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CF woman dies in rollover accident
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:31 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS — On Saturday, May 10, at 7:20 a.m., the Iron County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover accident on WPA Road just south of the Deer River bridge in Crystal Falls Township.

Mock accidents shows dangers of texting and driving PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:30 AM

As part of NorthStar Health System’s disaster drill on May 9 at the Iron County Fairgrounds, a student who suffered severe mock injuries in the simulated accident was loaded onto an Aspirus Medevac helicopter. In a real situation, emergency services responders decide which victim will be airlifted by severity of injury.

Teens take the “Cold Water Challenge” PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:38 AM

West Iron County students (from left) Torey Johnson, Josh Hayman and Cameron Lundry joined in the “Cold Water Challenge” on May 2, at Sunset Lake. The social media-inspired activity, where people are challenged to jump into a body of cold water within 24 hours of being challenged or donate $100 to charity, has gone viral. The challenge is not a sanctioned event like the Polar Bear Plunge but has gained much attention.

Water from cracked main floods downtown IR bank
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:37 AM

IRON RIVER—Headaches caused by the harsh winter and intemperate spring just keep coming and coming.
At a special meeting of the Iron River City Council April 29, city manager Perry Franzoi reported that on the evening of Saturday, April 26, a water main broke in the alley between Third and Fourth Avenues, behind the Golden Bow.

Heron nest calls off Log A Load
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:37 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—For the better part of a year, Forest Park School Board member Don Peterson has been working hard on preparations for a Log A Load program, scheduled to take place at the school forest near Alpha this month.

Overflow crowd jams West Iron board meeting downtown IR bank
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:36 AM

IRON RIVER—Usually the audience at West Iron County School Board meetings consists of just one or two people.
But that wasn’t the case on April 21, the board’s first regular meeting following the “pink hair” controversy.

Hill goes it alone at Wyatt’s Auto Repair
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:12 AM

IRON RIVER—For Wyatt Hill, the risk has already been taken. Now, he’s hoping and working for the reward.
Last October, Hill purchased the former Anderson Service automotive shop after owner-operator Steve Zorzin died in September. Five months later, Hill has reopened the shop, named it Wyatt’s Automotive and fired up the engine on his dream.
“When I first started the mechanic stuff and decided to go to school to learn more about it, my whole plan was to have a place of my own,” said the 28-year old Hill, who opened his full-service auto repair center during the first week of March.

Student Council donates LED board to West Iron
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:12 AM

IRON RIVER—The West Iron County school campus will have a different look starting next fall—and not just the new entryways being built this summer.

County getting winter road help
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:11 AM

IRON RIVER—Most of Iron County has finally seen the end of a severe winter. But the county’s Road Commission will be dealing with its aftermath for quite a while.

County Board will get new members
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:11 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—There will be at least three new members of the Iron County Board of Commissioners next year.
The deadline for filing for partisan office in the 2014 election arrived April 22, with only two of the current commissioners filing for new two-year terms.