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  • Mercer Library offers variety of online activities

    Charity Smith|Mar 31, 2021

    MERCER, Wis. - While the Mercer Library is open, the staff continues to offer a variety of online events as they are not hosting any in-person gatherings due to social distancing concerns. "We are trying to focus mostly on things that people can take home from the library to work on or online events," said library director Teresa Schmidt. The library gives out craft kits twice a month. The kits are appropriate for kids, families, and even adults, Schmidt said. The latest craft project kit was...

  • Agreement reached in former fire chief's case

    Richard Jenkins|Mar 31, 2021

    HURLEY — It appears the criminal case against a former chief of the Hurley Volunteer Fire Department is nearing a conclusion after a deferred prosecution agreement was accepted in the case Monday. Darrell J. Petrusha, 56, was charged with one count of identity theft related to his alleged improper use of a fire department credit card for personal expenses. Monday’s agreement means special prosecutor Allen Brey will dismiss the case if Petrusha meets certain requirements, including avoiding any new criminal charges for the next six months. It...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 31, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Wednesday, March 31 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood/Hurley Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m., Elk and Hound Restaurant, Ironwood. Iron County Veterans Service Officer, 1-3 p.m., Mercer, Wis., Town Hall. 715-561-2190. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer...

  • Olive G. Niemi

    Mar 31, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Olive G. Niemi, 86, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond R. Niemi; and brothers, Charlie and Billy; and sister, Nancy Jo. She is survived by her two sons, Raymond A. Niemi (Paulette) and Patrick J. Niemi; her grandsons, Andrew, Nicholas, Michael and Anthony Niemi; and her sister, Lillian Sullivan. She is also survived by many relatives and friends. Olive married her husband, Ray, in 1955 and they shared... Full story

  • Pearl Margaret Kauranen Horvath

    Mar 31, 2021

    LAKE GOGEBIC, Mich. - Pearl Margaret Kauranen Horvath, 99, of Lake Gogebic, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, March 18, 2021, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, Wisconsin. Pearl was born on Oct. 25, 1921, in Chicago, a daughter of George and Margaret (Mielke) Geyer. She attended school at Dever Elementary in Chicago. Pearl married John E. Kauranen in 1940. They were blessed with three sons. She worked in factories and ended her working career as a florist wh... Full story

  • Daniel Dean Traczyk

    Mar 31, 2021

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. - Daniel Dean Traczyk, 60, of Brooklyn Center, formerly of Hurley, Wisconsin, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021. Dan was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Jan. 27, 1961, son of Donald and LaVerne (Hakala) Traczyk. He graduated from Hurley High School in 1979. Prior to retiring due to ill health, he was working at Federal Premium Ammunition making bullets. Dan enjoyed playing pool, hunting, fishing, and going to meat raffles and rummage sales. He also enjoyed going to flea... Full story