Iron River Township

IRON RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was airlifted to a Wisconsin hospital, following a car crash in Iron River Township.

Monday around 1 p.m. the Iron County Sheriff’s Office was called to US-2 near the intersection of Gibbs City Road. Deputies say a westbound Ford Fusion driven by a Watersmeet woman was struck by a pickup truck driven by an Iron River man exiting his driveway.

The “jaws of life” were needed to extract the woman from her vehicle. She was taken to Aspirus Hospital in Iron River, then transported to Aspirus Wausau in Wisconsin.

IRON RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Iron County man has been killed in a motorcycle accident.  

State Police from the Iron Mountain post say the crash happened Sunday around 9:15 p.m. on Gibb City Road near Powell Mill Road in Iron River Township. 

They say Gary Sarafini, 48, of Iron River was driving southbound on his motorcycle when it left the roadway and ejected him.  Sarafini was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iron County Medical Examiner. 

IRON RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   A hunter is being treated for exposure after he became lost and spent the night outside in Iron River Township.  

Troopers from the Iron Mountain Post say Tuesday around 11:30 a.m. Francis Nenning, 69, of Iron River called them on his cell phone.  He said he’d left his camp Monday and couldn’t find his way back.  Officials say he was exhibiting symptoms of cold exposure. 

A trooper went into the woods in the area Nenning described.  He then forded three creeks and the Iron River before he found Nenning about two miles from his camp. 

IRON RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in Iron County that injured three people.  

Troopers from the Iron Mountain Post say the accident happened Friday around 12:40 p.m. on US-2 and Old Beechwood Road.  A vehicle driven by an 80-year-old Caspian man pulled into the path of a second vehicle driven by a 29-year-old Caspian woman.

The woman and her two passengers were taken to Northstar Health Systems for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

The male driver was not injured.    

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI--   An Iron River Township man is headed to trial on felonious assault charges. 

In July, Bobby Joe Nordstrom, 37, allegedly fired two shots inside his home while arguing with family members.  He barricaded himself inside a relative’s house, and after a brief standoff surrendered to police. 

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI--   An Iron River Township man has been charged with felonious assault in connection with a shooting incident on Sunday. 

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office was called to the home around 4:20 p.m. on a report that a disorderly subject was fighting with family members.  Deputies say Bobby Joe Nordstrom, 37, obtained a gun and fired two shots.  He then barricaded himself in a relative’s house, but after a brief standoff surrendered to police. 

IRON RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Iron County man is in police custody, following a domestic dispute and standoff in Iron River Township. 

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office was called to the home Sunday around 4:20 p.m. on a report that a disorderly subject was fighting with family members.  Deputies say the incident escalated when the man obtained a long arm and fired two shots.  The subject then barricaded himself in a relative’s house, but after a brief standoff surrendered to police.