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Seniors

Back to the Present — Garfield School in Quinnesec

QUINNESEC — This week’s Back to the Present photograph, provided by the Menominee Range Historical Museum, is a 1898 to 1900 view of the Garfield School in Quinnesec. The Garfield School in Quinnesec opened Dec. 23, 1897, said Guy Forstrom, Menominee Range Historical Foundation ...

Living free: Maintaining our rights by exercising our responsibilities

IRON MOUNTAIN — We are extremely fortunate in America where most of us were born into this democracy. As citizens of a democracy, we have a set of inalienable rights guaranteed to us by our Constitution. Our founding forefathers imagined this form of government and willed it into existence ...

Weird winter: Signs of climate change or just a fluke?

NIAGARA, Wis. — As much as I appreciate a milder winter season this year, it does give me reason for concern. Granted, I do not miss the need for boots and the danger of slipping and falling. My husband certainly does not miss shoveling. Leaving the house has not involved any particular ...

Golden K hears about Northwoods AirLifeline

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Upper Peninsula embraces the slogan of being “Someplace Special.” It’s definitely that. Where else can one find a snow shovel and a leaf rake standing side by side just outside the door? By preparing for whatever greets them, Yoopers are ready for anything. The ...

Senior news: The definition of good character is more important than ever

NIAGARA, Wis. — We have considered the question of character throughout our lives, whether or not we were completely aware of it. This consideration has been with us since we were children and we chose our first group of friends. It followed us when we selected our life partner. It certainly ...

Senior News: Recognizing and understanding dementia: A few facts

NIAGARA, Wis. — One of the biggest concerns for most of us as we age is the increasing threat of developing dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term under which a number of similar conditions are grouped; each condition is a bit different. Each has a different cause; some can be treated and ...