Seniors

Golden K hosts annual Valentine party for area special children

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Valentine’s Day had an early start with the annual party for special children Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. Members of Golden K gathered to prepare for the arrival of some 90 children and teachers. Bob Tachick ...

Norway Senior Valentine’s Dinner at noon today, not 5 p.m.

NORWAY — The Norway Senior Center’s time for the special Valentine dinner was incorrect in Saturday’s senior column. The dinner was set for noon today, not 5 p.m. The dinner includes baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, soup and salad bar, fruit, juice and dessert. Bingo ...

Fear is the most powerful of all emotions

IRON MOUNTAIN — It is said that fear is the most powerful of the emotions. With happiness and love being the most sought after, one might incorrectly conclude that those emotions are at the top of the emotional food chain. In addition, anger and rage send some over the edge and drive a person ...

Verrette presents history of Bacco at Golden K meeting

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News KINGSFORD — John Aune, chairperson for the month, welcomed Golden K members and Mickey Khoury and Pauline Werner, who were guests for the day. The “Happy Birthday” song was sung for Agatha Cavaiani and speedy recovery wishes were expressed for ...

Niagara center plans dinner

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Senior Center will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the center. The cost is $5, and includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. No reservations needed. For more information, call Jill Anderson at ...

Valentine’s Day lunch at Florence meal sites

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center have announced a special Valentine’s Day meal Wednesday at the area dining centers. Lunch will be served at three locations: — 11:30 a.m. at Florence Community Center, 749 Central Ave.; call 715-528-4261. — 11:30 a.m. at ...

The power of a photograph is like a sixth sense

IRON MOUNTAIN — At my grandmother’s house are hundreds of pictures. They litter the walls to the point where there is no longer a wall to be seen; they cover tables and counters, sit on desks and window sills, and still yet, there are always more being added. I’ve said before that my ...

Golden K receives preview of ‘Pine Mountain Ski Jump’ book

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News KINGSFORD — The members of Golden K were honored to have Dr. John Dougoveto give a preview of his book, “Pine Mountain Ski Jump” at the Jan. 29 meeting. Bill Roberts, chairperson for January, conducted a brief business meeting, mentioning ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: STE(A)M activities help children solve problems

STE(A)M teaching is a way of helping children think like scientists, technologists, engineers, artists (architects), and mathematicians as they solve meaningful and interesting real world problems. When children use STE(A)M they are making hands- on projects and following the problem solving ...

No matter where life takes you, always be yourself

IRON MOUNTAIN — “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s the age-old question — when I was little, I had multiple answers — an astronaut, doctor, mom, cook — I have yet to become any of those things. I quickly realized that I could never be a doctor because I didn’t like ...

Financial questions to ask your parents

If you haven’t discussed your parents’ long-term financial goals with them, you aren’t alone. Over one-third of adult children say they haven’t had this conversation, according to recent research by Ameriprise Financial. While talking about this sensitive topic may seem uncomfortable, ...

Williams speaks at Golden K meeting

By SHARON SCHOLKE For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Despite the threat of a major snowstorm and many cases of illness, the Jan. 22 meeting of Golden K was in session. Bill Roberts, chairperson for the month, opened the meeting. The pot of gold was won by Paul Ward and Happy Dollars were ...

Social Security collaborates with America Saves Week

By Edward Cariuty Social Security District Manager in Escanaba A secure retirement is created from a lifetime of planning and saving. Each year, American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate America Saves Week. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote ...

Is taking the high road really all it’s cracked up to be?

IRON MOUNTAIN — From a very young age, my siblings and I were always told to treat others the way we wished to be treated. We were taught to turn the other cheek, instead of seeking an eye for an eye. Judgment was for the Lord, we were told, and vengeance was not ours to take. We were taught ...

Golden K members recalling past local groceries stores

By Sharon Scholke For The Daily News KINGSFORD — A small, but lively group met on a snowy morning and Bill Roberts, chairperson for the month, got the meeting started. With Sue Leduc at the piano and Don Pedo as leader they honor the day with the Marine Corps song and a few additional ...

Knowing how you feel is a key step in beating feeling downcast

IRON MOUNTAIN —It has recently come to my attention that I am suffering from a case of the “January blues.” Apparently, many others have the same condition. The diagnosis says that it’s very common, often contagious, and can be detrimental to a person’s health. However, it is not ...

Tresedder speaks at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — As a bright sunny day greeted the Golden K seniors on Monday morning, the extreme cold was easily forgotten. Having spent a couple of weeks enjoying visits with families and friends, seeing actual thawing leaving small puddles here and there ...

Pasty sale set Jan. 20

KINGSFORD — The Breen Avenue Senior Center pasty sale will be 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 20. Regular and rutabaga varieties are available for $5 each. Call 906-774-5110 to place orders before Tuesday.

Grandparents Teach, Too: Balloons can make learning physics fun

For less than $2, the whole family can have some physics fun on cold winter days. Ten-inch-round red balloons are very dramatic as they fly around the house. A packet of a variety of balloons makes the time even crazier. Watch the very young children and pets so they don’t chew holes and ...

Senior dance to be Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Scott and Pam Koehn will perform for the dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Crystal Lake Center in Iron Mountain. Admission is $8 and payable at the door. Coffee is provided, but those attending should bring their own snacks and other beverages. All adults are invited ...