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Usage-based sewer rate hike approved sewer rates have to go up. He explained why: --The West Iron County Sewer Authority has increased Iron River’s share of the debt service and operationsmaintenance costs by $21,000. --High power costs for lift stations. “Our costs have gone up substantially since the last rate increase. I think everybody is aware of the increase that you see in your electric bill at home.� The city is no different. --Higher health insurance and pension costs for city employees. --Fewer sewer system users, due to businesses that have closed and residents who have moved or died. Franzoi said the city’s water usage has gone down about 20 million gallons in volume. “We’re faced with a situation where our operating costs are going up and our customer base is decreasing,� said Franzoi. “Ideally the system would be growing, and we wouldn’t need a rate increase—but we’re not in that situation.� Those who spoke weren’t interested the question of usage-based increase vs. across-the-board increase. They were against any increase. One resident said the city should cut its staff and sell some vehicles. “There has been a lot of cost-cutting,� answered Commissioner Arthur Sacheck. “The state has cut our revenue sharing, and now they are going to cut personal property taxes, so we won’t collect them. Our revenue is going out of here so fast, we’re going to have to find other sources of revenue.� Mayor Terry Tarsi said he feels the increase “should be divided amongst the 1,700

people who are using it. It should be spread out evenly. “It’s all of our debt. Not just the business people. I don’t feel we should take 10 businesses that use the most water and hit them with a big bill [increase].â€? When it came time to vote, Sacheck made a motion to approve a flat $4 increase per month (instead of the proposed $5.25 flat increase). Tarsi agreed. “Sooner or later, we have to say this is our sewer system,â€? the mayor said. “We own them as residents of the city, so we should share in the cost. Not always the business people. That’s my own personal opinion.â€? That motion failed, with only Sacheck and Tarsi in favor. Then Commissioner Mike Brozak moved to approve a usage- based increase of $3 monthly per user and a commodity fee increase (over 4,000) of $1.20 per 1,000 gallons. That passed 3-2, with Sacheck and Tarsi opposed and Commissioners Brozak, Bill LaRock and Ed Marcell in favor. Tarsi noted that it will be a $323 increase per month for the city’s largest water user: NorthStar Health Systems, which averages 270,000 gallons monthly. Two other businesses consume over 100,000 gallons per month: AmericInn and the Iron River Care Center. • The council also voted to approve payments in lieu of taxes agreements for the WODA Group of Columbus, Ohio, which is purchasing the 16-unit Hillside and 32-unit Woodridge apartments and plans renovations. The PILT/PILOT agreement would freeze property taxes at current rates for the Continued on page 5

Claudia Verville sits by her three books published earlier this year—and the original hand-written manuscripts from when she was a student at Central School over 50 years ago. doesn’t know the teacher’s fourth grade. I read them out loud, we all laughed, and then first name “She made us use our Geron thought I should think imaginations and be creative,� about getting them published. “The more I read them to Claudia recalls. “I remember her giving us little scenarios to people, the more everybody write a story with.� Her stories seemed to like them, so that’s were put away with other what we did.� Of course, the story is school papers—until about more complicated than that. five years ago. “My mother had asked me First, they were worried that to go through some boxes of somehow she had gotten the stuff when we were children,� stories from someone else. They did a copyright check she explained. “As we went through with the Library of Congress. “Even two of the titles had them, I found three stories that I had written when I was in never been used,� said Geron,

“so she has copyrights on all three of them.� That took a year and three months. “Little Duckie Doodle� was approved in three months, but the other two “took forever.� “I kept calling and calling,� Claudia remembered, “and they had put them to the side. Eventually they did get them to me.� Next, they had to get illustrations for the stories— imagine a children’s book without cute pictures! Claudia had thought about asking colleges for an artist, but her daughter came up with a better idea. The Vervilles’ daughter works at a nursing home, and she had talked about the books with the night nurse, who is from Ironwood. The night nurse remembered another Ironwood resident, Charity Ruotsala. Claudia tried calling her. No reply. She tried again. No reply. Two months later, Claudia decided to try one last time— and this time Ruotsala called back. “We met, and she put them all together for me—all three of them.� Claudia went through the story with Ruotsala and told her what she wanted on each page. “She did everything exactly the way I wanted her to do them.� Continued on page 5

Kevin Drier of the West Iron County Fire Department careens off balance during the mystery race at the U.P. Firefighters Tournament in L’Anse Aug. 2—but if you had just made five quick circles with your head against the end of a hose nozzle, you’d be a little dizzy, too. The story has a happy ending: Teammate Nate Newby (in back) guided Drier to the end of the hose, and West Iron County wound up with the best time in the event, on its way to winning its third consecutive U.P. championship. Details and more photos in sports.

By Peter Nocerini IRON RIVER—After hearing public comment for close to an hour, the Iron River City Council voted July 31 to approve an increase in city sewer rates based on usage. Council members had already conceded that rates need to be increased, but should it be based on usage or should it be the same increase for all users? The majority opinion from the public didn’t answer that question—they didn’t want any increase for anybody. In the end, the council approved an increased based on usage on a 3-2 vote. When it takes effect, city residents will pay $3 more per gallon (from $31 to $34) for the first 4,000 gallons they use each month. Those using more than 4,000 gallons will also pay a higher “commodity charge,� which increases by $1.20 (from $7.30 to $8.50 per 1,000 gallons used above the first 4,000). The alternative was a flat increase of $5.25 monthly for all users (from $31 to $36.25 monthly), with the $7.30 per 1,000 gallon commodity charge unchanged. Either way, said City Manager Perry Franzoi,

At 5 p.m., the ball race takes place on Superior Avenue, followed by the Mushroom Pride Parade at 5:30 p.m. The day will end with the women’s and men’s softball games at Runkle Lake at 6 p.m. For more information about the softball games, call 906-284-2398. Saturday, Aug. 10 Saturday’s events begin with more shopping at the Fungus Fest sidewalk sales

from 9 a.m. until noon. Take a break from shopping and enjoy delicious threats during a pie social at Christ United Methodist Church from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At 11 a.m., Runkle Lake Park is the place to be for the day beginning with the annual volleyball matches. For more information about volleyball, call 906-367-0695. Mid-night Storm Rockin’ Continued on page 5

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Humungus fun in Crystal Falls CRYSTAL FALLS--The Crystal Falls Business Association has announced the schedule for the upcoming Humungus Fungus Fest on Aug. 7-11. The fest kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. 7, with a teen talent contest at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Club building at Runkle Lake Park. On Thursday, Aug. 8, it’s time to watch the teens play softball at Runkle Lake Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 Begin the morning by watching the youth golf outing at the Crystal View course at 9 a.m. For more information about the youth golf event, call 875-3029. Next, it’s time to do some shopping at the Fungus Fest Sidewalk Sales from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you can’t get all

of your shopping done Friday, you can still shop the sidewalk sales on Saturday. For more information about the sidewalk sales, contact 875-4479. After filling your shopping bags, head over to United Lutheran Church for delicious pasties sold by the Academic Boosters Club at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Mark’s Church is providing more delicious food at the salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Harbour House Museum’s Mushroom CookOff will start at 1 p.m. and go until 3. Move on down the hill to the Senior Citizens Center at 1:30 p.m. to watch the cribbage tournament. For more information about the tournament, call 875-6709.

Children’s health screenings Aug. 22 IRON RIVER-KINGSFORD —The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will be conducting hearing and vision screening clinics for preschool as well as school age children at their upcoming clinics. Those who may have missed previous screenings

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and home-schooled students are welcome at these free screenings. Clinics will be held at the Health Departments on Aug. 22 in Iron County and Aug. 20 in Dickinson County. Michigan Law requires that children entering school be tested for hearing and vision problems prior to enrollment. In addition, health care professionals encourage young children to be screened to detect problems at an early age. School vision screening programs have demonstrated that too frequently children enter school with vision defects. Some serious defects cannot be corrected at school age while treatment in the preschool years can be highly successful. Preschoolers are tested for clearness of vision, muscle balance, and any obvious symptoms of eyesight Continued on page 5

Author’s debut took over 50 years By Peter Nocerini IRON RIVER—Many an author has had to wait many a year for their first book to be published. For Iron River native Claudia Verville, it took over a half century. But there is a good reason for that. Her hand-written manuscripts from when she was a fourth grader at Central School in the 1950s lay forgotten with other school papers—until they were rediscovered just a few years ago. Now “Little Bear,� “Little Duckie Doodle� and “Piggy With the Curly Tail� have all been published by Author House. The published author (formerly Claudia Arcand) and her husband, Geron Verville, visited Iron River recently and told their story. They visited the West Iron District Library, where she read “Little Ducky Doodle� to the children and donated copies of all three of her books, along with e-book versions. The Vervilles now spend their winters in Coolidge, Ariz., and their summers are spent in Iron River, Silver City and Ashland, Wis. The stories were written when Claudia was a fourth grader at Central School in Mrs. Anderson’s class—she

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Ice Lake Clinic reopens after renovation

Community Life...

Dr. Marites Ansay’s staff members show some of the books involved in the Reach Out and Read program. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Ansay, Andrea King, Billie Dempsey and Jessica Carlson. (submitted photo)

Reach out and read IRON RIVER—Families with Dr. Marites Ansay as their pediatrician can look forward to the new Reach Out and Read program offered to board certified pediatricians. The program supports families with children ages 0-5 years. With every well check appointment, the family receives an age appropriate book for the child to keep. There are eight visits within the child’s first two years and then annual visits until the child is 18 years of age. Anyone is eligible. “It’s really about helping parents engage with their

children differently,” said Peg James, director at NorthStar. “It’s comforting to the child as well as a learning experience.” Dr. Ansay’s office received a set of 200 books free with no cost to the hospital system or to the families through an American non-profit organization that promotes childhood literacy. Once all of the books are used, Great Start of Dickenson-Iron County will replenish the supply. The books are geared toward each age group and will help early on with develop-

mental skills such as recognizing shapes, colors, and letters, James said. The program also provided training to the staff at the doctor’s office regarding how to interact with the families in regard to reading and literacy. According to the Reach Out and Read website, during the preschool years, children participating in the program tend to score three to six months ahead of those not involved in the program on vocabulary tests. For more information, visit www.reachoutandread. org.

100+ Women Who Care to meet CRYSTAL FALLS—The members of 100+ Women Who Care are ready to gather together again to change lives and improve Iron County. At the last meeting, 137 women made a donation of $4,675 to the Iron County Cancer Unit. At each quarterly meeting, the members will make a large donation to one lucky non-profit in Iron County. The second quarterly meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the George Young Recreational Complex. Registration and social hour will begin at 5 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Food will be available for a small fee and there will be a cash bar. Anyone wishing to join may attend the meeting and register as an individual or as a team. Teams can be two to four women. Check out the Facebook page for more information: or email ic100women@ with any questions.

The Ice Lake Clinic was reopened during a dedication ceremony on July 31. NorthStar Health Systems CEO Connie Koutouzos welcomed the staff to their new space before the ribbon cutting. “We want to have a better experience for the patients and staff,” she said. Pictured, from left, Board of Directors Chair Mark Tousignant, Tracey Nelson, Dr. Kim Mahler, Koutouzos and Dr. Ray Koivunen.

NorthStar Health System staff and those involved in the revamping of the Ice Lake Clinic gather around the improved space during the Ice Lake dedication ceremony on July 31. Pictured, from left, front, Linda Gicius, Jill Sundell, Tracey Nelson and Sharon Weber; center, Leanne Phillips, Shari Ponozzo; back, Mike Dobson, Dr. Kim Mahler and Betsy Stegbauer.





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Community Life...

Italian Heritage Day comes to Iron County Museum CASPIAN—It’s time to celebrate the Italian Heritage in Iron County with food, music, dancing, displays, and a complete tour of the Iron County Museum. On Sunday, Aug. 11, the museum will host this special event from noon to 4 p.m. The festivities will begin at noon with plate lunches featuring cold porketta sandwiches for sale as a special treat. The musical entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. with a wide range of songs played by Dennis, Dutch, and Bruno. Retired, Dennis is from Green Bay where he plays the accordion full time as he travels around the area. A native of Amasa originally, he happens to be in our area right now,

visiting his mother who lives there. Visitors are certain to enjoy his talent and personality. Dutch plays the saxophone and clarinet. His delightful voice adds pleasure to many numbers. A resident of Iron Mountain, he spends his winters in Arizona. Bruno, a resident of Alpha, started his musical career in high school and continues to enjoy playing the drums whenever he has an opportunity. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to view special displays relating to Italian Heritage. In Heritage Hall there is an exhibit about the Balducci Supper Club and a mural about Italian heritage

on one of the beams; in the Mining Memorial Hall recognition of Italian miners is given in notebooks and on the Memorial; and in the Peterson Hall there is a display about the Rum Rebellion. Outside buildings include Toti Tavern and the Giovanelli Art Gallery House. Later in the afternoon, there will be some goodies available baked by the great local “Donas.” Sponsored by MCACA and CCCAC, admission to this special event is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Volunteering to coordinate the 2013 Italian Heritage Day celebration are Carol Dallavalle, Audrey Ridolphi, and Carol Vezzetti.

