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Articles from the April 4, 2015 edition


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  • Two-car accident partially closes U.S. 2

    Richard Jenkins|Apr 4, 2015

    IRONWOOD - A two-car accident shortly after noon on Friday partially closed U.S. 2 at Lowell Street while one of the vehicles was removed from the highway. According to a Gogebic County Sheriff's Department report, Frank Rimkus, 85, of Ironwood, was driving his red 2000 Chevy Cavalier north on Lowell Street when he allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign, hitting the rear of a 2002 Buick minivan driven by Robert E. Snow Jr., 48, of Ironwood, traveling east on U.S. 2. The collision caused Snow'... Full story

  • Ironwood students donate blood for a cause

    Richard Jenkins|Apr 4, 2015

    IRONWOOD - The gym at Luther L. Wright was temporarily converted into a medical center Wednesday as the American Red Cross held a blood drive at the school. "There's always a need for (blood)," said Ironwood teacher Cheryl Jacisin, who helped organize the drive. "People in surgeries, catastrophes, accidents; there is always a need for blood." The drive was one of two hosted at the school each year, Jacisin said, with another summer blood drive usually held off-campus due to the lack of air... Full story

  • Ironwood City Commission backs road funding proposal

    Ralph Ansami|Apr 4, 2015

    IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission went on record this week supporting the May 5 Michigan ballot proposal that would increase the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent to fund transportation improvements. Mayor Kim Corcoran said Proposal 1 would provide safer roadways for Michigan, which ranks among the bottom states in the condition of its roads. In addition, the mayor said there are 19 “structurally deficient” bridges in Gogebic County alone that need repairs. The resolution in support of Proposal A says Michigan has relied on “Band... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 4, 2015

    Saturday, April 4 Lions Club annual Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m., Mercer, Wis., School. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., VFW, Wakefield. Alcoholics Anonymous Women’s Group, noon, Salem Lutheran, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2 to 5 p.m., Mercer, Wis., School gymnasium. Chess Nuts Chess Club, 4 p.m., Maplewood Steakhouse, Ironwood. Sunday, April 5 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Gogebic Range Trail Auth... Full story

  • Annabell Powell

    Apr 4, 2015

    ASHLAND, Wis. - Annabell Powell, 88, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center, in Ashland. She was born June 13, 1926, in Crandon, the daughter of John and Bannie (Ashley) West. On Dec. 2, 1944, she married Cecil Powell, in Antigo. They recently celebrated 70 years of marriage. She worked many jobs over the years, with her favorite being those at the Hurley School District, where her love of children and especially handicapped children came through. Retiring... Full story

  • Donna J. Ikola

    Apr 4, 2015

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Donna J. Ikola, 71, of Ironwood, died peacefully Thursday, April 2, 2015, in her home, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous, five-year battle with cancer. The former Donna Dellich was born Feb. 21, 1944, in Ironwood, the daughter of Lillian (Delich) and the late Nicholas Dellich. She attended Anvil Location and Ramsay schools, A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer, and Gogebic Community College. She worked for years in the craft department at Ben Franklin in... Full story

  • DiGiorgio named to All-UP First Team, Berwald to Second Team

    Jason Juno|Apr 4, 2015

    MARQUETTE — Ironwood senior Jake DiGiorgio was always more worried about how the team did than how many points he scored or rebounds he acquired. This season, the Devils usually won and DiGiorgio (6-5) was usually a big part of that. His hard work paid off with a spot on the All-U.P. Class ABC First Team as selected at Wednesday's 65th annual meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. In as competitive a year as ever in Class D, Bessemer senior guard Lance Berwald landed a spot on the All-U.P. Second Team. D... Full story

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