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Articles from the August 12, 2013 edition

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 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 12, 2013

Netherlands honors Saxon war hero through dedication of new bridge

SAXON, Wis. — Arnold Kero, of Saxon, was 7 years old in September of 1944 when he arrived home from school to hear the worst news any kid could imagine. His father, Emil, was plowing a clearing... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 12, 2013

Luther L. Wright School named as one of 'America's Best High Schools in 2013'

IRONWOOD — Luther L. Wright School in Ironwood has been named as one of "America’s Best High Schools in 2013," according to the U.S. News and World Report. According to middle and high school principal Michelle Kanipes, she found out LLW had... Full story

 
 Obituaries    August 12, 2013

June C. Saari

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — June C. Saari; 86, of Elkhorn, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Harbor Haven Health & Rehabilitation Center Fond du Lac. She was born June 20, 1927, in Saxon, the daughter of the late Arthur and Anna Marie (Ylitalo) DuCharme.... Full story

 
 News    August 12, 2013

Firefighters make progress battling California wildfire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters continued to make progress overnight battling Southern California’s latest destructive wildfire, which burned 26 homes and threatened more than 500 others in th... Full story

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    August 12, 2013

Schneider sweep 3.0

HURLEY — When runners turned back onto Wisconsin 77, off County E near Iron Belt, Wis., it looked like the 45th Paavo Nurmi Marathon might have a tight race. Candice Schneider, 28, of Minneapolis,... Full story

 
 By Pat Krause    Sports    August 12, 2013

'It has that hometown feel'

HURLEY – Melissa Williams-Herrala lives in Chicago but talk to her for a few minutes and you realize she still has a soft spot in her heart for northern Wisconsin. After all, she grew up in Iron... Full story