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  • Midgets docked by Ashland

    Jason Juno|Feb 20, 2016

    HURLEY - Ashland's 3-17 record doesn't do that team any justice. Friday night's final score didn't showcase Hurley's strong effort either. The Oredockers defeated the Midgets 68-57 Friday night in front of a tournament-like crowd to watch the two rivals on Parents Night and homecoming. Hurley came back from a 34-23 halftime deficit, coming as close as one point in the second half. But Ashland leading scorer Brendan Carter, 26 points, struck for three and-1 plays down the stretch when the...

  • Wakefield council interviews potential city managers

    Tom Stankard|Feb 20, 2016

    WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council interviewed seven potential candidates for the available city manager position this week. On Wednesday, the city council interviewed Perry Franzoi, Eva Smith-Fergason and Mary Servia. On Friday, the council interviewed Mike Womack, Jason Laumann and Richard Brackney. The council will also interview Thomas Budgick in the future. Lawrence Kapugia and Michael Lee withdrew their names, according to information from the council. During the interviews, Mayor Joe...

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 20, 2016

    Saturday, Feb. 20 Children’s Story Hour, 10 a.m., Marenisco Public Library. Mercer Lions Ice Fishing Jamboree, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Carow Park Pavilion, Mercer Wis. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Sunday, Feb. 21 Laskiainen, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Little Finland, Kimball, Wis. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. area7... Full story

  • Bessemer students to participate in Career Day

    Feb 20, 2016

    BESSEMER — Bessemer students are scheduled to participate in a career exploration day at A.D. Johnston High School on Thursday, March 3, inside the gymnasium. As of Friday, high school principal Dan VanderVelden said 11 area businesses had signed up. Students will have an opportunity to find out more about careers in health care, cosmetology, machinery, forestry, communications, hospitality, restaurant management, counseling, construction and heavy equipment operation, electronics, law enforcement and the arts. VanderVelden said students w...

  • Joan Mildred Kilmer Crandall Nygard

    Feb 20, 2016

    ONTONAGON, Mich. - Joan Mildred Kilmer Crandall Nygard, of Ontonagon, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Feb. 14, 2016. Born in Ontonagon on Jan. 22, 1946, just minutes after her twin sister, Jean Lockhart, Joan was one of five children born to Alfred Kilmer, a printer at the Ontonagon Herald newspaper, and Ida Kilmer, a homemaker and an employee at the Ontonagon County Courthouse. Joan attended the Ontonagon Area Schools, graduating high school in June of 1964. She then studied... Full story

  • John Christian Wangaard

    Feb 20, 2016

    WAYZETA, Minn. - John Christian Wangaard, 103, cherished father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 16, 2016, surrounded by his family and beloved friend, Marian Peck. He is survived by his four children, Christian, of Kona, Hawaii and Boulder Junction, Wis., Betty Williamson, of Arlington Heights, Ill., Clark (Jan), of Rockford Ill., and Lorry Wangaard, of Chicago; as well as eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by h... Full story

  • Henry 'Hank' A. Peterson

    Feb 20, 2016

    LONDONDERRY, N.H. - Henry "Hank" A. Peterson, of Londonderry, passed away on Dec. 23, 2015. He was born on June 15, 1932, in Hurley, Wis., son of John "JB" Peterson and Gertrud (Matila) Peterson. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Hurley. Hank was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard for 14 years, in the 725th Engineer Battalion. He worked on the Ski Patrol at Sugar Bowl Ski Area in California, and for the Forest Service in the summers, fighting wildland fires. Hank also... Full story

  • Daniel Patrick Dunn

    Feb 20, 2016

    WAUSAU, Wis. — Daniel Patrick Dunn, 50, of Ironwood, Mich., passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, with his family by his side at Asprius Wausau Hospital. He was born July 20, 1965, in Milwaukee, to William (Jack) Dunn and Delores Dunn Spets. Dan enjoyed spending time with his family, fixing the unfixable and he was a collector of unique “treasures.” He is survived by siblings, Darlene (Terry) Erickson, Jacalyn (Merwin) Hudson, David (Ann Marie) Spets and Jason (Carrie) Spets; and sister-in-law, Laura Dunn. He will be missed by niece... Full story