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War Veteran’s Scholarship

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Dickinson County War Veterans Scholarship Association has announced the presentation of a $450 scholarship to Katrina Townsend of North Dickinson High School. Townsend will be attending Bay College in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing. The War Vet’s Scholarship was established in 1968 ...

Kingsford awards copier bid

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KINGSFORD — Cooper Office Equipment has been awarded a bid of $3,538 to provide a new digital photo copier/printer/scanner, replacing a 13-year-old unit at Kingsford City Hall. The only other bid received by the city council came from Office Planning Group at $3,999. In other action this ...

Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs could get life in prison

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A Wisconsin man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held for 88 days. Jake Patterson, 21, was scheduled to be ...

VA to host presentation on Community Care Program

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IRON MOUNTAIN - The Veterans Administration will be implementing the new VA Community Care Program on June 6, which is part of the VA MISSION Act signed by President Donald Trump in 2018. To help explain the new program, which includes a new urgent care benefit, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical ...

No injuries in IM accident

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IRON MOUNTAIN — No injuries were reported after a three-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of North Stephenson Avenue and Industrial Park Drive in Iron Mountain. The Iron Mountain Fire Department responded to the crash at about 7:31 a.m. Firefighters cleaned debris and ...

Reunions add to Honor Flight emotions

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ESCANABA — Honor flights are jam-packed with special moments and highlights. Mission 16 was no different Wednesday as 77 Upper Peninsula veterans spent the day in Washington D.C. visiting numerous monuments built for their service to this country. A rare Wednesday performance by the ...

Vietnam veterans share memories

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ESCANABA — Casey Maki of Wattoon had more than his share of excitement during his stint in Vietnam. He was a machine door gunner on a Huey helicopter, and twice was shot down but was never wounded while serving with the Army in 1967-68. Once, while on auto-rotor following gun shot ...

Saying goodbye in Kingsford

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Olivia Allen, above, leads the Kingsford High School Class of 2019 through the halls at Woodland Elementary School on Wednesday morning. The annual event is a chance for the young students to congratulate the seniors and a chance for seniors to inspire the youngest learners.

Two face meth charges in Dickinson County

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Two men arrested after a traffic stop on drug-related charges were arraigned Monday in Dickinson County District Court. Shane Smith, 21, of Iron Mountain and Jacob Fendley, 22, of Elkhart, Ind., were stopped Sunday evening when officers from the Dickinson County ...

Florence eyes K-9 acquisition

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Sheriff’s Office has an opportunity to acquire a dog specially training to assist law enforcement. “We are seeking donations to help fund and establish a new K-9 unit for Florence County,” said Sheriff Dan Miller. “Let’s all work on this ...

Bingo winners drawn for April

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for April are: Cindy Steele of Kingsford, $150 blackout; Lydia Roe of Quinnesec, $100 for letter N bingo; Betty Dahlgren of Iron Mountain, $75 for two or more bingo; and Geraldine Mindok of Sagola, $25 for a single bingo.

ISD show winners

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The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District Technical Education Graphic Communications end of the year show took place May 10-16 at the ISD’s Tech Center. Six categories were featured, with the top three designs in each category chosen by juror Ryan Frates, an artist, designer, and ...

Students of semester

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The Dickinson-Iron Technical Education Center has announced outstanding students for the second semester. The instructor from each program at the center picks one student to receive this honor. Students are chosen based on quality of work, work ethic, leadership and teamwork skills, overall ...

Wisconsin DNR board disallows bear hounds in new zone

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bear hunters won’t be able to use hounds in central Wisconsin under changes the Department of Natural Resources board made to the agency’s bear management plan Wednesday after opponents called the practice a blight on the state. The revisions mark the first updates ...

Climbing the mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Ready to tackle the stairs at Giant Pine Mountain? The Rotary Club of Iron Mountain will provide the opportunity this summer with a new, one-of-a-kind event at the venue. The Pine Mountain 500 King of the Mountain event offers a gradual 2.5-mile walk/run downhill before ...

Sexual assault charge dismissed in 1976 double murder

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MARINETTE, Wis. — A Marinette County judge has dropped a first-degree sexual assault charge against a man accused of killing two people in 1976. Marinette County Circuit Judge James Morrison on Monday dismissed the charge with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled against Raymand ...

Prison for Kingsford man on drug charges

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man will spend at least 2 1/2 years in prison after being convicted on multiple drug counts, including dealing heroin. Errol Kelly Jr., 33, was sentenced in Dickinson County Circuit Court to 30 months in prison on three counts of the delivery or manufacture of a ...

Work to start on US 8 bridge

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NORWAY — The U.S. 8 bridge south of Norway will be closed for repairs and a detour will be in place beginning Tuesday, lasting for several months, the Michigan Department of Transportation said. MDOT and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are investing about $2.4 million to replace ...

Daily News to close early Friday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Offices of The Daily News will close at 4 p.m. Friday for the Memorial Day weekend. The circulation department will accept delivery calls until 5:30 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The newspaper will publish its regular weekend edition Saturday as well as a ...