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October 9, 2015
Life comes with an expiration date
Death should be discussed. Some of you are probably saying "not now" and will quit reading. If not, everyone comes face-to-face with death. When a loved one dies or nears death, all of us are aware of our limited time in this life. I realize it is a dark, dismal, unpleasant...
October 9, 2015 - 7:00am
September 25, 2015
Growing old together sounds better when you’re young
Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be. Most of us in the aging bracket have heard that line, originally by poet Robert Browning. In our younger days, we may have believed that. It has a get-up-and-go essence that is pleasant to hear. But after the years have...
September 25, 2015 - 7:00am
August 28, 2015
What to do when your get-up-and-go went
My get-up-and-go has got up and went. I’ve spent too much time of late trying to figure out why. Most obvious, I’m not a kid anymore, but this feeling is a recent event. I need to get up and go before it is too late. I’ve been a member of the Superior-Douglas County...
August 28, 2015 - 7:00am
July 30, 2015
Thinking through death: Experts stress importance of communicating end-of-life wishes
A death can be tough on a family, and not knowing a person's dying wishes can make it more difficult. Since 2012, the Wisconsin Medical Society has been trying to address that issue by encouraging people to do what's called "advance care planning."
July 30, 2015 - 10:08am
June 26, 2015
The question is: Will war ever end?
Will there ever be an end to war? In my lifetime, I can only justify one war, World War II. Having served in the U.S. Army then is not my reason for saying that. Jews were being murdered, and Hitler had dictatorially brought Germany into being a very serious military threat....
June 26, 2015 - 7:00am
June 12, 2015
Finance department honored for budgeting excellence
Douglas County recently received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2013 Douglas County Budget from the Government Finance Officers Association.
June 12, 2015 - 7:00am
May 29, 2015
Do you know who your real friends are?
If you are a "pack rat" like I’ve rightly been called, it is most difficult to throw things away. You may have a system for throwing things away that you think will do forever, but I can assure you that is not true. I found one today that I can’t properly credit, but the lady’s...
May 29, 2015 - 7:00am
May 26, 2015
Facing tight budgets, more NW Wisconsin seniors using food shelves
The number of seniors using food shelves each month has doubled over the last five years in northwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota, local officials said.
May 26, 2015 - 10:20am
May 15, 2015
What’s happening to our democracy?
Most of us in our democracy believe we have the best form of government known to humankind. I once did too, but unfortunately, things have changed. I am hopeful that we will once again make it a true democracy for my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all other Americans....
May 15, 2015 - 7:00am
May 1, 2015
Poetic justice lies in money madness
Money, money, money came up at morning coffee the other day. None of us has much, but that doesn’t stop us talking. I’ll bet it has a few times with you and your friends. We had read about someone that recently made an exorbitant purchase and wondered if they are one of the wealthy...
May 1, 2015 - 7:00am
April 21, 2015
Senior Connections offers hot, nutritious meals Monday-Friday for people 60 or older. Meals are delivered to homebound individuals and served at congregate sites in Douglas County. A $4 per meal contribution is requested, but no one is denied because of inability to pay. Call 715-394-3611...
April 21, 2015 - 7:00am
April 13, 2015
Memory cafes: A place to find common ground for those with memory loss
A memory café is like any other café in a lot of respects.
April 13, 2015 - 10:14am
April 3, 2015
Grow old with me to see the best is yet to be
I think that title has the benefit of sounding positive; it certainly gives off positive vibes just to say it. It’s a good way to view life, isn’t it? The good life lies ahead. As a soon to be 91-year-old, I think we all need to see the bright side of life, but life doesn’t...
April 3, 2015 - 7:00am
March 20, 2015
Many share concerns about changes to long-term care
Dozens of people turned out for a chance to talk to their legislators Monday in Superior. Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, and Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, hosted a listening session at the Government Center to get people’s perspectives on the proposed state budget. Overwhelmingly,...
March 20, 2015 - 7:00am
March 13, 2015
State budget affects most vulnerable
Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to reform Family Care as part of his 2015-2017 biennial budget. What’s troubling about the proposal is it “came out of the blue,” said Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range.
March 13, 2015 - 7:00am