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Baumgartner returns home
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:13 AM

Nick Baumgartner is glad to be back home after taking part in the Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia, last month.
IRON RIVER—On a dark, country highway, one of the world’s top athletes is driving home, alone. It’s after midnight and he’s been through a lot.
In the last two days Nick Baumgartner has seen his dream of an Olympic medal vanish, he’s felt the self-imposed burden of expectations crush down on his spirit. and he’s toiled through an exhausting 25-hour journey from Russia to Germany to Chicago and to Green Bay, watching one movie after another to pass the time.

WIC board approves access project
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:13 AM

IRON RIVER—Regardless of the weather, it’s time to plan ahead for summer and the next school year. During its Feb. 17 regular meeting, West Iron County’s School Board moved ahead with plans to improve traffic patterns for parents and school bus drivers alike.

Road Board worried about marathon spring breakup
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:10 AM

IRON RIVER—We’ll say what everybody else has been thinking: This has been the winter from hell!
Incessant subzero cold. Icy winds from the northwest. A moderate snowpack that has no reason to melt. So how do you follow that?
With the spring from hell, of course!

Library millage passes easily
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:09 AM

IRON RIVER—Renewal of the millage for the West Iron District Library was overwhelmingly approved by voters at a special election held Feb. 26.

Lindwall publishes children’s story
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:23 AM

Pre-school children at the West Iron District Library gather around Erika Lindwall as she reads “The Moose and the Goose” at a recent Tuesday morning story hour. (submitted photo)
By Nikki Mitchell
IRON RIVER—Iron River resident Erika Lindwall recently fulfilled one of her dreams: She turned a class project into a published children’s book.
Her book, “The Moose and the Goose,” tells the tale of two friends

IR council discusses winter woes
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:22 AM

IRON RIVER—Snowplows and frozen water lines were hot topics at the Iron River City Council’s Feb. 19 regular meeting.
City Manager Perry Franzoi said that the city has been charged close to $30,000 so far for thawing water lines. The city has been using three contractors: Jerry’s Welding, Three Lakes Steel and FA Industrial Services.

Frozen water lines a common plight
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:21 AM

IRON RIVER—After about six hours of sleep, Kris DuFresne woke in the wee hours of Feb. 4 thirsty. Simple problem, simple solution.
Or not. DuFresne wandered into the bathroom of her rented house on Sturgeon Street in Iron River, grabbed her drinking cup and turned on the faucet. All she got was a drip of water. And then some gurgling noises from inside the pipe.

Long Lake reception canceled
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:16 AM

TIPLER, Wis.—Marine Corps Corp. Randy Smith will be welcomed back home whenever he can return. But it won’t be this Saturday, March 1.

Snowmo-Fest racers master the hill
Written by Kevin Zini   
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:36 AM

Racers in the Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS) racing circuit uphill snow drags pushed their speeds to the max as they flew up the Caspian Ski Hill on Feb. 16. Local racer Louie Goldbach, on right, competed with other top drivers.

IC Board funds 4-H coordinator
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:35 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—At the Feb. 11 Iron County Board meeting, commissioners voted to pay the Michigan State University Extension Office (MSUE) the $30,000 that was requested for a part-time 4-H coordinator.