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Articles from the July 5, 2014 edition


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  • Hurley fireworks

    Jul 5, 2014

  • Community shines bright with B-47 Veterans Memorial dedication

    Jul 5, 2014

    To the editor: Pride reigns strong in our community once again. This was evident when the B-47 Veterans Memorial was dedicated on June 27, along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the crash site on June 28. Family members of the deceased airmen, invited dignitaries, veterans and community members chose to take part in this grassroots, all-volunteer endeavor, which is now a state official tourist veterans attraction, as well as a Wisconsin Veterans Administration official designated Veterans Memorial. All of this was coordinated by Curt Myers, a...

  • Wakefield fireworks

    Jul 5, 2014

  • 'Perfect' weather to circle Sunday Lake

    Pat Krause|Jul 5, 2014

    WAKEFIELD - Callie Fischer, 18, of Green Bay, Wis., and Dave Hebert, 21, of Iron River, Mich., were the overall female and male winners, respectively, in the 37th Annual Sunday Lake Run/Walk on Friday. Both runners said the race had "perfect" weather conditions and times were fast for many runners. Fischer finished the 2.8 mile course in 17:43 and Hebert was timed in a blazing 14:34. Both runners said their training paid off for them. Fischer ran cross country and track for four years at...

  • Bessemer Blast ends with bang

    Ryan Jarvi|Jul 5, 2014

    BESSEMER — Bessemer Blast 2014 came to a close Friday night with a spectacular “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks show that lasted about 40 minutes and attracted quite the crowd. Before the fireworks display, Marty’s Goldenaires Senior Drum and Bugle Corps held a performance at Massie Field. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people were packed elbow-to-elbow along Sophie Street and the rest of the route to watch the parade, which featured a number of floats, marching bands and other attractions th...

  • Ahti A. Nurmela

    Jul 5, 2014

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Ahti A. Nurmela, 93, of Ironwood, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood. He was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Ironwood, son of the late Arvid and Selina (Mattson) Nurmela, and attended local schools. He was employed across the Upper Peninsula in logging and later in bridge construction by the J.K. Jackson Co. of Ironwood, and also in construction by A. Lindberg & Son, Ishpeming, and the Thornton Co., Hancock, for...

  • Bernard Einar Skud

    Jul 5, 2014

    OAK HARBOR, Wash. - Bernard Einar Skud, 87, died at his home in Oak Harbor on April 16, 2014. Bernie was the son of Ferdinand and Elma (Hendrickson) Skud, born Jan. 31, 1927, in Ironwood. He attended George N. Sleight Elementary School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School. He delivered papers as a boy and as a member of the L.L. Wright basketball team in 1943, sank a shot at the buzzer to beat Wakefield. Bernie served in U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a lifetime member of...

  • Mercer celebrates with pedals, paddles

    Cortney Ofstad|Jul 5, 2014

    MERCER, Wis. - Hundreds of people lined U.S. 51 through downtown Mercer Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July. The town held its annual parade, featuring floats, classic cars, motorcycles and fire trucks. "Pedal and Paddle" was the theme of the parade, allowing entrants to use their creativity using bikes, canoes or kayaks. Many local businesses, organizations and residents participated, throwing candy, beaded necklaces and even water balloons. After the parade, attendees enjoyed food, games,...

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