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  • 5/12/2016 MARINETTE — Older Americans Month celebrates older adults as they play growing and increasingly vital roles in communities all across the country.

  • 4/7/2016 MARINETTE — Students at Park Elementary School are having a different experience when it comes to literacy and reading.

  • 12/24/2015 Taking care of a spouse, parent, neighbor or friend who is facing Alzheimer’s or other related dementia can be overwhelming and challenging at times.

  • Santa stop
    12/24/2015 Santa Claus shakes hands with Glen Shrank, resident at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, Powers, and gives him an early Christmas present. Although its a busy time for Santa, he took some time out of his busy day to visit the residents at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. During his visit, he passed out gifts and spread some Christmas cheer. Thanks to everyone who made donations, the residents had a special Christmas. More photos of Santa’s visit are on ehextra.com in “Boomers articles,” under “Community.”

  • Former local dances for residents
    12/17/2015 MARINETTE — Patti Wright, a native of Marinette County who lives in California, recently visited her mother Helen, family and friends. While here, she performed three different dances for the people at the Luther Home. Some of her choreography was self-created.


  • 10/8/2015 Adults age 60 and older should get the shingles vaccine (Zostavax), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

  • 8/27/2015 One hundred thirty-two representatives of the Brix family met for a reunion picnic at Red Arrow Park.


  • Handing it to the next generation
    6/4/2015 A Lloyd buggy is being passed on to another generation. Menominee residents, Mark and Mary (Shatusky) LaValley, used to push their daughter, Caroline, in a reed buggy made by the Lloyd Company at Mary’s parents’ house.


  • 5/14/2015 MARINETTE — Two tenth-grade Theology students from Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy read in the Diocesan newspaper, “The Compass,” about Courtland Smith from Holy Family Parish celebrating his 101st birthday in March. He mentioned in the article that his wife Jane — who died in 1981 — had always made him a lemon pie on his birthday. He hoped to receive a pie for this birthday.

  • Area group helps raise awareness
    4/16/2015 The M&M Parkinson support group is hanging banners in local communities to help bring about awareness. The group has taken this opportunity to step up and make their existence known. The support group meets the third Thursday of each month at the Harbors building in Menominee. One of the banners announcing Parkinson awareness is at the Walgreen Drug Store, Marinette. Patrick Kerwin, assistant store manager, helped hang the banner.

  • 4/16/2015 BARK RIVER — The annual Senior Living Conference, May 7, at the Island Resort Convention Center, continues to be a big draw. The event, sponsored by the Delta Council on Aging, has been a sellout for the past several years, according to Dr. William LeMire, council chair. The conference is well known for providing information that is both useful and entertaining, helping conference participants live their lives to the fullest, LeMire said.

  • 2/26/2015 MARINETTE — The SilverSneakers Fitness program has raced its way to the top.


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