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Special movie showing Saturday to collect for Toys for Tots Program

QUINNESEC - The Thomas Theatre Group is partnering this holiday season with the Toys for Tots Program to collect new, unwrapped toys.All toys collected will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the communities in which Thomas Theatre Group serve.Donation centers are ...

Verso Corp. wins 2015 AF&PA Sustainability Award for innovation

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) recognized Verso Corp. as a leader in sustainability with a 2015 AF&PA Sustainability Award. The award was presented at AF&PA's annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 13, in San Antonio, Texas.Verso Corp. ...

MDNR director recognized for promoting, protecting forests

LANSING - The Michigan Forest Products Council (MFPC) has announced that Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh received the annual Tuebor Award from the MFPC's board of directors."Director Creagh has been and continues to be a leader for Michigan," said MFPC Chairman, ...

Pintarelli speaks at national convention on memory care

CRYSTAL FALLS - There are 676 county-owned nursing homes scattered across the country. One of those facilities is turning heads as they continue to gain national attention for their outstanding patient-centered skilled care.The Iron County Medical Care Facility has recently been recognized by ...

Open house planned at Rainbow Gifts & Yarn

NORWAY - Rainbow Gifts & Yarn will hold its annual Christmas Open House on Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.Owner Mary Lynn Verley said that anyone who is looking for a unique gift in a quiet, peaceful setting on the day after Thanksgiving should ...

Spade retires with 40 years service at VAMC

IRON MOUNTAIN After 40 years of federal service, Kathy Spade of Niagara, Wis., retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.She was born in Iron Mountain and raised in Niagara. She graduated from Niagara High School and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) with ...

Retailers post small sales gains in October

LANSING - Michigan retailers rang up slightly better sales in October, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.The monthly retail industry performance gauge rose three points from ...

Home health agency honored for patient experience for third year

IRON RIVER - Northstar Home Care & Hospice has been named a 2015 HHCAHPS Honors' recipient, a prestigious honor granted to home health agencies that are providing the best patient experience.This is the third year in a row that the home health agency has been recognized.Established by ...

Northern Michigan, First Bank merging

ESCANABA - First Bank and Northern Michigan Bank & Trust will be merging, according to a joint statement issued by the parent companies of both financial companies."Combining our resources seems like a perfect fit," said Jeanine Dagenais, president and board of director chairperson for ...

USPS to deliver on Sundays for the holidays

GRAND RAPIDS - The United States Postal service will deliver on Sundays again this holiday season.Following the success of the 2014 holiday season, the Postal Service will again deliver packages seven days a week in select major cities and high-volume areas beginning Nov. 29, for the four ...

IM Half Marathon raises $12,500 for Dickinson Cancer Loan Closet

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 with money raised from the event on Sept. 12.The donation this year was for $12,500, bringing the four ...

Schon recognized for 30 years service

IRON MOUNTAIN - John Schon, administrator / CEO of Dickinson County Healthcare System, was formally recognized for 30 years of service to the organization by Bill Edberg, chairman of the Board of Trustees.Edberg paid tribute as part of the monthly Board meeting. Schon will also be recognized ...

AT&T plans to bring internet to more than 86,600 rural homes

LANSING - Reflecting the company's long-standing commitment to deploying Internet access in urban and rural areas across the Great Lakes State, AT&T has announced plans to extend access to more than 86,600 rural homes and businesses in Michigan over the next six years."It is exciting to ...

Cliffs Natural temporarily idles Northshore Mining

SILVER BAY, Minn. (AP) - Cliffs Natural Resources says it will temporarily shut down a second plant, Northshore Mining, in northeastern Minnesota.The company said Tuesday about 540 workers at the mine in Babbitt and plant in Silver Bay will be off the job by Dec. 1 through the first quarter of ...