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KELLY DOUGHMAN

Doughman joins Counseling Center in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kelly Doughman is a limited licensed professional counselor specializing in individual, couple, and family therapy. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, along with a master of arts degree in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Doughman ...

Schenck announces LEA Global affiliation

APPLETON, Wis. —  Schenck has announced their affiliation with the Leading Edge Alliance, a global network of independent member accounting firms focused on accounting, financial, tax and business advisory services, with expertise across a wide range of industries. Founded in 1999, LEA ...

Cellcom taking applications online for 2017 scholarships

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The online application for Cellcom scholarships is now open. Cellcom will award 16, $750 scholarships to graduating high school seniors across its service area this year. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and ...

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MIKE PAQUIN HAS opened a new business in the area that provides drain cleaning, maintenance and labor services 24 hours a day.

Paquin’s Drain Cleaning provides 24-hour service

IRON MOUNTAIN — Paquin’s Drain Cleaning LLC is a new business in the area that will offer 24-hour service on call to customers. Mike Paquin started his business about five months ago and provides drain cleaning for septic pipes, sinks and baths and will unthaw frozen drain pipes. He ...

Farmers Market Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Winter Market opens one Saturday a month through April, with the next market set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Izzo-Mariucci Center at Iron Mountain Schools, 217 Izzo-Mariucci Way. The market is managed and operated by the ...

Ford cancels plan to build Mexican plant, adds US jobs

FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) — Ford is canceling plans to build a new $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million in a Michigan plant to build new electric and autonomous vehicles. Ford, however, still plans to shift production of the Focus small car to Mexico and will make the ...

US factory activity hits high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in December at the strongest pace of 2016, as new orders and production jumped in a positive sign for economic growth. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday its manufacturing index came in at 54.7 last month, up from 53.2 in ...

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Ribbon cutting event

Theresa Proudfit/Daily News Photo Stitch It Up in Iron Mountain is a full-line Brother sewing machine dealer. Classes are offered for different levels of sewing and free sewing lessons for every sewing machine purchased.  The business is located in the old Grayson & Co. Jewelers ...

Important tax strategies to consider before year-end

This may be the most important time of year when it comes to managing your tax liability. Most financial decisions designed to reduce your tax bill next April have to occur by December 31. Here are six strategies to consider that might help you keep more of your money: 1. Avoid bracket ...

Cabela’s: Bass Pro deal facing new hurdles

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Cabela's say Bass Pro Shops' $4.5 billion deal to buy Nebraska-based the outfitter faces some new hurdles. Cabela's said in a securities filing Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission wants more information about the merger. Cabela's said that it still expects the FTC ...

Norway bank donates to school organizations

NORWAY — First National Bank of Norway was pleased to present the Norway-Vulcan Schools Athletic and Music Booster Clubs with another donation from their School Spirit Checks promotion. First National Bank of Norway has donated more than $9,800 to the area schools since the program’s ...

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Salvation Army donation

In keeping with years past, Florence Utilities made a holiday donation of $500 to a local chapter of the Salvation Army. Pictured is Karen Wertanen, Salvation Army representative accepting the donation from Jeff Forbes, energy services representative for Florence Utilities. “Helping our ...

Six money resolutions you actually can keep

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet For The Associated Press Let’s face the grim truth: Those 10 pounds you want to lose will likely be among your New Year’s resolutions next year, too. If you really want a sense of accomplishment, take care of money tasks that don’t require ongoing ...

Shopko Foundation donates $100,000 to food banks

GREEN BAY, Wis. —  In an effort to support local families in need this holiday season, Shopko customers donated hundreds of pounds of food for Feeding America and thousands of toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. All food items were distributed to community food pantries prior to ...

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Stocking winner

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union in Kingsford recently had a drawing for a giant Christmas stocking filled with toys and goodies. All December long, children were encouraged to enter to win this stocking. The lucky winner was Haven Curtis, shown here.

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ManorCare drawing

Olivia Sexton was the winner of the Fit Bit drawing offered at ManorCare Nursing and Rehab in Kingsford. The facility hosted an open house for prospective RNs, LPNs, Certified Nursing Assistants and those interested in being sponsored for the Certified Nursing Assistant class at Bay College in ...

Skanska Closner, MIOSHA partner to protect workers

MARQUETTE — Skanska Closner and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed a formal partnership with the goal of zero worker injuries, accidents and near misses during the construction of the new hospital and medical office building in Marquette. The new facility will ...

MELISSA HOLMQUIST

Holmquist named chief operating officer at UPHP

MARQUETTE — Melissa Holmquist has been named the chief operating officer at U.P. Health Plan, according to an announcement by Dennis Smith, CEO of UPHP. Holmquist, a Crystal Falls native, is in her 14th year with the company, being promoted from her current position as director of ...

The tree at U.P. Rehab Services of Kingsford is decorated with sneakers, shown here, as the staff collects donations of athletic shoes and socks for children for Heart and Soles of 906. The office also is collecting donations for the Moving Mountains Adaptive Program from now through Jan. 1.

UP Rehab taking donations for Heart & Soles of 906, MMAP

KINGSFORD — In the spirit of the season, the staff at U.P. Rehab Services of Kingsford has selected two local charities to support as Christmas causes. The first is Heart and Soles of 906, which provides children in need, ages pre-kindergarten to 21, with properly fitted athletic shoes and ...

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YMCA campaign support

Employees with Burkhart, Lewandowski, Miller & Nastoff PC of Escanaba display their banner-level support for the recently completed YMCA Annual Campaign, which provides scholarship opportunities to ensure that all are afforded health and wellness. This year, the YMCA met and exceeded ...