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Articles from the January 22, 2018 edition

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  • Bessemer students build fish habitat

    Ian Minielly|Jan 22, 2018

    BESSEMER - Dave Rowe, A.D. Johnston High School science teacher for the past 27 years, combined with the muscle and brains of his students, is working at creating a fishable pond in Bluff Valley Park. On Tuesday, Rowe presented the Bessemer City Council with an update on the work and a formal thanks for allowing the students to study in the park. Rowe said, "In one way or another I have been bringing my classes to the park every year for my entire teaching career," before elaborating on their...

  • 'Ole and Lena' keep audiences laughing at Historic Ironwood Theater

    Steve Newman|Jan 22, 2018

    IRONWOOD - Sharon's Coffee Company in Hurley turned into "Ole and Lena's Supper Club" Saturday night, as the performers for the Historic Ironwood Theatre's presentation of "Ole and Lena's 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal" joined diners for a five-course Scandinavian dinner before heading to the theater for the play. The downtown restaurant was filled to capacity for the dinner, and even had to turn down some requests. According to Zona Wick, president of the theater board, Sharon's came...

  • Community calendar

    Jan 22, 2018

    Monday, Jan. 22 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Mercer Tai Chi for Health and Balance class, 9 a.m., Mercer Community Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Overeaters Anonymous, 5 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Wakefield. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. Al-Anon 6 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next... Full story

  • David Raymond Carlson

    Jan 22, 2018

    MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - David Raymond Carlson, 78, of Maplewood, Minn., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood. He was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Ironwood, Mich., the son of the late August and Ethel (Lindstrom) Carlson. David graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, with the class of 1957. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He later attended Michigan Tech in Houghton where he received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering. David worked as... Full story

  • Charles Duane Smith

    Jan 22, 2018

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Charles Duane Smith, 36 of Ironwood, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Ironwood. He was born April 28, 1981, the son of the late Duane and Shirley (Olson) Smith. He was united in marriage to Tiffany Dawn Wiemerslage on Feb. 12, 2009, in Bessemer. Charles was currently employed at Ironwood Plastics where he worked since 2002. He enjoyed fishing on Lake Gogebic in Bergland. He is survived by his wife, Tiffany; his sons, Aiden Duane Smith, Colin Duane Smith and Brady... Full story

  • Hurley girls fall to Mellen 46-42 Saturday

    Jan 22, 2018

    MELLEN, Wis. — Hurley suffered a 46-42 Indianhead Conference loss at Mellen Saturday afternoon. “We came out a little flat, we didn’t play with the same energy as Thursday night,” Hurley coach Steve Lombardo said, referring to a win over Butternut. Brooke Olson got a couple of 3s to fall early against Mellen’s zone, but the Granite Diggers focused their defense on her after that. Aiyana Nickel led Hurley with 16 points. Morgan Ellias had 21 points to lead Mellen. “She’s a very nice player. She creates for herself and her teammates,” L...