Cody Clauson Trio will perform at Grace Covenant Church IRON RIVER—Grace Covenant Church welcomes the third and final performance of the 2013 Summer Concert Series: The Cody Clauson Trio, on Aug. 11 at 6 pm. The public is invited to attend a great evenings of invigorating music and fellowship. The Cody Clauson Trio showcases the musical styling of Cody Clauson. Through their music, the group seeks to spread happiness and joy to their audience. The Trio, based in Wisconsin, features Cody Clauson, 21, on tenor banjo, guitar, piano and vocals, his sister Brittney, 23, on double bass and his father Brent on piano, steel guitar and fiddle. The Trio performs regularly with The Clauson Family Music Show at their dinner theatre in Coloma, Wisconsin. The Trio has also been a featured act at various venues throughout the United States. Performing a variety of musical styles, the group uses their music to touch the lives of others with gospel songs, hymns and inspirational music. For more information visit http:// The Summer Concert Series started at Grace Covenant Church in 1998 and over the years has included groups like The Chancellors Quartet, The Kings Brass, Larry Ford, Huntley Brown, The Gospelmen Quartet, Michael Giuliani, Maranatha Productions, and Sonship Quartet. All concerts are held in the sanctuary at Grace Covenant Church. Enjoy the evening of entertainment and then light re-

The Cody Clauson Trio freshments and fellowship in the lower level of the church. A freewill offering is accepted and applied to the expenses of the Summer Concert Series. “These are three nights of

Porter School Library encourages the joy of reading ALPHA—Porter School librarian, Bonnie South says “People are reading and recycling. Over the last few weeks, the library’s Back Room Books has received many boxes of gently used books.” To encourage the joy of reading, the library is offering an incentive. A lottery ticket will be offered to the first 15 adults who purchase a grocery bag of books for $5. This promotion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 17. Due to the recent donations, there is a large selection of westerns to choose from. Mysteries, history, doit-yourself, children’s books, young adult chapter books,

- Thank You To the Pie Bakers of the Reino Unit #21 American Legion Womens Auxiliary for their generous donation to the Windsor Center Special Needs program for the summer of 2014 and to the Summer Art Club Programs for 2013 and 2014. Thank you for all your hard work to benefit the kids of The Windsor Center. R18 8/7

fabulous music!” said Pastor James Swanson of Grace Covenant Church. “It is our sincere desire that these concerts are a blessing to you and the surrounding community.”

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Six nutrients - antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, essential fatty acids, vitamins C and E and the mineral zinc - have been identified as helping to protect eye sight and promote eye health. Since the body doesn’t make these nutrients naturally, it’s important that they are incorporated into a daily diet and, in some cases, supplemented with eye vitamins. Key Eye Nutrients in Fruits and Vegetables: • Lutein and zeaxanthin: To help reduce your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), eat one cup of colorful fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, kale, corn, green beans, peas, oranges and tangerines four times a week. • Essential fatty acids: Studies suggest omega-3 fatty acids such as flax oil or fleshy fish like tuna, salmon, or herring, whole grain foods, lean meats and eggs may help protect against AMD and dry eye. • Vitamin C: Fruits and vegetables, including oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, green peppers and tomatoes, can help minimize the risk of cataracts and AMD. • Vitamin E: Vegetable oils, such as safflower or corn oil, almonds, pecans, sweet potatoes, and sunflower seeds are powerful antioxidants that can slow the progression of AMD and cataract formation. • Zinc: A deficiency of zinc can result in poor night vision and lead to cataracts; therefore, consuming poultry, shellfish, milk, baked beans and whole grains on a daily basis is important.

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non-fiction, cookbooks and more are also available for sale. Hard covered books are 50 cents and soft-covered are 25 cents. All proceeds support the Porter School Library, a non-profit, volunteer based service business. The Porter School Library is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to noon. It’s located in the historic Porter School in the village of Alpha.

Pie social to be held at church

CRYSTAL FALLS—Christ United Methodist Church of Crystal Falls is having its annual pie social on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church.

Unit 21 donates to summer program

Marilyn Budzak (left) presents a check in the amount of $762 from the pie bakers of the Reino Unit 21 American Legion Womens Auxiliary to Elaina Dutcher and Marquette Baker (right) of the Windsor Special Needs program and the Summer Art Club program at the Windsor Center. (submitted photo)

NHS introduces Grace Community Summerfest cancer support scheduled this Saturday IRON RIVER—Rain or shine, George Young swimming group Aug. 7 Grace Covenant Church will IRON RIVER—Northstar Health System will provide its initial Cancer Support Group Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at NHS. The purpose of this group is to provide support for individuals with cancer along with their family, friends, and loved ones. Once established, the group will determine specific topics and emphasis based on the desires of the participants. Information and resources will be provided. For additional information, please contact Jackie Wiegand at 265-0433.

Fundraiser day set for Northwoods Children’s Museum

EAGLE RIVER, Wis.—On Thursday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m.-11p.m. the Dairy Queen in Eagle River will be hosting Charity Treat Day with Blizzard, proceeds from that day benefiting the Northwoods Children’s Museum (NCM). “The museum is a great year-round resource for children in our community as well as visitors from other areas,” said Dan Anderson, owner/operator of Dairy Queen. “We’re happy to be able to help provide positive play in the Northwoods and put smiles on the faces of children.” For every Blizzard purchased at the Eagle River store on Aug. 8, no matter what size, $2 will be donated to the museum. “We are so happy that DQ has chosen the NCM for the recipient of Charity Treat Day for the third year in a row,” stated Rouleen Gartner, executive director of the Northwoods Children’s Museum. “Being a non-profit, we rely on the support from local businesses like DQ. Plus we’re both all about fun!”


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hold its Grace Community fifth annual Summerfest in the church’s parking lot, 316 Jasper St., Iron River, on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This festival is a free gift to the community and will include many fun activities and a drawing with great prizes, such as a digital camera, youth bikes, iPod Nano, grocery gift cards,

passes, a skateboard, Lego set, oil and lube and many more prizes. Other festivities will include free food, including BBQ pork and hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, root beer floats, many fun games for young and old, including Bingo, bounce house, dunk tank, minnow races and much more. For more information, contact 906-265-9951.

FP Academic Boosters pasty sale set for Aug. 9 IRON RIVER—The Forest Park Academic Booster Club will be holding their annual pasty sale on Friday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to coincide with the Crystal Falls Humungus Fungus Fest. Pasties are $4 each and sold ready to eat. Pre-orders are encouraged and can be made by calling the Forest Park Superintendents Office at

875-6761 by Thursday, Aug. 8. The pasty sale is the Academic Boosters primary fundraiser. The funds raised will be used to help cover costs for such activities as the junior college tour, middle and high school honors programs, Business Professionals of America, the physics trip and the Excellence in Education dinner.

Lindwall graduates AZUSA, Calif.—Iron River resident Erika Lindwall graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor of science degree in applied health on July 26, and joined nearly 600 graduates at the summer commencement ceremonies. Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 57 bachelor’s degrees, 40 master’s degrees, ten credentials, nine doctoral programs, and 14 certificates, the university offers its more

than 10,000 students a quality education on campus, online, and at seven regional centers throughout Southern California.

Men’s rummage sale to be held

CRYSTAL FALLS—Christ United Methodist Church of Crystal Falls is having its annual “men’s non-clothing rummage sale” on Friday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church.


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August Is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month! It's almost back-to-school time and you're prepared with your child's enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations -- but what about their eyes? Most children have healthy eyes, but there are conditions that can threaten good vision. Because you can't always "look" into your child's eyes to tell if they have eye health problems, set up some time today for an eye exam: 

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From the Reporter files

Remember when… Ten years ago (2003): Congratulations to Christine (Witynski) and James Hixon Jr. on the birth of Braiden James on Aug. 14. Braiden joins two siblings, Riley and James III. Angie Friestrom, daughter of Gary and Karen Friestrom of Iron River, and Christopher Diehl, son of Tom and Martha Diehl of Warrensburg, Mo., were united in marriage May 25 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., with Pastor Greg Ralston officiating. PHOTO: Jacob Tomasoski, 6-1/2, or Iron River, caught his limit (5) of walleyes while fishing July 23 at Hisfavorite Lake. The biggest one was 18 inches long. Twenty-five years ago (1988) Heather Knapp has been named the winner of the U.P. Championship Rodeo window painting contest. Second prize went to Loana Smith. The Chippewa Sno-Kats snowmobile club earned the $100 grand prize in the annual Wild West Parade here July 23. Congratulations to Michelle and Terry Collins of Iron River on the birth of Amanda Lee on

Aug. 3 at Iron County General Hospital. She joins a brother Daniel, 2. Shari Ann Beauchamp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Beauchamp of Iron River, and Christian Ames Rasmussen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rasmussen of Laona, Wis., were married May 21 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with the Rev. Aloysius Hasenberg, pastor, officiating. Fifty years ago (1963) A sign painted by Lee LeBlanc, a graduate of Iron River High School and a commercial artist in the motion picture industry for 25 years, will mark the approach of the 117 piece Iron River Redskin Band to holiday crowds gathered in Minneapolis for the annual Aquatennial. A ten year partnership in the Tarsi-Drake Shell Service on Adams Street was dissolved last week when Tom Drake sold his interest in the business to his partner Evo Tarsi. Mr. and Mrs. Garold Ward of Stambaugh are the parents of a son, Garold Robert Jr., born Aug. 11 at Stambaugh General Hospital. He joins a sister, Cynthia Marie, two years old.

From the Diamond Drill files

Out of the past... 1888: Ed Scott’s team of horses broke fastenings on Monday and ran away. The frightened animals went down Crystal Avenue, turned and went by the depot, crossed both railroad tracks and horses and wagon piled up in a heap on going down the bank near the warehouse. Neither horse was injured and the breakage to the wagon is very slight. Automobiling is becoming a favorite pastime…Iron County is becoming a favorite destination for week-end parties and last Sunday over 25 Ishpeming people took dinner at the hotel in Crystal Falls. 50 years ago: County Fair Opens Today at Iron River – The horse show will be followed by a greased pig catching contest, open to all who want to pin down the animal. Two pigs selected for their wild and uncooperative temperament will be turned loose and the person catching the well-lubricated and elusive beast may keep it or as an alternative, accept a $10 cash prize. Osterby’s Super Valu ad: Peaches, $1.89 per crate, lettuce 2 heads for 29c, Whole fryers, 29c per lb. First Section of UP Freeway is in Plans for 1966- Michigan Highway Commissioner, John. C. Mackie, has announced that

the first section of a Freeway across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will be built starting in 1966, extending 6 miles between Gladstone and Rapid River. Asuomi College Alumni Choir is in Helsinki, Finland, today and tomorrow to perform at the fourth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, and numbers in its ranks, Arthur Puotinen, son of Crystal Falls township clerk and Mrs. Kaleva Puotinen. 25 years ago: Museum Gets New Porch- The Harbour House Museum project has been moving ahead of late, with the addition of a new porch to match that which had extended around three sides of the building. The porch and upper deck railing have been completed and primer painting done. Patricia Jewell, a member of Unit 87 of the Louis Bowman post of Crystal Falls, was elected to the office of Historian for the State of Michigan, American Legion Auxiliary 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@

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Assist developmentally disabled and/or mentally ill adults in Iron River, MI. A variety of Parttime shifts are available, High School diploma, GED or equivalent, and valid driver’s license. Applicant would also need to be fingerprinted and submit to drug testing. Starting wage of $9.50. Northpointe is an E.O.E. Send resume to: Northpointe HR Director 715 Pyle Drive, Kingsford, MI 49802 R06 8/7

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Outside influences To the editor:

The Upper Peninsula Sportsmen’s Alliance, the voice of the U.P. hunters, fisherman, trappers and other outdoor people, find it very disturbing that our local newspapers are receiving letters to the editors from people as far as California, attempting to cloud the minds of our residents, our Michigan legislators and the Department of Natural Resources with information on wolves that is deceiving and inaccurate. According to DNR experts in other states, Michigan has one of the best wolf management programs that currently exist in the United States. This plan had to be approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Division before the wolves could be


