Predators thank area businesses for snack support

Bouquets and Barbs


From Denise Lind-Bruemmer, Niagara, Wis., Northern Elite parent council member:

The Northern Elite Predators Football Team recently ran its second-annual Snack Drive. The team consists of a co-op of three schools, Niagara, Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine and Goodman-Armstrong Creek. They meet in Pembine to practice together. The travel time, on top of practice time, leads the athletes to return home from their school day in time for a late supper.

That’s where the snack comes in — every day after practice a healthy, high-protein snack is available for them. They would like to thank the following community-minded businesses for their donations for the 2019 season: SGI-Specialty Granules, First National Bank & Trust, Blagec Brothers, MJ Electric, Timber Products of Iron Mountain, Back in Balance Chiropractor and Wellness, Armstrong Creek Bison, Jacobs Funeral Home, Great Lakes Fresh Market, Tadych’s Family Market and Wild Rivers Reality.

Tour de Dickinson event again a great success


From Bob Werner, vice president of Dickinson Trail Network:

The 13th annual Tour de Dickinson Family Bike Ride on Aug. 17, sponsored by the Dickinson Trail Network, was another great success. With about 40 volunteers, more than 300 participants, the community and the sponsors, it would not have been possible.

We would like to thank you, our sponsors this year. They include: First Bank, CCI Systems, Dickinson Area Community Foundation, Boss Snowplow, Dickinson County Hospital Foundation, Northern Eye Care Associates, Fulks Orthodontics, M.J. Electric LLC, Pro-Tech Lube Center, Dr. Sara and Gino Venditti, Systems Control, MI-Wi Family Practice Associates, First National Bank & Trust, Tech Solutions Inc., Tourism Association of the Dickinson County Area, Advanta Print, Range Bank, Midwest Mini Storage & Movers, The John Fornetti Center, Carey Contracting and Norway Dental.

In addition to our monetary sponsors, with the help of our in-kind sponsors, the Tour de Dickinson Bike Ride would not be possible. They are: GoGo Squeeze, The Drug Store, Advanta Print, Bink’s Coca-Cola, Norway Springs, U.P. Propane, Tadych’s Family Market, Super One Foods, City Sales, Kiwanis Ski Club, UP Sport & Spoke, Moose Jackson Café, Pasty Oven, Fred Jump, Dickinson County Road Commission, Xcell Graphix, Superior Bagels, Iron Mountain Police Department, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, Hometowne Lumber, Results Broadcasting, Sovereign Communications, The Daily News, The Norway Current and The Advertiser.

Appreciate the help with Breen Center pasty sales


From Sue Bjorkman, Kingsford:

I would like to give an extra-large thank-you bouquet to all the volunteers at the Breen Community Center in Kingsford, especially the ones who made pasties over the past year. Each month, September through May, excluding December, I have had the privilege of working with a superfantastic group of people on the third Thursdays, sometimes Fridays, and Saturdays of these months in doing the pasty making. They range in age from high school to 80s. It is incredible how they work together, like a well-oiled machine.

Another “thank-you” goes out to all the people in the community who have helped to support us in this endeavor by ordering and buying the pasties. The funds raised go to help finance the running of the Breen Center. I believe this local center is a great service to our community. Many people come to the center for meals, social interaction and various activities.

I would also like to thank various businesses in the area who have helped us in purchasing our supplies: Tadych’s Family Market; Monette’s IGA; Cloots and Swanson Wholesale and Walmart. Some of our volunteers are employed by Boss Snowplow and have earned money for the center from this local company by volunteering hours. Thank you, Boss Snowplow, for your financial support and also donating other items.

I am looking forward to another year of making pasties at the Breen Center, with a great bunch of volunteers. If you would like to join us or like to order pasties, please call the Breen Center at 906-774-5110.

Our first pasty sale for the season will be Sept. 21, so orders are needed by Monday, Sept. 16 We make beef and potato pasties, with or without rutabagas that are $5 each.

Thanks again to all people involved in making the Breen Center pasty sales a success!