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Articles from the April 1, 2017 edition


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  • Dianda discusses issues with residents

    ian Minielly|Apr 1, 2017

    By IAN MINIELLY [email protected] IRONWOOD - State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, visited Contrast Coffee in downtown Ironwood Friday afternoon to give local residents a chance to share their thoughts and concerns and to hear his views on the direction of the state and District 110. Dianda went around the room shaking hands and listening to constituents voice their opinions. Traveling with Dianda was his Constituent Relations Director, Rawley Van Fossen, who trailed behind Dianda to...

  • Sentencing delayed in Iron DHS theft case

    Ralph Ansami|Apr 1, 2017

    HURLEY — A planned plea and sentencing hearing scheduled for Friday morning for a 52-year-old Hurley woman who is charged with five counts of theft from a business setting was postponed in Iron County Court. Joseph Rafferty, the attorney for Mary Peterson Tijan, told Judge Patrick Madden he needed more time to review “a vast amount of (computerized) data” he had received lately from Fritz Schellgell, acting Iron County District Attorney. Madden postponed the hearing to May 4 at 10 a.m. The judge agreed the data needs to analyzed by the...

  • Theodore W. Kaye (Kopecko)

    Apr 1, 2017

    HAYWARD, Wis. - Eighty years ago, when Luther L. Wright High School won its first Upper Peninsula basketball championship in 1937, the captain of the team was Theodore "Ted" Kopecko. Ted, who later changed his last name to Kaye, passed away March 24, 2017, in Hayward, at the age of 98. As a senior in 1937, Ted helped Ironwood defeat Ishpeming 17-15 in four overtimes to capture the Class B U.P. title. Ted also competed in track and field. Ted was born in Ironwood on Nov. 15, 1918. After two... Full story

  • Community calendar

    Apr 1, 2017

    Saturday, April 1 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Family Fun, 11 a.m., Bessemer Public Library. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, April 2 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Ramsay-Bessemer Township Fourth of July Committee, 6 p.m., Ore House, Ramsay. Gogebic Range Trail Authority, 6 p.m., Pit Stop, Bessemer. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics... Full story

  • E-TC's Witt named to D First Team; Borseth, Berglund, Samardich Second Team selections

    Jason Juno|Apr 1, 2017

    MARQUETTE - Four area players were named to the All-U.P. team at Wednesday's 67th annual boys basketball meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Ewen-Trout Creek's Jake Witt added to his collection of postseason awards by earning a spot on the Class D First Team. The 6-7 center averaged 24.2 points, 17 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per game, while also earning the Copper Mountain Player of the Year award and a spot on the Associated Press Class D All-State...