June 22, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 146

Trinity Lutheran Church mission trip

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NINE YOUTH and two adults from Trinity Lutheran Church in Ironwood gather on Saturday, June 15, in Ironwood, before leaving for a weeklong mission trip to Mingo County, W.Va. From left are, first row: McKenna Anderson, Katie Piispanen, Vanessa Nasi and Eric Rantanen; second row: Ron Anderson, chaperone, Ross Rantanen, Corissa Mattson, Morgan Pinardi, Sonja Baumeister, chaperone, Erin Halvorsen, Charlie Ford. The group has been working to improve homes and property for people of Appalachia who live in dire poverty. “Cornerstone Church in Ramsay has generously allowed the use of their van for transportation,” spokesperson Ann Halvorsen said. They will return to Ironwood Sunday.