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School officials upset over bus law violations
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:41 AM

MASTODON TOWNSHIP—Drivers who illegally pass school buses may have felt their ears burning when the Forest Park School Board held its monthly meeting at the township hall here Nov. 18.

West Iron Board debates merits of ‘one-on-one’
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:40 AM

IRON RIVER—Is having a touch-screen computer for each child in a school really such a good idea?
That topic was one of several discussed during the West Iron County School Board’s Nov. 11 regular meeting.

Trojans’ star will be a Spartan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:18 AM

It’s been known for months, but on Nov. 13 it became official: all-U.P. Forest Park athlete Lexi Gussert will attend Michigan State University on an athletic scholarship. During a special assembly at the Eddie Chambers Gym, she signed her national letter of intent, surrounded by her family, teammates, the media and many Forest Park students and fans. Lexi already holds every Forest Park girls basketball scoring record and nearly every U.P. record as she begins her senior season next month.

IR council discusses code enforcement
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:17 AM

IRON RIVER—During its regular Nov. 13 meeting, the Iron River City council discussed the possibility of hiring someone to fill a custodial and a code enforcement position.

CF Council planning timber sales
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:17 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS— At its Nov. 11 meeting, the City Council listened to a short presentation on two upcoming timber sales from Brock VanOss. They are being referred to as the cemetery and the airport timber sales.

Security camera plan put on hold
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:16 AM

IRON RIVER—West Iron County’s School Board has decided to hold off on a new security camera system, at least temporarily.

State Christmas tree on its way
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:27 AM

Estimated at about 90 years old and measured at 71 feet in height, the blue spruce just harvested from the Waaras’ yard is carefully brought to the street by equipment from Hebert Construction. Next stop: the state Capitol in Lansing.
IRON RIVER—With some snow from the night before adding a seasonal touch, Iron River residents got to take part in a genuine media event Nov. 6 when the state Capitol Christmas tree was harvested from the Waara family yard on Maple Street.

Voters reject IR charter change
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:27 AM

IRON RIVER—Iron River’s proposed charter amendment got the thumbs-down from voters in the main result from the Nov. 5 general election.

Caspian council balks at changes
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:26 AM

CASPIAN—City commissioners here rejected proposed changes to the West Iron District Library’s organizational plan during their meeting Nov. 6.

Ski Brule opens for the season
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:26 AM

IRON RIVER—Ski Brule opened for skiing and snowboarding on Nov. 8. Open terrain includes Log Jam and Bunny Trails, serviced by Big Bear Chairlift and Bambi Rope Tow. Ski Brule is open Friday through Sundays and closed midweek for snowmaking until Nov. 22, when daily operations begin.