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CRAIG RECLA

Recla joins Leeds in IM as new agent

IRON MOUNTAIN — Craig Recla has joined the staff at Leeds Real Estate in Iron Mountain as a new agent. He is a lifelong resident of Dickinson County, and said he is excited to use his knowledge of the local area to help his clients find their perfect home. A graduate of Kingsford High ...

Tourism conference May 17 in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Uppertunities, the Upper Peninsula’s Tourism and Professional Development Conference, is set for May 17, at the Ramada Inn in Marquette. The conference will offer a day of tourism and professional development-oriented sessions focusing on subjects ranging from social media ...

Job openings up slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steady job growth has left U.S. employers with an increasingly shallow pool of unemployed workers to consider hiring, something that could lead to faster wage gains. The number of job postings for each unemployed person fell in March to its lowest level in more than 16 ...

Dental seminar slated May 19 at Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development (M-TEC) is planning the Upper Peninsula continuing education dental seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 19. The seminar, approved by the Michigan Board of Dentistry for six continuing education contact hours, will feature Canadian Dr. Carla ...

DREW AND HUGH Harris have completed a state licensing class as real estate agents. They continue a long family tradition in real estate that began with their great-grandfather, Hugh A. Harris, and now extends down to the fourth generation of the family. Drew will be an agent at State Wide Real Estate of Escanaba and Hugh at Multi State Wide Real Estate in Iron Mountain. Shown here with their license certificates are Hugh, left, and Drew Harris.

Fourth generation of Harris family joining the real estate business

By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Another generation of the Harris family has decided to go into the real estate business after recently completing a licensure class in Escanaba. Cousins Drew Harris of Escanaba and Hugh Harris of Iron Mountain are the fourth generation in ...

Accountants group to offer U.P. program

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants continues to expand programming in the Upper Peninsula with the event, “The Inquisitive Accountant: Fraud, Red Flags, Tax Accounting and Ethics.” MICPA has partnered with Northern Michigan University Continuing ...

KATHY FALLS

Local photographer receives honors at state competition

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kathy Falls of Iron Mountain recently received several awards at the Professional Photographers of Michigan annual Photographic Image Competition in Detroit. The April 21 to 25 event was in conjunction with the Professional Photographers of America Northeast District ...

Saunders earns recognition as premier financial adviser

IRON MOUNTAIN — Todd Saunders, a financial adviser with the Iron Mountain Branch of Wells Fargo Advisers, has been named a premier adviser. Saunders has served with Wells Fargo Advisers for nine years and has 13 years of experience in the financial services industry. He specializes in ...

From left, are Robin Matchett, director of medical clinics at Aspirus Iron River; Dr. Marites Ansay, Aspirus Iron River physician; and Linda St. Arnauld, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Ansay, a family medicine physician at Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics, was awarded a Blue Cross PPO Provider Distinction Award.

Aspirus Iron River physician named ‘Provider of Distinction’

IRON RIVER—Dr. Marites Ansay, a family medicine physician at Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics, recently was awarded a Blue Cross PPO Provider Distinction Award. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network give these awards annually to Medicare Advantage physician ...

Accountants group to offer UP program

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants continues to expand programming in the Upper Peninsula with the event, “The Inquisitive Accountant: Fraud, Red Flags, Tax Accounting and Ethics.” MICPA has partnered with Northern Michigan University Continuing ...

From left, Northern Lights YMCA Center Director Jonathan Ringel, Youth Coordinator Kelly Evosevich-Poupore and Membership and Marketing Director Ron Deuter welcomed more than 750 people to the annual Healthy Kids Day at Kingsford Middle School.

YMCA’s ‘One Big Day’ event draws record attendance

KINGSFORD — The Northern Lights YMCA and Dickinson County Healthcare System’s annual One Big Day for Healthy Kids saw an estimated attendance of 750 families and children recently at the Kingsford Middle School Gymnasium. “This is the fifth time we have sponsored this event and it was ...

MARIA
Terese
Santini

Santini to host wellness event at Pine Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Maria Terese (Santini), a 2005 graduate of Iron Mountain High School and 2010 graduate of Central Michigan University, has returned to the area for her third year in a row — bringing love, healing and mindfulness to the community. In years previous, she has been ...

Paul Schuytema

Iron County economic group hires director

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance has hired economic developer Paul Schuytema of Monmouth, Ill., to fill the executive director position at the organization. “The Alliance Board of Trustees is extremely pleased in the hiring of Paul as the executive director,” said ...

Michael 
Stelmaszek

Five named to IM-K Credit Union board

KINGSFORD — The Iron Mountain Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union held its 69th annual meeting in which five candidates ran for five open positions on the Board of Directors. All were unanimously voted in by the membership in attendance. Michael Stelmaszek is the new chairman of ...

Schenck offers cyber workshop

APPLETON, Wis. —Schenck is hosting a workshop, “Protecting Wisconsin Businesses against Cyber Threats,” featuring guest presenter Byron Franz, special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The workshop will be held Thursday, May 25, at the Butte des Morts Country Club, 3600 W. ...

NWTC applauds Introduction of Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act

GREEN BAY — Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has expressed its support for the Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act introduced in the U.S. Congress this week. The Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act is intended to advance the capabilities of two-year community and ...

TONIA WILKEY, CENTER, is the recipient of the Danielson Insurance Scholarship for academic year 2016-17.  Larry Lambert, left, representing Danielson Insurance, and Kevin Carlson, right, vice president of Bay College West, recently met with Wilkey to congratulate her for receiving this award.

Danielson Insurance establishes scholarship at Bay College

KINGSFORD — Danielson Insurance in Kingsford has established a scholarship to assist a full-time Bay College West student from Dickinson County for academic year 2016-17. Tonia Wilkey, from Vulcan, was selected as the recipient of this award. She is pursuing a nursing degree at Bay ...

DAVID WEGGE

Wegge named interim Schneider School dean at St. Norbert College

DE PERE, Wis. — David Wegge, executive director emeritus of the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute, has been named interim dean of the Schneider School of Business and Economics at St. Norbert for the next academic year. Wegge will take over for Kevin Quinn, who was named ...

Essential conversations about family wealth

By MARC MOGAN How confident are you about your family’s finances? How often do you discuss money with your loved ones? According to the Family Wealth Checkup study by Ameriprise Financial, there’s a correlation between financial confidence and communication. While many families are ...

GM’s profit jumps on truck, SUV sales

DETROIT (AP) — People are buying more SUVs and trucks and paying General Motors handsomely for them, pushing the company's first-quarter net income up 34 percent to a record $2.6 billion. U.S. sales of large truck-based SUVs such as the Chevrolet Tahoe rose nearly 15 percent for the quarter ...