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Articles from the October 5, 2013 edition

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 News    October 5, 2013

Pickup truck, school bus collide

BESSEMER — A pickup truck and a school bus collided at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Sophie Street in Bessemer on Thursday, according to a Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department release. A Hurley K-12 School bus was transporting the girls... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    October 5, 2013

MEAP testing begins Tuesday

IRONWOOD — For weeks, teachers and students have been studying and preparing and the day is almost here. On Tuesday, students across the state of Michigan will begin standardized testing. Third... Full story

 
 By Miranda Anderson    News    October 5, 2013

Legislators discuss veterans' issues

WAKEFIELD — Michigan state Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, called for community involvement and focus on veterans’ issues at a town hall meeting Friday at the Wakefield American Legion Geroux Post... Full story

 
 By Katie Perttunen    News    October 5, 2013

Farewell, Father Ben

BESSEMER — The Rev. Benjamin Hasse is leaving his post at the Roman Catholic churches of St. Sebastian in Bessemer, Immaculate Conception in Wakefield and St. Catherine in Marenisco, effective Nov.... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 5, 2013

Local elections deserve attention

If the current upheaval in Washington over the shutdown of the federal government and looming debt ceiling deadline teaches us anything, perhaps it should be that we need to elect reasonable people. People who are willing to do the work of... Full story

 
 Obituaries    October 5, 2013

Matthew Allen Vandenburg

MERCER, Wis. — Matthew Allen Vandenburg, 41, of Mercer, went into the arms of Jesus late on Oct. 2, 2013, at home, following an almost life-long illness of epilepsy. Very early in the morning of May 4, 1972, God blessed the union of the late Kennet... Full story

 
 Obituaries    October 5, 2013

Michael J. 'Mike' Laamanen

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Michael J. “Mike” Laamanen, 56, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born April 4, 1957, in Wakefield, Mich., to... Full story

 
 Obituaries    October 5, 2013

Michael Hawley

ONTONAGON, Mich. — Michael “Mick” Hawley, 79, of Ontonagon, passed away Oct. 2, 2013, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital. He is survived by his wife, (Mary) Jane Hawley; children, Joanie Hawley (Schluge), Colleen Debes (David), Connie Hawley (Bill... Full story