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Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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  • Voter turnout strong in Iron County

    Apr 9, 2020

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRON COUNTY — Voter turnout was higher than usual despite the uncertainty of election day postponement and the coronavirus pandemic fears, according to three Iron County municipalities. A Wisconsin Supreme Court order pertaining to the election during the coronavirus pandemic requires that municipalities not start counting ballots until 4 p.m. on April 13. The results will be made public that day. “We do not have the exact numbers yet, but there were around 556 total voters between absentee and...

  • Christians mark 'different kind' of Holy Week

    Apr 9, 2020

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - As many Christians find themselves under stay-at-home orders during this Holy Week, many area churches are scrambling to put together services, through previously uncharted mediums. Pastor Nicole Hanson-Lynn of Zion and Salem Lutheran churches in Ironwood said this is "a different kind of Holy Week," and while things are different now, "we have a God who gives resurrection, hope in the midst of despair, and life out of death. God works things...

  • Wakefield Township cancels meetings

    Apr 9, 2020

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees met in person one last time on Tuesday evening before voting to cancel their regular monthly meetings in both May and June. “I think we’re in for hard times for half the summer, anyway,” said Township Supervisor John Cox, who also chaired the meeting at the township hall. Cox was referring to the progression of COVID-19, an acronym based on the word “COronaVIRus”, with the “d” standing for disease and the 19 referring to the onset of the gl...

  • Carol Jean (Thomas) Cocking

    Apr 9, 2020

    BESSEMER TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Carol Jean (Thomas) Cocking, 72, of Bessemer Township, passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. She was born on April 5, 1947, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Charles and Lucille (Barnecott) Thomas. Carol was raised in Hurley, Wisconsin, and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School, class of 1965. She spent much of her life in the food service industry working for various establishments including St. Sebastian Catholic School, Big...

  • Anna Mae Vukovich

    Apr 9, 2020

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Anna Mae Vukovich, 94, of Ironwood, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital in Ironwood. She was born on April 28, 1925, in Ironwood to David and Anna (Petrusha) Breen. She attended school in Ironwood and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1943. She attended several classes at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood. Ann married Emil Vukovich Jr. of Bessemer in 1947 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ironwood. She worked at the Dai...

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 9, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, April 9 Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. SMART Recovery, 4:30 p.m., 101 E. Mary St., Bessemer. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hurley. Friday, April 10 Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EST, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement....