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Tourism conference May 27 in Escanaba

ESCANABA - The 2015 Uppertunities Tourism Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 27, and now is the time for Upper Peninsula regional business owners to register themselves and their employees for this event.This one-day conference, designed for both tourism and non-tourism businesses, will ...

Johnson receives award from WSU

IRON RIVER - Former Iron River resident Paul W. Johnson was the recipient of the 2015 Academic Award from Wayne State University in Detroit.Johnson is the graduate and certification officer at Wayne State, where he was been employed at for 10 years.Prior to taking that position, Johnson was ...

Day named new BPM mill manager

PESHTIGO, Wis. - Ryan Day as its new paper mill manager at Badger Paper Mills (BPM), according to a company announcement.He will oversee all aspects of the paper manufacturing process of the mill's paper machines.During his career at BPM, he served as process engineer, technical manager and ...

Financial checklist for your 60s

By Marc MoganOutside of your 20s, your 60s may be one of the decades in which you face the most significant lifestyle and financial changes so it's normal to experience mixed emotions about money and retirement. You've either reached the traditional retirement age or are almost there and may ...

Nominations sought for NWTC Alumni Award of the Year

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.Nominees must have graduated from NWTC, and will be considered based on their professional accomplishments, community service, and contribution ...

Verso Corp.’s Quinnesec mill earns state Prosperity Award

LANSING - Upper Peninsula hiring and employment successes were among those celebrated recently by the Michigan Works! Association at its second annual Prosperity Awards.Michigan Works! The Job Force Board worked with Verso Corp., one of the local honorees, to identify and hire qualified ...

Grant monies available to assist emergency responder

GREEN BAY, Wis - The Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation is again offering area fire departments and emergency responders up to a $2,000 grant for needed equipment and training.The Foundation is encouraging all emergency responder agencies to apply for the "Safety-It's Worth the Energy" ...

Strutz receives specialist’s degree from LPL program

IRON MOUNTAIN - Heidi Strutz, client service specialist at McCash Investment Management in Iron Mountain, has received the specialist's degree from AdminU.Curriculum for this intensive continuing education program emphasizes client service, office efficiency and the use of advanced technology, ...

Polich joins RE/MAX North Country as a new associate

IRON RIVER - Sharon Polich has joined the team of associates at RE/MAX North Country. She is well-known to the area as a top producing real estate agent.First licensed in 2002 in both Michigan and Wisconsin as an agent, Polich has since received additional education and designations. In ...

MTU listed in guide of ‘green’ institutions

HOUHGTON - Michigan Technological University is listed in the Princeton Review's 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges.The new guide to "the most environmentally responsible" colleges recognizes institutions with exceptional commitments to sustainability, based on their academic offerings, career ...

Lowry named new medical director of cancer center

MARQUETTE - Dr. Philip Andrew Lowry has been named the new medical director for the U.P. Health System Cancer Center.The announcement was made by Ed Banos, CEO of the U.P. Health System.Dr. Lowry comes to the Upper Peninsula from Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa., where he was chief medical ...

Documentary shown on May 7

MARINETTE, WIS. - The Price of Sand, a one-hour documentary on the true cost of frac sand mining by Minnesota filmmaker Jim Tittle, will be shown on the UW-Marinette campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, in room M-117 of the main building.The free film will be introduced by Patricia Popple, who ...

Occupational therapists recognized at Dickinson Rehabilitation Services

IRON MOUNTAIN - April is Occupational Therapy Month and this is a specialty within the Dickinson Rehabilitation Services Department at Dickinson Memorial Hospital."Occupational therapy plays an integral role in this multi-disciplinary department. Therapists work closely with professionals in ...

Templin joins Hanson Realty in the Iron Mountain office

IRON MOUNTAIN - Hanson Realty Inc, located at 945 Oslo Ave. in Iron Mountain and N17488 U.S. 141 in Beecher Wis., has added Terri Templin to its Michigan office.Although new to Michigan real estate, Templin has served as a Wisconsin agent, working out of the Beecher office, and now brings her ...

Greenway Books planning grand opening at new IM location Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN -- Greenway Books will hold a grand opening at its new downtown Iron Mountain location on Friday, May 1.The store is relocating from River Avenue in Iron Mountain to 527 S. Stephenson Ave., the same block as the Iron Mountain City Hall is located between A and B streets.The grand ...

Meet and greet for farmers, food buyers May 14

IRON RIVER - A Western U.P. Farmer/Buyer Meet and Greet for local farmers and food buyers will be held on Thursday, May 14, at the Windsor Center, 612 W. Adams St. in Iron River.The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the Bearded Apple Cooperative, the Western U.P. ...

Boosting the tax benefits of charitable giving

By Marc MoganFrom a tax standpoint, not all charitable gifts are created equal. A tax-efficient giving strategy can help you maximize the impact of your donations to your favorite charities and take advantage of tax savings.If you are age 70? or older, you may have an opportunity to make ...