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Articles from the January 5, 2018 edition

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  • Ironwood man pleads to drug charges

    Jan 5, 2018

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BESSEMER - An Ironwood man pleaded guilty to drug charges in Gogebic County Circuit Court Thursday. Colton Samuel Carl Fontecchio, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and operating while impaired as part of a plea agreement that will have two additional misdemeanors dismissed at sentencing. The agreement also calls for a county jail cap in the case, which would limit Fontecchio's sentence to less than one year. The possession charge...

  • Area law enforcement agencies cooperate to apprehend suspect

    Jan 5, 2018

    By IAN MINIELLY [email protected] IRONWOOD — Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department deputy Adam Zak received word on Dec. 26 that area businesses were receiving bad checks from a business account that did not exist. The checks to Forslund’s and Steiger’s hardware stores in the hundreds of dollars each were primarily used for construction equipment. Most of the equipment has been returned to the stores after it was recovered at an area motel. The Ironwood Public Safety Department and sheriff’s department obtained a vehicle descripti...

  • SISU start delayed due to cold

    Jan 5, 2018

    IRONWOOD — The SISU Ski Fest has announced a 90-minute delay in the start of all Saturday cross country ski events, including the 31-kilometer SISU, the 15-k Heikki Lunta and the 5-k Hauska Hiihto Fun Ski. Weather forecasts call for below zero temperatures on Saturday, with a warming trend forecast for the early morning. With the 90-minute delay, temperatures are forecast to be around 5-below at the start of the 31k at 10:20 a.m., and 5 above by the end of all races at 3:30 p.m. Winds are forecast to be mild and from the south. According to r...

  • Community calendar

    Jan 5, 2018

    Friday, Jan. 5 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. 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. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. Saturday, Jan. 6 Community... Full story

  • Edna Eleanor (Grant Maki) Caramella

    Jan 5, 2018

    OKEMOS, Mich. - Edna Eleanor Caramella, 82, of Bergland, Mich., passed away in Okemos, on Dec. 28, 2017, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born on Nov. 16, 1935, in Laird Township, the second child of the late Kenneth and Lydia (Lungi) Grant. Edna graduated from Bergland High School and married Donald Maki in 1955 in Bergland, Mich., and they raised their four children while he was an officer with the Michigan State Police. He preceded her in death in 1987. She married... Full story

  • Kevin "Scott" Hultman

    Jan 5, 2018

    HURLEY, Wis. - Kevin "Scott" Hultman, 61, of Mason, Wis., died on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Hurley. He was born Sept. 23, 1956, in Ashland, the son of Colleen White and the late Keith Hultman. Scott graduated from Hurley High School with the Class of 1974. He served in the U.S. Navy from August 1974 to August 1977. He had numerous jobs, including logging, road construction, and driving semis. Scott was also the owner of Mac's Bar, Bank Club of Hurley, and Sportsman's Bar in Pence. He is... Full story

  • Wardynski set to make GCC history today

    Jason Juno|Jan 5, 2018

    IRONWOOD --- As a freshman last year, Lori Wardynski was GCC's best player. Yet there were times, she admits, where she would frustrate her coach, where she didn't quite get the message he was trying to send. Wardynski worked and worked and worked through the offseason, lifting weights, becoming faster and stronger, all while getting into the physical shape she needed to be in to lead the Lady Samsons' exhausting offense. This fall, her coach Mark Movrich had an idea for her to take things a...