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THE PURPLE HEART monument at the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial and Park before Thursday’s theft. (Submitted photo)

Purple Heart marker recovered

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State Police have recovered a Purple Heart monument reported stolen Thursday from the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial and Park in Breitung Township, but it was damaged. “You don’t understand how glad we are to have it back,” memorial co-founder Dennis Larson ...

Project on US 141 nearly done in Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — Work will soon wrap up on Niagara’s utility upgrade project on U.S. 141. Crews have about 90 percent of new water and sewer pipes in the ground, and should have the rest done in the next two weeks, project engineer Thad Majkowski said. After that, workers will spend two ...

Train enthusiasts waited for hours earlier this week to get a glimpse of an Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad excursion passenger train that passed through the area. The train stopped in Pembine, Wis., to change tracks and then pulled up near the Breitung Township Fire Department to replenish the water supply before traveling though Channing on its way to Mass City.

Riding the rails again

Train enthusiasts waited for hours earlier this week to get a glimpse of an Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad excursion passenger train that passed through the area. The train stopped in Pembine, Wis., to change tracks and then pulled up near the Breitung Township Fire Department to replenish ...

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IMHS names top seniors in class of 2017

IRON MOUNTAIN — Seven seniors from Iron Mountain High School have been named to the academic top 10 percent of their graduating class, school officials announced. Included in the top 10 percent is Tysen J. Wadge, valedictorian, with an exemplary academic record — a 4.0 grade point average. ...

Budget panel rejects Walker tuition cut, maintains freeze

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s budget-writing committee rejected Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed University of Wisconsin System tuition cut Thursday, choosing instead to keep rates frozen for another two years. The Joint Finance Committee also reduced the funding increase Walker ...

Michigan starts fish surveys

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Crews with four Michigan research vessels are beginning annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. The Department of Natural Resources said the studies produce information for conserving and managing the lakes’ fish, which support a multi-billion-dollar tourist ...

Pictured are senior scholarship recipients from left, front row: Ethan Metras, Maddy Lund, Shyann Jossart, Kaleb Riley, back row: Andrew Morrison, Hunter Lenczuk, Stephen Schlitt and Daniel Griffin.

Pembine holds Academic Awards Program

PEMBINE, Wis. — The annual Academic Awards Program was held at the Pembine High School on May 10. The following scholarships were awarded to the graduating seniors: American Red Cross/PDB Rescue Squad— Kaleb Riley, Stephen Schlitt Arne and Violet Maki Bay de Noc College Foundation— ...

Bingo Mania prizes awarded

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for April have been announced. Earl Thompson of Niagara, Wis. is the blackout winner of $150 and Cindy Steele of Kingsford collected $100 for a letter N bingo. Rosalie Neuens of Norway won $75 for two or more bingos and Marvin Alleva of ...

Pictured are Alexandria Miller and Kelly Grailer, Norway High School sophomores and Gary and Debbie Bryant of the Vulcan Norway Loretto Lions Club.

Vulcan-Norway-Loretto Lions donate to 20 Time Project

NORWAY — Norway High School sophomores Alexandria Miller and Kelly Grailer presented their 20 Time Project at a recent Vulcan-Norway-Loretto (VNL) Lions Club meeting. Following the presentation, the VNL Lions Club was compelled to donate $500 to jump start the project. The money will be ...

Iron Mountain Fire Department responds to three calls

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain firefighters responded to three calls Thursday. At 3:29 p.m., they went to a residence on the 1000 block of East Stanton Street for a carbon monoxide alarm. Firefighters detected a small amount of the gas present in the home but couldn’t find a source. They ...

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Tech Center safety training

Students from the Dickinson-Iron Technical Center building trades program completed 10 hours of Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety training sponsored by William Verrette, chairman of Champion Inc. in Iron Mountain, and taught by Jim Rose, safety coordinator for Champion. ...

IC Museum program set

Caspian — The official opening day for the Iron County Historical Museum will be Thursday. The feature program for the evening will be Brenda Grubbs third grade class from West Iron County Schools, presenting reports they have researched and written on Iron County notables. Some of the ...

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100 years of state police

From left, Jesse LeClaire, Danielle Clarke, Katelyn Campbell and Austin LeGault watch as Kendal LeClaire gives the Click It the Cricket, a character who promotes traffic safety, a high-five at the Iron Mountain Michigan State Police Post open house Wednesday. The post put on numerous displays ...

THE PURPLE HEART monument at the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial and Park before Thursday’s theft. (Submitted photo)

Purple Heart monument recovered

UPDATE: IRON MOUNTAIN — The Purple Heart monument reported stolen from the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial has been recovered, but it is damaged, state police said Friday morning. Troopers believe the suspects returned to the area of the crime sometime Thursday evening and put the ...

Woman arrested in Beecher standoff

TOWN OF BEECHER, Wis. — A 52-year-old woman is in custody after surrendering during what earlier was described as an armed standoff at a town of Beecher residence, the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department said. The sheriff’s department received a call about 12:16 p.m. Wednesday that ...

Wisconsin seeks to be first state to drug test Medicaid applicants

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model. Walker’s plan, which needs federal approval, comes as he prepares to run ...

Analysis: GOP plan would cut 23M from insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version ...

Bills target GL pipeline standards

DETROIT (AP) — Legislation proposed in the U.S. Senate would toughen liability standards for oil pipelines crossing the Great Lakes. The measure is part of a package introduced Wednesday by Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. They say the bills are intended to boost safety of ...

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Kingsford High School names top 10 percent

KINGSFORD — Twelve seniors at Kingsford High School have been named to the top 10 percent of their graduating class, school officials announced. Students received grade point averages ranging from 4.0 to 4.153 and include Cory Cootware, Heather Harris, Kaitlyn Hicks, Mallory Jayne, Alissa ...

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Pens for Dickinson fairgrounds

The Dickinson County Fair Board sought the help of BOSS Snowplow of Iron Mountain and the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District’s Tech Center to design and build new livestock pens for the fairgrounds. Using donated metal from BOSS, Tech Center welding students led by instructor Andrew ...