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Articles from the March 20, 2021 edition


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  • Watersmeet Bible Church has new pastor

    Charity Smith|Mar 20, 2021

    WATERSMEET — For the first time in many years the Watersmeet Bible Church has a permanent pastor. Robert Yerks was officially appointed to the position on March 1. “His love of Jesus Christ, people, and the beauty of creation make him a great pastor for the Watersmeet community and area,” said Carol Mason Sherrill of Watersmeet Bible Church. Prior to Yerks’ arrival as an intern in 2019, the church has had some difficulty maintaining a permanent pastor, he said. According to Yerks after a couple pastors came and left, the congregation was “ve...

  • Hurley School expands syrup program

    Tom LaVenture|Mar 20, 2021

    HURLEY - Hurley K-12 School students have made maple syrup for years, but funding now makes it possible to expand into a larger and more comprehensive learning experience. High school science students and the Northwoods Manufacturing program are involved in establishing a tap system for 200 trees using gravity to move sap through tubes to storage tanks to be transported and processed, said Troy Puisto, science teacher. It's the "ground floor" of a something that is expected to continue...

  • Garvin Gary 'Bud' Gilbertson

    Mar 20, 2021

    NORTH TUSTIN, Calif. — Garvin Gary “Bud” Gilbertson of North Tustin, went home to Jesus on Feb. 4, 2021, following a 2 1/2 week battle with COVID-19. Born to Garvin Gerald Gilbertson and Katherine Pavlovich Gilbertson on Jan. 24, 1943, in Milwaukee, the third of their 12 offspring, he was raised in Marenisco, Michigan, where he played championship basketball. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps right after graduation; he served in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart, among other medals. Following his return from Vietnam, he was stati...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 20, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, March 20 Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, March 21 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, I...

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