Articles from the October 17, 2013 edition

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Moving art

MERCER, Wis. — “Penokee: Explore the Iron Hills,” a traveling art exhibit featuring 18 artists inspired by the Penokee Hills opened at the Mercer Public Library on Wednesday night with a... Full story


Obama health target: 500,000 sign-ups by Oct. 31

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first month alone, the Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people would sign up for the new health insurance markets, according to an internal memo... Full story


Two join Mercer Lioness Club

MERCER, Wis. — The Mercer Lioness Club inducted two new members during its monthly meeting Tuesday in Mercer. Julie Begalle and Vikki Vollrath were inducted in a candlelight ceremony conducted by... Full story


Flora J. Strancel

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Flora J. Strancel, 86, of Ironwood Township, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood. The former Flora Negri was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Wakefield, daughter of the late John and Madeline (Bruno)... Full story


Willard L. 'Will' Lehto

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. — Willard L. “Will” Lehto, 80, of East Vaughn Street, Ironwood, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. He was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Ironwood, son of the late Archie... Full story


Dolores B. Cocco

BESSEMER, Mich. — Dolores B. Cocco, 90, of Bessemer, passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2013. Dolores was born on Aug. 20, 1923, in Anvil, the daughter of William and Mary (Rosa)... Full story


Rita (O'Dea) McDonnell

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Rita (O’Dea) McDonnell, 85, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2013, at her residence in Gladstone. Rita (O’Dea) McDonnell was born in Northam, West Australia, on March... Full story


James Trethewey

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. — James Trethewey, 69, of Cleveland, formerly of Ironwood, Mich., passed away suddenly Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at his home in Chautauqua. Jim retired after 35 years of service to... Full story


Tigers' offense returns, series even at 2-2

DETROIT (AP) — Austin Jackson was dropped from first to eighth in the batting order, and suddenly the Boston Red Sox couldn’t get him out. A revitalized Jackson delivered in manager Jim... Full story