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IR council discusses winter woes
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:22 AM

IRON RIVER—Snowplows and frozen water lines were hot topics at the Iron River City Council’s Feb. 19 regular meeting.
City Manager Perry Franzoi said that the city has been charged close to $30,000 so far for thawing water lines. The city has been using three contractors: Jerry’s Welding, Three Lakes Steel and FA Industrial Services.

 
Frozen water lines a common plight
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:21 AM

IRON RIVER—After about six hours of sleep, Kris DuFresne woke in the wee hours of Feb. 4 thirsty. Simple problem, simple solution.
Or not. DuFresne wandered into the bathroom of her rented house on Sturgeon Street in Iron River, grabbed her drinking cup and turned on the faucet. All she got was a drip of water. And then some gurgling noises from inside the pipe.

 
Long Lake reception canceled
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:16 AM

TIPLER, Wis.—Marine Corps Corp. Randy Smith will be welcomed back home whenever he can return. But it won’t be this Saturday, March 1.

 
Snowmo-Fest racers master the hill
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:36 AM

Racers in the Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS) racing circuit uphill snow drags pushed their speeds to the max as they flew up the Caspian Ski Hill on Feb. 16. Local racer Louie Goldbach, on right, competed with other top drivers.

 
IC Board funds 4-H coordinator
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:35 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—At the Feb. 11 Iron County Board meeting, commissioners voted to pay the Michigan State University Extension Office (MSUE) the $30,000 that was requested for a part-time 4-H coordinator.

 
Date change: County Fair to start Aug. 28
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:35 AM

IRON RIVER—The Iron County Fair Association has announced that the 2014 Iron County Fair will be held Aug. 28-31 with the entry day being Aug. 27 at noon.

 
Meeting outlines area road-building plans
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:34 AM

IRON RIVER—Iron County road-building plans for the next several years were the focus of the annual task force meeting held by the Road Commission Feb. 11.

 
Nick heads to Sochi
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:39 AM

Olympian Nick Baumgartner speaks to the students at West Iron County on Jan. 30 about his previous experience at the Olympics, his sport and what he hopes to accomplish at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
IRON RIVER—Olympian Nick Baumgartner left Iron County on Feb. 4 to prepare for his second Winter Olympics.
His first stop was in Munich. From there, his destination was Sochi, Russia, where he will compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
In an interview before leaving Iron River, Nick said his preparations for the Olympics have not been much different than his normal activity.

 
Water users told: ‘Let it run’
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:38 AM

IRON RIVER—It’s got to start getting warmer pretty soon, right?
Consider how much daylight are getting. This Wednesday, we will have 10 hours, 15 minutes between sunrise and sunset. That’s nearly 100 minutes more than on Dec. 21, when winter started. The sun rises higher in the sky, too, which means it packs more power each day.

 
Plowing policies explained
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:37 AM

IRON RIVER—As a long, long, hard winter dragged on, members of the Iron County Road Commission talked about winter-related complications during their recent January meeting.

 
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