Business

Wisconsin teen killed in hunting accident

TOWN OF WHITESTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has died after he was accidentally shot by a friend while hunting in Vernon County. Sheriff’s officials say the boy and his 15-year-old friend were going turkey hunting on private land in the Town of Whitestown Sunday. When ...

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Ribbon-cutting event

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Sikora Sheet Metal Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning, 216 E. Hughitt St. in Iron Mountain. Attending the event were ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance and representatives from Sikora’s. Shown here, from left, are chamber director ...

Roundtable on economy June 1 at UW-Marinette

MARINETTE, WIS. — A Preserving Pathways Roundtable on the Economy is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Marinette on June 1. This Neighborhood Conversation Series begins at 9 a.m. at the campus at 750 W. Bay Shore St. in Marinette. Over the past 50 years, much of the country’s ...

Tax diversification benefits for retirement

Taxes are an often-overlooked aspect of retirement planning. While many Americans are saving diligently and focused on accumulating the biggest “nest egg” possible, many investors may not be fully considering the impact that taxes will have on their monthly income in retirement. This is ...

Wal-Mart sees online sales surge

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart saw online sales surge and more shoppers at its stores as well, as retail overall is more competitive. The world’s largest retailer beat Wall Street estimates and delivered another solid gain in sales at established stores. Wal-Mart also saw higher ...

JIM HELGREN OF River Valley Bank presents a check for $1,500 to Paula Craven, Downtown Iron Mountain program director for the Brew Fest event in Iron Mountain on June 10. The group, Norton, Chartier & Company, has agreed to play for the new event, which will be centered at the downtown stage located across from the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

Brew Fest June 10 in downtown Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Brew Fest, sponsored by Midwest Mini Storage & Movers, is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. on June 10. This event is the first craft beer tasting festival in downtown Iron Mountain. Attendees will enjoy musical entertainment in addition to a wide variety of specialty ...

Island Resort earns 10 Readers’ Choice awards

HARRIS — Island Resort and Casino has received Readers’ Choice Awards from Midwest Gaming and Destinations in numerous categories. The resort earned awards in 10 categories, including seven wins. More than 30,000 votes were tallied to determine the best casinos in nine states by ...

Two Aspirus UP hospitals named to 20 best in the US

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River and Aspirus Ironwood were recognized as two of the very best hospitals in the United States for 2016 according to a recent analysis, hospital officials announced. Both Aspirus hospitals have been named one of the 20 best critical-access hospitals in the ...

Michigan one of five states not fully recovered

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Nine years after the recession began, some states still haven't fully recovered. That's true in Mississippi, where job numbers and the overall size of the economy remain below 2008 levels. It's also true in states including Alabama, Michigan, New Mexico, and West ...

CHRISTINA TEWS

Tews joins Stephens Real Estate as sales associate

IRON MOUNTAIN — Christina Tews has joined the staff of Stephens Real Estate of Iron Mountain as a full-time sales associate. Sally Blom and Maddy Tousignant, brokers and owners of Stephens, noted Tews’ grasp of the local real estate market and commitment to her clients in announcing the ...

Former Enron CFO to speak on ethics

DE PERE, Wis. — The Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics will host former Enron Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow on June 20 to speak on “Ethical Decisions Amid Accounting Ambiguity.” The event will be in the Michels Ballroom on the St. Norbert College campus, 409 ...

Small businesses training session slated for Tuesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — A training session to introduce small businesses to the option of selling their products or services to the government is planned from 10:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The session is planned by the Wisconsin Procurement Institute and Small Business Administration. The ...

MSU farm short course Sunday

CHATHAM — The North Farm, supported by Michigan State University in Chatham, will host a series of short courses starting Sunday designed for market gardeners and small farms. Each five-hour learning session has an emphasis on hands-on activities and includes the cost of materials for a ...

PICTURED ARE SPONSORS and Tribute Ride committee members, from left: Tim Nelson, Veterans Tribute Ride committee member; Mitchell Leinen, Veterans Tribute Ride committee member; Dave Santi, funeral director’s assistant at Jacobs Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Inc.; Perry Jacobs, owner and director of Jacobs Funeral Homes, handing a $400 donation to Veterans Tribute Ride committee member Jim Starr.

Veterans Tribute ride donation presented

IRON MOUNTAIN — Plans are under way to organize the 13th annual Veterans Tribute ride on May 27 — Memorial Day weekend. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Riverside Auto in Iron Mountain, and the ride will end at the Northern Lights in Florence, Wis. “This is the 13th annual Veterans ...

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Jacobson awarded

Sean Wiegand of Daikin Air Intelligence presents Gary Jacobson of Jacobson Heating and Air Conditioning in Kingsford with the 2016 Top Efficiency Dealer of the Upper Midwest award “for always looking out for their customers best interest and recommending efficient systems. This reduces carbon ...

Northern Orthopaedic practice undergoes changes

IRON MOUNTAIN — After more than 23 years of serving the area, Northern Orthopaedics is dissolving and owner and operator Dr. Steven Slajus is selling his practice. Slajus has decided to pursue other ventures and his office suite has been purchased by Dickinson Orthopedic Practice. ...

ALEXIA RUSCH

Rusch earns master’s degree

CARNEY — Alexia Mary Rusch has received her master of education degree in urban education during commencement exercises April 30 at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. Rusch graduated with a 3.97 grade point average. She is employed by the Grand Rapids School District. She is the ...

Talking yourself out of saving for retirement

By MARC MOGAN Saving for — and even thinking about — retirement can be overwhelming. While it’s natural to worry about your financial future, be careful not to let preconceived notions prevent you from actively saving for tomorrow. If you find yourself having one of the following ...

US retail sales rebounded in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their spending at auto dealers, hardware stores and e-commerce outlets as retail sales rebounded from two sluggish months. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased 0.4 percent in April from March. Sales ticked up just 0.1 percent ...

A series of workshops through the Career Launch initiative were held in April at Michigan Works with the graduates receiving an employability certification. Shown here from left are Erika Justus, Ryan Lobeck, Julie Burie, Dalton Lamb, Dakota DeClark and Jonathan Ringel. Not pictured is Barb Reisner, program developer.

Workshop training yields employability certifications

IRON MOUNTAIN — The first four graduates of the employability training workshops now have employability certifications to add to their career portfolios. The Career Launch initiative, Employability Certification, was held during April, and put on by local leaders with Great Start, the Iron ...