IM man enters not guilty plea
IRON MOUNTAIN - An Iron Mountain man has pleaded not guilty to one felony and two misdemeanors stemming from assaults in May.
Jared Steinke, 23, appeared in Dickinson County Court for arraignment with attorney Dan Jaspen of Iron Mountain. He pleaded not guilty, and Circuit Court Judge Mary B. Barglind set a pre-trial for July 19 at 1 p.m.
Steinke is charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct, first degree and two counts of domestic violence. The charges stem from two separate incidents in May in Iron Mountain.
Fund-raiser for Rosen Saturday
IRON MOUNTAIN - A fund-raising dinner is being planned for Bruce Rosen, who is running for state representative in the 108th district.
The dinner will be held Saturday at the Elks Club in Iron Mountain from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The menu includes a chicken and spaghetti dinner. Entertainment will be provided by Scott Furlow on the piano.
A suggested donation for the fund-raiser is $30 a person. Reservations need to be made by Wednesday to Kay Villa by calling (906) 396-1777 or 774-8431 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kingsford woman pleads not guilty
IRON MOUNTAIN - A 26-year-old Kingsford woman has pleaded not guilty to fraud welfare over $500.
Defense attorney Kalen Lipe filed a waiver of arraignment to enter that plea in Dickinson County Circuit Court.
Stephanie Lynn Lequia was not present, and Judge Mary B. Barglind set a pre-trial conference for July 19 at 1 p.m.
The criminal complaint said Lequia applied for and received public assistance and benefits for which she was not entitled. She also failed to report income between March 1, 2006 and Dec. 21, 2007, the complaint said. The amounts are more than $5,000.
Cook-off, bake off at County Fair
NORWAY - The Dickinson County Fair Board will hold a cook-off/bake-off as part of the centennial celebration of the Dickinson County Fair.
The event is being planned for all five days of the fair. Fair officials said there will be either one or two events each day, and times will be dictated by the amount of time required for each contest to be comfortably completed at the fair.
Times and dates for the cook-off/bake-off will be announced at a later date. The event is being held in cooperation with Peterson Electric Service of Norway.
All contests will be held in a designated area of the exhibition building on the fair ground.
The fair board is looking for contestants. Rules and entry forms, along will other pertinent information, will be published in the future.