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Sign installation

 

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Members of Ontonagon County organizations pause while installing a welcome sign for snowmobilers and off-road vehicle riders on Nov. 19 in Ontonagon. Pictured are, from left: Jim Altenburg, president of the North Country Snowmobile Club and vice president of MI-TRALE; Joe Erickson, Ontonagon village manager; and Don Helsel, president of MI-TRALE. "The village is working hard to improve our accessibility to tourists of all means, and that includes snowmobilers, ORVers, campers, bikers, etc., so they can easily come into Ontonagon and benefit from the businesses in our community," Erickson said. "I think this is a wonderful start to accomplishing this goal." The village of Ontonagon has worked with both clubs to develop a new, shared entry for their groups of riders. The entry includes a downtown loop and dedicated parking areas. The village, NCSC and MI-TRALE shared the cost of the signs and their installation.