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Articles from the March 17, 2020 edition

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  • Hurley K-12 School continues working around coronavirus

    Tom LaVenture|Mar 17, 2020

    HURLEY, Wis. - The new coronavirus pandemic that causes coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was the central topic the Hurley Public School Board meeting on Monday. Two Iron County Health Department staff, Katie Hampston, public health officer, and Melissa Geach, public health nurse, were present at the meeting to answer board questions. The two said the prevention efforts that encourage isolation and bans the congregating of people are to "flatten the curve" of the number of people who are infected at...

  • Iron County declares a state of emergency

    Richard Jenkins|Mar 17, 2020

    HURLEY — Following the declaration of a state of emergency, the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution regarding COVID-19, or the coronavirus pandemic, Monday. After Iron County Board Chairman Joe Pinardi declared a state of emergency, the board passed a resolution “providing county administration emergency administrative flexibility in responding to COVID-19.” The resolution allows Pinardi — in consultation with a newly formed administrative committee — to take actions needed to respond to the pandemic, with the resolution list...

  • Community calendar

    Mar 17, 2020

    Tuesday, March 17 Iron-Gogebic Integrated Family Services, 9-10:30 a.m., Iron County Courthouse, Hurley. 906-663-4045 or 715-561-2191. Wisconsin Veterans Employment Services Representative, 9-11:30 a.m., veterans service office, Hurley. 715-392-7808. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Blood Pressure Screening, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with Regional Hospice nurses, Mill Street Garden, Bessemer. 906-663-0308. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Ironwood... Full story

  • John Douglas 'Doug' Doxsey

    Mar 17, 2020

    MILWAUKEE - John Douglas "Doug" Doxsey, 68, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2020, in Milwaukee, following a short illness. Born in Cleveland, Doug was raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. In high school, he was active in sports and spent hours tinkering with a beloved Mustang sports car. Doug then attended Carnegie-Mellon University, where he participated in a five-year program, culminating in a master's degree in public administration. Following his time at Carnegie-Mellon, Doug moved briefly... Full story