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Treasury protects against identify theft

LANSING — In an effort to protect Michigan taxpayers, the Michigan Department of Treasury continues to implement security measures to stop tax-related identity theft. If an individual income tax return has been selected for identity confirmation, the taxpayer will receive a letter from ...

Treasury: Don’t staple state tax documents

LANSING — Michigan taxpayers should think twice before stapling state tax documents and consider other options for fastening paper together before mailing, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Each year, Treasury receives and processes more than 1.3 million pieces of U.S. Mail ...

Aspirus Iron River Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. out of more than 1,300 facilities.

Aspirus in Iron River named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital recently was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. As a top-performing CAH, Aspirus Iron River is recognized as being one of the best of the 1,332 rural ...

A DONATION OF $1,500 was presented by Lake Shore Systems Inc. employees in Kingsford to the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight, which supports missions that transports veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit monuments and memorials. Shown here in front, from left, are Scott Knauf of the U.P. Honor Flight with Lake Shore employees Jamie Phillips, Steve Thiry and Chuck Cain. In back, from left, are employees Aaron Kadish, John Schuman, Fritz Wenzel and John Biesterveld.

Lake Shore shows support for U.P. Honor Flight with donation

KINGSFORD — Lake Shore Systems Inc. has donated $1,500 to the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight in support of the nation’s veterans, their service, and their sacrifices, a spokesman said. The Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from local companies to support ...

STEPHENS REAL ESTATE of Iron Mountain was the top real estate office in the area, according to the U.P. Association of Realtors’ 2016 rankings. The staff includes, seated in front, from left, Sally Blom and Maddy Tousignant. In back, from left, are Jodi LaVarnway, Lynn Sawicky, Bob Norton, Ryan Gordon, Jo Poulin, Betsy Sawicky and Peggy Gingrass.

Stephens Real Estate named top-producing office by UPAR

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephens Real Estate of Iron Mountain was named the top individual real estate office for 2016, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors’ rankings of 17 local real estate offices. This is the eighth year in a row that the office has been honored. In ...

Are your finances ready for fun?

While the best things in life are free, as the saying goes, some of life’s great experiences do have a price tag. If you’re considering fulfilling your childhood dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail or you’re offered tickets to see your favorite team play in the championship game, you ...

DICK BERLINSKI

Berlinski joins LPL Financial for wealth management program

IRON MOUNTAIN — Berlinski Financial Services in Iron Mountain announced that it has chosen the broker/dealer platform of LPL Financial to support its wealth management program. “By aligning with LPL, Berlinski Financial Services gains access to industry-leading, unbiased research, a ...

Tickets on sale for Casino Royale event

IRON MOUNTAIN — There are a limited number of tickets on sale for the Casino Royale at the Ritz event March 11, according to Lynda Zanon, chamber director. This year’s event will be at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain, and tickets are $80 a person or $150 a couple. Tickets are ...

Conservation funds available to farmers

EAST LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a second selection of conservation financial assistance applications for funding in 2017. Conservation financial assistance is available for implementing a wide variety of practices to reduce soil erosion, improve wildlife ...

Lindstrom-clinic

Lindstrom opens clinic

Dr. Paul Lindstrom, former owner of Hometowne Animal Hospital in Niagara, Wis., has opened Dr. Paul’s Animal Clinic. He has come out of retirement and will perform most of the typical small animal procedures, including vaccinations, heartworm checks, spaying and neutering. The clinic, located ...

ASHLEY GOFF

Goff earns AJP diploma

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ashley Goff has earned her Accredited Jewelry Professional diploma through the Gemological Institute of America, according to an announcement by Randy and Sherri Erickson of Erickson Jewelers in Iron Mountain. Academic credentials earned at GIA are respected by gem and ...

Free dental care provided to 124 people at one-day event

IRON MOUNTAIN — A total of 124 people were provided with free dental care during the 11th annual Dentistry From the Heart event Saturday in Iron Mountain. “The day of free care for the community has been a great success. We want to extend our deep appreciation to all of our volunteers and ...

RECEIVING A $500 sponsorship check from Dan Freeman, public relations for Spine Pain Diagnostics, is Teresa Schettler, public relations-marketing specialist with Dickinson County Healthcare System and WOW Conference event chair. The conference is scheduled for March 4 at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain.

Spine Pain Diagnostics helps to sponsor Women of Wellness event

IRON MOUNTAIN — Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates of Niagara, Wis. has come on board to support the Women of Wellness Conference with a $500 sponsorship, organizers announced. Dickinson County Healthcare System will host the 30th annual Women of Wellness Conference on March 4, at Pine Grove ...

Bay College career fairs in Iron Mountain, Escanaba

IRON MOUNTAIN — For the second year in a row, Bay College will host a Career Fair at the two campuses. The Iron Mountain Career Fair will be 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Central time March 2 in the lower level of the Bay West College campus. The Escanaba Career Fair will be 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. ...

ATTENDING THE RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony at The Gallery in the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain were ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. Shown from left are Lynda Zanon, Ben Ryan, Regina Freudinger, Joe Testolin, John Pryor, Tamara Juul, Donna Rahoi, Theresa Caylor, Carl Caylor, Steve Roell, Suzanne Anderson, Larry Lambert, Jessica Swenski, Lori Peterson, Chris Hanley, Karen Mooney, Sharon Danielson and Teresa Schettler.

The Gallery opens in the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Carl Caylor has opened The Gallery in the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain. The opening was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. The Gallery is a showcase of client work from Caylor’s portrait studio, ...

Farm show set for March 28-30

OSHKOSH, Wis. — A yearly tradition will return to northeastern Wisconsin this spring as Wisconsin Public Service hosts the 57th annual WPS Farm Show on March 28 to 30 on the Experimental Aircraft Association EAA grounds in Oshkosh. Nearly 20,000 people from around the United States and the ...

Food Products Association scholarships

MADISON, Wis. —The Midwest Food Products Association is offering up to six $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who are majoring in agriculture or food science. The students must be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Platteville or the ...

Ways to make the most of your refund

More than 110 million Americans collected a tax refund — worth an average of just less than $3,000 — after filing their 2015 tax returns, according to statistics released by the Internal Revenue Service. If you’re one of the many Americans who expect to receive a financial windfall this ...

A RIBBON CUTTING ceremony marked the opening of the new Culver’s restaurant in Iron Mountain attended by employees and ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. Shown here from left are Jon Pryor, Bill Jensen, Tamara Juul, Teresa Schettler, Regina Freudinger, Larry Lambert, Maureen Klose, Brandon Smith, Danielle Meise, Corky DeRoeck, Miranda Smith, Becca Oger, Craig C. Culver, Travis Vandenbrink, Jeremy Zawada, Hanna Ahrendts, George Neimi, Joe Zawada Jr., Ann Neimi, Ronda Zawada, Joe Zawada Sr., Michael Sexton, Bill Hall, Karl Modlowski, Brandon Wallace, Vernon Wallace, Betesy Hall, Susie Hall, Haley Yaniskivis, Jessica Haraski, Felicia Hehn, Heather Weinhart, Ginger Werth, Robert Whitens, Mercedes Degnaer, Scott Furlow, Sally Blom, Ryan Pepin, Erica Labre, Julie Olson, Ray King, Joe Testolin and Lynda Zanon, chamber director

Culver’s opens in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN – A Culver’s restaurant has opened on the south side of Iron Mountain. The opening was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony with employees and company officials as well as ambassadors from the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. Blue Roof Management LLC put up the chain ...

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 ...