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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 ...

GM temporarily closing five factories as car inventory builds

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will temporarily close five factories next month as it tries to reduce a growing inventory of cars on dealer lots. The factories will close anywhere from one to three weeks due to the ongoing U.S. market shift toward trucks and SUVs, spokeswoman Dayna Hart ...

Feds: Pension exec moved $2B for coke, hookers, other bribes

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top official at the country's third-largest pension fund and two broker-dealers were charged Wednesday in what a federal prosecutor described as a classic bribery scheme that steered $2 billion in trades in exchange for drugs, prostitutes, vacations and U.S. Open ...

Looking over the new, automated CPR machines now available to Aspirus MedEvac are, from left, Paramedic Jeffery Hersch and EMT Caroline Weaver.

Aspirus MedEvac receives mechanical CPR machines

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Wausau Hospital recently purchased three automated CPR devices for use on Aspirus MedEvac ambulances. Two devices are utilized in Iron County and one in Ontonagon County. The device is a LUCAS Chest Compression System and is a safe, efficient tool that standardizes chest ...

Work at the Cataract Hydroelectric Power Plant was completed by Kiser Hydro in Norway.

Cataract Hydroelectric Plant restored, running efficiently

NORWAY — After one full year of operation, the Cataract Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Escanaba River near Gwinn is running more efficiently than ever, according to an announcement from Tom Berutti, president and CEO of Harris Energy Group. Bill Harris, founder of Harris Energy Group, saw ...

Controlling health care costs in retirement

It’s no secret that health care becomes a bigger concern for most of us as we grow older. More ailments are likely to develop, which means more money spent to visit health professionals and buy medication. Even if you remain healthy through your later years, the costs of preventative care and ...

ames Quayle, financial associate of Thrivent Financial, partnered with Michigan State Police Trooper Geno Basanese to host a Toys for Tots drive during Iron River's Christmas in Lights Parade on Dec. 3. The West Iron County Key Club members walked along the parade route and collected not only a multitude of toys from spectators but also a total of $280 in cash to help make this toy drive a great success. Shown here, from left, with some of the items collected are Stephen Stutz, Jenny Marcell, Jim Quayle, Geno Basanese and Erika Lindwall.

Toys for Tots

James Quayle, financial associate of Thrivent Financial, partnered with Michigan State Police Trooper Geno Basanese to host a Toys for Tots drive during Iron River's Christmas in Lights Parade on Dec. 3. The West Iron County Key Club members walked along the parade route and collected not only ...

Bellin Health reports price decrease for its hospitals

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Bellin Health has decreased its charges at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay and Bellin Health Oconto Hospital, effective Oct. 1. The price decrease was reported to the Wisconsin Hospital Association, which tracks price changes at the state’s hospitals. “We’re pleased to ...

Tom Wittkopf, left, president of the State Bank of Florence, is shown with his father, A. Thomas Wittkopf, chairman of the board; and mother, Rochelle Wittkopf, member of the board of directors. The bank’s name will be changed in January to Great North Bank.

Florence bank getting new name

FLORENCE, Wis. — The State Bank of Florence has a new brand identity and logo to celebrate its 125th year in business. The firm will officially change its name to Great North Bank in January. The name change, according to bank officials, better reflects the growth of the brand and ...

DR. KENNETH 
PHERSON

Orthopedic surgeon joins Aspirus IR

IRON RIVER —  Dr. Kenneth Pherson has joined the team of orthopedic surgeons at Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Pherson will be joining Dr. Steve Cline in providing orthopedic care to the community. He is returning to the Upper Peninsula after working as an orthopedic ...

Bellin earns Leapfrog Group top hospitals award

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Bellin Hospital is one of just 115 hospitals nationwide to be named to The Leapfrog Group’s annual top hospitals list for 2016. It’s the second year in a row Bellin has earned this prestigious distinction. The selection is based on the results of Leapfrog’s annual ...

Pictured, from left, Dickinson County Healthcare System staff member, Andrew Gearhart BSN, RN, and Trenton Rankin BSN, RN, CEN – DCHS Manager of Inpatient Services, practice lifesaving techniques on HAL, a realistic, full body, computer operated, interactive simulator.

DCH advances emergency training with help from HAL

IRON MOUNTAIN — Like most professions, practice makes perfect, but when it comes to emergency health care, you cannot afford to make mistakes. Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) has figured out a way to practice “saving lives” on a volunteer that has dedicated his life to ...

A CHANGE TO energy efficient lighting at Crossroads Alliance of Norway resulted in an incentive refund to put towards the project from Efficiency UNITED. Shown here at the presentation, from left, are Ray Anderson, Norway city manager; Jeff Forbes, WPPI Energy services representative; Irene White, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church; Terry Spence, Crossroads Alliance Board; Peggy Gattra, Crossroads Alliance Board; Dave Johnson, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church; and Lindsay Wagner, commercial program specialist for Efficiency UNITED.

Crossroads Alliance churches retrofit facility with energy efficient lighting

NORWAY — Leadership at the Crossroads Alliance of Norway recently completed a project to upgrade a good portion of their existing lighting with more energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights. Efficiency UNITED, a state-wide energy efficiency program, provided an incentive of $2,292 ...

BRIAN BRUESS

Brian Bruess appointed next president of St. Norbert College

DEPERE, Wis. —  Brian Bruess has been named the eighth president of St. Norbert College, effective July 1, 2017. Bruess will succeed Thomas Kunkel, who has led the college for the past nine years. “It’s gratifying to know the college — with a vibrant community at the center — is ...

DR. JASON HALL

Hall recertified by ABO

IRON MOUNTAIN — Hall Orthodontics is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Hall has achieved board recertification through The American Board of Orthodontics. Hall maintains a private practice in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics in Iron Mountain and Menominee. The American Board of ...

John Edlebeck

Edlebeck makes presentations at power systems conference

IRON MOUNTAIN — John Edlebeck, president and geotechnical operations manager of Coleman Engineering Company, recently provided two informational presentations at the 52nd annual Minnesota Power Systems Conference in St. Paul. This conference is sponsored by the College of Continuing ...