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Still growing strong

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IRON MOUNTAIN — For 10 years, Hector “Buck” LaVigne split his time between being a Michigan State Police officer and running the family greenhouse at Ludington and Hemlock. His father, Albert LaVigne, had started the business growing tomatoes in a hothouse one block up at 1100 West ...

Bay names outstanding staff

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ESCANABA — Bay College recently honored its 2018 outstanding staff during a spring awards banquet. Awards went to Rick Hansen, hired in July 2007 as a custodian for Bay College West in Iron Mountain, and Laura Moloney, director of student services at Bay West. Any Bay College employee, ...

ISD weighs new format for construction trades program

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KINGSFORD — The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District is considering a new format for for its construction trades program, abandoning construction of actual homes and focusing on a variety of skills to be taught at the Technical Center in Kingsford. Under the plan, construction trades ...

River Valley Bank Foundation promotes economic development

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IRON MOUNTAIN — River Valley Bank Foundation Inc. has awarded a $3,000 grant to further the goals of the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance and its efforts to improve the economic future of the area. “We want to thank River Valley Bank Foundation for this generous grant,” ...

Veterans offered free dental care at event June 9 in Marquette

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MARQUETTE — Nearly 500 Aspen Dental practices will open their doors Saturday, June 9, to provide free care to as many as 5,000 of the nation’s veterans. Local veterans may call 1-844-277-3646 to schedule an appointment at a participating office. Appointments are required and available ...

Can Snyder’s ‘Marshall Plan’ fill the Michigan talent gap?

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dakota Carter was 4 years old when he found his calling inside his grandfather’s garage. He often hung around there to watch his grandfather doctor up the never-ending crawl of ailing cars in his makeshift auto repair shop. One day, Carter began helping and ...

Local boards meeting

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Board will meet at 6 p.m. today at the courthouse in Iron Mountain. The agenda includes consideration of a Pinecrest Medical Care Facility millage proposal for the Aug. 7 ballot. The Iron Mountain School Board will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Iron ...

Program at peace officers memorial

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Iron County law enforcement agencies will host the 28th annual Upper Peninsula Peace Officers Memorial on Wednesday in Crystal Falls. A procession will start at 10:15 a.m. from Runkle Lake Park to Forest Park Schools. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the school. Speakers ...

Tree donated to Goodman school

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The Goodman-Armstrong Creek School Garden Club expressed appreciation to the Society of American Foresters (NE Chapter) for their donation of a beautiful Sugar Maple tree. The tree was donated in celebration of Arbor Day 2018. This planting strives to raise awareness of the importance of ...

Prescribed burn U.P. state park

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GARDEN, Mich. (AP) — Firefighters have conducted a prescribed burn at Fayette Historic State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with the aim of helping return the area to how it looked in the 1800s. The state Department of Natural Resources says it’s the first time it's used a prescribed ...

Tech students honored

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Kingsford High School Industrial Education Students of the Month for April are Kalvin Nichols, left, woods and Hunter Bilgreen, engineering and architectural graphics and design. Kalvin is the son of Christopher and Andria Nichols of Breitung Township. Hunter is the son of Brian and Trina ...

Bike path committee to meet

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Bike Path committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Highlights of the meeting include: planning Tour de Dickinson Aug. 18, membership, website and face book updates, planning for Frostbitten 50k Ultra Run and ...

Mother’s Day bouquet

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Linnea Marchetti, co-owner of Linnea & Kristine flower and gift store in Iron Mountain, arranges a Mother’s Day bouquet for a client. Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

Spring chill: April one of the coldest on record

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IRON MOUNTAIN - Normal weather patterns may prevail into early summer, following one of the coldest Aprils in the Midwest in more than a century. Temperatures last month averaged 32.9 degrees at Iron Mountain-Kingsford, nearly 8 degrees below normal and the third-coldest April on record, ...

DCHS earns maternity care award

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NOVI — In conjunction with its new Maternity Care Project, The Economic Alliance for Michigan, a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, is recognizing hospitals in Michigan that have demonstrated excellence and improvement in maternity care and delivery ...

Top graduates named at Pembine High School

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PEMBINE, Wis. — Pembine High School announces Brandi Bousley as valedictorian and Heather Geib as salutatorian of this year’s graduating class. The 2018 graduation ceremony will be held Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the school’s gymnasium. Bousley is the daughter of Brian and Kelly ...

IM rubbish drop-off

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Iron Mountain Police Department reminds residents the city has ordinances against blight, such as this old furniture piled on West C and Hemlock streets. Iron Mountain’s annual large item drop-off period will have its final day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Department of Public ...

100-Plus Women Who Care to meet Monday at Pine Grove

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The organization 100-Plus Women Who Care in Dickinson County will have its second quarterly meeting of 2018 on Monday to decide which fortunate area non-profit program or agency gets to benefit from the group’s collective generosity. As in the past, participating women ...