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WIC moving ahead with pickup plan By Peter Nocerini IRON RIVER—During its Oct. 21 monthly meeting, the West Iron County School Board authorized Superintendent Chris Thomson to have IDI of Marquette go ahead with designing changes to the student drop-off/pickup area at Stambaugh Elementary School. IDI had earlier done the engineering groundwork for the project. Thomson said he wants to get the state approval process started as soon as possible. Once the state gives its OK, the project can go out for bid “hopefully in January or February” so construction can be completed next summer. The old bus garage/ maintenance building will be removed as part of the project, and a loop for bus pickup will be built nearby, separated from the elementary pickup area by a sidewalk. There will be parking for

elementary school special events on the high school (west) side of the sidewalk, including places marked for handicap access. Otherwise, no parking will be allowed there during the school day. Temporary changes were made to enlarge the elementary pickup area just before the start of school this fall, mainly by removing some of the old curbing. School officials said aside from some chaotic times, especially when students are dropped off in the morning, the changes have been working well. “It’s way better than it was,” said Board President Roy Polich, “and it’s way safer than it was.” Board members also talked about in-road stop/yield signs, like in Wisconsin; speed display signs near the school campus, like the city of Iron River used to use; and making a one-way loop around the school campus.

Halloween helpers

Ella Reed and Jasiah Parker help Dora Bubla carve a pumpkin during the Pre-K class visit to the Iron River Care Center on Oct.

31. In addition to pumpkin carving, the students entertained the residents with a Halloween song.

Forest Park Board starts its annual township tour By Peter Nocerini AMASA—Forest Park’s School Board started its annual tour of the townships Oct. 28, and the first stop was the Hematite Township Hall here. Forest Park has held meetings at township halls for the last several years. The board’s Nov. 18 meeting will be at the Mastodon Township Hall in Alpha, and the Dec. 16 meeting is hosted by Mansfield Township. Just a few township residents attended the meeting, where an emphasis seemed to be on explaining how money

raised from last year’s bonding vote is being used. Two big projects are still to be started. One is repairing or replacing sections of the sidewalk in front of the Eddie Chambers Gym. The district voted to seek bids for work next spring. Another big project is repairing the roof over the 1998 section of the school building, which is no longer under warranty. Board members voted to seek bids for that project. District officials hope the roof work will be done in three phases. First priority is the

CRYSTAL FALLS—The Michigan State Police reported a fatal car-pedestrian crash involving a vehicle from the Iron County Sheriff’s Department took place Oct. 31 at 11:05 a.m. on M-69 and Hope Mine Road in Mansfield Township. The pedestrian, Harold Foucault, 91, was from Crystal Falls. No further information was made available, and

the crash remains under investigation. The driver of the Sheriff’s Department vehicle was not identified. Assisting at the scene of the crash was the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division, Crystal Falls Police and Fire Department, DNR Conservation Division, Northstar EMS and Michigan State Police Advanced Accident Investigators.

Sheriff’s car involved in pedestrian’s death

The East Side Veterans Council Color Guard from Crystal Falls fires a salute to “those who gave all” during Military Appeciation Day, held recently at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

roof over the multi-purpose room and gymnasium. The other two parts are either side of the “U” shaped roof. Bids are being asked now so the bond committee can plan its budget. “At this point,” said Superintendent Becky Waters, “we are going to put everything on hold until all the bills are in and we see where we’re at financially.” So far, said Board President Jim Nocerini, “We’re pretty much on budget, with everything we have accomplished.” He said that people who took a recent tour of the school “were really surprised at the technology. “Even our bus, our gymnasiums, our doors. I think someone made the comment, They’d like to come back to school” after seeing the interactive whiteboards being used in many classrooms. Another feature that impressed visitors, the board president said, was the Lightspeed device now being worn by teachers. This allows them to speak in a normal voice anywhere and be heard easily throughout the room, even by those with hearing impairContinued on page 5

East Side Veterans take part in ceremony at VA med center IRON MOUNTAIN—The fourth annual Military Appreciation Extravaganza, sponsored by the Dickinson area Christian Women’s Connection, was held at Pine Grove Country Club on Oct. 10 be-



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fore a crowd of over 200. The East Side Veterans Color Guard of Crystal Falls, under the direction of Commander Don Diller, performed the honors of posting and retiring the colors. The East Side Veterans also carried out a three-round volley in commemoration of those who “gave all,” followed by bugler Alton Beck, U.S. Army, who played taps. The Patriot Guard Riders from around the U.P. stood in the beautiful fall surroundings with their flags as fellow veterans and their guests arrived to celebrate and honor all veterans for their service to America. Betty Johnson was honored as the recipient of the prestigious Citizen Patriot Award.

The criteria for the award is, “exemplary love, honor and service to God, country and community.” One veteran from Dickinson County and the surrounding area is eligible to receive the award by written nomination from members of the community. Johnson received a folded flag, and a traveling plaque, which she has chosen to be placed at the Veterans Hospital in Iron Mountain. Johnson, a World War II veteran, attended the Nuremburg trials of war criminals as part of her obligation in the military. Dale LaPalme, a recipient of the Purple Heart, from Hermansville area, received the Veteran Volunteer of the Continued on page 5

Just before their final home game of the year Oct. 29, Forest Park’s volleyball team presented a check for $650 to the Iron County Cancer Unit, proceeds of its cancer fundraiser. Throughout October, members of the varsity and JV teams sold pink paper volleyballs that were signed and later displayed in the gym. From left: Assistant/JV Coach Ashley Metz; seniors Hannah Marinoff and Lexi Gussert; JV captains Hannah Bortolini and Amber Lovato; senior Kendra Campbell; Darlene and Jeff Gendron of the Iron County Cancer Unit; and Coach Kim Bjork.

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Iron River Township enjoys its Halloween party BEECHWOOD—This year’s Halloween party at the Beechwood Hall was another big success, report organizers.

The party was well attended in spite of the bad weather. This year’s party was sponsored by donations from Iron

Gary Lopez leads one of the costume parades so judges can get a good look at each participant. (submitted photo)

Pumpkin carvers win prizes

River Township, Beechwood Historical Society, Beechwood Friendly Neighbors, Andrea Malmquist and Vincent Wiegand. Children and adults alike enjoyed a halloween costume parade, old fashion musical chairs, and a chance at bringing down the piñata full of treats, along with snacks, crafts and other games. Fun was had by all. Winners of the costume contest were: Age 0-3: 1st place – Simon Campain; 2nd place – Ethan Prepodnik; 3rd place – Lexie Schandel; 4th place – Liam Persson Age 4-7: 1st place – Summer Heinritz; 2nd place – Luci Campain; 3rd place – Marlee Knox; 4th place – Graysen Melstrom Age 8-11: 1st place – Logan Bradshaw; 2nd place – Clara Campain; 3rd place – Emma Campain; 4th place – Kameron Maki Age 12+: 1st place – Nick Herren; 2nd place – Blake Lindberg; 3rd place – Chelsearae Barnes A Halloween party has been held at the Beechwood Hall for over 40 years – some of the same decorations have been used at every one of these parties. Many of the adults in the area remember attending this party as children.

Heavenly hydrangeas

This spectacular handmade quilt has been donated by the Carrie Jacobs-Bond Composing Quilters in support of the Iron County Museum’s annual Bond House fundraiser. The $1 tickets for the upcoming Nov. 19 raffle are on sale now at the museum gift shop in Caspian. Call 265-2617 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for more information. The quilters’ “work of art” will be on display throughout the upcoming 10-day Christmas Tree Galleria celebration, which begins Nov. 9. (submitted photo)

Medicare’s harvest bazaar set Nov. 9 CRYSTAL FALLS--The Iron County Medical Care Facility Auxiliary will once again host its annual fall harvest bazaar this Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the facility. Tables will be offered in crafts and giftware, baked goods, white elephant and various raffles. The money generated from this event goes

West End Players will perform at Galleria

The First National Bank and Trust pumpkin carving contest young adult grand champion was Kali Dennis. (submitted photo)

CASPIAN—The West End Players, under the direction of Louella Holroyd, will present a musical program at the Christmas Tree Galleria in the Iron County Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Most of the songs will be from the “Sound of Music” with two from “Alice in Won-

towards purchasing birthday gifts for all of the residents on their special day. The auxiliary has been collecting items for the last several months and a spokesperson at the facility said, “This is the most we have ever had!” There are many fine items that have been donated from family, friends and employ-

ees to make the event a success each year. The doors open promptly at 10 a.m. with no pre-sales. Anyone wishing to still donate to the bazaar may drop off items at the front office any time from now until the event. Questions may be directed to Stacy Donati, diversional therapy director, at 874-1130.

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derland--Disney Version.” A few Christmas carols will end the program. The event is sponsored by Lindwall Motors and Thrivent Financial. Other than a non-perishable item for the local food bank, there is no admission charge for the program.

Iron County Historical Museum presents the

Christmas Tree Galleria Saturday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 17. • Theme 2013 is “Joy to the World” 24th annual

Special Programs:

Decorated and themed Christmas Trees will be on display throughout the Galleria schedule. The winner of the $100 drawing in the First National Bank and Trust pumpkin carving contest was Shaina Stafford. She also won first place and $20 in the adult division for Frankenstein. (submitted photo)

The adult grand champion was Elizabeth Parker with her gourd-eating pumpkin. They each received $30 prize money. (submitted photo)

The grand champion in the youth division of First National Bank and Trust pumpkin carving contest was Ariella Stafford. (submitted photo)

The Total Woman Committee Invites all Community Members to this Important Event! U.P.S.E.T., Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, will be providing a presentation on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at NORTHSTAR Health System in the Café at 6:00 p.m. This task force team assists local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and is the only narcotics team in the Upper Peninsula with specialized training in narcotics enforcement and education. This team is the only federally trained Clandestine Lab (Meth) in the Upper Peninsula. The remnants of meth labs are a serious issue for the environment. The waste is toxic and is dangerous for anyone that comes in contact with it. Join us as we learn what we can do to support this important team and our community. This issue affects ourselves, family, friends and neighbors.

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Quilt raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

Saturday, Nov. 9: The museum acknowledges the contributions of area volunteers. 2 p.m. All past volunteer honorees are invited to attend the program. Musical entertainment by Sally Blyze. Presentations by 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda. Sponsor: First National Bank & Trust of Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Plaza branch. Free admission to program. Sunday, Nov. 10: The West End Players performing selections from the “Sound of Music” plus holiday selections. 2 p.m. Announcement of re-naming of the Cultural Center as the “Harold & Marcia Bernhardt Cultural Center”. Sponsors are Lindwall Motors and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Free admission to program. Monday, Nov. 11: Family Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Activities for children and a visit from Mrs. Claus. Lunch. Sponsor: Dickinson Area Community Foundation. Free admission to program. Sunday, Nov. 17: Musical entertainment from Paula D 2-4 p.m. Drawing for the Special Basket winners. Free admission to program.

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Community Life...

