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Wink’s Woods in CF highlights more than 500 regional crafters

CRYSTAL FALLS — Care to get lost in the woods? Crystal Falls has the right place. Wink’s Woods at 1225 W. U.S. 2 offers unique merchandise from more than 500 regional crafters and continues to accept more in its 2,100-square-foot shop that is piled high with stock, wall to wall and ...

Erickson Jewelers: Putting some local sparkle into Christmas

IRON MOUNTAIN — For Erickson Jewelers, Christmas truly is “the most wonderful time of the year.” Sales in the three weeks before the holiday can equal a normal three months for the business, said Sherri Erickson, who owns the store at 511 S. Stephenson Ave. with her husband, ...

BOSS/Toro gives away mowers in region

IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow, a division of The Toro Company in partnership with The Toro Foundation, has given Toro Zero Turn mowers from the 2019 annual Product Donation Program to the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine and Goodman-Armstrong Creek school districts in Wisconsin, the Menominee Range ...

Outdoor Addiction ushers in new era of deer processing

BLUE MOUNDS, Wis. (AP) — The number of people hunting deer is on a decades-long slide, this year’s harvest is off from last season and chronic wasting disease is still a major concern. Alex Lease, however, had no qualms about buying a deer-processing business this summer along Highway ID ...

Ribbon-cutting at IncredibleBank

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new name for IncredibleBank. From left are Todd Nagel, IncredibleBank CEO and president; Jeff Prophet of IncredibleBank; Sandy White, chamber ambassador; Michelle Sellers, IncredibleBank; ambassadors ...

Northern Bank donates to FP

Northern Interstate Bank of Crystal Falls recently donated $500 to the Forest Park Achievement Hall Of Fame. From left are Dobie Anderson, Hall of Fame Committee member; Mike Ferguson, Northern Interstate Bank; Kurt Anderson, Hall of Fame Committee member; Zach Hautala, Northern Interstate ...

Business briefs

Operation Action UP sets meeting MARQUETTE — Operation Action U.P. will have its annual meeting at 8 a.m. Eastern time Feb. 13 in the Northern Center Ballrooms of Northern Michigan University in Marquette. This meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in economic development in the ...

Season’s greetings at Sears: Dingy shops, sparse shelves

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 10 months out of bankruptcy, Sears is limping into the holiday shopping season. Eddie Lampert, the hedge fund billionaire who promised to save 425 Sears and Kmart stores and roughly 45,000 jobs when he bought the company out of bankruptcy, has seen his $5.2 billion ...

Christmas in Florence set for Saturday at high school

FLORENCE, Wis. — The 10th annual Christmas in Florence event will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Florence County High School. Visitors can support local crafters, entrepreneurs and non-profit groups by shopping for unique, gifts, food items, crafts and other home-based specialty items ...

Flowerland has growing stock of seasonal decorations, gifts

IRON MOUNTAIN — Customers who visit Flowerland Greenhouse in spring usually are looking for supplies for summer gardens and other plantings. But the business at 1511 S. Stephenson Ave. also blossoms for Christmas, transforming into a winter wonderland of seasonal decorations and ...

Scotty’s Muffler rebounds after fire in October

KINGSFORD — Scotty’s Muffler is back to full operations again after an electrical fire caused the shop to close in early October. The business at 941 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford reopened Nov. 22, after being hobbled since owner Tony Erickson received a call from the fire department ...

CoVantage to start fundraising drive Tuesday

ANTIGO, Wis. — CoVantage Cares Foundation will kick off its annual two-week fundraising campaign on Giving Tuesday. Funds generated through Dec. 17 will be matched with up to $150,000 in contributions from CoVantage Cares Foundation, a charity established by CoVantage Credit Union. Local ...

Sippels cater to outdoors recreation with Richards’

DUNBAR, Wis. — What was once empty commercial property in Dunbar, Wis., is now a hub for off-road vehicle and snowmobile riders. Richards’ of Dunbar Supper Club and Motel reopened in 2015 after Randy and Lynne Sippel saw the property languishing on U.S. 8. Richards’ was a familiar ...

Ace Hardware, NAPA businesses adjust to changing customer needs

KINGSFORD — At a time when growing online purchases can put a damper on local sales, the Kingsford Ace Hardware/NAPA Auto Parts is finding ways to adapt. Local owners the Bruns family recently invested $1 million to expand the store at 555 S. Carpenter Ave., allowed them to increase ...

FNB donates to Coats for Kids

First National Bank & Trust employees recently donated 11 coats and 10 sets of winter boots to the Salvation Army Coats for Kids program. The Salvation Army Bread of Life Center, 145 Roseland St. in Kingsford, also maintains a food pantry and provides other forms of assistance — contact ...

mBank selects Lindner as branch manager in Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — Shelly Lindner has been named the new branch manager for mBank at 900 Roosevelt Road in Niagara. Lindner is a University of Wisconsin Green Bay graduate with a degree in business administration. She also graduated from the Wisconsin Banker’s Association Consumer Credit ...

Alpha Brewing pig roast

Alpha Michigan Brewing Company in Alpha recently had its second annual pig roast fundraiser for Iron County 4-H and the Iron County Youth Marketing Livestock Council. The company this year purchased two pigs at the Iron County Fair for the pig roast, with all proceeds from the event going to ...

Mayer, Newingham recognized at Stephenson National Bank

MARINETTE, Wis. — Ann Mayer and Jenna Newingham have received The Stephenson National Bank & Trust Award of Excellence. Created in 1988, the award is given annually to two employees. Recipients are nominated by co-workers for demonstrating excellence in customer service, reliability, ...

Chamber of Commerce makes building improvements

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Chamber of Commerce Day on Oct. 16 by hosting its own ribbon-cutting ceremony to show off recent building improvements. “With the help of the state of Michigan, we were able to completely replace our U.S. 2 front entrance and doors, which was ...

IM Walmart finishes renovations

IRON MOUNTAIN — As the holiday shopping season approaches, the Iron Mountain Walmart Supercenter has completed a remodel that included a new look for several departments. The renovation was part of Walmart’s plan to spend $56 million in stores across Michigan in 2019 and the ongoing ...