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Race donation goes to Special Olympics

IRON MOUNTAIN - A faithful supporter of Special Olympics, the 37th Annual Lake Antoine Classic event has donated $4,500 this year.The money is used to support local area Special Olympians and their pursuit of athletics."This event continues to be our major fundraiser each year. We count on ...

Michigan to get $100,000 in settlement

LANSING (AP) - Michigan will receive nearly $110,000 from Sirius XM Radio Inc. in a national settlement to resolve complaints about misleading advertising and billing practices.Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said the money will go into the state's general fund. Sirius XM agreed to pay ...

Garske to retire Dec. 31 at Coleman Engineering; Moore named president

IRONWOOD - John Garske, P.S., will retire as the president of Coleman Engineering Co. on Dec. 31.This marks his 40th year with Coleman Engineering and 13th year as the president. Garske has decided to step back from the day-to-day affairs of company management.Jim Moore, P.S., current manager ...

Staff changes at Town & Country Sales

QUINNESEC - Town & Country Sales in Quinnesec has recently announced some changes in its staff with a new service manager, service adviser, collision center manager, and an internet manager/marketing coordinator.Taking over the duties as service manager is Kyle Pirlot, a 2005 graduate ...

Dec. 15 marks deadline to enroll in health insurance in Michigan

DETROIT- With just under two weeks to go before the Dec. 15 deadline guaranteeing Jan. 1 health plan coverage, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are encouraging consumers to enroll now in a health plan before call volumes and wait times increase later this month.Over the ...

Wisconsin tops the nation in wood furniture manufacturing employment

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's high quality hardwoods, beautiful pines and skilled workforce helped the state secure the top ranking nationwide in wood furniture manufacturing employment.While other states saw wood furniture industry employment decline, Wisconsin manufacturers increased employment ...

IM Christmas Walk Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN - The annual Downtown Christmas Walk will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Iron Mountain.Activities this year include sleigh rides by Bjorkman's, carolers throughout the downtown area, a preview of Northern Michigan Dance Academy's "Nutcracker" production at ...

Six financial regrets to avoid

When it comes to money and investing, there are several lessons many people wish they would have learned when they were younger. While everyone's situation is unique, avoiding these six common mistakes can help you live life without financial regret:Don't wait to start saving - Homeownership, ...

Dickinson-Iron Medical Society honors work of local doctors

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Dickinson-Iron County Medical Society met recently at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain to celebrate and honor local physicians who have dedicated their lives to treating residents of the Upper Peninsula.David Atkinson, MD, president of the Dickinson-Iron County ...

Lynch sworn in as lawyer; joins the Ryan Law Office

IRON MOUNTAIN - Jacob D. Lynch was sworn in by Judge Mary Barglind to practice law in Dickinson County and the State of Michigan at a ceremony held in the Dickinson County Circuit Courtroom.Lynch is a 2007 graduate of Norway High School, Northern Michigan University, and Michigan State School ...

Grede wins safety awards

SOUTHFIELD - Thirteen U.S.-based Grede facilities won gold (11), silver (1) or commendation (1) distinctions from Liberty Mutual Insurance for outstanding health and safety at their work sites.The Gold and Silver awards are given to facilities that exceed national safety averages for Days ...

Gingrass joins staff at The Drug Store in IM as new pharmacist

IRON MOUNTAIN - Kelly Gingrass, RPh, has joined the staff at The Drug Store in the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain as a new pharmacist.She is a lifelong area resident and graduated from Kingsford High School. She received her degree from Ferris State University, and has 14 years experience as a ...

New home sales up in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.New home sales advanced 0.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That October increase a smaller 0.4 ...

Downtown Christmas Walk set for Dec. 4

IRON MOUNTAIN - The annual Downtown Christmas Walk will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to officials with the Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program.Activities this year include sleigh rides by Bjorkman's, carolers throughout the Downtown area, a ...

Money raised for Caring House during downtown ladies event

IRON MOUNTAIN - The staff at Grayson & Co. Jewelers in Iron Mountain puts together a fund-raiser for the Caring House during the annual Ladies Night event in downtown Iron Mountain.Grayson & Co. Jewelers donated a necklace valued at $531 and a Fossil watch valued at $115 plus ...

Gerflor completes acquisition of Connor Sport International

CHICAGO - Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of resilient flooring, has announced that it has acquired Connor Sport Court International in a move that will expand the company's global market reach and sports product range portfolio."The acquisition of Connor Sport Court ...