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Insurance costs may increase at Florence schools

February 18, 2015 By MARGUERITE LANTHIER Staff Writer FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence School Board learned at the meeting this week that the district is facing an 8-12 percent increase in insurance costs next year. more »»

Three days until ski jumps

February 17, 2015 Fans enjoy the Pine Mountain Ski Jumping tournament in 1946. Note the number of spectator vehicles lined along Pine Mountain Road. more »»

IM meth defendant sentenced to prison

February 17, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man who produced methamphetamine in the presence of his seven-month-old child, who later tested positive for the drug, will be spending the next seven years in prison. more »»

Florence school district explores fab lab

February 17, 2015 FLORENCE, Wis. more »»

Positive input on YMCA plans

February 17, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain City Council heard positive public input about a request from the YMCA to purchase city-owned property west of the current building. more »»

Pets lost in blaze in Ironwood

February 17, 2015 IRONWOOD — Four pets perished in a structure fire in Ironwood Sunday night. The fire started at about 7:54 p.m. at a residence located at 206 Southwest Stree. more »»

Norway changing utility billing

February 17, 2015 NORWAY — Norway’s utility billing system will soon be seeing some upgrades in software and customer bill printing and mailing. more »»

Road funding opponent launches campaign

February 17, 2015 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A fight over a May ballot proposal on road funding in Michigan is coming to the airwaves. more »»

Chopper testing at Sawyer

February 17, 2015 FORSYTH TOWNSHIP (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Selected for honors choirs

February 17, 2015 Four students from Holy Spirit Catholic School in Norway were selected after auditioning to participate in the national Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) honors choirs. more »»

IM spelling champs

February 17, 2015 Winners of the Iron Mountain District Spelling Bees have been announced. These winners will move on to compete in the Regional Spelling Bees which will be held on Thursday, Feb. more »»

UPEC supports 11 diverse K-12 aenvironmental education projects

February 17, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) recently awarded 11 environmental education grants totaling $4,000. more »»

Beekeeping workshops in Ontonagon

February 17, 2015 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Michigan State University Extension is once again teaming up with Les McBean, owner of White Birch Apiary in Bruce Crossing, to offer two Backyard Beekeeping Workshops. more »»

LSSU’s Escanaba Regional Center announces scholarship

February 17, 2015 SAULT STE MARIE — Beginning in the Spring 2015 semester, LSSU will offer a scholarship for those attending classes through the LSSU Escanaba Regional Center at Bay College. more »»

Program helps people pay for MMAP

February 17, 2015 ESCANABA — The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is available to help people pay their Medicare Part B premiu. more »»

Great Eight Games

February 16, 2015 Savannah Vassar, first photo, of Florence, Wis., lights the Great Eight Winter Games torch during opening ceremonies at Kingsford Middle School. more »»

Community support for YMCA plans

February 16, 2015 By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN – The Iron Mountain City Council was looking for any concerns the public might have about a request from the YMCA to purchase city-owned property west of... more »»

Arctic chill the rest of the week

February 16, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — Meteorologists have forecasted cold temperatures and little chance of snow in the Upper Peninsula for the coming week. more »»

Iron River selected for Main Street Associate Level program

February 16, 2015 IRON RIVER — The city of Iron River, along with 11 other Michigan communities, has been selected to take part in the Michigan Main Street Associate Level program. more »»

DNR helping forest industry

February 16, 2015 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources hopes to help the state’s forest products industry grow to $20 million annually, the DNR’s Forest Health Highlights report says. more »»



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