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Chamber will host free concert Thursday night
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:37 PM

IRON RIVER—The Iron County Chamber of Commerce will host a free concert on Thursday, June 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the RV Park next to the Apple Blossom Trail. 

Hundreds of veteran riders stop for lunch at Reino Post
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 1:03 PM

Hundreds of motorcycles and their riders gathered on Washington Avenue outside the clubrooms of Reino American Legion Post 21 during the Veteran Tribute Ride on May 25, waiting patiently as lunch was served inside.
IRON RIVER—Iron County’s biggest event of Memorial Day weekend wasn’t one of the cemetery ceremonies on Monday morning. It wasn’t one of the high school graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon, either.

WIC revises woods class to meet state math rules
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 1:03 PM

IRON RIVER—To comply with revised state graduation requirements and also to better meet the needs of vocational students, the West Iron County School Board has voted to change its woods classes to qualify for the state’s fourth year math credit, starting in 2013-14.

Groundbreaking this week starts Central School project
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 1:02 PM

IRON RIVER—The city of Iron River, the Iron River Downtown Development Authority and Tim Hovey of Hovey Construction will hold a groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the rehabilitation and renovation of the historic Central School into the Apple Blossom Apartments.

UPSET, MSP to hold ‘meth seminar’ here
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 12:53 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 04, 2013 1:03 PM )

IRON RIVER—In the aftermath of the recent discovery of items used to make methamphetamine at an Iron River city park, the Michigan State Police and the Upper Peninsula Special Enforcement Team will hold a seminar on “Methamphetamine and Your Community.”

‘Expedition’ helps NorthStar staffers get ready for EMR
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:02 PM

The experts involved in the implementation to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) gather outside of NorthStar Hospital. From left: Robin Matchett, NorthStar Health System director of professional practice, who spoke about the implementation of EMR to the employees; Connie Koutouzos, NorthStar Health System chief executive officer; Jo Hayes, project manager/director of Nursing Ida, involved in implementing the program at a hospital in Grove, Iowa; Jim Sundberg, project director; Dave Lahr (back), Healthland sales executive; and Daryl Waters, NorthStar IT manager.  (NHS photo)
IRON RIVER—NorthStar Health System employees gathered at the “Expedition Centriq” informational meeting throughout the day on May 13 to celebrate and learn about the transition to electronic medical records (EMR).

Six arrested in area drug bust
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:01 PM

IRON RIVER—More charges and arrests are pending after six area residents were arrested last week on drug charges, following an UPSET investigation of heroin sales at an Iron River house.

West Iron’s bond in final years
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:01 PM

IRON RIVER—It has been a long time coming, and it won’t actually happen for a few more years.

Caspian advertising for part-time officers
Written by Wendy Otto-Shimun   
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:00 PM

CASPIAN—The city of Caspian, at its May meeting, discussed the need for two new part-time officers for the Caspian-Gaastra Police Authority, but declined to offer information on the status of its former officer, Jeremy Allen, other than to state that Allen was no longer employed with the authority. 

A timely reminder for kids PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:11 PM

Students at West Iron (here) and Forest Park saw the horrors that can happen to young drivers during mock traffic accidents staged at both schools last week. Participating in the event were area law enforcement agencies, the State Police, fire departments, EMTs, Search and Rescue and even county funeral homes. The cars at both events were donated by Axle Auto Parts of Caspian.