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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:40 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:39 PM )

In our June 6 newspaper, we carried an article about the Iron River Senior Center facing nutrition program cuts.
 The article noted that, like much of the U.P., the nutrition programs in both Iron and Dickinson counties are on the decline. The decline has put the local senior center at risk of losing its entire program.

Readers Viewpoint 6-6-2012
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:52 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:40 PM )

Bake sale thanks
To the editor:
 The Alpha Museum Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made our recent Memorial bake sale our most successful ever.
 Special thanks are extended to Millie and all of our wonderful bakers, Dorothy and Mo for their Telephone Time chats, and the many folks who donated food and money or came to buy goodies to enjoy. Thank you all.

Say thanks to a teacher
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:51 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:40 PM )

The classrooms have emptied, computers shut down, books shelved for the summer.
 It’s a good time to look back and thank our area teachers for their work this past school year.

Ready for summer?
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:06 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:51 PM )

 Are you ready for summer?
 Ready or not, it’s ready for you. Here it it, knocking on your front door. Road construction is already in full swing. The detours for the U.S. 2 project in Iron River are not in place yet, but it won’t be long.
 The leaves are at last fully in bloom. While we still are a bit behind in rainfall, the wildfire danger seems to be mostly over, Bushes and grasses and trees are a fresh new green. They’re ready for summer.

Readers Viwepoint 5-30-2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:06 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:52 PM )

Carriers thanked
To the editor:
 On behalf of our local food pantry, we would like to thank the Iron River Postal Carriers for the food drive they conducted. Thank you to the postal customers, who gave so generously. The quality and quantity collected is incredible.
 Thank you to Ann Nieminen for organizing the Postal Carrier Food Drive. A big thank you to the postal carriers. You are amazing.
 Thank you to the West Iron County football players who hauled six very full pickup truck loads from the post office to our sorting site.
 St. Vincent de Paul’s West Side Food Pantry distributed over 2,800 food orders last year. We provide food and help to those in our community who need a helping hand. The need is greater than ever before.
 Please know that all who participated in any way, helped feed a hungry neighbor.
-s- Carol Busakowski
St. Vincent de Paul
Iron River 

Lest we forget
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:47 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:06 PM )

On May 5, 1868, Memorial Day was officially proclaimed by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and celebrated that year on May 30 with flowers placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
 Though it is believed that honoring the fallen soldiers of both sides in that conflict actually began during the war itself, the observance of this day to honor America’s fallen heroes was to bring about a sense of reconciliation in recognition of their great sacrifice.

Readers Viewpoint 5-23-2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:46 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:06 PM )

Weight challenge a success
To the editor:
 Pamida would like to offer a big “thank you” to the following businesses for supporting   Iron County’s community weight loss challenge: Northstar Healthcare System, Windsor Auditorium, Beef-A-Roo, Scott’s Party Store, Northwoods Chiropractic, Corner Drug Store, Angeli’s Video, Angeli Foods, Jubilee Foods, Iron County Chamber of Commerce, Alice’s Supper Club, Zippidy’s, Silver Moon, Chris’s Hair studio, Cut & Curl, AmericInn, Complete Family Fitness, Missy Dallavalle.

Readers Viewpoint 5-16-2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:27 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:45 PM )

Great performance
To the editor:
 I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the West End Players of Iron County on their excellent performances of Cinderella on Friday, May 4; Sunday, May 6, and Monday, May 7. The performances were very well attended and were held at the Windsor Center, Iron River.

Sharing the road
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:26 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:47 PM )

With warm temperatures arriving, as well as the final weeks of school, area motorists will be sharing the road with other wheeled friends and neighbors.
 Motorcyclists, bicyclists, four-wheeler drivers and dirt bike “racers” are taking to the highways, road shoulders, side streets and alleys, creating hazards and distractions that all motorists need to on the alert for.

Coming soon!
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:52 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:26 PM )

 Spring is here. The dandelions are growing, lawn mowers are buzzing, robins are chirping, and many of you are at work in your gardens, And above it all, along U.S. 2 in Iron River, an occasional roar. A clank. A chunk-chunk-chunk. A bang-bang-bang.
 Hydraulic power at work. Physical force in action. A reinforced steel blade smashing a much-repaired street surface. Solid (if uneven) sidewalks giving way to big bladed buckets.

Readers Viewpoint 5-9-2012
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:51 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:27 PM )

Kudos to all
To the editor:
 Kudos to all who helped at the Iron County Museum cleanup on April 21.
 Members of the West Iron Key Club, participating museum board members and other volunteers and friends made this a special day for the museum.