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A ‘new’ holiday helps bring a broader perspective

NIAGARA, Wis. — This week I want to take a look at what most of us will consider a new holiday, yet a segment of our society has been celebrating it since 1865. I am referring to Juneteenth, an observance which marks and celebrates the end of slavery in our country. It also challenges all of ...

Burritt speaks about strokes at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — It was abundantly clear early Monday morning that it was going to be a hot one. The Golden K members wasted no time getting from air-conditioned cars to the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall to relax in cool comfort. Chairperson ...

We honor our flag by keeping our promises

NIAGARA, Wis. — As I write this column today, I find myself between two events that are unfolding simultaneously: our nation observed national Flag Day on June 14, while the House has convened to begin presenting testimony regarding the Jan. 6 insurrection that stormed the Capitol building ...

A time to step back and appreciate the bigger picture

NIAGARA, Wis. — As I write this column this week, I have come to the end of my birthday; I just turned 71 on June 1. I had a very nice day. I received cards or phone calls from my siblings, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and my sons. My husband and I had a nice breakfast, and he did the ...

Golden K hosts annual picnic for special needs children

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Memorial Day festivities brought families, friends and strangers together, giving all the opportunity to remember sacrifices made on behalf of this country. Bells rang and “Taps” were played. Heads were bowed in grateful thanks. As the ...

Some comforting thoughts for stressful times

NIAGARA, Wis. — Yet another school shooting has added an additional chapter to the difficult history through which we are living. Our hearts go out to the parents who have lost their children, and as our minds seek to find some understanding of this incident, we feel our stress levels rise. I ...