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Five financial lessons to pass on to your children

By MARC MOGANOne of the greatest lessons you can pass on to your children is teaching them how to budget, save and spend wisely. After all, being financially astute is very important to navigating through life. Grounding your children in some basic money values concepts is a good place to ...

Retailers expecting summer sales gains

LANSING - Michigan retailers' summer sales forecasts remain strong despite a dip in sales in May, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.Nearly two-thirds of retailers in the state expect ...

Van Harpen receives Ph.D. from Cardinal Stritch University

MILWAUKEE - An Iron Mountain woman was among the graduates attending the Cardinal Stritch University's 2014-15 commencement ceremony held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee on May 17.Glady Van Harpen received a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in leadership for the advancement of ...

UPPCO provided grants totaling $108,317 in 2014 for worthwhile causes

ISHPEMING - Upper Peninsula Power Co. (UPPCO) provided direct grants valued at $108,317 to non-profit organizations, associations and worthwhile community causes in 2014.Each year, UPPCO awards such grants to eligible entities located within the utility's service territory.More than 150 ...

Jacobs Funeral Homes offers funeral luncheons

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Jacobs Funeral Homes are now offering funeral luncheons with a wide range of menu options.Jacobs Funeral Homes, since 1988, has been a leader and innovator in funeral service, said owner Perry Jacobs. Jacobs Funeral Homes is the first in the area to offer this service.On the ...

Furlow graduates from medical training program

NEW YORK - Iron Mountain native Paul William Furlow graduated from the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller University/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional Medical Scientist Training Program at Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 28.Before completing his medical degree, Dr. Furlow earned a B.S. in ...

Italian Fest, Tour de Dickinson work together

IRON MOUNTAIN - For the ninth year, the members of the Tour de Dickinson and Italian Fest Committees are once again working together to bring fun and tourism to this area.The Tour de Dickinson bicycle ride is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. at the bottom of Pine Mountain on Aug. 15, and is ...

Free assessment offered by Lifetime Fitness with Interactive Metronome

IRON MOUNTAIN - Lifetime Fitness is now offering a new tool to improve speech/communication, coordination and learning in adults and children suffering from a number of conditions including ADHD and autism, as well as the physical effects of stroke and Parkinson's.Interactive Metronome (IM) ...

Escanaba coal-fired power plant closes down

ESCANABA (AP) - A coal-fired power plant that produced electricity for the Escanaba area closed Monday, the result of market conditions and energy needs in the Upper Peninsula.The Daily Press says customers won't notice a difference. Escanaba's city-owned utility has been buying power from ...

Jacobs Funeral Homes to offer funeral luncheons

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Jacobs Funeral Homes are now offering funeral luncheons with a wide range of menu options. With its Memories Cafe, they are providing families a time to reminisce and reflect as their celebrate their family member's life."The families never have to leave our facility and we ...

High honors received by Iron Mountain chef

IRON MOUNTAIN - Spiro Andreopoulos of Iron Mountain has met all of the requirements set forth by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) to become a certified executive chef (CEC) on July 9.He can now place the letters CEC next to his name, and is one out of only seven CEC in the Upper ...

Conn receives master’s degree in environmental law and policy

MARQUETTE - Christopher R. Conn graduated with his master's degree in environmental law and policy from the Vermont Law School on May 16.He graduated with honors - summa cum laude.Conn has a bachelor of science degree in environmental policy from Michigan State University.Conn is employed by ...

Look before you leap when starting a business

By Marc MoganMany people dream about starting a business, but it's a big step that requires serious planning and preparation. Additionally, venturing out on your own can have major implications on your financial situation. Those who decide to walk away from the security of a steady job to the ...

Safety milestone reached by We Energies employees

IRON MOUNTAIN - Current and former metering employees of the Iron Mountain and Land O' Lakes, Wis. We Energies service centers recently celebrated reaching a safety milestone of 50 years without any lost-time injuries.The event was attended by Joan Shafer, senior vice president of customer ...

IM Farmer’s Market planned Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN - The next Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market will be Saturday June 13.The market will run from June through mid October every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.The Market is located across from the Dickinson County Library. The market is managed Nancy Schaub together ...

Dohl joins RE/MAX North team

IRON RIVER - RE/MAX North Country has announced the addition of Jeff Dohl to its staff of realtors.Dohl has been a realtor sales agent/broker since 2002, but has been involved in putting buyers and sellers together all his life.After moving to Iron County with his wife almost 25 years ago, he ...

DeGrand receives TORCH Award

ESCANABA - Vicki DeGrand has been recognized for her work at Bay College with the quarterly TORCH Award, college officials announced."Vicki is the advancement specialist at Bay College. She has been a dedicated employee since the time she began in her position. Her position in the College ...