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M-189 repaving starts this week
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:56 AM

IRON RIVER—For the second year in a row, the Michigan Department of Transportation will be working on M-189 south of Iron River this summer.

Batter up! PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:33 AM

Jared Golfis takes a rip at a pitch and hits a pop fly during Little League action at Bachman Park in Iron River. The park is a hub of activity during the summer with a playground area, tennis courts, ball field and basketball courts. Across Franklin Street, young people burn more energy at the skateboard park.

The horrors of heroin, opiate addiction hit hard
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:32 AM

This is the first of a four-part series on heroin and opiate addiction in Iron County. The first installment tells the story of the addict.

Charges pending in IR B&E, pot cases
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:31 AM

IRON RIVER—The Iron River Police Department reported that it has solved four breaking-and-entering crimes that have occurred in the city since April 28.

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.