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Ready for winter
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 1:40 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 08, 2011 2:36 PM )

 We can’t deny facts. We don’t stick our heads in the sand. We know what’s coming.
 But we’re ready for it—and we aren’t only talking about boots or shovels or flu shots or ice melt or warm sweaters or all the ingredients for a big pot of chili.
 Next week, the annual Winter Fun Guide hits the street. Inside word is that the cover will have a big snowflake and scenes of the winter activities that will be sweeping over Iron County in the months to come.

Readers Viewpoint 10-26-2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:14 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 01, 2011 1:41 PM )

Thanks for the support
To the editor:
 Thanks to all who supported the Iron County Museum rummage fundraisers in 2011.
 The community response both last spring and this fall was astounding. The numerous volunteers at the museum were in awe of the quantity and quality of the donated treasures dropped off for the fundraising events.

A little welcome news
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:13 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 01, 2011 1:40 PM )

The good news is that Social Security recipients will get a cost-of-living increase beginning in January.
 The bad news, it’s been a long time coming, since this is the first increase since 2009, and recipients will also see some increase in their Medicare premiums.
 For many senior citizens, life on Social Security hasn’t been quite the fun and games of retirement living that they had envisioned when they first decided to retire.

Readers Viewpoint 10-19-2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:51 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:14 PM )

Drive a success
To the editor:
 On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Lindsay Anderson of Victorian Heights and Pat Kosiba of Crystal Falls for hosting blood drives in the month of September.

Mean girls
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:50 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:13 PM )

It’s no earth-shaking news that surfing through cable channels yields a glut of reality shows. Cable and satellite stations hemorrhage reality-TV in every subject, location and situation.
 The programs, which I can’t stomach for more than the time it takes to punch the remote, are the reality shows that depict glitzy groups of women and girls backstabbing, shouting and, in some instances, physically attacking one another. Whether its “mob wives,” families confronting parental hoarders, teen moms, desperate women—they’re in our faces, behaving badly and, I wondered, influencing young female viewers.