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Articles from the March 30, 2013 edition

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  • Kindergarteners show benefits of classroom iPads

    Cortney Ofstad|Mar 30, 2013

    IRONWOOD — Kindergarteners in the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District have enjoyed a new age tool for learning this school year. Students presented their skills on iPads to the GOISD at the Elk and Hound in Ironwood on Thursday. Area kindergarteners and teachers demonstrated how the devices are used in the classroom to representatives of school districts in Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield-Marenisco, Ontonagon and Ewen-Trout Creek, and board members from Gogebic Community College. ...

  • MDOT: U.S. 2 property purchases will be minimal for reconstruction

    Ralph Ansami|Mar 30, 2013

    IRONWOOD — Property acquisitions will be minimal for Ironwood’s 2014-’15 U.S. 2 (Cloverland Drive) reconstruction project, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Mike Premo, of MDOT’s Crystal Falls office, told a gathering of about 75 people at a Thursday public meeting in Ironwood that two chief areas where property purchases will be required are the two intersections where a fifth lane of traffic will be added. The extra lanes at the Douglas Boulevard (Business U.S. 2) and Lake Street intersections will be used for left-ha...

  • Rotary hears special education update

    Jan Tucker|Mar 30, 2013

    ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon-White Pine Rotary learned Wednesday there are 578 students in the two-county area which are served by the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District in special education services. Marge Leaf, director of special education for the GOISD, and Rotary member Bruce Mayle, superintendent of the GOISD, told the members of the impact committee special education has on disabled from birth to 26 years old in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties. In Ontonagon County, Leaf said, the Ontonagon Area School District has 80 special e...

  • Boys and Girls Club appreciative

    Mar 30, 2013

    I want to thank the city of Ironwood for its recent letter of support for the Boys and Girls Club Project in the Gogebic-Iron Range area. This letter will only help in developing future relationships with area councils, groups and businesses. Our project is in full swing, but we are still in the early stages of making this project a reality for the Gogebic Range. If you want to learn more about this project, please contact me on how you can get involved at 218-725-7706, or [email protected]. Dustin Anderson, program director Boys and...

  • Thank you for donations

    Mar 30, 2013

    Thank you for the outstanding members of our community and surrounding areas who assisted in volunteering their time, donating wonderful gift items, foods and desserts. This is just our simple expression of appreciation for your thoughtful act of kindness in making the benefit for Michael Tijan a great success. Michael, Lynn and Grace Tijan Hurley...

  • Patricia (Berwald) Bolling

    Mar 30, 2013

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Patricia (Berwald) Bolling died suddenly at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, on March 26, 2013. She was born Dec. 3, 1938, to Percy and Louise (Cardone) Berwald in Bessemer, Mich. She graduated from A.D Johnston High School in 1956, attended Eastern Michigan University, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in education in 1962. After teaching one year in Traverse City, Mich., she moved to Las Vegas, where she met Steve Bolling. They were married for a n... Full story

  • E-TC's Gordon named to Dream Team

    Jason Juno|Mar 30, 2013

    MARQUETTE — Dillon Gordon had a Dream career, now he’s on the Dream Team. Gordon, a Ewen-Trout Creek senior, was named to the all-class All-U.P. Dream Team. Voting was conducted at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association ‘s 63rd annual boys basketball meeting Wednesday on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Mid-Peninsula’s 20-20 player Brett Branstrom was named Class D Player of the Year, beating Gordon on a 14-9 vote. Both players certainly had a case. —Branst...

  • Ironwood's Mackey makes All-U.P. First Team for second straight year

    Jason Juno|Mar 30, 2013

    MARQUETTE — Three for three. Ironwood junior Adam Mackey made the All-U.P. team for the third year in a row. It is his second consecutive season on the Class ABC First Team. He was Second Team as a freshman. Mackey finished in sixth place in voting for the five-person Dream Team this year. Voting was held at Wednesday’s 63rd annual boys basketball meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Mackey averaged 17.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He led the Devils in eight statistical categories: points sco...