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Articles from the March 5, 2015 edition


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  • Science Olympiad teams to head to state tournament

    Alissa Pietila|Mar 5, 2015

    BESSEMER - This year, Bessemer's high school Science Olympiad team, with 36 total players including alternates, won first place in the Upper Peninsula regional competition at Northern Michigan University in Marquette in February. The junior high team took second place. Both are moving on to the 2015 State Tournament on May 2 at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Teachers Dave and Tracy Rowe, along with parents and other teachers, have been practicing with the students for a long time.... Full story

  • Read Across America

    Mar 5, 2015

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  • Plea to elected officials: Just do your job

    Mar 5, 2015

    To the Editor: Every elected member of congress, all representatives and senators, asked the electors of this country for their individual job. They made promises, spent millions of dollars and large amounts of time to convince us they were prepared for those jobs and had earned them. After they were elected and took the oath of office, they descended on Washington, D.C. to prove they deserved our faith and votes. To all those who skipped today’s speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because they preferred to act like high s... Full story

  • Thomas P. Dooley

    Mar 5, 2015

    GREENFIELD Wis. — Thomas Patrick Dooley, 80, was born to eternal life on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Mary (née Tibaldo); loving father of Vanessa (Gary) Koppenhaver, Michael (Tonya) and Corbin (Dawn) Dooley; cherished grandfather of Megan and Lauryn Dooley; and dear brother-in-law of Albert (Jeanne) and Joseph (Dorothy) Tibaldo. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister; nephew, Brian Tibaldo; niece, Rosemary Cook; brothers-in-law, Orlando (the now late Arvesta), Johnny (the late Jean), Br... Full story

  • Nimrods' season ended by Forest Park

    Jason Juno|Mar 5, 2015

    WATERSMEET - Watersmeet and freshman Bethany Baldwin started with a 9-2 lead and an upset in mind. But Crystal Falls Forest Park didn't panic. The Trojans never do. Forest Park had the lead by the end of the first quarter and went on to win 64-35 in Wednesday's MHSAA Class D District 127 semifinal at Nimrod Nation. Forest Park plays Wakefield-Marenisco (19-3) Friday in the district final at 6 p.m. in Watersmeet. Baldwin scored all 11 of Watersmeet's first-quarter points as the Nimrods forced... Full story