Iron County Historical Museum: A Cornerstone of Cultural Education and Community Involvement
The Iron County Historical Museum in Caspian, Michigan, is a beacon of cultural and industrial history. Covering almost 10 acres, it is Upper Michigan's largest local museum, with 26 buildings and over 100 major exhibits. The museum offers an in-depth perspective on the diverse ethnic groups that converged in Iron County due to the thriving iron mining and logging industries. It features unique exhibits like the world's largest diorama of a logging camp and detailed glass displays depicting underground mining, transporting visitors to the bygone era of the county's early settlers.
Crystal Falls moves forward with plans for apartment complex
By Allison Joy CRYSTAL FALLS — Following a public hearing held Nov. 13, members of the Crystal Falls City Council voted unanimously to approve the sale of a 27-acre plot near the old airport, pending the approval of a proposed contract with Wisconsin-based developer S.C. Swiderski. The development will be located at the old airport site, with development extending north of the baseball diamond…
Christmas in Lights is an “Old-Fashioned Christmas” down Genesee Street
IRON RIVER – It’s snowing sparkle and glitter in Iron River for the 17th Annual Christmas in Lights celebration to be held on Dec. 2 featuring the brightly lit parade floats. This year’s parade theme is “An Old-Fashioned Christmas”. The parade lineup will start at...
Revitalizing Heritage: The Enhanced Journey through Potawatomi Culture at the Renovated Forest County Museum
The Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library, and Museum, nestled within Wisconsin's picturesque landscapes, has long been a sanctuary of heritage, standing as a pivotal beacon for the preservation and education of Potawatomi culture. Aimed at safeguarding the tribe's rich history, the center offers a deep dive into the traditions of the Bodewadmi through an extensive array of artifacts, including historical and contemporary photographs, treaties, and language materials. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the tribal past, with the museum's permanent exhibit detailing pivotal historical events integral to the Potawatomi narrative.
Iron County Historical Museum: A Journey Through Michigan's Past
Nestled in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Iron County Historical Museum is a cultural beacon in Caspian, offering a comprehensive journey through the region's rich history. Founded in 1962 on land donated by the Pickands-Mather Company, the museum complex, spanning 5.5 acres with over 25 buildings and 100 exhibits, including two art galleries, stands as one of the largest rural historical museums in the Upper Peninsula. Visitors are welcomed to explore the Caspian Mine's headframe, the Peterson Mining Hall, and other meticulously preserved structures like the Brule Cabin and Beechwood Log Home, stepping back into the early 20th century.
BHPS to be at Windsor Craft Sale
IRON RIVER – The Bates Hall Preservation Society (BHPS) will be at the upcoming Windsor Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be holding three, day raffles. Tickets will be $3 each, two for $5 or five for $10, and you will be able to select whichever raffle(s) you are interested in.
Gaastra, MI: The Heart of Small-Town Charm in Michigan's Fourth Smallest City
Tucked away in the folds of Iron County, Gaastra, Michigan, emerges as a beacon of community and simplicity, proudly standing as the fourth smallest city in the state. With less than 350 residents, Gaastra's tight-knit atmosphere and friendly demeanor showcase the quintessential small-town spirit. Rooted in a history of opportunity, the city traces its name to Douwe Gaastra, a real estate speculator who saw potential in the land during the early 20th century. Today, Gaastra's community is a mature one, with a median age of 42.4 years and a high school graduation rate of 91%, reflecting the city's commitment to education and stability.
SUV vs. plow
A two-vehicle accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. Monday morning on Highway 45 near Bloom Road when an SUV collided with a county snowplow. At least one person in the SUV was transported with injuries by an Aspirus ambulance. —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER.
Christmas show spotlights hometown musicians with The Nashville Hitmen
CRYSTAL FALLS – Crystal Theatre welcomes three Forest Park graduates back to the stage to “Celebrate Me Home” Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. Performing with Mark Oliverius, Larry Ketola and Paul Sundquist are The Nashville Hitman with vocalist Mia Brown. The Nashville Hitmen kicked off Crystal...
WIDL ‘Christmas in Lights’ annual bake sale and chili feed
IRON RIVER – In conjunction with the Christmas in Lights celebration on Saturday, Dec. 2, the Friends of the West Iron District Library will hold its annual bake sale and chili feed. A large assortment of fresh baked goods will be on sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10...
Cold overnight, lingering lake effect snow for some
AFTERNOON/TONIGHT: This afternoon we will have partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. Lake effect snow will continue to Iron and Gogebic counties through tonight, but accumulations will be lighter. I expect to see 1-4″ of additional Snow in the higher elevation areas of Gogebic County. Lows will be in the single digits, with a few subzero temperatures possible.
The Enigmatic Painted Rocks of Crystalfalls: A Canvas of Mystery
In the serene expanse of Crystalfalls, a geological marvel whispers secrets of an ancient past. The Painted Rocks stand as vibrant sentinels, their origins wrapped in the enigma of time. While local lore speaks of Native American origins, these tales remain unconfirmed, leaving the true artisans behind these mysterious formations a matter of speculation. Unlike Michigan's natural mineral-stained cliffs, these painted behemoths are a canvas of human creativity, yet the artists left no written record, only the enduring legacy of their work.
Support the Friends of the Crystal Falls Library with 15 Days of CoVantage Cares; All Booked UP reveals December read
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Friends of the Crystal Falls Library are looking for your support this holiday season!. The 501 c3 non-profit supports activities at the library. It was chosen as the Crystal Falls recipient for the CoVantage Cares Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign. The Friends of the Library...
Michigan High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Iron County Today - November 28
Is there high school basketball on the agenda today in Iron County, Michigan? Of course there is. To make sure you don't miss a possession, we have specifics on how to watch the games in the article below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs...
Greyhound Park redevelopment, Kenosha Greeneway breaks ground
KENOSHA, Wis. - Forest County Potawatomi celebrated the groundbreaking of a 240-acre Kenosha Greeneway project Wednesday, Nov. 29. The project is located at the site of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park. Redevelopment will include multifamily residential, light industrial and commercial space. "I want to say that Kenosha is a big...
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Phelps as of 2023-11-30. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Mansfield Pioneer Church Christmas Service
MANSFIELD - Mansfield Pioneer Church will host their annual Christmas service on Tuesday, Dec. 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. Guest officiant will be Pastor Vicky Prewitt from Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls. Everyone is welcome to attend this candle lit old fashion service that brings us back to...
Local Potawatomi Leaders Seek Special Status to Protect Reservation Air Quality from Distant Pollution
After identifying that polluted air from a nearby coal plant in northern Wisconsin was affecting their reservation, Forest County Potawatomi leaders applied for a special classification that would recognize the importance of clean air and help them protect it. Read the full story by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Visit here for more details.
Lady Trojans the Division Four Team of the Year
BATTLE CREEK - As Coach Bobbie Jo Anderson fought back tears in the post match interview, she stated what the entire Forest Park faithful felt, “We were so close. It was right there. It was within reach.”. However close victory was, however, it was not to be as the...
Exploring the Rich Heritage of Alvin, Texas at the Alvin Historical Museum
Steeped in the multifaceted history of Alvin, Texas, the Alvin Historical Museum is a must-see destination for anyone captivated by the rich cultural heritage of this Gulf Coast community. Housed in a former U.S. Post Office, the museum's 21 permanent exhibits chronicle Alvin's journey from a 1879 Santa Fe railroad loading site to its current status as a vibrant town. Artifacts, photographs, and interactive QR codes bring the town's history to life, including a special spotlight on Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, Alvin's pride.