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Kenneth Long, 92

Kenneth graduated from Marquette University in 1950. He and Margie moved to her hometown of Ironwood, Michigan and raised their nine children while he was employed as the City Manager/City Engineer. In the 1980s they moved to Lake Bluff, Ill ...

Betty J. Saari

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church, E5104 Margaret St ., Ironwood, MI 49938. Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood. Condolences may be given to Betty's ...

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited Announces 2015 Final Election Results

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited (OTC Pink: KEWL) today announced the final election results from its 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting held May 4, 2015 in Ironwood, Michigan. Those results, as certified by Okapi Partners, confirm the re-election of Mr ...

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited Announces 2015 Final Election Results

2015 in Ironwood, Michigan. Those results, as certified by Okapi Partners, confirm the re-election of Mr. Frederick J. Weyerhaeuser and the election of Mr. Brian D. Glodowski, to three-year terms on the Keweenaw Board of Directors. Anderson, Tackman ...

DNR announces new trail name

The trail, which stretches from Belle Isle Park in Detroit to Ironwood, will be officially called Michigan's Iron Belle Trail. The DNR held a contest in September asking the public to help name the trail. They received over 8,800 suggestions that were ...

Michigan trail that includes Bay and Saginaw counties officially has a name

After receiving nearly 9,000 suggestions, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has named the trail, which connects from Detroit's Belle Isle Park to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula, "Michigan's Iron Belle Trail." "This name effectively ...

DNR announces name of new trail from Detroit to Upper Peninsula

The DNR announced Monday that the trail extending from Belle Isle Park in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula is going to be called 'Michigan's Iron Belle Trail'. "This name effectively captures the beauty and strength of our state's ...

Michigan DNR Announces Name for New Hiking, Biking Trail

After nearly 9,000 name suggestions, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has settled on a name for the new hiking and biking trail from Belle Isle Park in Detroit to Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula. The DNR says the trail will officially be named ...

Suspects charged in Ironwood, Michigan drug bust

Ironwood, MI ( Two Ironwood Michigan men are facing serious charges following a drug bust yesterday morning. 47-year-old Donald Jett has been charged with two felony counts of delivering and manufacturing heroin, two counts of delivery and ...

Ironwood, Michigan Vacation Rentals

Ironwood, Michigan offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Ironwood, MI, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

“The Way We Worked” in the North Woods!

The Smithsonian is at the Downtown Art Place until May 31st! See “The Way We Worked” exhibition before it leaves the North Woods. IN THIS VIDEO: See many, but not all, of the exhibitions and events th…

The Jamies take a trip back in time with their fresh, retro pop sound

In time or out of time? It’s a fine line. And, actually, it’s a little bit from Column A, a little bit from Column B when it comes to Calgary synth-pop quintet The Jamies and their latest album Time.…

Matt Epp in Vancouver June 3

MATT EPP SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “READY IN TIME” ALBUM RELEASE JUNE 23rd CANADIAN TOUR DATES Matt Epp shares his brand new video for the first single from his forthcoming album, Ready In Time, due out …

Watch Julie Davis and Joseph Pope play "Justice" in Ironwood for The UMS' Denver Sounds series

In the second installment of Denver Sounds, Julie Davis and Joseph Pope play the Miss America by Wheary track "Justice" in Ironwood.

Uncovering History in the Miners Park

Uncovering “The Way We Worked”! A supporting event for the SMITHSONIAN’S “The Way We Worked” exhibit at the Downtown Art Place in Ironwood, MI. Join the Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park fo…

“There’s a New Exhibit in Town!”

The Smithsonian’s “The Way We Worked” thru May 31st in MI’s Upper Peninsula. Main exhibit at the Downtown Art Place. Exhibits across the Gogebic Range and Northern Wisconsin. IN THIS VIDEO: The Ironwo…

High Buys: Ironwood Pipes

Some of us just want a reliable, durable pipe that we can slip in our pocket and go along our merry way. Ironwood pipes are the perfect choice for those types of stoners. Read article here: High Ti…

Five Exhibits inside the Biggest Exhibit in Town!

Down the street from the Smithsonian’s “The Way We Worked” exhibit. Check out our online map! On the way to the Smithsonian’s Exhibition at the Downtown Art Place, the northwoods is alive with compani…

Ironwood 8 Cinemas Movie Schedule For May 8-14

MINDEN, Nev. — This week’s movie schedule for Ironwood 8 Cinemas in Minden. Opening this week: “Ex Machina.” Listings appear below: NOW SHOWING ———&mda sh;———& mdash;——&mdas h;———&m dash;—- EX MACHINA (R) Run Time: 1:53 Show Tim…

Key Analyst Sees Nearly 30% Upside in Ironwood

Merrill Lynch brings another company to the forefront that it considers a buy. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is viewed favorably by the brokerage firm, with nearly 30% upside.


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in IRONWOOD MICHIGAN

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in IRONWOOD MICHIGAN

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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The Guardian and a warning to IRONWOOD MICHIGAN: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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