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State Bar president to tour U.P. Sept. 28-30

LANSING - Lori Buiteweg, the incoming president of the State Bar of Michigan, will lead a contingent of SBM leaders on a tour of the Upper Peninsula legal community Sept. 28-30.The annual tour gives U.P. bar associations, the media and the public an opportunity to meet the person leading the ...

Family Dollar donates 2.9 million meals to Feeding America, local food banks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Family Dollar Stores Inc. have announced that they have made a $292,000 donation to Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger relief charity.The amount was raised by Family Dollar customers who made donations during the retailer' "Feeding Families, Fueling Hope" ...

Roving kettle for Salvation Army planned

IRON MOUNTAIN - Area businesses have the chance to have the Roving Kettle for a day, from Nov. 13-Dec. 23, according to an announcement.Trisha Peterson from the Salvation Army Advisory Board, will be coordinating this activity. She can be reached at 774-5731."This is for a great cause, to ...

IMHS graduate opens Paul Mitchell salon in Manistique

MANISTIQUE - Ashley Winkel has opened her own fully licensed Paul Mitchell Salon, Studio 906, located in downtown Manistique at 232 S. Cedar St.Winkel has a keen interest in restoring old Manistique with modern touches in dcor, electronics, technologies and most of all in products and ...

Quayle goes on service mission to Paraguay for Habitat for Humanity

IRON RIVER - Working shoulder to shoulder with his team members and local volunteers in Paraguay, Thrivent Financial's James Quayle recently returned from a Habitat for Humanity service mission in Paraguay building homes for the local population.The week-long trip was part of the Thrivent ...

DeGroot joins staff at Focus on Function PT

IRON MOUNTAIN - Theresa DeGroot will be joining the staff at Focus on Function Physical Therapy in Iron Mountain as a new therapists.She is a 2005 graduate of Kingsford High School, and is the daughter of Larry and Helen Raiche. She attended Central Michigan University, where she received her ...

Farmer’s Market Saturday in downtown IM

IRON MOUNTAIN -The next Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market will be Saturday in downtown Iron Mountain in the parking lot across from the Dickinson County library.The market is held each Saturday through October from 8 am. to noon.The public is asked to refrain from being in market ...

Pet adoptions Saturday at Tractor Supply

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Tractor Supply Co. store in Iron Mountain will host activities for families and their pets, including pet adoptions on Saturday as part of Pet Appreciation Week."Pet Appreciation Week is one of our favorite and most successful events of the entire year," said Bret Dalton, ...

ManorCare to celebrate National Rehab Week

KINGSFORD - National Rehabilitation Awareness Week is Sept. 20-26, and ManorCare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford is celebrating the week with a Rehab Open House on Friday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.There will be, refreshments, give-aways, door prizes, and tours."Come join ...

Harvest & Haunt Fall Festival set Sept. 26 in IR

IRON RIVER - The Iron County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free Harvest & Haunt Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Klint Safford Memorial RV Park in Iron River."It's a fun, free event for families and all ages," said Joe Voellinger, chamber executive ...

Niagara passport promotion has three cash prizes to win

NIAGARA, Wis. - The Niagara Area Business Association (0) is sponsoring a Passport Promotion through Oct. 17, awarding three winners a $300, $200, or $100 cash prize.Participants will visit local area businesses and collect a stamp from each business listed on the passport. For every five ...

WPS taking grant applications

GREEN BAY, Wis. -?Applications are now being accepted for the Innovative Educator Grant program sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service FoundationThe Innovative Educator Grant, now in its ninth year, is an opportunity for 6-12 grade educators to receive grants up to $1,000 for new projects with ...

Leonarduzzi named marketing assistant at MTEC SmartZone

HOUGHTON - MTEC SmartZone announced that Devin Leonarduzzi has joined the company to further develop its marketing and public relations activities.Leonarduzzi is a recent Michigan Technological University graduate majoring in communication, culture and media in addition to a minor in ...

A reminder that markets move up and then down

By MARC MOGANIt's happened many times before, but when we experienced a serious downward move in stocks in late August, it caught many investors off guard since we hadn't been through such a shift for quite some time. Beginning on August 18 and ending on August 25, the Dow Jones Industrial ...

Shred Fest raises money for Veterans Assistance Fund in Dickinson County

IRON MOUNTAIN - The First National Bank & Trust Co. sponsored a free community document shredding event, Shred Fest, recently, in the parking lot across from the Main Branch on Stephenson Avenue in Iron Mountain.Country Mile Document Destruction Inc., of Stephenson,filled 69 bins for a ...

Martinson named Bay TORCH award winner

ESCANABA - Lynn Martinson has been named Bay College's quarterly, from September through November 2015, TORCH Award winner.Martinson is recognized for her work at Bay College.As noted in the nomination, it states that, "Lynn was nominated for this award because of the work she put into the ...