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Forest Park waiting for county’s check By Peter Nocerini CRYSTAL FALLS—It’s hard to wait for money when you’ve got bills that need to be paid. That’s true whether you’re an average person, a local business or a school district. The Forest Park schools are hoping their wait will be over very soon. As discussed during the Sept. 23 School Board meeting, Forest Park is waiting for a payment of about $130,000 from the county’s delinquent tax revolving fund. Routinely, the county

Youngsters make apple cider

As part of the K-1 apple harvesting curriculum, students at Stambaugh Elementary School experienced the art of making apple cider on Sept. 27. Kindergartener Savannah Carpenter drops her two apples into the press to begin the first part of the process: crushing the apples.

It’s pumpkin time in Alpha ALPHA—The Porter School Market Place kicks off the autumn season this Saturday with the first of two pumpkin fests. On Oct. 5, there will be pumpkin décor ideas, pumpkin recipes and samples. Craft fair vendors will be selling autumn items. There will be apple cider and pumpkin coffee. You can get your picture taken with whimsical scarecrows in the pumpkin patch and throughout the halls of the historic Porter School. Pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and straw bales will be available to purchase. Door prizes will include hand-decorated autumn pumpkins and gourd. The Porter School Library will host story-time with Mary Ellen at 10 a.m. The doors to

Backroom Used Books will be open throughout Pumpkin Fest. The weekly farmers market will be also be taking place. The second Pumpkin Fest will take place on Oct. 26 for Haunted Alpha. Porter School will be having trick-or-treating, games and pumpkin prizes for kids from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Alpha Senior Center will have a haunted house from 4 to 10 p.m. The Circle Café will be hosting a Halloween Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. Live music will be performed. Refreshments will be provided by the Alpha Mastodon Fire Department. “Make Alpha a stop on your autumn tour,” said an organizer, “it’s a great place to pick out traditional and unique harvest pumpkins.”

IRON RIVER—The West Iron County Fire Department will sponsor an open house in observance of Fire Prevention Week on Monday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Iron County Fire Hall, 641 Ninth Ave. All kids and adults are

welcome. Rides on the fire trucks will be available and kids can spray water from a fire hose, weather permitting. Fire extinguisher classes will be at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes, snacks and refreshments. Iron Range Firefighters Association will have their red “support our troops” T-shirts Continued on page 5

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reimburses local school districts for taxes that are not paid during the summer tax collection. The county pays school districts the full amount due from its delinquent tax revolving fund and then waits for property owners to pay up over the ensuing months and even years. The revolving fund payments are made once all the municipalities have filed their reports. This year, however, everything has been delayed because some of the local

Pups get blessed at St. Mark’s

Peggy Padilla, a priest at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Crystal Falls, blesses Bear, a springerchow mix, during the animal blessing ceremony on Sept. 29. Bear’s owner is Warren Maki. The church has been offering the service to the community since 2004 in support of the Northwoods Animal Shelter. Donations for the shelter were accepted before and after the ceremony.

New FPHS science lab nearly ready By Peter Nocerini CRYSTAL FALLS—This fall, Forest Park High School students are seeing some of the benefits of the bond proposal approved by voters last year. Before long, high school students will be using a new science lab built over the summer. Work is not quite complete. The contractor is still working on a few final items before the district signs off on the project. Science teacher Jen Toivonen was still unpacking equipment during a recent visit, but the new lab is nearly ready to go and will soon be busy with students learning first-hand about chemistry and physics. The new lab was a priority item for the bonding proposal, approved by voters in Auguse 2012. Forest Park lost its old high school science lab a few years ago when school officials closed the old high school wing and moved all high school classes into the elementary building.

Forest Park High School’s roomy new science lab has windows to the science classroom next door, allowing the teacher to supervise both rooms. That meant the high The new lab has 16 lab allowing more students to see school classes could only stations and can accommodate what is happening. “There are some cool use the elementary science up to 32 students “and it’s still lab—not a good fit, literally. comfortable,” Toivonen said. experiments,” Toivonen said, After the bond vote passed, There is also a teacher station. “where they’ll be watching me school officials immediately “I think it’s state of the art and do something that produces flames and fumes.” started planning to convert high quality,” The science lab is next an elementary classroom into “All the surfaces are acida full-size science lab. They proof and burn-proof,” she door to the high school science studied labs at other districts said, “so they will last for ages.” classroom, and windows as they decided what they The flooring is rubberized and have been installed, allowing wanted. low maintenance—great for a teachers and students to look science room, since the floor from one room to the other. It means students can go won’t get all marked up. Each lab station is complete from one room to the other as with its own cabinets, sinks the work on their lab notes, faucets and gas jets. Each also with the teacher able to observe has grounded power outlets both rooms. The lab also has new and data ports for computers, and they can also use wireless mass balances (scales) that access. An interactive are accurate to two decimal whiteboard will be installed places, not one, meaning more precise results. soon. Besides chemistry, the lab No chemistry lab is complete without a “fume will also be used for physics hut,” where experiments classes, with rods at every that give off gases can be station, Toivonen said, “So you performed. Forest Park’s fume will be able to do pendulums, Dodge Isaacson, Andrew Taylor and Carson Ness (left to hut has an exhaust that carries swinging mass labs.” Physics right) test the temperature of water from one of the faucets the fumes away safely. It has is offered every other year— Continued on page 5 glass walls on three sides, in Forest Park’s new science lab.

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reports are late. Until they are all in, the delinquent tax payment to Forest Park (as well as West Iron County and the ISD) is on hold. “That makes the cashflow difficult,” said Superintendent Becky Waters, “because our first state aid payment doesn’t come until October.” Waters said this is the latest the delinquent tax payments have been held. The wait may be nearly over. Waters told the board she heard from accountant Diane Continued on page 5

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Kindergarters learn to make apple cider at school Photos by Nikki Mitchell

Pictured, from left, are Vicki Baldini, Ishpeming; Frances Voyce, Ironwood; and JoAnn Seppi, Kingsford, who display some of the quilts that will be in the auction at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp’s Fall Fest Oct. 5. As Brett Hookkansen takes his turn at making cider, Tyrone Havens (left) and Dawhite Barnes wait patiently for their turn to crush apples at Stambaugh Elementary on Sept. 27. Every year, the kindergarteners and first graders experience making apple cider as part of the apple harvesting curriculum.

Fortune Lake Fall Fest this Saturday CRYSTAL FALLS—Area quilters and crafters will be showcased Saturday, Oct. 5 at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp’s Fall Fest. Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with a hearty buffet brunch served in the camp dining hall, a country market of home-baked breads and pies and quilt viewing in the chapel/auditorium. The quilt and fine art auction begins at 11 a.m. Juried quilts, wall hangings, woodcraft, artwork, jewelry and baskets are among the auction

items. A variety of other handmade items and crafts may be purchased separately or through a “draffle” format. Optional activities during the auction will include games, face and pumpkin painting for children, and pontoon cruises to view the fall colors on Fortune Lake. This annual fundraiser benefits Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, a camping and retreat facility owned by the 82 congregations of the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangeli-

cal Lutheran Church in America and several other Lutheran churches. Pastor Tracy Polzin, camp director, says, “It’s a win-win situatio.! Quilters, crafters, artists, and bakers donate their work; shoppers get to purchase amazing, one-of-a kind items, and proceeds support an important ministry.” Located three miles west of Crystal Falls on U.S. 2, Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp has been serving people of all faiths and all ages for 83 years.

Dillon Gill watches as the machine crushes his apples when he turns the wheel.

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Community Life...

October happenings at the Benefit to Crystal Falls Senior Center be held for CRYSTAL FALLS—The Crys- the Raunio Cribbage Tournatal Falls Senior Center has sev- ment. The Crystal Falls Senior Jami Barnes eral activities taking place dur- Center is located at 601 Maring the month of October. On Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. there will be a luncheon and a Card Party. Do you like to play Cribbage, Smear, or May I? Come to the Senior Center and share the fun playing these great card games. Flu season is just around the corner! Flu shots will be available at the center on Wednesday, Oct. 9 The cost of the flu shot is $25, unless a Medicare Card is shown, so it can be billed to Medicare. Call the Crystal Fall Senior Center and set up an appointment. After the flu shots, dinner will be offered and will include pork chops with mushrooms, baked potato, squash, fruit, a salad bar and apple pie. Bingo will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 at noon. This is a pot-luck luncheon so bring your specialty and share it with your friends and neighbors. After Pot-Luck play the all time favorite game of Bingo. On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m., the Crystal Falls Senior Center will have their Annual Raunio Cribbage Tournament. There will be prizes and a meal. Please call the Crystal Falls Senior Center at 875-6709 to make an appointment for your flu shot and to reserve a spot for


VFW Post 2891 sets Oct. 12 smear tourney

CRYSTAL FALLS—The Crystal Falls VFW Post 2891 will be sponsoring a four-point smear tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Clubrooms on Superior Ave. Refreshments will be served and cash prizes awarded. Currently, seven games are planned. The tournament is open to members and guests and sign up is required. Anyone without a partner is still urged to call and the post may be able to find a partner to those that still wish to participate. To register, call 906-2842366 and leave a name and phone number. The smear tournament is a fund raiser to help defray costs of the VFW programs, improvements and other veteran needs. During the afternoon the Post will feature 50-50, raffle and door prizes. There will be music and karaoke with Traveling Times karaoke following the tournament.

Monroe Crossing

Crystal Theatre Monroe Crossing performs Sunday CRYSTAL FALLS—Worldclass bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing will appear in concert at Crystal Theatre this Sunday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “the father of bluegrass,” Monroe Crossing blends classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals into a dazzling program that make the group audience favorites across the United States and Canada. Recipient of numerous awards, Monroe Crossing is the only bluegrass band ever nominated as the Minnesota Music Academy “Artist of the

Year.” In 2007, the group was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Advanced tickets for the concert may be purchased for $20 ($15 for seniors) at Ben Franklin’s in Crystal Falls, Central Arts and Gifts and the Iron County Chamber Office in Iron River, Steamin’ Joe’s in Florence, and The Music Tree in Iron Mountain. Tickets may also be purchased online at or by phoning 906367-4072. Admission at the door is $25 for adults, $5 for ages 5-18 and free for children under 5.

