Lisa Wright (center) held a fundraiser to support homeless women veterans May 16 at the VFW Ottawa Post 3134 in Iron River. Wright, a veteran of the Iraq War, is a contestant in the 2015 Ms. Veteran America regional competition to be held in June... more
The Iron River Post Office recently participated in the largest one-day nationwide food drive. Carriers from the post office collected nonperishable food items as they delived mail to fill the shelves of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. The... more
West Iron County won its seventh consecutive girls Division 2 regional championship at Westwood on May 15. After the meet, team members and coach Kristi Berutti pose proudly with the first-place trophy. ISHPEMING—West Iron County’s track teams had a... more
Rick Kriva and his son Jack pulled in a nice smallmouth bass on Lake Ottawa on May 16. The smallie was released. Lake Ottawa is designated catch-and-release only of smallmouth bass. The Krivas traveled north from Cary, Ill. and stayed at Lac O’... more



CRYSTAL FALLS—Relaxed graduation requirements are on their way for Forest Park. The School Board approved the first reading of a revised graduation policy during its regular meeting May 18.


West Iron’s boys 800- and 400-meter relays both won at the West Pac tournament last week. Here, Brandon Olson gets the baton from Phil King during the recent regional tourney.