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Busy weekend features truck pull, demo, car show
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:28 AM

IRON RIVER—Get ready for summer’s first busy weekend: The ninth annual Father’s Day Weekend is scheduled in Iron River June 12 to 15.

 
Bears raid IR neighborhood
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:27 AM

IRON RIVER—If you grumble about unwanted visitors who pop in unexpectedly during summer, think of what Larry Melstrom had to deal with one night last week.

 
Recovery a struggle, but possible for the heroin, opiate addict
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:25 AM

This is the final installment of a four-part series on heroin and opiate addiction in Iron County. This report deals with recovery from this life-threatening health condition.
IRON RIVER—In some ways, the journey of the addict is ironic.

 
Students learn CPR
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:34 PM

West Iron County sixth-grade students Eden Golliher and Courtney Reitmeyer learned CPR techniques from Linda Monson, paramedic at NorthStar Health System. The students were shown a number of emergency procedures during a presentation at the school.

 
Bills for thawing heat up Iron River meeting
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:33 PM

IRON RIVER—The snow is gone, the freezing temperatures are a memory--distant or otherwise--but problems linked to this year’s difficult winter are still cropping up for some Iron River city residents and the City Council itself.

 
Heroin, opiate addiction means major health issues
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:33 PM

This is the third of a four-part series on heroin and opiate addiction in Iron County. It details the various health consequences that stem from this serious condition and includes a basic primer of the physiology of opiate addiction.
IRON RIVER—The beginning of the descent is often innocuous, as easy as swallowing a pill with a drink of water.
The journey itself is perilous, a long and winding road of devastating physical and emotional strife.
The end, if the journey is not aborted, is often calamitous.

 
Better communications asked by WIC code panel
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:31 PM

IRON RIVER—The committee formed to look at West Iron County’s athletic code after the pink hair controversy in late March made its report during the School Board meeting May 19.
Its main recommendation: better communications, specifically a written set of rules and expectations that coaches can give to players and their parents.

 
Log cabins highlight museum opening
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:58 AM

Amber Oja, resource forester for Plum Creek Foundation, presents a check for $2,000 to Bernadette Coates Passamani, director of the Iron County Historical Museum on May 19 in Caspian. The funds are to restore the log buildings on the museum grounds.
CASPIAN—State Rep. Scott Dianda will kick off the Iron County Museum’s Grand Opening celebration when he arrives on Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m. He will honor the museum by presenting House Bill (HR No.363), the official tribute resolution declaring June 2014 as Log Cabin History Month in Michigan.

 
Heroin, opiate addiction linked to crime increase
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:57 AM

This is the second of a four-part series on heroin and opiate addiction in Iron County. The first installment told the story of the addict. The second investigates the legal consequences that stem from this serious health issue.
IRON RIVER—While addiction may seem like a private affair to some, it’s anything but. Anyone who has watched a loved one or even an acquaintance spiral into its pit of despair can attest to that.

 
Parents launch new group at WIC
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:56 AM

IRON RIVER—The launch of a new parents advocacy group was announced during the West Iron County School Board’s May 19 regular meeting.

 
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