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Help for shelter

River Valley Bank presented a $750 donation to the Almost Home Animal Shelter. The shelter offers services such as finding homes for adoptable animals, providing shelter for stray animals and offering assistance to owners and finders of lost animals. River Valley Bank gives back 2 percent of ...

IC Economic Chamber Alliance unveils redesigned website

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance has launched the completely revamped and redesigned iron.org website. “The website redesign is the first step of our Tourism and Business Development Initiative funded through an MDARD Grant,” said Erika Lindwall, chamber director ...

Local author publishes first book

IRON MOUNTAIN — A teen now living in Iron Mountain has produced her first novel, “Damsel in the Dungeon,” available for purchase on Amazon as a paperback or e-book. Alyssa Alquist, 18, graduated from Bessemer High School this year and plans to attend Bay West College in the fall. She is ...

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Welch named director of global systems for Flowserve Corp.

PORTAGE, Mich. — Mark William Welch accepted the position of director of global systems for Flowserve Corp. on June 5, and will be transitioning from his current position in the upcoming months. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and driving the total system business growth ...

Application filed to merge Northern Michigan Bank into First Bank UM

ESCANABA — The directors of First Bancshares Corp., the parent company of First Bank Upper Michigan, and Northern Michigan Bank & Trust have announced that an application has been filed with regulatory agencies to merge the two — Northern Michigan Bank & Trust into First Bank Upper ...

US trade deficit narrowed to $43.6 billion in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in June as exports hit the highest level in 2 ½ years. The Commerce Department said Friday that the trade gap slid 5.9 percent in June to $43.6 billion. Exports of goods and services rose 1.2 percent to $194.4 billion, the highest amount ...

Dickinson group to hire economic development director

IRON MOUNTAIN— After an extensive restructuring, the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance is ready to hire a full-time economic development director. “Our board and community stakeholders have worked diligently over the last 15 months to develop a plan and garner the necessary ...

CCI SYSTEMS EMPLOYEES donated $1,000 from an employee event to the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet. Shown here, from left, are CCI employees Dan Kallio, Sonja Matzke, Nick Hurzeler and Rick Hurzeler; Diane Schabo, president of the loan closet; and CCI employees Gwen Jones and Dan Plante.

CCI Systems employees make donation to Cancer Loan Closet

IRON MOUNTAIN — CCI Systems in Iron Mountain again has partnered with a local organization by donating money raised during an employee appreciation event. This year’s event was to raise money for the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet in Kingsford, which helps cancer patients with ...

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Bay named ‘great college to work for’

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. The results, released in The Chronicle’s 10th annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a ...

Dayton Freight Lines earns Quest for Quality awards

DAYTON, Ohio — Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, has won Logistics Management’s 2017 Quest for Quality award in the midwest/north central regional LTL category. This is the eighth time DFL has been honored with this achievement. ...

Growth in wages, benefits slowed in second quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers grew more slowly in the second quarter. The Labor Department said Friday total compensation was up 0.5 percent in the April-June period, compared with 0.8 percent growth in the first quarter. Wages and salaries, which ...

Consumer confidence hits a 16-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers gained confidence this month, with more Americans pleased by current conditions and more hopeful about the future. The Conference Board, a New York-based business research group, says its consumer confidence index in July rose to 121.1, up from a revised ...

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DACF retirement

Faith Peterson has retired from her position as administrative assistant for the Dickinson Area Community Foundation. Peterson, pictured with Board of Trustees President Tom Clarke, has been with the organization since 2010. She was responsible for donor relations management, scholarship ...

Farmers Market on Saturday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market takes place from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct.14 The market is across from the Dickinson County Library, and is managed by Nancy Schaub together with the Farmers’ Market executive committee under the auspices ...

DR. EDWARD BUJOLD

IM grad joins primary care research

GRANITE FALLS, N.C. —A North Carolina family physician with ties to the Iron Mountain area is participating in new research on patient care. Dr. Edward Bujold is a graduate of Iron Mountain High School. He is the son of Rosella Bujold-Isenberg of Iron Mountain and the late Robert ...

THREE NURSES FROM the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain retired June 30, with a combined 95 years of serving veterans. Recognizing their service were Andrea Collins, left, RN, associate director for nursing and patient care, and Deb Ruohomaki, right, RN, nurse manager for primary care. Shown from left are retirees Susan Gray, RN with 30 years; Carrie Champion, LPN with 32 years; and Carol Hinds, LPN with 33 years of federal service.

Nurses retire with 95 years of combined VA service

IRON MOUNTAIN – Three nurses retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center on June 30, after serving a combined 95 years as VA nurses. The retirees include Susan Gray, RN, 30 years; Carrie Champion, LPN, 32 years; and Carol Hinds, LPN, 33 years. All three nurses worked in various ...

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Support for YMCA

The Thomas Theatre Group displays their banner-level support for the recently completed YMCA Annual Campaign, which provides scholarship opportunities to ensure that all are provided an opportunity for health and wellness. The YMCA once again exceeded its annual campaign goal, which this year ...

Aspirus UP system among ‘most wired’ hospitals in 2017

IRON RIVER — Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, which improves communication, safety and patient-provider relationships, according to officials with the four Aspirus hospitals in the Upper Peninsula. And these hospitals are at the leading edge of this ...

Sturgeon Bay divided over development

TURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — Sturgeon Bay in Door County remains divided on what to do with a key piece of waterfront land. City officials want to move forward with development of the land, but a dispute over how much of the land and water the city owns has slowed the project, Milwaukee Public ...