Strongman Competition This Weekend! Who are the strongest dudes (and dudettes) in the U.P.? Find out this Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Nylund Food Center here, at the annual U.P. Strongman Contest. It starts at noon, and the public is invited to come over and watch the fun. The event is a fundraiser for the Forest Park High School football program, and admission is $3. Spectators will be seated up close to the action, and concessions stands will be
Another fun filled week in Iron County Michigan.
The circus will come to town again. The Culpepper & Merri-weather Great Combined Cir-cus will return on Friday, July 11, to the Iron County Fair-grounds. Show times are 5 and 7:30 p.m. and will go on rain or shine. The show is sponsored by the Iron County Fair Board. Advance tickets can be pur-chased at E&E Trustworthy Hardware, Angeli Foods, Min-ers Harvest Jewelers and the Iron County Chamber of Com-merce. Advanced ticket prices
As the village of Alpha celebrates its centennial, there will also be Fourth of July celebrations going on this Friday in the city of Iron River and the village of Amasa.
IRON RIVER events get started at 10 a.m. with a parade that follows a different route from usual. Due to construction on Genesee Street, the parade route has been changed to avoid the construction zone. It will still start at West Iron County High School and proceed north on Washington
For many, the annual Free Fishing Weekend has become a tradition – a time to get together and have some ﬁshing fun. This weekend offers the opportunity for new ﬁshing enthusiasts to wet a line with friends and family. It’s also a perfect time for youth ﬁshing derbies. In Iron County, two derbies are scheduled for Saturday, June 7. The long-established Lake Ottawa Kids Fishing Derby participants will keep the Ottawa National Forest rangers busy logging in their catches. At
Yoopers Are Proud Of Being Yoopers
Whether they were born and raised or were graciously accepted as a transplant, they’re Yoopers and proud of it. From their way of life to the recent addition of “Yooper” to the dictionary, there’s plenty to boast about. The rest of the nation can joke about the 906 not having internet or running water–Yoopers are proud of who they are and what they stand for.
1. Yoopers Could Survive The Next Ice Age No Problem. Yoopers
DID YOU KNOW: In August of 1923, three of the most famous American entrepreneurs made their first camping trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The three men were Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and the trip would eventually spur much economic activity in the U.P.!
You’ve Probably Never Heard Of A Yooper, But Here’s Why You’ll Wish You Were One
Yooper Definition Up Yoopers Yooper in the Dictionary Upper Peninsula Yooper Dialect Yooper Word Yooper Michigan Travel Michigan Upper Peninsula Travel Things to See Upper Peninsula Travel News There’s nothing quite like being a yooper, eh? The term “yooper,” a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, will be added to the upcoming edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary, according to the Escanaba Daily Press,
Michigan waterfall tours will be amazing this spring due to the plentiful snow season.
When relatives or friends come to visit, everyone wants to show them around to see why we live here.This area has many beautiful sights, although sometimes our waterfalls get over-looked. Tours with visitors are valuable for us because we sometimes take our area’s natural beauty and relatively low population density for granted.Iron County streams, and those near the county borders, have ﬁve beautiful waterfalls that are reasonably
March 17, 2017
Spring turkey application results available; leftover licenses go on sale March 17
Though the weather is decidedly wintry, spring is coming and with it the turkey hunting season. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to check their spring turkey drawing results and the availability of leftover licenses, now online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.
Leftover spring turkey licenses go on sale to unsuccessful license applicants at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10. Licenses go on sale to all other hunters, including those who
Nick Baumgartner is glad to be back home after taking part in the Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia, last month.
IRON RIVER—On a dark, country highway, one of the world’s top athletes is driving home, alone. It’s after midnight and he’s been through a lot.
In the last two days Nick Baumgartner has seen his dream of an Olympic medal vanish, he’s felt the self-imposed burden of expectations crush down on his spirit. and he’s toiled through an exhausting 25-hour journey from