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  • Mercer Lioness work with Habitat for Humanity in recycling project

    Kim E. Strom|Nov 27, 2019

    MERCER, Wis. - The recycling committee of the Mercer Lioness Club has discovered a win-win situation for all when it comes to old Christmas lights. The lights can be recycled for the metal inside which can be reused, Habitat for Humanity of Wausau collects them and gets paid by the pound for them, and the lights stay out of the landfills. "We take all sizes of stringed holiday lights. You can recycle new, used or non-working holiday lights," said Martha Pierpont, president of the Mercer Lioness...

  • Bessemer Township receives Fourth of July 50-50 winnings

    Kim E. Strom|Nov 26, 2019

    RAMSAY - At its regular meeting of the board Monday, Bessemer Township received a check for $7,500 from the Ramsay 4th of July committee. The funds were obtained from the sale of 50/50 tickets this summer. The committee sold a total of 15,000 50/50 raffle tickets during the Fourth of July celebrations. The prize for the winner amounted to $7,500. A drawing was held and no one came forward to claim the prize, said 50/50 chair person Tori Davey. "I called the name and waited for a shout, but none...

  • Erwin hosts holiday event for kids

    Kim E. Strom|Nov 25, 2019

    ERWIN TOWNSHIP - The Erwin Township Community Club held its first "Paint Your Holidays" event Saturday at the Erwin Town Hall. Several families came throughout the afternoon to paint Christmas tree ornaments and to get to know their neighbors while enjoying hot drinks and cookies. Chris Johnson and her granddaughter Jillian Johnson, 9, both of Montreal, enjoyed the outing. "We're having fun, making a big mess," said the elder Johnson. Iris LaBo, 4, of Ironwood took her work seriously as she...

  • Chamber music fills theater mezzanine Sunday afternoon

    Kim E. Strom|Nov 25, 2019

    IRONWOOD - The Historic Ironwood Theatre hosted the Garland City Chamber Players Sunday afternoon in the mezzanine of the theatre. The four members from Ashland featured the music of Franz Schubert in a two-hour concert to a cozy crowd of about 12 people. They are part of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of the Garland City Consort, said violinist Andrew McInnes. This is the third time the group has performed at HIT and another concert is scheduled for June 7, 2020," he said. "It's a lovely space....

  • Bessemer elects city council, approves proposals

    Kim E. Strom|Nov 6, 2019

    BESSEMER - Four city council members sought re-election in Tuesday's general election along with one new candidate and a last-minute write-in candidate - all running for one of five seats on the council. The top five vote getters were incumbents Terry Kryshak with 231 votes, Mayor Adam Zak with 222 votes, Louis Miskovich, 208, and Linda Nelson garnered 164 votes. Newcomer Bill McDonald received a total of 102 votes. There were 66 write-in votes. Jim Prezkop had launched a write-in candidate,...

  • Film aims to create understanding, end stigma about mental illness

    Kim E. Strom|Sep 20, 2019

    IRONWOOD - Nearly 1,000 people were impacted Thursday by the story of Daniel Olson. Daniel of Marquette was 19-years-old when he took his life by suicide. "Do It For Daniel" is a documentary of his struggle with depression and mental illness and a message of hope. The movie was shown at the Historic Ironwood Theatre to students in grades 7 through 12 from Hurley, Ironwood, Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco through the day. The day ended with a final evening showing to the general public. Jeff...

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