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Articles from the April 3, 2015 edition

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  • Ironwood to amend blight ordinance

    Ralph Ansami|Apr 3, 2015

    IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood’s fight against blight has been expanded to include businesses. In reviewing the city’s code of ordinances pertaining to blight, it was discovered nothing was included regarding commercial operations. The city commission meeting on Monday began with a public hearing to receive comments on changing the blight code to reflect commercial operations. No comments were received from the public after Jason Alonen, the city’s blight enforcement officer, spoke. Alonen, responding to questions from the city commiss... Full story

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Alissa Pietila|Apr 3, 2015

    WAKEFIELD — More than 3,000 people were killed in distracted-affected crashes nationwide in 2012. The Michigan State Police and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration seek to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. When visiting the MSP website, the first banner reads, “One text or call could wreck it all,” as part of the national campaign to bring awareness to distracted driving. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the United States. “Distracted driving is a known serious problem, however... Full story

  • Strong winds topple radio transmitter tower

    Ralph Ansami|Apr 3, 2015

    The return of warm weather to the Gogebic Range on Wednesday was accompanied by lightning, rain and wind damage. Trees were knocked down across Range roadways and the 300-foot transmitter tower that WUPM-106.9 FM radio uses on Anvil Hill in the Bessemer area was toppled by wind, according to the Gogebic County Sheriff's Department. Gusts were recorded as high as 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service offices in Negaunee and Duluth. WUPM's Chuck Gervasio said Thursday afternoon that... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 3, 2015

    Thursday, April 2 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Grief Support Group, 2 p.m., all welcome, The Inn Bed and Breakfast, Montreal, Wis. 906-663-0308. ReGeneration Youth, 5:30-6:45 p.m., ages 10-11; Relentless Youth, 7-9 p.m., ages 12-18; Lighthouse Faith Center, Ironwood. Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Pere Menard Assembly 471, 6 p.m. business... Full story

  • Judith A. Weber

    Apr 3, 2015

    IRONWOOD — Memorial services for Judith A. Weber, 76, of Ironwood, who passed away suddenly Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Wakefield, will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at the McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, 305 N. Lowell St., in Ironwood, with the Rev. Kurt Kovanen officiating. Luncheon will follow at Tacconelli’s in downtown Ironwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 402 North St., Wakefield, MI 49968. Arrangements have been entrusted to McK... Full story

  • DiGiorgio, Zelinski earn Second Team All-U.P. spots

    Jason Juno|Apr 3, 2015

    MARQUETTE — Frannie Zelinski became the latest Watersmeet Nimrod to be honored, while Emily DiGiorgio helped the Ironwood girls break a nine-year drought. Zelinski was named to the All-U.P. Class D Second Team, while DiGiorgio was a Class ABC Second Team selection at Wednesday's 40th annual girls basketball meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. The last Red Devil to make the All-U.P. team was Brittany Pertile in 2006. She made the Second Team in back-to-back years, also earning a spot in 2005. DiGiorgio, a... Full story

  • Bridges to trails

    Apr 3, 2015

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