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Youth livestock auction Friday

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Youth Market Livestock Council and radio station WIKB-FM will conduct a Virtual Livestock Auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The auction can be heard on WIKB-FM 99.1 or viewed online on live video feeds on WIKB’s and ICYMLC’s Facebook pages. Bidding can be done safely from home or elsewhere.

To participate, potential buyers must register before the auction with Sally Hedtke by calling or texting to 906-367-1931 or emailing to shedtke@sbcglobal.net to receive a bidder number and bidding information.

Purchased animals will go directly to the processor; cut sheets will be provided after auction.

The auction will offer 15 pigs, two lambs and one steer, all high-quality, locally raised animals. The sale supports the hard work area youth put into raising the animals. A club hog also will be sold with proceeds benefitting the Mantsch family of Iron River and daughter, Preslie, a 3-year-old diagnosed with leukemia in April.

The auction is sponsored by the Iron Range County Farm Bureau.

For more information, contact Shawn Fischer, ICYMLC president, at 906-221-5904.

A GoFundMe effort has been set up to contribute to Preslie Mantsch’s treatment at https://www.gofundme.com/f/x97met-preslie-mantsch.

CoVantage Credit Union also has an account named, “Preslie’s Fund,” or checks can be made out to Nikki and Tom Mantsch and mailed to 725 W. Ice Lake Road, Iron River, MI 49935.

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