Trail Report – : Dickinson County, Michigan – December 4, 2023
Our trails will not open until dec 15th,if we have enough snow.Many of our trails go through private land and the owners Muzzle load deer hunt until dec 15th.If we have enough snow,our trails will open then.See you on the Trail!!
Antoine Lake Park’s ‘Lights at the Lake’ shine bright for season
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - Lake Antoine Park’s third annual Lights at the Lake opened to the public earlier last week. From 4 to 10 p.m., people can drive or walk through the park and see campsites dressed in holiday decorations. Almost 40 campsites are decorated this year. Lake...
U.P.-made movie ‘NORTHBOUND: The Final Chapter’ premieres Dec. 9 in Iron Mountain
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WJMN) – “NORTHBOUND: The Final Chapter”, a feature-length movie filmed and based in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is set to have its world premiere on December 9 at The Braumart Theater. “NORTHBOUND” is a post-apocalyptic digital series that follows a handful of survivors as they unravel the mystery of an event […]
100-Plus Women Who Care rally for Dickinson County Dive Rescue Team in quarterly meeting
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WZMQ) – In a packed White Pine Room at the Pine Grove Country Club, the 100-Plus Women Who Care of Dickinson County gathered for their quarterly meeting, drawing three non-profits at random. The heartfelt story of the Dickinson County Dive Rescue Team captured the votes, as the mother of a volunteer diver emphasized the team’s vital role in water emergencies.
Iron Mountain City Council recognizes Jeff Bortolini for his service
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - The Iron Mountain City Council recognized a long-time employee for their service with the Iron Mountain Police Department on Monday. Detective Lt. Jeff Bortolini served with the police department for 25 years. Iron Mountain’s Director of Police and Fire Services Ed Mattson thanks Bortolini for...
Michigan High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Dickinson County Today - December 4
Looking to watch today's high school basketball games in Dickinson County, Michigan? For all of the info on how to watch or stream the action, keep reading. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Dickinson County,...
The Heartbeat of Community: Celebrating Independence and Unity in Local Festivities
In the heart of Channing, the Annual 4th of July Celebration transcends a mere event; it has become a tradition that encapsulates the essence of community and patriotism. The much-anticipated parade, the sparkle of fireworks, and the communal picnic are not just festivities but a conduit for unifying residents and visitors under a banner of national pride. This local festivity is a microcosm of the wider American Independence Day narrative, weaving Channing’s unique thread into the national fabric of freedom and unity.
Iron Mountain Caring House hopes to bring Christmas to shelter
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - The Iron Mountain Caring House is accepting donations to help bring the Christmas spirit to the shelter. The Caring House hopes to invite Santa to bring gifts to the children who are there over the holidays. Gift donations will be accepted until Dec. 19 and should be left unwrapped.
Mountain View Ice Arena Gears Up for sixth annual Teddy Bear Toss
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich (WZMQ) – Mick Gayan, the First National Bank and Trust Marketing Director, expressed enthusiasm as preparations intensified for the upcoming Teddy Bear Toss at Mountain View Ice Arena. In his words, “This is our sixth annual teddy bear toss, and each year we collect new stuffed toys for emergency crisis centers, supporting hospitals, caring houses, UP foster closets, and various organizations.”
Lost parrot found in Iron Mountain
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - A parrot in Iron Mountain tried to fly south for the winter last weekend. Stanley, an Eclectus Parrot, escaped from his home last Friday. Community members and the Iron Mountain Police and Fire Departments assisted the search for him. On Monday morning, he was found by a Kingsford resident, perched on a tree five houses away.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Quinnesec as of 2023-12-04. 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 Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Done Deal: Morgan Murphy Media Completes Purchase Of Marks Media Group Stations.
Morgan Murphy Media has closed on its $13.375 million purchase of six radio stations, two FM translators, and three TV stations from Marks Media Group. “The many TV and radio stations that Steve Marks assembled in Michigan finally passed to the new owners yesterday, Morgan Murphy Media,” said Larry Patrick, who brokered the deal. “Mary Marks, the widow and Executrix of Steve’s estate did a terrific job shepherding a complex sale past the finish line. All the best to Chris Cornelius who added these stations to the MMM portfolio. The stations are in good hands as part of a legacy media company led by Elizabeth Murphy Burns. Pleased that both sides worked hard to make this happen. Glad that I was able to bring the parties together.”
Dickinson County Library collects food for DICSA food pantry
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - The Dickinson Iron Community Service Agency’s food pantry serves residents across the two counties. With that much traffic, DICSA turned to community partners like the Dickinson County Library for help. Dickinson County Library Director Megan Buck says the library always helps community organizations this...
Contract Renewals for disability-focused agencies raise concerns about programming in Dickinson County
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WZMQ) – WZMQ recently covered a story about potential closures and funding cuts affecting disability-focused organizations. The Forever Friendship Drop-in Center in Kingsford faces closure due to Northpointe Behavioral Health’s plan to terminate its contract by December. Currently, there are petitions circulating at various businesses...
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.
Flag Football registration opens in Dickinson County
KINGSFORD, Mich. (WLUC) - The 906 Sports Academy is bringing Flag Football to Dickinson County. Registration for first through sixth graders opened Nov. 19 and will continue into the spring. The season will begin in August of 2024. 906 Sports Academy Director Jeremy Zawada says flag football can provide a...
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…
Juvenile Leads Police on Hourlong Chase in Stolen Construction Forklift
• A 12-year-old boy in Michigan led police on an hourlong chase while driving a stolen construction forklift, hitting 10 parked vehicles in the process. • The forklift, a Construction Genie GTH-636 Telehandler, was stolen from outside Forsyth Middle School and was found to be unlocked with the key inside the cab.
Slow start does in Hornets in Northern Lakes opener
The Elcho Hornets boys basketball team dropped its Northern Lakes Conference opener at Florence by a 57-34 final score on Thursday night. A tough start saw Elcho trailing 32-10 at the halftime break and were unable to recover from there. Eugene Reinke and Nathan Visser led Elcho in scoring with 13 points each. Owyn Edwards added six points and seven rebounds.
Iron Mountain Artist Featured in International Art Exhibition Returns with new medal, and renewed inspiration
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WZMQ) – An artist hailing from Iron Mountain recently captivated audiences at the Florence Biennale in Italy. WZMQ first featured the Wondermakers’ art collaboration, and the XIV Florence Biennale back in April when Mindy Meyers, MFA, from Dickinson County, and Jenna Freimuth of Minneapolis were preparing for their first international art exhibition. The showcase featured two of their collaborative works: Glittering textile panels studded with intricate stitching, and adorned with pops of sequins. The two pieces are still in transit home to the U.P. through customs: titled Wondermaker 154 and Wondermaker 155.