We are pleased and proud to bring you our special “Focus on Education” section. Throughout the year, the Iron County Reporter keeps readers up to date on the accomplishments and activities happening in our school districts. With this special “focus,” we’re going to recap some of the challenges our…
Crystal Fresh Market and Ace store director Zack Stuck (right) and Terry Skinner, hardware manager, are ready to help customers with everything from cheddar cheese to chainsaws. The market complex is also home to Northern Interstate Bank and the Crystal Falls Pharmacy. Crystal Fresh Market is a…
Mitch Ballinger drives against the Forest Park defense during the Wykons’ cross-county battle with the Trojans. Ballinger helped West Iron build a 13-point halftime lead, but Forest Park eventually came from behind to knock off West Iron 41-39 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from freshman Gavin…
Stapleton family members from the area gather for the annual Michigan Free Fishing Weekend Shindig at Hagerman Lake in Iron County on Feb. 13-14. This was the group’s seventh year of their get-together and the fourth coldest they experienced. (submitted photo)
By Jerry DeRoche CRYSTAL FALLS — A pair of Iron River men are facing multiple charges stemming from domestic violence incidents.     Cormac Torin Dougan, 24, has been charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon (a four-year felony) and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence, assault…
By Allison Joy CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Theatre has not hosted an audience or put on a performance for over a year. Mandated restrictions on public gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus have thwarted local theaters throughout the nation, including in Crystal Falls. “Our headliner for 2020…
By Jerry DeRoche IRON RIVER — For the most part over the previous three years, the West Iron County girls basketball team has taken the court as a favorite. When a team has a couple of dream teamers and a first team all-conference player to boot, that leads to a lot of wins, as it did for coach…
LANSING —The Michigan DNR reminds anglers that ice shanty removal dates are quickly approaching and to always use extreme caution when on the ice. Regardless of the set removal dates, changing ice conditions could require the removal of fishing shanties before those dates. This is a possibility…
Theresa Michaelis KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Theresa M. Michaelis, age 93, was greeted by our Lord on Jan. 7, 2021.  Recitation of the Rosary was held on Jan. 12 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the King Catholic Church in Kansas City. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,…
Nurse encourages getting vaccine To the editor:     My name is Rhonda Lindstrom. I am a registered nurse currently living and working in Florence County. My purpose in writing this is to tell my story and why I would encourage others to get the COVID-19 vaccine. I am so grateful for the scientists…
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health of Human Services (MDHHS) announced a new program on Feb. 15 to enhance the state’s equity strategy to reach more Michiganders with the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. “I am excited to announce initiatives that will help enhance the state’s equity…
Crystal Fresh Market and Ace store director Zack Stuck (right) and Terry Skinner, hardware manager…
Mitch Ballinger drives against the Forest Park defense during the Wykons’ cross-county battle with…
Stapleton family members from the area gather for the annual Michigan Free Fishing Weekend Shindig…
We are pleased and proud to bring you our special “Focus on Education” section. Throughout the year, the Iron County Reporter keeps readers up to date on the accomplishments and activities happening in our school districts.
By Jerry DeRoche CRYSTAL FALLS — A pair of Iron River men are facing multiple charges stemming from domestic violence incidents.     Cormac Torin Dougan, 24,…
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health of Human Services (MDHHS) announced a new program on Feb. 15 to enhance the state’s equity strategy to reach more…
LANSING — Recognizing that residents have varying degrees of technology access and understanding, particularly seniors 65 and older who are currently eligible…
By Allison Joy CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Theatre has not hosted an audience or put on a performance for over a year. Mandated restrictions on public…
LANSING — The next meeting of the U.P. Energy Task Force is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24, as the panel works on its report identifying possible…
KINGSFORD/IRON RIVER — Weatherization is one of several programs offered by DICSA, your local Community Action Agency. Since 1989 DICSA has weatherized 1,315…
By Jerry DeRoche IRON RIVER — For the most part over the previous three years, the West Iron County girls basketball team has taken the court as a favorite.…
By Jerry DeRoche CRYSTAL FALLS — After a season-opening setback to West Iron County, the Forest Park Lady Trojans notched their first win of the season with a…
By Jerry DeRoche IRON RIVER — It was inevitable that at some point this season, the Shamion sisters would both put up big numbers in the same game for the West…
Theresa Michaelis KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Theresa M. Michaelis, age 93, was greeted by our Lord on Jan. 7, 2021.  Recitation of the Rosary was held on Jan. 12…
Anita Smith CRYSTAL FALLS — Anita “Annie” Smith (Schiavo) passed away at home surrounded by family on Feb. 8, 2021.     She was born in Crystal Falls in Oct.…
Mavis Remondini IRON RIVER — Mavis M. Remondini, age 85, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at UP Health System-Marquette.     She was born on May 10, 1935…