Business

Provider Distinction Award to DCHS

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System again has been recognized with the Provider Distinction Award by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan. Valerie Sevegney, Upper Peninsula provider outreach consultant for BCBS of Michigan, recently presented the award to ...

Extraordinary Interiors: Business offers floral designs, home furnishings

IRON MOUNTAIN — “If you love your job,” Betzy Douglas maintains, “it really isn’t work.” Originally from lower Michigan, Douglas has been in the floral industry for 45 years. Looking for a change, she moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1969, working at a floral shop in Menominee ...

‘Coffee With MIOSHA’ on Dec. 21 in Marquette

MARQUETTE — A “Coffee With MIOSHA” will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time Friday, Dec. 21, at Staybridge Hotel, 855 W. Washington St. in Marquette. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Upper Peninsula Construction Council are teaming up for this ...

Five ways to help improve finances fast

While juggling the demands of everyday life, it’s easy to put your financial planning on the back burner. But when you make your financial health a priority, you can rest easy knowing you’ll be building a brighter future for yourself and your loved ones. Whether your goal is to get out ...

Farmer’s winter market today in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN —The 2018 Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Winter Market will be 9 a.m. to noon today at the Iron Mountain School District’s Izzo-Mariucci Center on the corner of Carpenter Avenue and West A Street. In 2019, indoor markets will take place from March through May on ...

Shopko closing some stores

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin retailer Shopko is closing 39 stores in 19 states, but none in Michigan. Shopko spokeswoman Michelle Hansen says each store employs 10 to 25 employees, putting the scope of job cuts at about 400 to nearly 1,000 positions. Liquidation sales begin Friday ...

UPCCO highlights home heating assistance programs in Michigan

MARQUETTE — As winter establishes its hold on the region, Upper Peninsula Power Company is highlighting resources, including home heating assistance, that may be available for Upper Peninsula residents. “The process for applying for assistance has changed this year,” said Brett ...

Bergeron marks 50 years

Kim Fox, center, the dealer principal of Bergeron Toyota in Iron Mountain, receives a 50-year anniversary award from Sam Wintermyer, Toyota Cincinnati Region general manager. Also in the photo are family members who operate the business: Adrian Bergeron Jr., left; Scott Bergeron, second from ...

Getting into the game

PEMBINE, Wis. — Now that the gun deer hunt has ended, the busy season will begin for Tim Potterville’s Pembine Food Depot. He had five orders of venison come in the Monday after the final weekend, ready to be made into sausage, brats and other products. Processing deer meat is one ...

CoVantage Cares pledges $125K match for donations during drive

The CoVantage Cares Foundation is in the midst of its annual two-week fundraising campaign that kicked off last week on what is known nationally as Giving Tuesday. The foundation, a public charity established by Antigo, Wis.-based CoVantage Credit Union, will match up to $125,000 all funds ...

Big 10 donation

The Big 10 Sports Bar & Grill in Quinnesec hosted its eighth annual Halloween bash for charity Oct 27. The non-profit chosen this year was Paws to the North Dog Rescue, which sent many volunteers to help out at the event. A $3 donation was requested at the door for the dog rescue. The ...

UW-Extension to offer workshop on farmland renting options

OCONTO FALLS/COLEMAN, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Extension of Marinette and Oconto counties will offer a pair of free workshops set for Dec. 14 and 18 that will focus on the different aspects that need to be considered when renting agricultural land. UW-Extension Crops/Soils Agent Scott ...

Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust’s Project Teddy Bear program is pleased to announce the second annual Bring-a-Bear Teddy Bear Toss, with the goal of collecting new stuffed animals to donate to local area emergency responders and crisis centers. The Teddy Bear Toss will be ...

Leadership Academy

Bay College West has launched its nine-month Leadership Academy, a program that through April will provide skills training, networking and understanding opportunities and challenges in Dickinson County. The 21 members include: Megan Barglind, executive assistant to the director at Oscar G. ...

Angry over cutbacks, Trump threatens to end GM subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened Tuesday to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. Trump unloaded on Twitter a day after GM announced it ...

Sister act

IRON MOUNTAIN — A quarter-century ago, the Larson girls from the east side of Iron Mountain — now Linnea Marchetti, Kristine Cohodes and Karen Cerasoli — started a business out of their homes. The original concept was providing flowers biweekly for local business lobby and reception ...

Faucett Forest Products becomes Joy Wood Products

PESHTIGO, Wis. — Faucett Forest Products, a sawmill and pallet business in Peshtigo, has been acquired by Daryl and Maureen Joy and re-named Joy Wood Products. The producer of wood pallets, crates and skids was in foreclosure and purchased at a sheriff’s sale by the Joys, who came across ...

How to fund tuition when going back to school

Millions of Americans in the workforce are heading back to school to further their education. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 3.5 million students enrolled in college for fall 2016 were age 35 and older. These adult learners are enrolling for a variety of reasons — ...

LifePoint Health completes merger with RCCH

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - LifePoint Health Inc. on Friday announced the completion of its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners, which is owned by certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC. As a result of the merger, LifePoint’s common stock is no longer trading on NASDAQ ...

Holmberg General Agency completes renovations on downtown Norway office

NORWAY — The Holmberg General Agency in Norway has a new look after changing hands in ownership in 2017. The Holmberg General Agency has been in business for more than 90 years and is the third-oldest business in Norway. In June 2017, the agency was purchased by Ryan Danielson, owner of ...