Business

Wolak receives TORCH award

ESCANABA - The quarterly - September through December 2014- TORCH award winner at Bay College is Kathy Wolak."Kathy is very much a team player. She is a member of Team Bay. She is always willing to lend a hand. Her performance is excellent," the nomination noted.And Wolak has helped with ...

School donation program in October at Downtown Sew & Vac

IRON MOUNTAIN - Downtown Sew & Vac of Iron Mountain is offering a donation program for local schools. During October, they will donate 10 percent of the selling price of any machine to the school of choice of the customer."This is something I've been thinking about for some time and ...

What’s ahead after ‘Quantitative Easing’

By Marc MoganAmeriprise FinancialThe financial headlines tell us that the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve (the Fed), is winding down its "quantitative easing" program. This was an unconventional strategy designed to help boost the nation's economic recovery following the deep ...

M.J. Electric appoints Farrington as president

IRON MOUNTAIN - M.J. Electric LLC (MJE) has announced that Edward Farrington has been appointed the fourth president since the company's inception.Since 1959, MJE has grown quietly from a local contractor into a nationally recognized electrical construction firm with offices in eight ...

Veteran doctor retiring Oct. 1

IRON MOUNTAIN - Dr. John Cook, veteran OB / GYN specialist on the Dickinson Medical Staff since 1981, has made the decision to retire effective Oct. 1.The staff and providers at the Dickinson Gynecology Clinic will continue to provide care. Robyn Kazianka, PA-C will continue her practice and be ...

Cuisine Art moves from IM to new location in Florence

IRON MOUNTAIN - After 25 years in Downtown Iron Mountain, Cuisine Art will be moving its store location to Florence, Wis.The last day in business at 215 E. Hughitt St. in Iron Mountain will be on Saturday, Sept.27."A huge moving sale will take place during Harvest on Hughitt, which is ironic ...

Business event planned Nov. 5 at Bay West

IRON MOUNTAIN - The next Business After Hours/Meet Your Local Merchants event is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bay West College in Iron Mountain.Hosted by the Dickinson Area Partnership/Chamber of Commerce, this event offers a chance for the public to meet and greet ...

Wisconsin home sales decline during August

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin have declined.The Wisconsin Realtors Association reports sales dropped 5.7 percent in August compared to a year earlier.Association board chairman Steve Lane says tighter inventory of properties in the state's metro areas could have slowed ...

Husing retires after 22 years of federal service

IRON MOUNTAIN After 22 years of federal service, Jim Husing recently retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.Husing was born and raised in Minneapolis, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1970. He subsequently graduated with a bachelor's degree from Augsburg College in 1974, a ...

Tips for managing the costs of your kids’ sports

By Marc MoganAmeriprise Financial Inc.At a time when so many children are involved in organized sports, and often more than one, how can you make sure you're not breaking the bank to fund these extra-curricular activities? Not to mention if you have more than one child in numerous sports.Back ...

Quilting with Jackie show to be presented Saturday

KINGSFORD - The community is invited to view more than 100 beautiful quilts made by a group of local women.The quilts will be on display at Maranatha Assembly of God Church at the corner of Carpenter and Breitung, in Kingsford on Saturday, Sept. 20. The quilt show will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Free knit and crochet classes for students offered in Norway

NORWAY - Rainbow Gifts & Yarn is offering free knit and crochet classes to all area youth, boys and girls, fourth to 12th grade. Students will learn the basics and beyond in knitting, a skill that will follow them the rest of their lives.These hand arts help individuals develop hand-eye ...

Kingsford Hardwood Flooring Center joins two businesses

KINGSFORD - Summers Lumber and Neargarth Services have joined together to open a new hardwood flooring center in Kingsford. The Kingsford Hardwood Flooring Center is located at 1133 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford.Don Summers and Larry Neargarth invite people to come by and check out the ...

U.S. retail sales rise in August on auto sales

WASHINGTON (AP) - Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending.The Commerce Department said Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the prior month. Sales are ...

State aeronautics commission honors northern aviator

MACKINAC ISLAND - At its meeting on Mackinac Island, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Award of Excellence to a longtime northern Michigan aviator and to the Michigan Business Aviation Association.Paul Fullerton is currently the manager of the Mackinac County Airport in ...

Artists, crafters sought for Harvest on Hughitt

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority/Main Street is seeking interested artists and crafters who would like to participate in the annual Harvest on Hughitt Oktoberfest celebration.The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Hughitt ...

Jackson is new forest supervisor for the Ottawa National Forest

IRONWOOD - U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester Kathleen Atkinson has announced the selection of Linda Jackson as the new Forest Supervisor of the Ottawa National Forest.Jackson replaces Anthony Scardina, who accepted a position on the Wayne National Forest in Ohio."We are excited to have ...