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 By Ralph Ansami    News    December 3, 2016 

Colorful floats mark annual Jack Frost parade

IRONWOOD - A couple inches of snow on Thursday night added sparkle to Friday's Jack Festival Parade in downtown Ironwood. The patriotic theme of the parade brought out vibrant reds, whites and blues...


Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 3 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Harding Club, 1 p.m., club house, Bessemer Township. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Dec. 4... Full story


Snowmobile riders await white stuff

By IAN MINIELLY Officially, the date has come and gone in Michigan for the snowmobile trails to open for local riders and visitors. Wisconsin's official date is Dec. 15,...


Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 2 Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Full story


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Thursday, Dec. 1 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anon... Full story


Local charity brings Christmas to Northland kids

By LARRY HOLCOMBE It's the 11th year of Santa's Headquarters and organizers say the effort to make sure every child has a gift on Christmas continues to grow. "It's amazin...


GCC board says more resident students needed

By IAN MINIELLY IRONWOOD — While covering new business at the Gogebic Community College board meeting, the discussion turned to the limited number of resident students and the financial burden this placed on the...


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 30 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mercer Area Play Group, 9:30-11 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Public Library. 715-476-2366. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.... Full story


Lisa Mildren

WOODRUFF, Wis. - Lisa Mildren, 54, a lifelong resident of the Northwoods, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. She was born in Phelps on June 17, 1962, to parents... Full story


Judith 'Judy' (Estola) King

PETALUMA, Calif. — Judith “Judy” (Estola) King went to be with her Lord on Nov. 14, 2016, peacefully in her home in Petaluma. Judy was born Sept. 1, 1933, the 12th of 13 children of William and Ada Estola, of Ironwood, Mich. After graduating... Full story


2016 gingerbread workshop contest in full swing

By IAN MINIELLY IRONWOOD - The entry and judging deadline for the 2016 Jack Frost Gingerbread Workshop is Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. The gingerbread houses can be...


Township authorizes expansion of Treasury review

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees authorized a revised contract with the Michigan Department of Treasury Monday, expanding the department’s review of into the township’s...


Community Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 29 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Jack Fros... Full story


Ruth D. Rouse

SALINE, Mich. - Ruth D. Rouse, 96, former longtime Ironwood resident, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the Evangelical Home in Saline. She was born March 28, 1920, in Hurley, Wis., daughter of the late... Full story


William 'Bill' James Marvin

IRONWOOD, Mich. - William "Bill" James Marvin, 63, closed the book on his time with us at home in Ironwood on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Bill was born on April 29, 1953, in Superior, Wis., to Edward and... Full story


Lucille Chartier

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Lucille Chartier, 94, of Hurley, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2016, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. The former Lucille Negri was born May 15, 1922, in Pence, Wis., daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Christina Negri. She... Full story


Michael John 'Zip' Shea

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Michael John “Zip” Shea, 65, of Houghton, lost a courageous battle with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia on Nov. 25, 2016. He was born on March 11, 1951, in Ironwood, the son of the late John and Ann (Mesich) Shea. Michael... Full story


Raymond L. Fleming

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Raymond L. Fleming, 86, of Bruce Crossing, passed away on Nov. 22, 2016, in Ironwood. Ray was born on April 17, 1930, in Ewen, to the late Harry and Rena (Taylor) Fleming and was a g... Full story


Ski fans turn out for latest Miller film

By RICHARD JENKINS IRONWOOD - With the snow on the ground not deep enough to hit the slopes, ski fans went to the Historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday night to see the...


Saturday ski crowd flocks to ABR trails

By RALPH ANSAMI IRONWOOD - Groom it and they will come. The parking lots at the Active Backroads Retreat trails off West Pioneer Road, near Norrie Park, were full Saturday m...


Community Calendar

Monday, Nov. 28 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Finnish Language Classes, beginners 3 p.m., advanced 4 p.m., Little... Full story


Dennis R. Whitebird

ODANAH, Wis. - Dennis R. Whitebird, age 58, of Odanah, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at St. Mary's Medical Center, in Duluth, Minn. He was born April 29, 1958, in Ashland, the son of Maynard a... Full story


Shoppers seek Black Friday deals

By RICHARD JENKINS With the turkey eaten and slept off, area shoppers turned to the annual search for deals known as Black Friday. Some Walmart shoppers told the Daily...


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Saturday, Nov. 26 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church, Aurora Street, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.... Full story


Brancy Lorraine Collura

TUCSON, Ariz. - Born in 1947 and dying in 2016, Brancy Lorraine Collura lived a life of adventure, lessons and love. Brancy was born in California on Feb. 5, 1947, and spent her childhood and young... Full story


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