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Proud Equestrian donation

Iron Mountain Public Schools recently donated $120 from Denim Day to the 4-H Proud Equestrian Program. Each month staff members pay $5 to wear jeans to school and donate the proceeds to a local charity. Peggy Geyser, left, presents the contribution to 4-H representative Jessica Coron. IMPS ...

Summer youth programs offered

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools is offering a summer recreation program for youth. There are opportunities for children of all ages to participate in their favorite sport or activity or maybe try something new. Activities are scheduled for various lengths of ...

History comes to life

NORWAY — Local figures from the past came to life Tuesday at the Jake Menghini Historical Museum in Norway as Norway-Vulcan School District fourth-graders created a “live wax museum.” This is the second year the museum has hosted students recreating stories of significant Norway, ...

Whitmer OKs e-cigarette ban for minors, despite her ‘reservations’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reluctantly signed a ban Tuesday to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of Michigan minors, expressing reservations because it will separate e-cigarettes from the definition of tobacco products. Whitmer agreed to enact the bills despite ...

Lake Shore engineers at KHS

Three engineers from Lake Shore Systems recently visited Kingsford High School engineering and mechanical graphics classes to deliver computer-aided design lessons. The three — Tom Gibbons, electrical engineer/manager; Dan Grunlund, mechanical engineer/manager; and Fritz Wenzel, vice ...

Record water levels for Lakes Erie, Superior

DETROIT (AP) — Wet spring weather has pushed Lake Erie’s water level to its highest point ever recorded. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday the shallowest of the Great Lakes hit the milestone in May, surpassing the previous peak set in 1986. Lake Superior also reached its ...

Books On The Bus program completes third year in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — Books On The Bus, a program providing reading materials on the School District of Florence County buses, has just completed its third year. This program was coordinated by the Friends of the Florence County Library. Every three weeks, books that have been placed in seat ...

Rotary scholarships

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Iron Mountain-Kingsford awarded $6,000 to graduating seniors from Iron Mountain and Kingsford High Schools. The recipients were invited to a luncheon meeting at the Chippewa Club to be presented with their ...

‘Recognition Day’ honors Norway High School students

NORWAY — Seniors at Norway High School were in procession as they marched in the Fine Arts Auditorium for the Recognition Day program May 22. Erin Berndt, senior class advisor, addressed the class and explained awards. Departmental awards were presented by faculty members to these ...

Free day for D-Day anniversary

IRON MOUNTAIN — On the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion Thursday, area veterans are invited to tour the World War II Glider and Military Museum at no charge for the annual Veterans Free Day. The event, sponsored by the Menominee Range Historical Foundation, Board of Governors, will be ...

IM approves medical marijuana sales

IRON MOUNTAIN — Applications to operate medical marijuana businesses will be accepted beginning in early July after the Iron Mountain City Council approved local regulations Monday. No one spoke in opposition to such businesses during a 30-minute public hearing that included two military ...

Schinderle appointed to fill Iron Mountain council seat

IRON MOUNTAIN — Robert “Butch” Schinderle is the newest member of Iron Mountain City Council. The council Monday appointed Schinderle, formerly a funeral director and now an employee of Verso Corp., to fill the Ward 3 seat after Amanda List resigned. Only Schinderle expressed interest ...

Former governor’s phone seized for Flint water probe

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities investigating Flint’s water crisis have used search warrants to seize from storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials, The Associated Press has learned. The warrants were sought two weeks ago ...

IM man pleads guilty to dealing methamphetamine

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man pleaded guilty Monday to drug charges in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Ryan M. Lafave, 22, pleaded to two charges of the delivery or manufacture of the controlled substance methamphetamine, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Lafave ...

Niagara receives grant to help fund summer reading program

NIAGARA, Wis. — The School District of Niagara has been awarded a $3,000 Mark Tauscher Memorial Grant from the Trifecta Foundation. The grant will be used to continue to fund the Kids Read Now summer reading program. The grant will cover approximately half of the program, with the district ...

Golden K scholarship

Golden K members presented a $1,500 scholarship to Iron Mountain High School graduate Peyton Carlson at their meeting Monday. The scholarship is awarded to a local student who will be attending Bay West College. Carlson will be pursuing a degree in accounting. The scholarship fund is managed by ...

Serving those who served

IRON MOUNTAIN — The group Habitat for Humanity Menominee River recently got a $23,000 boost in its efforts to help local veterans with home repairs. The 100-Plus Women Who Care in Dickinson County gathering May 13 chose Habitat for Humanity to receive its 2019 second-quarter pot of ...

Arrest in 43-year-old murders stuns town

LAKEWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Word of the arrest — via a friend’s text message — hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt. “I said, ‘You gotta be kidding me,’” Sankey recalled. “And then I told the wife and she couldn’t believe it. ‘There’s no way,’ she said. ‘Ray down the ...

AG Nessel blasts GOP plans to cut her budget

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Republican-backed cuts to her budget would have a “devastating” impact, limiting the office’s ability to protect consumers, prosecute sexually abusive clergy and look into wrongful convictions. The general fund ...