AMVETS breakfast set this Saturday BEECHWOOD—AMVETS Post 436 will host its semiannual pancake, egg and sausage breakfast at Beechwood Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9, 7-11 a.m. Breakfast service will include fresh eggs made to order, Meyer’s sausage and pancakes (blueberries optional). AMVETS Post 436 wel-

comes everyone to stop by and enjoy great food and beverages before heading out to camp or wherever your destination may be. All profits from this event are used to support the post’s scholarship program at West Iron County High School. For directions to Beechwood Hall

Holiday gift-making parent social Nov. 11 IRON RIVER—The Dickinson-Iron Great Start Collaborative has collaborated with Elaina Dutcher to host a parent social on Monday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Windsor Center in downtown Iron River. Parents and children are invited to meet in the cafeteria for snacks, socializing and crafts. “Join us for some holiday crafts and gift making,” exclaimed Dutcher. “We are hoping children have a great time using their creativity to make some unique gifts for their parents. Nothing says “I love you” like a homemade gift from a child to a parent.” The Great Start Collaborative is Michigan’s nationally recognized statewide initiative to foster school readiness and life success for young children. Great Start is guided by a vision that every child

in Michigan deserves to be healthy, safe, eager and ready for school success on the first day of kindergarten. “The Parent Coalition is committed to organizing free events for children and families, providing valuable parent leadership opportunities and resources for parents, and helping our youth to become active and engaged in the community,” noted Parent Facilitator Jonathan Ringel. “I am looking forward to seeing everyone for holiday gift making at the Windsor Center on Nov. 11.” To learn more about the Great Start Collaborative, visit their website at or if you are an interested parent who wants to get involved contact Jonathan Ringel, Parent Facilitator at or 734-474-8597.

‘Quest for Speed’ set at CF library CRYSTAL FALLS—The Michigan State University Extension and TechXcite are continuing an after school science program at the Crystal Falls Community Library. The program, “Quest for Speed,” is a free science and engineering program offered to all youths ages 9-19. The program began Nov. 4 and continues on Nov.11, 18 and 25 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Youths do not need to be current members of 4-H to participate, but do have the option of signing up. During the program, participants will experience hands-on activities where they will design a number of different cars using a variety of propulsion methods. They will test their designs and work to make improve-

ments in their design’s performance. Attendance at every session is not required but is recommended, since each session builds upon concepts introduced in earlier sessions. Participants who have not been involved in previous programs are required to complete registration materials. For more information or to register, contact Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension coordinator, at 875-0606 or sign up at the Crystal Falls Community Library. Adult volunteers are also being asked to help facilitate future TechXcite programs. A background in science or engineering is not required, but a desire to work with young people is. All educational materials are supplied through the grant partnership.


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“LEGALLY SPEAKING” by ATTORNEY HANNAH L. GOODMAN Ancillary Probate Ancillary probate is the administration of the estate of a decedent who is a resident of another state. The personal representative appointed in the decedent’s state of residence is known as a foreign personal representative. A foreign personal representative may be granted the powers of a Michigan personal representative without having to open a probate estate in Michigan. If an estate is being administered in the decedent’s state of residence, a domiciliary foreign personal representative of that estate may file a Notice of Ancillary Administration with the Michigan Probate Court. For example, this can be helpful when the decedent was a resident of another state, but owned Michigan real estate.

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from Iron River or any other questions, call Frank Jirik at 265-3645 or Mike Peterson at 906-284-2369. The cost for the breakfast is $6 (under 6, free).

IC Right to Life group plans ‘town hall’ event IRON RIVER—Members of Iron County Right to Life invite the community to the group’s second Prolife Town Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11a.m. to noon at the Iron River Senior Center. Special guest will be State Sen. Tom Casperson. “There are several important pieces of legislation currently under consideration in Lansing,” said a spokesperson. “These major life-affirming policies will protect the health and safety of women, protect the interests of taxpayers and protect the conscience rights of health care providers and religious organizations.”

Celebrating Oktoberfest Iron County Medical Care Facility and Victorian Heights celebrated Oktoberfest Pig Roast on Friday, Oct. 11 Pictured, from left are Ethel Eusebio (seated), Belle Oien, Inga Tonkin, Virginia Hebein, Marguerite Carlson (seated), and Dorothy LaChapelle. (submitted photo)

Dance this Saturday

IRON RIVER—The Iron River Senior Center will be holding its monthly dance this Saturday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Frank Jirik. The admission price is $5, which includes a light lunch. “Please plan to attend the event and join in the fun with us at the center.”

WIDL Friends group starts member drive IRON RIVER--The Friends of the West Iron District Library is conducting its annual membership drive to urge present members to renew and new members to join. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and enhance library programs and services through various fund raising events. This past year such events included the summer bake sale and historic photo shoot in conjunction with Rum Rebellion weekend; the used book sale and western photo shoot held during rodeo week; the November holiday book sale and reading tree, which provides books to area children; the chili feed and winter bake sale coinciding with Holiday in Lights activities in December; and the first-ever soup sampler in conjunction with the Ironline Sled Dog Race. With proceeds from the successful fund raising events and the generosity of the members, the Friends are able to share costs to improve servic-

es and to underwrite the cost of programs. For example, this past year the Friends purchased items for children’s programs, paid for additional carousels to house movie DVDs and music CDs available for check out, helped to cover the expense of upgrading the electrical system in the conference room, and sponsored October’s “Lunch with an Author.” The continued support of the Friends is important to both the organization and the community as a whole. Dues and other contributions help to develop and strengthen library services. Equally important is the time provided by Friends who volunteer for the various fundraisers. Annual membership dues to belong to the Friends of the West Iron District Library are $5 per person or $10 per family. Anyone interested in renewing a membership or joining for the first time can stop at the library to fill out a membership form. Call the library at 265-2831 for more information.

“Women of Iron County 1882-2013” 501 entries highlighting the contributions of women from the beginning of the history of the county until the present. Edited by Marcia Bernhardt, working with a committee that included herself and Gloria Frederickson as co-chairs.

i th Books will be on sale at the Museum dduring the Christmas Tree Galleria Nov. 9-17 and also available at Central Arts & Gifts. $30 + tax ($31.80) Books available for purchase by phone 906.265.2617 or by email MasterCard and Visa $36 (includes tax and shipping)

Veterans Day program at Forest Park Nov. 11 CRYSTAL FALLS—The East Side Veterans’ Council will hold its Veterans Day program at Forest Park High School, on Monday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the Eddie Chambers Gym. Chris Sholander will be master of ceremonies, and

Jim Brennan will be the guest speaker. The East Side Veterans will present the colors, and Diane Donhue will present the award to the Patriot’s Pen essay contest winner. The pubic is invited to attend.

Cultural Center will be renamed to honor Bernhardts CASPIAN—The Iron County Historical & Museum Society has announced that a ceremony will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10, at which time the museum’s Cultural Center will be dedicated and re-named in honor of founding members Harold and Marcia Bernhardt. The dedication will be part of the Christmas Tree Galleria program featuring the West End Players. The program starts at 2 p.m. at the museum. “The Museum Society is pleased to honor founding society members Harold and Marcia Bernhardt,” said Museum Board President Bill Leonoff. “When the society was organized in 1962, they were present, and have continued to be active in the museum continuously since that time. “It is appropriate that the

museum recognize the commitment of Harold and Marcia by renaming the Cultural Center in their honor,”

Vets’ dinner at Snipe Lake Pub IRON RIVER—Snipe Lake Pub and Grill will be holding a spaghetti and baked chicken dinner on Sunday, Nov. 10, from noon until close. The cost is $6.95 and all proceeds will go to the Homeless Veterans Fund. Snipe Lake Pub and Grill is located at 675 Baumgartner Rd. in Iron River. For more information, call 265-5000. Snipe Lake Pub is open Monday through Wednesday at 4 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday at 11 a.m.


Living Well

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National Diabetes Month The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation's attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease. NORTHSTAR Health System’s diabetic education program is certified by the American Diabetes Association and Michigan Department of Community Health. Educational opportunities are available to individuals or groups. Please call (906) 265-2153 for additional information. American Diabetes Association NORTHSTAR Health System

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the Michigan Uniform Budgeting Act, as found at Public Act #2 of the Public Acts of 1968, as amended by Public Act #621 of the Public Acts of 1978, and in accordance with Public Act #43 of the Public Acts of 1963, Budget Hearings - Local Government, the public is hereby advised that the Iron County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2014 All Funds and General Funds Budgets, Truth in Taxation Hearing, beginning at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, November 14, 2013, said public hearing to be held in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room of the Iron County Courthouse, Crystal Falls, Michigan. Copies of the proposed 2014 budget will be available for inspection in the County Clerk's Office during normal business hours Monday through Friday. The County will hold their final Public Hearing on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of the Iron County Courthouse, Crystal Falls, Michigan. This hearing will be followed by the regular monthly meeting at which time the 2014 Final Budget will be presented for adoption. James Brennan Finance Chair R08 11/6

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NOTICE CITIZENS OF CASPIAN RECREATION PLANNING MEETING Caspian City solicits attendance and comments on recreational and open space planning at a joint meeting of the City Commission and the Recreation Board at the City Hall on November 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The Caspian City Commission and the Caspian Recreation Board will conduct a joint meeting on November 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (immediately following the Regular City Commission Meeting). The purpose of the joint meeting is to obtain public input on recreation and open space planning within the City. The input received will be used in formulating the City’s recreation and open space plan. R09 11/6

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From the Reporter files

Remember when… Ten years ago (2003): Photo: A back to school haircut was made special for Hannah Bortolini when seven inches was cut off and sent to Locks of Love by Bobbi’s Classic Cuts in Crystal Falls. Robert and Carol Bugby of Iron River celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 22 on a Rhine River cruise with family. Members of the West Iron Key Club hosted a Halloween treat for elementary students. Costume winners were Shawntel Duda, Jake Polich, Ally Polich and Cassidy Otto. Congratulations to Amy and Chuck Schmit on the birth of Marisa Caitlyn on Nov. 7. Grandparents are Wayne and Sheila Olson of Iron River and Ron and Diana Schmit of Fredonia, Wis. Twenty-five years ago (1988): Photo: Bob Konoske of Bates Township bagged two Canada geese and a male mallard duck last Friday morning. All he needed to complete his day was “to have my wife clean these,” he smiled. The Iron County Chamber of Commerce has named Fob’s Fine Foods of Crystal Falls as Business of the Month for October. Hebert Construction Com-

pany of Caspian has received two national safety certificates from the Associated General Contractors of America. Angela Polich, daughter of George and Jean Polich of Chicaugon Lake, and Jeffrey Dohl, son of Roy and Lorena Dohl of Oconto, were married June 11 at Our Lady of the Pines Chapel at Copper Harbor. Fifty years ago (1963): Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sartorelli of Gaastra are the parents of a daughter, Rebecca Marie, born Nov. 7 at Stambaugh General Hospital. She joins three sisters, Mary Anne, Theresa and Germaine, and a brother, Joseph. Sharon Lee Lofgren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lofgren Jr. of Iron River, became the bride of Richard Leonard Seeg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Seeg of Negaunee, recently at First Lutheran Church of Iron River. A doll cake centerpiece decorated the table at the ninth birthday anniversary observance of Gloria Barry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Barry of Iron River. Guests at the party were, Beverly Lindahl, Diane Kosky, Pasty Crandall, Gloria’s cousins, LaVerne and Russell Westman, and her brothers, John and David.

