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Articles from the January 19, 2022 edition

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  • Ironwood to continue with in-person classes

    Jan 19, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — In the Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, Superintendent Travis Powell said the latest update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department shows that the number of COVID-19 cases and the case rate per 100,000 population in Gogebic County are the highest they’ve ever been. Despite these numbers, the school will continue with in-person classes for now. “A year ago in November, when there were half as many cases per 100,000 as we have currently, we were shut...

  • W-M drops masking requirement

    Jan 19, 2022

    By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield-Marenisco School Board discussed the continuation of COVID-19 masking policies at its monthly meeting on Monday evening. The topic of masking has been an ongoing conversation during past meetings, with concerns being raised by several of the board members about the effectiveness of the procedure. At the previous meeting, held in December 2021, the board had voted to continue the masking procedure until Jan. 20, with plans to revisit at Monday’s meeting. A vote to continue the...

  • Snowmobiling

    Jan 19, 2022

  • Paul J. Magdziak

    Jan 19, 2022

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Paul J. Magdziak, 84, a longtime resident of Ironwood, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, with his family by his side. Feb. 15, 1937 - Jan. 7, 2022. These are two dates that will live with us forever; however, it is not the dates that are most important. It is the dash representing the time he spent with us. It is the life between the dates that carry us through this difficult time. It is all the wonderful times we shared creating memories traveling, camping and in everyday... Full story

  • Community calendar

    Jan 19, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Wednesday, Jan. 19 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food assistance, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Marenisco Town Hall, 9:15-9:30 a.m; Watersmeet Food Pantry, 10-10:30 a.m.; Bruce Crossing, Stannard Township ballpark, 12:30-1 p.m. EST. Ironwood St. Vincent de... Full story