Business

New appointments made to Young’s board of directors

IRON RIVER — Three local community members have been named to the board of directors of Young’s Golf-Recreation-Dining in Iron River. Peg James, Bob Thomann and Christopher Thomson will join trustees Rick Kent, Jane Borton and Ralph Schindler on the board, along with Northern Trust ...

Ford to resume making F-150 trucks

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is resuming production of its F-150 pickup following a fire at a plant where parts for the vehicle are made. The automaker said on Wednesday that work will restart today at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. Production of Ford’s Super Duty at its Louisville, ...

The value of working an extra year or two before retirement

To retire or not retire — that is the question many Baby Boomers are pondering as they approach the traditional age of retirement. On one hand, they want to enjoy the retirement they worked so hard for, yet on the other, they may not be ready to leave the workforce and live off their savings. ...

UP Pawn expands on Iron Mountain’s north side

IRON MOUNTAIN — U.P. Pawn is not your “average” pawn shop. It’s not quite like television shows such as “Pawn Stars,” either — although, co-owner Donald Nelson does love to dicker when buying, selling and trading. It also is a family-friendly business that offers something for ...

Chamber honors What’s UP Apparel

IRON MOUNTAIN — What’s UP Apparel celebrated membership in the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance with a ribbon cutting May 1. Owner Lynn Hitt started What’s UP Apparel in October 2016. She offers a number of clothing items printed with designs that play on phrases with “up,” using ...

Blueprint reading refresher workshop at Bay West

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West will offer a blueprint reading refresher workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 24, at the campus at 2801 N. U.S. 2. This workshop will be taught by Keith Proctor. Topics include understanding the need for standardization, why blueprints are used, and ...

Bay names outstanding staff

ESCANABA — Bay College recently honored its 2018 outstanding staff during a spring awards banquet. Awards went to Rick Hansen, hired in July 2007 as a custodian for Bay College West in Iron Mountain, and Laura Moloney, director of student services at Bay West. Any Bay College employee, ...

River Valley Bank Foundation promotes economic development

IRON MOUNTAIN — River Valley Bank Foundation Inc. has awarded a $3,000 grant to further the goals of the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance and its efforts to improve the economic future of the area. “We want to thank River Valley Bank Foundation for this generous grant,” ...

Veterans offered free dental care at event June 9 in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Nearly 500 Aspen Dental practices will open their doors Saturday, June 9, to provide free care to as many as 5,000 of the nation’s veterans. Local veterans may call 1-844-277-3646 to schedule an appointment at a participating office. Appointments are required and available ...

DCHS earns high Healthgrades

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System was recognized Tuesday as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award for a fourth consecutive year. The designation recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, ...

Educational program on swine production offered

ESCANABA —Pork producers in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula can attend an educational program offered next week at two U.P. sites by Michigan State University Extension, Purdue University and Michigan Pork Producers Association. “Swine Health Champions—Protecting and Improving ...

RE/MAX office in IM

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the newest RE/MAX North Country real estate office at W8640 Collins Road in the cabin next to Kleiman Pump and Well Drilling at U.S. 2 and M-95. RE/MAX North Country now has three locations — Crystal Falls, Iron River and Iron Mountain. ...

Program offered to help businesses trim energy costs

HOUGHTON — Businesses looking to lower their energy bills can now make more informed investment decisions thanks to a grant awarded to the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region. WUPPDR, which received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will pay up to 75 ...

4-H youth benefit from Paper Clover campaign

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Michigan 4-H youth will have opportunities to learn valuable leadership skills thanks to $54,981 donated by Michigan Tractor Supply customers through its Paper Clover program, a biannual fundraising campaign conducted in partnership with National 4-H Council. Earlier this ...

Schuytema named manager at Contrast Coffee

IRON RIVER — Contrast Coffee has hired a general manager at its flagship shop in Iron River. Susan Schuytema brings decades of experience in customer service and hospitality. She has worked as a journalist and most recently as the owner of an award-winning wine shop in west central ...

VA Medical Center in IM cited for environmental sustainability

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has been recognized with the Greenhealth Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The citation is among the Environmental Excellence Awards given each ...

Wild Rivers Realty adds Alwine as agent in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Hilarie Alwine has joined Wild Rivers Realty & Associates as a real estate agent. Alwine comes from a family with several real estate professionals and has always had an interest in the business, but the timing was not right until now, Wild Rivers Realty stated in a ...

Helping grandchildren save for college in advance

With education costs continuing to soar, many grandparents may be wondering what they can do to help their grandchildren financially in the pursuit of a college degree. If you are a grandparent who has the means to lend support, there are a variety of ways you can do so. The best solution for ...

Klumpp promoted at Great North Bank

FLORENCE, Wis. — Great North Bank has promoted Rosa Klumpp to mortgage lender. Klumpp will serve Florence and the surrounding area residents with home buying and building loans as well as loans for home improvements and remodeling. “Rosa is a great addition to our mortgage team,” ...

Wahoviak joins Pro Health Care

Waukesha, Wis. —Michael Wahoviak, a 2008 Kingsford High School graduate, has joined the Pro Health Care system in Waukesha as a manager of strategy and outcomes. Wahoviak will assist with the development of Pro Health Medical Group’s strategic plan. He will help evaluate opportunities ...