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Lansing utility plans solar array

LANSING (AP) - The Lansing Board of Water & Light plans to install a large solar array as part of the expansion of its renewable energy portfolio.General Manager Dick Peffley tells the Lansing State Journal that an up to 186-acre array of solar panels would be installed in Eaton ...

Stephenson Bank open house set

STEPHENSON - On Thursday, Dec.17, The Stephenson National Bank and Trust (SNBT) will celebrate the season with a holiday open house.The event is open to the public and is intended to take a little stress out of the everyday hustle and bustle this time of the year. Stop in at Crivitz Downtown, ...

Enrollment period starts for Conservation Reserve

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminds farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has begun and will go until Feb. 26.This year marks the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural ...

McDonald’s has giving tree to help Ronald McDonald House Charities

By THERESA PROUDFITStaff WriterIRON MOUNTAIN - McDonald's is collecting nonperishable items to help support the children and families of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of eastern Wisconsin through Dec. 12.In 2014, 10 percent of families who stayed at the house were from the Upper ...

Neveau is branch manager for FFCU

NIAGARA, Wis. - Lenore Neveau has been promoted to the position of branch manager for the main office of Forward Financial Credit Union in Niagara, according to Rob Langsford, president and CEO.Neveau is a native of the area and a graduate of Niagara High School. She and her husband, Fred, ...

Improvements made to construction trades exam process

LANSING - Candidates seeking state licensure in the construction trades are finding it much easier through a partnership between the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) and PSI Services LLC, (PSI).PSI will administer testing for candidates in the electrical field immediately with testing for ...

Christmas in Florence today

FLORENCE, Wis. - The sixth annual Christmas in Florence will take place today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m."Enjoy a jolly time with your friends and neighbors, support your local economy, and win a door prize," said Wendy Gehlhoff, director of Florence County Economic Development. "Buy unique ...

Kulman to retire Dec. 31 as senior loan officer at FFCU

NIAGARA, Wis. - After nearly 24 years in the financial services industry, Michelle "Micki" Kulman will be retiring on Dec. 31, as the senior loan officer at Forward Financial Credit Union, officials announced.She began her financial career working as a teller for the Wisconsin Marine Bank on ...

Hammills join Wild Rivers Realty & Associates in CF

CRYSTAL FALLS - Jim and Julie Hammill of Crystal Falls have recently joined Wild Rivers Realty & Associates Inc.They will focus on both listing and selling property, and managing property.Jim Hammill was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula and has dedicated his life to natural ...

Verizon collecting toys during drive until Dec. 13

IRON MOUNTAIN - Verizon has announced the kickoff of its Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive.The toy drive continues Verizon's efforts to provide support to domestic violence prevention organizations, like Golden House in Green Bay, Wis.Toys are being collected at Verizon stores in the area, ...

Pinecrest helps out military families with ‘troopons’

POWERS - The staff at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers are starting a new project to help military families in the U.S. and living overseas called troopons.The project includes collecting coupons for the troops. Anyone with manufacturer coupons that they are not using can bring them to ...

DICSA makes move to new location in Iron Mountain

By NIKKI YOUNKStaff WriterIRON MOUNTAIN - The Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA) is now operating out of its new location at 1238 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain, and an open house event is planned for next month.Sandie Essendrup, DICSA executive director, said that the move from ...

Financial institutions to merge

NORWAY - Northern Interstate Financial Inc., the parent company of First National Bank of Norway has announced that a definitive agreement has been executed to merge with C.F.C. Bancorp Inc., the parent company of First National Bank of Crystal Falls.As part of the merger, Northern Interstate ...

Half-marathon event lists sponsors

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Iron Mountain Road & Trail Half Marathon hosted by First National Bank & Trust made its fourth annual donation to the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet.This year, the event raised $12,500, bringing the four year total to $37,500.The Loan Closet is a ...

ShopKo collecting for Toys for Tots Program

KINGSFORD - To make the holiday season more enjoyable for less fortunate children across the country, Shopko is once again partnering with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, the premier community action program of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.Customers may donate new, unwrapped toys at any ...