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removed from the endangered species list. The HSUS in 2010 raised close to $150 million in revenue. They are a tax-free nonprofit organization. They only spent one percent on animal shelters. Where did they spend the rest? They are limited as to how much they can spend on political lobbying. We would give a second thought when it comes to making a donation to the HSUS. They were successful in stopping the dove hunt in the Lower Peninsula. Now they are after the wolves. Soon it will be to stop all hunting and fishing in the state of Michigan. The tradition of hunting, fishing and trapping has been a way of life passed down by our forefathers since the existence of the United States of America. Do not let our heritage and rights be destroyed by the HSUS. -s- Tony Demboski President, UPSA

‘Well done, Sharpshooters’

To the editor: Nine members of the Iron County 4-H shooters club traveled to Bellevue, Mich., on Aug. 2 to compete in the Michigan state 4-H tournament. All nine shooters did well in their disciplines of sporter .22 rifle, sporter air rifle and BB gun. As their coach, I want to thank all the shooters, assistant coaches, parents and supporters for making this a super successful trip. -s- Marvin Hill Amasa

IRON MOUNTAIN—This year’s annual Carmelite Sisters’ Silver Tea will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Carmelite Monastery, located at the corner of U.S. 2 and M-95 in Iron Mountain. It is co-hosted by St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Church and American Martyrs Catholic Church, both in Kingsford.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Board of County Road Commissioners of Iron County, Michigan (ICRC), on behalf of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), will receive sealed bids in their business office at 800 W. Franklin Street, Iron River, Michigan 49935, until 4:00 p.m. CT on Monday, August 19, 2013 for the following: US-2 Surface Repair US-141 Surface Repair Specifications and bid forms can be obtained at the business office of the ICRC. All bid envelopes must be clearly marked on the outside - “US-2 SURFACE REPAIR” and “US-141 SURFACE REPAIR.” The ICRC will collect and tabulate all bids properly received. Bids are to be awarded by the MDOT. IRON COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION STATE OF MICHIGAN 41ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IRON COUNTY

The Forest Park School District is currently seeking bids for a contracted School Forester G-1 to perform responsibilities of managing the School Forest. Qualifications include:


A full job description may be obtained at the Forest Park School District in the Business Office or on the school website at Please send your RFP to the superintendent via e-mail at by fax to 906-8754660 or by mail to:

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Forest Park School District Attn: Becky Waters 801 Forest Parkway Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Deadline: August 17, 2013.

Pursuant to Michigan law, the chief circuit judge annually reviews the performance record of the friend of the court. The review will be conducted on or about July 1, 2013. This review is limited by law to the following criteria: whether the friend of the court is guilty of misconduct, neglect of statutory duty, or failure to carry out the written orders of the court relative to a statutory duty; whether the purposes of the Friend of the Court Act are being met; and whether the duties of the friend of the court are being carried out in a manner that reflects the needs of the community. Members of the public may submit written comments to the chief judge relating to these criteria. Send your written comments, with your name and address, to Hon. C. Joseph Schwedler, 2 South Sixth Street, Crystal Falls, MI 49920. R03 8/7, 14

will focus on Musical Theater, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz and Technique. The Dance Intensive is open to all age groups of dancers. The cost per level class is $40. For more information on the intensive or to register contact Kathrine Trempe at 906-2217812 or check them out online at

Florence Co. history group hosts meeting FLORENCE, Wis.—The Florence County Historical Society will host the Northwoods Regional meeting of the Wisconsin Council for Local History and the Wisconsin Historical Society on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Encore on Central in Florence. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served prior to the meeting which will begin at 9 a.m. Karen Wertanen, president of the Florence County Historical Society, will welcome attendees and introduce presenters for the morning program. The programming for the meeting will focus on photographic collections. Janet Seymour, WHS Field Services Representative, will discuss the caring for photographic collections of which all societies possess. Joe Hermolin, Langlade County Historical Society member, presentation called “A Mouse Click Away: Working with online Collections

Donations of hand-made arts and crafts, fall-Christmas holiday decorations, knickknacks, wood products and miscellaneous household items can be dropped off at the Carmelite Monastery any time, but at least two weeks prior to the event. Since this is the Carmelite Sisters’ only fund-raiser for the year, any help, support and participation in this diocesanwide event is necessary for a successful Silver Tea. Raffle tickets for at least a donation of a $1 can be purchased for a chance to win a diamond necklace, a framed landscape picture entitled “Be Still and Know,” a gravity patio chair and many other items.

and Recollection Wisconsin” will show how collections can be used. A time of sharing of historical societies will be part of the morning also. Following lunch, Debra DeMuri of the Florence County Historical Society, will present “Footprints of Florence County,” giving a brief history of our County, but also showing how the society’s picture collection has been used. Once presentations are completed, guests will be invited to tour our museum at 201 Florence Avenue, the 1889 courthouse and jail, and the Maxsells Restaurant, all located a short distance from the Encore on Central, 738 Central Avenue. The cost of the day’s activities is $20 a person including refreshments and lunch. Registration can be mailed to the Florence County Historical Society, P.O. Box 162, Florence, Wis. 54121. For more information, call 715-528-3597 or accessing our website at Although this meeting is sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Local History, our society welcomes any local individuals or historical societies that wish to learn more on the subject of picture collection.

Sr. Center dance set for Aug. 10

IRON RIVER—The Iron River Senior Center will hold its monthly dance this Saturday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Paula D. The admission price is $5, and that includes a light lunch. Please plan to attend the event and join in the fun with us at the center.

Unit 87 to meet CRYSTAL FALLS—The Louis Bowman American Legion Auxiliary Unit 87 will meet on

Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Crystal Falls Senior Citizens Center at 10:30 a.m.


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•Minimum of five years of forest management experience

NORWAY—Kristen Halsey, dancer/choreographer of Marquette, will be teaching alongside Kathrine Trempe, owner/ instructor of U.P. Dance Academy, on Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, at Holy Spirit Schools in Norway. They will be teaching three separate camps, beginner level through advanced level, and

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•Four year degree in Forestry •Self-employed •Insured or ability to obtain certificate of insurance

Dance camp will be held in Norway

Iron River Township will be holding a Public Hearing on the Wellhead Protection and Animal Ordinance at 6 p.m. on August 13, 2013. R15 8/7, 8/14

NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Board of County Road Commissioners of Iron County, Michigan, will accept sealed bids in their business office at 800 West Franklin Street, Iron River, Michigan 49935, until 4:00 p.m. CT on Monday, August 12, 2013 for the following items: Gravel Crushing Winter Ice Control Sand Specifications and bid forms can be obtained at the business office of the Iron County Road Commission. All bid envelopes must be clearly marked on the outside - “GRAVEL CRUSHING” and “ICE CONTROL SAND.” The Board reserves the right to reject or accept any or all bids, to waive any irregularities in any bid, and to accept or reject any bid, in whole or in part, that they deem to be in the best interest of the Iron County Road Commission. IRON COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION R09 8/7

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Children’s books . . . Both Claudia (1966) and Geron (1963) are graduates of Iron River High School. She was a nurse for 40 years, in a number of roles. They raised their kids in Ashland, where they lived for 22 years, and later moved to Arizona. Both have many relatives in Iron County. There is one other key person in the story—Claudia’s mother, Mabel Stebic Vidas, who is still living. “If it hadn’t been for my mom saving those,” she said, “I wouldn’t have these.” She thanks her mother on the back of one of the books. Geron said Claudia’s mom would tell her the story of the little girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead. “And

Continued from page 1 “This girl was really good,” said Geron. The next step was finding a publisher. “I went to different places, but it really was very expensive.” She finally met with Author House of Bloomington, Ind., and selected that company. As they prepared for publishing, they created little versions of the books with pencil sketches. The minibooks went before a board for approval. Claudia decided to pay extra, she explained, to reduce the cost of the books. “I just want children to read them and enjoy them. I’m not in it for the money—I gave up my royalties.”

when she was good, she was very, very good. And when she was bad, she was horrid.” That inspired the story of “Piggy With the Curly Tail,” featuring a young pig who is very proud of his curly tail— but it loses its curl after he doesn’t listen to his mother. He finally meets a wise old owl, follows his advice--and his tail gets curly again. “Ducky Doodle” is born with big feet—bigger than normal. The other animals make fun of him—but his big feet help him win a swimming contest, and suddenly he’s a hero. “Little Bear” is a young bear discovering the world around him. “It’s really life lessons,” Geron said.

Iron River hearing . . . Continued from page 1 16 years—WODA would not pay increased taxes for the improvements. All the votes passed 4-1, with Mayor Tarsi opposed. “I support it 100 percent,” Tarsi said. “I don’t support the [tax] freeze. So I’m going to vote no on it.” Craig Patterson, WODA vice president of development, told the council that his firm wanted the PILOT agreement to help its application with the Michigan State Housing Development Agency (MSHDA). If the tax freeze is for less than 15 years, Patterson said, WODA would lose points in the highly competitive battle for MSHDA state funding. WODA plans to spend about $3 million for a complete rehab of Woodridge (to be renamed Hiawatha) and $1.5 million in renovations to Hillside, including “community space” in both buildings, as required by MSHDA. • Council members also approved a pair of engineering amendments for the M-189

project. Craig Richardson of GEI Consultants told the council that work is needed “above and beyond” what was contracted. The total cost to the city is $3,500. Richardson said the contractor (Hebert Construction) has come upon about a dozen sewer laterals it needs to repair and replace. Also, there is “a major conflict” with a 2-inch water line. MDOT is paying for the construction for the laterals and water line,” said Richardson, “but each has to be engineered and inspected.” Wayne Wales, who is working on the project, said Hebert is dealing with a lot of overruns due to utilities that are showing up in places they weren’t expected, including phone cables, water lines and power lines. This has delayed the project. “Some of this couldn’t be planned,” Wales added, “until you get in there and start opening up some of these streets. It’s like digging in a bowl of spaghetti sometimes because there’s so much stuff in the

ground.” • The council also voted to reject all bids submitted for the DIG grant on Genesee Street. Richardson said the project went out for bid late and only two bids were received—they were 35 percent higher than expected. “The bids were a premium to try to get the job done this year.” MEDC, he said, will allow the city to rebid the project over the winter for construction in 2014, and lower bid prices are expected.

By Peter Nocerini IRON RIVER—Problems along Wright Road in Mansfield Township have been a headache for the Road Commission for some time. They were discussed again during the board’s regular meeting July 16. The newest problem: dandelions! Those persistent weeds pop up on even the most meticulously kept lawn. But a recently blacktopped road? The evidence was hard to dispute: photos of tall, healthy dandelions along the edge of Wright Road, which was repaved last year. Board Chairman Dan Germic led off by asking what can be done to prevent it from happening again, along with who is accountable. “So that means the blacktop isn’t very thick,” he ventured. “No it doesn’t,” replied Superintendent Doug Tomasoski, showing core samples of the blacktop, 2 inches thick. “There’s 15 places where I dug on the edge and Brad took cores. We took six cores, and I had nine or 10 diggings on the edge where there was growth. “There was anywhere between 1¾ and 2 inches of blacktop. I expected with what

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I see out there to see at least one spot where there was an inch of blacktop.” In the past, Tomasoski said, he has seen cases where there were voids in the blacktop, allowing vegetation to get through. No voids on Wright Road, though. The superintendent said the road had been fine-graded and compacted in fall 2011. It sat all that winter and the following summer and was paved in fall 2012. “So it sat a year. Which is good” because there was plenty of time for any bad areas to show up. The Road Commission graded it once or twice. “There never was any indication that there was a problem.” Despite the grading, there could have been root systems under the surface of the gravel. The road was not graded just before paving. One theory is that the heat of the blacktop germinated seeds that had fallen on the surface earlier. It’s not only dandelions. Another plant has been seen— maybe popples—coming up through the surface. Township Supervisor Richard Dryjanski said most of the problems are on the south edge of the east-west road. He asked the Road Commission to patch the holes and crackfill the road. “You would think it’s uncommon, but it’s actually not,” said Ray Kudwa of Mastodon Township, a 25year veteran with the Michigan Department of Transportation. “I’ve even seen it on state highways, but usually on lesser traveled highways. In fact, they even come up on heavily traveled highways, but it’s usually packed down right away. “Every now and then, you’d be surprised what comes up through that asphalt.” Tomasoski said he has also seen dandelions on airport runways.

