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Farrington opens Primerica office

IRON MOUNTAIN — Nichole Farrington, a division leader with Primerica Inc., has opened an office in Suite 203A at 333 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Farrington will offer free weekly financial wellness seminars at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting this week through the end of March. These ...

Project Teddy Bear

First National Bank & Trust’s Project Teddy Bear collects new stuffed toys for local area emergency responders, charities, crisis centers and medical facilities to give to children in traumatic or stressful situations. Project Teddy Bear kicked off Dec. 7 with the third-annual ...

Ready for a heavy load

KINGSFORD — A new “premier vehicle” has joined the towing fleet at L.R. Vincent Truck and Service Inc. of Kingsford. The new 60-ton NRC slider on a Western Star chassis arrived early last week. The heavy-duty technology on the 60-ton will reach, lift and pull anything imaginable, ...

Farrington opens Primerica office

IRON MOUNTAIN — Nichole Farrington, a division leader with Primerica Inc., has opened an office in Suite 203A at 333 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Farrington will offer free weekly financial wellness seminars at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting this week through the end of March. These ...

Escanaba mill marks 100 years of making paper

ESCANABA — The Verso Corp.’s Escanaba Mill celebrated a milestone Friday — a full century of making paper. The mill was in use well before paper production began there, according to a Verso news release. “The Escanaba Mill began operating in 1891 as the Escanaba Electric Street ...

Florence business adds U-Haul

FLORENCE, Wis. — Camping in the Clouds at 4080 U.S. 2 in Florence has signed on as a neighborhood dealer for U-Haul Company of Wisconsin. The location, operated by partners Brian and Tracy Huth, will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for ...

Marquette area women discuss business challenges

MARQUETTE — Starting your own business is challenging, no matter what your gender. Several women entrepreneurs shared their experiences at a “Women in Entrepreneurship” event Thursday at Barrel+Beam in Marquette Township. The event, sponsored by Innovate Marquette SmartZone, featured ...

Ribbon-cutting for Jake’s R & R Tire

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Jake’s R & R Tire as a member with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owners Jake and Elizabeth Conery opened at N2960 U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain and can be reached at 906-776-1190. From left are Chamber ambassadors Sharon Miland, Tamara Juul ...

CoVantage Cares effort helps IR, CF groups

ANTIGO, Wis. — The CoVantage Cares Foundation has awarded a total of $382,183 to non-profit groups in communities where CoVantage Credit Union has branches. The funds came from donations by CoVantage Credit Union members, staff and community members who responded to the Foundation’s ...

Wild Rivers Realty adds Hart to staff

IRON MOUNTAIN —Margaret Hart has joined Wild Rivers Realty & Associates. Hart’s real estate career started in 1994 after taking courses through Holloway Institute and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She is licensed both in Michigan and Wisconsin. She also has worked in the ...

Feed, feeding management workshop set for Jan. 22 in Coleman

COLEMAN, Wis. — Livestock producers in far northeastern Wisconsin faced one of their roughest feed production years in 2019. Most farms now are dealing with feed management issues that can include insufficient feed quantity, lower-than-normal feed quality, mycotoxin presence in stored feed ...

VA participates in Adopt-a-Family

Employees and volunteers from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain delivered holiday cheer with gifts and food for 11 area families adopted by departments at the facility through the Adopt-a-Family program. This year, the medical center also gave food cards donated ...

Olson retires from VA center in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Karen Olson of Iron Mountain retired Dec. 29 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain after 10 years of federal service. Olson received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in May 1980, then her master of science ...

IM-based mPower lands contract with Wakefield

IRON MOUNTAIN — Wakefield officials have chosen Iron Mountain-based mPower Innovations to help digitize their electric and water system assets and maintenance processes. This system will help the city support its goal of providing reliable service to residents. Wakefield will utilize ...

IMKCFCU sets annual meeting for March 21

KINGSFORD —The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union will have its 72nd annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. March 21 in the Kingsford High School auditorium. Members will hear reports by credit union officers and committees, plus business items to discuss. In addition, ...

IM’s Systems Control joins Dickinson Area Chamber

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new member Systems Control, 3201 E. Industrial Drive in Iron Mountain. Systems Control designs and manufactures customized, turnkey systems that protect, transmit and distribute energy from ...

Grede begins operations as independent company

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The Grede Foundries iron casting operations announced Monday its first day of operations as an independent company. As previously announced on Sept. 18, funds managed by Gamut Capital Management, a New York-based private investment firm, agreed to acquire Grede from ...

Slumberland sales leader

Ben Griese, sales manager at the Iron Mountain Slumberland Furniture store at 1320 Jackson St., has been notified he is the company’s top salesman for Tempur-Pedic mattresses, the top bedding line Slumberland carries. Griese has been with Slumberland for seven years and has been the top ...

Forest Park Hall of Fame donation

The Lud Stoor Insurance Agency of Crystal Falls recently donated to the Forest Park Achievement Hall of Fame. From left are Becky Waters, superintendent of the Forest Park School District; Lyle Smithson, HOF Committee member; Lee Siler, Lud Stoor Insurance Agency; Louise Holmes, HOF Committee ...

Bay College sets Microsoft Excel training sessions in January

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will offer two Microsoft Excel training sessions in January at its main Escanaba campus. “Microsoft Excel — Top Skills and Tools Everyone Needs to Know” will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Jan. 14. This training will ...