From the Diamond Drill files

Out of the past... 1913: Train service over the Northwestern road has been established between this city and Alpha so that a person can now go from Crystal Falls to the new town and get back in a reasonably short time. Yesterday morning at 5 o’clock there arrived at the Swedish Lutheran parsonage a young lady vocal singer; Mother and baby are doing well. Gotlieb Pfeiffer is confined to his home with an illness this week and his friends fear another attack of typhoid fever. 50 years ago: Representatives of the Iron County Historical and Museum Society recently accepted an invitation from the Diamond Drill to look through their attic for artifacts which might prove beneficial to the group. Ad: Hunter Ball – Saturday night Nov. 9 – Music by Deno’s Trio at Memory Lane Restaurant and Bar

Ad: Gamble’s – 2 suburbanite winter tires – never lower priced 6.70x15 Black nylon tube type $11.77 25 years ago: A new spruce tree was transplanted on the Court House grounds last week by members of the city crew… The annual Crystal Falls Manor Auxillary fall bazaar will be held this Saturday at 1pm at the Manor. Headline: Job’s Daughters Honors Pennie Linna, Heather Knechtges and Roger Stoor Headline: Trojans Tip Wykons 20-0 to qualify for State Playoff 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@harbourhousemuseum. org.

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.

of volunteers who oversee the operation of the center. Financing of the operation of the community center is accomplished with a local millage, with the help of the residents, with fund-raisers, and donations from local and out of town residents. Grants have also helped. The voters of the city of Caspian are being asked to remember to vote on Nov. 5, 2013. And vote for the renewal of the one mill for the Caspian Community Center to support the center’s use for children and adults. -s- Mitzi McGreaham Caspian

‘Vote Caspian mill renewal’

To the editor: This Veteran’s Day, take a little time out and thank any veteran you meet for their service. Also try and support any group that helps our veterans and their families, from our local veteran organizations to programs like Wounded Warriors. For if it was not for the sacrifices of veterans and their families, we Americans would not have the freedoms we take for granted today. -s- Don Wolf Iron River

To the editor: The Caspian Community Center millage renewal will be on Tuesday, Nov. 5. This will be a one mill renewal for a three year period. The residents of the city of Caspian have been supporters of the center for many years. The center is open from October to May and has been a place for the children to gather with their friends and play games. There is a basketball court in the basement which is usable. The center is open from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is supervision of an adult at all times. The center is also available for meetings and parties. There is a small fee for the use of the center; this is for parties only. There is a playground area outdoors. It is open all summer for the community to use. The park can also be used for birthday parties for children. The center has been part of the Caspian community for almost 100 years and was designated as a historical site in the state of Michigan. The city of Caspian owns the building, and the center is administered by a group

‘Take time on Veterans Day’


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Menus... West Iron County Schools —Wednesday, Nov. 6: Pancakes, sausage, hash browns, applesauce & cherries. —Thursday, Nov. 7: 12 p.m. dismissal: Hot dogs, coleslaw, bananas —Friday, Nov. 8: Pepperoni pizza, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit. —Monday, Nov. 11: Chicken nuggets, hot carrots, pineapple. —Tuesday, Nov. 12: Grilled cheese, tomato soup, peaches. Iron River Senior Center —Wednesday, Nov. 6: Chicken breast, Alfredo noodles, winter blend, 3 bean salad, apricots. —Thursday, Nov. 7: Pork loin, mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, lettuce salad, applesauce, salad bar inside.

—Saturday, Nov. 9: Dance Night: Music by Frank Jirik, 6-9 p.m. $5 cover charge —Monday, Nov. 11: Polish sausage, sauerkraut, baked potatoes, juice, lemon bar. —Tuesday, Nov. 12: Chop suey over rice, carrot stix, cauliflower, juice, bread pudding. 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 265-6134. If not coming, please call by 9 a.m. on day of meal to cancel. W E E K LY A C T I V I T I E S : Bridge and cards every Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with refreshments. Fun Time Bingo, Tuesday and

MEETING NOTICE CITY OF IRON RIVER The Iron River City Council’s regular meeting time has been changed to 2 pm., November 13, 2013. Please contact City Hall if you have questions. 906-265-4719 or email clerk@ Rachel Andreski City Clerk R04 11/6

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. Monday-Thursday. 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) 265-6134. 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, Nov. 6: Italian sausage, sauerkraut, pickled beets,

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salad bar, birthday cake. —Monday, Nov. 11: BBQ on bun, German potato salad, spinach salad, cake. —Tuesday, Nov. 12: Liver & onions, sweet potatoes, peas, lettuce salad, apple pie. Suggested donation $4. Bread and milk served with all meals. Everyone welcome. Call 875-6709. 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 Blood Pressure Check Monday and Tuesday before noon meal, Wednesday before 4:30 p.m. meal. Amasa Senior Center —Wednesday, Nov. 6: Sausage/ kraut, mashed potatoes, corn, lettuce salad, apricots. —Thursday, Nov. 7: Pasties, mixed veg., coleslaw/carrots, fruit cocktail/crème. —Tuesday, Nov. 12: Beef roast/ gravy, mashed potatoes, Calif. blend veg., lettuce/tom. salad, peaches.

Genealogical Society will meet IRON RIVER—On Nov. 7, the Iron County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. at the West Iron District Library in the J. Patrick White Conference Room. The group will be reviewing common genealogical websites. This will be an opportunity for those beginning their genealogical search to see what these websites offer as well as input from the group. For the seasoned researcher, it may afford them an opportunity to crack that “brick wall” by revisiting these sites. Meetings are open to all individuals and are held monthly in the West Iron District Library. For more information, go to


Legal Notice STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF IRON PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF HEARING FILE NO. I-13-0025-NC In the matter of LANA JEAN RUZZICONE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS including: whose address(es) is/are unknown and whose interest in the matter may be barred or affected by the following: TAKE NOTICE: A hearing will be held on November 20, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. at 2 So. 6th St., Crystal Falls, MI 49920 before Judge C. Joseph Schwedler P26055 for the following purpose: FORMAL HEARING ON THE PETITIONTO CHANGE NAME OF LANA JEAN RUZZICONE TO LANA JEAN BEAUCHAMP. 10/25/2013 Lana Jean Ruzzicone 144 N. 1st Avenue Iron River, MI 49935 R07 11/6

Legal Notice Notice Of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely 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 Joseph M Dobson a married man, original mortgagor(s), to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Mortgagee, dated January 10, 2012, and recorded on January 11, 2012 in Liber 589 on Page 422, in Iron county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Thirty-Nine Thousand One Hundred Sixty-Six and 55/100 Dollars ($39,166.55). 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 a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Iron County, at 10:00 AM, on November 15, 2013. Said premises are situated in Township of Iron River, Iron County, Michigan, and are described as: All that part of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 14, T43N, R35W, described as: Beginning at a point which is 325 feet West and 33 feet North of the Southeast corner of the said NW 1/4 of NW 1/4, Section 14; thence West 150 feet; thence North 627 feet; thence East 150 feet; thence South 627 feet to the point of beginning. Excepting therefrom any portion of the subject premises which may lie Northerly of a line drawn as follows: Commencing at a point on the East line of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Section 14, T43N, R35W which is 660 feet South of the Northeast corner of said NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4; thence Westerly to the West line of said NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 to a point which is 660 feet South of the Northwest corner of said NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: October 16, 2013 For more information, please call: FC D (248) 593-1309 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Hwy Ste 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-5422 File #430708F01 (10-16)(11-06) R02 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

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 BRIAN JOHNSON, original mortgagor, to Mortgagee, CoVantage Credit Union, f/k/a Eagle Country Federal Credit Union, dated July 31, 2002, and recorded on August 5, 2002 in Liber 339 of Mortgages, Pages 449 through 457, Iron County, Michigan Register of Deeds Office, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Nineteen Thousand, Two Hundred Five and 07/100 ($19,205.07) Dollars, including interest at 6.0% 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 December 6, 2013. Said premises are situated in the Township of Crystal Falls, County of Iron and State of Michigan and described as: The NE¼ of the SE¼, Section 25, Township 43 North, Range 33 West, EXCEPTING therefrom the following described parcels of land: PARCEL I: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the NE¼ of the SE¼, Section 25; thence South 00°10'13" East along the West boundary line of the NE¼ of the SE¼ 96.70 feet, more or less, to the intersection of the South right-of-way limit of U.S. Highway No. 2 marked by a rebar pin; thence North 89°08'37" East along the South right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 2 127.36 feet to a P.I.; thence North 89°25'37" East along the South right-of-way line 549.64 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING marked by a rebar pin; thence continuing North 89°25'37" East, 282.88 feet, more or less, to a rebar pin, said pin being 350 feet West of the East boundary line of said NE¼ of the SE¼; thence South 00°06'43" East and parallel with the East boundary line of the NE¼ of the SE¼ 1240.01 feet, more or less, to the intersection of the South boundary line of said NE¼ of the SE¼ marked by a rebar pin; thence South 89°17'57" West along the South boundary line of said NE¼ of the SE¼ 338.63 feet to a rebar pin; thence North 07°12'23" West 387.23 feet to a rebar pin; thence South 89°17'57" West and parallel with the South boundary line of said NE¼ of the SE¼ 72.56 feet to a rebar pin; thence North 00°10'13" and parallel with the West boundary line of said NE¼ of the SE¼ 500.64 feet to a rebar pin; thence East 150.00 feet to a rebar pin; thence North 00°10'13" West, 107.13 feet to a rebar pin; thence North 89°25'37" East, 27.00 feet to a rebar pin; thence North 00°10'13" West, 250.00 feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL II: Beginning at a point 75 feet South of the Northwest corner of said NE¼ of the SE¼, said point being South right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 2; thence South along the West line of said NE¼ of the SE¼ 350 feet; thence East, 650 feet; thence North 350 feet, more or less, to the said South right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 2; thence West along said South right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 2 650 feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL III: Beginning at a point on the South right-ofway line of U.S. Highway No. 2 which is 75 feet South of the Northwest corner of said NE¼ of the SE¼; thence East along the said South right-of-way line 650 feet to a point which is the POINT OF BEGINNING of the land to be described; thence South 250 feet; thence East parallel with said South rightof-way line 27 feet; thence North 250 feet, more or less, to the said South right-of-way line; thence West along the said South right-of-way line 27 feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL IV: The East 350 feet of the NE¼ of the SE¼, Section 25, Township 43 North Range 33 West. TOGETHER WITH a non-exclusive and perpetual easement for ingress and egress 20 feet in width, for the benefit of the above described parcel, located over, on and along the existing gravel roadway, traversing the NE¼ of the SE¼, Section 25, Township 43 North, Range 33 West, as reflected in the previously recorded instruments evidencing said easement to and from the subject premises. 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. Dated: 10/23/13 LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN J. TINTI By: Steven J. Tinti (P36308) Attorney for Mortgagee, CoVantage Credit Union P.O. Box 98 Crystal Falls, MI 49920 (906)875-7451 R01 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27

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Forest Park board . . . Continued from page 1 ments. Nocerini also reported that the new high school science room is now complete. “It’s unbelievable,” he said. “It’s amazing what our kids will have there. It’s made for the 21st century.” The budget was $247,000, “and we hit it right on.” • Superintendent Waters spoke about the improved security system at the school. An intercom has been set up at the main entrance (commonly called “door No. 1”), where visitors press a “visitor” button. It signals the school offices, which are equipped with big screen TVs. A staff member looks at the camera and pushes the button to unlock the door. The TVs are also connected to security cameras located throughout the school. “We finally have a secure building,” she said. “We’re completely locked down during the day. It’s been very well-received—parents are very happy about it.” • Security doors for the Eddie Chambers Gym have been completed and programmed. Air conditioning for the school business office has been approved by the bond committee. The board accepted the bid of Blagec Brothers from Kingsford. • Another addition at Forest Park is a water bottle filling station—students can refill

Veterans . . . Continued from page 1 Year award for his giving back to the veteran community at the VA in Iron Mountain. “The purpose of the Military Appreciation Banquet is what the title of the event implies,” said Patsy Norton, Christian Women’s Connection spokesperson. “If the veterans who were in attendance felt honored and celebrated, then we accomplished our goal.”

plastic bottles there rather than using new ones, reducing the amount of plastic waste going into landfills. So far, the district has saved over 4,300 plastic bottles. • A project to improve seating and access to the bleachers at the Eddie Chambers Gym was done months ago. But not everything is to the district’s liking yet. First, said Nocerini, the work was done late, and some seat boards have still not been installed. Until that is done, the district is holding payment, and Nocerini said the district is expecting a discount, too. “We were promised many things,” he said. “He hasn’t come across yet.”

