Plan, play and stay 4th of July.
IRON COUNTY—The Fourth of July is being celebrated this Saturday. In Iron County, the nation’s birthday will be celebrated with special festivities in Iron River, Alpha and Amasa.
The Fourth of July parade steps off at 10 a.m. from the West Iron County High School parking lot, featuring a flyover by World War II airplanes.
Registration starts at the high school at 8 a.m. The route is north on Washington Avenue to Genesee Street, then
Plan, play and stay 4th of July.
Iron County’s first American Cancer Society Relay for Life event will be held on Saturday, June 27 at Nelson Field. The relay will start at noon and conclude at midnight.
The opening ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. and will be led by Chris Shamion. According to one of the team leads, Ginger Davis, there are currently 16 teams and 141 participants registered. The total amount raised so far is $28,195.
“Those are very exciting numbers to see,” Davis said.
There will be
Iron County Historical Museum is a must do on your next trip to Iron County Michigan.
People interested in history and families in Iron County will be particularly pleased that several books are available in the Iron County Museum gift shop. Among them is the best seller “Frames of the Future” that is being reprinted for the fourth time.
A new book edited by Dr. Hemalate Dandekar of Cal Poly State University is a follow up book of an earlier one and is entitled “Michigan Family Farms” and includes three chapters on Iron County. Highlighted are the
A $1,500 cash pull has been added to the prize list at the truck pull during the annual Father’s Day weekend this year.
The weekend’s events are held by the Iron County Pullers Association and include the truck pull (including the cash pull) on Saturday, June 20, and the 38th annual Auto Show on Sunday, June 21.
Also included in the weekend will be a free concert on June 18; city-wide garage sales in Iron River, Caspian and Gaastra and a flea
Thirteen beautiful reasons to visit the Upper Peninsula this summer and stay in Iron County Michigan. Iron County is the ‘Gateway to the UP’. Centrally located, a stay in Iron County is idea because in just a short drive you’ll be at some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
Michigan is said to have nearly 200 named waterfalls, all but one of which are located in the Upper Peninsula. However most of those falls are quite small. Many of
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is set for Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. That weekend, residents and nonresidents can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.
Michigan has celebrated the Summer Free Fishing Weekend annually since 1986 as a way to highlight the state’s vast water resources and high-quality fisheries. With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 11,000 inland lakes and tens of
Friends, particularly those from the Iron River or rodeo communities, just a day ago the 48th U.P. Championship rodeo was in mortal danger. Friends of the rodeo and of Iron County have rallied together to raise the necessary monetary and manpower resources. Please give thoughtful consideration to the value of this event to our home town and how you might help sustain this tradition: 1) like the FB page U.P. Rodeo, 2) Buy your 2015 tickets now — buy extras
Tricia LeBlanc, daughter of the late wildlife artist Lee Leblanc will preside at the newly redecorated Lee LeBlanc Memorial Art Gallery located at the Iron County Historical Museum in Caspian on Saturday, June 6.
The Golden K group will serve a pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Museum Cultural Center, with grand opening ceremonies to follow shortly thereafter. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. There is no museum
Ishpeming resident Eric Bartle began morel mushroom hunting almost 20 years ago.
“I’ve got multiple patches, some produce every year, some don’t,” said Bartle. “I like finding new areas because some of them do dry up over time, the patches do.”
Though he’s allowing FOX UP to say we were in Marquette County on Wednesday, the exact location of his patches are confidential.
“It’s a security thing,” said Bartle. “It’s a lot of competition, everybody is looking for them.”
He said now’s the perfect
The Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, located in Watersmeet, has begun its summer operating schedule. The Visitor Center is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Ottawa Visitor Center provides an excellent source of information about the local area and recreation opportunities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, maps and more. On Thursday evenings the center hosts free summer programs. Guest speakers provide insight into a variety of subjects including wildlife, heritage, plants