Thank You

I would like to thank my relatives and friends for the lovely flowers, cards and phone calls during my recent stay at the Iron County Medicare and my recuperation at home. Also for the wonderful care I received there. R11 10/2

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Insight Into Eyesight


Macular degeneration is a disease in which retina damage causes a loss of visual acuity in the center of the eye, called the macula. AMD is a major cause of blindness in the elderly, and currently affects about 11 million Americans. National Eye Institute experts believe that number will double by 2050. About 12 years ago, the National Eye Institute began funding studies to look at how diet and dietary supplements affect the progression of the disease. One study showed a 25 percent decreased risk of AMD when study participants took vitamin C, beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A), vitamin E, zinc, and copper. However, studies have shown an association between beta-carotene consumption and the development of lung cancer in current or former smokers. Lutein, not associated with increased risk for lung cancer, taken with zeaxanthin is at least as effective and may be better than beta-carotene. Like beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin can be converted to vitamin A in humans and can collect at the retina, where they probably limit chemical damage caused by light. Lutein is found in foods like egg yolk and animal fat deposits. Zeaxanthin in found in some berries, corn, and paprika.

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CRYSTAL FALLS—A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held for Jami Barnes on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Chippewa in Crystal Falls from 1 to p.m.-7 p.m. Barnes currently lives in Gwinn but is from the Crystal Falls area. She is a 25 year old mother of two who has been battling thyroid cancer for the last two years. Barnes recently has had to go to Ann Arbor for more intensive surgeries and treatments and was told that the cancer cells have spread and she may have to deal with issues lifelong. There will be raffle items as well as a bake sale. All money raised will help defray medical costs.

IRON RIVER—First Baptist Church of Iron River invites all children from pre-K to 12th grade to attend its Awana program, which starts Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. Awana runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for super-

IRON RIVER--On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Iron County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. at the West Iron District Library in the J. Patrick White Conference Room. “Honoring Deceased Classmates” will be the topic at the meeting. Many people are many years away from high school graduation and have attended reunions of our class. At these reunions, may ask about deceased classmates. Do you ever wonder what the lives of those classmates were like? Where they ended up living? What kind of jobs did they have? Who were the loved ones

these people left behind? Why did they die? Rosemary LaRoux and Dale Safford have both worked on compiling visual memories of their deceased classmates using genealogical research methods. While you may not know the specific individuals, seeing tributes that are made to them would be interesting as well as helpful in giving ideas for writing tributes to your own deceased family members. Meetings are open to all individuals and are held monthly at the library. For more information, go to

IRON RIVER—The American Legion Stambaugh Post 21 will be hosting the Michigan Legion College program Friday, Oct. 4. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9. Local American Legion members, American Legion Auxiliary members and Sons of the American Legion members from all posts are encouraged to attend. The post is located at 212 Washington Ave., Iron River. Michigan Legion College is a seven-hour course to familiarize members in the programs, traditions and processes of the American Legion. Americanism, Boys State, Student Trooper, Oratorical and other scholarship programs will be discussed in depth. Understanding the founding four pillars of the American Legion and classes of how posts can increase membership and outreach to their communities will be covered. There is no cost to attend; walk-ins are welcome, the public is welcome to stop in for more information and learn about the great things the American Legion does in their community.

Register to attend at www. for purposes of providing lunch to the attendees. For more information or to register, call the Michigan American Legion headquarters at 517-371-4720, extension 16.

Caspian police grant

The Caspian-Gaastra Police Authority recently received a $1,000 grant from the Enbridge Energy Co. through its Safe Community Program. The money will be used to purchase an on-the-body audio and visual camera for the department. Presenting the check to Chief Terry Post is Rich Smith, electrical technician in the Superior Region for Enbridge. (submitted photo)

First Baptist Awana program begins Oct. 2 vised games in the gym. Awana is a non-denominational organization offering programs for children and teenagers from pre-K through high school. Awana is a Biblecentered children’s and youth ministry. Its goal is to equip churches to reach kids and their families with the Gospel of Christ.

Awana can be found in more than 12,000 churches, 114 plus countries and six continents around the world. More than one million youth attend Awana each year. For further information, contact Awana Commander Al Smith at 265-4334 or email

IRON RIVER— The Presbyterian PW Auxiliary will host a pasta event on Oct. 24 at the Presbyterian Church in Iron River, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. to help cover mailing costs of the boxes for Operation Christmas Child-Shoe Box Project. Chef Herb Green will be preparing the spaghetti sauce. Salad, Italian bread, bars, coffee, tea and lemonade are the menu. Dinner is $7 for adults and take-outs, $3.50 for children under 12. Filled boxes can be brought to the pasta event. A dinner will send a box on its way. Operation Christmas ChildShoe Box Project, sponsored by Samaritans Purse, is an annual Christmas project sending gifts to needy children all over the world.

The shoe boxes are for boys and girls, ages 2-5, 6-9, and 10-14. They can be filled with health supplies including soap, combs and oral care supplies, school supplies including pencils and sharpeners, notebooks, color crayons, ruler, makers and glue sticks, and hard candy, gum or small toys, Glass, sharp or pointed, toy guns or cookies are not allowed. A check for $7 is requested to cover mailing. “I have always felt this is the best way to say ‘Merry Christmas’ with the rest of the world,” said Marilyn Budzak For more information or kits to show to groups about the project, call 265-2258. Shoe boxes are available at the side entrance of the church or at the Bike Shop.

Genealogical group will meet Thursday PW Auxiliary plans for spaghetti dinner

Legion College program scheduled for Oct. 4

Diabetes Support Group

IRON RIVER—The Diabetes Support Group will meet on Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at the West Iron District Library. Kaitlyn Wood, Ferris State pharmacy graduate student, will discuss different types of insulin and the ways to use them. Anyone with diabetes or that has family/friends with diabetes is welcome to come. If Questions about support group meetings or diabetes education can be directed to the Diabetes Clinic of NorthStar Health System at 265-2153.

Correction The Caspian City Com-

mission story in our Sept. 25 said the city’s general fund balance, according to the city audit, was $522. That figure should have been $522,000. The Reporter regrets the error.

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Cancer Support Group will meet Oct. 2 at NHS IRON RIVER—NorthStar Health System (NHS) Cancer Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at the hospital. The next meeting is on Oct. 2 beginning at 6 p.m. NHS offers the support group to enhance the health and well-being of its patients, their families and the community, said a spokesperson. “Day-to-day life situations can be hard to handle alone, particularly with a diagnosis of cancer,” said a spokesperson. “Attending a support group provides hope, encouragement and strength from others who are also dealing with facing the diagnosis, making the treatment journey, learning to reclaim their life after treatment and promoting cancer

awareness.” A support group, she said, is a safe place to discuss the cancer patient’s situation and his or her feelings. “Perhaps, of more benefit, is that you may pick up some coping skills, learn how to minimize the impact of stress and side effects, and improve your physical and emotional health. “Our group offers you the opportunity to ask questions, tell your story, or just listen to how others in the group have resolved their problems,” said the spokesperson. The support group is free of charge. For more information, contact Jackie Wiegand at 265-0433 at NorthStar Health System.

Rubber stamping group meets IRON RIVER—The local group of rubber stamp/scrap artists will meet at the West Iron District Library in the J. Patrick White Conference Room on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. Master Stamper Victoria Poulos will be the demonstrator. Please bring the following

items if you have them: 12-by12-inch piece of patterned paper, ribbon to match, Score Pal, bone folder, scissors, paper cutter and adhesive. Other interested people are encouraged to attend and bring projects they are currently working on. Newcomers are welcome.

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From the Reporter files

Remember when… Ten years ago (2003): Congratulations to Becky (Gibula) and Trevor Tagel of Sheboygan, Wis. on the birth of Trenton Jamerance on Oct. 1 at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital. The Iron County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Yooper Land Realty Co. to welcome new owner Jeff Dohl into the business community. Rick Hiltonen is the owner of Buzzcuts Hairshop located at 416 Washington in Iron River. Photo: A chilly Forest Park homecoming court gathered around the king and queen, P.J. Hendricks and Marci Valesano. Twenty-five years ago (1988): Congratulations to Claire and Michael Rigodanzo on the birth of Joseph Charles on Oct. 10. Grandparents are Eileen and Charles Warner of Staten Island, N.Y., and Nina and Ozzie Ridodanzo of Stambaugh. Dan O’Brien and his brother Ron are the owners of D&R Radiator and Small Engine Repair at 417 Maple St., Iron River. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A.

Brusseau of Bates-Amasa Road were honored on their 50th anniversary recently with a family dinner at Losey’s Landing. Photo: Renowned wood carver Mike Taetsch of Iron River Township received his highest honor at the North American Championship in Livonia, finishing fourth among 568 entries. Fifty years ago (1963): Little Dane Shovald celebrated his second birthday with a party at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aldo Tarsi. His guests included, Craig Tarsi, Bob and Terri Shovald, Cheryl and Mike Ridolphi, Scott Coates, Dee Anna Sloat, Glenn, Terry and Cathy Miatech, Brad Tomassucci, Paula Masuga, and Dane’s brother Mark. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Masuga of Caspian are the parents of a daughter, Julie Ann, born Oct. 8 at Stambaugh General Hospital. She joins a sister, Paula Frances. Mary Pat Kreski was elected president of the newly organized 7-Up Girls, a 4-H knitting and clothing club.

From the Diamond Drill files

Out of the past... 1913: Herman Gundlach had a crew of men at work excavating the basement of the new city hall. There are about 2,000 yards of earth to be moved…. Some thief stole two hind tires of the Ford car of Lewie Clemowitz one night early this week. When it gets so that tires are taken from machines standing in their garages, we are coming to a mighty strange pass in this town. For sale: Small sorrel mare – quiet and kind, suitable for use of women or children. Phone Pentoga, one long and one short ring. 50 years ago: Free movies at the Aldo. PTA approved, Matinee every Saturday 1:30pm Super Valu ad: Ham 39c per pound The Crystal Falls Trojans, smarting from two successive loses, vented their wrath on the underdog L’Anse Hornets last Friday and returned from the fringe of the Copper County with a 39-0 entry in the winning column. 25 years ago: A $23,000 check was turned over to the Forest Park Board of Education by the band boosters last Monday evening representing the results of an ongoing new band

uniform fund-raising effort that received enthusiastic support from individuals, organizations and businesses from the local area… Bruno’s Service, operated by Bruno Krajewski and his son, Keane, was recognized for their faith in the area by the Iron County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. The Krajewskis added a complete muffler and brake service and the new addition in the right rear will accommodate the growing demand for their services. Headline: Searching for U.P. Diamonds – A recent article by the Associated Press show the search for diamonds in the Upper Peninsula with much of this activity centered in the Crystal Falls area. Open House at Museum is Musical Hit – Northern Michigan University artists were part of the Timberland Chambers Players program at the Harbour House Museum. Harbour House Museum volunteers are available to help people find information on family members or general information from articles published in The Diamond Drill (editions from the late 1800s to late 1900s). Contact the museum at info@ Have you voted on our Online Poll? This past week’s poll: Blossom Street in Iron River has been closed off. What do you feel the solution should be? Repave it -- 47.4% Gravel -- 31.6% Abandon -- 15.8% Do nothing -- 5.3%

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Readers Viewpoint... The Reporter welcomes letters on topics of local interest to our readers. All letters should include the full name of the writer, street address, city and telephone number. Letters over 300 words are subject to editing for length, accuracy and clarity, and will be published only as space allows. Anonymous letters, photocopies, letters to third parties and letters to other publications will not be considered. Letters from one individual will be limited to two per month. The use of any material is at the discretion of the Reporter, which reserves the right to edit them to avoid obscenity or libel. Letters espousing personal political or religious doctrine will not be published.