• Waters said additional gravel has been delivered and spread at the school playgrounds. “Really, the students liked it better in the piles,” she noted. “For a day, they had a lot of fun.” • Board Member Lisa Bloomburg reported the October student count was 451, with three more students coming in. She said that payments for food service had been delayed due to the federal government shutdown, but those have now been paid. Also paid over the last month are the delinquent tax payments from the county and state aid payments. “That means we won’t have to borrow,” Nocerini said.

PW Auxiliary annual bazaar set for Nov. 9 IRON RIVER—The PW Auxiliary of First Presbyterian Church will host its annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The Country Kitchen will be there with great homemade breads pies, rolls, cookies, stollens, plus fudge and other candies. Sally Blyze may have her plum jelly again. In the choir room, the White Elephant Sale will be held. They will have many surprises in there, including some Depression glass and a tea cart. Diane Smith will have a beautiful white Christmas tree decorated with many of her unique items. Our “Recipe Morsels” will introduce you to some of tastiest casseroles, salads, desserts, and appetizers and other hearty soups. You may buy small portions for only 25 cents to 50 cents and can enjoy a nice luncheon for a small price.

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Organizers ask that the food be brought to the church before 10 a.m. so it can be marked. Call 265-2258 if you want more information.

Rubber stamping group meets IRON RIVER—The local group of rubber stamp/scrap artists will meet in the J. Patrick White Conference Room of West Iron District Library on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 4:30 p.m. There will be two demonstrators. Kathy Ball will be sharing how to create a card with a bookmark. Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving/ Christmas stamps that would be suitable for the bookmark card. Victoria Poulos will be demonstrating the second project. Please bring the following items if you have them: bone folder, scissors, paper cutter, adhesive, heavy patterned cardstock, solid cardstock, 1 foot of ribbon and score pal.

Kids make book-themed puppets

The West Iron District Library held an Elephant and Piggie Party as part of its After-School Club recently. Children read stories by Mo Willems featuring the characters Elephant and Piggie and enjoyed activities related to the books. The children made puppets of the characters in order to use their imaginations and create their own stories.

Galleria program honors volunteers CASPIAN—The Iron County Historical & Museum Society will honor seven local residents and one local organization for their volunteer contributions to the community. The program is one feature of the 24th annual Christmas Tree Galleria to be held at the museum Nov. 9-17. The Volunteer Awards program will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. The Museum Society will present the honorees with certifications of appreciation, and 110th District State Rep. Scott Dianda will make presentations of award honors signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, 38th District State Sen. Tom Casperson and Dianda. The Volunteer Awards program is sponsored by the First National Bank & Trust of Iron Mountain-Kingsford and Plaza branch. Each honoree has been or is involved in a number of programs and projects. They are: --Gene Byrge of Alpha, who has been involved in Samaritan Centers of the U.P. --Randy Dion of Crystal Falls, who is a volunteer at the

Harbour House Museum. --Kelly Mullinax of Amasa, who is president and curator of the Amasa Museum. --Sharon Nickels of Mansfield Township, who is president of the Forest Park Music Boosters and a member of the Mansfield Memories Committee. --Larry Pifke of Stambaugh Township, who is a volunteer instructor for youth hunting safety programs. --Pat Turner of Beechwood, who volunteers with the Beechwood Historical Society and the Iron County Museum Archives. --Ron Sykora of Bates Township, who volunteers in the Kinship program. The museum will also honor the Iron County Golden K for its volunteer contributions, which include assisting with blood drives, Project Graduation and Gifts with Santa. Sally Blyze will provide musical selections before the program. The volunteer awards program is the first of four special programs to be held during the

Galleria. On Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m., the West End Players will entertain. The program is sponsored by Lindwall Motors and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. On Monday, Nov. 11, Family Night will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and is sponsored by the Dickinson Area Community Foundation. The Galleria will conclude on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. with entertainment by Paula D and the raffle drawing for the special baskets. The Galleria hours are Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday through Friday 1 to 4 p.m. The specially decorated Christmas trees and special baskets will be on display for viewing, and tickets for the basket raffles will be on sale throughout the Galleria. Admission to the Volunteer Awards program, the West End Players program and the Family Night is free. Admission to the remaining Galleria days is $5 for adults and for children, a nonperishable food item for the food pantry.

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Obituaries... Judith Sanders

GOSHEN—Judith M. Sanders, 59, passed away Friday evening at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born Feb. 23, 1954, in Stambaugh. She married David Sanders June 1, 1996 in Iron River. David survives along with her ex-husband, Michael Maki, Amasa; five children, Brigette (Michele) Maki and Chrystie Maki, both of Green Bay, Wis., Kam (Dan) Kopf, Crystal Falls, Wendy (Chris) Sanders, Elkhart and Tim (Lisa) Sanders, Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Chantelle, Dylan, Jurrien, Hailey and Ethan; two brothers, Jim (Yvonne) Andersen, Marquette and Michael “Fuzz” (Linda “Schmoo”) Andersen, Gaastra; a sister, Dolly (Randy) Harris, Yuma, Ariz.; her father, Robert Lundin, Watersmeet; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Irvin and Arties Alice (Erickson) Andersen. She graduated from West Iron High School in 1972. A domestic engineer, Judith moved to the Goshen area 26 years ago. She was a life member of DAV #15, Goshen. Her body will be cremated. A celebration of life service will be held on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Bates Township Hall. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Daniel Reitmeyer

KINGSFORD—Daniel Reitmeyer, 59, passed away following a brief illness with complications on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. He was born April 15, 1954, in Crystal Falls, son of Sally Reitmeyer Westfahl and the late Richard Reitmeyer. Dan graduated from Forest Park High School, Class of 1972. Shortly after graduation, Dan enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged after a three year stint. Dan was an avid outdoorsman and always full of fun. As per Dan’s request, private family services will be held at a later date. He is survived by his mother, Sally (Russell) Westfahl, Crystal Falls; two brothers, Jim (Jill) Reitmeyer, Monument, Colo. and David (Nancy) Reitmeyer, Hope, R.I.; two special aunts, Dorothy (Carl) Franzen, Crivitz, Wis. and Judy (Darrell) Roy, Stoughton, Wis.; two nieces, Monika Reitmeyer and Julia Reitmeyer, both of Denver, Colo.; numerous cousins and a host of wonderful friends. In addition to his father, Richard Reitmeyer, Dan was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his uncle, David Holmes; and his aunt, Peggy Campfield. You may light a candle in remembrance of Dan, or leave a condolence for his family online at The family has chosen the JacobsPlowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls to honor Dan’s Legacy of Life. Scan to your smarphone

Emeline Sitkoski

IRON RIVER—Emeline E. Sitkoski, 89, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the Iron River Care Center. She was born April 24, 1924, in Bates Township, Iron River, the daughter of the late Otto and Edna (Helgemo) Trybom. She attended the Iron River Schools, graduating from Iron River High School with the Class of 1942, and then went on to Business College. She worked in Waukegan, Ill. for two years before returning to Iron River. On Dec. 4, 1946, Emeline married Francis "Flash" Sitkoski at the St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River where the couple made their home. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in 2007. Emeline was employed as a secretary at the Iron River High School and at the Phoenix Lumber Company. She was later employed as a secretary for Metropolitan Life for 17 years after raising her two children, prior to her retirement in 1983. Emeline was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Iron River, Church Council, and the Priscilla Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband Flash on July 6, 2008; brothers, Ivar and Glenn Trybom; sisters, Lorraine Meyer and Adris Melchiori. Emeline is survived by her son, Geoffery (Debby) Sitkoski of Iron River; daughter, Gail Marie (Ron) Olson of Stillwater, Minn.; five grandchildren, Shawn (Amy) Sitkoski, Kristy (Michael) Young, Dan Olson, Jeff (Beth) Olson and Michelle Utin; nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and extended family. Funeral services were held Nov. 4 at the First Lutheran Church of Iron River with Rev. Bonny Kinnunen officiating. Pallbearers were Shawn Sitkoski, Daniel Olson, Jeff Olson, Charlie Olson, Sam Olson, and Michael Young. Interment was in Bates Township Cemetery, Iron River. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Emeline E. Sitkoski online at Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.


