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Unwholesome food choices
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 9:46 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:45 AM )

One of the reasons milk and dairy products are considered wholesome is because they’re healthy and safe. There’s a reason for this—it’s called pasteurization. Remember Louis Pasteur—the chemist who, in 1862, discovered a breakthrough process that helped prevent nasty diseases brought about by micro-organisms, i.e., germs, such as typhoid, diphtheria, scarlet fever and Q fever. By heating food, such as milk, for a brief period of time the germs are reduced or destroyed.

Ready for July?
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:27 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 05, 2011 9:46 AM )

 The busiest month of the year, July, is upon us. It starts this Saturday, and it’s going to be packed with events and festivities in Iron County.
 Yes, you can argue that May (preparations for summer, Memorial Day and graduation) and December (the countdown to the holiday season) are both frantic, and we won’t deny that. But when you look at all the events taking place every week, planned by local volunteers, July has them all beat.

Readers Viewpoint 6-29-2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:26 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:49 AM )
The virtues of politics
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:11 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:27 AM )

For too many of us, politics has become a nasty four-letter word, leaving an even nastier taste in our mouths after another round of arguing with friends and families about the virtues and non-virtues of public servants we’ve voted in office.
 Scandal seems to have become the “norm” as we read and watch about the latest elected official who has overstepped his bounds in that position, and who has soiled even further the decay of what we used to hold as a model of decorum and respect.

Readers Viewpoint 6-22-2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:10 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:26 AM )

No water for flowers
To the editor:
 The Alpha Crystal Falls Amasa civic group (formerly the Crystal Falls Kiwanis Club) has purchased flowers (aided by a few local donations), planted and maintained 37 urns and several hanging baskets at the Crystal Falls City Cemetery.

Readers Viewpoint 6-15-2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:04 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:10 PM )

Overwhelming success
To the editor:
 The Iron County Museum and the members of the Museum Artists Group would like to thank those who assisted in making the Starving Artists Memorial Weekend Show and Sale an overwhelming success.
 Well over 200 people attended to view the work of nearly 20 artists, tour the Museum, view the visiting exhibition from Northern Michigan entitled Stories from the Woods and also see the new paintings and prints at the Lee LeBlanc Gallery that are for sale.

Back in the ‘saddle’
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:02 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:11 PM )

A bicycle saddle, that is. A newly paved bicycle path in Crystal Falls Township, part of the Heritage Trail network has been completed, and organization members and township officials are planning a “grand opening” June 16.
 The Apple Blossom Trail now extends from Fourth Avenue in Iron River to Old Caspian. It all points to excellent opportunities to get on a bike and enjoy all the benefits of cycling.

Readers Viewpoint 6-8-2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 10:02 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:04 AM )

Community deserves the band
To the editor:
 The West Side Veterans Council is a volunteer group of local veterans who volunteer their time without compensation to organize three major events in Iron River every year. The Memorial Day parade, the 4th of July parade and the 4th of July fireworks display. The cost of these events is about $7,000-$8,000 for the cost of fireworks and $500-$800 for float prizes in the 4th of July parade. These funds are raised every year through solicitation.

Just one vote
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 10:00 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:02 AM )

Before too much more time runs away, we hope you have thought about the final recount totals from the May 3 election in Iron County.
 The recount took place late in May, and the final, official totals showed that Forest Park’s measure to extend its bonding for one year lost by a single vote. (It was originally called a tie—one more “no” vote was found during the recount.)

Readers Viewpoint 6-1-2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:04 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 07, 2011 10:01 AM )
Editorial 6-1-2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:03 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 07, 2011 10:00 AM )

Keep it safe this summer
It hasn’t been much of a spring, but most of us are willing to take the miserable weather in exchange for what’s happening in other parts of the country.
     Yes, we’ve seen a few touch-downs of tornadoes here in Iron County and there’s even been a few flood watches over the years. Basically, we here have been blessed with weather that we can just gripe and complain about. We haven’t had to evacuate our homes en masse to safeguard our lives.
     But, as we are all aware, we live in the middle of some of the most beautiful scenic areas found on this planet and that, of course, includes the great Northwoods that surrounds us.