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Articles from the February 10, 2021 edition

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  • City approves fencing bids

    Feb 10, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The city commission approved authorizing bids for fencing in Miners Memorial Heritage Park at its regular meeting on Monday. The fencing will also include the Jessieville elevated water storage tank — the one with the smiley face, said Scott Erickson, city manager. The project has been in the capital improvement plan for a few years, he said. Commissioner Rick Semo, who is also president of the Friends of the Miners Park, said the funding for the fencing was generated from previous easem...

  • Public Safety nearly complete with medical training

    Feb 10, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Public Safety Department is meeting its goal to have all officers certified in emergency medical response within three years, according to the annual report of director Andrew DiGiorgio during the Ironwood City Commission meeting on Monday. Police officers often arrive to medical emergencies prior to the paramedics and their role is vital in sustaining life until other help arrives, he said. Department vehicles are equipped with medical response gear to include an a...

  • Forestry committee approves firewood vendor contract

    Feb 10, 2021

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — Although the price isn’t set yet, visitors to Saxon Harbor will likely be able to buy firewood at the harbor this summer after the Iron County Forestry and Parks Committee approved a contract with a vendor Tuesday. The wood will be sold through a self-serve kiosk where a series of lockers, similar to bus lockers or newspaper stands, are filled with wood and each user pays to access a locker and use the wood inside. “The lockers are actually a little bit bigger than a bundle of wood. So wh...

  • Basketball

    Feb 10, 2021

  • Gasper A. 'Gop' Perrero

    Feb 10, 2021

    DULUTH, Minn. — Gasper A. “Gop” Perrero, 89, passed away on Feb. 5, 2021, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Gasper was born Sept. 21, 1931, to Anton and Angelina (Suino) Perrero in Iron Belt, Wisconsin. He attended Iron Belt Schools, graduating with the class of 1949. After graduation, he worked at the Montreal iron mine, then did logging for Earl (Jello) Brackett. Throughout his life, Gasper spent time working on the family farm “up the hill” in Iron Belt beside his brothers and sisters: making hay, milking cows, laying fence, and... Full story

  • LeRoy L. Rogers

    Feb 10, 2021

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - LeRoy L. Rogers passed peacefully at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette on Feb. 3, 2021. LeRoy was born in New Richmond, Wisconsin, to Lee and Irene Rogers on Feb. 24, 1949. His mother passed away when he was 14 years old, and he went to live with his sister and family, Loretta and Ted Ewing and their daughter, Peggy. His father passed away in his senior year. He graduated from Prescott (Wisconsin) High School in 1968 where he was on the football and wrestling teams. He went on... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 10, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Wednesday, Feb. 10 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m., Elk and Hound Restaurant, Ironwood. Iron County Veterans Service Officer, 1-3 p.m., Mercer,... Full story

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