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Articles from the March 5, 2020 edition

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  • Ironwood PTO's future uncertain as volunteer search continues

    Mar 5, 2020

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools may not have a Parent Teacher Organization next year. The group is facing the possibility of disbanding if new volunteers don’t step forward to serve as board members, according to current president Clancey Byrne. “We’re at a point where we’re down to about six consistent members that show up, four of which are board members,” Byrne said. “The rest are fantastic and helpful,” (but more are needed). Byrne said he and the vice president, treasurer and secretary a...

  • Hurley meets Northwood tonight, seeks first sectional game win since 1980

    Mar 5, 2020

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] HURLEY - Top-seed Hurley will look for the program's first win in the sectional tournament in 40 years tonight when they take on No. 2 Northwood in a semifinal at Hayward at 7 p.m. Hurley reached the sectional four straight seasons from 2009 through 2012, but they lost to Boyceville, Ladysmith and twice to Fall Creek in the semifinal. Hurley has since moved down to Division 5 as its enrollment has dropped. Northwood has eliminated Hurley the past two...

  • Peace Corp alumni to reunite

    Mar 5, 2020

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP —The United States Peace Corps is 59-years-old this week and Peace Corps Volunteers around the world are celebrating its founding. Here in Ironwood Township, Virginia Kretschmar — who volunteered with the Peace Corps from 1987 to 1989 — has organized a dinner for the last six years as a reunion of local volunteers. This year’s dinner will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Elk & Hound. Anyone interested in learning more about the Peace Corps is also welcome to attend. During the dinne...

  • Oh Deer

    Mar 5, 2020


  • Community Calendar

    Mar 5, 2020

    Thursday, March 5 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency quarterly food commodity distribution for registered families, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., Bessemer V.F.W. Post 3673, 605 W. Lead St., Bessemer; 10-11 a.m., Pioneer Park Apartments, Ironwood. 906-667-0283. Pickleball, 9:30 a.m.-noon, All Saints Academy, Ironwood, use south entrance. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran... Full story

  • Scott Moselle

    Mar 5, 2020

    ARVADA, Colo. - Scott Moselle, 52, of Arvada Colorado, formerly of Ironwood, Michigan, passed away peacefully in his home Tuesday, March 3, 2020. He was born on Aug. 28, 1967, son of Roger and Jean Moselle in Ironwood. On Jan. 17, 1997, he married Alicia Knight. Scott was employed by Bessemer Plywood Plant for many years alongside his wife and later worked for Nicholson Construction. He always worked very hard to provide and care for his family. He enjoyed motorcycles, cuddling with his "neck... Full story

  • Mary (Yatchak) Clark

    Mar 5, 2020

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Mary (Yatchak) Clark, 73, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Minneapolis. She had been courageously fighting a serious illness. Mary was born on Oct. 26, 1946, in Ypsilanti. She was the eldest daughter of former Wakefield Coach Roman Yatchak and his loving and devoted wife, Mary (Zorich) Yatchak. Mary was a Vietnam era U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Japan and provided medical support to hundreds of wounded soldiers before coming... Full story

  • Joseph 'Bud' Abbott Poor

    Mar 5, 2020

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Joseph "Bud" Abbott Poor, age 94, passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice, Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Joseph V. Poor and Grace Tallman Poor. A graduate of East Providence high school, class of '43, he served his country in WWII as a machine gunner and received the Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge among other citations. Upon returning from the European Theater he resumed his studies at Brown University... Full story