Sheriff looks into cemetery thefts CRYSTAL FALLS—The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of grave site decorations from the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls. Sheriff’s deputies have identified a suspect and have recovered numerous items from a Crystal Falls resident. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, the identity of the suspect will not be released until they are charged and arraigned in the Iron County Trial Court. On Thursday morning, Aug. 1, deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office recov-

ered property believed to have been stolen from the cemetery. Deputies have only been able to identify two victims of the theft. Numerous items remain unidentified and have not been connected to a victim. Anyone who has experienced theft from a gravesite at the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls are asked to call the Iron County Sheriff’s Office at 875-0650 and schedule an appointment to view the unidentified property. Investigating deputies are looking to connect the theft victims by identification of the recovered stolen property.

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The bottom line: The contractor doesn’t seem to be at fault. As for what can be done, Tomasoski said the Road Commission will start regarding roads just before they are paved. That wasn’t done on Wright Road “because it was nice and hard. The majority of it was like concrete,” and they didn’t want to disturb it. Another suggestion: applying weed killer just before paving. The Wright Road project also had problems with the slope along the road, but those have been fixed. The Road Commission put several truckloads of seeded mulch on each side of the road, and it crack-filled several places on the road. At the meeting, commissioners voted to waive the 1.5 percent service charge to the township. Mansfield Township had balked at paying its bill for the Wright Road project. With the road’s problems resolved and the service fee waived, Dryjanski said he would urge his board to make the payment. Germic also asked why the Road Commission pays its contractors before the township pays for a township project. Tomasoski said the Road Commission pays within 30 to 60 days, but it usually doesn’t bill the townships until the end of the construction season. “A lot of them usually don’t get their millage money until February the following year,” he said. “So we will bill in December or January for 60 days. But the contractor needs to be paid once the project is completed.”

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Obituaries... Dan Margoni

CASPIAN—Dan Margoni passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at NorthStar Hospital. He was born Oct. 4, 1915, the son of Max and Alice (Tesadri) Margoni. Dan attended Caspian and Stambaugh schools. He spent two years with the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Manistique after high school. Upon leaving the CCC, he was employed by Chicago Northwestern Railroad until World War II began. Dan was then employed working on Great Lakes ore boats. He started employment at Proksch Lumber Company in 1946. The same year, Dan married the former Annie Franzoi -- the love of his life -- and made their home in Caspian. He retired from Proksch Lumber Company in 1970, but continued work as a self-employed carpenter until 1990. Dan will always be remembered by friends, family, and the community for his generous heart. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, woodworking, and going to camp with family members. Dan was preceded in death by his wife Annie in 1984 and, more recently, his brothers Angelo and Max. Dan is survived by two sons, Bruno (Nancy) Margoni of Oak Creek, Wis. and Ray (Dawn) Margoni of Crystal Falls. He leaves behind grandchildren, Marilyn (Pat) Cook, Sue Margoni, and Dan (Brenda) Margoni of Oak Creek, as well as Travis Margoni of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Troy Margoni of Crystal Falls. Dan will also be dearly missed by greatgrandchildren, Kallie Evers-Margoni, Lucas Margoni and Nathan Margoni. Dan is also survived by one beloved brother, Felix Margoni, and his sister-in-law Vera Mitchell and brotherin-law Keith Mitchell. He enriched the lives of many nieces and nephews, too. Dan's greatest joy was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with whom he spent most of his free time. Dan will be remembered as a sharp-witted, selfless, thoughtful native of Iron County. The love and joy Dan brought his family over 97 years will keep him in their hearts and minds forever. Private family services will be held at a later date. Condolences to the family of Ray Margoni may be expressed online at The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral home of Crystal Falls with funeral arrangements.


Engaged Brianna Gallo and Bruce Scuffham, both of Ironwood, have announced their engagement. The couple got engaged May 14, 2013, an October wedding is planned in Bessemer. Brianna is the daughter of Jeff and Colleen Gallo of Ironwood. She graduated from Luther L. Wright in 2008 and currently works in retail. Bruce is the son of Len and Janet Scuffham also of Ironwood. Bruce is the grandson of Jack Scuffham of Bessemer, formerly of Stambaugh, and also of Alice Carlson of Iron River. He graduated from Lutheran L. Wright in 2008 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is currently working for the U.S. Forest Service in Bessemer. (Gallo/Scuffham photo)

65th anniversary

Kenneth and Irene Rhines celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and Kenneth’s 89th birthday on July 6. They were married in Sheboygan, Wis., and have four children, James Rhines, Kathleen Spreiser, Leslie Rhines and Constance Selke (deceased), along with eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Family attended from as far away as Tucson, San Francisco and Rhode Island. Their anniversary was celebrated twice, on July 7 in Plymouth, Wis., with family and friends, and July 14 with neighbors in Iron River. After retiring they relocated to the Stambaugh Township area, where they are active members of St. Cecilia Church.

Card of Thanks We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Northstar EMTs, Jacobs Funeral Home, Pastor Dawn Treado Green and the ladies of the Presbyterian Church for their wonderful support in the loss of our husband, son, and brother. We also offer our thanks to our family, friends and to everyone who remembered Randy with a thought or prayer. A special thank you to everyone who gave cards, flowers, food, monetary gifts, and donations to the Iron County Cancer Unit.

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MARQUETTE—In loving memory of Gladys H. Unmuth, a memorial gathering will be held on Aug. 11, at Fortune Lake Pavilion (Bewabic State Park) at 1 p.m. (CST). Please join the family at their mother’s favorite place in celebration of her life. Mrs. Unmuth, former Iron River-Stambaugh resident, died Feb. 5, in Marquette. Condolences may be expressed online at www.

Forest Park students awarded scholarships CRYSTAL FALLS—The Dickinson Area Community Foundation and its affiliates, Norway Area Community Foundation and Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, have awarded a total of $71,170 in new scholarships for 2013 to the following schools: Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway, North Dickinson, Crystal Falls and Florence. The foundation is a permanent charitable endowment created by the community, for the community. It is made up of 95 charitable funds, each named and designated by donors to benefit the area. With approximately $7.5 million in assets, the foundation provides grants and scholarships to eight different area high schools. The foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $1.24 million and grants totaling $676,000 within our local communities. The following Crystal Falls students were awarded Crystal Falls Community Foundation scholarships: --Crystal Falls Business Association ($400): Jeffery Willman. --Paul and Georgia School Memorial ($850): Taylor Tomasik. --Irving and Kathleen McLeod ($650): Kayla Peterson. --Alina Snell Memorial ($500): Mindy DeNell, Maximillan Peterson. --Forest Park Alumni Association ($250): Samantha Rutan. --Robert B. Hockings ($200): Samantha Rutan. --Lillian Galbraith Community Service ($300): Abreille Sommers. --Robert and Jeana Flood Family ($580, four years: $2,320): Abreille Sommers. --Edward, Lila and Margaret Jacobs ($550): Gina Graff. --Howard Koob ($400): Gina Graff. --Eugene and Kathryn Sedberry ($800): Maria DeMuri. --Amasa Gibson ($800): Maria DeMuri. --Crystal Falls/Forest Park Retired Teachers ($400): Georgie Dohl. --Anna and Caroline Schmid Memorial ($775, four years: $3,100): Georgie Dohl; --Gladys Henskey ($600): Brittany Olson. --Father Gondek ($200): Brittany Olson.



Congratulations to Kristie Artwich and Cory Shovald of Iron River on the birth of Jamison Christopher on July 25, 2013. Weight: 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Ben Artwich Jr. and the late Kristine Artwich of Iron River. Paternal grandparents are Dane and Janine Shovald of Iron River. Maternal great-grandparents are Mary Ann Artwich and the late Ben Artwich Sr. of Iron River. Paternal greatgrandparents are Sally Shovald and the late James Shovald of Iron River and Nina Johnson of Iron River. Jamison joins a sister Brooklyn, 5.

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--Steve Warner ($150): Brittany Olson. --Gus and Vi Eckola ($150): Brittany Olson. --Clark Schwedler Memorial ($400, four years: $1,600): Abreille Sommers. For information about the Community Foundation contact Tamara Juul at 906-7743131.

Legals... 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 William C. Meyer and Anne H. Meyer, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated May 12, 2009, and recorded on June 1, 2009 in Liber 537 on Page 569, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Iron county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Seventy-One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-Five and 51/100 Dollars ($71,255.51). 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 August 16, 2013. Said premises are situated in Township of Stambaugh, Iron County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot seventeen (17), Brule Ski Village, being part of the Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter (NW-1/4 of NW1/4) of section twenty-one (21), Township Forty-two (42) north, range Thirtyfive (35) West, according to the recorded plat thereof. Lot 16, Brule Ski Village, being part of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, T42N, R35W, according to the recorded plat thereof. 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: July 17, 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 #427068F01 (07-17)(08-07) R08 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7


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MOUNT PLEASANT—Central Michigan University’s spring semester honors list includes students from the area who earned 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and higher grade point averages. The spring semester ended in May. From Caspian, Jenna Helgren. From Crystal Falls, Serena Cram, Megan Pacer, Audrey Sholander and Amy West. From Iron River, Megan Angeli, Melissa Beauchamp, Tori Ivey and Barry Scalcucci.

Legal Notice STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF IRON NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate FILE NO. I-13-056-DE Estate of EVA LANGNER Date of birth: 12/07/1939 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Eva Langner, died 07/04/2013. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Wesley Stafford, personal representative, or to both the probate court at 108 Olson Loop Road, Iron River, MI 49935, and the personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Donald S. Powell P46897 225 West Cayuga Street Iron River, MI 49935 (906) 265-4500 Wesley Stafford 108 Olson Loop Road Iron River, MI 49935 (906) 265-9362 R01 8/7

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Reporter deadline: Friday at 4 p.m. Legal Notice STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF IRON NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate FILE NO. I-13-054-DE Estate of ADELE CLARK Date of birth: 08/09/1921 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Adele Clark, died 05/13/2013. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Beverly Broad, personal representative, or to both the probate court at Iron County Probate Court, 2 South Sixth Street, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 and the personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. July 26, 2013 Geoffrey C. Lawrence P42482 12 North Fourth Street; P. O. Box 157 Crystal Falls MI 49920 906-875-4889 Beverly Broad 216 Michigan Avenue Crystal Falls, MI 49920 906-875-6566 R02 8/7

IF YOU ARE NOW ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR HAVE BEEN IN THE PRIOR ONE YEAR, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 248-502-1400. MORTGAGE SALE Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Joseph Speno and Stephanie Speno, Husband and Wife, as tenants by the Entirety., to BMO Harris Bank N.A. f/k/a Harris N.A., Mortgagee, dated August 10, 2009 and recorded August 17, 2009 in Liber 543, Page 223, and , Iron County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Thirty-Two Thousand Four Hundred Fourteen and 94/100 Dollars ($32,414.94) including interest at 5.375% 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 a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the East door of the Iron County Circuit Courthouse, 2 South 6th Street, Crystal Falls, Michigan in Iron County, Michigan at 10:00 AM on AUGUST 30, 2013. Said premises are located in the City of Iron River, Iron County, Michigan, and are described as: Located in the City of Iron RiverLot 9, Assessor's Plat of Ice Lake, according to the Recorded Plat thereof.Except all oil, gas, ores and mineral interests of Record; and subject to any mining and development rights thereto. 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. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale, 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 damage to the property during the redemption period. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: July 31, 2013 Orlans Associates, P.C.. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007 File No. 13-007903 (07-31)(08-21)

IF YOU ARE NOW ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR HAVE BEEN IN THE PRIOR ONE YEAR, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 248-502-1400. MORTGAGE SALE Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Karen M. Olsen, a single person and John Netzel and Kathy Netzel, husband and wife, to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Mortgagee, dated December 20, 2006 and recorded December 27, 2006 in Liber 479, Page 321, and , Iron County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Sixty-Two Thousand Three Hundred Three and 46/100 Dollars ($62,303.46) including interest at 4.375% 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 a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the East door of the Iron County Circuit Courthouse, 2 South 6th Street, Crystal Falls, Michigan in Iron County, Michigan at 10:00 AM on AUGUST 23, 2013. Said premises are located in the City of Gaastra, Iron County, Michigan, and are described as: Iron County, Michigan:Lots 10 and 11, Block 17, Plat of Gaastra, according to the recorded Plat thereof. 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. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale, 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 damage to the property during the redemption period. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: July 24, 2013 Orlans Associates, P.C.. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007 File No. 13-006252 (07-24)(08-14)

