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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.

Iron River city council ponders police decision
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:22 PM

IRON RIVER—During a  special meeting April 18, City Manager Perry Franzoi presented information to the Iron River City Council about possible budget and personnel cuts to the police department, along with other options to reduce spending from city’s general fund.

IR council hires firm to analyze utility rates analysis
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:21 PM

IRON RIVER—At its regular April 17 meeting, the Iron River City Council agreed to hire GEI Consultants to look at city water and sewer rates. The analysis will cost $5,000.

Sudden stop PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:20 PM

Deputies believe alcohol and speed led to a one-vehicle accident reported at 6:45 a.m. on April 21 on Sunset Shores Road in Bates Township. The Sheriff’s Department reports the eastbound vehicle was driven by a 19-year-old Iron River man when it went out of control and crashed into a tree. Neighbors who heard the crash called 911. The driver, who was alone in the car, was taken by NorthStar EMS to NorthStar Hospital in Iron River, where he was treated for facial and bone injuries. The driver’s name was not released pending review by authorities. (submitted photo)

Trucks needed—but the county can’t buy
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:52 PM

The question at the Iron County Road Commission garage in Iron River is: Which will end first--winter or the county’s road salt supply? It’s going to be close.
IRON RIVER—Hopes of updating the Road Commission’s fleet at a sale of used vehicles came to a screeching halt during its meeting April 9.
There’s just one teensy little complication: How can we pay for it?