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Baumgartner selected to Winter Olympics team
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:28 AM

Nick Baumgartner will be heading to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
IRON RIVER—Iron River’s Nick Baumgartner will be a member of the U.S. Winter Olympics team that will be competing in Sochi, Russia, next month.

 
Dinner, pep rally set to wish Nick success
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:28 AM

IRON RIVER—Several events have been scheduled late this week to give Iron River Olympian Nick Baumgartner a big send-off prior to his departure for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month.

 
WIC adult ed program will start in February
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:26 AM

IRON RIVER—A new class to help young adults complete earn their high school diplomas was approved by the West Iron County School Board during its regular meeting Jan. 20.

 
Four arrested on drug charges
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:26 AM

IRON COUNTY—Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) have made several arrests after conducting a number of investigations in Iron County recently. All were arraigned on various drug related charges.

 
Nick Baumgartner is going to Sochi! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
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
Written by Staff Reports   
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
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
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
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
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
Written by Peter Nocerini   
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
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
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.

 
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