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Forest Park benefits from ‘Project Healthy Schools’

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park School District recently received two grants. A grant from the Dickinson-Iron Health Department is part of “Project Healthy Schools,” a University of Michigan program with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. The funds were used to purchase ...

Dabb awarded Brown Memorial Scholarship

NIAGARA, Wis. — Hannah Dabb is the 19th recipient of Niagara High School’s Richard “Dick” Brown Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the family and friends of the late Dick Brown, a 1960 graduate of Niagara High School. Brown ...

Flower power

Meira and Danielle Flemming plant flowers outside a rental home the Flemmings own on West B Street in Iron Mountain. The weather is expected to turn hot late this week, with temperatures reaching near and into the 90s Thursday, Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service ...

IM school officer millage to go on ballot

IRON MOUNTAIN — A millage to fund a police officer in Iron Mountain Public Schools will go to city voters Nov. 5 under ballot language approved by the city council Monday. The five-year proposal calls for an annual levy up to 0.55 mills, or 55 cents per per $1,000 of taxable value. The city ...

Norway council clarifies dumpster rules

QUINNESEC — The Norway City Council on Monday amended its garbage ordinance to clarify dumpster and compost site use is for residents, not commercial entities. The new ordinance was first proposed June 17, with a second reading July 1. It will go into effect July 30. No citizens appeared ...

Marquette County official explains hopes for spaceport

ESCANABA — Participants in a Delta County joint governmental roundtable discussion heard about efforts to potentially bring a spaceport to the Upper Peninsula from Marquette County Administrator Scott Erbisch Monday morning. During the roundtable, Erbisch spoke about his county’s ...

The DayDreamers at Music in the Park

Norway — Norway Music in the Park continues their 2019 summer series at the Norway Band Shell on Thursday with another group new to the popular summer concert series. The DayDreamers will entertain area music fans for this week’s concert. The DayDreamers are Jackie Bowers, Nicklas ...

Diabetes swim event planned on Teal Lake

NEGAUNEE — The 16th annual Swim Teal Lake for Diabetes comes to the shores of Teal Lake in Negaunee Saturday, July 27. The long swim ends at Al Quaal Beach in Ishpeming. Events include: — the Short and Sweet (1/2 mile) swim is open to all ages and takes off at 8:30 a.m. — the ...

Raptor center to host event

HARVEY — The Chocolay Raptor Center will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, July 27, at 146 Lakewood Lane in Harvey. At 3 p.m. there will be an education program with birds on the glove. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. The Chocolay Raptor Center ...

Task force considers options for saving Lake Superior reef

LAKE LINDEN (AP) — A government task force is considering three ways to deal with mining waste rock that threatens to smother a natural reef in Lake Superior off the Keweenaw Peninsula. The Buffalo Reef Task Force has scheduled a public meeting for July 31 in Lake Linden to discuss the ...

Immunization clinics planned

Florence, Wis. — Florence County Health Department immunization clinics will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hillcrest/NWTC building in Aurora; and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the health department, located in the courthouse in Florence. Please call the Health Department at 715-528-4837 to ...

Dairy princess paroled

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin dairy princess convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend’s fiancee in a case featured in a made-for-TV movie is about to be released from prison. The Wisconsin Parole Commission has granted release for Lori Esker, who is now 50. WSAW-TV reports ...

Changing hands after a century

QUINNESEC — After 99 years, Nepper’s Body Shop in Quinnesec has closed — but its bay doors will rise again July 22 when AutoMoxie opens for business. Chris Summerfield, 32, of Iron Mountain, bought the building June 28 from brothers and long-time partners Steve and Ron Nepper. The ...

Two killed in separate Marinette County crashes

MARINETTE, Wis. — Separate motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle crashes claimed two lives in Marinette County on Saturday. Scott Rupert, 64, of rural Marinette was killed when his motorcycle collided with a deer just before 7 p.m. on Perch Lake Road just west of Russ Mainik Road in the town ...

Rock fight: Local man in dispute over glowing stones

BRIMLEY, Mich. (AP) — Two Upper Peninsula men are in conflict over selling recently discovered glowing rocks. Erik Rintamaki is credited with finding the sodalite-rich syenite rocks in 2017 on a Lake Superior beach near Brimley. He chose to name the fluorescent rocks ...

Drowning reported in Menominee River on Sunday

MENOMINEE — Few details were available on a reported drowning Sunday in the Menominee River near Faithorn. A man drowned about 11:30 a.m., according to emergency radio dispatches. The Menominee County Sheriff’s Department, Faithorn Fire Department, Nadeau Fire Department, Mellon Fire ...

UP legislators support commercial fishing plan

MARQUETTE — Four state lawmakers in the region have come out in favor of a plan to expand commercial fishing. The bipartisan plan would modernize the state’s commercial fishing regulations while allowing more diversification of the commercial fish catch, they said. House Bill 4790 by ...

Stuck to run for Congress

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — State Rep. Amanda Stuck says she is running for the U.S. House in northeastern Wisconsin’s 8th District. Stuck said Sunday she is running “because Washington isn’t working for Wisconsin families.” The Appleton Democrat has served in the Wisconsin Assembly since ...

Orchestra played to celebrate Iron Mountain bank’s new era

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 44th installment of Menominee Range Memories, a series of articles by William J. Cummings, Menominee Range Historical Foundation historian, now available on the Dickinson County Library’s website, is titled “Downtown Iron Mountain – 221-233 South Stephenson ...

Torch Lake council to host statewide meeting in Houghton

HOUGHTON — The Torch Lake Public Action Council will host a statewide Public Advisory Council meeting in Houghton on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sessions are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until noon both days at Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center in Room 202. In ...