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Articles from the February 19, 2021 edition

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  • Iron County tops 1,000 COVID vaccinations

    Feb 19, 2021

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — More than 1,000 people in Iron County have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as local health officials continue to work to combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesday, 1,090 people — or 19.2% of the the county — have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to information on the state of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 website, giving it one of the highest vaccination rates in the state. The number includes 43.7% of the the county’s residents age 65 and over. Thr...

  • Resorts count blessings with cold snap

    Feb 19, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Area ski hills are calling the recent extreme cold snap both a blessing and the third leg of a perfect storm of a crazy season. The business adjustments for COVID-19, the low amount of snow, and around 10 days of below zero temperatures are a challenge for any resort, said Bruce Noren, co-owner and general manager of Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Ironwood Township. Yet, the season is going better than expected, he said. The skiers...

  • Bayfield highway receives federal designation

    Feb 19, 2021

    A stretch of highway in Bayfield County, along with two other Wisconsin roads, have won Federal Highway Administration designations for their “national importance as tourism destinations,” the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. Roads in Bayfield and Door counties have been named National Scenic Byways, while a previous scenic byway was elevated to the status of an All American Road. Approximately 70 miles of Wisconsin 13 along the Bayfield Peninsula’s Lake Superior shoreline is now designated as Wisconsin’s Lake Superio...

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 19, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Friday, Feb. 19 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. Full story

  • Linda Bussiere

    Feb 19, 2021

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - The former "First Lady" of Rockland, Linda Bussiere, 73, passed away on Feb. 13, 2021, peacefully in the arms of her husband, and daughter by her side at U.P. Health Systems Hospital in Marquette. Linda Marlene (Lundberg) Bussiere was born in Manistique, to George and Betty Lundberg in October 1947. Linda graduated from Ontonagon High School, "home of the Polar Bears," in 1965. On Feb. 14, 1970, she accepted the marriage proposal from Douglas (Howard) Bussiere, and they were... Full story

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