on the sidewalk and one moved to the road, to grandma’s horror. What is ...

In the coloring book of life, friends are the ones who fill in the lines

IRON MOUNTAIN — There’s a fundamental truth in the idea that the world is simply not black and white. No matter how you choose to see it, or what lens you decide to look through, you will never not find some kind of gray area. The reality is that often times we want the world to be as ...

Local photographer Karen Klenke speaks to Golden K

By Kathy Arnold RSVP Director DICSA KINGSFORD — The sun was shining as the Golden K members gathered on Monday morning. The day began with Alyce Derwinski tickling the ivories as the Golden Kers warmed up their voices with Al Calcari directing. One song being especially appropriate, ...

Those struggling with mental illness needs to be taken seriously

IRON MOUNTAIN — In recent months, Hollywood has experienced several tragedies, from sudden and young deaths to overdoses to suicides. Every time the deaths were described as “too soon” and the overdoses were described as “gut-wrenching.” These occurrences were and are incredibly sad, ...

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 ...