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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:40 PM

In our June 6 newspaper, we carried an article about the Iron River Senior Center facing nutrition program cuts.
 The article noted that, like much of the U.P., the nutrition programs in both Iron and Dickinson counties are on the decline. The decline has put the local senior center at risk of losing its entire program.

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:39 PM
 
Say thanks to a teacher PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:51 PM

The classrooms have emptied, computers shut down, books shelved for the summer.
 It’s a good time to look back and thank our area teachers for their work this past school year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:40 PM
 
Ready for summer? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:06 PM

 Are you ready for summer?
 Ready or not, it’s ready for you. Here it it, knocking on your front door. Road construction is already in full swing. The detours for the U.S. 2 project in Iron River are not in place yet, but it won’t be long.
 The leaves are at last fully in bloom. While we still are a bit behind in rainfall, the wildfire danger seems to be mostly over, Bushes and grasses and trees are a fresh new green. They’re ready for summer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:51 PM
 
Lest we forget PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:47 PM

On May 5, 1868, Memorial Day was officially proclaimed by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and celebrated that year on May 30 with flowers placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
 Though it is believed that honoring the fallen soldiers of both sides in that conflict actually began during the war itself, the observance of this day to honor America’s fallen heroes was to bring about a sense of reconciliation in recognition of their great sacrifice.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:06 PM
 
Sharing the road PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:26 PM

With warm temperatures arriving, as well as the final weeks of school, area motorists will be sharing the road with other wheeled friends and neighbors.
 Motorcyclists, bicyclists, four-wheeler drivers and dirt bike “racers” are taking to the highways, road shoulders, side streets and alleys, creating hazards and distractions that all motorists need to on the alert for.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:47 PM
 
Coming soon! PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:52 PM

 Spring is here. The dandelions are growing, lawn mowers are buzzing, robins are chirping, and many of you are at work in your gardens, And above it all, along U.S. 2 in Iron River, an occasional roar. A clank. A chunk-chunk-chunk. A bang-bang-bang.
 Hydraulic power at work. Physical force in action. A reinforced steel blade smashing a much-repaired street surface. Solid (if uneven) sidewalks giving way to big bladed buckets.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:26 PM
 
Volunteers make it happen PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 1:16 PM

Ah, the month of May… spring is beginning its full bloom and that includes a variety of house chores interrupted by the onset of winter.
   This is also when the planning for summer events gets a little hectic. Many groups and organizations have been planning for this summer’s season back last year, just after wrapping up that season’s event.
  Now, the organizing, planning, tweaking, etc., takes on a serious note, because, let’s face it, time really is of the essence and the room to maneuver is closing in.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:52 PM
 
Road work will affect you PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:05 PM

Whether you’re coming or going through the Iron River area in the next few months, you’ll need to be aware of detours, road closures and traffic flow changes.
 The Michigan Department of Transportation is reconstructing over a half mile of U.S. 2. You’ve probably already noticed the orange markings everywhere along the route.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 1:16 PM
 
Not at all typical PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:40 PM

 Out our window today, it is cloudy and cool. Temperatures are falling, and there’s even a chance for snowflakes later today. It’s a chilly mid-April Monday morning, the kind Iron County has known for years. Pretty typical.
 But Iron County’s weather in March was anything but typical. Like most of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S., the area had its warmest March on record. Even now, midway through April, we are still wondering what to make of it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:05 PM
 
Watch out for scams PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:59 PM

Ah, the joys of spring… baseball, daffodils, budding lilac bushes, open waters and those incessant phone calls from con artists.
 Yep... ‘Tis the season and some local residents are already on the “patsy” list, and we’re not talking about that popular Cornish dish we all grew up with.
 This latest version was made to an elderly woman, naturally, with a threat that if she didn’t immediately give the caller her credit card number to pay her outstanding utility bill… well, you know the rest of that story.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:40 PM
 
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