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The winners in the first Vulcan Relic Riders Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap on Saturday in Faithorn were, from left, Clayton Johnson Jr., Mark Williams, Dave Shope, Wayne Glatz, Jake Reid, Jack Fabry, Becky Kranz, Randy Zeinert, Ken Kranz, Dean Cazzola, Mike Carlson, Brad Elliott and Alan Zeinert.

Vintage snowmobiles turn out for Relic Riders show

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FAITHORN — The first Vulcan Relic Riders Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap on Saturday at the Longbranch Saloon drew more than 120 sleds and 107 competing in different divisions, club officials said. The winners were: — Best of show: Wayne Glatz of Kaukauna, Wis., with a 1970 Mercury ...

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Kingsford man accused of felony sexual conduct

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man faces three counts of felony criminal sexual conduct-second degree for reportedly having sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl. David James Streckert, 42, had a preliminary examination this week in Dickinson County District Court and was bound over to the ...

Kingsford High School senior, Luke Harry, has been selected as a winner of an Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) High School Flight Training Scholarship for $5,000. He will be pursuing his goal of becoming a private pilot. Only 23 scholarships out of 500 applicants were given to students across the United States. Luke is the son of Jeff and Lisa Harry of Kingsford.

Scholarship winner

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Kingsford High School senior, Luke Harry, has been selected as a winner of an Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) High School Flight Training Scholarship for $5,000. He will be pursuing his goal of becoming a private pilot. Only 23 scholarships out of 500 applicants were given to ...

Breitung Township Board minutes posted and online

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QUINNESEC — Minutes from the Breitung Township Board of Trustees’ regular Nov. 27 meeting and special Nov. 27 and Dec. 1 meetings have been posted. They are available to view at the Breitung Township Hall, Quinnesec fire hall, East Kingsford fire hall, North Breitung fire hall, and online ...

WII plane discovered, restored

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II has been saved from a junkyard and carefully restored in Oshkosh. The C-47, called “That’s All, Brother,” carried the first paratroopers who stormed the beaches of Normandy. The aircraft led the more ...

IMFD called for fire alarm

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain firefighters were called at 2:08 a.m. today to a residence on the 100 block of West Brown Street for a smoke alarm. Firefighters found water from a leak in the basement had gotten into the alarm and set it off. They reset the alarm and returned to the station ...

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Students honored

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The Kingsford Middle School eighth grade teaching team has selected Daniel Maki and Jenna Olkkonen as students of the month for November.

Norway schools plan $3.1M bond issue

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NORWAY — Norway-Vulcan Area Schools plan, pending state approval, to place a $3.1 million bond issue on the May 2018 ballot. The school board Wednesday agreed to submit an application to the state treasurer for preliminary qualification of bonds. Funds raised would go toward heating ...

SUV downs sign, wires in Norway

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NORWAY — A sports utility vehicle hit a utility pole on U.S. 2 in Norway on Wednesday afternoon, bringing down an illuminated divided highway sign and wires, Norway Police Chief Jim Shafer said. A 43-year-old Norway man was driving too fast for conditions in a 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer ...

Michigan Legislature cuts fines after unemployment fraud fiasco

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature on Wednesday unanimously voted to cut what are believed to be the nation’s highest financial penalties for collecting excessive unemployment benefits, finalizing bills that were proposed after more than 40,000 people were wrongly accused of ...

A CUSTOMER TESTS a THC concentrate vaporizers at the High Times Harvest Cup in San Bernardino, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Vaping may be factor in teen marijuana use

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NEW YORK (AP) — Teen use of marijuana remains high and vaping appears to be one reason, a new U.S. survey shows. One in 10 high school seniors said they had vaped marijuana at least once in the past year. It was the first time the annual survey asked about marijuana vaping and “it’s ...

Shop fire in Bates Township

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BATES — No one was hurt in a fire Wednesday evening that damaged a woodworking shop in Iron County’s Bates Township, West Iron Fire Chief Steve Gagnea said. Firefighters believe a wood stove started the blaze about 5:30 p.m. in the building on U.S. 2 across from Kellstrom Road. No one was ...

Almost Home Animal Shelter volunteers April Kreyer, left, and Mary Stolze, along with adoptable dog, Tinkerbell, get ready for the shelter’s ValenTAILS event, which will be held Feb. 17 at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. Raffle and event tickets will be available Friday and Saturday at the Midtown Mall Craft Show in Iron Mountain.

Animal shelter launches fundraiser

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QUINNESEC — The Almost Home Animal Shelter will be having a Valen-TAILS fundraising event Feb. 17 at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. There will be door prizes, a plated meal, cash bar, cash drawings and a silent auction. For the cash drawing, tickets are $5 each for prizes totaling ...

Career Day Friday at Bay College West

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West Campus will be hosting a Wisconsin Schools Career Day on Friday for eighth graders from Niagara, Florence, Pembine and Goodman. Over 80 students will hear from six local businesses on what education is needed for future careers and what a typical day looks ...

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Drug take back day

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Deputy Teresa Chrisman, right, and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator/Community Health Specialist Amber Kolberg kicked-off the second Prescription Drug Take Back Day of the year. This day the Florence County Sheriff’s Office along with the Florence County Health Department collected over ...

IM, Norway in High School Bowl

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Mountaineers played the St. Ignace Saints in the first round of High School Bowl, broadcast Dec. 2 on Public TV 13, and won by a score of 280-40. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin participate in the High School Bowl tournament, now ...

New conservative group to tout value of renewable energy

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new conservative group hoping to convince wary Republicans of the value of renewable energy announced its launch Wednesday in Wisconsin. Organizers of the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum say the effort is part of a national push that began in Michigan four years ...

Authorities identify two victims in Buffalo County mobile home fire

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BUFFALO CITY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in western Wisconsin have identified two family members who died in a mobile home fire. Thirty-year-old Douglas Shawley and 2-year-old Genevieve Shawley died when fire swept their home in the Buffalo County community of Buffalo City on Tuesday. A ...

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Escanaba woman killed in M-35 crash

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ESCANABA — Paddy Fitch, 82, of Escanaba, an active community member and volunteer, was killed in a traffic crash Tuesday on Highway M-35 on Escanaba’s south side. Fitch was killed shortly before 4:30 p.m. when the pickup truck she was driving struck the back of a semi-tractor trailer that ...