Seniors

Indoor snowmen for a snowy day

Perfect high moisture snow doesn’t occur often enough for very young children’s enthusiasm for snowmen. Here’s a simple activity for snowmen that doesn’t require a snowstorm and doesn’t melt. You’ll need: A play dough recipe, toothpicks, white craft glue, dried beans, piece of ...

Christmas lunches planned at Florence County centers

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County will host a special Christmas lunch Wednesday at three of the senior dining centers in the county. “We’ll do the cooking, so you can relax and enjoy great food and great company,” said Maria Bournoville, ...

Taking that leap of faith sometimes harder than you think

IRON MOUNTAIN — Have you ever been slapped in the face with your own advice in a moment in which you really don’t want to hear it? I have. It’s very often brutal, because in a moment of strength, you’ve issued that same advice, but in your own moment of weakness, the pill that is ...

Moreau speaks on vaping at Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Golden K meetings always begin by recognizing our flag and country, which reminds us of the freedoms we sometimes take for granted. Then comes Alyce Derwinski with her nimble fingers on the piano and Lois Outcelt starts directing as music ...

Golden K hears about being an exchange student

KINGSFORD — Whoever is singing “Let it Snow, Let it Snow,” there is a driveway about 20 feet long and a shovel waiting for you. Thanks to the drivers out there doing their best to clear our roads, the plows and the sanders. Though we all want our roads cleared “yesterday,” we do ...

The gift of love is the best Christmas gift one could want

IRON MOUNTAIN — For weeks, my husband has been asking me what I want for Christmas. My mother, too. Every year we have this struggle, because every year, I really don’t know what I want. I usually only want a few things, and then because they’re so small or so odd, I tend to forget them ...

Helping children become handy

“Woodworking gives me something useful to do when I’m feeling puny and it takes my mind off my troubles.” — Gary McCarthy Kids and adults feel “puny” sometimes and a little woodworking can help them feel strong again and regain a great attitude when they work together. Anthony ...

It’s ok to be afraid, but fear shouldn’t dictate your life

IRON MOUNTAIN — There are things that I’m afraid of in life — spiders, snakes, going bald. But the most prevalent fears are those of losing the people I love. When I was a kid, I watched the movie “Some Like it Hot” with Marilyn Monroe, because it was my cousin’s favorite movie ...

KMS chorus entertains at Golden K

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — How do you turn a dreary, chilly Monday into a bright, warm, friendly and busy morning? Join the Golden K at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. With the Kingsford Middle School chorus coming, there was a lot of scurrying around. ...

Kids have quiet fun with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play, but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important activity. Another source of quiet fun is puzzles. Available in all shapes and sizes, they instill ...

In the business of life, taking the time to be thankful is always important

IRON MOUNTAIN — My friend told me that she feels like October went by pretty slow, but that November has been doing 75 in a 35-mph zone, which I laughed at, but also totally agreed with. Christmas suddenly is only 24 days away. How did that happen so quickly? Time is time, and an hour is ...

Golden K Club plans Christmas party

By MARY JANE NELSON For The Daily News KINGSFORD — Chairman Bill Roberts opened the Golden K meeting Monday with strong support of those present. With Alice Derwinski on the piano and Don Pedo directing, our vocal cords got an early morning test by singing some “old favorites” ...

Planned healthy snacks add nutrition

Maybe this is a bad time to talk about nutrition, but pediatricians wish we would, anyway. Meal and snack times provide opportunities to encourage healthy habits and conversation. However, these times can be so frustrating. When wise snacking is added to three nutritious meals a day everything ...

Grandparents Teach, Too: Personal keepsakes written for grandkids

“Mom, did you know that after World War II, great-grandpa saw starving little kids searching in garbage cans for food in Germany and he always shared his rations with them? Their faces bothered him for the rest of his life.” “Yes, dear, he had a hard time talking about his ...

Ward speaks at Golden K meeting

KINGSFORD — Bill Roberts opened the Monday Golden K meeting. With the tributes from Nov. 11 still fresh, Alyce Derwinski on piano alongside Lois Outcelt as she directed gave this group a chance to sing out their tribute to all veterans and service personnel wherever they are serving. ...

Honoring caregivers

FLORENCE, Wis. — November is National Family Caregiver Month, a time to recognize and thank the many hard-working and devoted people who make it their mission to keep a loved one happy and safe. You deserve to be celebrated. Caregivers come from all walks of life and care for people with an ...

102nd birthday

Louise Roberts of Iron Mountain celebrated her 102nd birthday Friday at Victorian Pines Estates with family and friends, including her niece, Barb Clemo. She was born Nov. 10, 1916. She has been a resident of Victorian Pines since 2012.

Grandparents Teach, Too: Love for science starts early

One interesting science lesson for young children is oil and water do not mix. The word is insoluble. The other is evaporation. An easy way to help children explain insoluble is to put a quarter cup of water in a glass and place cooking oil globs into the glass. Children can break up the oil ...

Juul speaks at Golden K meeting

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — “Hey, Hey Good Looking” was one of the many songs that brightened the day for the Golden K. Alyce Derwinski got the piano rocking out song after song. With Lois Outcelt directing and the group responding with vibrant Monday-morning voices ...