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Students clean up Gogebic Range for Earth Day


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

IRONWOOD SIXTH grader Madison Sterbenz, left, and second grader Ryan Routheaux clean up part of the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail Friday as part of the school's Earth Day commemoration.

WAKEFIELD - Students across the Gogebic Range, including in Ironwood and Wakefield-Marenisco, wanted to get out and make a difference in their community for Earth Day on Friday. While Earth Day is today, school officials used the day before, with classes in session, to mark the occasion.

In Ironwood, the district's second and sixth graders partnered up to walk the city's portion of the Iron Belle Trail, cleaning up garbage they found there.

The trash included everything from cigarette butts and beer cans to an old metal pot and snowmobile parts.

The partnership between the two grades was a...

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