Saying thanks for supporting events in region

Bouquets and Barbs


From Mike Stec, chief of the Goodman Fire Department:

The members of the Goodman Fire Dept would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the businesses, organizations and individuals who donated prizes, money and volunteered their time to help make our annual Fourth of July fundraiser a success. We also would like to thank all of the people who attended and patronized our event. With all your help, $11,000 was raised to help equip our dept. Thank you all for your support.


From Dorris Cornwell, Crystal Falls Lions Club:

The weather was perfect for a weekend outside spending time with family and friends at Runkle Lake Park for the annual Bass Festival.

The Lions Club organizes this annual event to raise funds for the work they do in our community. All proceeds go to helping our neighbors who are in need.

None of this could be brought to the community without the generous support of the local businesses that sponsored this year’s festival. The Lions Club would like to thank Northern Interstate Bank, Lake Shore Systems, Aspirus, WPPI, Minerick Logging, Sagola Hardwoods, Dr. Eric Kushion, Tall Pines, CoVantage Credit Union, Re/Max Realty, Tinti Law Office, Lud Stoor Agency, Wild Rivers Realty, Northern Concrete, Shamco, Nylund’s, Andrew Davis, Alpha Brewing Co., First National Bank of Iron Mountain, Crystal Fresh Market and Crystal Falls Pharmacy. We hope the community will support them by keeping business local and thanking them for their continued support of community activities such as the Bass Festival.

We thank all that came out to support our community and Lions Club. We look forward to the 2020 Bass Festival fun.


From Sharon Eaton, Alpha:

The Alpha Historic Museum thanks everyone for their continued support of the museum’s efforts to preserve Alpha-Mastodon area history and their First National Bank building. Whether by contributing financially, sharing knowledge or just offering encouraging kind words, it is all appreciated.

When in Alpha, stop and enjoy the newly installed bench outside the museum, courtesy of the Simbob twins family and friends in their memory.


From Cris Hamlin and the board of the Jake Menghini Museum, Norway:

Thank you. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank everyone who made our annual “Music on the Farm” a huge success.

On Tuesday, July 16, more than 200 people attended the wonderful concert at the Jake Menghini Museum. Thank you for coming. The Norway City Band put on a wonderful concert to accompany our ice cream sundaes — thank you for sharing your talent. Four volunteers picked and donated fresh strawberries that had been picked at Pellegrini Farms of Vulcan — thank you. We thank the volunteers who set up and took down chairs, the high school students who passed out gift certificates to the attending military veterans and informational handouts, the men who directed the parking of cars and a special thank you to Ron and Jacki Menghini for donating the proceeds of their sales of “Matilda’s Ear’s” elephant ears sold that night to the museum.

A big thank-you to the local media. Without you publicizing our event, we truly would not have had so much success.

Without the support of everyone, there would be no Jake Menghini Museum. See you in July 2020.

Staff who help run school camps make summer fun


From Debbie Cavalieri, Iron Mountain:

This is a shout-out to all of the ladies in the office of the community schools. They are a gem for the Iron Mountain-Kingsford communities that most don’t even realize are there, let alone utilize.

I’m referring to the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools summer programs — they have little camps, run by our local high school students — in the particular sport that they were standouts in.

They not only make it really fun, but the children are able to gain some valuable information. At the end of the summer camps, the ladies organized all the T-ball teams and pitching machine teams into an extravaganza under the lights at Larry Barkle Field, with a concession stand, P.A., and the excitement of the big league. I know how excited my own grandchildren were to play in the “major league!” After the games, each and every player was called out on the field for a medal and a nice, refreshing popsicle.

These ladies not only helped to give our area children an enjoyable learning summer, but they created many unforgettable memories.