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Conquering the heat

Jace Cavalieri of Castlerock, Colo., cools down by dumping a bucket of water over his head on a slide at West Lake in Spread Eagle, Wis. Cavalieri is in town visiting his grandparents, Deanna and Dave Draves, for the summer. Thursday’s high temperature was 89 degrees. Highs in the 90s are ...

COVID-19 cases rise; Iron medical facility employee tests positive

The number of new COVID-19 positives took a significant jump Thursday, both locally and throughout the region. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department posted two new cases in Dickinson County, bringing its total to eight, plus a new case in Iron County. The Iron County Medical Care ...

Stay home for Fourth of July, Wisconsin health officials say

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —Wisconsin health officials urged people Thursday to spend the Fourth of July weekend at home as coronavirus infections surge in the state. The number of confirmed cases per day in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 on Thursday. The infection ...

Logging Expo canceled for 2020

ESCANABA — Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s announcement that the U.P. State Fair has been canceled for 2020, another major event in Delta County has been officially called off for this year: the Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo. The expo — one of the forest products ...

Caution advised in Dickinson-Iron

KINGSFORD — A limit of 50 people for indoor gatherings — and 250 for outdoor gatherings — has been established under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department reminds residents. The health agency has been ...

UP snakes — harmless and beneficial

A reader recently suggested a column be devoted to snakes in the region. “I watch the pine snakes and garter snakes who live in and under my little greenhouse patrolling my garden and am glad they are there to eat mice, slugs and insects. But every week I see another person — usually a ...

Cooks shooting victim dies of injuries

COOKS — A Cooks man who was shot June 17 died of his injuries Sunday. The accused shooter remains behind bars. In a press release issued by the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post Wednesday, the victim was identified as Douglas Orr, 55, of Cooks. The shooting that ultimately resulted ...

Hermansville parade Saturday

HERMANSVILLE — An Independence Day parade will start at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Hermansville, after the Music in the Park event at Hermansville Park. Line up will start at about 7 p.m. at the corner of IXL Drive and First Street. Those who plan to participate in the parade should ...

Norway band concert Saturday

NORWAY — The Norway City Band will kick off its 139th consecutive season with its Fourth of July concert at the band shell next to City Hall. The band, under direction of Ed McBroom, will feature “Stars and Stripes Forever,” by John Philip Sousa; “Armed Forces on Parade,” an ...

No Daily News on Fourth of July

The Daily News will not publish a newspaper Saturday due to the Fourth of July holiday. Items that normally appear in the Weekend edition, such as the color comics, are included in today’s newspaper. No Daily News staff will be in the office Saturday. Monday will have a newspaper as ...

Out to Lunch concert

From left, Jennifer Vassar, Jennifer Vornkahl, Finn Ryan, Gail Vornkahl and George Vornkahl enjoy music by Safe Sax featuring Michael Prusinsky at the Out to Lunch concert Thursday in downtown Iron Mountain.

Norway fireworks on Saturday

NORWAY — The city of Norway will shoot fireworks at dusk Saturday, not tonight, off Norway Hill. The city band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the band shell downtown. The fireworks show in Iron Mountain will start at dusk Saturday, off Millie Hill on Iron Mountain’s east side. ...

Niagara Lions Club awards scholarships

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Club awarded a total of $2,000 in scholarships to four graduating Niagara High School seniors during the recent virtual commencement program. Those receiving the $500 scholarships were Brady Steinbrecher, the Dwayne and Joyce Smith Memorial Lions ...

Marsicek to lead 2nd Weather Wing Group

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Col. Michael A. Marsicek, U.S. Air Force, on June 24 assumed command of the 2nd Weather Group, 557th Weather Wing, at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Marsicek, a native and former resident of Wilson, is the son of Charles and Lucille Marsicek. Promoted to ...

Fireworks donation

The Laborers Union-Local 1329, located in Iron Mountain and consisting of 800 members, donated $1,000 to the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 50 for the Iron Mountain fireworks display. Fireworks chairman Mike Laydon, second from left, accepts the check from Tony Alessandrini, Geno ...

License renewal dates extended

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed Senate Bills 876-878, which codify her previous executive orders, further extending the renewal dates for driver’s licenses, CDLs, state ID cards and vehicle registrations. Those with driver's licenses or vehicle registrations expiring after ...

Breitung Township minutes posted

QUINNESEC — Breitung Township Board meeting minutes for June 8 have been posted at the Breitung Township Hall in Quinnesec or are available online at www.breitungtwp.org.

Getting fired up: Fireworks vendors see area sales skyrocket

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — With many community fireworks displays canceled due to COVID-19, residents are looking to their local firework stands to supply the spark for their holiday celebration. Nate Lammy, manager of Spread Eagle Fireworks lat 553 U.S. 2 in Spread Eagle, said sales have been ...

Handful of new virus cases in the region

A scattering of new COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday across the region, according to data sites in Michigan and Wisconsin. Marquette, Delta, Chippewa and Alger counties in the Upper Peninsula each had a new positive added to the tally, as did Wisconsin’s Iron County. For the U.P., ...

Some communities still plan to put on Fourth of July show

For those looking to take in a municipal fireworks show or other Fourth of July festivities in the region — — In Niagara, Wis., Tim Potterville will offer a display at dusk Friday from Heights Park, in place of the fireworks usually associated with the Niagara Lions Club picnic. — In ...