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The Family of Lila Mattioli wish to extend our thanks and appreciation to Pastor Bonnie Kinnunen; our organist, Kristina Korpi; the soloists; the readers; the ladies of First Lutheran Church for serving lunch; the Jacobs Funeral Home; the pallbearers; and all who visited, brought food, sent flowers, cards, prayers and monetary gifts. We are forever grateful to Rob and Kelly and their staff at the Iron River Care Center who provided our mother/grandmother with very loving and compassionate care. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Northstar Health System for our mother’s care over the years and through her passing. Our family will always remember the love, sympathy, prayers and support during our time of loss. God bless you all. God saw that she was getting tired, And a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around her, And whispered, “Come with Me.” With tearful eyes we watched her suffer; And saw her fade away, Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Kay & Jay Barry & Family; Diane (Melvin) Dishaw & Family; JoAnn & Bob Cascioli & Family; and Domenic Latella & Family

Stephen “Steve” Shepich

IRON RIVER—Stephen V. “Steve” Shepich, 65, died peacefully at his home on Camp Lake, with his loving wife Jo, by his side. Steve was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Stambaugh, the son of Nancy (Jacobson) Shepich and the late Victor Shepich. He graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1966 and was an all U.P. running back. At the age of 17, Steve attended Northern Michigan University on a football scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in social work in 1972. For the next 10 years, he worked as a Community Mental Health Counselor in Iron River and Iron Mountain. Steve furthered his education at Michigan State University where he obtained his Master’s degree in public administration. He was employed as a budget analyst for the Michigan House Fiscal Agency, overseeing budgets for the DNR and the Department of Agriculture. In 1993, he was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, serving the 110th District. Steve was proud to be regarded as a staunch liberal Democrat. He believed in fighting for the underdog and in preserving and protecting our natural environment. Steve never forgot his U.P. roots and valued his Iron County community. He played a significant role in obtaining funding to develop the Apple Blossom Trail, the Caspian Ski Hill and current City Hall, and the Iron River RV Park. In 1995, after moving back to Iron County, Steve met the love of his life, Jo Werner, and together they created and developed The Depot Restaurant & Bakery in two renovated Long Island train cars. In 1999 Steve and Jo were married in Cozumel, Mexico. They were blessed to return to Mexico each year after that, to bask in the sunshine and celebrate their love for each other. In 2005, they completed the historic renovation of the 1914 Train Station and opened “The Station” - a local establishment committed to promoting live music, sports of all kinds, good fun, good food, and a nice place for people to gather. Steve often joked that he had finally found the perfect job bartending at The Station - watching and talking sports, listening to live music, serving drinks, and most of all connecting with people. He had the special gift of making people feel at ease and made friends easily with people from all walks of life. People gravitated towards him because of his big heart and his infectious smile. Steve was a storyteller and a good one. He loved history and how it connected us. He could remember incredible details - and he could pull the most amazing facts out of his brain that would astound people. He had a passion for baseball - It was his favorite sport. As a boy, on warm summer nights, he listened to Detroit Tiger games on a transistor radio. Later on, he played fast pitch softball and told stories about that time in his life, that would make you howl with laughter. Music was a huge part of Steve’s life and he was drawn to the Motown Sound, the Beatles, Barry White, The Four Seasons, Johnny Rivers, Marvin Gaye, James Taylor, The Eagles, and Roy Orbison. He couldn’t sing and he couldn’t play an instrument but he could dance and had incredible rhythm. Steve loved and treasured his family. He often talked about “winning the parent lottery” - being raised by such a loving and involved mom and dad. He adored his three brothers and was so proud of the fact that each of them - “just small town guys from Caspian” achieved their Masters Level College degrees. His children and his granddaughters were the absolute joy of his life. He cherished his time with all of them. His perfect day, was out on the lake on his pontoon boat, or sitting in front of the fireplace, surrounded by friends and family. In June 2011, Steve was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia. In January 2012, he was the tenth person at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. to receive a double umbilical cord stem cell transplant. He battled the disease with fortitude and bravery, and never lost his sense of humor. He embraced each day as a gift and learned to truly live in the moment. He was a real inspiration to many people and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Steve is survived by his wife, Jo; his mother, Nancy of Caspian; children, Stacie (Grant) Stanton of Barrington, Ill., Steven M. (Jackie) Shepich of Iron River, Scott M. (Shelby) Shepich of Gwinn, Seth Werner Turvey of Slidell, La. and Shawn Werner Turvey of Lajitas, Tex.; three brothers, John (Linda) Shepich of Ludington, Gary (Mary) Shepich of Plainwell and Paul (Diane) Shepich of Livonia; two granddaughters, Lucy and Maria Stanton; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Darby Werner of Scotts Valley, Calif. Mimi Werner of Polson, Mont.; brother-in-law Ted (Alexis) Werner of Rialto, Calif.; and special friends, Greg and Debbie Bastian of Spread Eagle, Wis., Kim Collier-Hartjes and Greg Hartjes of Long Lake, Wis. and Paul and Joy DeNicola of Iron River. There will be a Celebration of Life to honor Steve, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m. at The Station, in Iron River. Pastor Dawn Treado Green from the First Presbyterian Church of Iron County will officiate. "In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "The Steve Shepich Memorial" which will go towards a memorial bench on the Apple Blossom Trail. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 82, Iron River or made directly to the CoVantage Credit Union account in Iron River." Condolences may be expressed to the family of Stephen “Steve” Shepich online at The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Reporter deadline: Friday at 4 p.m. In Loving Memory

Brian Michael Semke 4-25-71 -- 11-07-09 You Will Be Remembered You will be remembered when the flowers bloom in spring. In the summertime remembered in the fun that summers bring. You will be remembered when fall brings leaves of cold. In the wintertime remembered in the stories that are told. And you will be remembered each day right from the start. For the memories that we once shared forever live within our hearts.

Love you and miss you so very much much, Mom, sisters, brother-in-law and your other brother and family

Maxine Land

IRON RIVER—Maxine L. Land, 86, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital Marquette. She was born July 3, 1927 in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of the late Mirl and Flora (Belser) Buckmaster. She attended school in Roseville. Maxine married Robert Land and he preceded her in death in July of 1996. Maxine was a member of the Baptist Church and the Moose Club. She lived in Warren and in Tennessee for several years buying and selling antiques, and collected glassware and dolls. Maxine enjoyed drawing portraits, tending her houseplants, reading about history, and working on her genealogy. The loves of her life were her children and her two dogs, Bucky and Benny. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Bonnie Bell; brothers, Mirl and Kenneth; sisters, Juanita and Francis; and a grandson. Maxine is survived by her sons, Richard Land of Warren and Gary Timchuck of Spring Hill, Fla.; daughters, Kathleen Arnoldi of Iron River, Nancy (Robert) Young of Warren and Dee Dee Marshal of Tawas; sister, Diane (Joseph) Poff of Warren; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-greatgrandchildren; nieces, nephews, and extended family. Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, with Rev. John Fish officiating. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Maxine L. Land online at Funeral arrangements were by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Harold Foucault, Sr.

CRYSTAL FALLS—Harold Foucault, Sr., 91, passed away suddenly, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He was born May 2, 1922, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Albert and Mary (Mattson) Foucault. Harold attended the Crystal Falls schools. He married the former Ellen Lahti on Feb. 11, 1944. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2008. Harold worked in the CCC camps. He served in the United States Coast Guard, serving during World War II. Harold was employed in the area mines for 38 years, retiring from Groveland Mine in 1981. Upon retirement, he and Ellen enjoyed traveling extensively. He was a member of United Lutheran Church, Crystal Falls, and the American Legion Post No. 87 of Crystal Falls. Harold was an excellent hunter, trapper, and fisherman and loved the outdoors and spending time at his camp on Deer Lake. Harold is survived by his daughter, Debbie (James) Zaupa, Crystal Falls; one brother, Donald Foucault, Crystal Falls; two grandchildren, Shaun (Nicole), Jesse Zaupa; four greatgrandchildren, Claire, Bree, Ellie, and Baby Joe. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and loving wife, Ellen, Harold was preceded in death by one son, Larry Foucault; one sister, Violet Johnson; and one granddaughter, Jody. The visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. at United Lutheran Church, Crystal Falls. The East Side Veteran’s Council will conduct a Pass-In-Review 10:45 a.m. at the church. The funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday at the church. Rev. Micheal Laakko will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls. Pallbearers will be Shawn Zaupa, Jesse Zaupa, John Foucault, Roy Foucault, Al Johnson, and Ken Johnson. You may light a candle in remembrance of Harold, or leave a condolence for his family online at www. The family has chosen the JacobsPlowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls to honor Harold’s Legacy of Life. Scan to your smartphone

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Congratulations to Jennifer (McGregor) and Mike Ziegenhorn of Gwinn, on the birth of a son, Caydence Lee, on Sept. 25, 2013, in Marquette. Weight: 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Pat McGregor and Jim McGregor of Crystal Falls and Jim and Carole Ziegenhorn of Elmhurst, Ill. Great-grandparents are the late John and Dorothy Grimm and Joseph and Lillian McGregor. Also the late Arthur and Margarette Pazelaar and Sylvin and Louise Ziegenhorn. Caydence joins a sister Hollyann age 9.

Congratulations to Ashley Slizewski and Jason McLean of Eagle River, Wis. on the birth of Averianna Alexis on Oct. 29, 2013, at Howard Young Medical Center. Weight: 7 pounds, 3.4 oz. Grandparents are Dale and Lou Hookenson of Gaastra. Averianna joins siblings, Seirra, Brooklyn, Landen and Axel.

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42. Root source of tapioca 44. Animal track 46. Backed away from 47. Neighborhood canvas 49. Pigeon-pea plant 50. Nursing group 51. Within reach 56. Turkish brandy 57. Metal food storage container 58. Batten down 59. Assist in wrongdoing 60. Old world, new 61. Rust fungus spore cases 62. A way to wait 63. Point midway between S and SE 64. Adam and Eve’s third son CLUES DOWN 1. Has two wheels 2. “A Death in the Family” novelist 3. Fabric stuffing 4. Mix in a pot

NCIS: Los Angeles

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WJMN CBS Escanaba WBKP CW Calumet WLUC NBC Marquette WBUP ABC Marquette WLUK Fox Green Bay WNMU PBS Marquette Arts & Entertainment CNN Discovery Channel ESPN Fox Sports Net Detroit Hallmark Channel Home & Garden TV (HGTV) History Channel Home Box Office (HBO) The Learning Channel The Movie Channel National Geographic Nickelodeon TBS TNT Turner Classic Movies USA Network

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Caspian-Stambaugh-Gaastra: 9, WGN America; 12, WJFW, NBC, Rhinelander; 14, Cartoon Network; 17, Animal Planet; 18, Great American Country; 20, Eternal Word TV Network; 21, WXYZ, ABC, Detroit; 23, QVC; 26, C-Span; 27, Fox News Channel; 29, WMVS, PBS, Milwaukee; 30, Outdoor Channel; 32, AMC; 33, Lifetime; 35, AmericanLife; 36, ThisTV; 39, Weather Channel; 40. Home Shopping Network; 41, Sportsman Channel; 42, ABC Family; 43, Trinity Broadcasting Network; 44, Food Network; 45, WZMQ, Marquette, ThisTV; 46, Speed Channel; 48, Universal Sports; 49, Golf Channel; 50, WMVT, PBS, Milwaukee.

