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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.

Volunteers make it happen
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 1:16 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:52 PM )

Ah, the month of May… spring is beginning its full bloom and that includes a variety of house chores interrupted by the onset of winter.
   This is also when the planning for summer events gets a little hectic. Many groups and organizations have been planning for this summer’s season back last year, just after wrapping up that season’s event.
  Now, the organizing, planning, tweaking, etc., takes on a serious note, because, let’s face it, time really is of the essence and the room to maneuver is closing in.

Readers Viewpoint 5-2-2012
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 1:15 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:51 PM )

Pack 508 says ‘thanks’
To the editor:
 Cub Scout Pack 508 would like to thank all of the people who supported the spaghetti dinner held on April 10 at the United Lutheran Church of Crystal Falls.
 With all of the generosity from the communities of Crystal Falls and Iron River, we will be sending all Cub Scouts who want to go to Camp Hiawatha this August.

Readers Viewpoint 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:06 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 01, 2012 1:15 PM )

The whole truth
To the editor:
 On March 28, 2012, a letter to the editor that I wrote was printed in that issue of the Reporter.
 My subject was trying to get any interested party to run for the County Board in the Aug. 7th primary. I did some research before writing my letter so I was sure that what I was saying was the absolute truth.

Road work will affect you
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:05 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 01, 2012 1:16 PM )

Whether you’re coming or going through the Iron River area in the next few months, you’ll need to be aware of detours, road closures and traffic flow changes.
 The Michigan Department of Transportation is reconstructing over a half mile of U.S. 2. You’ve probably already noticed the orange markings everywhere along the route.

Readers Viewpoint 4-18-2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:41 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:06 PM )

Excellent care
To the editor:
 We often hear people talking about having to leave the area for health care services. However, I recently had outpatient knee surgery at NorthStar Health System right here in Iron County and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Not at all typical
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:40 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:05 PM )

 Out our window today, it is cloudy and cool. Temperatures are falling, and there’s even a chance for snowflakes later today. It’s a chilly mid-April Monday morning, the kind Iron County has known for years. Pretty typical.
 But Iron County’s weather in March was anything but typical. Like most of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S., the area had its warmest March on record. Even now, midway through April, we are still wondering what to make of it.

Watch out for scams
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:59 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:40 PM )

Ah, the joys of spring… baseball, daffodils, budding lilac bushes, open waters and those incessant phone calls from con artists.
 Yep... ‘Tis the season and some local residents are already on the “patsy” list, and we’re not talking about that popular Cornish dish we all grew up with.
 This latest version was made to an elderly woman, naturally, with a threat that if she didn’t immediately give the caller her credit card number to pay her outstanding utility bill… well, you know the rest of that story.

Readers Viewpoint 4-11-2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:57 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:41 PM )

Boundaries overstepped
To the editor:
 Anglers and recreational folks beware; another invasive species ordinance has been passed on our local Iron County fisheries.
 Bates Township has now joined partnership with Stambaugh Township and their ordinance to control invasive species such as Chicaugon Lake on waters that belong to us.

Readers Viewpoint 4-4-2012
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 1:07 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:57 PM )

A note of thanks
To the editor:
 On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Paul Starkweather of Lakeland Baptist Church for hosting a blood drive in the month of February.

‘Superbowl’ for genealogists
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 1:06 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:59 PM )

With the release of the 1940 U.S. Census, genealogists and family historians will have a heyday finding out, sometimes for the first time about relatives, friends and others from “the greatest generation.”
 When the 120,000 census takers counted 132,164,569 people living in the country in April 1940, notes the msnbc.com story, the information collected included the address, whether the house was owned or rented, value of the home or monthly rent, is it considered a farm, names of adults and children, family relationships, sex, race, age, place of birth citizenship, residence five years earlier, education.