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Articles from the March 9, 2018 edition

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  • Aurora Street re-opening expected today

    Mar 9, 2018

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - The process of demolishing the structures at 102-104 Aurora St. continued Thursday, with workers hoping to have the downtown street re-opened some time this morning. Work resumed Wednesday on the structures destroyed in an early morning fire on Feb. 21 that left three dead. The fire destroyed the multi-story structure at 102 E. Aurora that housed Chelsi's Corner boutique on the street level and two floors of apartments above it, as well...

  • Minocqua man breaks through lake ice, dies

    Mar 9, 2018

    WATERSMEET — A 55-year-old Wisconsin man died Wednesday after falling through the ice on Thousand Island Lake in Watersmeet Township, according to a Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police press release. Tommy Handrick, 55, of Minocqua, reportedly broke through the ice while driving a Skid-steer loader machine on the frozen lake. Tribal police and other agencies responded to the 911 call. The Land O’ Lakes Fire Department assisted in removing Handrick from the water. Aspirus Medivac transported him to Eagle River, Wis., Memorial Hospital, where he was...

  • Lady Samsons 1 home win away from national tournament

    Mar 9, 2018

    By PAT KRAUSE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Last Sunday, the Gogebic Community College Lady Samsons won the NJCAA Women's Region 13 Division II Basketball Championship for the first time since the 2008-09 season with a 87-67 victory over United Tribes Tech. After the game, there were a lot of happy, emotional people celebrating the championship on the floor of the Lindquist Center and coach Mark Movrich declared "the drought" was over. "The win meant a lot to the girls," Movrich said....

  • Community calendar

    Mar 9, 2018

    Friday, March 9 Coffee with a Cop, 6:30 a.m., McDonald’s. Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Presentation by Nature Conservancy, 1 p.m., Mercer Public Library. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. A... Full story