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Articles from the May 3, 2013 edition


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  • Montreal River level drops; M-28 closed in Wakefield

    Cortney Ofstad and Ralph Ansami|May 3, 2013

    HURLEY — The Silver Street bridge was reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon as the water level on the Montreal River dropped substantially during the day. With more than a foot of slushy snow falling on the Ironwood area, Iron County Emergency Management Director Stacy Ofstad said it was still a “wait and see game,” however. Lt. Mike Rimkus of the Ironwood Public Safety Department said the water had gone down quite a bit in the east branch of the river at the Silver Street bridge. A bridg...

  • Cheep, cheep!

    Cortney Ofstad|May 3, 2013

    HURLEY — First grade students at the Hurley K-12 School are in the process of hatching 24 chicks as part of a unique way to learn about their life cycles. Teacher Kellie Pitrone started the project this year after years of doing it in another district. “Everyone is very excited,” Pitrone said. “We hope this tradition continues here.” The project began on April 10, and after 22 days, the class already had over five chicks hatched, with more on the way. “My friend has a hobby farm, so he supplied...

  • MI-TRALE networks, hands out maps at Wisconsin convention

    May 3, 2013

    ROTHSCHILD, Wis. — Representatives of MI-TRALE attended the 2013 Wisconsin All-Terain Vehicle Association’s annual meeting-convention April 19-21 in Rothschild. President Don Helsel, secretary Linda Schulz and trail manager Mike Schulz manned the MI-TRALE booth. The group attended since it’s a member of the WATVA. “There were more than 100 persons in attendance and we were very excited that we distributed almost that many MI-TRALE maps and some 50 membership applications,” Linda Schulz sa...

  • Class competes in Duluth

    May 3, 2013

  • Wisconsin dad makes daughter's camouflage prom dress

    May 3, 2013

    MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man used sewing skills he learned in the military to make his daughter’s dream prom dress — in camouflage. Mariah Herron, 17, of Marshfield, said she hunts and works on construction projects and she wanted a dress that fit her personality. She began looking for one made from camouflage fabric but couldn’t find one that was affordable. “I jokingly asked my dad if he could make me a prom dress. When he said yes, I was surprised,” Herron told News-Herald Media. H...

  • Sylvester T. 'Stubby' Russ

    May 3, 2013

    IRONWOOD, Mich. — Sylvester T. “Stubby” Russ, 75, of Ironwood, died peacefully Tuesday, April 30, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born Dec. 31, 1937, in Wakefield, son of the late John and Victoria (Dalbec) Russ, and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1956. He then entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 14, 1956, serving overseas in Korea, and was honorably dis... Full story

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