Street problems getting ignored

To the editor: As a concerned citizen of Iron River, I would like to discuss our city streets. We went to the September city meeting and the city council stated there was no money in the city budget for major repairs of the streets. They stated there was money for minor repairs only. This would not be a major concern if the majority of the streets didn’t have problems. What’s going to happen when the minor repairs turn to major? More closing of city streets? The middle of Blossom Street has been closed at this time, due to major repairs and no money in the city budget. How many more of our streets are going to need more major repairs? What then? -s- Rose Latvala Iron River

Eagle eye on city workers

To the editor: During the summer a number of us in Iron River observed two of the DPW (Department of Poor Workers) in their work. Are the taxpayers aware that these two poor workers leave to take a break at 9:05 a.m. for their 9:30 a.m. break as required by union contract? The workers return to the worksite at 10:45 a.m. Note this is a paid 15 minute break that stretches out to be approximately 95 minutes. Lunch break stretches out to yet another 95 minute break. The afternoon is to end at 3 p.m., but they return to the DPW building at 2:30 p.m. The average workday for these DPW workers are approximately 5.45 hours of gainful employment. That is calculated to be 27.25 hours for a 40 hour workweek. Now the City Administration is threatening to close parts of streets and alleyways and diminish the number of street lights by 50 percent, every other street light to be turned


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A Prayer St. Jude’s Novena May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless pray for us.

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off, thus saving the city money. The city can save money by hiring DPW workers that actually work. Fiscal mismanagement has been a big part of the City of Iron River Administration. --Two brand new DPW trucks purchased in 2012. --A brand new police cruiser purchased in 2013, the sale of the old police cruiser for less than $1,500 for a vehicle with less than 140,000 miles. --The City Administration knew in 2012 of financial challenges yet went ahead with the expensive purchases fully knowing that other cuts may be necessary. The City of Iron River Administration is fiscally irresponsible and incompetent. The City of Iron River taxpayer should be asking for the resignations of the entire City Council, the Mayor and the City Manager. The problems in the City of Iron River, City Hall and DPW are a reflection of inadequate administration to run a city. -s- Paul Joseph Van Minsel Iron River

No ‘free lunch’ for health care

To the editor: Recently in an article of the Detroit Free Press, columnist Brian Dickerson stated that the era of self-reliance and individuals was over and that the state of Michigan needed to expand Medicaid to 2,000,000 people, almost one quarter of the state’s population. Mr. Dickerson stated that it should be required of all taxpayers and


Legal Notice NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS LAW OFFICE IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE: Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by JANET K. ROHDE, a/k/a Janet Rohde, original mortgagor (s), to Mortgagee, CoVantage Credit Union, dated July 19, 2006, and recorded on July 20, 2006 in Liber 466 of Records, Pages 199 through 212, Iron County Michigan Register of Deeds Office, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Twenty-Two Thousand, One Hundred Sixth-Six and 12/100 ($22,166.12) Dollars, including interest at 6.875% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the East door of the Courthouse, 2 South Sixth Street, Crystal Falls, Michigan 49920 at 10:00 a.m. on October 11, 2013. Said premises are situated in the City of Iron River, county of Iron and State of Michigan and described as: Lots 1 and 2, Block 4, Plat of Sheridan Addition to the Village (now City) of Iron River, according to the recorded plat thereof. The redemption period shall be six (6) months from the date of sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be thirty (30) days from the date of such sale. In the event the property is sold at foreclosure sale, Mortgagor(s) will be held liable to the Purchaser of the property for damaging the property during the redemption period. LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN J. TINTI Dated: 9-4-13 By: Hannah L. Goodman (P74697) Attorney for Mortgagee, CoVantage Credit Union P.O. Box 98 Crystal Falls, MI 49920 (906) 875-7451 R14 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2

those with health insurance to pay for those who do not have health insurance. Especially what Mr. Dickerson called the roughly 300,000 who abuse and take advantage of the system. There was also a gentleman who wrote to the Iron Mountain Daily News recently, and stated he thought there were too many spaghetti fund-raisers to cover medical costs. This person believed it was better for Republicans to stop objecting and to support the goal of Americans paying 55 percent or more in taxes for free health care like in Europe. The gentleman went on to state it was better to live under a king or queen and pay

high taxes for free healthcare. Both these articles are worrisome. This country was founded on the principles of individual freedoms and liberty. It is un-American to be forced to give up freedom, income and things we work hard for just to be granted so called free benefits by a monarch or dictator. No amount of free health care or free anything is worth giving up our God-given freedoms and rights for. Besides nothing in life is free. Someone, somewhere, someday will have to pay all these so called free benefits. -s- Don Wolf Iron River Township

De Temps Antan in Three Lakes Oct. 3 THREE LAKES, Wis.—The Three Lakes School/Community Arts Association is bringing De Temps Antan to the Three Lakes High School auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past together since 2003. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. Each is an accomplished

Legal Notice NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS LAW OFFICE IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE: Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by BARBARA CHERUBINI, f/k/a Barbara Harrington, f/k/a Barbara Ann Harrington, and BRIAN CHERUBINI, original mortgagor (s), to Mortgagee, CoVantage Credit Union, dated November 25, 2008, and recorded on December 1, 2008 in Liber 526 of Records, Page 399 through 415, Iron County Michigan Register of Deeds Office, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Thirty-Nine Thousand, Eight Hundred Sixty-Six and 31/100 ($39,866.31) Dollars, including interest at 4.750% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the East door of the Courthouse, 2 South Sixth Street, Crystal Falls, Michigan 49920 at 10:00 a.m. on October 11, 2013. Said premises are situated in the City of Crystal Falls, County of Iron and State of Michigan and described as: Lot 131 and the East 71.5 feet EXCEPT the North 20 feet thereof, of Lot 137, J.B. Schwartz First Addition to the Village (now City) of Crystal Falls, according to the recorded plat thereof. The redemption period shall be six (6) months from the date of sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be thirty (30) days from the date of such sale. In the event the property is sold at foreclosure sale, Mortgagor(s) will be held liable to the Purchaser of the property for damaging the property during the redemption period. LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN J. TINTI Dated: 9-4-13 By: Hannah L. Goodman (P74697) Attorney for Mortgagee, CoVantage Credit Union P.O. Box 98 Crystal Falls, MI 49920 (906) 875-7451 R10 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2

musician in his own right. Brunet has toured more than 15 countries over the course of 10 years and won top honors at the Grand Masters Fiddling Competition (an event showcasing more than twenty violinists from across Canada). Tickets are $20 per adult, and children under 18 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the BMO/Harris Banks in Rhinelander, Three Lakes and Eagle River or at the door the evening of the performance.

Legal Notice NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS LAW OFFICE IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. MORTGAGE SALE: Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by FRANK LEE STEBBINS, original mortgagor, to Mortgagee, CoVantage Credit Union, f/k/a Eagle Country Federal Credit Union if applicable), dated August 27, 2002, and recorded on August 28, 2002 in Liber 342 of Mortgages, Pages 1 through 8, Iron County, Michigan Register of Deeds Office, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Thirty-five Thousand, Four Hundred Fifty and 98/100 ($35,450.98) Dollars, including interest at 6% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the East door of the Courthouse, 2 South Sixth Street, Crystal Falls, Michigan 49920 at 10:00 a.m. on October 25, 2013. Said premises are situated in the Township of Hematite, County of Iron and State of Michigan and described as: All that part of the SE¼ of the SE¼, Section 5, Township 44 North, Range 33 West, described as: Commencing at a point of intersection of the East right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 141 and the North line of said SE¼ of the SE¼; thence East on and along the said North line 275 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South and parallel with the East boundary of said SE¼ of the SE¼ 125 feet; thence East and parallel with the North boundary of said SE¼ of the SE¼ 250 feet; thence North and parallel with the East boundary of said SE¼ of the SE¼ 125 feet, more or less, to a point on the North line of said SE¼ of the SE¼; thence West on and along the North line 250 feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The redemption period shall be six (6) months from the date of sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be the later of thirty (30) days from the date of such sale, or fifteen (15) days of the determination of abandonment. LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN J. TINTI Dated: 9/16/13 By: Steven J. Tinti (P36308) Attorney for Mortgagee, CoVantage Credit Union P.O. Box 98 Crystal Falls, MI 49920 (906) 875-7451 R01 9/25, 10/2, 10/ 9, 10/16

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Forest Park school board . . .

Samantha Dobson (in back), Bryanna Verhoven and Paige Johnson measure the phases of changing from solid to a liquid.

FP science lab . . . Continued from page 1 it’s all chemistry this year. Just off the new lab is a fully vented storage area with locked storage cases. Movable carts help the teacher quickly set up experiments.

Fire week programs . . . Continued from page 1 on sale during the event. The Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department will hold its fire prevention program at the West Iron County Schools on Wednesday, Oct. 9 (rain day is Oct. 10), beginning at 8:15 a.m. Caspian-Gaastra firefighters will be on hand to teach students how to prevent fires and what to do if there is a fire in their home. “We will be doing demonstrations, and give the students a hands-on feel of how to put out a fire in our doll house, donated by Home Builders Inc.,” said a spokesperson. The program will conclude with the annual coloring contest. Winners from each grade will be picked up and given a ride to school in our fire truck the following week. The Alpha-Mastodon Fire Department will be presenting programs for kindergarten through fifth grade students at the Forest Park Schools on Friday, Oct. 4.

A dishwasher for cleaning beakers and other glassware used during labs will be installed. A cabinet holds the safety glasses each student wears in the lab. “After each use,” said Toivonen, “they put their safety glasses away, and then the UV [ultraviolet] light sanitizes them.” The lab has a eyewash station and a shower—just in case. The lab is handicapaccessible. Closner Construction is the contractor for the project, with IDI of Marquette as the project manager. “We’re very pleased with the work Closner [Construction of Marquette] did,” said Superintendent Becky Waters. The new science lab is a big step forward for Forest Park. “This will give far more students the opportunity to be hands-on,” explained Principal Lisa Olson. “The elementary science lab did not have as many stations, and the stations were not big-kid size.” More importantly, she said, the students who go on to study science in college will be familiar and comfortable with being in a science lab. “If you are going on in the science field and chemistry,” Olson said, “you need to understand the labwork.” “The kids are very excited,” Toivonen said. “This will move them right into their college days—they will move into college feeling comfortable and confident.”

