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Articles from the February 1, 2020 edition

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  • Ironwood man acquitted of all charges

    Richard Jenkins|Feb 1, 2020

    BESSEMER — After deliberating for roughly 4.5 hours, a jury found an Ironwood man not guilty of all charges in Gogebic County Circuit Court Friday. Jeremy James Richards, 42, was acquitted of four counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct-personal injury and one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm-strangulation. Each of the criminal sexual conduct charges had carried a potential life sentence as the maximum punishment. The charges had stemmed from an alleged incident involving a woman Richards had a casual, sexual ...

  • Chilstrom, ELCA's first bishop, dies at age 88

    Larry Holcombe|Feb 1, 2020

    GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. - The Rev. Herbert W. Chilstrom, 88, the first presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, died Jan. 19 at his home in Green Valley. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Corinne (Hansen), also a Lutheran pastor; a daughter, Mary Cress of Mesa; a son, Christopher Holt of Baltimore; and four sisters. He was preceded in death by his son, Andrew; as well as a brother and two sisters. Chilstrom was born in Litchfield, Minnesota, on Oct. 18, 1931. He was a...

  • Pure as the driven snow

    Feb 1, 2020

  • James 'Jim' Benjamin Manning

    Feb 1, 2020

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. - James "Jim" Benjamin Manning, 76, of Trout Creek, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, with his family by his side. He was born on July 21, 1943, in L'Anse, Michigan, the son of the late Benny and Violet (Madden) Manning. Jim grew up in Trout Creek and graduated from Trout Creek High School in 1961. He was an outstanding high school basketball player, winning All-State honors in his junior and senior years. Jim held the U.P.... Full story

  • Rose M. Blomberg

    Feb 1, 2020

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Rose M. Blomberg, 91, of Bessemer, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Rose was born on July 14, 1928, in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, into what would eventually be a family of 10. As a young girl, she enjoyed the outdoors including fishing, waterskiing and playing music with her dad. Her idol was Loretta Lynn because they had similar upbringings and loved music. On May 23, 1947, Rose married Vern Blomberg Sr., and together they had three sons, Verner, William "Billy" and... Full story

  • Richard 'Bud' Baker

    Feb 1, 2020

    SUGAR CAMP, Wis. — Richard “Bud” Baker, 75, a resident of Sugar Camp passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Seasons of Life. He was born in Marenisco, Michigan, on May 27, 1944, to Richard and Nellie Baker. Bud was an avid deer hunter. Bud was proceeded in death by his brothers, Jerry Baker and Gordon “Sonny” Baker; sister, Iris Perala; son, Richard D. Baker III; daughter, Kristina Baker; and nieces, Ellie Krueger and Julie Baker. He survived by his best friend and significant other, Judy Blattler of Rhinelander; daughter, Sue Ann Baker of Rh... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 1, 2020

    Saturday, Feb. 1 Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Feb. 2 Laskiainen “Sled day”, 11 a.m.-1p.m., Little Finland, Kimball, Wis. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickl... Full story