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Drug horrors in UPSET talk
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:20 PM

Tim Sholander, team commander of UPSET, presents a program about drugs and UPSET at West Iron County High School June 18.
IRON RIVER—The centerpiece of Tim Sholander’s UPSET presentation June 18 was “the Faces of Meth.” It was a horror show.

Iron River sewer rates may go up
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:20 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:20 PM )

IRON RIVER—At its regular June 16 meeting, the Iron River City Council discussed an increase in sewer rates due to the sewer fund consistently being in the red due to expenses exceeding revenue.

New WIC budget stays in black
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:19 PM

IRON RIVER—Now that the Legislature has resolved its annual school aid debate, local districts can finalize their budgets. West Iron County’s budget for 2013-14 was the focus at the School Board meeting June 17.

‘Vette City PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:57 AM

For a while on June 13, downtown Iron River became ‘Vette City, as the Headwaters Corvette Club came to town for its monthly dinner meeting. Soon Genesee Street was packed with about 20 Corvettes, as club members ate at Zippidy’s. The club is based in Eagle River, Wis., with members from Iron River, Eagle River, Rhinelander, Tomahawk, Woodruff and Minocqua. “We have a 50-50 raffle during dinner,” said club member Peter Saigh, “and the winner picks the next dinner run.” The club visited Alice’s last year. The cars ranged from Jim Ruzzicone’s ’61 Vette to a shiny new ZR-1 with a 638-horsepower engine.

CR 424 project unlikely in ‘13
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:57 AM

IRON RIVER—An MDOT project on County Road 424 just east of Alpha doesn’t seem very likely in 2013, Mastodon Township officials learned during the June 11 Road Commission meeting here.

IR Township OKs hall renovations
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:56 AM

IRON RIVER TOWNSHIP—At its June 11 public hearing, the Iron River Township Board discussed options for Township Hall renovations.

Michigan Works letter doesn’t work for Caspian
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:56 AM

CASPIAN    —At its regular June 12 meeting, the Caspian City Council asked City Manager John Stokoski to submit a resolution to the county, state and neighboring communities, asking that the Michigan Works program continue in the city.

Apartment project under way PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:38 PM

Those involved with planning, investing and constructing the Apple Blossom Apartments, located on Cayuga Street in Iron River take part in the groundbreaking ceremony on June 5. Standing with shovels ready are, from left, Marcus Ringnalda of Wolverine Building; Terry Tarsi, Iron River mayor; Tim Hovey, president of the Gryphon Group; Marty Richardson of Lake Michigan Financial Corp.; Kirk Schott of the Michigan State Senate; Jim Gibula, Downtown Development Authority chairman; Jason Blain of the Bank of Northern Michigan; and Barry Polzin, architect.

Busy schedule set for Father’s Day weekend
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:38 PM

IRON RIVER—A full weekend of activities is in store this weekend, as the eighth annual Father’s Day Weekend takes place in Iron River.

Farmers market opens next week
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:37 PM

IRON RIVER—The Iron River Farmers Market, located on the patio behind the West Iron District Library, will be open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting June 19.