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Don’t forget: New fishing license required April 1
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:01 AM

LANSING—The DNR reminds anglers that a new fishing license season begins Tuesday, April 1, which coincides with the new regulation cycle. All 2013 fishing licenses are good through March 31, 2014.

Maple syrup fest set for April 5 in Phelps
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:01 AM

PHELPS, Wis.— The third annual Maple Syrup Fest will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. The event will be centered at the Phelps School but will also take place at different locales.

WU supports youth trap shoot program PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:17 AM

Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County donates $3,000 to the summer youth trap shooting program at Camp Gibbs Recreation Area. The program, for youth and new shooters, is offered every Wednesday in July and August beginning at 6 p.m. It is free of charge with equipment and ammunition provided for those practicing their shooting skills. On an average, 12-20 shooters attend the Wednesday night practices. In June, the group hosts students from Purdue University during the Wednesday trap shoots. Over 60 students participated. Representing the event sponsors, Wildlife Unlimited and the Hiawatha Gun Club, are from left, Rick Commenator, Art Flancher, Larry Pifke and Bob Gallup.

Being foxy PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:16 AM

A red fox was photographed taking an early morning stroll through Roger and Linda Drier’s backyard on Meadowview Drive. He was nosing around the bird feeder for seeds discarded by the birds… or maybe waiting for the birds to return. (Drier photo)

Geology club to hold program
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:14 AM

FLORENCE—The Northwoods Geology Club will meet on Wednesday, March 26 at the Visitor Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a meeting of the field trip and program planning committee.

Wildlife Unlimited donates venison to area PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:17 AM

Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County donated almost 700 pounds of venison to be split between the St. Vincent de Paul societies of Iron River and Crystal Falls. Holding one-pound packages of donated venison are, from left, Larry Pifke, Bob Gallup, Diane Grondin, Bruce Callovi, Jo Callovi, Rick Commenator, Cully Sholander and Pat Sommers.  The venison is processed by Sommers Sausage Shop in Crystal Falls. Venison is donated by local hunters. Processing is paid for by Wildlife Unlimited through fundraising efforts such as the upcoming WU banquet to be held on April 5 at the Iron County Armory. (submitted photo)

Spring turkey hunting licenses on sale now
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:16 AM

LANSING—Though the weather is decidedly wintry, spring is coming and with it the turkey hunting season.

Fish kills may be common following this winter’s extreme conditions
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:16 AM

LANSING—The DNR reminds everyone that after the heavy ice and snow cover melts on Michigan’s lakes this winter, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures.

Apply now for Ottawa Forest’s YCC program
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:16 AM

IRONWOOD—The Ottawa National Forest is looking for applicants for this summer’s Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) program.

Hockey friends gather to raise funds PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:34 AM

Over 40 adult hockey players gathered at the Iron County Multipurpose Building – Ice Arena in Caspian on March 8 to skate in memory of Paul Masnjak, who died last September at the age of 45. He competed with the men’s adult hockey team and played a major role in the local soccer association for years, serving as head referee at the youth matches. Funds raised at the event will be donated to the Iron Amateur Hockey Association and the Iron River Soccer Association. The afternoon game brought together both men and women hockey players from the area as well as skaters from Eagle River, Wis., and Iron Mountain. Taking to the ice were Al Reitmeyer, Wes Amerson, Christy Makuck, Ray Meyer, Nancy Westphal, Lori Polich, Mark Herzog, Ian Herzog (goalie), Donn Atanasoff, Sarah Suchovsky, Mark Mylchreest, Lisa Powell, Randy Laap, Sharon Malburg, Heidi Reddinger, Kelly Waters, Andrew Berg, Mark Pratt, Jonny Waara, Keith Baldwin, Mark Shanks, Kelly Gustafson, Jane Gustafson, Fred Shoquist, Bob Meyers, Rick Gill, Ross Freund, Bryan Pearce, Jerry Hassenberg, Ted Danielak, Roger Hiddie, Eric Zykowski, Jim Moore, Kim Vandaarhoven, Mike Demske, John Spelgatti and Zach Baumgartner (goalie).