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Planning panel to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dickinson County Library. The agenda includes the Dickinson County Master Plan survey review, plans for a June tour, and an update on the Iron Belle Trail.

Checkers at Family Ties

Volunteer Andy Wiltzius plays checkers with Dr. Bob Welty at the Family Ties Adult Day Center in Iron Mountain. The center creates an option to families other than placement in a long term care facility. The Family Ties setting allows individuals the opportunity to gain a feeling of ...

Mi-HUNT helps Michigan morel hunters

It was early May, and a certain spring activity was on my mind — looking for some tasty morel mushrooms in the beautiful hardwood forests of northern Lower Michigan. As that Friday's work shift was drawing to a close, I thought about places on state-managed land that I might find a new ...

All aboard

Ella Peterson watches as her brother Lincoln Peterson rides his toy train outside their home on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Temperatures soared to a high of 67 degrees Monday, about 10 degrees above normal. The forecast calls for highs in the 50s and 60s the rest of the week, but lows still ...

Trial begins in Kingsford assault case

IRON MOUNTAIN — Testimony was expected to begin this morning in the Dickinson County Circuit Court trial for a Kingsford man accused of punching a woman and breaking her rib, which later punctured her spleen. Joseph Charles Fox, 35, faces a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily ...

Straight ‘A’s’: DCHS again earns top safety rating from Leapfrog Group

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain has again received an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and is one of just three hospitals in Michigan to earn straight “A’s” since the inception of the grades in 2012. Economic Alliance for Michigan, a ...

Dickinson millages OK’d for Aug. 7 ballot

IRON MOUNTAIN - Four county-wide millage renewals will be presented to voters during Dickinson County’s Aug. 7 primary election. The county board approved ballot language Monday on levies for 911 emergency dispatch, the county library and senior centers and programs. A new levy for the ...

Girl struck by bus in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 5-year-old girl was hit by a school bus Monday afternoon and was transported by Beacon Ambulance to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Iron Mountain Police said. The accident occurred on Devereaux ...

Juvenile in custody

PESHTIGO, Wis. — A juvenile was taken into custody and housed in a juvenile facility after the Peshtigo Police Department said it received information Sunday about a threat that a student was going to “shoot up” Peshtigo High School. Charges will be referred to the Marinette County ...

Large item drop off dates listed by IMPD

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Police Department would like to remind the citizens of Iron Mountain that we have ordinances in reference to blight. Blight is garbage and/or other junk that is left in someone’s yard or on their property. Also considered blight are vehicles that are not ...

Body of unidentified woman to be exhumed in Waupun

WAUPUN, Wis. (AP) — The remains of an unidentified woman found in a frozen creek in Fond du Lac County nearly 10 years ago will be exhumed this week at a cemetery in Waupun. Sheriff’s officials say forensic anthropologists will examine the remains of “Jane Doe” using techniques that ...

Crystal Falls Lions Club salutes Citizens of the Year

CRYSTAL FALLS — Allan and Charlene Anderson have been named the 2018 Citizens of the Year by the Crystal Falls Lions Club. “As always, it was a very difficult job for our citizen of the year committee to make this decision, as our little community has so very many quite worthy ...

Children’s Coalition conference planned May 7 in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Coalition will host its annual conference with the theme “Mental Health Matters” Monday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Northern Michigan University’s Don H. Bottum University Center. Presenters include state and national authorities on ...

Dickinson Laboratory Services

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW), April 22-28, provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel. Since the development of this career group, the clinical laboratory science professional has ...

DCHS staff remember Andrea Cousineau

IRON MOUNTAIN — At a small ceremony inside Dickinson Memorial Hospital, staff and immediate family members recognized the life and the many years of service of Andrea “Andy” Cousineau. Cousineau was a nurse with a hardworking, no nonsense approach that helped many patients over her ...

Workshop on farms, water set for Friday

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Manure is well known as one of nature’s most perfect fertilizers and is an essential component of all livestock farms’ nutrient management planning. However, there are potential drawbacks to utilizing manure in certain situations. The Marinette County Consolidated ...

Shipwreck found in Lake Erie could be nearly 200 years old

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters are planning to excavate around a Lake Erie wreck this summer that they think could be the remains of a schooner that went down nearly two centuries ago. Its size, design and location point toward it being a sailing ship called the Lake Serpent, which ...

Blood drives in IM, Florence

IRON MOUNTAIN — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Upper Peninsula Health System in Marquette, will hold a blood drive on Wednesday at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. For an appointment call Heather Zahn at 906-776-5795. There ...

‘ShinDig’ planned for June 16

CRYSTAL FALLS — If the new Crystal ShinDig this summer sounds a little familiar, that’s by design. The ShinDig is intended to replace the community’s Summerfest event that had been in late July, said Alisa Nelson, president of the Crystal Falls Business Association. “There was too ...

Forest Park students explore career options

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park Curriculum Committee and Iron County 4-H together hosted a career fair this spring for students in grades 8, 9, and 10. The goal of the career fair was to help Forest Park students begin thinking about their futures by exploring career options. The ...