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State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, invited Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks as his guest at the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.

Fallen airman honored during Sept. 11 ceremony at Capitol

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, read the name of fallen U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Bosley during the House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 Memorial Service. LaFave said Bosley, of Iron Mountain, died April 21 in Florida. “Staff Sgt. Bosley served his nation ...

Fall swap scheduled listed

MARINETTE, Wis. —The Northern Poultry, Pigeon, and Rabbit Club has announced its Fall 2017 feather and fur swap season, which will begin today at the Tractor Supply Company in Marinette, Wis. The next swap will be Sept. 23 at the Stephenson Marketing Co-op in Stephenson. The third swap will ...

Thanks to volunteer pilot Dave Ross and the EAA, The Daily News’s Theresa Proudfit was able to take a media flight in a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor NC8407 — or “Tin Goose” — on Thursday afternoon. The plane was designed for commercial airline travel after World War I.

‘Tin Goose’ takes flight

Thanks to volunteer pilot Dave Ross and the EAA, The Daily News’s Theresa Proudfit was able to take a media flight in a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor NC8407 — or “Tin Goose” — on Thursday afternoon. The plane was designed for commercial airline travel after World War I. Proudfit got several ...

NORTHERN LIGHTS YMCA Board of Directors President Katie Maxon and Dickinson Center Director Jonathan Ringel, at left, accept a Capital Campaign donation of $125,000 from BOSS Snowplow President and General Manager Jody Christy, Executive Assistant Justina Blazier and Digital Marketing Specialist Katie Schinderle.

BOSS, Toro give $125K to YMCA

IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow and The Toro Company have contributed $125,000 to the upcoming Northern Lights YMCA-Dickinson Center fundraising campaign toward a major renovation project planned for 2019. “BOSS and Toro are proud to be part of this community, and we believe in what a ...

ALFRED SAARIO

Sentencing for Saario delayed

CRYSTAL FALLS — Sentencing has been postponed one week for an Alpha man convicted of murdering his stepdaughter in 2016. Alfred Saario, 66, was appointed a new defense attorney, Don Powell, so court officials moved the sentencing date from Sept. 21 to Sept. 28, Iron County Prosecutor ...

BRENT
CLEMENT

Two accused in sex assault, beating in court

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two Kingsford men accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman they knew in June were in Dickinson County District Court on Thursday, where one decided to reschedule his preliminary examination and the other opted to waive the hearing while he awaits additional ...

Michigan Senate approves super PAC legislation

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Political candidates could solicit unlimited contributions for independent committees supporting them under bills the Michigan Senate approved Thursday. Majority Republicans said the legislation would lock federal court rulings into state law, but Democrats countered ...

JOSEPH STURM

KHS senior semifinalist in National Merit competition

KINGSFORD — Of the 1.6 million students nationwide who took the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of 2016 from more than 22,0000 high schools, only 16,000 qualified as semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship. Joseph Sturm, a Kingsford High School senior, scored in the top 5 percent of the ...

ASHLEY NIEWIEROWSKI

Marinette woman from manhunt gets prison term

MARINETTE, Wis. — A Marinette woman will spend six years in prison and six years on extended supervision for burglarizing a convenience store April 8 before leading authorities on a two-day manhunt in the towns of Stephenson and Athelstane. Ashley M. Niewierowski, 27, was sentenced this ...

Missing woman found safe

CRYSTAL FALLS — A 62-year-old Caspian woman with dementia was found in good condition Thursday afternoon after being reported missing about two and a half hours earlier. Iron County deputy sheriffs went to a residence on East Caspian Avenue about 12:21 p.m. and learned the woman had ...

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Scholarship awards

The Vulcan-Norway-Loretto Lions Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to Kelly Madigan and Kimberly Granville, graduates of Norway High School. Shown here are Lion member Terry Backlund, left, and Lion’s President Gary Bryant, right, presenting the award to Kelly Madigan, center, who is attending ...

Jury to soon get case of teen tried in Slender Man stabbing

WAUKESHA, Wis.(AP) — The two girls accused of stabbing a sixth-grade classmate to appease an online horror character called Slender Man had a shared delusion that the fictional creature was real and could kill their families, a forensic psychologist testified. Gregory Van Rybroek, who has ...

12 hired at BTS for new year

KINGSFORD — Prior to the start of the school year, the Breitung Township Schools Board hired 12 employees as teachers, educational assistants, child care providers and kitchen helpers. In the teaching area, the board approved Jeremiah Garrigues as a music teacher in grades 6-12, Diana ...

Free financial aid college counseling provided across UP

LANSING — Michigan families and students looking for help paying for college should save the date for one of the Michigan Student Aid's new financial aid traveling one-stop shops visiting this Upper Peninsula this month, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Under the banner "MI ...

Marinette County flu clinics set for October, November

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Marinette County Health & Human Services office has announced the schedule for adult flu clinics in October and November. The cost is $30 or filing Medicare Part B, with those eligible bringing their Medicare plan card with them to the clinic. The schedule for ...

IN BACK, FROM left, volunteers Kris Faull, Fran Formolo, Suzanne Cattelan and Rosemary Ball meet to receive their deployment information from, in front, Sarah Hemminger, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross Superior Upper Peninsula Territory of the Northern Michigan Chapter. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

Heading for Houston

Four local women are headed to the Houston area to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The newly formed team stepped up to assist the American Red Cross efforts in Texas after one was moved by scenes from the storm on CNN. Spurred by the damage she saw from Harvey and then Hurricane Irma ...

Paul Scott

Scott convicted on heroin sale charges

IRON MOUNTAIN — A jury Wednesday found a Crystal Falls man guilty of selling heroin to a police informant in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area twice in March. Jurors deliberated for six hours Wednesday before convicting Paul Dwayne Scott, 36, on two counts of delivery of heroin, a 20-year ...

IM schools pilot new job skills program

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain School District will focus on skills that lead to jobs as it pilots a new CareerLaunch program for grades 5 through 12. The board this week heard about the program coordinated through Barb Reisner of Great Start and a development team that includes agencies ...

POW/MIA ceremony at Ford Airport Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, will be holding a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at Ford Airport in Kingsford. This year’s ceremony is being held in conjunction with the Ford Airport Days and Friday’s ...

Stelmaszek-retires

KPS retirement

Lt. Michael Stelmaszek, left, accepts a retirement weapon for 25 years of service from Kingsford Public Safety Officer Ken Wood during a ceremony this week at Kingsford Public Safety Department. Stelmaszek has accepted a position as city manager in St. Ignace. “It has been my pleasure to have ...