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Bidder upset by WIC policy
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:36 AM

IRON RIVER—The West Iron County School Board’s policy of giving local bidders an advantage on major projects was criticized by a representative of a Marquette County company during the board’s March 17 regular meeting.

Poker tourney winner PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:05 AM

Pete Gasperini claimed first place in the spring poker tournament, hosted recently by the Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department. Gasperini was presented with a check for $480 by Assistant Chief Matt Jacks. Fifty players competed in the tournament, with prize money awarded to the final 10. All proceeds from the event will go to kids programs, fire-prevention programs and other community events. The next tournament is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.

Road Board will look into pre-wet system
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:04 AM

IRON RIVER—Is Iron County ready for a new system of clearing snow and ice from highways during winter? What if it works better but damages expensive equipment?   

Indiana man arrested for vehicle theft
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:03 AM

MASTODON TOWNSHIP—On Wednesday March 12, Iron County 911 received a report of a vehicle theft from a residence on Camp 5 Road in Mastodon Township. The victim had the vehicle warming in his driveway when it was stolen. 

Apple Blossom Apartments’ tour showcases old to new
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:02 AM

Tours were given at the Apple Blossom Apartments on March 10 by MTH Management personnel Vikki Hentemann (front left), Elizabeth Chilson (front right) and Jeanne Bonetti (back center). Wolverine Building Group project supervisor Todd Tarsi (back left) was on hand to answer questions. Visiting the complex was Dr. Kirk Schott (back right), district representative for Sen. Tom Casperson.
IRON RIVER—    A big building, big project and big changes are evident as the Central School building has been transformed into the Apple Blossom Apartments. - More photos in Photo Gallery

Lady Trojans make date with history PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Friday, March 14, 2014 9:44 AM

EAST LANSING— The Forest Park Lady Trojans advanced to the Class D state championship game with a 49-33 victory over Athens in the state semifinals Thursday at the Breslin Center on the campus of Michigan State University. The top-ranked Lady Trojans will take their 26-0 record into the finals where they will face unranked Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart (21-5) on Saturday at 9 a.m. (CST). Forest Park is seeking its first girls basketball state championship in school history. Iron County Reporter’s Sports Editor Peter Nocerini will be on hand covering the action.
The game will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit.

Gussert’s star shines for all to see
Written by Jerry DeRoche   
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:25 AM

After the game, Lexi makes time to pose with some young fans and autographs a souvenir ball for other well-wishers.
CRYSTAL FALLS— The signs were there early, like when Lexi Gussert was a toddler.
After the future Forest Park star had learned to walk, her grandmother gave her a doll and a stroller. Gussert took a look at the stroller and thought she’d keep that. But the doll, well, not interested.
So little Lexi chucked the doll and grabbed a basketball, put it in the stroller and began walking the ball around.
So began Gussert’s path to glory.

Road Commission Temp summer help approved
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:25 AM

IRON RIVER—After discussing the idea over the last several months, the Iron County Road Commission voted during its Feb. 18 regular meeting to try using summer temporary workers this year.

FP looking into new energy audit
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:24 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Plans for a possible new energy audit were discussed during the Forest Park School Board’s Feb. 24 regular meeting.

BAH slated for March 20
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:24 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—The Iron County Chamber of Commerce is announcing the next Business after Hours, set for March 20.