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Moving Wall coming to Manistique in August

MANISTIQUE — The City of Manistique Recreation Department and the Schoolcraft County Veterans Affairs Board announced the Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall will visit Manistique Aug. 2-6. The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been ...

Dennis Skog Memorial Scholarship established

KINGSFORD — Friends and family of Dennis Skog have established an endowment fund and created a scholarship to honor his memory. Skog was a 1962 Kingsford High School graduate, who then went on to complete his post-secondary education at Michigan State University. He passed away on Nov. 15, ...

KHS STARR scholars

A graduate from Kingsford High School has been awarded the Michigan State University STARR Scholarship in each of the last six years. The STARR Charitable Foundation presents a unique opportunity for students residing in the state of Wyoming and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This scholarship ...

Norway community grants

The Norway Area Community Foundation and the Norway High School Youth Advisory Committee recently hosted a grant presentation. Pictured are the grant recipients, Norway High School YAC members and NACF board members. The total awarded was $6,293.73 for local projects and programs. From left, ...

Child advocacy center to be located in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Efforts to establish a child advocacy center at the former Michigan Works! building behind the Delta County Service Center have continued over the past few months. People involved with the effort said they expect the center, which will provide and coordinate services for child ...

Crystal Theatre funds

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliate Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Crystal Theatre. The purpose is to fund the purchase of a backpack vacuum that will be used in cleaning the facility, particularly the balcony and the stairs. ...

DCHS concussion program expands

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Orthopedic Sports Medicine staff strives to continue its commitment to the health and safety of area youth through continued support for the area’s head injury program. The staff extends its gratitude to the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation for its ...

Presentations Friday at Marinette

MARINETTE, Wis. — More than 50 University of Wisconsin-Marinette students will showcase their knowledge and creative talents during the university’s 2018 Undergraduate Research & Performance Conference on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free ...

Niagara Area Scholarship Foundation to meet May 2

NIAGARA, Wis. — The annual meeting of the Niagara Area Scholarship Foundation will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room at the Niagara office of Forward Financial Credit Union. The purpose of the meeting will be to meet annual statutory obligations for the organization and ...

Kingsford A.P. honors

Pictured are the Kingsford High School A.P. (Advanced Placement) Students of the Month. From left, front, are Kendall Johnson, A.P. Computer Principles; Jonah Lerman, A.P. Computer Science A; and Olivia Allen, A.P. Chemistry; back, Madeline Ryan, A.P. Calculus; Sydney Smith, A.P. Literature and ...

Michigan traffic deaths dip

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials say alcohol- and drug-related crashes remain a significant problem in Michigan even though a new report shows overall traffic deaths decreased 3 percent last year. The Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center announced Thursday that Michigan ...

Crafty Flea Market to benefit park, NIE

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Lake Antoine Park Partners and The Daily News' Newspapers in Education program will come together this September for the first-ever Crafty Flea Market at Lake Antoine, offering antiques, crafts and bargains to benefit both non-profits. When flea and craft markets were ...

Testimony heard in Kingsford man’s assault trial

IRON MOUNTAIN — A woman took the witness stand Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to accuse a Kingsford man of breaking her rib and lacerating her spleen last year after an argument about her coming home late from work and receiving a phone call from her ex-husband. Joseph Charles ...

House OK’s state budget blueprint

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget plan Tuesday that would boost spending on school security after the Florida high school shooting and cut funding for universities that fail to comply with proposed sexual misconduct rules in the wake of the Larry Nassar ...

Dickinson board seats contested

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ballot contests for the August primary and November general election are beginning to take shape, with several candidates vying for Dickinson County commissioner and judge seats. The filing deadline for partisan and non-partisan positions was Tuesday. But candidates ...

Wisconsin DNR approves 4 air permits for Foxconn

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved four air permits Tuesday for the Foxconn Technology Group campus in the southeast corner of the state, despite objections that the massive plant will increase smog emissions. Foxconn is preparing to build a $10 ...

Clarification

A school bus involved in an accident Monday afternoon on Devereaux Street near Grand Boulevard Circle in Iron Mountain, in which a 5-year-old girl was struck, was an R & A Transportation Bus working for the Breitung Township School District. Based on information from police, a story in ...

Purse and Pour a success

Natalie Trevarthen of Iron Mountain looks over designer purses at the Purse and Pour event Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Kingsford. The first ever event is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Program and included wine tasting, appetizers and shopping with 10 different ...

Mock interviews grant

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliates, Norway Area Community Foundation and the Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District for Mock Interview/Career Day for all local high school seniors. The day ...

VA volunteers provided 31,800 hours of service

IRON MOUNTAIN — More than 400 local citizens serve as volunteers at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. One is Jane Peters, a veteran who served six years as an Army nurse, including one year in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. “I feel like I am giving back and that my turn will come ...