Business

Business event planned Nov. 5 at Bay West

IRON MOUNTAIN - The next Business After Hours/Meet Your Local Merchants event is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bay West College in Iron Mountain.Hosted by the Dickinson Area Partnership/Chamber of Commerce, this event offers a chance for the public to meet and greet ...

Wisconsin home sales decline during August

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin have declined.The Wisconsin Realtors Association reports sales dropped 5.7 percent in August compared to a year earlier.Association board chairman Steve Lane says tighter inventory of properties in the state's metro areas could have slowed ...

Husing retires after 22 years of federal service

IRON MOUNTAIN After 22 years of federal service, Jim Husing recently retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.Husing was born and raised in Minneapolis, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1970. He subsequently graduated with a bachelor's degree from Augsburg College in 1974, a ...

Tips for managing the costs of your kids’ sports

By Marc MoganAmeriprise Financial Inc.At a time when so many children are involved in organized sports, and often more than one, how can you make sure you're not breaking the bank to fund these extra-curricular activities? Not to mention if you have more than one child in numerous sports.Back ...

Quilting with Jackie show to be presented Saturday

KINGSFORD - The community is invited to view more than 100 beautiful quilts made by a group of local women.The quilts will be on display at Maranatha Assembly of God Church at the corner of Carpenter and Breitung, in Kingsford on Saturday, Sept. 20. The quilt show will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Free knit and crochet classes for students offered in Norway

NORWAY - Rainbow Gifts & Yarn is offering free knit and crochet classes to all area youth, boys and girls, fourth to 12th grade. Students will learn the basics and beyond in knitting, a skill that will follow them the rest of their lives.These hand arts help individuals develop hand-eye ...

Kingsford Hardwood Flooring Center joins two businesses

KINGSFORD - Summers Lumber and Neargarth Services have joined together to open a new hardwood flooring center in Kingsford. The Kingsford Hardwood Flooring Center is located at 1133 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford.Don Summers and Larry Neargarth invite people to come by and check out the ...

U.S. retail sales rise in August on auto sales

WASHINGTON (AP) - Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending.The Commerce Department said Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the prior month. Sales are ...

State aeronautics commission honors northern aviator

MACKINAC ISLAND - At its meeting on Mackinac Island, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Award of Excellence to a longtime northern Michigan aviator and to the Michigan Business Aviation Association.Paul Fullerton is currently the manager of the Mackinac County Airport in ...

Artists, crafters sought for Harvest on Hughitt

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority/Main Street is seeking interested artists and crafters who would like to participate in the annual Harvest on Hughitt Oktoberfest celebration.The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Hughitt ...

Jackson is new forest supervisor for the Ottawa National Forest

IRONWOOD - U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester Kathleen Atkinson has announced the selection of Linda Jackson as the new Forest Supervisor of the Ottawa National Forest.Jackson replaces Anthony Scardina, who accepted a position on the Wayne National Forest in Ohio."We are excited to have ...

KHS grad retires as human services director

By LINDA LOBECKBusiness EditorGlen Johnson has retired as the director of the Waushara County Human Services Department after serving in that position for the past 10 years. He has been with the department for 11 years.Johnson is a 1973 graduate of Kingsford High School.He has spent 36 years ...

Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year.Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year loan edged up to 4.12 percent from 4.10 percent last week, where it had stayed for three ...

Retirement planning activities for small business ownersBy

By Marc MoganAs a small business owner, you've worked hard to create a successful enterprise. While it can feel challenging to set aside money for retirement while running a successful business, when you reach the golden retirement age, you'll be glad you did. Consider the following five ...

YMCA Wine Tasting Event Sept. 18 to support Strong Kids Campaign

IRON MOUNTAIN - A special event will be held to raise money for the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign.The Wine Tasting Fund-raiser is slated for Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Pine Grove Country Club starting at 5:30 p.m."In addition to having a fun, relaxed evening of tasting new wines, we will be ...

Grandfather rights cards expiring

LANSING - The Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division today announced, pursuant to MCL 480.14(4), all grandfather rights cards issued to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers shall expire on Dec. 31.All CMV drivers who possess a grandfather rights card must obtain a ...

Seaborg to receive UW Colleges award

MARINETTE, Wis. - John Seaborg, most recent past-president of the UW-Marinette Foundation, has been named the recipient of the 2014 University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension Chancellor's Friend & Advocate Award.This statewide award is bestowed once a year ...