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Newsletter: September 2019

September 13, 2019

The remodeling of the fitness center is complete. And now, thanks in part to a generous donation, the Dickinson Program Center will be getting 16 brand new bikes… View September 2019 Newsletter (PDF)


February 1, 2018

Iron Mountain Animal Hospital staff, from left, Dr. Andrea Wodzinski, Stephanie Mieras, Crystal Minerick, Krista Jayne, Allyssa Iverson, Dr. Brian Scott and Dr. Lindsy Alessandrini show their support for the YMCA Capital Campaign. The veterinary clinic pledged $10,000 to the Capital Campaign. The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center Capital Campaign is off to a roaring…

Dickinson Capital Campaign Kicks Off

January 26, 2018

  Northern Lights YMCA Center Director addresses Capital Campaign volunteers at Thursday’s kickoff event at Pine Grove Country Club. The YMCA Capital Campaign runs through June, as officials try to raise the final $650,000 of a $2.4 million overall goal. The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center kicked off a Capital Campaign Thursday, January 25 at…

WHAT’S YOUR Y? Ensuring Opportunities for the Next Generation

January 25, 2018

  The YMCA fitness center will be remodeled as part of the Capital Campaign. All new cardio equipment will be installed and planners are discussing the best approach for maximizing and increasing the floor space in the center. IRON MOUNTAIN – As the Y continues to flourish and partnerships grow, officials feel it is time…

WHAT’S YOUR Y? Building Community

January 25, 2018

IRON MOUNTAIN – The launch of the YMCA in Dickinson County within the Community Center building brought new life to an old facility. When the Y officially opened from the 800 Crystal Lake Blvd. location in late 2010, the number of members still attached to the Community Center was around 100. Within the first few…


January 25, 2018

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Crystal Lake Community Center delivered as promised to the residents of Dickinson County for many years. Operated and maintained by the county, the facility experienced tremendous use. Citizens of all ages took advantage of the pool, racquetball courts and other amenities through the years. Many older residents of the county reflect…

WHAT’S YOUR Y? A Dream For the Community

January 25, 2018

This ad was placed in The Iron Mountain News in 1972 when the original fundraising effort for the pool was underway. IRON MOUNTAIN – Year-round public swimming, interscholastic aquatic competition, intramural water sports, swimming education and water recreation for all ages. Those were among the promises pledged to the Dickinson County community as a public…

YMCA Pool Issues Due to Age

December 8, 2017

The YMCA mechanical room flooded during the last week of November after failure within the pumping system. IRON MOUNTAIN – Twice during the last week of November the Northern Lights YMCA – Dickinson Center pool was temporarily shut down to address issues with the mechanical pumping system. “This pool and its pumping system are original…

Record Participation for NLY Swim Team

November 29, 2017

Myah Gilroy of Norway, age 9, competes in the breaststroke at a recent NLY swim meet. IRON MOUNTAIN – A program-record 68 swimmers are on the roster for the 2017-18 Northern Lights YMCA – Dickinson Center Swim Team, a 50 percent increase from a year ago. “It’s very exciting to see so many new athletes…

Systems Control Donates $150K to Capital Campaign

November 17, 2017

From left, Systems Control President Brad Lebouef presents a check to Northern Lights YMCA Board Member Stephanie Brule and Dickinson Center Director Jonathan Ringel. IRON MOUNTAIN – Systems Control, North America’s leader in the design and manufacture of solutions that enable the delivery of energy to the world, has committed $150,000 to the Northern Lights…