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Articles from the March 25, 2015 edition

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  • Community Calendar

    Mar 25, 2015

    Wednesday, March 25 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. 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. Iron County Veterans Service Officer, 1-3 p.m., Mercer, Wis., Town Hall. 715-561-2190. “Transition: How to Plan, Implement and Succe... Full story

  • Julius J. Tiziani

    Mar 25, 2015

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - Julius Joseph Tiziani (Tiz), age 84, passed away on March 23, 2015, at his home at 1511 Lynn St., Marquette, following a lengthy illness in the loving care of his family. Julius was born in Ironwood on January 18, 1931, to Julius Antoine and Mary (Pertile) Tiziani. He was the middle child of three who grew up in Ironwood and attended St. Ambrose Catholic School. When he was going into high school his family moved to Land O' Lakes, Wis., because his father had been given a... Full story

  • Judith Ann Weber

    Mar 25, 2015

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Judith A. Weber, 76, of Ironwood, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield after a brief illness. Judy was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth (Petermann) Krueger. On Sept. 14, 1957, she married her childhood sweetheart, David Weber. Together for 54 years, they moved North, eventually making their home in Ironwood. She was a devoted wife and mother who had a love of the medical... Full story

  • Fiscal budget approved for Bessemer Township

    Alissa Pietila|Mar 25, 2015

    RAMSAY - The main topic on the agenda for Bessemer Township's annual meeting on Monday night was setting the budget for the next fiscal year. The budget begins on April 1 and runs through March 31, 2016. Township Supervisor Jeff Randall spoke to those in attendance about the key points in next years budget. Randall said the estimated total available funds, which are at $1,297,627, may seem like a lot of money, but it does not all arrive at once. "It's a lot of money, but most of that income... Full story

  • Commission recommends temporary CAFO moratorium

    Richard Jenkins|Mar 25, 2015

    HURLEY- The Iron County Comprehensive Planning/Land and Zoning Committee voted to recommend that the Iron County Board of Supervisors approve a temporary moratorium on the creation or development of any Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in the county following a public hearing on the issue Tuesday. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, sometimes referred to as Confined Animal Feeding Operations, are farms with over 1,000 animal units according to County Zoning Administrator Thomas... Full story

  • Ironwood board suspends driver for bus crash

    Richard Jenkins|Mar 25, 2015

    IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education approved a one-day unpaid suspension for school bus driver Jerry Hitter after the bus he was driving was involved in an accident in Negaunee while returning home from the regional basketball tournament in Marquette on March 16. According to Negaunee Police Chief Jay Frusti, Hitter was driving west on U.S. 41 at 8:30 p.m. when he didn’t notice a red light at Baldwin Avenue. Frusti said Hitter accidentally ran the light and was unable to avoid a collision with a green 2009 Dodge Caravan dri... Full story

  • Hurley's Moore to play in all-star football game

    Jason Juno|Mar 25, 2015

    HURLEY - With all the success the Hurley football program has had, it's hard to find many firsts. But senior Jordan Moore (5-10, 265) will be the first Midget to play in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association/Children's Hospital Small School All-Star Football Game at Titan Stadium in Oshkosh, Wis., on July 18 at 2 p.m. "It's just a great honor to be representing Hurley," Moore said. "To be the first one to go and play is a great feeling." Moore, a defensive and offensive tackle, will play... Full story