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Articles from the January 5, 2019 edition


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  • Midgettes win battle of Iron County

    Jason Juno|Jan 5, 2019

    HURLEY - Mercer used its slower pace of play to slow Hurley and it kept them in the game for awhile. But Hurley pulled away for a 53-29 Indianhead Conference win Friday night. The Midgettes led 29-18 at the half and Bailey Thompson hit a 3 to make it an eight-point game right away in the second half. But Hurley responded with a 16-2 run to push the lead to 22, 45-23. "They slowed it down on us a little bit, they ran their offense methodically and got it to their big girls underneath in the...

  • 'Star' born again at HIT

    Larry Holcombe|Jan 5, 2019

    IRONWOOD - Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Barbra Streisand. And before there was Streisand there was Judy Garland; and before there was Garland, there was Janet Gaynor. All four starlets have shown brightly in their own versions of the movie "A Star is Born," but it was Gaynor's turn on the silver screen Friday night as the Historic Ironwood Theatre presented the original 1937 version of the film with co-star Fredric March. The presentation was part of the theater's First Friday film seri...

  • UP unemployment up slightly

    Jan Tucker|Jan 5, 2019

    Just 25 people moving back and forth in the labor market influenced the latest jobless report Gogebic and Ontonagon County numbers for November. According to the Bureau of Labor Market information, the jobless rate increased seasonally in 10 of the 15 U.P. counties in November. Gogebic County registered just a small blip upward, rising from 4.2 percent to 4.3 percent from October to November. The effect of 25 people was felt in the total employment and unemployment. The civilian labor force remained the same from October to November at 6,075,...

  • Community calendar

    Jan 5, 2019

    Saturday, Jan. 5 Union Station Food Pantry and Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Jan. 6 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer Community Center. Gogebic Range Trail Authority, 6 p.m., P...

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