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Ag conference set March 7

ESCANABA – Michigan State University Extension is hosting the 11th annual Agriculture for Tomorrow conference on March 7, to help U.P. farmers stay informed, up-to-date and profitable. The conference is held at Bay College, Heirman University Center, 2001 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba. The ...

Auto workers prepare ‘Buy American’ campaign

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is preparing an ad campaign that urges people to buy U.S.-made vehicles as it tries to tap into feelings of nationalism stoked by President Donald Trump's election. UAW President Dennis Williams says the union is in discussions now about the ads. ...

Power providers

LANSING (AP) — Michigan regulators say all power providers met or exceeded a requirement to supply 10 percent of their electricity from renewable sources in 2015. The standard will increase to 12.5 percent in 2019 and to 15 percent in 2021. The Michigan Public Service Commission says the ...

THE HEARTS AND Hands awards were presented to two staff members of the Victorian Heights and Iron County Medical Care facilities. Shown here, from left, are Iron County Human Services Board Chairman James Dellies, Hearts and Hands award recipients Paula Krause and Emily Martin and Administrator Chester Pintarelli.

Martin, Krause recognized with Hearts and Hands awards

CRYSTAL FALLS — Two employees of the Victorian Heights and Iron County Medical Care facilities were recognized with the Hearts and Hands awards during the 28th annual banquet. Emily Martin, customer service associate at Victorian Heights, and Paula Krause, certified nursing assistant at the ...

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United Way donation

The LaFaive Oil Co. in Norway has donated $10,000 to the United Way of Dickinson County. Shown here is Donna Wagner of LaFaive Oil writing the check for the donation with Randy Wagner presenting it to Megan Flamino, a board member for United Way.

Internal auditor training offered at Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College has partnered with VanAire Inc. of Gladstone to bring Jeff Heinzen and his ISO internal auditor training to the college Feb. 28 and March 1. Heinzen has conducted internal auditor training for more than 7,000 participants and has a perfect record of ISO 9001 ...

Career fairs slated March 1-2

IRON MOUNTAIN — For the second year in a row, Bay College will host a Career Fair at the Bay College campuses. Both students and the public are welcome to attend either event or both, as different businesses will be represented at each venue, school officials said. The Escanaba Career Fair ...

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Donation to museum

Kingsley North has donated 55 U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force belt buckles to the Vietnam Veterans of America Tom St.Onge Chapter 571 Museum in Hermansville, to be sold in the museum shop. Dennis Peterson of the Vietnam Veterans of America accepts the donation from Sandra Peterson of ...

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Kucharczyk promoted to business banking officer

MARQUETTE — Eric Kucharczyk has been promoted to the position of business banking officer at Range Bank, company officials announced. He is a graduate of Northern Michigan University, where he earned a degree in business management, as well as a graduate of the Michigan Bankers ...

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Kunkel to speak at innovation event

DE PERE, Wis. — St. Norbert College president Thomas Kunkel will be a guest speaker for the fourth event in a five-part series, “Inside Innovation,” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Legend’s restaurant in De Pere, 875 Heritage Road. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is ...

Creating a charitable giving strategy

For many of us, the New Year signifies a fresh chance to align our spending with our priorities. If charitable giving is an important part of your budget, now is a good time to take a step back and reevaluate your giving strategy. There are a myriad of causes and organizations you can support, ...

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Seven tips to prevent tax ID fraud

As the 2017 tax season gets underway, First National Bank & Trust is urging all customers to take extra precaution when filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud. “Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get ahold of your personal information and submit false tax ...

IRS warns of tax scams

WASHINGTON — Avoid the temptation to falsely inflate deductions or expenses on tax returns, the IRS warned today in its 2017 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. Doing so may result in paying less than is owed or receiving a larger refund than is due. The majority of taxpayers file honest ...

Many people in rural areas qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers living in rural communities to be aware of the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, and correctly claim it if they qualify. Whether living in the big city or a small town, EITC can help. The EITC is a federal income tax credit for ...

Lake Shore Systems Inc. received the large business traveling trophy from the Salvation Army for raising donations through the Roving Kettle. In the left photo, from left, are Kerstin Trulock and Lena Bartels, both of Lake Shore Systems Inc.; Trisha Peterson, chair of the Salvation Army Roving Kettle; Barb Pann of Lake Shore Systems; and Tara Blagec, director of the Salvation Army.

Travel trophy business winners

Lake Shore Systems Inc. received the large business traveling trophy from the Salvation Army for raising donations through the Roving Kettle. In the left photo, from left, are Kerstin Trulock and Lena Bartels, both of Lake Shore Systems Inc.; Trisha Peterson, chair of the Salvation Army Roving ...

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Wozny named assistant VP at mBank in Niagara

MANISTIQUE — Eric Wozny has been promoted from management trainee to assistant vice president-commercial banking officer with mBank in Niagara, Wis., company officials announced. Wozny started with mBank in early 2014 within the company’s management trainee program part-time while ...

AFTER 25 YEARS of service, Deborah Skoglund-White, center, receives her retirement certificate from Jim Rice, right, director of the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center; along with Paul Seim, left, assistant chief of nursing and patient care service.

Employee retires after 25 years service at VA Medical Center

IRON MOUNTAIN – After  25 years of federal service, Deborah Skoglund-White of Iron Mountain retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Skoglund-White was born and raised in Norway and is the daughter of Carolyn and Ted Skoglund of Norway.   She graduated from ...

Free dental services provided in IM during event Feb. 18

IRON MOUNTAIN — The John Fornetti Dental Center will present Dentistry From The Heart on Feb. 18th at its offices in Iron Mountain. . Dentistry From The Heart provides free dental care to those in need. Each year since 2001, dentists from around the country donate their time and services ...

Chris DeRoche, left, a member of the United Way Board, accepts the donation of $3,000 for the annual campaign from Jody Christy, president of BOSS

BOSS Snowplow donates to United Way annual campaign

IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow donated $3,000 in monetary support the United Way of Dickinson County annual campaign, The funds raised through the annual campaign support agencies serving the human health and welfare needs of the residents of Dickinson County and the surrounding area. In ...

SPINE PAIN Diagnostics Associates and the Niagara Health Center are located in Niagara, Wis. and have hit the 20-year mark of serving patients.

Spine Pain Diagnostics marks 20 years in Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates and the Niagara Health Center are celebrating 20 years of serving residents of Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a spokesman said. Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates and the Niagara Health Center were founded by Dr. ...