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Special Olympic team gears up for tournament PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:39 AM

The local Special Olympics team recently had basketball practice to prepare for the U.P. Special Olympics basketball tournament in Escacnaba on Feb. 28. In addition to the tournament, participants take part in an opening ceremony that includes a dinner, dance, game and an award ceremony. Pictured in front, from left, are Selina Stebbins of Amasa, Larry Menghini of Caspian and Ashley Latvala of Iron River. Pictured in back row, from left,  are Wayne Pasternak of Iron River, coach Hugo Latvala, Mark Bonetti of Crystal Falls, Carl Cassagranda of Amasa and Pat Bonetti of Crystal Falls. Members of the team also take part in swimming, bowling and bocce.

 
Enter to win merchandise from your favorite photo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:39 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:41 AM )

IRON RIVER—The Iron County Reporter is giving members of the community a chance to vote for their favorite photo on the online photo gallery for the Your Favorite Photo contest.

 
Big welcome planned for wounded warrior
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:38 AM

LONG LAKE—A wounded warrior from Tipler will be getting a big welcome home here on Saturday, March 1.
Marine Corps Corp. Randy Smith, who turns 23 later this month, was injured while serving in Afghanistan last summer. He will be welcomed back home with a reception at the Long Lake Town Hall, starting at 2 p.m.

 
Sign up now for local expo and spring show
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:38 AM

IRON RIVER—The Windsor Center Spring Craft and Garden Show has set a date of April 12 to coincide with the Iron County Chamber of Commerce’s Home, Business and Outdoor Expo.

 
Teachers celebrate healthy hearts PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:42 AM

In celebration of Heart Healthy Month, teachers at Stambaugh Elementary wore red last Friday, Feb. 7. Front row, from left: Lynn Fish, Courtney Busakowski, Lisa Anderson, Sandi Scalcucci, Linnea Johnson, Maggie Scheffer and Megan Mobly. Back row: Kelly Kahl, Jim Kralovec, Malissa Eagloski, Brenda Grubbs, Sue LaFountain, Terri O’Donnell, Vanessa McLain, Chris Calavari, Melody Harper, Jaci Baumgartner and Denise Maloney. “WIC schools has made a commitment to raising a healthier generation and developing healthy lifestyle goals/habits in our students,” said Maloney, health and wellness coordinator. “We also believe that it starts at the top, and we as a staff need to lead by example. Employee wellness is also very important to us. Research tells us that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in men and women in the U.S. today. We were proud to wear red today to celebrate National Heart Health Month.”

 
WIC students meet Kids on the Block
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:41 AM

West Iron County Elementary students met the Kids on the Block during the group’s puppet performance on Feb. 7. During the skit “Do it Again, Jimmy!” the students meet Ellen Jane Peterson (Phylisha Sheldon), a 17-year old with Down Syndrome, and Jimmy (Tristan Nelson), an emotionally impaired student.
IRON RIVER—The Kids on the Block performed at West Iron County Elementary School on Feb. 7. The skits performed by the group provide lessons to students about disabilities and how to be friends and understand those who have disabilities.

 
IronLine spectators find warmth at Mushers Village
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:40 AM

Gordy Bennet, left, and Ken Leonarduzzi warm up by the fire after watching the mushers take off in the 4-dog 12-mile recreational race on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Mushers Village.
IRON RIVER—Spectators at this year’s IronLine sled dog races found comfort and warmth at the Mushers Village by gathering together in the large heated tent filled with the scent of warm coffee and cider or by huddling around the fire outside, near the starting line.

 
Museum membership drive begins
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:40 AM

CASPIAN--The annual spring membership drive for the Iron County Museum is underway.

 
Library asks support for millage renewal
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:39 AM

IRON RIVER—The West Iron District Library is asking area voters to support a renewal of its millage during an election on Feb. 25.

 
IronLine mushers welcomed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:50 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:55 AM )

This year the IronLine sled dog race hosted a number of new mushers including Jasmine Shine running dogs from Nature’s Kennel in McMillan. Jasmine is from Waiuku, New Zealand.  Her six-dog team ran a good race and came in sixth place with a time of 3:43:37, running at an average of 5.4 miles per hour. She was one of 18 racers in the IronLine.

 
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