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Commission honors lifesaving efforts


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KEN WEGMEYER, center, of Ironwood, thanked the people who saved his life Monday after he suffered a heart attack on Aug. 17. Ann Davey and Don Guglielmotto, standing next to Wegmeyer, were awarded certificates of appreciation. Also shown from left are Ironwood Public Safety Department Director Andrew DiGiorgio, city commissioner Kim Corcoran, Randy Forstrom, of Beacon Ambulance, and Mayor Annette Burchell, far right. Commissioners Jim Mildren and Brandon Tauer are in the background.


IRONWOOD - "I cannot thank you enough," Kenneth Wegmeyer, of Ironwood, said Monday as the people who saved his life on Aug. 17 were honored.

The Ironwood City Commission recognized the citizen volunteers, public safety officers and Beacon Ambulance attendants who revived Wegmeyer after he suffered a heart attack while riding his bike with the Superior Riders that evening.

Wegmeyer was able to joke Monday that he really doesn't remember much of that day. "I was out of commission at that time," he said.

Others remember people helping him, however, wh...

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