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Articles from the March 2, 2015 edition

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  • 'Boom. It's over'

    Pat Krause|Mar 2, 2015

    IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College Lady Samsons had high hopes and aspirations for the NJCAA Division II Region 13 tournament, so it was a bitter pill to swallow when they fell to Dakota College of Bottineau 91-82 in the championship game at the Lindquist Center on Sunday afternoon. "It's a tough loss, especially for the sophomores," Gogebic coach Mark Movrich said. "Five months together and all of a sudden-boom-it's over. Both teams played hard, they're playing for the championship. It... Full story

  • Bowl for Kids helps fund family programs

    Kelsey Hansen|Mar 2, 2015

    IRONWOOD - It was the Bowl For Kids fundraising event Saturday at Larry's Lucky Strikes for the U.P. Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Mentors and kids from the program as well as community members raised funds for the program in order to bowl for the cause. Each bowler only had to raise $37 for the event, but many raised even more. Maggie Munch, program director from the Houghton office and coordinator of the Bowl for Kids program, said the event is more than just bowling, it is about... Full story

  • Frost Fest draws many out on Saturday

    Alissa Pietila|Mar 2, 2015

    By ALISSA PIETILA [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Ironwood Township celebrated Frost Fest Saturday activities for kids, food and vendors filling the gymnasium and most of the basement. The kids activities included balloon animals and face-painting. Brenna Erickson, who makes wooden crafts and other items, makes her products after her children go to bed and said it's her "me time." She said she had a good number of people stop by her table through the morning. Amy Foster, administ... Full story

  • Annual turkey feed helps fund fire deparment

    Larry Holcombe|Mar 2, 2015

    KIMBALL, Wis. — It was turkey with all the fixings all Sunday afternoon at the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department’s 33rd annual Turkey Dinner fundraiser. Fire Chief John Smith called the turn out “very good” with a mid-afternoon rush that pushed the number of diners to more than 800 by 3 p.m. More were expected before closing at 5. The money raised each year helps the department with purchasing all sorts of equipment and training, Smith said. “We buy gear, hoses, all sorts of things. It helps take the pressure off the town’s budget. We’re able... Full story