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LaFave to have office hours

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, will offer December office hours for residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. The schedule for Friday is: — 11 a.m. to noon at the Menominee County Library, 319 Railroad St. in Stephenson. — 2 to 3 p.m. at Dickinson ...

Book report art

Students in Colleen Driscoll’s Kingsford High School English 9 classes do quarterly book reports. One option for reporting on the book includes art. Nolan Pipp, left, and Levi Fiorucci show the large fish Pipp made as part of his report on Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel, “The Old Man ...

Smith to attend HOBY Leadership Conference

KINGSFORD — Marli Smith, a sophomore at Kingsford High School, has been selected by her teachers to attend the HOBY Youth Leadership Conference at Albion College in Albion, Mich. Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop the global community of youth and volunteers to a ...

Math test top scorers

Sophomore Gabe Celello and freshman Riane Faas recently competed in the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition, Part I, at Iron Mountain High School. Among 18 students who took this test at IMHS, Celello and Fass had the top scores and are now qualified to take Part II of the exam later this month.

IMHS scholarship check distribution schedule listed

IRON MOUNTAIN — All current scholarship recipients of Iron Mountain High School are required to secure their scholarship checks from Mel Laydon in the high school office. Returning recipients must bring a current college grade transcript with their name, credits earned and GPA for ...

Ice skating show Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Figure Skating Club will have its Christmas Holiday Ice Show starting at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain View Ice Arena in Iron Mountain. Cost to be admitted to the show is a canned or boxed non-perishable food item the club will donate to local food ...

County asked to back DCHS loan

IRON MOUNTAIN — A decision will be made soon whether county taxpayers will potentially be on the hook to keep Dickinson County Healthcare System in business. The county board was asked Thursday to back a $7 million line of credit for DCHS until a long-term loan can be secured through the ...

DCHS makes trustee appointments

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kim Van Osdol, a bank executive who recently moved to Loretto, has been selected to fill a vacancy on the Dickinson County Healthcare System Board of Trustees. Van Osdol was one of six candidates interviewed following the resignation of Brock Wallis, said Board Chairman ...

Researchers share lessons from humongous fungus

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — It was discovered nearly three decades ago. At the time, it was thought to be heavier than a blue whale, bigger than 23 football fields and more than 1,500 years old. The news of its discovery appeared in almost all the major media outlets and even made David ...

18 days until Christmas

The home of Nick Sorenson and Misty Bollone at 707 Kimberly Ave. in Iron Mountain shines for the holidays.

Census: Wisconsin incomes rise, poverty down

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Household income in most Wisconsin counties has risen in recent years, while the percentage of residents in poverty has declined, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures that also show a digital divide between rich and poor residents. The figures released Thursday ...

GOP tries to hamstring incoming attorneys general

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren’t stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They’re also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. The moves underscore how ...

L’Anse man killed in crash

BARAGA TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old L’Anse man died Thursday morning in the two-vehicle collision in Baraga Township, according to the Baraga County Sheriff’s Department. Lisa Zasadnyj, 37, of L’Anse was struck head-on by James Turiff on U.S. Highway 41, north of Menge Creek Road in ...

Norway students collect donations for food pantry

NORWAY — The Norway High School Key Club Can Drive 2018 has come to an end with a record year of donations, collecting more than 5,000 items. All items collected were donated to the local Food Pantry in Norway. There were competitions in the elementary, middle school, and high school to ...

Officials hope to redevelop Henry Ford mills

DETROIT (AP) — County officials in southeastern Michigan want to redevelop historic Henry Ford mills to create a more vibrant parks system. Wayne County officials hope the project along the Middle Rouge River will bring more visitors into Hines Park, which features hiking trails, pocket ...

Parent meeting at Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — There will be a senior parent meeting regarding the local scholarship program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the Iron Mountain High School Media Center. If you cannot attend, feel free to call the high school at 906-779-2610 ext. 4318 to set up an appointment with the ...

Michigan GOP strips power from Dem officeholders

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control Michigan's Legislature voted Wednesday to advance a measure that strips campaign-finance oversight power from the Democratic secretary of state-elect, and they moved to give lawmakers authority to stand up for GOP-backed laws if they think the ...

IM, Kingsford water ‘safe’ in toxin tests

IRON MOUNTAIN — Toxic chemicals have been detected in drinking water in both Iron Mountain and Kingsford but well within federal Environment Protection Agency safety standards. Michigan is testing statewide for chemicals known as PFAS, which stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. ...

Ishpeming man dies from crash injuries

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 21-year-old Ishpeming man has died from injuries sustained in a two-car collision Sunday night on M-95 in Sagola Township, authorities said Thursday. A southbound vehicle driven by a 66-year-old Channing man crossed the center line and collided with a northbound vehicle ...

Investigation shows contaminants flowing into Michigan waterways

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan businesses are discharging large amounts of chemical contaminants into the state’s waterways every day, according to a newspaper investigation. State officials began testing 93 treatment plants in February through an Industrial Pretreatment Program to examine ...