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Continued from page 1 Rostagno that the funds may be released around the end of September. Forest Park took out a tax anticipation loan last year, but it has not done so yet in 2013. • Rostagno appeared at the meeting to present the district’s annual audit for 2012-13. She reported that the district finished with a general fund balance of $136,000. That amount is short of the district’s target of 6 percent of expenses, equaling about one month of operating costs. The smaller fund balance still equals 13 days of operating costs, even though the fund equity went down by a little over $10,000 over the previous year. Property tax revenue has gone down because the district’s taxable value has declined. In all, total revenue from all sources was $3.85 million, down by $9,700 from last year. Rostagno noted that Forest Park transferred less money from the general fund to other funds ($142,000 vs. $80,000 the year before) during the 12-month period than it did the year before. That helped the general fund. Expenditures were right in line with budgeted amounts, she said. The sale of building and site bonds (approved by voters in 2012) raised $995,000 for the district. The capital outlay over the last 12 months was $276,000, with the largest part for computer equipment ($125,000). The first payment on the bonds’ principal is due in May 2014. • Waters reported that a food service line change “has been very positive for our students.” The “grab and go” system is being used for lunch and will be used for breakfast once needed equipment arrives. The lunch count, the superintendent added, “has increased tremendously, especially at the high school level” because the students now have another option. “My kindergarteners are starting to figure it out,” she said. • High school Principal Lisa Olson reported that this week will be Homecoming

INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 3-6 ~ Old Wardo’s Building ~ Downtown Iron River

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week. Wall Night, featuring decorated walls created by each high school class, is Oct. 2, with presentations at about 9 p.m. “Disney/Pixar” is this year’s theme. .• Board members approved the fourth grade class trip to Mackinac Island after hearing a presentation by some of the students, who read the proposal both individually and as a group. The trip will take place May 22 and 23. “This historic area,” said teachers Joan Horst and Kimberly Payne, “is considered a living classroom that aligns with our state’s social studies benchmarks.” The students will visit Fort Michilimackinac State Park (Mackinaw City), Fort Mackinac State Park (on the

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faucets are turned. Also, counter tops need to be replaced. District officials recently met with contractors about work that remains to be done. • The board is asking for bids for air conditioning for the multi-purpose room and the main district offices. “With the activities happening in this room in spring,” Nocerini said, “it’s almost a must that we have air conditioning. It really does get warm in there.” • The district still needs to hire a pre-K teacher by Oct. 1, Waters said. She was to interview a candidate downstate during a visit to a conference later that week, and the board authorized her to go ahead with the hire if the interview goes well. • A preliminary 2014-15 budget has been posted online at “It’s just a projected budget,” Waters said. “It’s not the most ideal situation.” The preliminary budget is required by state law. “I’d like to ask them to project what they’re going to give us,” commented one board member. Local districts have to wait until the Legislature passes a state budget (typically right at deadline) before they can plan for state aid. Also, the district’s annual report for 2012-13 has also been published at www., • The board passed a “best practices incentive resolution” for the state, which will provide an added $52 per student in state aid. Forest Park has to meet seven of eight criteria to get the added state aid, and Waters said the district meets all eight.

CGFD responds to accident CASPIAN—On Saturday, Sept. 28, at about 9 a.m., the Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department responded to a one car roll-over accident in Caspian on County Road 424 near Caspian Cut-Off Road According to Fire Chief Tony Tomasoski, a female driver from Caspian was heading from Gaastra on 424 when she struck a power pole. The vehicle went over the guardrail and came to rest on the embankment of the ATV trail. There were three occupants in the car. No information was available on their names or whether there were any injuries. The incident is under investigation. The Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department, NorthStar EMS,

Iron County Sheriff, Michigan State Police, Iron County Search and Rescue and U.P.

Power responded to the accident. Traffic was diverted for around two hours.

Sheriff’s office makes arrest for area thefts CRYSTAL FALLS—The Iron County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation into the theft of decorations from the Evergreen Cemetery in Crystal Falls. During the investigation Sheriff’s deputies uncovered evidence of theft from retail stores in the city of Iron River. On Sept. 13 Sheriff’s deputies arrested Carol Herbert, 60, from Crystal Falls

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Obituaries... Toni Mae Bertetto Woodie

BUTTERNUT, Wis.—Toni Mae Bertetto Woodie, 67, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Sun Valley Homes in Marinette. She was born on Aug. 1, 1946, daughter of Mayme and Tony Bertetto of Caspian. She graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1964 and received her Associate’s degree from Northern Michigan University. She is survived by two daughters, Toni (Mike) Spalding of Crivitz and Angie (Chris) Halverson of Westfield; a son, Brian (Karen) Woodie of Fall Creek; two sisters, Kathy (Thad) Piatkowski of Roswell, Ga. and Rosellen (Jack) Shamion of Iron River; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial services were held Sept. 16 at the Novitzke Funeral Home in Park Falls with Rev. Terry Wilson officiating.

Steven “Steve” Zorzin

CASPIAN—Steven “Steve” J. Zorzin, 57, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at his home. He was born July 6, 1956, in Stambaugh, the son of the late Joe and Norma (Anderson) Zorzin. He attended the West Iron County Schools, graduating with the Class of 1974. He served as an Altar Boy at St. Cecilia Catholic Church of Caspian for many years. Steve was the owner/operator of Anderson Service of Iron River. He belonged to a local pool league, and enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, and especially gardening. He also loved restoring vans. He was known for his warm smile and generosity. He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Zorzin and Kathleen (Randy) Thunander, both of Caspian, and Cheryl (Jerry) Lindahl of Iron River; and special friend, Judi Gursky. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ann Zorzin. Funeral services were held Sept. 29 at the First Presbyterian Church of Iron River with Pastor Dawn Treado Green officiating. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Steve Zorzin online at . Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River.

Robert Rahling

CRYSTAL FALLS—Robert R. Rahling, 91, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. He was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Waukegan, Ill., the only son of the late Chester and Della (nee Newman) Rahling. Robert married the former Lillian I. Jacobson in 1958. Moving to Milburg, the family lived on a 40 acre fruit farm for 13 years before moving back to Waukegan. Robert attended Waukegan High School for four years and then worked for Fansteel Corporation in the Ramet Division for over three years. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in late October of 1942 and served a total of 44 months and was honorably discharged in February of 1946. Following his war time military service Robert was employed with American Steel and Wire Company for a time and then worked for OMC Johnson Motors as a tool and die maker before retiring after 36 years. Living an active life he helped build a house for his parents. He organized a fleet of four combines and cut wheat from Texas to North Dakota and cut grain in Illinois. They then moved to Crystal Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 1988. Survivors include, his wife, Lillian Rahling, Crystal Falls; three sons, Robert Jr., David and John Rahling. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Chester Rahling. Graveside services will take place 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 11, at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls. The East Side Veterans Council will accord military rites. You may light a candle in remembrance of Robert, or leave a condolence for his family online at www. The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Robert’s Legacy of Life.

Jack DeMarino

CRYSTAL FALLS—Jack DeMarino, 77, passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. He was born on July 31, 1936, in Mansfield Twp., son of the late Louis and Emily (Boska) DeMarino. He enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged. Jack worked as truck driver for the Teamsters for many years. At Jack's request there will be no funeral services. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Louis DeMarino online at The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Graveside service

IRON RIVER—The cremains of Richard Kenneth Hall, (May 20, 1945-May 20, 2005) will be interred in the veteran’s section of the Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River. The burial will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Family and friends should go directly to the cemetery. Rev. Michael Woempner will officiate at the rites.


The Reporter will only accept obituaries sent from a funeral home. This policy protects the family of the deceased as well as the newspaper.

Dulcie Aho

CRYSTAL FALLS—Dulcie M. Aho, 75, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. She was born May 27, 1938, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Arvo and Lillian (Koivu) Hautala. Dulcie graduated from Crystal Falls High School in 1956 and was a lifelong resident of the area. She married Gerald “Jerry” Aho on June 7, 1958, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. She was employed for nearly 40 years at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, retiring in 1993. Dulcie was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls where she served on the altar guild. She was also a longtime member of the Iron County 4H. Dulcie enjoyed watching birds and animals, flower gardening and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Dulcie is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jerry; two daughters, Shellie Furmanski and Sally (Will) Ross, both of Crystal Falls; son, Bill (Jeanelle) Hautala of Crystal Falls; five grandchildren, Jenna, Ashley, Zach, Hannah and Toby; and several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, William Hautala; a nephew, Brian Hautala; and a sonin-law, Steve Furmanski. Visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls and will also be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Micheal Laakko will officiate. Burial will be in Hematite Township Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed to the family of Dulcie Aho online at The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the funeral arrangements.

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SALIDA, Colo.—Robert "Bob" Shovald, 73, died Sept. 26, 2013, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, surrounded by his family. He had been a resident of Columbine Manor Care Center for the past year. He was born Oct. 23, 1939, in Stambaugh, to Clyde and Margaret (Olson) Shovald and attended schools in Iron River, graduating from Iron River High School with the class of 1958. He worked in his family's TV business during the 1950s and 60s and later was an auto body man, beginning his career at Lindstrom's Ford Garage in Iron River, one of the oldest Ford dealerships in the nation. He was one of three generations in his family to work in that dealership. He married the former Arlene Mellstrom on June 20, 1959, in Iron River. They are the parents of four children, Robert Jr., Terri, Rick and Anne. They moved to Salida in 1979 and he worked as an auto body man at Salida Motors and later with his son, Rick, at Clyde's Auto Body. His parents, a brother, Jim and sister, Jeanne, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Arlene; sons Robert (Terri) Shovald, Coeur d’Alene, Ida., Richard "Rick" (Debbie) Shovald, Salida; daughters Terri Shovald (Scott Brooks), Frisco, Tex. and Anne Shovald, Frisco; daughter-in-law, Kendal Shovald, Colorado Springs; grandchildren Jon and Ben Shovald, Rick and Ashley Shovald, Coburn and Cramer Brooks; sister Lynn (Raymond) Coates, mother-in-law, Dorothy Mellstrom, sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Mike Brozak, sister-inlaw, Sally Shovald, all of Iron River, brother-in-law Lawrence (Jean) Mellstrom, his best friend, Cyril Granzella, many nieces, nephews and friends. At his request, there was immediate cremation and there will be no services. Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, Salida. Condolences may be sent to the family at 1124 D Street, Salida, Colo. 81201 or offered online at

Bonnie Cameron

CRYSTAL FALLS—Bonnie Kay Cameron, 53, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at her home, due to complications with diabetes. She was born on Feb. 18, 1960, in Norfolk, Va., daughter of Jeanne (Finnegan) and the late Robert Clyde Cameron Jr. She attended Illinois State University in Bloomington, Ill. Bonnie worked in Food Service for most of her life. She has been a resident of Crystal Falls for four years, moving here from Mundelein, Ill. to be closer to her mother. In her spare time she loved doing crossword puzzles. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and made afghans and things for friends and family. Bonnie is survived by her mother, Jeanne Cameron of Iron River; her sister, Lorrie (Pekka) Ignatius of Duluth, Ga..; her brother, Robert Clyde Cameron III of Chicago, Ill.; nieces Nora and Jessica Ignatius and Linnea Porter. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Condolences to the family of Bonnie Kay Cameron may be expressed online at The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the funeral arrangements.

