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  • Wakefield-Marenisco cuts off school choir

    P.J. Glisson|May 13, 2021

    WAKEFIELD — At the request of the district’s K-12 music teacher, members of the Wakefield-Marenisco Board of Education voted Monday evening to drop a grade 7-12 choir class in exchange for a new band option. The decision came only after some board members objected to the loss of a choir offering altogether and requested at least a compromise. Music teacher Isaac Boehnlein told the board that membership in the grade 7-12 choir program has been neither large nor strongly committed in recent years. “I would say choir is a passion for two of them,...

  • Miners Park adding new maintenance facility

    Tom LaVenture|May 13, 2021

    IRONWOOD - Work started Tuesday with preparing the site where a maintenance facility will be placed at Miners Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood. The project, made possible by the Friends of Miners Memorial Heritage Park, along with the private and business donations of cash, equipment, materials or labor, will provide for a heated building for storing trail maintenance equipment, according to a press announcement. The 900-square foot garage is from the Davey's Motel in Ironwood that is...

  • Montreal studies revenue streams

    Tom LaVenture|May 13, 2021

    MONTREAL, Wis. — Finding new ways to fund growing streets and infrastructure costs was the main topic of discussion at the Montreal City Council meeting on Tuesday. In a transportation utility study presentation Jeff Seamandel, a project manager with the engineering firm MSA Professional Services, said that some Wisconsin municipalities are transitioning from the special assessment fee to areas specifically benefiting from street maintenance and other infrastructure improvements to a community-wide transportation fee system. The t...

  • Community Calendar

    May 13, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, May 13 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood. If rain: 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. Red Hat Society Luncheon,... Full story

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