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Amendments to Chapter 52 of the Iron River City Code, regulating the use and rates for city water, was adopted by the City Council for the City of Iron River on July 31, 2013. The Amendments shall become effective 30 days after publication. In summary, the amendments are: §52.01 DEFINITIONS For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. BACKFLOW. Water of questionable quality, wastes, or other contaminants entering a public water supply system due to a reversal of flow. CITY. The City of Iron River, Iron County, Michigan. COMMODITY CHARGE. A charge payable by a user based on water consumption. COUNCIL. The governing body of the city. COUNTY. Iron County, Michigan. CROSS-CONNECTION. A connection or arrangement of piping or appurtenances through which a backflow could occur. DELINQUENT. Monies and fees owed to the city, under this chapter, which remain unpaid 30 days after the due date. LOCAL DISTRIBUTION LINES. Those pipes which serve only the abutting property within only 1 local service area. METER INSTALLATION CHARGE. The charge for the water meter, meter installation, and necessary inspections. METER TEST CHARGE. The charge imposed for the costs of determining the accuracy of the water meter. MONTHLY CONNECTION CHARGE. The charge imposed for the availability of the water from a distribution line, and imposed to defray a portion of the capital costs of construction of the system, maintenance, repairs, and administration. PREMISES. Each lot or parcel of land having a building, a premises, or any connection to the water distribution system. READINESS TO SERVE CHARGE. The charge payable by a user whose water is shut off at the curbstop but remains connected to the city’s water distribution system. SECONDARY WATER SUPPLY. A water supply system maintained in addition to a public water supply, including but not limited to water systems from ground or surface sources not meeting the requirements of Public Act 399 of 1976, M.C.L.A. §§ 325.1001 et seq., as amended. SERVICE LINE. The line on the premises, installed and maintained by user, connecting the system to the premises. SYSTEM or WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. The city water supply and distribution system. TAP-ON CHARGE. The charge imposed to defray the cost of making a water connection. USER. The owner of real property upon which is located a premises connected to or served by the system. WATER CONNECTION. The part of the water distribution system connecting the system to the service line. WATER MAIN. The primary and intermediate transmission and local distribution lines of the water distribution system. (Ord. 5, passed 7-1-2000; Am. Ord. passed 5-7-2001; Am. Ord. passed 7-2-2003; Am. Ord. passed 4-15-2004) §52.60 APPLICABILITY. (A) Users/property owners shall pay rates and charges as set forth in §§ 52.60 et seq. (B) The rates and charges shall be designed to produce revenues which are proportionate to the cost of providing water service to users/property owners. (C) The cost shall include but not be limited to the cost of operation, maintenance, replacement, depreciation, administration, and a rate of return on the system’s investment. (D) All bills shall be paid on the twenty-fifth day of the month following the period of service and shall be payable to the city at the City Clerk’s office. If the twenty-fifth day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, then the bill shall be payable on the first business day thereafter. § 52.60 APPLICABILITY. (A) The City Council shall establish rates for system usage that shall be sufficient to provide for the payment of the expenses of administration and operation and the expenses for maintenance of the system as are necessary to preserve the same in good repair and working order, and to provide for the other expenditures and funds for the system as this chapter may require. (B) The rates for use of the system shall be based on the following. (1) Debt retirement charge. (2) O.M.&R. charges. The charge levied to all users for operation, maintenance, replacement, and customer-related administrative costs, such as preparing bills and collecting charges, associated with the system. (3) Water usage. The usage of city water and the capacity of the meter monitoring water usage on the premises. 4) Fines and Penalties. State, Federal Status, regulations or court orders imposing or assessing fines or penalties associated with th cities Water distribution System. §52.62 COMMODITY CHARGES (A) (1) A commodity charge shall be payable by every user of the system based on water consumption as determined by the meter installed on the premises. (2) The minimum monthly commodity charge for water service provided by the system shall be in the amount set forth in § 52.67 per user. (3) The monthly charge for water consumed over the minimum gallons per month shall be in the amount set forth in § 52.67, per 1,000 gallons. (B) In identifying a user for the purpose of assessing monthly commodity charges, each residential or commercial structure connected to the system shall be a user. § 52.64 READINESS TO SERVE CHARGE. A readiness to serve charge, in the amount set forth in § 52.67, shall be payable by every user/ property owner having premises connected to the water distribution system which is shut off at the curbstop. § 52.66 METER TEST CHARGE. A meter test charge in the amount set forth in §52.67 by the city council shall be paid by the person requesting the meter test at the time of the request. For meters larger than 2 inches, or for any size meter of the compound type, the meter test charge shall be determined by the Water Department based on the actual costs of labor, equipment, and material. For meters larger than 2 inches, or any meter of the compound type, a deposit in the amount established shall be paid at the time the test is requested. /nxt/gateway.dll?=id$id=Iron%20River,%20MI%20Code%20of%20Ordinances%3Ar%3A4e l$cid=michigan$t=document-frame.htm$an=JD_52.67$3.0§ 52.67 RATES AND CHARGES. (A) The City Council shall establish rates and Ccharges for the following. (1) Fire hydrant annual rental rate per hydrant - $150; (2) Fire hydrant deposit - $250; (3) Water shut-off charge - $10; (4) Water turn-on charge - $10; (5) Delinquent turn-off penalty - $25; (6) Delinquent turn-on penalty - $25; (7) Tap-on charge less than 1-inch line - $50 (8) One inch and larger line shall be determined by the Water Department based on actual costs of labor, equipment, material, and administrative cost. Pavement removal and replacement shall be an additional charge; (9) Meter test charge; and

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Tribute Artist Tony Rocker and the Comeback Special Band

Elvis comes to Crystal Theatre CRYSTAL FALLS—Elvis tribute artist Tony Rocker and the Comeback Special Band will celebrate memorable hits of the King of Rock ‘n Roll at Crystal Theatre Sunday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. The event is part of Crystal Theatre’s eight-event “Gem of a Season.” Growing up, Tony Rocker remembers listening to Elvis singing “Kentucky Rain” and “In the Ghetto.” He imagined himself on stage performing and thought, “If only I had the opportunity, I know I would sing with heart.” As a teen, Rocker and his friends would try to mimic the Doo Wop groups from the 50s. In his late teens, he learned to play guitar and played drums for many years. The opportunity finally came to get out from behind the drums and perform an Elvis Tribute Show. Rocker says, “When I put on my first jump suit, it felt right.” After performing for seven years with the first Comeback Special Band, Rocker asked Frank Adamo, bass guitarist and long-time friend, to put together a new band. Adamo brought in some of the best musicians to form the new Tony Rocker and The Comeback Special Band. In addition to Adamo, the

band reunites several musicians from other groups: Rich Heft on rhythm guitar, Jeff Basham on drums, Ray Berggren on trumpet and keyboard and Paul Emersun on lead guitar. Advanced tickets for the concert may be purchased for $20 at Ben Franklin’s in Crystal Falls, Central Arts and Gifts

and the Iron County Chamber Office in Iron River, Steamin’ Joe’s in Florence, and The Music Tree in Iron Mountain. Tickets may also be purchased online at or by phoning 906-367-4072. Admission at the door is $25 for adults and $10 for youths under 18.

Knights host day at ball park CRYSTAL FALLS—Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a day at the ball park on Aug. 18 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The game will be the Brewers vs. the Cincinnati Reds. The coach bus will leave Guardian Angels Church at 6:30 a.m. and will return at 9 p.m.

The cost is $60 per person, which includes bus ride and game ticket. The tailgate refreshments will be provided by the Knights of Columbus. For more information or to sign up, contact Dave at 8753014 or Frank at 875-1069. Currently, only 30 seats are available.

St. Rita’s church to hold dinner PRESQUE ISLE, Wis.— St. Rita’s Church will be having its 15th annual spaghetti dinner and raffle on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, a beverage and dessert will be served. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and children under 5 eat free. The event will be held at the Presque Isle Community Center, School

Loop Road, Presque Isle, Wis. The Public is invited. In addition to the spaghetti dinner, the public is also invited to attend a free concert on Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m. featuring jazz and blues singer, Claudia Schmidt. The event will be held at St. Rita’s Church in Presque Isle. For more information about the concert, contact Colleen at 715-686-2517.

PUBLICATION AFTER ADOPTION NOTICE Amendments to Chapter 50 of the Iron River City Code, establishing and providing for the collection of rates and charges for use of the sanitary sewer system, was adopted by the City Council for the City of Iron River on July 31, 2013. The Amendments shall become effective 30 days after publication. In summary, the amendments are: §50.074 ESTABLISHMENT OF RATES (A) The rates hereby fixed are estimated to The City Council shall establish rates for system usage that shall be sufficient to provide for the payment of the expenses of administration and operation and the expenses for maintenance of the system as are necessary to preserve the same in good repair and working order, and to provide for the other expenditures and funds for the system as this chapter may require. The rates shall be fixed and revised periodically as may be necessary to produce these amounts. (B) Further, The rates for use of the system shall be based on the following. (1) Debt retirement charge. Each user of the system shall pay a monthly debt retirement charge to be determined from time to time by the City of Iron River. (2) O.M.&R. charges. Each user of the system shall pay a monthly O.M.&R. charge in proportion to the user’s wastewater contribution to the system. (3) Surcharges. Each user that discharges wastewater strengths exceeding normal domestic sewage, as defined, shall pay appropriate surcharges for treatment of excess waste strengths in accordance with § 50.071. (4) Water usage. The usage of city water and the capacity of the meter monitoring water usage on the premises. (5) Fines and Penalties. State, Federal Statutes, regulations or court orders imposing or assessing fines or penalties associated with the city’s Domestic Sewage collection and disposal system. §50.76 RATES.

(B) Water rate districts. (1) Southern Water District shall consist of those properties located in the corporate boundaries of the former City of Stambaugh as those boundaries existed prior to 7-1-2000 and properties serviced by water mains constructed by the former City of Stambaugh. (2) Central Water District shall consist of those properties located in the corporate boundaries of the former City of Iron River as those boundaries existed prior to 7-1-2000 except those properties serviced by water mains constructed by the former City of Stambaugh.





Monthly debt retirement




O.M.&R. monthly minimum up to 4,000 gallons*




O.M.&R. charges in excess of 4,000 gallons per 1,000 gallons*




(3) Northern Water District shall consist of those properties located in the corporate boundaries of the former Village of Mineral Hills as those boundaries existed prior to 7-1-2000.

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(C) 10. Rates.

Charge Southern District Central District Northern District Minimum monthly commodity $26.50* $26.50* $26.50* charge up to 4,000 gallons Commodity charge in excess of $6.62 $6.62 $6.62 4,000 gallons per 1,000 gallons Readiness to serve charge $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 NOTES TO TABLE: Any un metered connection to the water supply system shall pay the minimum monthly commodity charge for each user plus 20%. * Amended pursuant to 2007 2008 Budget (A) Minimum monthly commodity charge up to 4,000 gallons. (B) Commodity charge in excess of 4,000 gallons per 1,000 gallons. A copy of the Chapter 52 of the Iron River City Code may be inspected at either the office of the City Manager or the office of the City Clerk, located at 106 West Genesee Street, in the City of Iron River, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday or online at Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the foregoing Amendments were adopted. Yeas: Nays: Absent: Councilmember LaRock _√_____ ______ ______ Councilmember Brozak _√_____ ______ ______ Councilmember Marcell _√_____ ______ ______ Councilmember Sacheck _√____ ______ _____ Mayor Tarsi _√_____ ______ ______ I certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of an Amendment adopted by the Council of the City of Iron River at a meeting held on July 31, 2013, the original of which is on file in my office and available to the public. Public notice of said meeting was given pursuant to and in compliance with Act No. 267 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1976, as amended, including in the case of a special or rescheduled meeting, notice by posting at least 18 hours prior to the time set for said meeting. Dated: July 31, 2013 _______________________________ By: Rachel Andreski Its: Clerk

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*Amendments made pursuant to April 23, 2008 Resolution 50.076 REVIEW OF RATES AND CHARGES. The Council shall annually review the rates and charges. A report of the review of the system shall be prepared by the City Manager prior to April 1, in each year, and presented to the Council recommending rates and charges to assure that all costs of the system will be recovered from users of the system. A copy of the Chapter 50 of the Iron River City Code may be inspected at either the office of the City Manager or the office of the City Clerk, located at 106 West Genesee Street, in the City of Iron River, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday or online at adopted.

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the foregoing Amendments were

Councilmember LaRock Councilmember Brozak Councilmember Marcell Councilmember Sacheck Mayor Tarsi

Yeas: __√____ __√____ __√____ __√____ __√____

Nays: ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

Absent: ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

I certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of an Amendment adopted by the Council of the City of Iron River at a meeting held on July 31, 2013, the original of which is on file in my office and available to the public. Public notice of said meeting was given pursuant to and in compliance with Act No. 267 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1976, as amended, including in the case of a special or rescheduled meeting, notice by posting at least 18 hours prior to the time set for said meeting. Dated: July 31, 2013 R11 8/7

_________________________ By: Rachel Andreski Its: Clerk

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Hard Knocks True Blood (CC) Savages Hunt Intl Love It or List It Love It or List It

American Pickers






Inside the Vietnam War

American Pickers

Inside the Vietnam War


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Bubble PAW Full H’se Full H’se Nanny Nanny Friends Friends Fam. Guy Fam. Guy Fam. Guy Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Conan (N) (CC)

Friends Office

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›››› The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) ››› Tristana (1970) Catherine Deneuve.

