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  • Snowmobiling

    Feb 27, 2018

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  • Baldwin scores 2,000th point, leads Nimrods past Speedgirls

    Jason Juno|Feb 27, 2018

    WATERSMEET - Watersmeet coach Brent Besonen was a bit worried the pressure of getting to 2,000 career points might get to Bethany Baldwin on the opening night of the tournament Monday. She put those fears to rest in a hurry. The senior scored 17 in the first quarter, surpassed the milestone in the third quarter and finished with 41 points, leading the Nimrods past the Speedgirls 64-46 in the first round of the MHSAA Class D District 127 tournament. The Nimrods will host Wakefield-Marenisco in a...

  • Fire cause undetermined; director praises cooperation

    Ralph Ansami|Feb 27, 2018

    IRONWOOD — Ironwood Public Safety Department Director Greg Klecker told the city commission Monday last Wednesday’s fatal downtown fire shows the need for mutual aid agreements. Ironwood firefighters were assisted by the Hurley Fire Depar-tment and so many first responding agencies that Klecker said he is in the process of trying to compile a list of all that helped out. “I’m proud of the way the fire was handled very proficiently and professionally, and proud of the other agencies, too,” Klecker said. “Lives were saved.” He added the peo...

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 27, 2018

    Tuesday, Feb. 27 Pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Breakfast For Your Brain, 10 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Community Center. 715-561-2695. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Ironwood Kiwanis Club, noon, Elk and Hound. Aspiring Women Event, “Broken Heart Syndrome,” 5-7 p.m., Aspirus Ironwood Clinic. Woods and Blooms Garden Club, 6:30 p.m., Haines Civic Center, Mercer, Wis. Life Support Group, 6... Full story

  • Ruth C. Nylund

    Feb 27, 2018

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Ruth Nylund, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away at Hospice of the Eastern U.P. on Feb. 13, 2018. She was born in Ironwood on July 17, 1930, to Algot and Eleanor (Sperry) Johnson. Ruth passionately served North Star Habitat for Humanity for many years. She was an elegant, gracious, kind soul who loved people, animals and nature. Surviving Ruth Nylund are Marvin Konertz, of Sault Ste. Marie; Greta Nylund, of Negaunee; Robert Nylund, of Ironwood; Marcia (Nylund) Kuehl, of... Full story

  • Florence E. Walls

    Feb 27, 2018

    TROY, Mich. - Florence E. Walls, 90, passed away Feb. 25, 2018. Florence was wife of the late Joseph for 39 years and dear mother of Joseph (Sandra), Rosa Wells, Patricia Cornelius (Richard), Bonnie Guinn and Dennis (Melissa.) In addition, she was a grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of nine and great-great-grandmother of two. She was also sister of Delores Gallinagh (Pat) and Diana Erickson (Jan). Florence was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. Funeral services for Florence... Full story