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Riverside helps raise funds for KMS

IRON MOUNTAIN - Riverside Auto & Truck Sales of Iron Mountain helped Kingsford Middle School raise $920 at a Drive for the Kids fund-raising event held during the school's parent-teacher conferences.Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school from the Chrysler brand by taking a ...

Cellcom offers 911 text in U.P.

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Public safety answering points in Upper Michigan began accepting emergency text messages to 911 in September, and Cellcom has announced that its customers can now utilize this service within its six-county Upper Michigan coverage area.This area includes Houghton, Marquette, ...

Sales forecasts up in fourth quarter

LANSING - Michigan retailers' sales forecasts have strengthened for the final three months of the year, following a rebound in sales during September, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index.September sales bounced back into positive territory after a drop in August. Solid three-month ...

Northstar Home Care and Hospice honored

IRON RIVER - Northstar Home Care and Hospice of Iron River has been named a 2015 Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Honors recipient.This prestigious honor is granted to home health agencies that are providing the best patient experience.Established by ...

Novak recognized for 25 years at Oldenburg

KINGSFORD - An employee of Oldenburg Group Inc. in Kingsford has been recognized for his years of service to the company, officials announced.Gerald Novak, staff engineer with the company, was recently honored for 25 years of service.Oldenburg Group Incorporated is a diversified global ...

State forecast calls for strong holiday shopping

LANSING - In its most positive forecast since 2012, Michigan's retail industry sees a stronger holiday shopping season ahead.Two of every three Michigan retailers expect to increase sales over last year's holiday season, and the average projected gain is 2.0 percent, according to the Michigan ...

Evening at The Garden Place on Friday in Norway

NORWAY - The 17th annual Evening at The Garden Place will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, starting at 6 p.m.At this year's event, the Garden Place will be supporting the U.P. Honor Flight program. There will be a representative on hand from the organization to share information about the ...

Roving kettle challenge begins for Salvation Army

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Salvation Army, serving Dickinson County and now Niagara, is doing something new this year.In addition to the regular red kettles at the stores and around town, there is a new challenge to businesses and organizations to raise more money for the local assistance fund at ...

Weyerhaeuser buys Plum Creek in an $8.44 billion timber deal

By The Associated PressWeyerhaeuser Co. is buying Plum Creek Timber Co. for $8.44 billion to form what is expected to be one of the world's biggest timberland and forest products companies.The company will keep the Weyerhaeuser name and have more than 13 million acres of timberland, the ...

57 veterans served with free dental care

IRON MOUNTAIN - The second annual Dentistry for Our Vets held recently offered free dental care for community veterans and was a success, according to a spokesperson with the John Fornetti Center for Dental Implants & Aesthetics in Iron Mountain.Dr. John and Dr. Dan Fornetti, along with ...

CNA training offered at M-TEC

ESCANABA - Bay College's Training and Development (M-TEC) division is offering their 120-hour Nurse Aide training starting Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.The Certified Nursing Assistant training is designed to provide attendees an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a ...

Walk raised funds for the Loan Closet

IRON MOUNTAIN - More than 200 people in pink T-shirts walked from Edwards Automotive in Iron Mountain to First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford to raise awareness for breast cancer."We pledged $5 per walker to the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet," said Wade Edwards, general manager of ...

We Energies cookie book now available

MILWAUKEE - The 2015 We Energies Cookie Book takes customers on a culinary cross-country tour. From New York to Wisconsin to California, the newest edition of the Cookie Book features recipes from across the United States.Titled "The Holidays across America," the 2015 Cookie Book includes 51 ...

Systems Control’s office in Houghton at MTEC SmartZone

By GARRETT NEESEFor The Daily NewsHOUGHTON - A new MTEC SmartZone company celebrated its satellite office in Houghton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Lakeshore Center Friday afternoon.Systems Control, an Iron Mountain-based electrical construction company, opened its Houghton office in ...

VAMC employee retires after 40 years service

IRON MOUNTAIN After 40 years of federal service, Deb Bidwell of Quinnesec retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain on Sept. 25.Bidwell was born in Iron Mountain,and raised in Niagara, Wis. She is the daughter of Ted Rumpf and Claire Barbeau. She graduated from ...