Ma Saison Preferee

Cake Cake Cake Boss (N) (CC) ››› The Big Lebowski (1998) (CC)

Boston Underdogs Cake Boss (CC) Boston Underdogs ››› Intolerable Cruelty (2003) ›› Against the Ropes (2004)

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WEEKLY CROSSWORD: AUG. 7, 2013 CLUES ACROSS 1. Droop 4. Rested in a chair 7. Thai (var.) 10. Draw out wool 12. Coatis genus 14. Taxis 15. Beige 16. Supplementing with difficulty 17. Capital of Norway 18. A personal written history 21. Cologne 22. Australian flightless bird 23. Lowest freeman; early Eng. 25. 18th C. mathematician Leonhard 28. Cabinet Dept. for homes 29. Languages of Sulu islands 33. More scarce 35. Before 36. Swiss river 37. Actress & director Lupino 38. Edges 41. Thousand Leaves prefecture

44. Soldier hero of Spain El ___ 45. Gains through work 47. To the front 49. I (German) 50. Price label 51. Barack’s 1st lady 58. Drench with liquid 59. Child (scot.) 60. “Aba ____ Honeymoon” 62. Disappearing shade trees 63. Cricket frog genus 64. Union busting worker 65. A priest’s liturgical vestment 66. Previously The Common Market 67. Upper left keyboard key CLUES DOWN 1. Point midway between S and SE 2. Genus of birds 3. Personal spiritual leader 4. Japanese rice beverage 5. Eared owl genus 6. Wood oil finish 7. Hyphen





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.

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Wash Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser Storage Storage Storage Storage Anderson Cooper Piers Morgan Live The Great White Gold Rush (N) (CC)

World Newsline Shelby Shelby Stroumboulopoulos Gold Rush (CC)

Charlie Rose (N) Storage Storage Anderson Cooper Saint Hoods (CC)

SportsCenter (N) Weekly Weekly Frasier Frasier The Newsroom (CC) Hunt Intl Hunt Intl

SportsCenter (N) MLB Baseball Golden Golden Hard Knocks Extreme Homes

Alfie Boe-Story Storage Storage Anderson Cooper Saint Hoods (N)

Little League Little League Baseball MLB Baseball: Tigers at Yankees Tigers Live (N) (Live) ›› Falling in Love With the Girl Next Door Frasier Frasier Meet the Fockers Boardwalk Empire Boardwalk Empire Extreme Homes Extreme Homes (N) Hunters Hunt Intl

Letterman ’70s King Jay Leno Jimmy Kimmel Live 30 Rock King/Hill

American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers American Pickers Ghost Ships Brain Brain Diggers Diggers Brain Brain Turtles Turtles Full H’se Full H’se Full H’se Full H’se Friends Friends Fam. Guy Fam. Guy Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby There There ››› The Cincinnati Kid (1965) (CC) (DVS) ›› The Reivers (1969) Steve McQueen. What Not to Wear The Big Day What Not to Wear The Big Day

High ’Til Death J. Fallon Nightline King/Hill

American Pickers Diggers Diggers Friends Friends There There ››› Papillon (1973) What Not to Wear

› Legendary (2010) Patricia Clarkson. ››› Mean Girls (2004) (CC) MILF (2010) Jack Cullison. ›› Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) Premiere. King & Maxwell (CC) ›› Four Brothers Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Necess. Rough CSI: Crime Scene


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Big Brother (N) (CC) Unforgettable (N)

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› Dungeons & Dragons (2000) (CC) America’s/Talent Law & Order: SVU Secret Millionaire Whodunnit? (N) (CC) Teen Choice 2013 (N) (S Live) (CC) Queen Victoria’s Empire (CC)

Seinfeld Seinfeld Crossing Lines (N) Castle (CC) Fox 11 News at 9 Lafayette-Lost

Rules Rules News Friends Castle (CC) Training Outd’r Power News



Bug You

’Til Death ’Til Death Leverage (CC) Paid Paid 30 Rock Losing it! Victoria’s Emp.

Duck D. Duck D. Duck Dynasty (CC) Bad Ink Bad Ink Crimes of the Crimes of the Inside Man (N) Yukon Men Yukon Men (N) (CC) Jungle Gold (N) (CC) MLB Baseball Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers. (N) World Poker Tour Bull Riding The Sub The Sub

Bad Ink Bad Ink Duck D. Duck D. Crimes of the Crimes of the Yukon Men (CC) Jungle Gold (CC) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC) SportCtr World Poker Tour MLB Baseball

Cedar Cove (CC) Snow White Beyond Spelling Mountain Men (CC) Drugs, Inc.

Frasier Frasier True Blood (CC) Hunters Hunt Intl Shelby Shelby Drugs, Inc.

Reading, Writing & Romance (2013) (CC) True Blood (N) (CC) The Newsroom (N) House Hunters Brother vs. Brother Mountain Men (N) Ice Road Truckers Drugs, Inc. (N) American Mob

Frasier Frasier The Newsroom (CC) House Hunters Mountain Men (CC) American Mob

See Dad Wendell ›› The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Ralph Macchio. Friends Friends Friends ››› The Hangover (2009) Bradley Cooper. ››› Independence Day (1996) Will Smith, Bill Pullman. (CC) ›››› The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Henry Fonda. (CC) ››› Fail-Safe (1964) Henry Fonda. (CC) Mr Sister Wives (CC) Sister Wives (N) Breaking Amish: LA Sister Wives (CC) Breaking Amish: LA Three Musk. ››› Gangs of New York (2002) Leonardo DiCaprio. (CC) Do the Right Thing ›› Fast & Furious (2009) Vin Diesel. NCIS “About Face” NCIS (CC)


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.

Undercover Boss Hawaii Five-0 (CC) Blue Bloods (CC) Perfect Perfect Top Model News Seinfeld NFL Preseason Football: Cardinals at Packers Shark Tank Would You Fall 20/20 (CC) Bones (CC) (DVS) The Following News


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.


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316 N. 2nd Ave. Iron River, MI 49935 (906) 265-3810

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NCIS: Los Angeles

Cedar Cove (N) (CC) ›› Rock of Ages Love It or List It American Pickers Inside: Secret Amer

VHS (2012, Horror) Calvin Reeder. (CC) Perception (CC) Franklin & Bash Covert Affairs Burn Notice



High ’Til Death J. Fallon Nightline King/Hill

Hatfields Hatfields Pawn Pawn Pawn Pawn American Mob Drugs, Inc. American Mob Full H’se Full H’se Friends Friends Friends Friends Sullivan Big Bang Conan (N) (CC) Sullivan Conan The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg Mata Hari Wedding Island (N) Four Weddings (CC) Wedding Island (CC)

›› Gone (2012) (CC) Movie (CC) Castle “Linchpin” Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 NCIS (CC) (DVS) Burn Notice (N) Graceland (N)

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Letterman ’70s King Jay Leno Jimmy Kimmel Live 30 Rock 30 Rock

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Big Bang Two Men The Vampire Diaries The Winner Is... Wipeout (N) (CC) Glee “Feud”

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Stambaugh Caspian Iron Gaastra River Symbol

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MasterChef MasterChef (N) News Smarter Brains (CC) A Farm Story With Jerry Apps Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Anderson Cooper Piers Morgan Live Anderson Cooper

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NCIS: Los Angeles

Person of Interest

Whose? Whose? Game Night

Capture (N) News Seinfeld America’s Got Talent (N) (S Live) (CC)




Rules News

’70s King Jay Leno

’Til Death J. Fallon

Extreme Weight Loss “Mike” (N) (CC)

Body of Proof (CC)

10 News Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline

So You Think You Can Dance (N) (CC)



30 Rock

30 Rock


After Newton: Guns Fixing Juvie Justice Frontline (CC) Storage Storage Storage Storage Barter Kings (N)

World Newsline Charlie Rose (N) Barter Kings (CC) Storage Storage

Anderson Cooper

Piers Morgan Live

Anderson Cooper

E. B. OutFront

Piers Morgan Live

Amish Mafia Nine for IX (N)

Amish Mafia (N) World Series

Tickle (N) Porter World Series

Amish Mafia (CC) SportsCenter (N)

Tickle Porter SportsCenter (N)

MLB Baseball Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox. (Live)

Tigers Live (N) (Live) Weekly

Game Golden


Clear History (2013) (CC) Miser Property Property Power Broker (N)

Hard Knocks The Newsroom (CC) True Blood (CC) Hunters Hunt Intl House House Power Broker (CC)




Bugged Out





I Married Who? (2012) Kellie Martin. (CC)


Doomsday Preppers Doomsday Castle



Hatfields Hatfields Pawn


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Friends (CC) Office Conan

›› Girl Crazy (1943) Mickey Rooney. (CC)

››› The Human Comedy (1943) (CC)


Who Do You Who Do You ››› Traffic (2000) Michael Douglas.

The Little Couple Who Do You ›› W. (2008) Josh Brolin. (CC)

The Little Couple Crow: Angels

Rizzoli & Isles (CC)

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Perception (N) (CC)

Law & Order: SVU

Covert Affairs (N)

Suits (N) (CC) (DVS) Graceland

Rizzoli & Isles (CC)

8. Competently 9. Equal, prefix 11. Broad-winged soaring hawks 12. A collection of star systems 13. Be in accord 14. Links subject & predicate (linguistics) 19. Paddles 20. Asian river between China and Russia 23. Physicists Marie or Pierre 24. Excessive fluid accumulation in tissues 26. _____ Dunlap, pageant titleholder 27. Made again 28. Norse goddess of death 30. A waterproof raincoat 31. Express pleasure 32. ___ Lanka 34. Radioactivity unit 39. Clay blocks for building 40. Linear unit 42. Conductor tools 43. Whale ship captain 46. Queen who tested Solomon 48. Good Gosh!

Perception (CC) Covert Affairs

51. A gangster’s girlfriend 52. Unstressed-stressed 53. Draw through holes 54. Old Italian monetary units 55. Musician Clapton 56. Ceremonial staff of authority 57. Fabrics of camels or goats 58. A very large body of water 61. Basics


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IRON COUNTY REPORTER, August 7, 2013, Page 9

Menus... Iron River Senior Center —Wednesday, Aug. 7: Sloppy Joes, mac & cheese, baked beans, fresh cucumbers, juice, fruit. —Thursday, Aug. 8: Evening Meal: Baked ham, candied s. potatoes, salad bar, brussel sprouts, peach cobbler. —Saturday, Aug. 10: Music by Paula “D” 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $5 cover charge —Monday, Aug. 12: Meal balls in gravy, garlic noodles, mixed veggies, lettuce salad, juice. —Tuesday, Aug. 13: No peek chicken, rice, Capri veggies, beets, orange juice. NEW: Evening meal on the second and fourth Thursday, salad bar at 4 p.m., dinner served 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. NOTICE: Meals served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, reservations taken one day ahead. Call 2656134. If not coming, please call by 9 a.m. on day of meal

to cancel. WEEKLY ACTIVITIES: Bridge and cards every Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with refreshments. Fun Time Bingo, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. The Site Council sponsors a dance on the second Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. A light lunch is served. Come and join us on Wednesday morning! Coffee & roll - $1. A pancake breakfast is held the third Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under. NEED TRANSPORTATION? Local busing available 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. MondayThursday. Medical, employment, nutrition, social, recreational, educational, shopping, personal. Seniors – 60 and

older, $4; Non seniors – under 60, $5; Wheelchair transport, $6. All prices are round trip. Trip to Iron Mountain Wednesday, 5-6 people, $10 per person. Dickinson-Iron Community Service Agency, Iron River Senior Center. Call (906) 2656134. Are you looking for a place to hold your birthday, graduation, anniversary party, or even to hold your organization meeting? Our center is available to rent. Come in, or call for further details at 265-6134.

gies, mixed fruit, juice, dessert. Suggested donation $4. Bread and milk served with all meals. Everyone welcome. Call 8756709. ACTIVITIES: 2nd Saturday Potluck at 5:30 2nd Thursday Potluck/Bingo at noon 3rd Wednesday Site Council meeting 2 p.m. Blood Pressure Check Monday and Tuesday before noon meal, Wednesday before 5 p.m. meal.