November 8, 2013

8 pm


9 pm

9:30 10 pm 10:30 11 pm 11:30

Hawaii Five-0 (N)

The Carrie Diaries Dateline NBC (CC) Last Man Neigh MasterChef (N) Wash Charlie Storage Storage Anderson Cooper

Top Model News Seinfeld Grimm (N) (CC) Dracula (N) (CC) Shark Tank (N) 20/20 (N) (CC) Sleepy Hollow (CC) News Great Performances (N) (CC) Storage Storage Storage Storage Piers Morgan Live Crossfire Unguard

Blue Bloods (N) (CC) News



Commun Commun ’70s ’70s News Jay Leno J. Fallon 10 News Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline Arsenio Hall 30 Rock 30 Rock Newsline Charlie Rose (N) Storage Storage Storage Storage Anthony Bourd. Anderson Cooper

Gold Rush - The Gold Rush (N) (CC) Last Frontier Gold Rush (CC) College Basketball Georgetown vs. Oregon. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball: Thunder at Pistons Pistons Live (N) Michigan Coaching Pete’s Christmas (2013) Bruce Dern. (CC) › Eve’s Christmas (2004) Elisa Donovan. War of the Worlds Boardwalk Empire Real Time, Bill Real Time, Bill Fixer Upper (CC) Flip or Flip or Hunters Hunt Intl Hunt Intl Hunt Intl

Last Frontier SportsCenter (N) Overtime Basket Once Upon East Hello Flip or Flip or

American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers JFK: The Final Hours (N) The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination JFK: The Final Korra Turtles Full H’se Full H’se Full H’se Full H’se Friends Friends Friends Friends › Mr. Deeds (2002) Adam Sandler. (DVS) ›› 50 First Dates (2004) Adam Sandler. Office Office ››› The Awful Truth (1937) ››› My Favorite Wife (1940) Irene Dunne. ››› Love Crazy (1941) (CC) Say Yes Say Yes Say Yes Say Yes Secret Princes (N) Say Yes Say Yes Secret Princes (CC) ››› Intolerable Cruelty (2003) I Don’t Know How She Does It ›› Uptown Girls (2003) (CC) Concrete ›› The Longest Yard (2005, Comedy) Adam Sandler. ›› Invincible (2006) Mark Wahlberg. (CC) Spider Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Law & Order: SVU


November 10, 2013


8 pm


9 pm

9:30 10 pm 10:30 11 pm 11:30

60 Min. The Amazing Race The Good Wife (N) The Mentalist (N) News ››› The Devil’s Own (1997) (CC) Seinfeld Seinfeld King King Football NFL Football Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints. (N) (CC) News Once Upon a Time Revenge (N) (CC) Betrayal (N) (CC) Castle “Target” Simpsons Burgers Fam. Guy American Fox 11 News at 9 Edge Carpet Secrets of Althorp Masterpiece Classic Masterpiece Classic Yellow News

Sports McCarver ’Til Death ’Til Death Friends Leverage Private Practice Arsenio Hall Infinity Hall Live

Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Governor Governor Governor Governor Duck D. Duck D. Anthony Bourd. Anthony Bourd. CNN Special Anthony Bourd. Anthony Bourd. Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Buying Buying Alaska: The Last Buying Buying SportCtr BCS MLS Soccer Playoffs: Teams TBA. (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) SportCtr World Poker Tour The Best of Pride Wing Football World Poker Tour Sports Unlimited A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013) Alicia Witt. Christmas With Holly (2012) Sean Faris. Nov-Christmas ›› Taken 2 (2012) Boardwalk Empire East Hello Boardwalk Empire East Hello Cousins Undercover Property Brothers House Hunters Hunters Hunt Intl Property Brothers Pawn Pawn Ax Men (N) (CC) American Jungle (N) Top Gear (CC) Pawn Pawn Killing Kennedy (2013) Rob Lowe. Killing Kennedy (2013) Rob Lowe. Killing Kennedy See Dad Instant ››› The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Friends Friends Friends Friends Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang ›› Yes Man (2008) Jim Carrey. (DVS) ››› High Plains Drifter (1973) (CC) ››› Monte Walsh (1970) Lee Marvin. (CC) Eastern Go West Medium Medium Medium Medium Alaskan Women Medium Medium Alaskan Women ››› Gosford Park (2001) Eileen Atkins. (CC) ››› The Woman in Black ››› Compliance ›› Clash of the Titans (2010) (CC) (DVS) ›› Clash of the Titans (2010) Sam Worthington. Term 2 Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Covert Affairs (CC) Law & Order: SVU


Crystal Falls: 9, WGN America; 14, VH-1; 15, Spike TV; 16, Disney Channel; 17, Weather Channel; 23, Eternal Word TV Network; 25, MTV; 29, TV Land; 30, Lifetime; 31, Home Shopping Network; 32, CMT; 33, ESPN2; 35, WZMQ, Marquette, ThisTV.

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Iron River: 2, Fox U.P., Marquette; 7 EWTN; 9, WGN America; 10, WYOW, ABC, Eagle River; 14, NFL Network 15, Comedy Central; 16, Fox News Channel; 17, Spike TV; 18, NBC Sports Network; 19, Animal Planet; 20, Speed Channel; 22, MTV; 23, VH1; 24, Nickelodeon; 25, Cartoon Channel; 26 Disney Channel; 28, ESPN2; 26, Fox Detroit; 31, Golf Channel;, 32, Outdoor Channel; 34 WTBS Atlanta; 36, Syfy; 37, AMC; 39, FX1; 40, Lifetime; 41, Food Network; 48, C-SPAN; 52, TV Land; 53, Country Music Television; 54, CBWT, CBC, Winnipeg; 55, QVC; 57, Zap2It TV listings.


Sunday Evening

9:30 10 pm 10:30 11 pm 11:30

Hostages (N) (CC)

Other channels not listed

Stambaugh Caspian Iron Gaastra River Symbol

9:30 10 pm 10:30 11 pm 11:30

College Football LSU at Alabama. (N) (Live) (CC) Cheaters (N) (CC) Cops Rel. Cops Rel. Rules Rules Miss Universe Women vie for the crown. Saturday Night Live College Football Teams TBA. (N) (Live) (CC) College Football Texas at West Virginia. (N) (CC) News High-School Bowl Lawrence Welk American Just

Love It or List It Love It or List It Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn Doomsday Preppers Life Below Zero Sam & Haunted Thunder Thunder Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang ››› Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) (CC)

Crystal Falls

9:30 10 pm 10:30 11 pm 11:30

Big Bang Millers

Saturday Evening


9:30 10 pm 10:30 11 pm 11:30

The X Factor The top 12 finalists perform. News Arsenio Hall Nature (CC) NOVA (N) Raw to Ready (N) World Newsline Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck Dynasty (CC) Duck D. Anderson Cooper Piers Morgan Live AC 360 Later (N) E. B. OutFront To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced NBA Basketball NBA Basketball: Mavericks at Thunder

7 pm


9 pm

Survivor (N) (CC) Criminal Minds (N) CSI: Crime Scene Arrow (N) (CC) Tom People News Seinfeld Revolution (N) (CC) Law & Order: SVU Dateline NBC (N) The 47th Annual CMA Awards (N) (S Live) (CC)


November 6, 2013



November 12, 2013


8 pm


9 pm

9:30 10 pm 10:30 11 pm 11:30

NCIS “Alibi” (N)

NCIS: Los Angeles

Person of Interest


The Originals (N)

Supernatural (N)


Commun Commun ’70s


The Biggest Loser

The Voice (N) (CC)

Chicago Fire (N)


J. Fallon

20/20 (N) (CC) News

10 News Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline Arsenio Hall 30 Rock 30 Rock

S.H.I.E.L.D. Gold Trophy Dads (N) Brooklyn New Girl Mindy


Letterman Jay Leno

African Americans

JFK: American Experience (N) (CC) (DVS)


Storage Storage Anderson Cooper

Storage Storage Piers Morgan Live

Hoggers Hoggers AC 360 Later (N)

Hoggers Hoggers E. B. OutFront

Moonshiners: Out

Moonshiners (N)


Moonshiners (CC)

College Basketball

Newsline Charlie Rose (N)

College Basketball: State Farm Champions Classic

NHL Hockey: Jets at Red Wings A Holiday Engagement (2011) (CC) Real Time, Bill



Storage Storage Piers Morgan Live Porter


SportsCenter (N)

Wings Lv NBA Basketball: Pistons at Warriors Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade Christmas Song

›› Taken 2 (2012) (CC)


Boardwalk Empire

Income Property Income Property (N) Hunters Hunt Intl House Hunters Cnt. Cars Cnt. Cars Cnt. Cars Cnt. Cars Top Gear (N) (CC) Daredev Daredev Doomsday Preppers Doomsday Preppers Life Below Zero (N)


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Income Property Cnt. Cars Cnt. Cars

Doomsday Preppers Life Below Zero

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Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Trust Me Conan (N) (CC) Pete Conan ›› The Party (1968) (CC) Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned ›››› Brief Encounter (1945) Little People, World

Little People, World

››› Team America: World Police (2004) Castle “Punked” Castle (CC) (DVS)

My Five Wives (CC)

Little People, World

My Five Wives (CC)

› Nature Calls (2012, Comedy) ››› Bug (2006) Ashley Judd. Boston’s Finest (CC) Boston’s Finest (CC) Boston’s Finest (CC)

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IRON COUNTY REPORTER, November 6, 2013, Page 9

Hunters ‘Discovering’s’ Buck Outdoors... LeVasseur passes the breakfast Autumn is musky time in Iron County torch to Brian Whitens set for MARQUETTE—Long-time host of TV6’s “Discovering” program Buck LeVasseur is officially passing the torch to local outdoor videographer/ producer Brian Whitens. “I’m no longer physically able to do the job,” says LeVasseur, “but Brian is a very qualified person. He is very talented, does a wonderful job and he really knows what he’s doing in the outdoors.” Buck recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Discovering,” which has run continuously on TV6 since 1982. The award winning outdoor program has become a fixture on TV6 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time every Monday night, as Buck and now Brian explore the people and places that make Upper Michigan such a wonderfully diverse place to play and live.

President and CEO Rob Jamros commented, “Buck has been such an integral part of the TV6 family for so long that it’s difficult to comprehend that he’s really leaving. But as proud as we are of Buck’s accomplishments over the past 30 years, we are confident that Brian Whitens can carry on the tradition that is ‘Discovering’.” Whitens, who has been acting as interim “Discovering” host over the past year says, “I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to be associated with something that is so much a part of the Upper Peninsula. What Buck has accomplished is nothing short of amazing and it’s an absolute honor to sit in his chair.” “Discovering” airs on TV6 every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Central Time.

Shotgun and rifle raffle winners announced IRON RIVER—West Iron County Fitness Center announces winners of the recent shotgun and rifle raffle. Winners are as follows: Mossberg 835 camo 12 gauge: Mark Donati Remington 887 Blue synthetic 12 gauge: Jessie Christensen Mossberg 935 camo 12 gauge: Don Busakowski All Rifles include a Nikon 3x9x40 Pro Staff scope CVA Optima 50 cal: Allen Dahl Ruger American 270: Darla Bonno Weatherby Vangard: Nick Dallapiazza Savage 114 7mm mag: Dale Saavola Ruger M77 .243 cal: Roger Skolasinski Remington 700 25-06: Debbie Christan Tikka 270: Mark Martini Organizers appreciate all who purchased tickets and Tony Tomasoski of TNT Gun Sales for all of his help. “We appreciate the continued community support that will allow greater oppor-

tunities for all of the students and student-athletes at West Iron County Schools.” student-athletes at West Iron County Schools.”

Nov. 17 at VFW

CRYSTAL FALLS—The Tufts Rondon VFW Post and Auxiliary will be holding a hunters breakfast at the post clubrooms on Superior Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until noon. The breakfast is open to the public and will feature eggs and sausage, potatoes, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, milk and coffee. The Amasa ladies will be baking their famous cardamom “Finnish biscuit.” Take outs will also be provided. The cost of the breakfast is $7.00 per person. In planning the breakfast, the committee will be calling members to take part. “Many of our members can’t get out to help,” said a post official, “but want to participate and so someone will be contacting them in the next week or so. A donation is optional, but many have expressed interest and asked to be notified of VFW activities. “We’re hoping to have a good turnout,” said a spokesperson. “Come out, enjoy the food and company and help out the vets at the same time.”

