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West Nile virus reported in area

July 31, 2014 West Nile virus is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe West Nile virus is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fal. more »»

Why you need to vote Aug. 5

July 30, 2014 Michigan’s primary election is Tuesday, Aug 5. Much of the public views primary elections as ho-hum, a vote that makes little or no difference. That would be wrong, very wrong. more »»

Iron Mountain could be next

July 29, 2014 Sunshine is wonderful, until it becomes overbearing. That’s when a good shade tree becomes invaluable. more »»

Income eligibility guidelines updated for school lunches

July 28, 2014 Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services updates income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools and day care programs, based on federal poverty level. more »»

Riders asked to 'tread lightly'

July 25, 2014 With the increasing use of off-road vehicles as a fun, summer activity, conservation officers are encouraging riders to observe the “TREAD Lightly” program to promote responsible riding. more »»

Utility bill scams keep surfacing

July 24, 2014 The caller sounds convincing: If you don’t pay your utility bills immediately, your gas, electricity or water will be shut off. They ask you to pay using a specific — and unusual — metho. more »»

Michigan joins database that helps car buyers

July 23, 2014 After Hurricane Katrina, authorities reported truckloads of flooded vehicles being taken out of Louisiana to states as far away as Michigan, where they were dried out, cleaned, and readied for sale... more »»

Regular safety checks help reduce grill fire risks

July 22, 2014 Kingsford Public Safety officers quickly extinguished a fire in a gas grill over the weekend. According to the report, flames were coming from a valve on the propane tank. more »»

Time to think about propane

July 21, 2014 It’s 80 degrees and sunny. You’re thinking about sunscreen, air conditioning and lemonade. more »»

Village Centennial

July 19, 2014 Bouquet From Sharon Eaton, Alpha Museum Board Secretary/Treasurer: The Alpha Museum Board of Directors would like to thank our many visitors for their overwhelming support during the recent three da... more »»

Getting kids to eat healthy

July 18, 2014 Having trouble feeding your children healthy foods? What parent isn’t, especially during summer vacation. Thankfully, Kelly Rumpf of the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department may have an answer. more »»

Children in hot cars

July 17, 2014 It’s the same story every year. Responsible adults leave children in hot cars, often with deadly consequences. While many of these instances are unintended, the results are the same. more »»

Ruling affects local court costs

July 16, 2014 A new Michigan Supreme Court ruling could have a huge impact on local county budgets. more »»

Be wary of online deals

July 15, 2014 Everyone wants a good deal on the items they buy. That’s why auctions and garage sales are so popular. more »»

True spirit of helping

July 12, 2014 Bouquet From Cookie Beauchamp of Kingsford: First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain wishes to thank the many, many people who contributed to our food pantry during the Fourth of July... more »»

Responding to local residents

July 11, 2014 Some people say there are too many laws. In most cases, we agree. Freedom is not legislated. The fewer laws that are needed, the better. more »»

Enjoy water skiing safely

July 10, 2014 It’s summer vacation season, and everyone’s in the water. You check out the Badwater Ski-Ters show at Vagabond Park in Spread Eagle, Wis., and decide to give it a try. more »»

Political road signs are coming

July 9, 2014 It’s summer now, but soon it will be election season. Primary elections are in August and the general election is in November. That means political road signs are coming. more »»

Prevent child maltreatment

July 8, 2014 With an estimated 686,000 children nationwide who were abused or neglected in 2012, the Michigan State Police wants to raise awareness about the importance of preventing child maltreatment. more »»

Florence is on patrol

July 7, 2014 Roadways are more dangerous during summer months. People travel more and there are more people on the roadways. Summer is the most fatal time on America’s roads. more »»



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