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Bay College scholarship deadline Oct. 15

ESCANABA — Bay College awards nearly 300 scholarships every year to future, current, and returning students granting over $300,000 to help students in their academic career. Students that did not receive a scholarship for the fall semester or missed the deadline, are encouraged to apply ...

Elections security team planned

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin elections officials are putting together a formal security plan in advance of next fall's election. The Wisconsin Elections Commission plans to work together with federal, state and local elections officials on the plan to prevent any security breaches. The ...

FESTMEISTER MARK KLOSSNER and his wife, Kellie, both dressed in authentic German clothing, are ready for another fun day of competitions, music, food and drink at Oktoberfest, set for 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot near the stage in downtown Iron Mountain. (Submitted photo)

Time to fest German-style

IRON MOUNTAIN — Downtown Iron Mountain is where the action will be Saturday — hammerschlagen and beer stein holding competitions, anyone? — as Oktoberfest provides the chance to celebrate all things German. The annual festival will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the parking lot near the ...

FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISH A fire in a shredded tire pile at the Niagara Development landfill off Kimberly Road in Quinnesec. (Submitted photo)

Shredded tires catch fire in private landfill in Quinnesec

QUINNESEC — Three area fire departments were needed to extinguish a fire in a pile of shredded tires Wednesday morning at the Niagara Development landfill off Kimberly Road in Quinnesec. Someone accidentally dumped hot material in the tire pile about 9:55 a.m., igniting the blaze, Breitung ...

Verso to explore selling some mills

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Verso Corp. announced today a committee has been formed to explore the potential sale of some of its mills, along with other possible transactions. The committee, with assistance from financial adviser Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc., is charged with leading Verso’s ...

Trial date scheduled in fatal Bates Township shooting

CRYSTAL FALLS — A Bates Township man accused in an accidental shooting that killed a 20-year-old woman earlier this year will go on trial in November. Ronald Austin Egeler, 22, was in Iron County Trial Court this week to schedule a Nov. 6 supplemental pre-trial conference and a Nov. 21 ...

Former NFL coach and Iron Mountain native Steve Mariucci is pictured with Diane Schabo, president of the Dickinson Cancer Unit Loan Closet, which will benefit from the Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon on Saturday. The Mariucci Family Foundation is a title sponsor for the event.

Mini Mooch-a-thon featured at annual IM run

IRON MOUNTAIN — The sixth annual Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon will take runners Saturday on a 13.1-mile route along the historic downtown area, by the Chapin Mine Pit, alongside Lake Antoine and by scenic Fumee Lake Natural Area. Starting at 8 a.m., runners can participate ...

A school group watches as flame shoots from a cannon during a demonstration by re-enactors of Battery D, First Michigan Light Artillery, at “Iron Ore and the Civil War.” The annual Civil War encampment at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township is open to school groups by reservation Sept. 28-29 and to the public Sept. 30.

Cannons will roar at Civil War encampment at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum

NEGAUNEE — “Iron Ore and the Civil War,” a Civil War encampment, returns to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township Saturday, Sept. 30. The free event runs 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum visitors can experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War during the event through ...

Walker vetoes budget item that was intended to help low-revenue schools

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday vetoed 99 parts of the state budget, including a provision supported by Republican legislative leaders and educators that would have allowed low-spending school districts to raise more money from property taxes. Walker released the vetoes ...

Board limits bargaining by unionized state workers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan panel on Wednesday prohibited nearly 35,000 state employees from bargaining on seniority and other provisions related to the handling of layoffs, job transfers and overtime, sparking an outcry from unions that condemned it as another conservative-led political ...

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Leaf collection

MARY CAMPBELL MOWS the leaves outside her home on West C Street in Iron Mountain. The pace of leaves turning color — and falling off the trees — has picked up this week even as weather conditions have been more like summer.

Timber sales increase in national forest

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — A national forest in northwest Wisconsin expects to sell its largest amount of timber since at least the mid-1990s. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest may sell 123 million board feet of timber by the end of fiscal 2017, WJFW-TV reported. That would mark the ...

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New charges against IR man in jail incident

CRYSTAL FALLS — Additional charges have been filed against an Iron River man accused of forcing a female into a vehicle and sexually assaulting her in March. Nickolas Anthony-Jonathan Goebel, 31, now faces two counts of resisting or obstructing a police officer, a two-year felony, for ...

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Jail term given in Felch marijuana bust

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Niagara, Wis., man will spend a year in the Dickinson County Jail for charges related to a Felch Township marijuana bust earlier this year. Clifford Charles Lautzenheiser, 50, was given credit for four months already served, allowed work release, and ordered to serve two ...

Florence man sentenced to jail on heroin charge

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Florence, Wis., man was sentenced this week in Dickinson County Circuit Court to jail time and probation for a felony heroin charge. Jason Thomas Weber, 33, will serve six months in jail, with credit for 139 days already served, as well as two years of ...

Right-to-carry gun bill clears Wisconsin panel

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Concealed weapons could be carried in Wisconsin without a permit under a "right-to-carry" bill headed to the state Senate for a vote as soon as next month. The Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee voted 3-2 along party lines Tuesday to pass ...

Crash kills man in Delta County

GARDEN CORNERS — A Rapid River man died after his vehicle was hit by a semi-trailer truck Monday afternoon in Garden Corners in Delta County. According to Michigan State Police from the Gladstone post and the Manistique detachment, which continue to investigate the crash, 61-year-old Donald ...

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Sept. 11 memorial climb

Members, spouses and friends of the West Iron County Fire Department participated in the fifth annual Sept. 11 memorial stair climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., on Saturday. This was the biggest Sept. 11 memorial stair climb so far and raised over $110,000 for the victims of Sept. 11, ...

A participant in the first Honor Over Glory event in Iron Mountain demonstrates hawking skills.

Local Medieval group to host event at City Park

IRON MOUNTAIN — Honor Over Glory, a medieval re-enactment of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), will take place on Saturday at Iron Mountain City Park. The event begins at 9 a.m., and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon. Vendors will be on site. The public is ...

Handwoven wall hangings created by U.P. artist Carol Irving will be exhibited at the ninth annual ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Mich. starting today.

U.P. artist chosen to exhibit wall hangings at ArtPrize 9

Escanaba — Award winning artist Carol Irving announced today that three of her handwoven wall hangings were chosen for a group art exhibition. She is among other artists featured at the ninth annual ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. Her chosen piece is called Michigan’s Endangered Wildflowers, a ...