Wykons, Trojans at the ‘tree’

Kevin Zini Photo

West Iron County and Forest Park high school coaches, athletes and cheerleaders were among the hundreds that watched the 2013 Michigan capitol Christmas tree harvested Wednesday. Crews from the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association cut down a 68-foot tall blue spruce donated by Iron River residents Jonny and Barbara Waara. Iron County’s unbeaten football teams and their head coaches, Mike Berutti of West Iron County (left) and Bill Santilli of Forest Park, attended the event. Forest Park and West Iron County host district championship football games Friday.