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IM Girls Night Out slated for Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority/Main Street will celebrate the eighth annual Girls Night Out Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m."This event encourages local women to come out for a night of mingling, shopping, dining, and pampering," organizers said."This evening is ...

Special awards presented during Dickinson Area Partnership dinner

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Dickinson Area Partnership hosted their first awards dinner recently at Pine Mountain Resort.The highlight of the evening was the presentation of three awards - Ambassador of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Large Business of the Year.Suzanne Anderson was recognizes ...

Filer awarded for work at Nicolet Services

By LINDA LOBECKBusiness EditorMarilyn Filer of Iron Mountain has been greeting new residents to the area as a Nicolet Services representative for four years. She recently received awards at the Nicolet Welcome Services' 34th annual conference in Rhinelander, Wis.Nicolet Welcome Services was ...

Person receives SAE award for presentation

MILWAUKEE - Kurt Person, vice president of product development and chief technical officer at HB Performance Systems Inc., received the TMD Friction Allen M. Lang Award during the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Brake Colloquium & Exhibition held Oct. 5-8, in Burlingame, ...

Winter Farmer’s Market Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Iron Mountain Farmer's & Artisan's Winter Market will be held every second Saturday of the month November through April from 9 a.m. to noon at the Iron Mountain School's Izzo-Marriucci Center.The market is scheduled for Saturday at the center, which is located on ...

USDA extends dairy program deadlines

MADISON, Wis. - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program.Farmers now have until Dec. 5, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill.The ...

Bras for a Cause event set Friday

KINGSFORD - The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union has gained another signature sponsor for the Bras for a Cause event."In Memory of Susy Budek" is a sponsor of this year's event being supported by family and friends wanting to keep her memory alive."Susy had a great zest ...

Tips for Teachers raises funds to feed needy

IRON MOUNTAIN - Pizza Hut of Iron Mountain held its second annual Tips For Teachers Night to raise money for the World Hunger Relief foundation.Six local teachers volunteered their time to serve the meals with the help of the wait staff.Last year Tips For Teachers Night raised $911, ...

Schenck hosts workshops on federal grant reforms

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Schenck will be hosting workshops in November and December on, "Implementing the New Federal Grant Reforms Efficiently."Schenck is offering this seminar to assist not-for-profit organizations, cities, counties, schools and technical colleges in the implementation of the new ...

Holiday event slated Friday at The Garden Place in Norway

NORWAY - A special holiday event will be held at The Garden Place in Norway on Friday, Nov 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m."For 16 years, the annual Evening at The Garden Place has been an eagerly anticipated holiday event. This year is no exception," a spokesperson said."Il Mercantino," an Italian ...

Koski joins staff at Danielson Insurance Agency

KINGSFORD - John Koski has joined the Danielson Insurance Agency Inc. of Kingsford as a personal and commercial lines agent.Koski lives with his family in Caspian. He is an active member of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club.He has several years of experience in the insurance industry, as ...

Optimism, caution with state holiday forecasts

LANSING - Michigan retailers expect better holiday sales this year, their forecasts a blend of optimism and caution, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.While 63 percent project better holiday ...

Consumer spending down in September

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.Consumer spending slipped 0.2 percent in September, the ...

Omdahl featured speaker at conference

IRON RIVER - Sue Omdahl of Iron River was featured as a state conference speaker for the Michigan Association of Healthcare Advocates (MAHA) during its fall conference near Traverse City.Omdahl is a master's level licensed professional counselor in of Iron River. She retired as a counselor ...

Kmart plans to close four Michigan stores

WARREN (AP) - Kmart plans to close four stores in Michigan by late January, including the store in Iron Mountain.The Detroit Free Press reports that the plans by Sears Holdings bring the total number of stores it is closing in Michigan to 12 over a six-month period.The newspaper reports the ...

Customer recipes featured in We Energies Cookie Book

MILWAUKEE - From grandma's eggnog cookies to gingerbread men to cinnamon sticks, the newest edition of the We Energies Cookie Book is filled with holiday favorites.A special section also includes decadent chocolate recipes such as 5 pound fudge and chewy chocolate-chocolate chunk cookies. In ...

Average U.S. 30-year loan rate up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.98 percent from 3.92 percent last week. ...