In Loving Memory of

Joe Couchene We speak of you often as we like remembering and sharing the events of your life. We miss you more than words can express. Our only comfort is knowing you’re with Jesus and someday we’ll see you again.

Love, Your Family & Friends

In Loving Memory of


Dear John,

Who passed away 12 years ago Sept. 29, 2001

With love forever from your loving wife Marge & family

In our home she is fondly remembered, Sweet memories cling to her name. Those who loved her in life sincerely, Still love her in death just the same. We miss you mom!! Love, Judy, Karen, Steve & families

I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake, with which I’ll never part. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.


Robert “Bob” Shovald

Happy Birthday in Heaven Dad, October 1st

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IRON RIVER—Caroline Mehlberg, 88, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Iron River Care Center. She was born Nov. 10, 1924, in Stambaugh Township, the daughter of the late Axel and Mary (Nikkola) Raiha. She attended the Stambaugh Schools, graduating with the Class of 1942. Caroline married Robert Mehlberg on Nov. 11, 1950, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Stambaugh, and the couple were lifelong residents of the area. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in 1998. Robert preceded her in death on July 21, 1999. She served as the Stambaugh Township Clerk for 17 years, retiring in 1992. Caroline was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Iron River. She was an avid reader, an accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards, and decorating cakes. She was very family oriented and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lauri and David Raiha; and sisters, Eva Wurzer, Ann Morgan, and Ida Cochenette. Caroline is survived by her son, Laurie (Tammy) Mehlberg of Stambaugh Township; daughters, Christine (David) Piette of Stambaugh, Jean (Jerry) Blood of Stambaugh Township, and Erica (David) Morris of Bellevue; sister, Elizabeth Ponozzo of Iron River; sister-in-law, Lucille Raiha of Stambaugh Township; grandchildren, Rob and Michelle Blood, Pamela Stolberg, Heather and Violet Morris; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, from10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Memorial services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, with Pastor Robin Zeratsky to officiate. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Caroline Mehlberg online at Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.


Charlene and Donald Krawzak of Palatine, Ill. and Colleen and James Butsic of Iron River, wish to announce the engagement of their children, Virginia “Ginny” Mary Krawzak and Joseph Andrew Butsic. Ginny, a graduate of St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Ill., and Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., is a registered nurse working at Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Ill. Joe, a graduate of West Iron County High School in Iron River and Michigan Technological University in Houghton, works as an accountant for Caterpillar in Peoria. The couple plan to be married at St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church in Palatine on Oct. 26, 2013. (Edward Fox Photography)


Ralph and Barb Salonen of Iron River are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn, to Rexford Haugen, son of Ann Haugen of Fruita, Colo., and the late Carl Haugen. Jaclyn graduated from the University of Michigan and is employed as a software engineer for MobileDay. Rexford is a systems administrator for Pemco Realty. A May 2014 wedding is planned in the Denver Metro area, where the couple resides. (Salonen/Haugen photo)

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Organizers happy with veterans picnic success CHICAUGON LAKE—The seventh annual Iron County All Veterans’ Recognition Picnic, held on Sept. 1 at the Pentoga Park pavilion here, was deemed a huge success by its organizers. Not only was the attendance of Iron County veterans and their auxiliary organizations greater than in previous years, but the local individuals and businesses who were solicited again were generous in contributing gift certificates, door prizes and raffle gift items. Flyers given to supporting businesses to display helped to advertise the picnic and to recognize their participation, as well! Organizers said the

individuals and businesses that made donations for the event are listed on a thank-you ad in this week’s Reporter. Organizers also thanked all veteran members, the increasing number of auxiliary members who attended from the county’s various posts; all those who volunteered their time and efforts; those who donated their own equipment and facilities. “Attendance and participation at two planning meetings along with signing-ups to handle the variety of jobs involved was remarkable,” they said. “It is certain that because of those pitching in with their time and efforts, this year’s picnic was such a success!”

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The annual autumn Pet Blessing at St. Mark’s featured an all dog cast

After the animal blessing ceremony at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Boss Snowplow supports in Crystal Falls on Sept. 29, the pups and their owners attempted local classroom projects VA schedules free flu IRON MOUNTAIN—Boss individuals can donate directly Snowplow and DonorsChoose. org will help fund local classroom projects. Boss and participating dealers in the Upper Peninsula and bordering Wisconsin counties are joining with the national online charity for the SnowCare for Kids campaign. During the campaign anyone who purchases a new Boss snowplow or spreader between Sept. 3, 2013, and March 31, 2014, through an authorized Boss dealer will receive a $50 gift card. Customers can use the gift card to fund a classroom project of their choice. is an online charity that helps public school teachers across the United States obtain supplies needed for their classrooms. Teachers can submit requests for their classroom projects and

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to get a group shot, but the dogs were too excited to play with their new friends to pose for a photo.

Photos by Nikki Mitchell

shot clinics for veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN—The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain is offering another round of free walk-in flu shot clinics for veterans enrolled in the VA’s health care system. Veterans may receive their free flu shots in the main outpatient clinic waiting area from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, Oct. 7-18 (excluding weekends and Columbus Day). No appointment is necessary. Veterans may also request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled doctor’s appointments. Veterans who have received flu shots from the Medical Center in the past may take

advantage of the mobile flu shot clinic in the main outpatient parking lot on Tuesdays, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15, for “drive through” service. “We encourage everyone six months old and older to get the flu vaccination,” said Deb Ruohomaki, primary care nurse manager at the VA Medical Center, “especially people who have a chronic health condition like asthma; diabetes; heart, lung or kidney disease; or reduced resistance to infection.”

These two pups waited patiently for Peggy Padilla, a priest at St. Mark’s, to bless them as she made her way around the circle of dogs and their owners. In the past, other pets joined the circle including fish, lizards, livestock and cats, according to Padilla.

Head Start pre-school still accepting children IRON RIVER—The Dickinson-Iron ISD Head Start program has space remaining for additional eligible chil-

dren for the current school year. Head Start has space available for children in four Early

The Iron County Veterans Thank you for your support! Not all businesses in our area were contacted to support our 7th Annual Iron County Veterans’ Recognition Picnic held recently at Pentoga Park. However, those which were, did contribute most generously; provided either cash funding for support, gifts or gift certificates which were used for door prizes as well as raffle prizes for attendees. The names of persons and/or businesses which contributed one, or more, items for prize items this year, are listed below along with other significant donations for the picnic. We apologize, in advance, if any donor names are not listed by our planner/solicitors. This picnic was attended by a record number of veterans, auxiliary members and their guests this year. The planning committee, as well as the attendees, appreciate our sponsors and their generous donations, so much! (See related article in this issue of the IC Reporter). Group donations/help: Veterans of Foreign Wars (Posts 3134 of IR and 2891 of CF) and their affiliates/auxiliaries American Legion (Post 21 of IR and Post 87 of CF) and their affiliates/auxiliaries

Heading to school are, from left, Olivia Genea-Moore, Jessica Rose and Vincent Rose. (submitted photo)

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Menus... West Iron County Schools —Wednesday, Oct. 2: Grilled cheese, tomato soup, pears. —Thursday, Oct. 3: Ravioli, breadsticks, green beans, peaches. —Friday, Oct. 4: Pizza, carrots, lite ranch dressing, mandarin oranges. —Monday, Oct. 7: Cheeseburgers, baked beans, mixed fruit. —Tuesday, Oct. 8: Teriyaki dippers, corn, GO bananas. Iron River Senior Center —Wednesday, Oct. 2: Chef salads, dinner rolls, cantaloupe, juice, frosted brownies. —Thursday, Oct. 3: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, California blend, applesauce, salad bar, dessert. —Monday, Oct. 7: Chicken ala king, biscuit, broccoli, tomato salad, fruit, oatmeal bars. —Tuesday, Oct. 8: Glazed ham, cheesy potatoes, brussel sprouts, juice, apricots. NOW SERVING AN EVENING MEAL EVERY THURSDAY, salad bar at 4 p.m., dinner served 4:30. NOTICE: Meals served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, reservations taken one day ahead. Call 2656134. If not coming, please call by 9 a.m. on day of meal to cancel. WEEKLY ACTIVITIES: Bridge and cards every Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with refreshments.

Fun Time Bingo, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. The Site Council sponsors a dance on the second Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. A light lunch is served. Come and join us on Wednesday morning! Coffee & roll - $1. A pancake breakfast is held the third Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under. NEED TRANSPORTATION? Local busing available 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. MondayThursday. Medical, employment, nutrition, social, recreational, educational, shopping, personal. Seniors – 60 and older, $4; Non seniors – under 60, $5; Wheelchair transport, $6. All prices are round trip. Trip to Iron Mountain Wednesday, 5-6 people, $10 per person. Dickinson-Iron Community Service Agency, Iron River Senior Center. Call (906) 2656134. Are you looking for a place to hold your birthday, graduation, anniversary party, or even to hold your organization meeting? Our center is available to rent. Come in, or call for further details at 265-6134. Crystal Falls Senior Center —Wednesday, Oct. 2: Meat loaf, parsley mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, fruit, salad bar, birthday cake.

