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Articles from the May 6, 2021 edition


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  • Experts say there is need for rail

    May 6, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — To restore the region’s freight rail system there needs to be a concerted effort to show sustainable economic viability, according to a presentation in Hurley on Thursday. The deterioration of east-west short line rail links in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula has resulted in the loss of vital links to major rail lines that connect to markets on the east and west coast — and that limits the potential growth of industry, said John Duncan Varda, a Wisconsin attorney repre...

  • Hurley shop students to hold open house

    May 6, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY - Students of the Northwoods Manufacturing wood and metal programs at Hurley K-12 School will have an opportunity to showcase their work to the public. The open house is tentatively planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and will be a chance to showcase the student work to the public. More details will be released closer to the event. The open house is a way to show the creative talents of students who are training to use industrial...

  • Community Calendar

    May 6, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 6 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Financial Assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. 906-932-4325. 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, Ironwo...

  • Raymond Edward LaMaide

    May 6, 2021

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Raymond Edward LaMaide, 92, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Monday, May 3, 2021. He was born on March 4, 1929, in Mellen, Wisconsin, a son of George and Helen (Vitek) LaMaide. Raymond proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as a private first class on June 7, 1952, and received the Army Occupation Medal, the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Campaign Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a member of...

  • William 'Bill' Meyer

    May 6, 2021

    MONTREAL, Wis. - William "Bill" Meyer, 63, of Montreal, passed away unexpectedly at his home Monday night, April 26, 2021. He was born on Sept. 12, 1957, to William Walter Meyer and Joan Lee Meyer (Jensen) in LaCrosse. Bill grew up in Milwaukee and New Berlin. Bill was a proud member of his high school basketball team. He was also a student at University of Minnesota. Bill had a passion for construction, home improvement, and he loved working with his hands. He spent his career in home center...

  • Michael Henry 'Haywire' Razmus

    May 6, 2021

    WHITE PINE, Mich. - Michael Henry "Haywire" Razmus was reunited with the love of his life, Bonnie, on April 27, 2021, after a brief illness. He was born on Sept. 16, 1951, at Ontonagon Memorial Hospital to Leo and Marjorie (Gagnon) Razmus and spent his early years in Rockland. The family moved to White Pine in 1966 where he lived the rest of his life. Haywire was the youngest of five, having three sisters and a brother. He graduated from White Pine High School June 4, 1970, and continued...

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