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Articles from the December 7, 2018 edition

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  • Ironwood schedules Monday hearing to opt out of marijuana business

    Dec 7, 2018

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Monday at 5:20 p.m. on an ordinance to prohibit marijuana establishments in the city. The ordinance is designed to protect public health, safety and welfare, according to the Monday agenda. After the hearing, the commission will act on the ordinance to prohibit marijuana establishments. Recreational marijuana use was approved in Michigan in the November mid-term election, but cities can opt out of allowing marijuana e...

  • Santa Claus is coming to town

    Dec 7, 2018

  • Gasper bound over to stand trial in Saxon traffic fatality

    Dec 7, 2018

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] HURLEY - A Superior, Wis., man who is charged in a fatal March 27 traffic accident in Saxon was bound over for trial Thursday. Jesse Troy Gasper, 34, faces five charges in the early morning logging truck-car accident on U.S. 2 that claimed the life of former Ironwood resident Amanda Schiiller, 31. She was a passenger in the car driven by Gasper, who was injured in the crash near the Saxon cemetery. The accident closed the highway for nearly eight...

  • Iron County, Highline among WisDOT grant recipients

    Dec 7, 2018

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued more than $6 million in funds to enhance and support transportation resources for seniors and individuals with disabilities, according to a news release Monday. Sixty agencies will receive funds, including Iron County and the Highline Corporation. Iron County will receive $31,200 toward the purchase of a minivan, while Highline will receive $53,600 to replace one of its buses. Both vehicles will be used for similar purposes to h...

  • Community calendar

    Dec 7, 2018

    Friday, Dec. 7 Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., A.D. Johnston High School, Bessemer. Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EST, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady... Full story

  • Alessio 'Ello' David Valencia

    Dec 7, 2018

    LA CROSSE, Wis. — Alessio “Ello” David Valencia died in the arms of his parents on Nov. 24, 2018. He contracted a virus that caused his heart to fail and did not survive the wait for a heart on the transplant list. Ello is survived by his parents, David and Chiana Valencia, sisters Vicenza, age 5, and Esme, age 3, and brother, Mario, age 2. The grandchild and great-grandchild of immigrants, Ello is also survived by maternal grandparents, Gregory and Mary Grace Loreti, of Ironwood, Mich., and p... Full story

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