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Building trades students
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:45 AM

West Iron County building trades students receive their OSHA 10 cards after completing a 10-hour training course in construction safety and health. Back row, from left: instructor Jeff Swenski, Gundlach-Champion owner Bill Verrette, students Ian Frailing, Jacub Moon, Ethan Johnson, Josh Moon, Joe Pisoni, Mike Pellizzaro, Colton Kurtz, Collin Leonarduzzi, Thad Lambert. Front row: students Anthony Barriger, Joshua Schuett, Matt Witt, Tyler Mann and Trenton Meyer. Not pictured: Jim Rose, OSHA trainer with Gundlach-Champion, and students Clint Franzene, Chasz Jonet and Bryson Heimerl. (submitted photo)
IRON RIVER—For years, students in West Iron County High School’s building trades class have received training that can lead to productive vocational careers.

Troopers will assist FP with bus scofflaws
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:45 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Troopers from the State Police Iron Mountain post are going to help the Forest Park schools deal with the problem of drivers illegally passing school buses.

County Board ponders its EDC, NEIC options
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:45 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Besides delaying a decision on the future of the MSU Extension in 2014, the County Board also took no action Dec. 12 on a proposal to dissolve Iron County’s economic development corporation.

County Board elects Brennan as its chairman
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:44 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Jim Brennan was voted chairman of the County Board of Commissioners during its annual reorganizational meeting Jan. 2.

It’s snow time in Iron County PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:06 AM

Holiday time is snow season in Iron County as the Iron Range Trail Club groomers are busy maintaining the snowmobile trail systems in the area. In the eastern half of the county, the Chippewa Sno-Kats also groom many miles of trails. The Iron Range groomers have been busy since they first went out on Dec. 10. Trail maps are available at many local businesses and the Iron County Chamber of Commerce.

County Board cuts MSUE budget
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:05 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—As the final days of 2013 ticked away, one unanswered question hovering over the Courthouse was: Will there be a 4-H program in Iron County in 2014?

Iron River names new police chief
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:05 AM

IRON RIVER—A long-time officer with the Iron River Police Department has been hired as the city’s new police chief.

IR man injured in crash
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:04 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—On Dec. 23 at approximately 11:55 a.m., troopers from the Iron Mountain State Police post responded to a personal injury traffic crash on U.S. 2, near New Bristol Road, Crystal Falls Township here.

Iron River tree shines bright at the State Capitol PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:21 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:25 AM )

On Nov. 6, the state Capitol Christmas tree was harvested from the Waara family’s yard on Maple Street in Iron River. On Nov. 22, it was lit in Lansing during the 29th annual Silver Bells in the City celebration. The tree that stood at the center of the event was a blue spruce that was planted in the early 1920s. When the timbermen measured it after cutting it down, they found it was 71 feet long. A sign at the Capitol names the 2013 Silver Bells tree sponsors: Upper Peninsula Power Company, Hilberg Logging, Hebert Construction Forest Service, Piwarski Brothers Logging and High Ball. Many others were involved, including the state Department of Technology Management and Budget, the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association. (UPPCO photo)

NorthStar agrees to join Aspirus health system
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:21 AM

IRON RIVER—On Dec. 17, NorthStar Health System leaders announced to employees and medical staff that it has signed letters of intent to affiliate with the Aspirus health system, headquartered in Wausau, Wis.