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Apple Blossom ribbon-cutting
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:22 AM

Iron River Mayor Terry Tarsi cuts the ribbon to officially open the Apple Blossom Apartments on Cayuga Street July 21, following a short program detailing the long but successful process of converting the old Central School building into housing. From left are: Tim Hovey of Griffin Group, developer; Richard Lievense,

Genesee Street project about halfway finished complete
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:21 AM

IRON RIVER—The ongoing Genesee Street DIG project is moving along and on schedule, but not without a hiccup or two.    Two months into the scheduled four-month project, work is about 50 percent complete, it was reported during the Iron River City Council’s regular meeting July 16. The third grant payment request for $81,454, covering 70 percent of the costs incurred during the timeframe, was approved by the council at the meeting.

New township road plan revealed
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:19 AM

IRON RIVER— In hopes of getting projects on a faster track, a revised schedule for local/township road project requests was announced at the July 15 monthly meeting of the Iron County Road Commission.
The new schedule was announced by Road Superintendent Doug Tomasoski.

Stambaugh Township will replace well’s pump
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:19 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:20 AM )

STAMBAUGH TOWNSHIP—At its July 2 regular monthly meeting, the Stambaugh Township Board reported that a pump in one of the township’s three wells needed to be replaced.
The bill to install a new pump in the No. 2 well at Indian Lake was $3,409.60 from Kleiman Pump and Well Drilling of Iron Mountain.

Lady long rider’s journey passes through county
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:50 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:26 AM )

Bernice Ende, with her traveling companions Essie Pearl and Montana Spirit, stopped by the Iron County Chamber of Commerce building on July 7 on their 8,000-mile journey.

IRON RIVER—The idea of freedom is indelibly written into our psyches as Americans.
We believe in it, we fight for it, and many of our compatriots have died for it.

It’s rodeo time in Iron River!
Written by Staff   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:49 AM

IRON RIVER— Cinch up your saddle or mosey on in to Iron River July 18-20 for the 47th annual U.P. Championship Rodeo.

Joyful tears flow at county board meeting
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:48 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:49 AM )

CRYSTAL FALLS—It’s not often that tears flow at a county board meeting.
But at the Iron County Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting on July 8, several people in attendance were touched by a pair of inspirational and heroic stories.

MSP gives board bus law report
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:47 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:49 AM )

CRYSTAL FALLS—Few sights can be scarier than vehicles passing a school bus while it is picking up or dropping off students.

Vote for hope PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:02 AM | Updated ( Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:09 AM )

IRON RIVER—A program called Hope Scarves is asking readers for their support and votes. It is a nonprofit support project for women with breast cancer, started by the daughter-in-law of a good friend and Iron County resident. “We have slipped behind and are now in second place,” said a spokesper-son, “with your vote we can get back to first place. You can vote once per week, but this is the last week.”
Click to vote or cut and paste the following link: http://styleblueprint.com/louisville/everyday/5000-sb-louisville-charity-giveaway-you-vote-we-give/

Shamco’s new pink truck hits road for cancer research
Written by Staff   
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:29 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:43 AM )


Shamco and the Shamion boys -- Eric, Scott, Jerry, Todd and Ryan -- are rolling down the road in their new pink truck for cancer support. (submitted photo)

IRON RIVER—Many individuals, families and organizations have displayed their support for cancer research in recent years by wearing pink.