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First defense witness testifies in lawsuit against Iron River City Manager
IRON COUNTY -- The kick-off to week two began with the first defense witness, Iron River City Clerk Rachel Andreski. Through her testimony, she spoke on her professional relationship with Thayer. She was asked about several issues she had after Thayer took over as City Manager in 2016. Andreski stat
Jury selected, trial begins in lawsuit filed by former Iron River Police Chief
IRON COUNTY -- The nearly 2 week-ong trial began today in the Iron County Courthouse...the civil suit between former Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo, the City of Iron River, and Iron River City Manager David Thayer.
Sports Spotlight: Six seniors, no regrets for Phelps boys basketball
PHELPS - Phelps practice starts in a dark library, where head coach Chris Rader breaks down the tape from the Knights' most recent win, making sure to shout out the efforts of his seniors.
Free Christmas meal to be offered by First Baptist
IRON RIVER—The members and friends of the First Baptist Church of Iron River will offer their annual free Christmas meal on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25. Deliveries will start at 10:30 a.m. with pick-ups and eat-ins from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Rep. Sean Duffy Hosts Northwoods Town Halls Friday
Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy(R-7th District) has scheduled four town hall meetings in the Northwoods for Friday.(12/7/18) Duffy will be at the Great Northern Hotel in Mercer from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for the Iron county town hall.
Frizzo: ‘It’s kind of like a bad dream’
CRYSTAL FALLS — Former Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo said Wednesday she has struggled to find law enforcement work since she was fired in late 2016, at one point having to take a job at an Olive Garden to make ends meet.
Unclaimed Winning $3.73M Jackpot In Michigan
MICHIGAN — Christmas has come a little early for a lucky Michigan Lottery player who won a $3.73 million Lotto 47 jackpot. The winning ticket matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Saturday: 01-02-07-08-11-26. The winning ticket was bought at the Sunoco gas station, located at 763 South Michigan Ave
Michigan Man Charged With Poaching Michigan Elk
A Michigan man is facing 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine for illegally poaching Michigan elk in Otsego County, officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced.
Suit over IR police chief’s firing goes to trial
CRYSTAL FALLS — Trial began this week for the former Iron River police chief suing the Iron River City Manager David Thayer and the Iron River City Council over her firing in late 2016.
ScuttleBu(r)t: Camps at Gibbs City and Vegas
ScuttleBu(r)t … With our area football teams not reaching the semifinal level of the state playoffs, yours truly finally made it to deer camp. I had a grand old time in a Gibbs City camp, located outside of Iron River.
Michigan State Police looking for missing, endangered 14-year-old girl
The Michigan State Police have updated an alert sent out from its Brighton post this past weekend. The Michigan State Police public information office for Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties issued this tweet on Dec. 17.
‘West Side Story’ performance set
IRON RIVER — The West End Players will present “West Side Story” at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Windsor Center, 612 W. Adams St. in Iron River.
Man busted for deer hunting on Michigan prison property
MARQUETTE, MI - A hunter illegally shooting deer was nabbed in a spot where you’d have to think there would be lots of extra scrutiny: a state prison property. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources last month received a complaint about a man who had trespassed and shot a buck on prison proper
Frizzo takes the stand in lawsuit against Iron River City Manager
IRON COUNTY - Testimony continued today with the plaintiff, former Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo, taking the stand. The prosecuting attorney, Brian Keck, questioned Frizzo regarding the time after she was terminated from her position by city manager David Thayer. During that time, Frizzo appl
Day two of Frizzo lawsuit against Iron River City Manager
CRYSTAL FALLS - The civil lawsuit between former Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo and Iron River City Manager David Thayer continued today. Day two began with the plaintiff's first witness taking the stand, Iron River Police Officer Wendy Otto Shimun. Shimun's testimony included text message con
Crystal Christmas event on Saturday
CRYSTAL FALLS — Crystal Falls is hoping to add that “no place like home for the holidays” feeling at its annual Crystal Christmas event on Saturday. The event, which is sponsored by the Crystal Falls Business Association, will feature a Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, craft workshop, luncheon, childr
Girls basketball roundup: Westwood tops Wykons
IRON RIVER — Westwood had three double-digit scorers on Tuesday , sending the Patriots past West Iron County 49-34. The Patriots were led by a 15-point performance from junior guard Tessa Leece, 13 points from junior forward Karlie Patron and 12 points from junior guard Madelyn Koski.
Boys basketball: Wykons hold off Trojans, 53-48
IRON RIVER — West Iron County outlasted Forest Park 53-48 in a non-conference game Monday. The Trojans (2-2) never found a consistent inside game to compliment the long-range shooting, making 10 3-pointers on the night.
Michigan Unions Dodge Republican Attack In Lame-Duck Session
A plan by Michigan Republicans to weaken public-sector unions in the state fell apart in the legislature’s lame-duck session Thursday. GOP leaders had hoped to pass a law that would force unions representing government workers to hold and pay for “recertification” elections every other year. Such el
Alcohol, weather factors in Sagola crash, troopers say
SAGOLA TOWNSHIP, MI-- An Ishpeming man has been critically injured in a two-vehicle crash in Dickinson County. Michigan State Police from the Iron Mountain Post say it happened Sunday around 7:45 p.m. on M-95 near the Marquette County line in Sagola Township.