Veterans Day that we will remember


From Butch and Kathy Dabb of Iron Mountain, members of the Michigan Patriot Guard: To Mrs. Celello Staff and Students that put on the Veterans Day program we want to say a big thank you. We have had the pleasure of taking part in past Veterans Day events, but none like we saw today.

The students from the time they entered the Auditorium, until the program was finished showed us and others that they were in the room for only one reason, showing respect to all veterans and their families. No talking, changing seats but lots of applause.

We don’t always enjoy doing some of the difficult missions with the Michigan Patriot Guard, but this time we’re glad that we were there. We enjoy being around the younger people hoping that some day they may want to get involved by seeing what we do. Not all of the PGR are veterans, but we all have the same mission. We are there to “Honor the veterans past and present.”

Today turned out to be the Veterans Day that we will remember because of you. We want to thank you for inviting us to take part in your program, and we hope we can do it again.


To State Senator Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, who made an inaccurate statement in a resolution about wolves being outside a day care while children were present and wolves being shot in the backyard of the daycare. The resolution was forwarded to Congress which delisted the wolves in several states including the U.P. and northern Wisconsin where 700 wolves were present. When Casperson was notified that the resolution contained false information, he said he immediately issued the apology to the Michigan Senate saying when he introduced the resolution it was his understanding the language was correct. The information, Casperson said, came from former Rep. Matt Huuki of Atlantic Mine, whose office staff interviewed the day care owner.


From: Harold and Marcia Bernhardt of Iron River: To the Iron County Museum and Historical Society Board and the People of Iron County: Harold and I would like to thank everyone for the recent honor – that of announcing the adding of our names to the title of the Iron County Museum Cultural Center.

We would also like to apologize for not publicly thanking everyone at the Musical Program when the announcement of the renaming of the Iron County Museum Cultural Center in our honor was made. It was just so emotional that at the time we could not speak.

The museum and its development has become a dream come true, but it also became possible because of the acceptance by the Iron County Board of the property from the Pickands-Mather Co., the work of the Chambers of Commerce at that time, and a group of about 20 historically minded people. They were followed by the many financial supporters and organizations and especially the volunteers that have contributed over the years – people who have shared the dream, its potential, its preservation, and its presentation.

We thank you all for helping the dream come true. It’s been a wonderful 50 years.


The Iron Mountain Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in making this 5th annual Bras for a Cause event a huge success. We simply could not have done it without your assistance and generosity.

With your help, we were able to donate $6,762 to the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet. The loan closet serves cancer patients by supplying hospital equipment in a home setting at no cost to the patient. Items provided include electric beds, mattresses, sheets, gowns, wheelchairs, over bed tables, commodes, canes, walkers, electric lift chairs, shower chairs, Depends incontinence pads and undergarments as well as comfort items such as sheepskin pads and turbans. The loan closet is supported only by the communityit does not receive funds from the American Cancer Society.

Again, thank you for your incredible support. Plans are already in the works for the 2014 Bras for a Cause. If you would like to donate or sponsor the event, contact Suzanne Anderson at 774-6020 ext 14. If you would like to participate in the planning of the event, please contact Debbie Milligan at 906-774-6020 ext. 18.