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Articles from the March 19, 2021 edition

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  • GRWA readies for Wakefield decision

    Tom LaVenture|Mar 19, 2021

    RAMSAY — As the city of Wakefield prepares for a decision on assuming control of the Indianhead Water system, the board of the current operator, Gogebic Range Water Authority, sought to learn more about the option at its virtual meeting on March 11. G Jean Verbos, water authority administrator, presented details of the Indianhead Water system to the board. This included a description of the customer base by meter size, commodity rate, readiness to serve rate, debt retirement and a profit and loss statement. There will be a more in depth d...

  • Area schools earn scholarships through blood drives

    Charity Smith|Mar 19, 2021

    IRONWOOD - Four area schools will host blood drives over the coming weeks. The American Red Cross blood drives could provide scholarship opportunities. "The Red Cross offers these schools a scholarship program that if they get their students engaged to volunteer, contact donors, try to recruit their fellow students," said Christine Luxton, account representative for the American Red Cross. The program credits the students for the units they collect through the school year The program runs from...

  • Francis 'Frank' Joseph Rimkus Jr.

    Mar 19, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Francis "Frank" Joseph Rimkus Jr., 91, of Ironwood, died peacefully Sunday morning, March 14, 2021, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood. Frank was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Ironwood, the son of Francis "Frank" Joseph Rimkus Sr. and Leocadia (Koleski) Rimkus. He attended Ironwood Schools and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1947. A few years later, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served admirably during the Korean... Full story

  • Michael Paul Evsich

    Mar 19, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Michael Paul Evsich, 61, of Ironwood passed away on Feb. 11, 2021, following a long courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side. He was born in Escanaba on Feb. 3, 1960. He had two sets of adoptive parents, Aldo and Violet Lassio and Frank and Louise Evsich, who loved him dearly. Michael attended Bessemer area schools. After getting his GED, Michael enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was also employed by Halvorline's. Michael was united in marriage to Susan Lee... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 19, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Friday, March 19 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. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EST, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. Full story