Business

WPS proposal to freeze rates

MADISON — Wisconsin Public Service has filed a proposal with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to freeze base rates for all customers through the year 2019. WPS customers would see four consecutive years without an increase to base rates as a result of this proposal. That means ...

MSU farm courses slated

CHATHAM — The North Farm supported by Michigan State University in Chatham will host a series of short courses starting in May designed for market gardeners and small farms. Each five-hour learning session has an emphasis on hands-on activities and includes the cost of materials for a ...

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BOSS donates mower

BOSS Snowplow, a division of the Toro Co., has shown its support for the Iron Mountain youth baseball program with the donation of a new zero turn TrimCutter MX5050 riding mower. The new mower will be used to help maintain the fields at the Eastside Larry Barkle Field in Iron Mountain. Shown ...

Verso’s Quinnesec mill has year without injury

QUINNESEC — Verso Corp.’s Quinnesec mill celebrated one full year of work without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury on March 29. “Everyone at our mill is committed to working safely every day, and we’re incredibly proud of this milestone ...

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Larsen named CEO at UPPCO

MARQUETTE — James Larsen has been appointed the new chief executive officer of Upper Peninsula Power Co. effective April 3. Larsen comes to UPPCO from SEMCO Energy Gas Co. in Port Huron, where he served as president. SEMCO provides natural gas to approximately 290,000 residential, ...

Before giving to your grandchildren, consider these tips

Many grandparents take joy in giving gifts and money to their grandchildren. Whether paying for groceries or establishing a college savings fund in their name, providing financial support for grandchildren can be a wonderful gesture, but it should be managed within the context of an overall ...

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Chamber membership

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the Integra First Federal Credit Union’s membership in the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. The event was attended by ambassadors with the chamber as well as representatives of the credit union. Shown here, from left, are Teresa Schletter, Larry Lambert, ...

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First National Bank

The First National Bank & Trust Co. of Iron Mountain-Kingsford is celebrating its 130th anniversary with many activities. Some of these activities have included a chili cook-off with money donated to the Almost Home Animal Shelter, donating new blood pressure cuffs for the U.P. Regional ...

THE DICKINSON REHAB Services staff recently was honored with the Journey to Excellence traveling trophy. Shown here, from left, are Lanny Brown, Lauren Smith, Cathy Bonneau, Lawrence Pierce, Brian Kass, Jessica Geyser, Monica Goodreau, Edward Mathis, Jaime Paternoster, Ashley Bernard, Marcus Smithson, Erin McIntyre, chief of physician services Peggy Freeman, Bambi Mattson, rehab services manager Tim McGuire, Shirley Dishaw-Beck, Allyson Vanoss, Amy Giesen, Janet Dunlap, Jessica Roell, Paige Trindal and Maureen Garvaglia.

Dickinson Rehab gets high rating in patient satisfaction

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Rehab Services has received the Journey to Excellence traveling trophy after posting top scores in patient satisfaction, with 92 percent rating their experience with the highest possible score. The Journal to Excellence program began in 2013 and is a comprehensive ...

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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 ...

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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 ...