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Good Luck Teams in the Playoffs! Congratulations & Good Luck to the Congratulations & Good Luck to the West Iron County Football Team !! Forest Park Football Team !!

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Division 7 Playoffs at Nelson Field, Iron River

Division 8 Playoffs at Dick Mettlach Field, Crystal Falls

Friday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m. -- WIC vs. Ishpeming

Friday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m. -- Forest Park vs. L’Anse

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IRON COUNTY REPORTER, November 6, 2013, Page 11

Wykons tackle Ishpeming next . . .

All eyes are on the ball, as Libby Shamion (6) makes a bump during Forest Park’s match with Kingsford Oct. 29. Ready to make the next move are Kendra Campbell (5), Maria Stankewicz (3) and Kelsi Hendrickson (7).

FP v’ball . . . Women’s pool Continued from page 12 (“aggressive at the net�) and Marinoff (“filling our libero position nicely�). The coach said she mixed up the lineup a bit, adding “We are going to keep pushing our limits in practice.� Gussert, 13 kills, 4 blocks; Campbell, 6 kills, 5 aces, 2 blocks; Shamion, 5 kills, 3 aces; Stankewicz, 13 assists; Kelsi Hendrickson, 5 assists.

Indoor bocce Windsor Center Thursday Night Mixed results, Oct. 31 Go Go Ghouls (Dale Saord, Sue Sprague) def. Ghouls’ Night Out (Sharon Everson, Amy Pratt) 2-0 Goblins (Gail Passamoni, Eleanor Lindahl) tied Ghosts (Kim Kunchynski, Kris Graves) 1-1 Note: New players are invited every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Teams are randomly chosen each week.

Iron River Women’s Pool League Oct. 31 standings: UP North II, 34-14; UP North I, 25-23; Snipe Lake, 25-23; Cozee Bar, 22-26; Wooden Nickel, 20-28; Randy’s, 18-30. Top shooters: Jody Larson (UN2), 80%; Lu Dache (UN2), Tammi Marinello (Coz), Sarah Bachlich (UN2), all 75%; Vicky Ferrara (UN1), Julie Baumgartner (SL), Ginger Shimun, all 67%.

Men’s pool Iron County Men’s

Pool League Oct. 30 standings: UP North I, 47-13; Snipe Lake III, 42-18; UP North II, 40-20; Snipe Lake II, 40-20; Village Inn II, 34-26; Knothead’s, 33-27; Randy’s I, 3228; Stambaugh Legion, 32-28; Wooden Nickel, 29-31; Village Inn I, 28-32; Cozee, 27-33; Raven’s Nest, 26-34; VFW, 26-34; Snipe Lake I, 24-36; Randy’s II, 20-40. Notes: Standings available at for Iron County Men’s Pool ‌

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Continued from page 12 and several more carries led to Peterson’s third TD of the game on a sneak from the 1. The kick put West Iron in front 21-0 with nine minutes left. St. Francis tried again to get in gear with a 28-yard pass, but Pisoni ended the drivewith his second interception of the game. After a Wykon fumble, the Gladiators finally put a scoring drive together, with Parker Guss scoring on a 3-yard run. West Iron’s lead was 21-7 with 1:56 left. No shutout but no problem. Rogers recovered the onside kick, the Wykons ground out a first down and then took a knee. Game over. Noise and jubilation. “Our home crowd was outstanding,� Berutti said. “It was a packed house. I’m trying to yell things out there [to players on the field]. These kids are 25 yards away, I’m yelling as loud as I can, and they can’t even hear because the crowd was so loud.� As the night went on, Berutti noted some of the Gladiators’ top players on the sidelines. “I think they were gassed,� said Berutti. “Our guys kept coming at them and coming at them. We wore them right out. “We’ve been pushing our guys hard all year in conditioning. It paid off.� Game ball goes to the Wykon defense, which stepped up to the task. “Chris Thomson did a great job calling the defense. With all their counters and all that action they had in

the backfield, we were going to put pressure on them.� The WIC linebackers [Nick Helgemo, Alec Schmelebeck, Jake Polich] attacked at different angles. “We were changing it up. By doing that, we sent our D-tackle and Dend in different directions. “We knew we just couldn’t sit there and take it because of their size. The kids did a great job taking care of their responsibilities first and helping out and getting to the football. The initial guys made solid hits and guys were coming over to help clean up.�

IRON RIVER—Andrew Peterson andAlec Schmelebeck were named players of the year in voting by West Pac Conference football coaches last week. Peterson was voted top defensive player and was one

of the four Wykons (including three defensive linemen) voted to the 13-member defensive first team. The others were linemen Chasz Jonet and Max Maloney and defensive back Colton Pangrazzi. Schmelebeck, a junior,

CRYSTAL FALLS—Forest Park took home a host of awards from Great Western Conference football coaches during the all-conference meeting held last week. The 9-0 Trojans were voted team of the year; Bill Santilli was named coach of the year; Austin Snell was top return specialist and co-wide receiver; Lee Graff was top defensive back/linebacker; and Daniel Nocerini was top kicker. That’s in addition to the actual all-conference selections. Chosen on offense were Snell at end and three linemen: Adam Hilberg, Brett Smithson and Steven Hallmann Voted to the defensive

team were Graff at linebacker, Connor Kezerle at defensive back and Nocerini at defensive end. (Note: We hope to print the complete GWC and West Pac teams in next week’s issue.)

Team stats: West Iron, 421 total yards (39-346 rushing, 3-975 passing); St. Francis, 303 total yards (42-197 rushing, 6-16-106 passing). First downs: WIC 13, St. Francis 15. Individual stats: Rushing: Alec Schmelebeck, 21-136; Andrew

Peterson, 9-181; Chasz Jonet, 8-35. Passing: Peterson, 3-9-75. Receiving: Ryan Rogers, 2-48; Joe Pisoni, 1-27. Defense (tackles-assists): Schmelebeck, 7-2; Nick Helgemo, 6-3; Peterson, 6-2; Jake Polich, 6-1; Jonet, 5-0. Sacks: Peterson 2. Interceptions: Pisoni 2.

• Defending Division 7 state champion Ishpeming comes to Nelson Field on Nov. 8, hoping to end the Wykons’ dream season. It’s at West Iron because the Wykons have a better playoff point average in the state’s system. (WIC beat three Class B teams and four playoff qualifiers. Ishpeming only played against Class C teams and defeated two playoff qualifiers.) The 10-0 Hematites had just had one close game this season—a 28-24 win over Negaunee, the Miners’ only

loss this season. Except for the 6-3 Crandon Cardinals, that’s the only winning record and only playoff team Ishpeming faced all season. They crushed Mancelona 50-0 in their playoff opener Nov. 2. Ishpeming’s only regular season loss in the last four years was to Negaunee last season (20-8). They beat West Iron 44-14 in the 2011 playoffs but were eliminated by TC St. Francis one week later. West Iron ended the Hematites’ season with a 22-20 playoff win in 2008. Berutti promised: “We’ll go to work on Monday and play as hard as we can next week.� What more can you ask?


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Trojans stop Gogebic . . . Continued from page 12 ries of mistakes that hurt the Trojans all night: two touchdowns wiped out by illegal shift penalties; missed blocks that led to Johnson getting sacked or rushed into bad passes; blown coverage on Gogebic pass plays. “Normally in the playoffs,� Santilli went on, “if you make that many mistakes, you’re going home. “We were very fortunate we could play through all the mistakes we made and have another chance to redeem ourselves. That’s the bottom line.� Team stats: Forest Park, 312

total yards (45-258 rushing, 3-1754 passing); Gogebic, 271 yards (23-13 rushing, 258 passing). First downs: FP 8, Gogebic 5. Individual stats: Rushing, Lee Gra, 27-168; Austin Snell, 8-75; Je Johnson, 8-13. Passing: Johnson, 3-16-54, 1 TD; Gra, 0-1-0. Receiving: Gra, 1-30; Snell, 2-24. Gogebic receiving: Jess Mazzon, 5-106; Kevin Lane, 6-104; Collin Gagnon, 1-48. Defense (tackles-assists): Gra, 9-4; Billy Ragio, 6-1; Raymond Tomasik, 4-5; Daniel Nocerini, 4-4. Sack: Nocerini. Fumble recovery: Connor Dalpra. Interceptions: Snell, Connor Kezerle, Gra. Hurries: Dalpra 2.

• The Division 8 district title will be decided at Dick Mettlach Field on Nov. 8 when the Trojans take on L’Anse.

Kickoff is at 6 p.m. L’Anse defeated Lake Linden 52-34 in its pre-district game Nov. 1. Last year, the Purple Hornets ended the Trojans’ season 34-28 in a predistrict game. FP beat L’Anse 32-0 in the 2007 playoffs. L’Anse went 7-2 this season. The only losses were to West Iron (27-14) and Munising (17-10), both playoff teams. Trivia: L’Anse was the opponent in Forest Park’s last scoreless tie. The teams played to a 0-0 standoff in 1991. MINERS TROJANS

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Wykons voted West Pac players of year was the coaches’ choice for offensive player of the year. He was named to the team at running back. Also on the first team were linemen Bryson Heimerl and Andy Ridolphi along with Ryan Rogers at both receiver and punter. Wykons Coach Mike Berutti was voted coach of the year, as West Iron went 9-0

overall and won the conference title. More Wykons were voted to the second team. On offense, they were linemen Austin Carlson and Mykel Zaritz. Picks on defense were linebacker Jake Polich, lineman Ron Varney and defensive back Joe Pisoni. Zane Sarafiny received honorable mention.

IRON RIVER—West Iron County senior Cassilyn Pellizzer was voted to the first

team by West Pac Conference volleyball coaches at their annual meeting last week. Pellizzer is in her third season on the Wykons’ varsity team and was the team’s middle hitter this season. She received honorable mention at middle last year. Two other Wykons, Abbie Grubbs and Amy Richardson, both received honorable mention from West Pac coaches. Both are seniors. • West Iron finished its regular season at Houghton last week, and the Wykons will host the Class C District 95 tournament this week at the Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. The event starts Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., when Iron Mountain goes up against Norway. At about 6:15, West Iron takes on Ironwood in the other semifinal match. The semifinal winners advance to the District 95 championship match, which takes place Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. The D95 champion moves on to the Class C regional tournament in Gladstone, starting Nov. 12.

Trojans clean up at GWC meeting West Pac coaches select Pellizzer

Gussert repeats as Skyline MVP CRYSTAL FALLS—Forest Park senior Lexi Gussert was unanimous voted most valuable player by Skyline Conference volleyball coaches during their annual meeting last week. It’s her second consecutive year as MVP. The Lady Trojans’ middle hitter, Gussert led her team to another 12-0 season and another Skyline title. Several teammates joined her on the all-conference team. Maria Stankewicz, Forest Park’s setter and a sophomore, was voted to the first team. Libby Shamion, an outside hitter and also a sophomore, was voted unanimously to the second team. Hannah Marinoff, a senior and FP’s libero, was also chosen to the second team. North Dickinson’s Sandy

Haustein was chosen coach of the year, and ND’s Lexi Steele, a junior, got the defensive specialist award. Most valuable player: Lexi Gussert, Forest Park. Defensive specialist: Lexi Steele (jr.), North Dickinson. First team: Janel Dani, Carney-Nadeau; Maria Stankewicz (soph.), Forest Park; Kelsey Shope, Mid Peninsula; Paige Whitens, North Central; Chelsey Stroud (jr.), North Dickinson; Miranda Jacobson (jr.), North Dickinson; Savannah Stenlund, Rapid River. Second team: Libby Shamion (soph.), Forest Park; Hannah Marino, Forest Park; Malorie Peterson, Bark River-Harris; Gina Rotter, North Dickinson; Andrea Dani, Carney-Nadeau; Morgan Wells, North Central; Hannah Kanyuh (soph.), Rapid River. Honorable mention: Kimberly Cary, North Dickinson; Savannah Stenberg, Bark River-Harris; Alli Theoret, Carney-Nadeau; Hunter Branstrom (jr.), Mid Peninsula.