Crystal Falls Senior Center —Wednesday, Aug. 7: Baked chicken, mashed potato/ gravy, broccoli, peaches, salad bar, dessert. —Monday, Aug. 12: Chicken burritos (lettuce, tomato, onion), refried beans, grilled peppers, mandarin oranges. —Tuesday, Aug. 13: Ham/ scalloped potatoes, mixed veg-

Amasa Senior Center —Wednesday, Aug. 7: Sausage/kraut, mashed potatoes, corn, sliced tomatoes, apricots. —Thursday, Aug. 8: Pepper steak, rice, cauliflower, lettuce salad, pears. —Tuesday, Aug. 13: Chop suey, rice, oriental veg., lettuce/ mand orange salad.

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RC01 7/31, 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2

FOR RENT IRON RIVER APARTMENTS FOR RENT: Remodeled 1 & 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments, basement storage, washer/ dryer hook-up, 2 car detached garage to use, some utilities included. Call (586) 817-5744. 6-12/TF HUNTING LAND FOR LEASE: 40+ properties available in Delta, Iron, Luce, Marquette, Menominee, and Ontonagon counties. For more info, visit plumcreekrecreation. com. 9-4/13

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: Iron River, brick ranch, 3 bedroom 2 bath, maple floors, modern kitchen, first floor laundry, recreation room. Newer heat, electric, extra lot, garage. $64,900. For info. E-mail: TryLeo@ 8-28/4


Part-time position, approx. 18-23 hrs. per week, must work Saturday mornings. Pick up application at the St. Vincent De Paul Store, 211 West Maple St. in Iron River. RC 7/31, 8/7


RC03 7/31, 8/7

Experience preferred but not necessary Competitive wages & benefits Interested candidates please send resumes or letters of application to: LARRY KETOLA, 303 Selden Road, Iron River, MI 49935 RC02 8/7, 8/14

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RC04 8/7

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HOUGHTON—Chelsea Grindatti has been commended by Michigan Tech University for her outstanding performance in Introduction to Abstract Algebra and was awarded a certificate of merit for outstanding academic achievement.

CMU announces graduates MOUNT PLEASANT—Central Michigan University is pleased to announce the May 2013 graduates. From Crystal Falls, Serena Cram, bachelor of science in business administration and Paul Hawks, bachelor of science. From Iron River, Derrick Frailing, bachelor of science in business administration.

Racing Action 9:00 A.M Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11, 2013


Superior Title & Abstract of Iron Mountain has an immediate opening for a full-time Title Insurance Processor. Successful candidates enjoy a fast-paced work environment, are able to meet crucial deadlines and have excellent communication skills. Duties include maintaining accounts payable and receivable, tract maintenance, processing title orders and occasional title examination. Prior experience is preferred, but willing to train the right candidate. Superior Title offers competitive benefits including: PTO, health, dental and life insurance. Please submit a resume and three references to: Scott E. Zeuske, Superior Title, 105 East B Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801.

Grindatti gets MTU award

Crystal Falls, MI


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available at the Iron County Museum desk or from chairman Brzoznowski at 906-3670017, Terry Lynn 2654270 or museum marketing representative Faye Ballinger, 265-2617.

Valley Raceway

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CASPIAN—The Iron County Museum Art Group has announced that the custom of honoring an artist each year is being followed this year by choosing Crystal Falls Artist Pat Fortin. Fortin has only been a member of the Museum Art Group led by Amy Brzoznowski that meets each Tuesday evening for about two and a half years. As of Aug. 1, almost 20 people have registered for the show. Among them are some who have been honored in previous shows-- artists Gayle Dae, Dan Moska, and craft quilter Clarice Cocco, This coming week a full list of exhibitors will be published and an invitation extended to the public to attend the Grand Opening reception to meet the artists on Tuesday evening, Aug. 21. Blanks to register are still available at The Iron County Museum in Caspian and at other museums in the county as well as community libraries and the County Chamber of Commerce. Additional information is

RUMMAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: Crystal Falls, 1128 Harrison Avenue, Friday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-noon. Vacuum cleaner, rag rugs, tools, kitchen ware, household items, furniture, plus more. 8-7/1


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RC05 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14


WISHINGSTONE WOODS in the Porter School Market Place in Alpha is Open Saturday and Sunday. Wood garden benches, quilts, local mysteries, cards, old milk bottles, glassware, handcrafts, kid’s books and Nancy Drew, local photography, hunting knives, stone jewelry and more! 4-10/TF WANTED: Maytag wringer washers in good condition. Call (906) 265-4096. 5-22/TF FOR SALE: 12’ Jon boat, $200. (906) 265-4096. 6-5/TF D&D BEAR BAIT: Now open. We have cereal, cookies, molasses, candy. A great variety of jelly and juices, for great prices. Don’t forget to check with Davis Taxidermy after a successful hunt. (906) 265-6219, 1669 Kofmehl Rd., Iron River, MI. 8-14/3 HEAT YOUR ENTIRE HOME, water and more with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. P & J Sales (906) 396-7136. 8-7/1

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IRON COUNTY REPORTER, August 7, 2013, Page 10


4-H Sharp Shooters continue to excel IRON COUNTY— On June 21, two shooters from the Iron County 4-H Shooters Club, Alex Nelson from Iron River and Jesse Thoreson from Amasa, traveled to Grand Island, Neb. to compete in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational held on June 2328. Two 4-H shooters from St. Clair County, Gerry St. James and Joshua Fletemier, also traveled with their parents to Grand Island. The four shooters made up the 2013 Michigan 4-H Air Rifle Team. Jerry St. James from St. Clair County and Marvin Hill from Iron County were selected as coaches. The invitational was hosted by the University of Nebraska 4-H Youth Development Lincoln Extension. The ceremonies began on Monday, June 24 with registrations, meetings, equipment inspections, team pictures and numerous speakers to welcome 550 shooters from 36 states to the Grand Island Heartland Events Center. Competition began on June 25 with the three position air rifle event. Day two competition was a four target (off hand) standing event. Day three competition was the NRA sporter air rifle silhouette match (off hand) standing event with 40 silhouettes at various yardage. Day five was the final day with award ceremonies and completion remarks. The 2013 Michigan air rifle team did not place in any award category, but was within a few points of placing in the top ten. The team scored ninth out of 16 teams and twelfth out of 59 shooters. “The team had a great experience, received a wealth of competitive knowledge and made numerous friends from many states,” Hill said. The 4-H shooters club has had a busy year. During March and April, the Iron County 4-H Sharp Shooters Club participated in the Michigan 4-H postal matches. This event consisted of 6x10 targets for a three position air rifle. After completing this shoot, the targets were mailed to the Michigan 4-H coordinator for scoring. The results were sent back to the club in May. Gage Gill of Iron River shot in the junior division and placed fourth. Alex Nelson of Iron River placed fifth in the senior division. Both shooters were selected to compete in a shoulder to shoulder shoot-off with other state 4-H finalists. On July 22, Gill and Nelson traveled to the Looking Glass Sports Club in Laingsburg. The

match shot on July 23 consisted of 6x3 position air rifle targets and an aggregate 1x10 target to eliminate any tie scores. Nelson placed first in the senior division with a score of 577. Gill took second place with a score of 412 in the junior division. Coach Hill was very pleased with the results and the super effort of the two shooters did with hours of practice and the stress of the long trip to participate against top notch state shooters. In addition to those events, nine members of the Iron County 4-H Sharp Shooters Club traveled to the Centerline Shooting Club of Calhoun County on Aug. 2 to compete in BB gun, sporter air rifle and sporter .22 rifle. This is the fourth trip to the annual state competition. “We have shot well in the past and our sharpshooters are ready for this year’s competition,” said Hill.

For the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Nebr., four Michigan shooters made up the 2013 Michigan 4-H Air Rifle Team. Pictured are, from left, 4-H coach, Marvin Hill, team

members Alex Nelson of Iron River, Gerry St. James of St. Clair County, Jesse Thoreson of Amasa, Joshua Fletemier of St. Clair County and 4-H coach Jerry St. James. (submitted photo)

All community support and donations are greatly appreciated.

The 2013 Michigan 4-H Air Rifle Team competed on June 23-28 in Nebraska. (submitted photo)

Iron County Medical Care Facility Full-time MDS Nurse (RN) Minimum Data Set experience preferred Gage Gill participated in the 4-H postal matches in spring. He is pictured with Debi Pinkel, the Michigan coordinator for the shoulder to shoulder events. (submitted photo)

Audubon Society to hear fawn survival report CASPIAN—The Lee LeBlanc Chapter of the Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at the Iron County Museum. Graduate students from MSU will report on their ongoing project to study the effects of predators, weather, and habitat on the survival of white-tailed deer fawns in the Upper Peninsula. They have

been at work in north-eastern Iron County for the past two years. Everyone who is interested in our deer population is welcome to attend. “These MSU students are from Mississippi State University so both Spartan and Wolverine fans can attend without prejudice,” said Audubon spokesperson.

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Fur trade program to be held at Bay IRON MOUNTAIN—“The Fur Trade in North America” is the title of a new PowerPoint program which will be presented at 10 a.m., Thursday Aug. 8 in Fornetti Hall at Bay College West in Iron Mountain. The program is one of an ongoing series of programs sponsored by the Bay College L.I.F.E. group. The public is cordially invited to attend at no cost. This program will be presented by Walter Summers, retired Natural Resource Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Cultural Resources Specialist. This program will follow a journey through time and space to highlight the entire era of the North American fur trade from its beginnings to its ending.

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The NORTHPOINTE BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS will meet: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 3:00 p.m. - Personnel Committee Meeting Monday, August 19, 2013 - 10:30 a.m. - Finance Committee Meeting Monday, August 19, 2013 - 1:30 p.m. - Planning Committee Meeting Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 4:00 p.m. - Board of Director Meeting These meetings will be held in the Conference Room at Northpointe, 715 Pyle Drive, Kingsford, MI. Teleconferencing is available to participate in the above meetings at the Northpointe Menominee office - 401 Tenth Ave., Menominee, Michigan and at the Iron River office - 703 Second Ave., Iron River, Michigan. Any person needing reasonable accommodations to enable their attendance at these meetings may call 906-779-0510. R05 8/7

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IRON COUNTY REPORTER, August 7, 2013, Page 11

You think this is easy? Try it sometime! Kyle Detterbeck of the Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department makes five quick orbits around the hose nozzle during the mystery race, the final race event Aug. 2. Teammate Melanie Jacks stands by to provide any assistance he may need to get to the end of the hose. They both did well—CaspianGaastra had the second best time in the bizarre race.

High marks went to the Caspian-Gaastra F.D. float during the shirttail parade late on Aug. 1. The theme was “Fire & Ice: Rivals Unite,” and Tom Karvala was in charge of ceremonies that united a

L’Anse Purple Hornet and a Baraga Viking with a lot of Lawrence Welk schmaltz floating through the nighttime sky above Baraga’s Superior Avenue.

Fast-moving, fun times at firefighters’ tourney

The Crystal Falls Fire Department was on target throughout the races on Aug. 2, as Dan Surface and Robert Fabbri take aim on the traffic cone Crystal Falls won three of the five races and was second in another.

Wedding bells were ringing on the West Iron County F.D. float, too, during the shirttail parade on Aug. 1. The banner on the side of the float reads “When fire and ice unite, things get wet!”

The Skandia-West Branch float in the shirttail parade had this take on the contest theme: “Fire and Ice: Rivals unite when pigs fly.” No wings, so these pink piggies had to hoof it down the street in Baraga.