—Monday, Oct. 7: Salmon patty, potato wedges, cauliflower, fruit, pumpkin pie. —Tuesday, Oct. 8: Scalloped potatoes with ham, glazed cranberry carrots, fruit, dessert. Suggested donation $4. Bread and milk served with all meals. Everyone welcome. Call 8756709. ACTIVITIES: 1st Sunday Cards from 1-3 p.m. $3 charge w/snacks 2nd Saturday Potluck/Cribbage at 5:30 3rd Thursday Potluck at noon with Bingo to follow 3rd Wednesday Site Council meeting 3 p.m. Blood Pressure Check Monday and Tuesday before noon meal, Wednesday before 5 p.m. meal. Amasa Senior Center —Wednesday, Oct. 2: Sausage/kraut, mashed potatoes, beets, sliced tomatoes, pears. —Thursday, Oct. 3: Pasties, mixed veg., coleslaw/carrots, fr. cocktail/crème. —Tuesday, Oct. 8: Meat loaf, oven br. potatoes, mixed veg., lettuce/tom. pineapple. Alpha-Mastodon Senior Center —Thursday, Oct. 3: Lasagna, mixed vegetables, salad, soup, garlic bread, brownies. —Monday, Oct. 7: Baked chicken, sweet potatoes, butter noodles, salad, bread, soup, cookies.

Forest Park’s homecoming court poses for a pre-game week photo. Court members are, front row from left, senior girl representatives Cemone Peterson, Hannah Marinoff, Samantha Nylund, Jessica Bawyn, Lexi Gussert and Brittany Stachowicz; back row: sophomore representative, Amber Lovato (Jake DeNell, not pictured); junior representatives, Brett Smithson and Adel Isaacson; senior boy representatives, Mitchell Bal, Raymond Tomasik, Joe McGregor, Kyle Kurtz, Cameron Davis and Kevin Stankewicz; freshmen representatives, Jeremy Johnson, Abby Nylund and Samantha Dobson. (submitted photo)

Homecoming Spirit Week at Forest Park CRYSTAL FALLS—Kickoff of Homecoming Spirit Week began Monday, Sept. 30, at Forest Park High School. Students engaged in highspirited competitions all week long. Dress-up days, part of the competition, began with Pajama Day on Monday, Gender Blender Day on Tuesday, Class Color Day on Wednesday. Thursday they will be having Dress Your Theme Day and Friday will be Red/Black and Hat Day. Students and the public were offered the opportunity to show their school spirit by attending the bonfire on Tuesday

after the Forest Park/West Iron County “pinkout” volleyball game. Wall decorating will be held on Wednesday. This year’s theme for walls is Disney-Pixar movies. The public is invited and encouraged to view the walls anytime prior or during the football game on Friday. On Friday, the school will hold its annual pep assembly from 1:30 to 3:10 p.m. Weather permitting, the pep assembly will be held outdoors and feature the PowderPuff football game, class cheer competition, tug-of-war and other activities including performances by the

Forest Park marching band, cheerleaders and pom dance team. The Forest Park Trojans will be facing off against the North Dickinson Nordics on Friday, Oct. 4 with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Halftime will feature the Forest Park marching band’s performance and the introduction of this year’s homecoming court. Coronation of king and queen will take place during halftime. The homecoming dance will take place immediately after the football game in the high school cafeteria.





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MISCELLANEOUS PUMPKIN FESTS ARE COMING! Oct. 5 and Oct. 26. At the Porter School Market Place in Alpha. Oct. 5 is pumpkin recipes & pumpkin décor during our crafter’s faire. Oct. 26 is games and trick or treats for the kids – and crafters too! 9-2. Pumpkins for sale. Autumn pumpkin patch photo set up – bring your camera! 4-10/TF WANTED: Maytag wringer washers in good condition. Call (906) 265-4096. 5-22/TF WINTER STORAGE: For motor homes, cars, mobile trailers, pontoons, boats. Call (906) 265-2233 or 2654952. 10-30/8 AFFORDABLE, CLEAN, SAFE and efficient wood heat. Central Boiler OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Heats multiple buildings. P & J Sales (906) 396-7136. 10-2/1

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Get tickets now for DU annual banquet

4-H Sharp Shooter presented flag by Dianda On Saturday, Sept. 28, Scott Dianda, state representative of the 110th District, attended a meet and greet hosted by the Iron County 4-H Sharp Shooters. During the event, Dianda presented the youth organization with a State of Michigan flag that had flown over the state capitol. He congratulated all the shooters on a

super year. The meet and greet was also for those who supported the group during the past year. Pictured are, in front from left, Jesse Thoreson, Devin Locke, Phylisha Sheldon, Alex Nelson and Scott Dianda; in back, Libby Hansen, Alfred Absolon, Cordell Jackson nad Joshua Sandy. (Marvin Hill photo)

Wolf hunting licenses sold quickly MARQUETTE— On Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon EDT (11 a.m. CDT), the Michigan DNR wolf hunting licenses went on sale. A total of 1,200 licenses were available for purchase. According to Debbie Munson Badini, DNR deputy public information officer in Marquette, just over 1,000 were sold by 2 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday. Two-thirds of licenses were sold at point-of-sale locations, while the other third were sold online. “As of right now, all 1,200 licenses are spoken for,” said Munson Badini, “But, it is possible licenses will be returned to the buying pool if people choose to void/cancel their purchase. Interested hunters should check back frequently at our e-license website to see if any wolf licenses become available before the Oct. 31 cut-off date.” All wolf license purchased were first-come, first-served. Wolf licenses cost $100 for

residents and $500 for nonresidents. For more information regarding hunting dates, regulations and the required wolf callin system, check the 2013 Wolf

Hunting Digest. All digests can be found online at www. Paper copies of the digest are available at any location DNR licenses are sold.

MARQUETTE— “Ask the DNR” returns to WNMU-TV Channel 13 in the Upper Peninsula Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. (EDT). The episode will focus on fall hunting and fishing opportunities and regulations. The hour-long program features a panel of Department of Natural Resources employees taking questions from viewers who call in during the live show to 906-227-9668 or 800-2279668. Questions are answered live on the show; any questions not answered before the end of the episode will be answered by phone call to the viewer.

Thursday’s episode will feature conservation officer Jerry Fitzgibbon from Alger County; wildlife biologist Kevin Swanson from Marquette; and fisheries biologist Cory Kovacs from Newberry. The episode is sponsored by U.P. Whitetails of Marquette County. “Ask the DNR” is produced five times a year on WNMUTV 13, the public television station in Marquette. It is aired live on public television stations throughout the Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin and typically replays the following day at noon.

IRON RIVER—The Iron County Ducks Unlimited Committee has announced that the 35th annual DU banquet will be held at the George Young Recreational Complex on Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the event must be purchased prior to the banquet. They are available from committee members, Miners’ Harvest Jewelers, Saigh Insurance, T&T Gun Sales or The Gun Barn. There will be many door prizes including a grand door prize of a kayak package. Other quality prizes include guns, limited edition art, unique DU products, Ducks Unlimited Gun of the Year and the popular commemorative shotgun given in memory of Jim Sapletal. North America’s waterfowl and other wildlife species face more and more threats every day: habitat loss, predation, pollution, disease and more. Ducks Unlimited is working hard to identify the factors that limit wildlife populations and design conservation programs that insure healthy wildlife for

the future. Since 1937, Ducks Unlimited’s vital habitat work has had a positive impact on wildlife populations and helped to guarantee the resource for future generations. The Ducks Unlimited Committee is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new friends at the banquet. If you have questions, comments, concerns or need tickets, please call Dan French, chairperson, at 906-265-5725.

DNR launches online ORV safety course

LANSING—Operators of offroad vehicles (ORVs) in Michigan will be able to obtain their required Safety Training Certificate by taking a Michiganendorsed and approved course at To register for the online course (which is free to sign up and study for, and costs $29.95 upon completion), go to www.

‘Ask the DNR’ to air on WNMUTV Ch. 13 on Thursday, Oct. 3

Sportmen’s donation

Jim Wicklund of the 3F Sportsmen’s Club presents checks to Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County President Rick Commenator (left) and West Iron County Hunter Safety coordinator Tony Dallavalle (right). The checks are for the Wildlife Unlimited handicap hunter trailer project and the Hunter Safety program.

Sturgeon fishing

Pat Herkimer of Alpha caught five sturgeon in the boat fishing the Menominee River, about an hour away, below the Chalk Hills Dam. Most of the fish were in the mid 30-40 inch range, and all the fish were released. (submitted photo)

NOTICE Iron River Township is seeking propane bids for the 2013-14 season. Bids can be sent to: 102 McNutt Road Iron River, MI 49935 and include the words Propane Bids on the envelope. Bids are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2013. Iron River Township reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

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First deer

Kate Drier 11, shot her first ever deer on Sept. 22 during the Michigan Youth Hunt. She was hunting with her grandpa, Roger Drier, using a .223 rifle. (submitted photo)

CASPIAN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS The Caspian Zoning Board of Appeals will hear commments for and or against a variance request from Sue Elrich to build a garage at 19 Lawrence St. and also a variance request from David Reitmeyer to build a garage at 600 Baker Ave. The meeting will be held at the Caspian City Hall on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. Written comments should be sent to P.O. Box 273, Caspian MI 49915, addressed to John Stokoski. R08 10/2

Buck from favorite hunting spot

Ryan Polley, 11, shot an 8-point buck on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6:10 p.m. during the Michigan Youth Hunt. He is in fifth grade in Gladstone. The buck was shot at Ryan’s favorite hunting spot in Iron River. (Carrie Polley photo)

The Economic Development Corporation of Iron County and the Michigan Small Business Technology Development Center are inviting individuals planning on starting a business as well as current business owners to attend a business workshop on Tuesday, October 8th at the Iron County Courthouse. Topics of discussion will include business plan development, funding sources, taxation and business expansion. The workshop is free but please set up an appointment to discuss your business needs in private. Appointments can be made by calling the EDC office at 906-875-6688. R06 10/2

Position Available The West Iron County Public Schools has a bus driving position available. Applicants must have or be able to acquire: • Pass or be in possession of a CDL with a school bus endorsement •

Pass the physical examination

Pass the background and driving record check

Be available for a personal interview

Applications may be sent to: West Iron County Public Schools C/O Bus Driving Position 601 Garfield Ave. Iron River, MI 49935

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All applications are due by Friday, October 11, 2013.

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Wykons stop Houghton . . .

Cassilyn Pellizzer gets down low to dig out a shot during West Iron’s match with Hancock on Sept. 24. Teammates shown are (from left) Missy Koski, Abbie Grubbs, Megan Eagloski, Amy Richardson (7) and Lauren Hawkins.

