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Articles from the April 8, 2017 edition

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  • Margaret F. 'Marge' Salo

    Apr 8, 2017

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Margaret F. "Marge" Salo, 89, of Ironwood, died peacefully Saturday evening, April 1, 2017, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood, with her loving family by her side. The former Margaret Rimkus was born July 13, 1927, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Frank and Leocadia (Koleski) Rimkus. She attended Ironwood schools and Luther L. Wright High School. It was during World War II when she had to leave school in the 11th grade so she could... Full story

  • Sylvia 'Dixie' Kovacevich Shutes

    Apr 8, 2017

    HURLEY, Wis. - Sylvia "Dixie" Kovacevich Shutes moved from this life to the next on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, after celebrating her 95th birthday. She was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Hurley, to Vaso and Johanna Kovacevich. After graduating from Hurley High School and working at Joe's Pasty Shop, Sylvia moved to lower Michigan where she proudly worked on .50 caliber Browning Machine Guns to help in the war effort. Sylvia married Warren G. Shutes before he shipped out on his naval tour in the Pacific.... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 8, 2017

    Saturday, April 8 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bessemer VFW Post 3673. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, April 9 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. Monday, April 10 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 M... Full story

  • Gogebic Ducks

    Apr 8, 2017

  • HOPE Animal Shelter celebrates 25 years by looking to future

    Larry Holcombe|Apr 8, 2017

    IRONWOOD - HOPE Animal Shelter is celebrating its 25th anniversary by looking forward. Randy Kirchhoff, director of the Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere shelter located in the Ironwood Industrial Park, said, "We have all sorts of things planned for the coming year, including fundraisers. We'll be at Festival Ironwood with a food booth. We'll be at both the Gogebic and Iron county fairs." More immediately, the shelter just moved back into the eastern half of its 2,800-square foot building this week...

  • Sherman voters return incumbents to Chequamegon school board

    Richard Jenkins|Apr 8, 2017

    SPRINGSTEAD — While district-wide totals won’t be official until the canvass is completed, two incumbents who appeared on the ballot in the town of Sherman won another term on the Chequamegon School District’s board of education in Tuesday’s election — as they were running in uncontested races. The still yet unofficial results show Lois Freeland received 888 votes districtwide, including 45 votes in Sherman; and Jim Wilson garnered 751 votes across the district and 90 votes in Sherman, according to Pamela Steger, the school district...