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KEVIN RAKETICH

Iron Mountain native named vice president at TimkenSteel

CANTON, Ohio — Kevin Raketich has been named executive vice president of strategy and corporate development at TimkenSteel , a leader in customized alloy steel products and services based in Ohio. In his new role, Raketich will lead the formulation and execution of the company’s strategic ...

U.P. Rehab Services therapy pool now has a lift chair

KINGSFORD — U.P. Rehab Services of Kingsford offers a private aquatic therapy treatment in a HydroWorx pool. And this state-of-the-art-facility now includes a pool lift chair. This new lift is ADA compliant and can lift patients up to 350 pounds safely into and out of the water, noted Sara ...

NORTHERN LIGHTS YMCA gymnastics instructor Calyn Miller works with Eva Ringel on the low bar inside the YMCA Gymnastics Center. New gymnastics classes began this week.

USA gymnastics instructor leading Northern Lights YMCA program

IRON MOUNTAIN – The winter/spring session III began this week at the Northern Lights YMCA, and long with a full line-up of youth, aquatics and fitness opportunities, with several classes being offered in the YMCA’s new gymnastics center. From beginner to advanced, the gymnastics ...

Great American Disposal processes about 100,000 waste tires a year at its Kingsford facility. The tires are recycled as a fuel supplement for biofuel electric generating plants.

Great American Disposal turns waste tires into a fuel source

KINGSFORD — Michigan’s Upper Peninsula generates about 320,000 used tires a year, or one tire per person per year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. When Great American Disposal was having difficulty staying under the maximum tire count allowed by the Michigan ...

THE SALES TEAM at Slumberland Furniture in Iron Mountain was recognized with honors for the 2016 sales year. Shown here, from left, are Kathy Lewis and Jessica Meyer, who were on the list of top 10 sales associates for the region; Ben Griese, the top sales associate; and Paula Santoni, owner.
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Slumberland sales associates honored

IRON MOUNTAIN — Slumberland Furniture in Iron Mountain has three staff members who earned regional honors for the 2016 sales year, including the award for top sales associate. Ben Griese received the top sales award from among approximately 50 stores in the region, owner Paula Santoni ...

Timber Tax Workshop slated April 22

NORWAY —A Timber Tax Worship is planned for April 22 for loggers, landowners or farmers who have had bought or sold timber sale in the past three years or plan to harvest timber. Susan Metcalfe, of Metcalfe Forestry & Burns Timber Tax Service, will cover a range of topics involving ...

Treasury: Phone scams a serious threat during tax season

DETROIT — Aggressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating state tax officials are on the rise in Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. During tax season, the department typically sees a surge in scammers make unsolicited calls claiming to be tax ...

CCI SYSTEMS OF Iron Mountain has donated used computers and networking equipment to Michigan Technological University. In front, from left, accepting the donation are MTU students Sarah Clements and Alice Markham. In back, from left, are CCI Systems employees Michelle Copley, Evan Rice and Desiree Payant and MTU officials Dr. Jeffrey Wall, Dr. Mari Buche and Russ Louks

MTU students gain technology experience with CCI donation

IRON MOUNTAIN — CCI Systems in Iron Mountain has donated 50 pieces of computer and networking equipment to the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University. This donation will support the new Information Systems Student Lab of the Management Information Systems ...

NICOLE LENHART

Lenhart joins Jacobs Funeral Homes of IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Nicole Lenhart has joined Jacobs Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Inc. of Iron Mountain. She will be managing the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls and assisting families in the Iron Mountain, Florence and Niagara locations. Lenhart is a native of Wallace and a ...

RON PIERCE

Pierce hired at Danielson’s as employee benefits agent

KINGSFORD — Ron Pierce has been hired as an employee benefits agent in Danielson Insurance Agency’s life and health department in Kingsford. He has more than 14 years of experience in group benefits. Pierce can provide information to clients interested in expanding their employee ...

AWARDS WERE PRESENTED during the annual recognition banquet to, from left, Sam Lakenen, standing in for his sister Erin Lakenen, a finalist; Kevin Pratt, Apprentice of the Year; and Paul Barna, finalist.

Pratt named Apprentice of the Year

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Construction Council recently recognized Kevin Pratt as Apprentice of the Year. Pratt, of Gladstone, is an apprentice with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 906. He received the award Feb. 25 at the council’s sixth annual recognition ...

OSF receives recognition

ESCANABA — OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to ...

What to do about required minimum distributions

Age 70-1/2 represents an important milestone for your retirement savings. Once you reach this age, you will need to begin withdrawing money from your retirement accounts. The Internal Revenue Service requires you to take these mandatory annual withdrawals, which are formally known as Required ...

Packers pay $1.5 million for 6 Ashwaubenon properties

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have paid nearly $1.5 million this year for six Ashwaubenon properties as part of their development project. The team has been buying land to build town houses for its Titletown District development. The Packers said they plan to build up to 70 ...

Eagle Mine to offer paid maternity and paternity leave

MARQUETTE — In fall 2016, Meagen Morrison, social responsibility adviser for Eagle Mine, saw an opportunity to raise the bar of modern mining and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry, according to a release from the company. Her idea? Paid maternity leave. In the United ...

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New chamber member

A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place at BOSS Snowplow in Iron Mountain to mark the company joining the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. Along with BOSS officials, the event was attended by ambassadors with the chamber. Shown here, from left, are ambassadors Teresa Schettler, Teddy ...

DAWN CARUSO

Caruso promoted to sales manager at Erickson Jewelers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dawn Caruso has been promoted to the position of sales manager at Erickson Jewelers in Iron Mountain. “We enjoy being able to add to the strength of our team. She has a genuine love for jewelry and is talented in custom design. Her specialty is helping people design or ...

Applications taken for Toro product donations

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Toro Co. has been committed to helping its customers and industries around the world in caring for their outdoor environments. Toro has also built a legacy of giving back to the communities where its employees live and work. To support these various efforts and ...

Iron Mountain Goodwill store changing format

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Goodwill store in Iron Mountain is set for major changes in the upcoming week, according to Goodwill Industries of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan staff. The store will switch to an employment training facility, where people that use Goodwill’s skill building ...

Escanaba grocery store to close

ESCANABA — Super One Foods will close its Escanaba store on April 29, a decision that will have no effect on its Iron Mountain location, local managers said. The Escanaba Super One Foods is one of 38 grocery stores across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula owned and operated by ...