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Articles from the January 9, 2016 edition

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  • Mercer beats rival Hurley for second straight time

    Jason Juno|Jan 9, 2016

    MERCER, Wis. - After going over 11 years without a win over their archrivals to the north, the Mercer Tigers now have a winning streak against Hurley. The Tigers fought off a spirited second-half rally by the Midgettes for a 59-51 win Friday night. Mercer's Caitlyn Hiller had a career-high 34 points, including 20 in the first half when she helped the Tigers to a 28-18 advantage. The Tigers led by as many as 15 points in the second half and Hurley got as close as three points before Mercer closed... Full story

  • Cardinals improve to 5-1 with victory over Red Devils

    Pat Krause|Jan 9, 2016

    WAKEFIELD - Wakefield-Marenisco is showing signs it will be a team to be reckoned with in the 2015-16 season. The Cardinals played another good game in defeating Ironwood 71-49 in a non-conference battle before a good-sized crowd in the Cardinal Gym on Friday night. "They're good," Ironwood coach Pete Lewinski said. "They're a much better defensive team and improving on D. They always had high-powered offensive play and now they've become more balanced on offense and defense. They have the... Full story

  • City to sell seized items

    Jan 9, 2016

    IRONWOOD —The Ironwood City Commission on Monday will consider calling for bids on 20 items seized by the Ironwood Public Safety Department, many in drug raids. The items include six trucks or cars, three snowmobiles, two televisions, a coin collection and sports cards. All items will be advertised with suggested minimum bids. The sale of the items was recommended by Ironwood Public Safety Department Director Andrew DiGiorgio. The commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the upper floor of the Memorial Building. —Ralph Ansami... Full story

  • June M. Kapugia

    Jan 9, 2016

    HURLEY, Wis. - June M. Kapugia, 93, of Mercer, formerly of Ironwood, Mich., died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, with her family by her side. The former June Mueller was born June 21, 1922, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Adolph and Agnes (Dwyer) Mueller, and graduated from St. Ambrose High School in 1940. She then attended Miss Brown Business College and one year at Gogebic Community College. She was employed by Ralph Bohne at... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jan 9, 2016

    Saturday, Jan. 9 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Sunday, Jan. 10 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. Full story