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Articles from the May 15, 2013 edition


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  • Hurley boys, girls runners-up at Indianhead championships

    Jason Juno|May 15, 2013

    HURLEY — In the first outdoor track meet this season held in the Gogebic Range, South Shore came to Hurley and swept the Indianhead Conference championships Tuesday. Hurley was runner-up in both the boys and girls events, just four points behind in the boys, 133-129, and seven in the girls, 152-145. The boys and girls results were identical place wise: Drummond in third, followed by Bessemer, Ironwood, Wakefield-Marenisco and Mercer. The conference usually holds three track meets per season w...

  • Mine protesters gather in Hurley Saturday

    KATIE PERTTUNEN|May 15, 2013

    HURLEY — A small group of folks, some wearing masks of woodland animals, gathered Saturday in Hurley to protest a proposed iron mine near Upson, Wis. Robert Menard of Ashland, Wis., spoke to the group of around 15 at the visitor’s center, warning them of the dangers of continuing an industrial society. The group then headed downtown to the offices of Gogebic Taconite. G-Tac is conducting exploratory drilling at the site along the Iron and Ashland county line near Wisconin 77. Menard, former und...

  • Elaine Kleimola Leinonen

    May 15, 2013

    SEATTLE, Wash. — Elaine Kleimola Leinonen, 79, passed away on May 9, 2013, near Seattle. She was born Aug. 29, 1934, the daughter of Jacob Kleimola and Elizabeth (Toolanen) Kleimola Sikkila. Elaine graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Mich., with the class of 1951. Elaine was married to Karl Leinonen for 43 years before he preceded her in death in September 1995. Surviving are three daughters, Terry Aldrich, of Redford, Mich., Vicky O’Mara, of Westland, Mich., and Cap...

  • School consolidation should include Ironwood

    May 15, 2013

    To the Editor: On Monday, the Daily Globe printed an excellent letter to the editor by Mike Korpela. However, Korpela missed one point. It’s very well-written and makes sense, except for again omitting Ironwood from consolidation plans. I moved to Bessemer 31 years ago and love it here, but am appalled at the animosity toward Ironwood. I used to attend school board meetings and in 1991 it was the same sentiment before that bond proposal. As they put it, “We were in talks with consolidating with Wakefield, but then Ironwood had to stick the...

  • Thirteen test holes planned at G-Tac's Upson mine site

    Ralph Ansami|May 15, 2013

    UPSON, Wis. — Gogebic Taconite plans to drill 13 test holes at its proposed Upson area mine site, where hundreds of core samples were removed in the past, according to an application to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The company is seeking to develop a mine in Iron and Ashland counties and the exploration license request by the WDNR submitted Thursday must be acted on in 10 business days under a mining law. Most of the surface and mineral rights for the land containing the d...

  • Fat Tire Bicycle group enjoys second Tuesday night ride

    May 15, 2013

    HURLEY — The Fat Tire Bicycle group met Tuesday night behind the Iron Nugget to enjoy its second night of riding this season in 80-degree temperatures. Group members have been riding together for more than 20 years, said rider Chet Kanipes. Tuesday night events are usually between eight and 12 miles of off-road riding, and Wednesday nights feature road riding of up to 25 miles. The Wednesday night rides begin next week, departing from Maplewood Steakhouse on Cloverland Drive in Ironwood. The g...

  • Mercer plans loon birthday bash

    May 15, 2013

    MERCER, Wis. — Organizers of Claire d’Loon’s a-May-zing Birthday Bash finalized plans at a meeting Thursday in Mercer. The birthday party for the town’s loon statue will be held Saturday in downtown Mercer. Events include: Claire’s birthday wreathing and ceremony, 10 a.m., Mercer Chamber of Commerce grounds, birthday parade to follow; Mercer Lioness luncheon and fashion show, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mercer Community Center; children’s birthday activities, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mercer Public Libr...

  • Getting ready for a concert

    May 15, 2013

  • G-Tac continued focus of protest

    KATIE PERTTUNEN|May 15, 2013

    HURLEY — A small group of folks, some wearing masks of woodland animals, gathered Saturday in Hurley to protest a proposed iron mine near Upson, Wis. Robert Menard of Ashland, Wis., spoke to the group of around 15 at the visitor’s center, warning them of the dangers of continuing an industrial society. The group then headed downtown to the offices of Gogebic Taconite. G-Tac is conducting exploratory drilling at the site along the Iron and Ashland county line near Wisconin 77. Menard, former undersheriff in Ashland County, said G-Tac’s propo...

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