Wykons get back to work

IRON RIVER—How about a fresh start to the season? West Iron’s girls volleyball team is getting that now. After a two-week break in the schedule, it was just like starting over here Sept. 24 when the Wykons hosted Hancock. The Bulldogs earned a 3-1 win on scores of 25-16, 18-25, 25-15, 25-12. Later last week, West Iron faced perennial West Pac power Houghton at home. No report on that match was available. The Hancock match was the first dual match for WIC since the Sept. 3 Calumet match three weeks earlier. The Wykons’ first two serves went long, and Hancock took charge with a five-point flurry from Jennifer Hannon for a 15-7 lead. West Iron’s India

Schindler immediately served in two, but Nicole Anderson got them right back, and Hancock went on the win. Anderson wasn’t done. Making the most of Wykon attack errors, she served seven points to start the second set. When Amanda Manninen followed with two, the Bulldogs had a big 10-1 lead. But suddenly Hancock’s offense shut down (no points on serve for an entire rotation) and the Wykons fought back into it. Three points from Abbie Grubbs, four from Cassilyn Pellizzer, three from Missy Koski and four from Schindler put the Wykons in charge 22-15, as they tied the match at 1-1. The third set was close, and Hancock only led 13-11 when Sydney Lucier took charge fo

Bowling... CONTINENTAL MIXERS 9-7 STANDINGS: The Awesome Team 3-1, Hatfields & McCoys 2-2, Somebody Bowl 2-2, Flintstones 2-2, Misfits 2-2, II Marks 2-2, Still Standing 2-2, 3-N-1 1-3; HIGH SCORES OF WEEK: HTM Hatfields & McCoys 1783; HTG Hatfields & McCoys 616; HIM Men: Mike Dumke 556, Matt Jacks 512, Larry Pifke 507, Women: Monica Fabbri 512, Crystal Mazurek 424, Syndra Mottes 418; HIM Men: Mike Dumke 223, Larry Hendrickson 190, Kevin Carlson 181, women: Monica Fabbri 207, Syndra Mottes 156, Kim Carlson 148; SPLITS: Matt Jacks 4-7, Syndra Mottes 5-6, Sheri Stauber 3-10. WOMEN’S TRI-CITY 9-25 STANDINGS: Bev’s Supper Club 9-3, Kermit’s 8-4, First National Bank 7-5, Fob’s Restaurant 7-5, Woody’s Lanes 5-7; HIGH SCORES OF WEEK: HTM First National Bank 2495; HTG First National Bank 839; HIM Billie Jo Waite 530, Kathy Maki 525, Sis Martin 523; HIG Kathy Maki 191 & 188, Billie Jo Waite 186; Splits: Janine Ziert 5-8-10, Pat Westcott 3-10. COMMERCIAL LEAGUE 9-26 STANDINGS: G.H. Heating 9-3, Williams Redi Mix 7-5, Iron Title & Abstract 7-5, SherWood Sign 6-6, Crystal Lumber 5-7, CoVantage Credit Union 2-10; HIGH SCORES OF WEEK: HIG Joe Vrancic 238, Keith Process 246, Joseph Takala 244; HIM Keith Process 670, Joe

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the Bulldogs. She served in four in a row, including three aces, and a pair of later twopoint spells got Hancock the win. In the fourth, the Wykons struggled to win points on serve, as Hancock built a 12-5 lead. Megan Eagloski finally won four for the Wykons, but Anderson came back with her second seven-point haul of the night. That gave Hancock a 21-11 lead, and it was just a matter of time after that. Coach Brenda Grubbs said her team did a lot of hitting in practice during their long break—but when it was an actual game situation again, “everybody’s sailing them out. All of a sudden the frustration’s coming: ‘Why can’t I do it?’ I really think it got in their heads today. “We have to go back into the gym and look at how we’re practicing. We have to hit in game situations.â€? The coach didn’t seem surprised by the Wykons’ second set comeback. “They are capable of doing that,â€? she said. As usual, all the girls got chances to play and showed what they can do. • No more lulls in the final month of the regular season. The Wykons will be busy this week. They visit Forest Park on Oct. 1, host L’Anse on Oct. 3, take part in the Ironwood Invitational Oct. 5 and are back home to face Chassell on Oct. 8. That Chassell match, by the way, is WIC’s next-to-last home match in the regular season: West Iron hosts Forest Park on Oct. 22.


In the West Iron football story printed in the Sept. 25 story, a Wykon running back was identified as Joe Varney. His name is actually Ron Varney (Joe is his brother). The Reporter regrets the error.


Continued from page 12 to ankle injuries, the Wykons inserted Brandon Olson and Helgemo on defenses. “It’s going to make us a better team down the road, and it’s going to make those guys healthy for this stretch we have coming up.� As for the offense, “Our line came off the football, and our backs ran hard and broke tackles. They did it the way they should.� Team stats: WIC, 489 total yards (50-384 rushing, 4-8-105 passing), Houghton 171 total yards (21-74 rushing, 7-20-97 passing). First downs: WIC 21, Houghton 9. Individual stats: Rushing: Alec Schmelebeck, 17-161; Chasz Jonet, 12-72; Ryan Rogers, 3-52; Nick Helgemo, 7-43. Passing: Andrew Peterson, 4-8105. Receiving: Rogers, 2-64;

Schmelebeck, 2-39. Defense (tackles-assists): Helgemo, 4-2; Schmelebeck, 4-0; Michael Barker, 4-0; Bryson Heimerl, 3-0. Fumble recovery: Rogers. Interception: Helgemo.

• The Wykons’ three-week road tour is over. They bring

a perfect record back home to Nelson Field Oct. 4 against Calumet, which is searching for its first win. Hancock defeated the injury-wracked Copper Kings 8-0 on Sept. 27. WYKONS GREMLINS

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Trojan football . . . Continued from page 12 put the Trojans up 22-0. After the defense got the ball back on downs, the Trojans scored on the second play, a 55-yard pass from Johnson to Billy Ragio. 28-0. Kezerle scored on a 3-yard run midway through the fourth quarter, and Brett Smithson’s extra point kick made it 35-0 and started the running clock.

The Jets ended the shutout with 2:37 left when Granquist passed to Vincent for a 5-yard TD pass and the two-pointer. Final: 35-8. “Our defense played well the whole game,� Santilli said. “North Central didn’t punt in the second half—they went for it every time. But the momentum had shifted our way, and we were basically trying to run the clock out.� It was a hard-hitting battle, but Santilli reported no injuries going into the showdown against the Nordics. Team stats: Forest Park, 361 total yards (46-306 rushing, 1-8-55 passing), North Central, 282 total yards (14-83 rushing, 14-34-199 passing). First downs: FP 11, NC 10. Rushing: Lee Graff, 23-155; Austin Snell, 14-125; Raymond Tomasik, 4-13. Passing: Jeff Johnson, 1-8-55, 1 TD. Receiving: Billy Ragio, 1-55. Defense (tacklesassists): Graff, 9-2; Adam Hilberg, 3-5; Zach Aberly, 3-4; Connor Kezerle, 5-0. Strip+sack+fumble recovery: Johnson. Interception: Ragio.

Twilight League honor

Karen Polley (left), president of the Twilight League at Iron River Country Club, presents the traveling President’s Cup trophy to this year’s winner, Tracey Nelson. The Presidents Cup is based on the golfer’s lowest score minus her handicap for nine holes. (submitted photo)

County golf news Iron River C.C. Twilight League, Sept. 24 Event--Ryder Cup 18-hole: 1. Karen Polley and Joyce Myefski; 2. Lisa Powell and Kelly Possanza; 3. Pam Gasperini and Wendy Benda. 9-hole: 1. Karin Westphal and Tracy Nelson; 2. Ginger LaRock and Leann Johnson; 3. Dolly Watts and Carolyn Dunbar. Sept. 17 Low gross: Group B, Jill Sabotta; C, Marilyn Malmquist; D, Dolly Watts. Low net: Kathy Jacobs. Green balls: on #8, Karen Polley, Kathy Jacobs; on #14, Joann Sleeman, Jill Sabotta. Chip-in and birdie: Karen Polley on #15. Note: blind bogey, Geri Sloat, Kathy Jacobs. George Young Women’s League, Sept. 25 Game of the day--jungle rules: 1. Shirley McCollum, 60; 2. Ellen McCarthy, 62; 3. Chris Kennedy, 69. Chip-ins: Shirley McCollum on #11; Carolyn Dunlap on #4. Green balls: Ellen McCarthy, Sandy Whear and Shirley McCollum on #11; Chris Kennedy, Kiyoko Ashendorf on #18; McCarthy, Whear, McCollum on #3; McCarthy on #13. Notes: blind bogey, Jean McInerney ‌

Crystal View Ladies League, end-of-year banquet, Sept. 26 2013 club champion: Mary Hanttula. Championship flight: 1. Hanttula; 2. Ann Wagner; 3. Annie Greenwood; 4. Jenna Simbob; 5. Kim Bjork; 6. Sis Martin; 7. Janine Ziert. First flight: 1. Barb Webb; 2. Sally Santilli; 3. Terri Hagglund; 4. Mary Schiavo; 5. Debra Rhoades; 6. Lori Anderson; 7. Jean Forstrom. Second flight: 1. Karen Pearson; 2. Ashley Bortolini; 3. Susie Schwedler; 4. Lynda Cross; 5. Janet Hendrickson; 6. Bobbie Lee Stoor. Third flight: 1. Pat McGregor; 2. Char Sikora; 3. Peggy Peterson; 4. Julie Bean; 5. Nancy Clark; 6. Rosie Westcott; 7. Staria Syrjanen. Fourth flight: 1. Janie Bandaccari; 2. Christa James; 3. Barb Toivonen; 4. Rachael Koivisto; 5. Merle Schiavo. Most improved handicap for the year: Rosie Westcott. Ringer score winners: Kim Bjork, 34; Ashley Bortolini, 37; Janine Ziert, 41; Sue Schwedler, 46; Bobbie Lee Stoor, 49; Louise Holmes, 57. “Thank you to all our ladies that came out and supported our club this year. Hope to see you all next year and tell a friend!�

• 5-0 Forest Park hosts 5-0 North Dickinson this Friday at Dick Mettlach Field. What more needs to be said? Last year, the Nordics dominated on their home field, winning 55-27. TROJANS JETS

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Grandson earns Eagle Scout award NEW LONDON, Wis.—Blake Spilman, 16, the grandson and great-grandson of former Bates Township residents, recently earned the Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. For his service project, Spilman fingerprinted children at a local festival. The fingerprints were placed on ID cards and given to parents in case of an emergency. Blake, a member of Troop 59 in New London, earned 43 merit badges and is a member of the Order of the Arrow. A junior at New London High School, he is the son of Tom and Jacki Spilman, New London; grandson of Dave Nelson of Green Bay, formerly of Bates; and great-grandson of Vera Nelson of Green Bay, formerly of Bates.

West Iron football players celebrate their fifth consecutive win in their postgame huddle at Houghton on Sept. 27. They return home to Nelson Field Oct. 4 when they face Calumet.

