U.P. couple wins national contest

IRON MOUNTAIN – Pete and Linda Rundell of Kingsford were pleasantly surprised when they received a phone call informing them they had won a nationwide drawing.

The prize: $1,000 to spend at Home Depot.

The Rundells entered the drawing at the Dickinson County Fair last year and had forgotten about it when the call came.

The drawing was sponsored by Forever Fire Safety, a fire safety company focused on educating families about fires and fire safety in the home. The company does educational programs for schools, churches, civic groups, fire departments and families across the country.

The Rundells had no trouble deciding how to spend at least some of their winnings.

“We found out just as our washer was on the brink,” Linda said. “It was just perfect timing.”