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USDA offers home repair loans in U.P.

EAST LANSING —The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development is currently accepting applications from very low income families for home repair loans in all 15 Upper Peninsula counties. “These loans can help cover the cost of fixing the roof, windows and other needed maintenance,” said ...

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Ribbon cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the recently renovated Aurora Liquors building in Aurora, Wis. Attending the event were ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. Shown here, from left, are Jean O’Dette, Trisha Peterson, Sandy Petroff, Tamara Juul, Kim Greiser, ...

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Schenden joins staff at Danielson

KINGSFORD — Jacob Schenden has joined the staff at Danielson Insurance Agency Inc. in Kingsford as an account manager in the commercial lines department. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in economics and has been a licensed insurance agent since 2013. ...

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DDA unveils logo, website with a new look

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority has redesigned their logo and website, which showcases a fresh look for the organization, officials said. “The DDA’s mission is to create a vibrant downtown in Iron Mountain by promoting economic growth through organizing ...

Lac Vieux Desert Resort & Casino’s new food court has opened. Shown here, from left, at the new area are Gary Murrey, general manager and Jeff Astemborski, food and beverage director.

Lac Vieux Desert Resort opens new food court and espresso bar

WATERSMEET — Residents of the Upper Peninsula should prepare themselves for a new flavor in town. Lac Vieux Desert Resort and Casino has announced the opening of a new food court inside the casino. The new food court menu features fresh farm-to-table ingredients, along with specially ...

UPPCO warns customers about phone scammers

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Co. is urging its customers, including business customers, to be aware of scammers who may call them posing as UPPCO representatives. Recently, several customers have reported being contacted and informed that they owe money to UPPCO and will have their ...

Five tips new investors should know

By Marc Mogan If you are just getting started on investing, it’s important to get a grasp on the basics. A proper perspective from the beginning may improve your opportunities for long-term investment success. Here are five concepts that can be helpful for new investors to understand: 1. ...

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Mower donated to TRICO

TRICO Opportunities Inc. received a donation of a TimeCutter Riding Mower from BOSS Snowplow as part of the TORO Giving Program. Shown here with the mower, from left, are Sarah Suchovsky, TRICO Community-Based Employment program manager; April Rugg, TRICO lawn crew job coach; and crew members ...

Edwards Automotive of Iron Mountain is donating  “Get Well Kits,” displaying a super hero or princess theme, to be shared with pediatric patients at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Each box features items such as the book “Peanuts: Be Brave,” a super hero cape, coloring book, crayons, toothbrush, teddy bear, princess crown and fuzzy socks.

Children receive ‘Get Well Kits’ from Edwards

IRON MOUNTAIN — Edwards Automotive has set out to make a difference in the lives of children being admitted to Dickinson County Healthcare System. The dealership is donating 48 “Get Well Kits” displaying a super hero or princess theme to be shared with pediatric patients. Each ...

Heating aid available — UPPCO

MARQUETTE — With the winter heating season coming to an end, Upper Peninsula Power Company reminds customers who have difficulty paying their energy bill to contact the utility as soon as possible to arrange for payment and ensure continuity of service. UPPCO’s Customer Contact Center ...

VanAire expands ownership

GLADSTONE — VanAire Inc. announced this week that Tony Lambert and Eric Miller have been added as owners of the Gladstone-based manufacturing company. The two join Bill VanDeVusse, who has owned the company since 2014. Lambert is a graduate of Bay College and has been with the company since ...

KFC changing chicken sandwich prep

NEW YORK (AP) — KFC is aiming to take a bigger bite out of the chicken sandwich market by changing how it prepares them. The chain says it is hoping to improve the taste and is switching from filets that were breaded and frozen offsite before being shipped to the stores in favor of filets ...

ERICA PAYNE ROELL

CF native promoted to shareholder at law firm

MARQUETTE — Erica N. Payne Roell has been promoted to shareholder at the law firm of Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe, P.C. Roell is a native of Crystal Falls, graduated from Finlandia University, and earned her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She has a ...

More than $20,000 raised for MDA

IRON RIVER — More than 70 Krist Oil locations in the upper Michigan and Wisconsin area teamed up with customers to raise $20,808 during the 35th annual MDA Shamrocks program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “Each year, Krist Oil employees and customers open their hearts to ...

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Lasater becomes member of Million Dollar Round Table

PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Jon Lasater of Kingsford has been named to the Million Dollar Round Table — an association of financial professionals that is based on client service, ethics and professionalism. Lasater is a one-year member of MDRT. Attaining membership in MDRT is a milestone and it ...

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Support for YMCA

Danielson Insurance in Kingsford is supporting the YMCA annual campaign, aimed at providing programming and membership opportunities for the community and helping fulfill the YMCA mission that no one is turned away. Last year, more than 450 youth, adults, seniors, veterans and family members ...

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Econo Foods donation

Tadych’s Econo Foods in Iron Mountain sponsors many non-profit organizations that have benefited the community through the Community Care Program. Through this program, Woodland Elementary School in Kingsford has received $2,311.82 for the November payout. Any non-profit organization that ...

REBBECA YATES

Yates joins Thunder Island School of Music as new piano instructor

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rebecca Yates has joined the staff at Thunder Island School of Music in Iron Mountain as a piano instructor. She received private piano instruction in Christian, classical and contemporary music from 1963 to 1998. Yates has an associate’s degree in music arts from ...

DAVID SANTI

Santi joins Jacobs Funeral Homes

IRON MOUNTAIN — David Santi has joined the staff of Jacobs Funeral Homes of Iron Mountain. Santi is a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain and a 1984 graduate of Iron Mountain High School. At Jacobs Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Inc., he will be a funeral director’s assistant in ...

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Bank anniversary continues

Lydia and Stephen Roe are shown with the 50-inch Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV and 300-watt wireless audio soundbar system they won during the First National Bank & Trust Co. of Iron Mountain’s recent give-away. This was one of the many events the bank will sponsor throughout the ...