300 to take part in Third Grade Swim Program

IRON MOUNTAIN – Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center’s annual third grade swim program is underway, with nearly 300 children expected to participate throughout the month. The program, in its fourth year, is offered free to all third grade students in the area and is fully funded for the next several years thanks to support from…

Northern Lights YMCA Launches 2019 Annual Campaign

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center has launched its annual campaign to ensure that everyone in the Dickinson County region has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day, the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center works to support the people and neighborhoods that…

SYSTEMS CONTROL, YMCA LAUNCHING FULL-TIME CHILD CARE

IRON MOUNTAIN – Full-time child care is coming to the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center. The YMCA, in partnership with Systems Control, is opening the Little Sparks Child Care Center in the spring of 2019. The center will initially offer 48 slots, including an infant care room with a capacity for 12 babies. “There is…

YMCA Capital Campaign Receives $2 Million Gift

IRON MOUNTAIN –As the tremendously successful Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center’s Capital Campaign comes to a close, a huge surprise has arrived with an anonymous donation of two million dollars. The Y campaign eclipsed its initial goal of $2.4 million in June. The generous $2 million addition provides the YMCA with more than $4.5 million…

Edelweiss donates to Corks & Forks

Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center Director Jonathan Ringel stands next to Chance, a 1,500-pound steer raised on Edelweiss Farm. Edelweiss Farm generously donated Chance to the YMCA for auction at the YMCA Corks & Forks Wine Tasting presented by 41 Lumber on Thursday, September 20, at Pine Grove County Club. All proceeds from the YMCA…

SUCCESS! YMCA REACHES CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL!

IRON MOUNTAIN – The dream for the community is becoming a reality. The Northern Lights YMCA – Dickinson Center’s Capital Campaign, concluding this month, has recently surpassed its overall goal of $2.4 million, with additional gifts still arriving. “Simply amazing,” Center Director Jonathan Ringel said. “The response from our community, businesses, neighbors and friends has…

Maryhill Manor Supports Annual Campaign

Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis., donated bronze level support the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center’s Annual Campaign. From left, Maryhill Manor Marketing and Social Services Director Susan Maloney, YMCA Center Director Jonathan Ringel, and Maryhill Manor Administrator Michelle Grailer display a banner of support that will be hung at the YMCA. The mission of the…

YMCA member Kelly Smith finishes Boston Marathon after tumor surgery

IRON MOUNTAIN – Cancer wasn’t about to stop Iron Mountain’s Kelly Smith from finishing the 2018 Boston Marathon with his son Brandon. With a nudge from his son nearly a decade ago, Smith took up running – in his 50s. The father and son, neither with any serious running experience, eyed a marathon in Traverse…

River Valley Bank Foundation, Inc. Awards YMCA $25K Grant

IRON MOUNTAIN – River Valley Bank Foundation, Inc. has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center’s Capital Campaign for improvements at the Crystal Lake Community Center building. With the contribution to the Capital Campaign, the YMCA is now less than $150,000 away from hitting its goal of $2.4 million. Reaching the…

Area Third Graders Learn to Swim

IRON MOUNTAIN – Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center’s annual third grade swim program began this month, with more than 260 children expected to participate. The program, in its third year, is offered free to all third grade students in the Dickinson County area. “Living in a region of lakes and rivers, water safety is always…

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