Fire tourney . . . Continued from page 12 football team is coming—but it won’t happen this year.) West Iron’s float also featured a wedding ceremony (as did others) but finished out of the top five. The commercial parade on Saturday morning wrapped up the tournament. Florence earned first place with 89 points, with West Iron County second with 83 and SkandiaWest Branch third with 73. Overall, WIC’s total of 339 points led the field, with SWB second, just two points behind at 337 and Forsyth Township 289 just edging Caspian-Gaastra (284.33) for third place. Crystal Falls was eighth overall, and Florence was ninth. Overall final standings: 1. West Iron County, 339; 2. SkandiaWest Branch, 337; 3. Forsyth Township, 289; 4. CaspianGaastra, 284.33; 5. Champion, 271.33; 6. Negaunee, 267.32; 7. Richmond Township, 238; 8. Crystal Falls, 236.33; 9. Florence, 235; 10. Gladstone, 227.66. Dress parade: 1. (tie) Chassell, West Iron County, Wells Township, all 94; 4. (tie) South Range, Hancock, both 93. Shirttail parade: 1. Skandia-

West Branch, 94; 2. Gladstone, 86.66; 3. Caspian-Gaastra, 83.33; 4. Negaunee, 79.32; 5. Forsyth Township, 76. Commercial parade: 1. Florence, 89; 2. West Iron County, 83; 3. Skandia-West Branch, 81; 4. Forsyth Township, 73; 5. Champion, 56. Overall races: 1. West Iron County, 90; 2. Crystal Falls, 88; 3. (tie) Caspian-Gaastra, Skandia-West Branch, both 69; 5. Champion, 59; 6. Florence, 57. Ladder race: 1. Crystal Falls, 17,62 seconds; 2. West Iron County, 19.06; 3. Champion, 19.95; 4. Hurontown, 21.11; 5. Skandia-West Branch, 21.41. Hose relay: 1. Skandia-West Branch, 42.76; 2. Crystal Falls, 43.99; 3. West Iron County, 44.67; 4. Champion, 45.51; 5. Florence, 47.41. Coupling race: 1. Crystal Falls, 23.01; 2. West Iron County, 27.99; 3. Caspian-Gaastra, 28.56; 4. Marquette Township, 30.16; 5. Breitung Township, 30.29. Interchange race: 1. Crystal Falls, 41.24; 2. West Iron County, 43.62; 3. Florence, 45.63; 4. Caspian-Gaastra, 511.06; 5. Munising, 53.70. Mystery race: 1. West Iron County, 39.95; 2. Caspian-Gaastra, 41.11; 3. Skandia-West Branch, 41.79; 4. Chocolay Township, 42.07; 5. Munising, 42.08.

Florence’s firefighters come out flying for the ladder race. The Wisconsinites earned a third and a fifth in the races and wound up in the top 10 overall.

Nice job, guys! West Iron County racers (in the pink shirts) congratulate Crystal Falls’ racers after they raced to first place

time in the hose interchange race. Also worth noting: the strong breeze in the treetops at L’Anse’s Waterfront Park.

IRON COUNTY REPORTER, August 7, 2013, Page 12

West Iron Co. FD wins third straight U.P. title L’ANSE—After the final race ended at the 119th annual U.P. Firefighters Tournament here Aug. 2, an old tradition was renewed among members of the West Iron County, Crystal Falls and Skandia-West Branch fire departments. They stood up on a cooler, held up a bottle of something tasty, and toasted each other’s successes and their rivalry. The rivalry was clearly in very good shape at L’Anse. West Iron County, Crystal Falls and Skandia-West Branch were among the leaders in the point standings. When the final totals were announced after the final parade Saturday morning, they showed West Iron County had retained its overall U.P. championship—it’s third straight U.P. title. A rivalry, yes, but a friendly rivalry. The WIC and Crystal Falls racers and team captains talked with each other often, joked around, cheered each other on and commiserated on those rare occasions when things didn’t go right. Of course, the teams weren’t going against each other. Everyone was battling the stopwatch. The battle for race honors went down to the final event— the mystery race, which is kept a state secret by the host departments (L’Anse and Baraga) until the fourth race is finished. At that point, Crystal Falls had a big lead, winning three of four races and taking second in the fourth. WIC was


West Iron County’s firefighters get off on the right foot in the dress parade Aug. 1, looking sharp as they tied for first place in the first event of the U.P. Firefighters Tournament.

A judge watches carefully as a Caspian-Gaastra firefighter quickly switches hose lengths during the interchange race. right behind them each time— three seconds and a third—and was eight points back. This year’s mystery race was a simple coupling race with a big twist—five revolutions. Ever see a “bat race” between innings during a baseball game? That’s what it was: One racer put his forehead on one end of the nozzle, which had the other end on the ground, and had to spin around five times. Then, he dizzily had to run to the end of the hose, put on the nozzle and shoot out the target. Skandia-West Branch was one of the first to run and kept

its balance well enough to finish in 41.79 seconds. A few minutes later, Crystal Falls was up. Dan Surface, their designated spinner, stayed upright, but a breeze coming off nearby L’Anse Bay spun their hose stream off the mark, and their time was 44.90. A few minutes later, Caspian-Gaastra took the lead from SWB, as Kyle Detterbeck spun his team to a time of 41.11. Moments later, West Iron was up. Kevin Drier spun, then stumbled. But Nate Newby kept him from crashing, pointed him in the right direction, guided him there, and the team finished the task in 39.95—a new leader. Five teams finished the task in 42.08 or less, but nobody beat WIC’s time. Since Crystal Falls wasn’t in the top five, it got no bonus points for the mystery race—while WIC’s first place was worth 10 bonus points. That gave them a twopoint winning margin overall in the races. Caspian-Gaastra’s second

All eyes are on the Crystal Falls F.D. race team, as the racers await the starter’s gun. Members of the team were Dan Graff, Steven Fabbri, Tim Anderson, Robert Fabbri and Dan Surface. place in the mystery race put it in a third place tie with Skandia-West Branch in the races. The CGFD earned a second, a third and a fourth. The tournament started Thursday night, when the firefighters were judged in two parades. West Iron tied with Chassell for first in the dress parade, and Skandia-West Branch tied Hancock for third. Firemen were dressed in their best and did their best to march in time. Later, across the bay in Baraga, was the let-it-all-hangout shirttail parade, with each

County golf news

Extreme marathoners

Joey Rankin and Jaclyn Waara both completed their first extreme trail marathon during the Dances With Dirt event in Devils Lake, Wis., on July 13. Waara finished her first marathon (26.2 miles) 47th among all 127 runners and 10th among 44 women. Rankin was in his first ultra marathon (50 miles) and was 43rd among 139 runners—only 84 finished— and 35th among men. The extreme course included swamp crossings, river crossings and hills too steep to climb that one can only slide down, along with poison ivy, thorns, poor footing, boulders. “Love it or hate it, it’s a serious achievenment. Starts in the dark—so you can finish in the light.” (submitted photo)

Iron River C.C. Twilight League, July 30 Green balls: on #5, Patti Sabotta; on #8, Linda Saving, Karen Petts, Karen Polley. Chip-in: Barb Stockero on #3. Birdie: Kelly Possanza on #6. Low net: Kelly Possanza. Low gross: A, Kelly. B, Karen F., JoAnn Sleeman; C, Geri Sloat. Notes: blind bogey, Joyce Myefski, Jan Freghetto … 50-50, Karen Petts-Jan Freghetto, Marla Busakowski … George Young Women’s League, July 31 Game of the day—onewoman scramble: 1. Shirley McCollum-Ellen McCarthy, 27.5; 2. Marian Lindquist-Carolyn Dunlap, 29; 3. Jennifer BerlinskiBonnie Weatherholt, 30. Birdies: Marian Lindquist on #3 and #4; Chris Kennedy on #16. Green balls: Bonnie Weatherholt, Carolyn Dunlap, Chris Kennedy, Marian Lindquist,

Jennifer Berlinski on #3; Kennedy, Judy Mastie on #7; Trudy Shelgren on #13. Notes: blind bogey, Trudy Shelgren, Marian Lindquist and Jennifer Berlinski … Crystal Falls Men’s Golf Club, July 31 Winning team: DeNell Construction, 274. Team standings: Ben Franklin, 2566; Crystal Bait, 2575; Sherwood Sign, 2579; 1st National Bank, 2581; DeNell Construction, 2591; LPL Financial, 2623; Northern Concrete, 2626; Sommers Deli, 2627. Closest to pin: on #9, Mike Peterson, 8-1; second shot on #4, Kelly Stankewicz, 5-8; second shot on #7, Jeff Hagglund, 2-5. Longest putt on #8: Scott Oberlin, 28-0. Skins: Keary Beck on #3; Bryan LaChapelle Jr. on #6 (eagle) and #4; Mike Peterson on #9.

department’s float following the tournament theme: “Fire & Ice: Rivals Unite.” SWB was first place with its float, Gladstone was second, and Caspian-Gaastra finished a strong third. The CGFD float featured

Rev. Tom Karvala in front of a church, presiding at a ceremony uniting the L’Anse Purple Hornet and the Baraga Viking, with bubbles blowing up all around. (In fact, some think a L’Anse-Baraga co-op Continued on page 11

L’ANSE—It’s now official. The U.P. Firefighters Tournament is coming back to Crystal Falls. During last week’s tournament, officials of the U.P.’s volunteer fire departments officially approved Crystal Falls as host of the 2015 tournament. Next year’s 120th annual tournament will be hosted by

the Breitung Township Fire Department and will be held in Quinnesec. As for the 2016 tournament, the West Iron County Fire Department seems to be the favorite to host the event in Iron River. If past practice holds, the U.P. association will make it official during the 2014 tournament.

Joseph W. Polich Bocce League—second half July 29 standings: Tony Fittante Sales 7-2; Alice’s Supper Club 5-4; Mr. T’s 5-4; Funeral Home 5-4; Gasperini Property Service 4-5; Krist Oil Co. 4-5; Dina Mia 3-6; Jacobs The Station 3-6. First half champs: Jacobs Funeral Home. July 29 scores: The Station def. Krist Oil Co. 2-1; Jacobs Funeral Home def. Alice’s Supper Club 3-0; Tony Fittante Sales def. Dina Mia 2-1; Mr. T’s def. Gasperini Property Service 2-1. Aug. 12 schedule: Krist Oil Co. vs. Alice’s Supper Club; Gasperini Property Service vs. Tony Fittante Sales; Mr. T’s vs. Jacobs Funeral Home; The Depot vs. Dina Mia.

Iron River Soccer Association, through Week 3 (Wins-Loses-Ties-Points; two points for a win, one for a tie) Under 6 Division: Green, 2-10-4; Neon, 1-1-1-3; Light Blue, 1-1-1 3; Red, 0-1-2-1. Under 8 Division: Light Blue, 3-1-0-6; Green, 2-1-1-5; Red, 0-31-1. Under 10 Division: Light Blue, 4-0-0-8; Neon, 1-3-0-2; Red, 1-30-2. Under 12 Division: Green, 4-0-0-8; Red, 2-2-0-4; Light Blue, 0-4-0-0. Under 16 Division: Red, 3-10-6; Light Blue, 3-1-0-6; Neon, 0-4-0-0. Games are played at the Gaastra soccer fields.

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Indoor bocce Windsor Center Thursday

Night Mixed results, Aug. 1 NASCAR Noodleheads (Dale Safford, Helen Berglund, Amy Pratt) def. Mother and Daughter (Lorraine Meinhardt, Kris Graves) 2-0 Odd Ducks (Gail Baker, Kim Kunchynski) tied Even Quacks (Sharon Everson, Sue Sprague, Eleanor Lindahl, Lynn Lindahl) 1-1. Note: New players are invited every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. Teams are randomly chosen each week.

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Outdoor bocce At Duke of Abruzzi courts, Caspian, July 31 Flower Power (Jeanne Bonetti, Annie Brunswick, Dale Safford, Helen Berglund) def. Weed Eaters (Harriet Fiorani, Nancy Perdzock, Bonnie Puskala, Sue La Vacque) 3-0. Dakota’s Team (Marv La Vacque, Kris Graves, Tammi Marinello, Jim Santilli) def. Mix It UP.ers (Bruce Fiorani, Dan French, Betty Scalcucci, Sally Santilli) 2-1. Note “We play every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Caspian. Come and join us. Teams picked every week. We have fun.”

Correction Hole in one

Jim Pearson Jr. of Green Bay, a Crystal Falls native, got a hole-in-one July 20 at the Crystal View Golf Course during a three-man scramble. He used a 3-iron from 198 yards on the No. 9 hole—it is believed to be the first ace fired during the scramble. His playing partners were John “Woody” Skibo and John “Roach” Schiavo. (submitted photo)

In the results from the Rodeo Run, printed in the July 31 Reporter, Katie Hamilton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, should have been listed as the winner of the 5K 15-17-year women’s age group. Her time was 28 minutes, 0 seconds. Her family has a vacation home on Sunset Lake.

Go to Check out the all new Photo and CLICK Gallery on our website featuring local and sporting events from the Iron County area. Here is a great opportunity for you to view and purchase photos that were taken by our staff that were not printed in the newspaper.

CURRENTLY WE HAVE PHOTOS FROM: • Memorial Day • Graduation - Forest Park and West Iron County • U.P. Track Finals Kids Fishing Derbies • 100+ Women Who Care • Flag Day • Apple Blossom Apartments Father’s Day Weekend Events • Little League & Tennis • Senior Days at Camp Batawagama Caspian Revue • Mansfield Music Fest • WU Fishing Day • Total Woman - Bewabic Park IC Museum Children’s Living History Workshop • Iron County Search & Rescue Training with Caspian Gaastra FD

NEW- 4th of July in Iron River & Alpha • Bass Fest • Fight Night-Boxing • Elvis is in the House • Wine & Cheese Event • Market Days

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