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‘Superbowl’ for genealogists PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 1:06 PM

With the release of the 1940 U.S. Census, genealogists and family historians will have a heyday finding out, sometimes for the first time about relatives, friends and others from “the greatest generation.”
 When the 120,000 census takers counted 132,164,569 people living in the country in April 1940, notes the msnbc.com story, the information collected included the address, whether the house was owned or rented, value of the home or monthly rent, is it considered a farm, names of adults and children, family relationships, sex, race, age, place of birth citizenship, residence five years earlier, education.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:59 PM
 
Summer in March PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:47 PM

 OK, OK, let’s not get excited. Calm down. Hold your horses.
 We’re not saying that to you or to some other reader out there. We are passing the message along to all the trees, plans and bushes around the area. Slow down!
 Of course, it’s about the ridiculous warmth Iron County and other parts of the Upper Midwest experienced recently.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 03, 2012 1:06 PM
 
The nice side of March PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:26 PM

Warm enough for you?
 This will most likely go down as the warmest winter on record, but have no fear, I’m not going to tirade about global warming.
 I have no scientific background to confirm or refute that statement. But 70 degrees in March could be a pretty fair indication that there might be something to all that science stuff.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:47 PM
 
Let’s get going PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:58 PM

Over the past couple of weeks, two pieces of good news were received here in Iron County.
 The first is the optimism that the Michigan State Housing Development Authority will approve the Central School redevelopment project, giving the developers the ability to start selling bonds to finance the project.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:29 PM
 
High achievers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:09 AM

Their first practices took place while everyone was making plans for Thanksgiving. For over three months, basketball season has dominated the Iron County sports scene.
 In the next week or so, the sport will finally yield the spotlight, but only after thrilling action during high school tournament play.
 The girls district tournaments took place last week. Not even last week’s monster snowstorm could get in the way of West Iron County and Forest Park, as both schools won their district championships for the second straight year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:58 PM
 
Happy Feb. 29 birthday PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:38 AM

Leap year… an extra day and a real birthday for those born on Feb. 29.
 Obviously, there isn’t anything new about leap years. They come around every four years, generally just in time for some major election or another. Just what we need, an extra day to listen to our puffed-out politicians telling us how wonderful they are and just how out-of-touch their opponents are.
 Leap day, Feb. 29, will be found on our Gregorian calendars on most years that can be evenly divided by four … 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:09 AM
 
It’s an incentive PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:14 AM

If the “C” word has you concerned, don’t be. Consolidation is the big buzz word lately, and for good reason. As a component of the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP), proof of a municipality’s consolidation of services is providing additional revenue sharing for Iron County’s cities and townships.
 You’ve heard a lot about consolidation lately in Iron River and Caspian. You’ve heard about it in the townships, and even in our school districts.

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:38 AM
 
First step in 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:41 AM

 We assume you know that 2012 is going to be an election year. Well, it’s true.
 And we assume you know what it means for us. Among other things, it means that television will be practically unwatchable after mid-summer due to all the campaign ads. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s precedent-setting Citizens United decision, there will be more unregulated campaign ads than ever before.

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:14 AM
 
Beware of wolves? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:00 AM

Many of our residents were probably very happy to hear that wolves in the western Great Lakes region had been removed from the federal endangered species list.
    And, it seems, just in the nick of time, if persistent rumors heard about the area carry any weight.
    Wolves, like any carnivore, like to bite into any nice warm and tasty morsel suitable for family dining. In our area and that means deer, and we certainly have been seeing quite a few deer around city areas this year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:41 AM
 
Enjoy the events PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:30 PM

Not all nor everyone has dropped into the cold winter doldrums—in fact, here in Iron County, several events are firing folks up, and promise to provide an injection of fun—and funds into the community.

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:00 AM
 
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