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Summer in March
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:47 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 03, 2012 1:06 PM )

 OK, OK, let’s not get excited. Calm down. Hold your horses.
 We’re not saying that to you or to some other reader out there. We are passing the message along to all the trees, plans and bushes around the area. Slow down!
 Of course, it’s about the ridiculous warmth Iron County and other parts of the Upper Midwest experienced recently.

 
Readers Viewpoint 3-21-2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:28 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:48 PM )

Thanks for your support
To the editor:
 The Iron County Cancer Unit Board extends a heart-felt thank you to all of the folks who donated during the WIKB Radio-thon on March 6.
 The ICCU would not be ale to provide the necessary assistance to Iron County cancer patients without the help of such generous people. As Mo mentioned during the Telephone Time program, the ICCU functions solely on donations and the need to increase financial support is necessary.

 
The nice side of March
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:26 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:47 PM )

Warm enough for you?
 This will most likely go down as the warmest winter on record, but have no fear, I’m not going to tirade about global warming.
 I have no scientific background to confirm or refute that statement. But 70 degrees in March could be a pretty fair indication that there might be something to all that science stuff.

 
Let’s get going
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:58 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:29 PM )

Over the past couple of weeks, two pieces of good news were received here in Iron County.
 The first is the optimism that the Michigan State Housing Development Authority will approve the Central School redevelopment project, giving the developers the ability to start selling bonds to finance the project.

 
Readers viewpoint 3-14-2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:58 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:28 PM )

What happened?
To the editor:
 What has happened over the years? How did we get where we are?

 
Readers Viewpoint 3-7-2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:09 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:58 PM )

Great support
To the editor:
 Since 1993, I have had the opportunity to bring a MASTERS Racing Circuit event to many communities and counties throughout the Midwest. Since 1981, I have been the announcer for another Snowmobile Race Circuit, and since 1987, I have been the announcer for a Snowmobile Watercross Racing Circuit. In other words, I have visited and been a part of hundreds of snowmobile events over the past 30 years.

 
High achievers
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:09 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:58 PM )

Their first practices took place while everyone was making plans for Thanksgiving. For over three months, basketball season has dominated the Iron County sports scene.
 In the next week or so, the sport will finally yield the spotlight, but only after thrilling action during high school tournament play.
 The girls district tournaments took place last week. Not even last week’s monster snowstorm could get in the way of West Iron County and Forest Park, as both schools won their district championships for the second straight year.

 
Happy Feb. 29 birthday
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:38 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:09 AM )

Leap year… an extra day and a real birthday for those born on Feb. 29.
 Obviously, there isn’t anything new about leap years. They come around every four years, generally just in time for some major election or another. Just what we need, an extra day to listen to our puffed-out politicians telling us how wonderful they are and just how out-of-touch their opponents are.
 Leap day, Feb. 29, will be found on our Gregorian calendars on most years that can be evenly divided by four … 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

 
Readers Viewpoint 2-29-2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:37 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:09 AM )

Blood drive a success
To the editor:
 On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank Pearl Ross and Pat Kosiba for hosting a blood drive in the month of January.
 As a result of their efforts, we collected an outstanding 46 pints of blood. These two ladies deserve a big round of applause for helping the U.P. Regional Blood Center save countless lives.

 
It’s an incentive
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:14 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:38 AM )

If the “C” word has you concerned, don’t be. Consolidation is the big buzz word lately, and for good reason. As a component of the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP), proof of a municipality’s consolidation of services is providing additional revenue sharing for Iron County’s cities and townships.
 You’ve heard a lot about consolidation lately in Iron River and Caspian. You’ve heard about it in the townships, and even in our school districts.

 
Readers Viewpoint 2-22-2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:13 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:37 AM )

Generosity
To the editor:
 I shall pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now: let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again – E’tienne De Grellet

 
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