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Articles from the February 27, 2016 edition

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  • Doris Delight 'Dee Dee' Sivula Hingston

    Feb 27, 2016

    BOCA RATON, Fla. - Doris Delight "Dee Dee" Sivula Hingston, 91, passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2016, of natural causes. Dee Dee was born on April 26, 1924, in Ironwood, Mich. She was the youngest of three children born to Dr. Matthew O. Sivula and his wife, Edith Christian Sivula. Her sister, Faye Sivula Krznarich (Joseph Krznarich); and brother, John Matthew Sivula (Margie Sivula), preceded her in death. Dee Dee graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis., where she met and married... Full story

  • Lloyd J. Lancour

    Feb 27, 2016

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Lloyd J. Lancour, 58, of Wakefield, and formerly of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, 2016, at his home, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Lloyd was born in Marquette on Dec. 23, 1957, a son of Lawrence and JoAnn (Hawkins) Lancour, and was raised in North Marquette. He graduated from Marquette Senior High School with the class of 1957, and enrolled at Northern Michigan University's Jacobetti Skill Center in the Heating,... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 27, 2016

    Saturday, Feb. 27 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church, Aurora Street, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6-7 p.m., Church of Transfiguration, Ironwood. Open speaker meeting and potluck dinner. Sunday, Feb. 28 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. Monday, Feb. 2... Full story

  • Cardinals escape Ironwood with victory

    Pat Krause|Feb 27, 2016

    IRONWOOD - Ironwood took Wakefield-Marenisco to the brink of an upset, but the Cardinals counted on a senior to pull out a 52-49 win in a non-conference, Gogebic Range rivalry game at the John Krznarich Gym on Friday night. With 52.1 seconds left and W-M leading 49-46, Ironwood's Zach Combs, back from a five-week absence with a fractured ankle, dribble drove from the top of the key, bounced off a Cardinal player and shot the ball as he was falling to the right. It was a very tough shot, but it...

  • Gladiators win 6th straight, hold off Speedboys

    Jason Juno|Feb 27, 2016

    BESSEMER - Ontonagon won its sixth straight game, but they got a battle from the host Speedboys in a 66-54 Copper Mountain Conference win Friday night. The Gladiators haven't lost since they defeated their rivals, Ewen-Trout Creek, which is ranked fourth in the U.P. in Class D. Ontonagon is now over .500 at 9-8 overall and 7-5 in the conference. "I think we're playing well, better for sure," Ontonagon coach Kurt Lehmann said. "Against L'Anse (Tuesday), I think both teams had a setback. We have...

  • Ironwood looks to M-STEP results for baseline

    Richard Jenkins|Feb 27, 2016

    IRONWOOD — With the state of Michigan recently releasing results of the first year of the M-STEP testing taken in the spring of 2015, Ironwood K-12 Principal Denise Woodward cautions against judging the data against previous years, when a different test was used. “The state did warn us that this was going to be a more rigorous year ... they were lowering the amount of multiple choice questions and they were (increasing) the amount of critical thinking questions,” Woodward said. She called comparisons between the M-STEP test and previous stand...