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Articles from the February 1, 2018 edition


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  • Ontonagon man killed at Pearl Harbor identified

    Feb 1, 2018

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] ONTONAGON - An Upper Peninsula man has been notified that his brother who was killed in World II at Pearl Harbor has been identified. Navy Fireman Second Class Lowell Earl Valley, from Ontonagon, is the last of three Upper Peninsula men who were killed during an attack on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, to be identified. The ship was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when it was attacked by Japanese aircraft. Multiple torpedo hits caused the ship...

  • Ironwood's Pallin finishes in top 3 in last two snocross races

    Feb 1, 2018

    By PAT KRAUSE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Ironwood's Kyle Pallin, now in his 15th year of snocross racing, is once again enjoying considerable success on the Amsoil Championship Snocross eight race circuit, which features many of the best snocross racers in the world. Pallin's first race of the season was Thanksgiving weekend in Duluth, Minn. at Spirit Mountain, but it didn't turn out the way Pallin was hoping for. Pallin got off to what he called "a very rocky, rough" season-opener in...

  • State to take over Iron County murder case

    Feb 1, 2018

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The state of Wisconsin will be responsible for prosecuting the five defendants accused of being involved in the death of a missing Lac du Flambeau man whose body was found in Mercer. Wayne Valliere Jr. — a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa — was last seen Dec. 22 and reported missing Dec. 25. His body was found in the town of Mercer Jan. 1. Iron County District Attorney Matt Tingstad said Assistant Attorney General Richard Dufour was expected to handle the p...

  • Community calendar

    Feb 1, 2018

    Thursday, Feb. 1 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Road Commission special meeting, 10 a.m., commission office, Bessemer. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Open Community Dinner, 5-6 p.m., Wakefield Methodist Church, Putnam Ave., Wakefield, 906-667-0230. ReGeneration Youth, 5:30-6:45 p.m., ages 10-11;... Full story

  • Beulah J. Carli

    Feb 1, 2018

    IRONWOOD, Mich. — Beulah J. Carli, 89, of 316 W. Norrie Street, Ironwood, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Ironwood. She was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Stephen and Edith (Anderson) Barnes. Beulah attended Luther L. Wright High School, graduating with the class of 1946. On Oct. 15, 1949, Beulah was married to Robert J. “Wheezer” Carli at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Ironwood. He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2001. Surviving are three daughters, Susan (Brent) Nyberg, of Tomahawk, Wis., Kathleen (Will... Full story

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