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Students learn about safe driving PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:52 AM | Updated ( Friday, November 01, 2013 10:44 AM )

During the Celebrate My Drive event on Oct. 23 at the West Iron County High School, several eighth graders grouped together to watch the roll-over simulator provided by the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. With a dummy in the simulator, the car would flip and show that without a seatbelt, the dummy would fly out of the window in this type of accident. Sheriff Valesano explained the importance of seat belt safety. “It’s a good reminder for students to know how important it is to snap that seatbelt,” he said.

City voters head to polls Nov. 5
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:52 AM

IRON COUNTY—City issues will be the focus of voters on election day, next Tuesday, Nov. 5.

School security topics absorb West Iron board
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:51 AM

IRON RIVER—As reports of a school shooting in Nevada were starting to circulate Oct. 21, West Iron County’s School Board discussed several security related topics during its regular monthly meeting.

Sheriff warns about new scam
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:50 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Sheriff Valesano would like to warn residents about a new scam that is emerging in Iron County. Scam artists have been calling claiming to be computer technicians associated with well-known companies like Microsoft who are calling to say they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer.

Medicare staff prepares for new memory care unit
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:03 PM )

Several staff members of the Iron County Medical Care Facility gather for a photo with Sandra Stimson, executive director of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, during a recent two-day training course.

IR tree chosen for state Capitol
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 PM

IRON RIVER--The Michigan Association of Timbermen has announced that the Michigan Capitol Christmas Tree for 2013 has been chosen.

Caspian votes to move ahead with scrap tire grant
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:59 PM

CASPIAN—At its regular Oct. 9 meeting, the Caspian City Commission voted to go ahead an application for the scrap tire grant.

IR Council will rename RV park to honor Safford
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:58 PM

IRON RIVER—Since it was developed in the early 1990s, the Iron River RV Park has only had a generic name.

Kids learn about fire PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:00 PM

On Oct. 10, the Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department provided both fun activities and important information for the pre-kindergarteners at Stambaugh Elementary School. Joe Holm shows his daughter, Vivian Holm, how to use the fire hose to put out the “fire” in the dollhouse. Before the demonstration, the fire department made the dollhouse smoke, so each student had a chance to put the fire out. Other local fire departments provided activities and learning opportunities throughout Iron County as part of Fire Prevention Week.

Road millage suggested
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1:58 PM

IRON RIVER—At its Oct. 8 special meeting, the Iron River City Council voted to pulverize roughly 1,000 feet of Coolidge Avenue, making the road more of a recycled asphalt material.