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Bikes for Easter Egg Hunt

Forward Financial Credit Union recently donated four bicycles for the Norway Community Easter Egg Hunt, set for Saturday, April 20. At right is Rob Langsford, president and CEO of Forward Financial Credit Union, with Char Liebergen, executive assistant and public relations. The 25th annual Egg ...

IMKCFCU hosts annual meeting

KINGSFORD — Three board members were elected to two-year terms on the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union board of directors at the 71st annual meeting March 16. Four nominees were running for the three seats: Katherine Barnes, Steve Mulka, Dan Wentarmini and James ...

UPCC names Apprentice of the Year

HARRIS — An Escanaba man has been chosen as Upper Peninsula Apprentice of the Year. Dejian Dean belongs to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 906. Other finalists were Joe Beaudry, IBEW Local 906, and Ethan Ledford, Carpenter/Millwright Local 1510, both of ...

MSU Extension to offer UP Food Summit on commercial food operations May 17

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan State University Extension will host a UP Food Summit on how to start a food business from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central time Friday, May 17, at Bay College West, 2801 U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain. This free event will feature experts on the regulatory, business, equipment ...

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Produce safety training offered The Michigan State University Extension will offer a Food and Drug Administration-defined Produce Safety Alliance Grower Food Safety Modernization Act certification course next week in two Upper Peninsula locations. The sessions will be Tuesday at the ...

Advocate Aurora Health assumes full ownership of Bay Area Medical

MARINETTE, Wis. — Advocate Aurora Health announced Tuesday the health system has assumed full ownership of Bay Area Medical Center, renamed Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area. “This is a great day for the hospital, our team members and the community,” said Ed Harding, president of ...

UP power plants online, operating

MARQUETTE — WEC Energy Group’s subsidiary, Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp.,began commercial operation of the A.J. Mihm Generating Station and the F.D. Kuester Generating Station in the Upper Peninsula on Sunday. The natural gas-powered generating stations replace the energy ...

DCHS recognizes medical social workers

IRON MOUNTAIN —Dickinson County Healthcare System and its patients and their families are helped every day by a team of experienced social workers. In the medical arena, social workers interact with a variety of patients including: the elderly, cancer patients, chronically ill ...

Career Fair at Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College is hosting a Career and Summer Internship Fair held at the Escanaba campus on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time in the Besse Center. This free event is open to the community. More than 40 area businesses will be in attendance representing a wide variety ...

One sweet business

IRON RIVER — Ken Willis was a journeyman boilermaker when he and his girlfriend, Felicia Galdeen, learned they were expecting a child. Boilermaker work requires weeks away from home. So Willis, 28, decided to turn back to the Willis Lumber Company, a sawmill he owns with his brother, ...

Strutz named financial advisor at LPL

IRON MOUNTAIN — Heidi Strutz has become a licensed financial advisor with LPL Financial, working in Northern Interstate Bank branch at 1917 N. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Strutz began working in the financial industry as a client service specialist in 2013 and joined Dick Berlinski ...

Helgren joins Northern Interstate Bank

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jim Helgren has been added as assistant vice president-branch manager at Northern Interstate Bank. Helgren will work out of the Northern Interstate Bank office at 1917 N. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. An Iron Mountain High School graduate, Helgren earned a bachelor ...

Goodman Fire donation

Bruce Mattison, left, of Mattison Insurance Agency of Marinette, Wis., recently presented a $1,000 check to the Town of Goodman Fire Chief Mike Stec. The grant was made available by Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corp. and was among eight grants for 2019. “Local fire departments provide an ...

Three ways business owners can recruit, retain top talent

IRON MOUNTAIN — Savvy business owners realize that recruiting and retaining top talent is a key ingredient in the success of their businesses. While talented employees may be a successful business’s most important asset, losing them could also be its biggest liability. But attracting and ...

Mitchell coming back to DCHS Pediatric Clinic

IRON MOUNTAIN — Physician assistant Vanessa Mitchell rejoined the Dickinson County Healthcare System Pediatric Clinic on March 25. An Iron Mountain native with more than eight years of experience, Mitchell said she “jumped at the idea to return home and raise my kids in the community ...

Tractor Supply has Paper Clover fundraiser for 4-H

IRON MOUNTAIN —Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, has its semi-annual Paper Clover fundraiser going on through Sunday. Donations allow 4-H members to attend camps, conferences and other developmental programs. Tractor Supply customers can participate by ...

Coffeehouse ribbon cutting

Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Organic Grounds Coffeehouse, which opened in the former Bond Decorating building at 215 E. Hughitt St. in downtown Iron Mountain. Organic Grounds serves organic and fair ...

Wuensch moves DCHS practice to IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has announced that certified physician assistant George Wuensch has moved his office to Suite 210 of the Dickinson Primary Care Center in the Medical Office Building at the DCHS campus, 1711 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Wuensch had ...

Bay College sets Career Fair

ESCANABA — Bay College will host a Career and Summer Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time April 3 in the Besse Center at the Escanaba campus. This event is open to all in the region seeking employment or researching careers. Employers will be ready to meet prospective ...

Electrical safety seminar Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Werner Electric Supply, a Wisconsin-based electrical distributor and training partner, will have a NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Seminar from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at its location at 1400 W. Breitung Ave. in Kingsford. Attendees can learn about arc flash hazards and reasons ...