Stambaugh Elementary School third grade teacher Veronica Junak has been teaching her students about friction in her science class. To test their knowledge, the students made cardboard sleds and raced them down the sledding hill at Nelson Field. “Interesting how they went faster when the path got…
The Crystal Falls Contemporary Center hosted an afterschool build session on Feb. 23 for youngsters to construct their cardboard sleds in advance of the 2021 Crystella Cup Cardboard Sled Race on March 6 at Crystella Ski Hill. Contemporary Center president Britt Bozak helped the group of students,…
West Iron senior Livea Mazurek attempts to get her shot beyond the outstretched hand of Westwood’s Natalie Prophet during the teams’ battle on Feb. 23 at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. Mazurek helped spark a Wykon comeback with a pair of 3-pointers as West Iron rallied from a 15-point deficit to…
Dan Graham of Alvin, Wis. has spent many years sturgeon fishing on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin, heading onto the ice from Oshkosh. This year he landed a 51-inch, 30-pound male sturgeon on Feb. 14 while fishing with his brother-in-law, Brian Floyd of Prentice, Wis. This was Graham’s second sturgeon…
IRON COUNTY — The Iron County Board of Commissioners approved two appointments at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 9.     Dan Hinch was appointed to the Parks and Recreation Committee for a three-year term running through Dec. 31, 2023. Additionally, Beverly Wilcox was appointed to the Authority…
By Jerry DeRoche IRON RIVER — By its very nature, a local newspaper interacts deeply with its people and its business community. And many of a newspaper’s employees are well recognized in the public sphere.     At the Iron County Reporter, there have been several individuals through the decades who…
By Jerry DeRoche CRYSTAL FALLS — After splitting its first two games of the season, the Forest Park Lady Trojans headed into a brutal part of their schedule with five games against teams with a combined record of 30-2 as of Feb. 25.     Two of those games came last week - at unbeaten Calumet on Feb…
LANSING — After ice and snow cover melt on Michigan lakes this early spring, it may be more likely for people to discover dead fish or other aquatic animals. While such sights can be startling, the DNR reminds everyone that it is normal, since winter conditions can cause fish and other creatures…
Laila Kallio CASPIAN — Laila H. Kallio, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at the Iron River Care Center.    A memorial service will be held on at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Laila H. Kallio online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by…
Good guys? To the editor:     This is a shout-out to all the self-proclaimed “good guys” who take it upon themselves to plow a county road after a big snowstorm. That’s not your job. Please stop. Your 4x4 with a plow is not sufficient for the job. All you have done is displace the snow from the…
By Allison Joy CRYSTAL FALLS —The Forest Park School Board of Education approved the purchase of a gas-powered bus and a modular boiler system at its open meeting, held over Zoom, on Feb. 22. The school released a bid in December for an additional school bus with the following parameters: 2016,…
The Crystal Falls Contemporary Center hosted an afterschool build session on Feb. 23 for youngsters…
West Iron senior Livea Mazurek attempts to get her shot beyond the outstretched hand of Westwood’s…
Dan Graham of Alvin, Wis. has spent many years sturgeon fishing on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin,…
Stambaugh Elementary School third grade teacher Veronica Junak has been teaching her students about friction in her science class. To test their knowledge, the students made cardboard sleds and raced them down the sledding hill at Nelson Field.
IRON COUNTY — The Iron County Board of Commissioners approved two appointments at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 9.     Dan Hinch was appointed to the…
By Allison Joy CRYSTAL FALLS —The Forest Park School Board of Education approved the purchase of a gas-powered bus and a modular boiler system at its open…
By Jerry DeRoche IRON RIVER — Since the fall, the West Iron County School District has been involved in talks to switch to LED lighting. Discussions between…
By Jerry DeRoche IRON RIVER — By its very nature, a local newspaper interacts deeply with its people and its business community. And many of a newspaper’s…
IRON RIVER — The West Iron District Library is now open to the public, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointments needed.     Capacity is…
IRON RIVER—The West Iron County Education Foundation is accepting applications for the Gordan and Patricia Marcinak Educational Scholarship.     The Gordon and…
By Jerry DeRoche CRYSTAL FALLS — After splitting its first two games of the season, the Forest Park Lady Trojans headed into a brutal part of their schedule…
By Jerry DeRoche IRON RIVER — On Feb. 15, the West Iron County boys suffered a heart-breaking loss to county rival Forest Park on a last-second 3-pointer. That…
EAST LANSING — The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association an adjustment to the spring 2021 schedule on Feb. 22, delaying the…
Laila Kallio CASPIAN — Laila H. Kallio, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at the Iron River Care Center.    A memorial service will be held on…
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.…