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Articles from the March 18, 2015 edition

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  • Washington Elementary hosts Family Wellness Night

    Alissa Pietila|Mar 18, 2015

    BESSEMER - Area families attended the 10th annual Family Wellness Night at Washington Elementary on Tuesday evening. The event is mostly organized by physical education teacher, Janet Hellman. "I think everybody is enjoying it," said Hellman at the event. Balloons provided by Aspirus Grand View Hospital and Dr. Micheal Gregor Family Dental filled the gymnasium. Head teacher at Washington Elementary, Diana Hansen, said there were many families out for the event, including many new faces. Tables... Full story

  • New 4-H camp offered for Iron County 6 and 7 graders

    Richard Jenkins|Mar 18, 2015

    HURLEY - Neil Klemme, the youth development agent with the University of Wisconsin's Iron County Extension Office, is excited for the arrival of summer - not just because of the warm weather but also because it's time for another 4-H Iron County Summer Youth Camp. This year is going to be a first for Klemme as he has decided to add a special camp for sixth and seventh graders that will run alongside the traditional third- through fifth-grade camp. "It's really my favorite week of the year," said... Full story

  • Rose J. Armata

    Mar 18, 2015

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Rose J. Armata, 92, of Ironwood, died peacefully Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, with her loving family by her side. The former Rose DaRonco was born March 8, 1923, in Kimball, Wis., daughter of the late John and Regina (Petracco) DaRonco, attended St. Mary's Catholic Grade School in Hurley and graduated with honors from Lincoln High School, Hurley, in June 1941. She was then employed as bookkeeper at Range Beverage Co. in Hurley, head... Full story

  • James L. Rajk Sr.

    Mar 18, 2015

    BESSEMER, Mich. – James L. Rajk Sr., 74, of Bessemer, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015. Jim was born on Oct. 8, 1940, in Bessemer, the son of Marco and Catherine (Milakovich) Rajk. He attended Bessemer schools and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1958. Turk was recognized for his athletic talents in all sports. Jim proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne Division and was honorably discharged. After returning to Bessemer, he and his friends moved to C... Full story

  • Joseph Jackson Jr.

    Mar 18, 2015

    MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Joseph Jackson Jr., “Gii Ah Saa Gii Shick,” 61, of Watersmeet, Mich., passed away March 16, 2015, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He was born August 18, 1953 in Milwaukee to Joseph Sr. and Grace (White) Jackson. Joseph enjoyed shopping, dancing, telling jokes and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his father, Joseph Jackson Sr.; children, Jason Jackson, Corrine McGeshick, Heather McGeshick, Benjamin McGeshick, Joseph Jackson III, Brandon Jackson, Farrah Jackson and Courtne... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 18, 2015

    Wednesday, March 18 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency supplemental food program, 9 to 10 a.m., Pioneer Park Apartments. Mercer Area Play Group, 9:30-11 a.m., all welcome, Mercer, Wis., Public Library. 715-476-2366. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Kimball Homemakers, 1 p.m., Kimball, Wis., Community Center. Iron County Veterans Service Officer, 1-3 p.m., Mercer, Wis., Tow...

  • Borseth brings UW-Green Bay dancing again

    Pat Krause|Mar 18, 2015

    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Like many basketball fans, this is Bessemer native Kevin Borseth's favorite time of the year. That's because the NCAA Basketball Tournaments are getting underway. But Borseth doesn't just watch the games. He is lucky enough, and good enough, to participate in them as the head coach of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's women's basketball team. After posting a 27-4 overall record and winning its 17th-consecutive Horizon League regular season title, this past Sunday the Phoenix... Full story

  • Dog park unnecessary if owners are responsible

    Mar 18, 2015

    To the Editor: I understand that there is an interest in having a dog park in Ironwood. Who is going to clean up after the dogs? The whole Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin is a dog park. Every day, we walk our little Pekingese at least eight times. If she has to relieve herself (poop), we pick it up. When walking our dog, there is more poop on the streets including the business area. I know there are people who live in the downtown area with a dog, but just pick it up. Some of the other places that are used are the cemetery, which is... Full story