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Nick Baumgartner is going to Sochi! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, January 24, 2014 4:53 PM

Nick Baumgartner is going to Sochi on the U.S. Winter Olympics snowboardcross team. Watch for updates in the Reporter.

BREAKING NEWS - Update - Fatal car crash under investigation PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:17 AM | Updated ( Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:03 PM )

IRON RIVER—The Michigan State Police, Iron Mountain Post, is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Jan. 22 at approximately 6:15 a.m. at US 2 and Sunset Lake Road in Bates Township. The crash involved a passenger vehicle and an Iron County plow truck. Deceased at the scene was a 49-year-old female from Iron River. The crash is still under investigation, and at this time, the name of the victim is not being released pending contact with the family. Details of the crash will be released when the preliminary crash investigation is completed.

Updated Information:
The driver of the passenger vehicle, Kristine McKinzey, 49, from Iron River was killed in the traffic crash. McKinzey lost control of her vehicle on snowy and slippery roads, crossed into the path of the Iron County plow truck, and her vehicle was hit. The Iron County snow plow truck driver, Ethan Amerson, 22, from Iron River, was not injured.
The Michigan State Police were assisted by the Iron River Police Department, MSP Motor Carrier Division, Northstar EMS and the West iron County Fire Department.

WIC Patriot’s Pen winners honored at VFW ceremony
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:54 AM

First and second prize Patriot’s Pen essay contest winners read their essays to VFW Post 3134 on Jan. 11 and were awarded prizes of a certificate, a flag pin and a check. Pictured, from left, are Post Commander Darin Long, Shane McPherson, Olivia Pierce, Rudy Passamani, Noah Thomson and Hunter LaChapelle.
IRON RIVER—What does patriotism mean to you? For the West Iron County middle school students who participated in the Patriot’s Pen essay competition, it meant many different things.

County Board may end partnership with DISCA
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:54 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—At its regular Jan. 14 meeting, the Iron County Board of Commissioners discussed the possibility of becoming independent from the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency or finding another partnership.

Road Board plans to look at summer temps hirings
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:45 AM

IRON RIVER—While not promising any hirings, the Iron County Road Commission will soon be advertising for summer temporary workers. That was the consensus during its Jan. 14 regular meeting.

IR Council will sponsor dog race
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:45 AM

IRON RIVER—During its Jan. 15 regular meeting, the Iron River City Council voted to sponsor the 2014 IronLine sled dog race with $2,500 after hearing goals presented by event organizer Josh Brindle.

Ice Hawks action PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:08 AM

Ice Hawks Squirt player Danielle Polzin breaks free from the opposing team, the Marquette Elks, on home ice on Saturday, Jan. 11, in Caspian.

Baumgartner boosts his Olympic SBX bid
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:05 AM

IRON RIVER—Iron River’s Nick Baumgartner is making a strong case for his second selection to the U.S. Winter Olympics snowboardcross team. After a pair of World Cup races held over the weekend in Andorra, his bid is looking pretty good.

Dallavalle new Caspian mayor
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:05 AM

CASPIAN—At the City Commission’s reorganizational meeting on Jan. 8, Tony Dallavalle was selected as mayor for 2014.

Cars collide at Bates crossing
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:04 AM

BATES TOWNSHIP—On Wednesday Jan. 8, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. 2 at Bates Amasa Road in Bates Township.