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Articles from the March 12, 2020 edition

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  • Meyers, Bewley advocate bills for Wisconsin flood prevention, resilience

    Mar 12, 2020

    MADISON, Wis. - State Rep. Beth Meyers, D-Bayfield, and state Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, are urging the passage of a series of bills introduced this week that would help areas around the state recover from flooding and also prevent future floods. Both legislators referenced the July 2016 flood that destroyed Saxon Harbor and washed out roads throughout northern Iron County and the surrounding region in making their case for the bills' passage. "In 2016 and 2018, there were catastrophic floods...

  • MTU, NMU cancel in-person classes in wake of coronavirus

    Charity Smith|Mar 12, 2020

    IRONWOOD — Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University joined other universities across the nation Wednesday in canceling all face-to-face classes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Gogebic Community College will remain open, according to President George McNulty, but the college will work with health officials daily to monitor the situation. “The health of our students and community is our most important priority,” said McNulty. “While there are not confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gogebic County, the number of case...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 12, 2020

    Thursday, March 12 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 Church, Ironwood. Grief Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Dr. Kate Hospice office, 1571 Highway 51 North in Arbor Vitae. SMART Recovery, 4:30 p.m., 101 E. Mary St., Bessemer. Free Community Dinner, 5-6 p.m., Wakefield Methodist Church....

  • Carmel J. Schiavo

    Mar 12, 2020

    HURLEY, Wis. - Carmel J. Schiavo, 96, of Hurley, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Villa Maria Nursing Home in Hurley with his family by his side. He was born on Dec. 24, 1923, son of Joseph and Domenica (Casarotto) Schiavo. He attended Cary Elementary School in Hurley. Carmel served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the South Pacific. He worked at the Cary Mine until it closed, worked at a factory in California for a year, worked on the boats on the Great Lakes in D...

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