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Poppy Days to be held May 15, 16
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:11 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will distribute the familiar red handcrafted poppies honoring America’s war dead on May 15 and 16 in Crystal Falls.

Iron River receives $559,000 MEDC downtown grant
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:37 PM

On behalf of the city of Iron River, Mayor Tarry Tarsi receives a check for $559,000 from Jen Tucker of Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Taking part in the ceremony were (front row, from left) Tucker, Tarsi, Iron River City Councilman Edward Marcell and Iron County Chamber of Commerce Director Bob Black. Back row: Iron River City Councilman Bill LaRock; City Manager Perry Franzoi; State Rep. Scott Dianda; Marty Fittante on behalf of State Sen. Tom Casperson; and Rob Anderson of GEI Consultants, contract engineers for the city of Iron River. (Chamber photo)

Angry waters PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:36 PM

Spring’s long-delayed arrival meant all the snowpack seemed to melt at once, quickly filling the Paint and Michigamme rivers  to their banks and beyond. The Crystal Falls city power dam on the Paint had its spillways wide open  on May 1, and Way Dam in Mansfield Township (pictured) released plenty of water into the Michigamme. The melt and flooding threat had both eased by early this week.

County may reopen Cooks Run fish hatchery soon
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:36 PM

IRON COUNTY—At a May 1 special meeting, the Iron County Board of Commissioners discussed the reopening of the Cooks Run fish hatchery.

Skyline merger gets board’s OK
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:35 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Despite a few reservations, Forest Park’s School Board voted at its April 22 meeting to approve a proposed merger of the Skyline and Central U.P. athletic conferences.

Acid mine water funding to end?
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:55 PM

CASPIAN—The uncertain future of the city’s iron ore settling ponds was discussed during the April Caspian City Commission meeting.

Forest Park lunch price will rise
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:54 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Forest Park students will be paying more for full-price school lunches starting next fall. The decision was made at the School Board’s April 22 monthly meeting.
The 25-cent increase was approved so Forest Park would continue to get federal reimbursement for its lunch program.

Road Board won’t fight access suit
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:53 PM

IRON RIVER—After a long discussion, the Iron County Road Commission decided during its April meeting not to contest a lawsuit in Circuit Court.
The suit was filed by Kris Hughes and Daniel and Rhonda Sampila, asking the Road Commission and other defendants to vacate a 44-foot wide parcel on the west shore of Hagerman Lake.

Pancake Day in Beechwood PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:53 PM

AMVETS Post 436 held its semi-annual pancake day April 27, drawing a big, hungry crowd to the Beechwood Hall. Here, Cassie Dumke gets her flapjacks from Dale Melstrom (center) and Gary Lopez, while Larry Moses and more of the crew work in back.

‘Outdoor classroom’ gets OK
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:23 PM

A diagram shows the Green Committee’s plans for the north end of West Iron’ school campus, including a meeting/teaching stump circle, a covered play area, balance beams, climbing boulders and a grassy native planting area.
IRON RIVER—A proposal to beautify a corner of the school campus was approved in concept by the West Iron County School Board at its monthly meeting here April 15.