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KHS student honors

September Advanced Placement students of the month at Kingsford High School are, from left, Emily Blazier, literature; Logan Smith, history; Luke Sturm, calculus; Austin Asselin, computer science principles; and Melanie Wenzel, chemistry. Industrial Arts students of the month for September ...

‘Free the Textbooks’ rally Wednesday at Bay

ESCANABA — Bay College will hold its fourth annual “Free the Textbooks OER Rally” on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Eastern time in the Student Success Center (the “HUB”) on the Escanaba campus, and 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Central time in the lower commons area at Bay West in ...

UW System President Cross plans to retire

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced Friday he is retiring after more than five years on the job and more than 40 years in higher education. Cross, 71, said he will formally step down after a search committee finds his replacement. That process ...

Seeing off the state Christmas tree

Representatives from the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association, the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget were joined Thursday morning by students and staff from Iron Mountain, Breitung Township and North Dickinson County ...

Details released on fatal crash

MENOMINEE — A Faithorn man was killed Monday in a three-vehicle collision with entrapment and ejection in Holmes Township, according to a release from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the crash at 1:36 p.m. after a 19-year-old Stephenson man ran a stop sign at ...

DCHS officials optimistic

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System is showing a 2019 operating profit of nearly $1.7 million entering the fourth quarter, only a year after appearing on the edge of bankruptcy. Dennis Smith, DCHS restructuring officer, said the hospital anticipates more success in physician ...

Whitmer wants more Michigan workers eligible for OT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Thursday to make more Michigan workers eligible for overtime pay, saying her administration would write new labor rules to benefit up to 200,000 people. The Democrat’s announcement in Detroit came a month after the Trump administration ...

Kingsford man gets year in jail after third OWI

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man convicted of driving under the influence will spend a year in jail. Lony Reimer, 43, was sentenced Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court for operating while intoxicated, third offense, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Reimer was ...

One injured in Kingsford collision

KINGSFORD — One driver was injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision that rolled an SUV at the corner of Westwood Avenue and Pyle Drive. The crash happened about 2:15 p.m. when a westbound driver failed to yield the right of way and struck a northbound vehicle, rolling it onto ...

Holiday beautification

Niagara City Alderman Lynn Burke spearheaded a project recently — calling it “Main Street Makeover.” The intention is to provide seasonal decorations to welcome visitors and provide beautification along Niagara’s main street. They are hoping that they can get continued support from ...

Prison for not reporting new address as sex offender

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Felch Township man who failed to register a new address as a sex offender will spend a minimum of two years in prison. Thomas Pikey Jr., 43, was sentenced Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court for failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registration Act, second ...

100-year-old veteran honored for guarding national monument

DETROIT (AP) — A 100-year-old World War II veteran from Michigan has finally been honored for guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Jack Eaton is the oldest living sentinel of the monument, which he protected from January 1938 to December 1939. Eaton viewed his plaque for the first ...

Domestic relations mediator training offered in Marquette

MARQUETTE — This Michigan State Court Administrative office-approved domestic relations mediator training program is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to serve as mediators in facilitating the resolution of both family and community disputes. Training will be held 8 a.m. ...

Haunted Lab, bake sale at Bay

ESCANABA — Bay College’s EMT and Paramedics Club announces its annual Haunted Lab and Bake Sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday in room 2021 at M-TEC, 2000 N. 30th St. in Escanaba. All are welcome to attend. The event is free. They will also have baked goods for sale as a ...

In the service — Kastin Anderson

The United States Army has announced the three-year enlistment of Kastin Anderson of Iron Mountain. He is the son of Leighann and Bradley Anderson of Iron Mountain and a 2019 graduate of Kingsford High School. He has selected the job of cargo specialist and will attend basic combat training at ...

Candy Corn count contest at Niagara Library

NIAGARA, Wis. — The public is invited to stop by the Niagara Public Library and enter the “How-Many-Candy-Corns” contest to win a prize. Submit one entry per visit through Tuesday. The winner to be announced Wednesday, National Candy Corn Day. They’ll also have candy corn books, ...

Full slate of Halloween events in area kicks off this weekend

IRON MOUNTAIN — Children of all ages will have plenty of opportunity to get good use of their Halloween costumes this year. Many local churches and organizations have planned a full slate of Halloween festivities. Events such as haunted houses and “trunk-or-treating” begin tonight and ...

DNR confirms two more cougar photos

MARQUETTE — Two more photos of cougars have been confirmed in recent weeks in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reports. The trail camera photos were taken in northern Delta County on Sept. 18 and in southern Marquette County on Oct. 6. The two sites are ...

US 2 resurfacing near Vulcan to end Friday

VULCAN — Lane closures on U.S. 2 in the Vulcan area will be lifted Friday as a resurfacing project wraps up in Dickinson County. Eastbound and westbound U.S. 2 has had intermittent lane closures from Vulcan to the Dickinson-Menominee county line since August while crews milled and ...

One injured in rollover crash in Kingsford

KINGSFORD — One driver was injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision that rolled an SUV at the corner of Westwood Avenue and Pyle Drive. The crash happened about 2:15 p.m. when a westbound driver failed to yield the right of way and struck a northbound vehicle, rolling it onto ...