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Articles from the November 11, 2017 edition

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  • Wakefield: Freedom comes with many challenges

    Nov 11, 2017

    By IAN MINIELLY [email protected] WAKEFIELD - The veterans' detail that visited the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 school for its Veterans Day program Friday afternoon stood for the national anthem when it was played, as did the student body, and Col. Brad Wakefield, U.S. Army Retired, thanked everyone for it. Wakefield was the guest speaker and addressed the combined student body about a range of topics, from free speech to defending the Constitution as a sworn officer of the military. He...

  • Rotary makes contribution to music program

    Nov 11, 2017

    By JAN TUCKER [email protected] ONTONAGON - The music program at the Ontonagon Area School District received a financial boost Wednesday with the presentation of the funds from the Ontonagon-White Pine Rotary Labor Festival Log Scramble program. Rotary President Jan Wolfe presented band director Ben Mayer with a check for $768 which will be used for music instrument replacement and repair. Mayer told members of the Rotary the band program now has 120 kids, the largest since he became...

  • Snow totals 6.5 inches from lake-effect storm

    Nov 11, 2017

    IRONWOOD — The weather forecasters were accurate in predicting the 6.5 inches of snow that fell for Ironwood beginning Wednesday evening and carrying through Friday morning. The Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Plant weather station off U.S. 2 measured 4.5 inches for the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. Thursday and 2 more inches for the period to 7 a.m. Friday. The Lake Superior-effect snow was caused by strong north winds blowing over the warmer water of the lake. There was 6 inches of snow on the ground Friday morning at the treatment plant, loc...

  • Community calendar

    Nov 11, 2017

    Saturday, Nov. 11 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer, Wis., School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. 4-H Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kimball, Wis., Town Hall. Young Authors and Illustrators Group, 11 a.m. grades 4-7, Ironwood Carnegie Library.  Pizza lunch included.  Guest Artist: Grady O’Neill.  Pre-registration required. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Nov. 12 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness... Full story

  • James A. 'Jim' Paulman

    Nov 11, 2017

    RHINELANDER, Wis. — James A. “Jim” Paulman, 61, of Rhinelander, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Friendly Village. Jim was born Sept. 10, 1956, in Wakefield, to the late Louis and Barbara (Swanson) Paulman. Jim was raised and attended school in Bergland, Mich. He graduated in 1974 from Bergland High School. He married Agnes Turk, of Bessemer, on Aug. 14, 1976, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bergland. The Rev. Wayne E. Marcotte officiated. They enjoyed 41 years together. Jim began working for the Soo Line Railroad shortly after... Full story

  • Phyllis M. Leinonen

    Nov 11, 2017

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Phyllis M. Leinonen, of Summerdale, Ala., was born Dec. 27, 1938, in Poplar, Wis. to Emil and Helen (nee Nykanen) Hietala. She died peacefully on Nov. 9, 2017, at her son’s home in Arlington Heights, surrounded by her family. Phyllis worked at Zion-Benton HS and Warren THS in Lake County, Ill. In retirement, she was an excellent pianist and singer, performing in retirement homes and churches in southern Alabama and northern Wisconsin and Michigan. In addition, she was an award- winning artist whose paintings are...

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