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Silence the sirens
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:26 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:40 AM )

 Our office is located right on the highway, so when the fire trucks head somewhere or the ambulance speeds out of town or when squad car sirens are heard, we know there is some trouble somewhere.
 Lately, we have been hearing those sirens much too often. Late summer has been marked by a series of severe traffic accidents, including several fatalities.
 A bad spell of luck, perhaps, but it’s a reminder that bad things can happen when you get behind the wheel, and paying a lot at the gas station is the least of your problems.

 
In tribute
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:30 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:26 AM )

This past Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the horrendous attacks on this country on Sept. 11, 2001.
 The memories of that day loom as large and fresh as if it happened yesterday. Most, if not all of us, remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when the announcement came over the airwaves about this senseless, brutal act of terrorism.

 
Readers Viewpoint 9-7-2011
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:09 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:30 AM )

Meeting of interest
To the editor:
     The Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency has scheduled the September 2011 Governing Board meeting for Thursday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Iron Mountain Senior Center at Iron Mountain.
     This meeting will be of particular interest to the Iron River and Crystal Falls senior centers. DICSA is attempting to take one day a week of congregate and home-delivered meals from each of the centers.

 
Back to school
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:09 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:30 AM )

It doesn’t seem possible, but school is back in session. Where did the summer go?
 Over the past few months, both Forest Park and West Iron school boards, administration and staff have been putting everything they can into place to insure a successful school year for students and staff. Both districts face deep budget cuts. Both have been diligent in finding ways to make those cuts without negatively affecting the quality of education they strive to provide for our county children.

 
A new season
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:41 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:09 AM )

 You can’t stop time. You can’t even slow it down for a while. Time goes on regardless. What can you do?
 You want summer to never end, but it’s ending. This is the week before Labor Day, and many people are taking one last vacation trip before the realities of September and fall set in.

 
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