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Holiday In Lights brightens up the season
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:17 AM

All decked out for the Holiday In Lights Christmas Parade and promoting the Toys for Tots program, foundation coordinator Skip Bilsky pulled in by Angeli’s Central Market in the Riverside Plaza on Monday, Dec. 2. He will be in the area distributing the familiar Toys for Tots boxes during the week and will also be in the parade this Saturday.
IRON RIVER—Handmade holiday gifts, décor and baked goods will be available at the annual Holiday In Lights Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Windsor Center.
The event will kick off the Holiday In Lights celebration in Iron River, with over 40 artists and crafters bringing Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin handcrafts to the area.

 
IronLine planners PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Zini   
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:16 AM

Members of the committee making plans for the second annual IronLine sled dog race, to be held in and around Iron River on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, met recently to discuss what they have done and what they still have to do. Kneeling, from left: Alex Fields, Seth Waters, Carrie Waters, Brian Patton Jr. Standing: Grace Brindle, Josh Brindle, Benjamin Garcia, Riley Fields, Marcus Benjamin, Dennis Phillips, Glen Waarvik, Mike Wescher, Abby Garcia, Curtis Denis and Dakota Gunderson.

 
Will Iron County create new airport committee?
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:16 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Vey cautiously, the Iron County Board is considering whether to create a formal airport committee, to look into the feasibility and possible sites for a new airport.
At its Nov. 14 meeting, commissioners received a report from the existing ad hoc airport committee, which has been studying possible sites.

 
Road Board asked for more history research
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:15 AM

IRON RIVER—The historical research arm of the Iron County Road Commission was asked to go back into action during its monthly meeting Nov. 12.

 
Yell and Tell donations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:44 AM

Officers from two local fire departments recently presented donations to Tom Staley of the Iron County Kiwanis Club to fund the fire protection portion of the Yell and Tell program in the local schools. The Kiwanis Club sponsors the Yell and Tell program for elementary students, to help them understand what they should do in an emergency. From left are Steve Gagnea of the West Iron County Fire Department, Stambaugh Elementary Principal Michelle Thomson, Staley and Tony Tomasoski of the Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department.

 
Will county keep MSU Extension?
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:41 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Trying to balance the cost vs. benefits question, County Board members took no action on a proposed agreement with the Michigan State University Extension office during its monthly meeting Nov. 14.

 
School officials upset over bus law violations
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:41 AM

MASTODON TOWNSHIP—Drivers who illegally pass school buses may have felt their ears burning when the Forest Park School Board held its monthly meeting at the township hall here Nov. 18.

 
West Iron Board debates merits of ‘one-on-one’
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:40 AM

IRON RIVER—Is having a touch-screen computer for each child in a school really such a good idea?
That topic was one of several discussed during the West Iron County School Board’s Nov. 11 regular meeting.

 
Trojans’ star will be a Spartan PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:18 AM

It’s been known for months, but on Nov. 13 it became official: all-U.P. Forest Park athlete Lexi Gussert will attend Michigan State University on an athletic scholarship. During a special assembly at the Eddie Chambers Gym, she signed her national letter of intent, surrounded by her family, teammates, the media and many Forest Park students and fans. Lexi already holds every Forest Park girls basketball scoring record and nearly every U.P. record as she begins her senior season next month.

 
IR council discusses code enforcement
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:17 AM

IRON RIVER—During its regular Nov. 13 meeting, the Iron River City council discussed the possibility of hiring someone to fill a custodial and a code enforcement position.

 
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