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State tax decision impacts local area
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:55 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Township and school officials will have to make some budget decisions this year after the Michigan Tax Commission granted a tax break to the company that owns the natural gas pipeline running through Iron County.

Pink hair ignites controversy
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:55 AM

IRON RIVER—High school junior Michael Barker suddenly has a lot of friends that he didn’t know he had, and out of nowhere the West Iron County School District suddenly has a major brouhaha on its hands.
The issue: Barker’s pink Mohawk hairstyle and the school administration’s insistence that it violates school policy.

DeRoche joins Reporter
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:54 AM

IRON RIVER—Jerry DeRoche recently joined the Iron County Reporter staff as a news, features and sports reporter and writer. DeRoche was born in Chicago but spent most of his formative years in the Iron River area. He graduated from West Iron County High School in 1981 and was a member of the Wykon basketball program from 1978-1981.

Me next! PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:37 AM

Head Start students line up for NorthStar Health System nurse Kathy Sartorelli, who listened to their heart beats. Joseph Kendal and Grace House enjoyed the hospital visit demonstration recently.

How to make up lost school time?
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:37 AM

IRON RIVER—This is what our winter has been like: West Iron County School Superintendent Chris Thomson said his district has had 11 “act of God” days this winter, when school days were shortened or canceled completely due to weather.

Ironwood firm gets Genesee St. job
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:36 AM

IRON RIVER—At a special meeting of the Iron River City Council on March 12, the Genesee Street DIG (Downtown Infrastructure Grant) grant bid was awarded to Ruotsala Concrete Construction of Ironwood.

Bidder upset by WIC policy
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:36 AM

IRON RIVER—The West Iron County School Board’s policy of giving local bidders an advantage on major projects was criticized by a representative of a Marquette County company during the board’s March 17 regular meeting.

Poker tourney winner PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:05 AM

Pete Gasperini claimed first place in the spring poker tournament, hosted recently by the Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department. Gasperini was presented with a check for $480 by Assistant Chief Matt Jacks. Fifty players competed in the tournament, with prize money awarded to the final 10. All proceeds from the event will go to kids programs, fire-prevention programs and other community events. The next tournament is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.

Road Board will look into pre-wet system
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:04 AM

IRON RIVER—Is Iron County ready for a new system of clearing snow and ice from highways during winter? What if it works better but damages expensive equipment?   

Indiana man arrested for vehicle theft
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:03 AM

MASTODON TOWNSHIP—On Wednesday March 12, Iron County 911 received a report of a vehicle theft from a residence on Camp 5 Road in Mastodon Township. The victim had the vehicle warming in his driveway when it was stolen.