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Trojans survive Miners 30-16

CRYSTAL FALLS—It sure wasn’t easy. Forest Park’s football players probably woke last Saturday morning with aches and pains, souvenirs of a bruising battle the night before. But it paid off in the end, as the Trojans finally subdued a gritty Gogebic team 30-16 here Nov. 1 in a Division 8 pre-district game. The Trojans will host L’Anse on Nov. 8 (6 p.m. kickoff) for the district title. Talented and tough: That’s describes Gogebic, whom the Trojans defeated 38-20 in week 8 of the regular season. This time, Forest Park never trailed but never could breathe easy until the final minutes. The Miners cut FP’s lead to 22-16 early in the second half and stayed within a touchdown well into the fourth quarter, threatening to take the lead several times. “Gogebic wouldn’t go away,” said Coach Bill Santilli, “nor could we put them away. It was a very tense, close game for most of the second half.” While the Trojans stayed in front, let’s make this point

clear: Both teams made big plays. Both also made mistakes. Bottom line: Gogebic wasn’t far from pulling off the upset. “We had moments when I felt that we were self-destructing,” the coach said. “Yet we were able to overcome.” Forest Park gained 38 yards on its first three plays of the game—all Lee Graff runs around the left. But at their 24, the Miners suddenly became brick walls and got the ball back on downs. When Connor Dalpra later recovered a fumble at the Miners 16, Gogebic didn’t let FP get any closer and won the ball back again. Later, Forest Park got to the Miners 15—but Ben Zielinski’s interception ended that. That’s how it was in the first quarter: all defense. But on FP’s second play of the second quarter, Snell burst through the right side, found a gap and dashed 62 yards for a score. The convert failed, but FP led 6-0. Thirty-nine seconds later, the Trojans scored again, and Snell was in the midst of it. He intercepted Gogebic’s first

down pass and ran it back to the Miners 36. Two plays later, Graff dashed around the right side and down the sideline for a 40-yard TD. He added the two-pointer for a 14-0 lead. With five minutes till halftime, Gogebic struck back. Facing 2nd and 28 at the Miners 25, QB Zielinski passed to Jess Mazzon down the middle for a 75-yard TD. A pass to Collin Gagnon cut FP’s lead to 14-8. FP had two more good chances to score before halftime. The first came when Snell broke away for an apparent 55-yard TD run—but an illegal shift penalty negated it. Later, Connor Kezerle intercepted a pass, giving FP a first down at the Miners 35 with 1:52 left. On first down, QB Jeff Johnson’s passed to Snell for an apparent score. But no! Another illegal shift! This time, though, the Trojans eventually got the score on a Johnson-Snell 13-yard TD pass on third down with 14 seconds left. A two-point pass to Kevin Nocerini put FP ahead 22-8 at halftime. Knowing Gogebic would get the second half kickoff, Trojan coaches stressed at halftime how important it was to make the defensive stop. “We didn’t do it,” Santilli said. Gogebic covered 70 yards on eight plays, scoring on Zielinski’s 15-yard pass to Lane, who was wide open. A pass to Mazzon cut FP’s lead to 22-16 with 7:54 left in the third quarter. That’s how it stayed for the longest time. Drive after drive looked promising but fizzled. A 30-yard pass to Graff earned first down at the Miners 19—Gogebic’s defense made the stop. A short punt gave FP the ball near midfield, but a third down interception

snuffed out that threat. With the Miners’ ground game largely ineffective (less than a year per carry), Zielinski threw the ball on nearly every play, and the Trojans’ sixpoint lead looked shaky. Who would make the big play? It was Graff. Early in the fourth quarter, on 3rd and 1 at the Trojan 40, Graff took a handoff and charged 32 yards to the Gogebic 28. Johnson’s keeper and two Graff runs led to 2nd and 6 at the Miners 13: Graff got the handoff, went around the left and leaped over a Miner tackler near the goal line to score with 6:54 left. Johnson’s two-pointer made it a 30-16 lead. The Miners quickly got in great field position, as Gagnon ran back the kickoff to the Trojan 33, but Nocerini’s thirddown sack of Zielinski followed by Graff’s interception a play later ended Gogebic’s last threat. Santilli talked about a seContinued on page 11

IRON RIVER—After a scoreless first half, West Iron QB Andrew Peterson took the game into his own hands … with his feet. Peterson ran for three touchdowns in the second half

and the Wykons defense held Traverse City St. Francis off the scoreboard until the final minutes, as West Iron earned a 21-7 win in a Division 7 pre-district playoff game here Nov. 1. That means the Wykons will face defending Division 7 state champion Ishpeming at Nelson Field on Nov. 8. Both teams go into the game with 10-0 records. Coach Mike Berutti described the first half against St. Francis as a slugfest. The teams went back and forth, with defenses ruling the night. Both teams had about 100 yards of offense at halftime. “St. Francis was big, fast,” Coach Mike Berutti said later. “They had some athletes. All those kids are 230, 250 pounds on the line—there’s not any fat on them. And their backs are all over 200, up to 245.” During the second quarter, the hometown fans had something to cheer. QB Andrew Pe-


Coach Bill Santilli relays the next play to Forest Park quarterback Jeff Johnson during second half action against Gogebic.

Leaving two would-be tacklers behind, the Trojans’ Austin Snell gets set to dodge another one in second quarter action vs. Gogebic on Nov. 1. This 6-yard gain led to a 13-yard TD pass from Jeff Johnson to Snell just before halftime.

Defense stellar as Wykons advance

Talk to the hand! Lee Graff gives Gogebic’s Collin Gagnon a closeup look at his glove as he thunders down the right side for a 40-yard touchdown against the Miners Nov. 1 at Dick Mettlach Field.

FP girls finish with flourish CRYSTAL FALLS—Playoff time is here. At last! Forest Park’s volleyball team polished off its final two regular season opponents last week, earning 3-0 wins at home against Kingsford Oct. 29 and at Bark River-Harris on Halloween night. The Lady Trojans finish their regular season with a 261-5 overall record and 12-0 in the Skyline Conference. (Someone with a lot of time on their hands should look up the last time Forest Park lost to a Skyline opponent. It’s been a long, long time.) This week, all the action is at Ewen-Trout Creek High School, site of the Class D District 127 tournament. The Lady Trojans drew a first round bye and will face Watersmeet at 5:30 Central Time on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the first semifinal match. The host Panthers will face the first round winner (Bessemer or WakefieldMarenisco) in the other semifinal, which starts at about 7 Central. The District 127 title match is Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 Central Time, between the two Wednesday winners. The winner advances to the Class D regional tournament at Negaunee. Last week started with flowers, vinyl balloons and serious sentimentality. It was senior night against Kingsford, Forest Park’s final home match and the last time to admire the volleyball skills of Hannah Marinoff, Kendra Campbell and Lexi Gussert on their home floor. Forest Park had its ups and downs all night but won 3-0 on scores of 26-24, 25-20, 25-18. The first and third sets were nearly carbon copies and explain why Coach Bjork gets frustrated with her talented team. In the first set, Kendra Campbell’s four points and six by Libby Shamion got FP away to a 7-1 start. Then FP stopped winning points, and Kingsford rallied back in front with five from Emily Murdock and three by Lillian Stajus.

terson threw a screen pass out to Ryan Rogers, who dashed down the sideline 50 yards into the end zone. “But we had a block in the back,” said Berutti, “which knocked us back to about the 30 yard line.” The drive ended with a Gladiators interception. That was the only scoring threat in the first 24 minutes. At halftime, it was still scoreless. Things quickly got more interesting in the second half. St. Francis returned the kickoff to the Wykon 30, but WIC’s defense came up big and forced a punt—downed by St. Francis inside the Wykon 1. Then a procedure penalty backed WIC to its 1-foot line. Oh dear! Time for Peterson to step up. First, he ran a sneak for 3 yards. Next, he broke through the middle for 62 yards, to the Glads 36. Fourteen-yard runs by Schmelebeck and Chasz Jonet

earned a first down at the St. Francis 8. Two plays later, Peterson ran it in for the 5, capping a 99+-yard drive. Ryan Rogers’ kick put the Wykons up 7-0. St. Francis’ offense also got going. QB Joe Studzinski ran 57 yards to the Wykon 20. (“We missed him in the backfield.”) But again, WIC’s defense made the big plays— three stops on running plays, followed by Colton Pangrazzi knocking down a fourth down pass in the end zone. Wykon ball. Three plays later, on 3rd and 1, Peterson popped through the middle again for 73 yards and a TD. After Rogers’ extra point, West Iron led 14-0. The Gladiators’ next drive ended on Joe Pisoni’s interception near midfield early in the fourth quarter. On first down, Schmelebeck broke off a 38yard gain to the St. Francis 16, Continued on page 11

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Forest Park’s Lexi Gussert and Michaela Steiro (4) put up a double block against Kingsford’s Nicole Roberge in action from the Lady Trojans’ final home match Oct. 29. After being ahead 7-1, the for it with 17 kills, two digs Lady Trojans now trailed 13- and two blocks and was all 17. Then Forest Park turned over the court, chasing down it on again. Maria Stankewicz wayward balls, keeping them fired three to tie it 18-18, and in play and smashing shots at it stayed close until FP fought the Flivver players. That’s the out the 26-24 win. kind of play Lady Trojan fans In the third set, Campbell, have enjoyed for the last four Shamion and Stankewicz years … and what they are served FP to a 11-2 lead. But going to miss next fall. Lexi Gussert, 17 kills; Maria the Flivvers’ Stajus came back with a six-point stay on serve, Stankewicz, 5 aces, 24 assists; Michaela Steiro, 3 kills; Kendra as Kingsford surged ahead Campbell, 5 kills, 3 digs; Libby 14-13. Kelsi Hendrickson’s Shamion, 6 kills, 4 aces. two got momentum back, and Look out, world! The Lady Stankewicz later had a four- Trojans had their playoff faces point spell that got FP to 24- on at Bark River-Harris on 18. Oct. 31, making fast work of Stankewicz was FP’s star the Broncos 3-0. Scores were on serve with a three-point 25-3, 25-12, 25-11. spell in the first set; a four and Just the thing Coach Bjork three a in the second; and a wanted to see. “Good team three and a four in the third. win,” she wrote. “Everyone Meanwhile, Gussert contributed.” She especially struggled with her jump serve mentioned seniors Campbell and won just two points on (“great job serving”), Gussert serve all night. She made up Continued on page 11




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