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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.

WIC moving ahead with pickup plan
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:50 AM

IRON RIVER—During its Oct. 21 monthly meeting, the West Iron County School Board authorized Superintendent Chris Thomson to have IDI of Marquette go ahead with designing changes to the student drop-off/pickup area at Stambaugh Elementary School.

Lady Trojans present gift PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:46 AM

Just before their final home game of the year Oct. 29, Forest Park’s volleyball team presented a check for $650 to the Iron County Cancer Unit, proceeds of its cancer fundraiser. Throughout October, members of the varsity and JV teams sold pink paper volleyballs that were signed and later displayed in the gym. From left: Assistant/JV Coach Ashley Metz; seniors Hannah Marinoff and Lexi Gussert; JV captains Hannah Bortolini and Amber Lovato; senior Kendra Campbell; Darlene and Jeff Gendron of the Iron County Cancer Unit; and Coach Kim Bjork.

Forest Park Board starts its annual township tour
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:45 AM

AMASA—Forest Park’s School Board started its annual tour of the townships Oct. 28, and the first stop was the Hematite Township Hall here.

Breaking News: Fatal traffic crash is under investigation PDF Print E-mail
Friday, November 01, 2013 10:31 AM

IRON COUNTY—The Michigan State Police reported a fatal  car-pedestrian crash involving a police vehicle from the Iron County Sheriff’s Department on Oct. 31 at 11:05 a.m. on M-69 and Hope Mine Road in Mansfield Township. The pedestrian, Harold Foucault, 91, was from Crystal Falls. No further information will be available as the crash remains under investigation.
Assisting at the scene of the crash was the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division, Crystal Falls Police and Fire Department, DNR Conservation Division, Northstar EMS, and Michigan State Police Advanced Accident Investigators.

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.