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 ...

Wisconsin Foxconn plant may get $140M electricity project

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — A utility company is asking state regulators to approve a $140 million project to supply electricity to the massive Foxconn manufacturing complex in southeastern Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that American Transmission Co. says the massive ...


12 days until Christmas

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The home of Tony and Amy Degenaer at 118 Central Ave. in Norway. If you know of a home that has exceptional lights or decorations for the holidays, call 906-774-2772, ext. 40, or email the tip to

Sunshine Travel and Tours staff — from left, Dawn Griggs; Marilyn Rose, who is sales manager for Apple Vacations; Michelle Valeski; and Tracy Schultz — show off the Golden Apple Award received for being among the top sellers for the national tour operator Apple Vacations.

Sunshine Travel wins Golden Apple Award


IRON MOUNTAIN — Sunshine Travel and Tours has received a Golden Apple Award from tour operator Apple Vacations for ranking among the top sellers of vacations packages nationwide. Golden Apple winners receive extra benefits from Apple Vacations, such as educational site inspections, ...

Iron River sues Iron County to get condemned houses demolished

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Iron River has filed a lawsuit against Iron County requiring it demolish two county-owned foreclosed and condemned houses within the city. County commissioners Tuesday discussed the pending litigation and directed their civil counsel, Steve Tinti, to file an appearance in ...

Financial steps to take by the New Year


December is a great time to review your finances and get ready for a fresh start in the new year. Here are five key financial moves that are worth reviewing before year's end: Review your goals and financial progress If you’ve laid out a plan to achieve your key goals such as retirement ...

Missing Felch woman found dead in pond

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The body of a 65-year-old woman was recovered Tuesday from a pond in Felch Township after she was reported missing Monday, Michigan State Police-Iron Mountain Post troopers said. Troopers found no signs of foul play, but the incident remains under investigation. Troopers ...

Ballot drive launched on prevailing wage law

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Construction trade groups launched a 2018 ballot drive Tuesday to keep intact Michigan’s 52-year-old law that requires “prevailing” wages and benefits for workers on state-financed building projects, calling it a backup plan in case the Republican-led Legislature ...

Board member calls ‘infants hunting’ embarrassing

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans’ decision to eliminate the state’s minimum hunting age has created an embarrassing perception that infants are roaming the state’s woods with guns and could allow adults to kill more animals using young children’s tags, a state Department of ...

Rutter report issued

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter has released his monthly report for November. The road patrol served 117 civil process papers, investigated 91 complaints, handled 44 accidents, issued 46 citations and 111 verbal warnings, made 24 arrests — including 10 for ...

Niagara library open house today

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Public Library extends an invitation to everyone to attend its annual Christmas open house today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library. The open house is sponsored by the Friends of the Niagara Public Library.

Michigan Legislature approves municipal retirement funding bills

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday aimed at getting a handle on municipalities’ underfunded pension and retiree health care plans, after majority Republicans last week backed away from provisions that could have led to state ...


13 days until Christmas

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The home of Carleen Caroen at 206 Blossom St. in Iron River. If you know of a home that has exceptional lights or decorations for the holidays, call 906-774-2772, ext. 40, or email the tip to

Breitung sets water, sewer rate increases

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QUINNESEC — Water and sewer customers in Quinnesec and East Kingsford will see their rates increase with the first billing cycle of 2018. The Breitung Township Board on Monday agreed to raise all rates by 2 percent, to account for the annual cost of living adjustment, then add additional ...

Dickinson contract talks winding down

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County hopes to soon wrap up contract talks with unionized county employees, just in time to finish work on the 2018 budget. “I think we’re pretty close,” County Controller Brian Bousley said Monday after the county board met in a closed session to discuss ...

Woman airlifted to Green Bay after crash

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A woman was airlifted to a Green Bay, Wis., hospital for treatment of injuries after a three-vehicle accident Saturday on Pine Mountain Road in Breitung Township. The woman was driving north on Pine Mountain Road about 5:40 p.m. when she stopped to turn left onto K.O. Swanson ...


IR man pleads no contest to sex assault

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man likely will be sent to prison when sentenced Jan. 15 after accepting a plea deal Monday on charges he forced a young woman into a vehicle and sexually assaulted her, then resisted police officers on multiple occasions. Nickolas Anthony-Jonathan Goebel, 31, ...

Panel urges temporary shutdown of Mackinac pipeline

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LANSING (AP) — A government safety panel Monday urged the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until their operator can finish inspections and repair coating gaps, after some members expressed concerns over a recent deal between the state and Enbridge Inc. The ...


Students honored

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Kingsford High School Industrial Education Students of the Month for November have been announced. Pictured from left, are Alexis Roberge, Advanced Woodworking 2, Mike Erkkila, industrial education instructor, and Madeline Damp, engineering and architectural graphics. Alexis is the daughter of ...


Legal Notices

Notice of Foreclosure by Advertisement NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to MCL 600.3212, that the following will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public auction at the place of holding the circuit court within Dickinson County, at 10:00 ...