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Range-bank

Range Bank

Range Bank has two locations in the local area — the Kingsford office, shown here, at 345 S. Carpenter Ave. and in Quinnesec at W7253 U.S. 2. To contact the Kingsford office, call 906-776-0902 or the Quinnesec office at 906-779-5726. As an independent community bank, Range Bank was founded ...

FRANK FARBOD

Farbod to direct UPHS clinic

MARQUETTE — Dr. Frank Farbod of the Facial Surgery Institute of Marquette will serve as the medical director of the U.P. Health System -Marquette Cleft Lip and Palate-Craniofacial Clinic. “I’m very honored to lead the clinic. It is genuinely a privilege to provide these services ...

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U.P. State Bank

The Upper Peninsula State Bank is at 1890 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain near Walmart. The bank can be reached by calling 906-779-2141. Upper Peninsula State Bank was formed in 1902 to provide banking services to the citizens of Delta and surrounding counties. The lobby of the local office ...

Employability workshops starting Thursday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — A four-part series of employability workshops will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 on Thursdays in April at Michigan Works, 200 Fairbanks Ave. in Iron Mountain. The series is available through Great Start, Michigan Works of Iron Mountain, the Dickinson-Iron Community Services ...

Community banks celebrate Banking Month in April

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Where you choose to bank matters. That’s the message the Independent Community Bankers of America is sending loud and clear throughout April, which is ICBA Community Banking Month. Consumers have the power to make change happen at the community level by aligning with ...

Vendors needed for health fair

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West plans to host its second annual Health and Wellness Fair on April 13. “We are looking forward to this year’s event. With strong support from Bellin Health, and Dickinson County Health Care System, we are already seeing a new variety of vendors,” said ...

ED documents available for review

IRON RIVER — The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region recently completed a draft of the updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties. The CEDS draft can be reviewed online at ...

THE IRON RANGE Farm Bureau recently received an award from the state organization. Shown here, from left, are Dave Bahrman, District 11 director of the Michigan Farm Bureau; Ed McBroom, former state representative and Iron Range Farm Bureau member; Marsha Wainio, state promotion and education committee member and Iron Range Farm Bureau member; state Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet; and Carl Bednarski, Michigan Farm Bureau president.

Iron Range Farm Bureau receives award for work

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan Farm Bureau awarded Iron Range Farm Bureau the Grassroots Lobbying Award. The award recognizes the organization’s work with legislators, local law enforcement officials and corporations around several issues important to farmers and loggers. State Rep. Scott ...

IMKCFCU has annual meeting

KINGSFORD — The 69th annual meeting of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union on March 18 drew 143 members to the Kingsford High School auditorium. Five nominees were elected to five two-year terms on the board of directors: Kathy Barnes, Michael Stelmaszek, Daniel ...

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‘Fly with the Y’ membership prizes awarded

IRON MOUNTAIN — Louise Faymonville of Iron Mountain took home the top prize during the Northern Lights YMCA’s Fly with the Y membership promotion, winning two roundtrip airline tickets to any destination in the continental U.S. courtesy of Ford Airport. Some 30 other prizes, sponsored by ...

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Cardboard Classic

Payton, T.J and Presley Pietrantonio won a $100 gift certificate for winning most attractive sled, second place for fastest down the hill and $50 in the business/group category during the recent Cardboard Classic races at Pine Mountain Resort. The Pietrantonio’s plan to use their winnings to ...

Leeds Real Estate in IM achieves record year

IRON MOUNTAIN — Leeds Real Estate in Iron Mountain is celebrating a record-breaking year with more than $20 million in sales for 2016, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors. This is a 53 percent increase over the previous year. Leeds Real Estate has been a part of the ...

ACCEPTING THE FIVE Star award from Brad Roeber of Fremont Insurance Co. is Dawn Bufford from Mauck Insurance of Niagara, Wis.

Mauck Insurance earns highest agency award

NIAGARA, Wis. — Mauck Insurance Agency Inc. of Niagara has earned the Five Star award from Fremont Insurance Company. Each year, Fremont honors insurance agencies that maintain the highest business standards and performance. The Five Star award is the highest honor it bestows on an ...

Financial considerations for foster care, exchange students

Many families have a desire to extend the warmth of their home to foster children and foreign exchange students. For many, welcoming a new child or student into their family can be rewarding for both the child and your family; however, the arrangement does require some planning. As you consider ...

Mayo Clinic to expand

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Millions of dollars in state aid for the Mayo Clinic’s expansion is expected to begin arriving in Rochester this fall. The Legislature pledged about $585 million in tax money for the Destination Medical Center project in 2013, but the funds were on hold until ...

A RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony recently took place at the new Kaizen Way to Wellness office, 600 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain. Ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance were in attendance along with staff from the Kaizen office.  Shown here from left are Erica Labre, Ray King, Renee Stevenson, Kimberly Peot, Brianna Simoens, Shelby Morgan, Melody Bellmore, Cassie Morrison, Stacy Lutz, Tom, Alex, Madde, Sam and Laura Hemgren, Suzanne Anderson, Corky DeRoeck, Donna Rahoi, Teresa Schettler, Robert Whitens, Chris Hansley, Sandy Petroff and Lynda Zanon, chamber director.
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New office for Kaizen opens in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — A grand opening of the new office for Kaizen Way to Wellness took place March 3, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the new building at 600 Carpenter Ave. and a chance to meet the doctors and staff. Services provided at Kaizen include chiropractic, thermography, ...

ANDREW PAULSEN

Paulsen named Bay College TORCH award winner

IRON MOUNTAIN — Andrew Paulsen has been named the TORCH award winner for the quarter at Bay College. He is an adjunct welding instructor at the Bay West Campus in Iron Mountain. Paulsen has been recognized for his work at Bay College as noted in the following: “Andrew has been ...

DR. STEVEN DOSH

Dosh takes over duties as Hospice director

ESCANABA — OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has announced that Steven Dosh, MD, has accepted the position of Hospice medical director. In addition, Mark Povich, DO, and Francie Myrick, MD, will serve as hospice physicians, assisting Dr. Dosh in caring for patients at OSF ...

Michigan retailers forecast spring sales growth

LANSING — More than three of every four Michigan retailers expect to increase their spring sales over last year, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The upbeat forecasts follow generally positive ...

KEVIN RAKETICH

Iron Mountain native named vice president at TimkenSteel

CANTON, Ohio — Kevin Raketich has been named executive vice president of strategy and corporate development at TimkenSteel , a leader in customized alloy steel products and services based in Ohio. In his new role, Raketich will lead the formulation and execution of the company’s strategic ...