West Iron County Girls tennis

Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m.--Div. 2 U.P. Finals (Westwood)


Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.--At Calumet (junior varsity) Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.--Calumet, home (varsity) Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

1, 3, 5, 8,


5:30 p.m.--At Forest Park 4:45 p.m.--L’Anse, home 8:30 a.m.--At Ironwood Invitational 5 p.m.--Chassell, home

Forest Park Football

Oct. 3, 6 p.m.--At North Dickinson (junior varsity) Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.--North Dickinson (varsity, Homecoming)


Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m.--West Iron County, home Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.--Carney-Nadeau, home Oct. 7, 5 p.m.--Mid Peninsula, home Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m.--At North Dickinson

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Unbeaten Wykons back Sports... home after 3-0 road trip HOUGHTON—Beyond halfway of the 2013 football season, West Iron County is chugging along towards the playoffs at full throttle. Five games, five wins, the last three on the road. Win No. 5 was an effective, efficient 41-12 win over Houghton here Sept. 27, with the Blue and White controlling the Gremlins on both sides of the line. Houghton’s only points came on a kickoff return and a running-time no-huddle drive against the reserves. West Iron’s offense took a while to get up to speed in the first quarter—their first two drives only earned one first down and no points. Coach Mike Berutti said the Gremlin defense lined up differently from what they had expected. “It took two series to figure out how they were playing that defensive line.” Once they did, WIC’s fullbacks’ target was between

gave WIC 1st and goal. After a false start penalty set them back, Peterson took the snap and the initiative, following his blockers through the left side a 14-yard score. 20-0. Two plays later, Nick Helgemo intercepted a Gremlin pass, and the Wykons were in Houghton territory again. On 2nd and 3, Rogers ran a counter play to the left and was gone for a 39-yard score. Peterson’s run made it 28-0. When Thomas Schmidt bobbled the ensuing kickoff, Houghton fans must have grimaced. Seconds later, they were jubilant—the hard-charging Wykon kick team seemed to slow a bit, Schmidt tucked the ball away, dashed past the first wave and suddenly had open field for an 81-yard TD return. Houghton was on the board, 28-6. Amomentum-killer? Nope! The Wykons answered with

tackle and guard instead of a trap up the middle. Things started clicking right away. Except for QB Andrew Peterson’s 34-yard pass to Ryan Rogers, the Wykons’ first scoring drive was all on the ground. Alec Schmelebeck bulled and bowled past tacklers for a 15-yard gain to the 23. Four plays later, Peterson ran it over from the 5, capping a 69-yard drive. Wykons, 6-0. Their next drive covered 80 yards in six plays. Chasz Jonet gained 13 yards over the right side, and Schmelebeck followed with a 37-yard sweep to the Gremlin 25. Schmelebeck scored from 10 yards out, and Jonet’s twopoint run put WIC ahead 140. Houghton quickly had to punt, and the Wykons took over near midfield. Not that they stayed there long--Jonet’s 11-yard run and Peterson’s 29yard pass to Rogers at the 9

Ryan Rogers dashes through a gap in the line on his way for a big gain during the Wykons’ win at Houghton Sept. 27. Closest to the gap are Max Maloney and Zane Sarafiny (75). another 80-yard touchdown Gremlin 2 but lost the ball Collaer ran for 130 yards vs. drive. Highlights were on downs. Using a no-huddle Calumet. “We held him to 12 carries Peterson’s 21-yard pass to offense as the time ticked Schmelebeck and consecutive away, Houghton drove 98 for 43 yards.” Houghton Schmelebeck gains of 17 and yards to score on QB Ben tried its hardest to make an 13 yards. The burly junior Collaer’s 5-yard pass to Justin option play work, but the Wykons never got beat to the wasn’t too tired to score from Ruotsala with 2 seconds left. But in the first three sidelines. “Our kids knew their the 4, and Rogers’ kick put the Wykons ahead 35-6 at quarters, the Wykon defense responsibilities and executed only allowed 26 yards rushing them real well.” halftime. With Joe Pisoni and Ron If you missed that 80-yard and 44 yards passing (33 of scoring dirve, West Iron started them on a single play). The Varney missing the game due Continued on page 11 the second half with another week before, Berutti noted, one. Along the way, Helgemo ran for 15, Schmelebeck added 20 and caught a Peterson pass for 17 more. Jonet scored from 5 yards out. The 41-6 score started the running clock halfway through the third quarter. Later, the Wykon reserves drove all the way to the


West Pac Conference Trojan QB Jeff Johnson calls signals during Forest Park’s big win at Hurley Sept. 13. The team heads to North Dickinson for a battle of the unbeatens this Friday, Oct. 4.

Who’s No. 1? FP, ND square off this Friday

CRYSTAL FALLS—All season, Forest Park fans have been waiting for this Friday. All season, North Dickinson fans have, too. The waiting ends Oct. 4 when the unbeaten Trojans host the unbeaten Nordics at Dick Mettlach Field in a battle for the top spot in U.P. Division 8 and playoff home field advantage. The Trojans went to 5-0 overall Sept. 27 by knocking North Central from the ranks of the unbeaten on the Jets’ own field. Forest Park scored the first 35 points of the game on their way to a 35-8 win. “Defensive, we played very well,” Coach Bill Santilli said. “Offensively, we sputtered a little early. But once we got some momentum, we played well.” Neither offense could get much going in the first quarter of a hard-hitting game. The

Trojans drove deep into the North Central end but lost the ball on downs at the Jets 13. Then, the first big play, courtesy of the Trojans’ Jeff Johnson just before the teams changed ends: Johnson crashed in on North Central QB Rob Granquist as he went back to pass. “It was a nice play,” said Santilli. “He reached around, punched the ball as he was tackling the quarterback and fell on it” at the Jets 11. That play ended the first quarter. On the first play of the second quarter, Johnson handed off to Lee Graff, who scored from 11 yards out. Graff’s two-point run put the Trojans up 8-0. After the Trojans stopped North Central on fourth down, FP’s offense came back to score on Austin Snell’s 41-yard run. The run failed, but the Trojans led 14-0 at halftime.

The Jets’ offense is focused on Granquist’s skills. “Their offensive line plays really well,” Santilli said, “And Granquist sees the field so well. He’s got a quick release and a nice touch. He can throw on the run and had a couple of keepers that got around the edge.” North Central did not run a single running play in the first quiarter. In the second quarter, end Travis Vincent made a leaping, one-handed catch of a Granquist pass for 28 yards. “The absolute best catch I’ve ever seen a high school kid make,” Santilli said the next day. Still, the Trojans led 14-0, and the Trojans went into ball control mode in the second half. An 11-play drive, all on the ground, ended with Graff scoring on a 20-yard run. Johnson’s two-pointer to Snell Continued on page 11

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Northland Pines West Iron County L’Anse Houghton Hancock Ironwood Calumet

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Sept. 27 scores Northland Pines WI 55, Ironwood 12 Hancock 8, Calumet 0 West Iron County 41, Houghton 12 L’Anse 52, Baraga 0 * Oct. 4 schedule Calumet at West Iron County Northland Pines WI at Houghton Ironwood at L’Anse Lake Linden-Hubbell at Hancock * * -- Nonconference game

Great Western Conf. Forest Park Lake Linden-Hubbell Hurley Gogebic Ontonagon Baraga

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Offensive linemen Zane Sarafiny (75) and Mykel Zaritz fend off a Houghton defender as QB Andrew Peterson cocks his arm for a pass.

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Sept. 27 scores L’Anse 52, Baraga 0 * Hurley WI 30, Gogebic 0 Forest Park 35, North Central 8 * Lake Linden 48, Ontonagon 6 Oct. 4 schedule Lake Linden-Hubbell at Hancock * Hurley WI at Baraga North Dickinson at Forest Park * Gogebic at Washburn WI * Munising at Ontonagon * • -- Nonconference game

Trojan gals blast off on Rockets CRYSTAL FALLS—In its only match last week, Forest Park’s volleyball team visited Rapid River and swept the Rockets in three games, on scores of 25-11, 25-15, 25-14. A solid win, but Coach Kim Bjork said it wasn’t the Lady Trojans’ best match of the season. “We had to change our lineup, which threw us off a little,” she said after the match. Communication on the floor remains a weak point, and so is playing to the level of an opponent—Forest Park always plays at its best against really good opponents but tends to be so-so against so-so opponents. That makes matches closer than they have to be. “We are winning,” said Coach Bjork, “but I’d like to see a consistently high level of play.” For the season, the Trojans are 6-0 in the Skyline Conference and 17-1-5 overall. Stats: Lesi Gussert, 10 kills, 4 aces, 3 blocks. Maria Stankewicz, 5 kills, 5 aces, 10 assists, 7 digs; Michaela Steiro, 3 kills; Kendra Campbell, 3 kills, 2 aces. Kelsie Hendrickson, 2 aces. Adel Isaacson, 2 kills.

• The Lady Trojans will host West Iron on Oct. 1 in “Pink-Out” Night, with both teams wearing pink shirts to show their support for women’s health programs. It’s the first of three straight home matches for Forest Park. Carney-Nadeau visits on Oct. 3, and Mid Peninsula comes to town on Oct. 7. The rematch with North Dickinson is Oct. 8 at the Nordics’ gym.

West Iron first singles starter Haley Anderson readies a backhand shot during a recent match at Nelson Field.

WIC tennis team preps for finals IRON RIVER— Time is running out on summer … and on West Iron’s girls tennis season. The season ends Wednesday, Oct. 2, when the Wykons take part in the Division 2 U.P. Finals at Westwood High School. The Wykons have mainly been playing Division 1 schools—Gladstone, Escanaba, Kingsford, Menominee, Negaunee—throughout August and September. On Sept. 23, West Iron took on the U.P.’s biggest school, Marquette, at Nelson Field in its final dual match. Marquette got the win 6-2. West Iron’s wins came at fourth singles (Jessie Prudhomme, 6-2, 6-4) and third doubles (Kristin Smith and Alexis Golfis, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2). The fourth doubles team, Lexi Kinner and Megan Quayle, fell in three sets with Mar-

quette. At first doubles, Megan Miatech and Allie Schive lost in two hard-fought sets, and so did Brittanie Barry-Emmy Kinner at third doubles. Marquette swept past the Wykons’ top three singles players, Haley Anderson, Tori Harris and Kiki Piwarski. Coach Denise Spelgatti said it was a good warm-up for the Great Northern Conference tourney later in the week. “The scores were much closer than they seem,” she added. “Hopefully on Wednesday some of these scores will be reversed.” JV players Michelle Wiegand and Sydney Schram won a JV match 6-1. • The Division 2 U.P. Finals at Westwood Oct. 2 wraps up the season. Top opponents at the meet will be Westwood and Iron Mountain. The Patriots won the D2 title last year, two points ahead of the Mountaineers.

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