Business

SCOTT BEAULIER

Beaulier named dean of business school at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. — A Kingsford  High School graduate has earned the distinction of being the youngest dean of a business school in the country. Scott A. Beaulier took a position in June 2016 as the dean of the business school at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo. He is a 1995 ...

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175 years of service

Eight employees and one board member at Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union in Kingsford were recognized in 2016 for their years of service. In the top photo from left in front are Carrie Valine, 20 years; Diane Stanchina, five years; and Kimberly Trombley, 20 years. In back ...

Faster internet speed comes to Crystal Falls

CRYSTAL FALLS — CCI Systems’ Packerland Broadband has launched its gigabit-speed broadband internet in the city of Crystal Falls. This new service, UltraConnect, is the first of its kind to be offered by a rural cable provider.  The installation started on Monday. “UltraConnect makes ...

DOUG LEGG

Legg is top-producing realtor at Wild Rivers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Doug Legg is the top producing agent at Wild Rivers Realty & Associates Inc. The firm has four offices and serves both Dickinson and Iron counties in Michigan and surrounding Wisconsin area. “Doug’s hard work and total dedication to his clients has earned him ...

Wild Rivers Realty named top-selling firm for 11 years

IRON MOUNTAIN — Wild Rivers Realty & Associates Inc. is celebrating the 11th consecutive year as a top -selling firm among local real estate firms in their Multiple Listing Service (MLS). According to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors statistics, Wild Rivers Realty ...

TANYA DALSANTO, RIGHT, and Jean O’Dette, co-chairwomen of the First National Bank & Trust Cookbook Committee, are shown filling boxes of cookbooks to be sent to their offices

FNB employees publish new cookbook with favorite recipes

IRON MOUNTAIN — In celebration of their 130th anniversary, the employees of First National Bank & Trust once again gathered together a collection of their favorite recipes. The slogan for this milestone is “Rooted in Your Community Since 1887.” Cookbook committee co-chairs ...

DOTTY LAJOYE

CUPPAD reflects on 2016; welcomes LaJoye as director

ESCANABA —With a staff of six professional planners, GIS technicians, and economic developers, the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission has often operated “behind the scenes,” serving the region by helping build the capacity of 87 units of local government, ...

Holiday sales report shows boost in 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A stronger economy helped boost holiday sales both in stores and online this season, but department stores continued to struggle as habits shift. Sales rose 4 percent to about $658.3 billion, according to The National Retail Federation. That beat a forecast for a 3.6 percent ...

Tin signs are among the items for sale at Superior Hobby U.P., formerly Superior Carpet & Hobby in Iron Mountain. The business is closing the flooring warehouse and focusing on the hobby store.

Local hobby shop open; flooring warehouse closing

IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s been 24 years that Superior Carpet and Hobby has sold outlet flooring in the Iron Mountain area. And it has been recently announced that the flooring warehouse will soon be closing. But that doesn’t mean that they are going out of business. The name will change to ...

MELLON-GRADUATES

Nelson graduates

Dr. Kristin A. Nelson, center, daughter of Tom and Lisa (Mellon) Nelson graduated on Dec. 16, from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Ill. By attaining her chiropractic degree, Kristin is now the fourth generation to practice chiropractic medicine in the Mellon family. She ...

Operation Action U.P. to hold meeting Jan. 25

MARQUETTE — Operation Action U.P. will be holding their annual meeting on Jan. 25. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Eastern time for registration and networking on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the Great Lakes Rooms. The OAUP Annual Meeting is open to anyone who has ...

Credit union meeting set

KINGSFORD — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union will hold its 69th annual membership meeting on March 18, at 7 p.m. at the Kingsford High School auditorium. Members attending the meeting will be presented with reports by officers and committees of the credit union, ...

Amazon plans to hire 100,000 over the next 18 months

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. over the next 18 months. The online retailer said Thursday that the jobs are full time and come with benefits. Many of the new jobs will be at fulfillment centers currently being built in a number of states, including ...

The employees of the Verso Quinnesec mill have made a donation to three area United Ways as a part of the 2017 campaign. Shown  here making the check presentations, from left, are Rachael Butler of Verso; Chrystal Maloney of Verso; Phil Everhart of the Tri-City Area United Way; Chuck Munk of the United Way of Dickinson County; Mike Glodowski, Verso mill manager; Brian LaBrash of Verso; Jennifer Anderson of United Way of Dickinson County; Debra Peterson of United Way of Dickinson County, Patrice Wartick of Verso; and Mark Pontti of Verso.

Verso’s Quinnesec mill employees donate to three area United Ways

QUINNESEC — Three local United Way campaigns including Dickinson County’s received checks totaling $46,332.62 from employees with Verso Corp.’s Quinnesec mill. The campaign committee at the mill had contacted every employee to encourage them to help others in need and the donations will ...

CECILIE HAEHRE

Haehre joins Donna’s School of Dance staff

KINGSFORD — Donna’s School of Dance has added Cecilie B. Haehre as a full-time employee starting this month. Haehre will be involved with a number of activities at the school, including pre-tot ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, private lessons, adult classes and yoga. She has been dancing ...

Financial opportunities to consider for 2017

The start of a new year is a great time to take stock of your financial life. Have you done all that you can to put yourself in the best possible position? Or, have you missed out on some important financial opportunities? Take a look at where you stand and consider these key opportunities that ...

Yahoo to change name, trim board if Verizon deal approved

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo will adopt a new corporate identity and slash the size of its board if the proposed $4.8 billion sale of its digital services to Verizon Communications goes through. The company plans to change its name to Altaba Inc. after it turns over its email, websites, ...

KATHY JO ANDERSON, RN, second from left, poses with her retirement certificate. She is shown here with, from left, Bob Peterson, NP, Geriatrics and Extended Care Service; Daniela DenBoer, RN, Community Living Center nurse manager; and Kim Nelson, CLC assistant nurse manager.

Anderson retires after 39 years with VAMC

IRON MOUNTAIN — After 39 years of federal service, Kathy Jo Anderson, RN, of Niagara, Wis., retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Anderson was born and raised in Quinnesec and is the daughter of Phyllis and Paul Forstrom. She graduated from Kingsford High ...

New beginning farmers series offered online

LANSING — People interested in exploring new farm businesses can participate in the MSU Extension 2017 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. From January to May, MSU Extension will offer nine two-hour evening programs that provide valuable start-up information on general and more specific ...

THOMAS NASH, LEFT, and Tammy Barrows, have announced the consolidation of Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home and Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home into one location at 901 Carpenter Ave., Iron Mountain.

Area’s oldest funeral homes consolidate

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home and Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home have consolidated to one location at 901 Carpenter Ave., Iron Mountain. Dickinson County’s two oldest funeral homes joined operation 12 years ago when Thomas Nash purchased the ...