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Articles from the November 2, 2018 edition

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  • Community continues to support MSP food drive

    Nov 2, 2018

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Once again the community has come together to support several food banks across the Gogebic Range, donating 31,810 pounds of food to the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post's annual food drive. "I'm very, very happy. The community stepped up and was very generous. They made all this possible," said post commander First Lt. Don Horn. The donations were collected over the past two weeks, according to Horn, and distributed Thursday to...

  • Bluff Valley Park has expanded trail links

    Nov 2, 2018

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - Members of the Bessemer parks and recreation commission were grateful to learn Thursday of new trail links that connect to an existing path behind the city's Bluff Valley Park. With the help of a photo slide show, Kelden Witt, of Bessemer, reported about the new trail work he has accomplished since the city council approved the project last July. Witt said he has nearly accomplished his goal to create new entry and exit trails that connect with...

  • Area schools to receive security grant upgrades

    Nov 2, 2018

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] Wakefield-Marenisco School and All Saints Academy in Ironwood are among 188 public and private schools in the state to share $25 million in grants to upgrade door locks and other security features in the wake of mass shootings in other states. Gov. Rick Snyder said the grants are part of a “proactive approach” to help prevent tragedies in schools. W-M received $25,000 and All Saints was given $10,200. Michigan State Police received 407 applications requesting $69 million — far more than the $25 m...

  • Community calendar

    Nov 2, 2018

    Friday, Nov. 2 Regional Hospice Veterans Breakfast, 9 a.m., Mill Street Garden, Bessemer. 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... Full story

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