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Articles from the April 13, 2015 edition


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  • 'Worked' begins in earnest

    Kelsey Hansen|Apr 13, 2015

    IRONWOOD - Opening ceremonies for the Smithsonian's Institute's "The Way We Worked" traveling exhibit were held Saturday afternoon at the Ironwood Historical Theatre. Several local and state leaders were present and said a few words about the area's history. There were also several song and dance performances by local entertainers. Mark Silver was the master of ceremonies, introducing speakers and performers with lots of energy and humor. Ironwood Mayor Kim Corcoran spoke first. "It is just... Full story

  • GCC Spring Thaw Classic basketball tournament draws show cases talent

    Pat Krause|Apr 13, 2015

    IRONWOOD - The three-day 24th annual Gogebic Community College Spring Thaw Basketball Classic wrapped up play on a successful note on Sunday. Samson coach Dennis Mackey said there are not a lot of 5-man or 5-women team tournaments around anymore. "We had a good turnout of 30 teams and there was some good basketball played," Mackey said. "The tournament was real successful. It's grown and we get a lot of the same faces, plus we get new ones each year. People look forward to it. Some of the guys... Full story

  • Craft Show

    Kelsey Hansen|Apr 13, 2015

    The Cabin Fever Craft Fair was held Saturday at the Pat O'Donnell Civic Center. About 53 vendors were set up, some coming from as far as Minnesota and around Wisconsin.... Full story

  • Spieth captures Masters victory for the ages

    Associated Press|Apr 13, 2015

    AUGUSTA, Ga. - Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old faced so little stress while making a mockery of par in a major. Not since Raymond Floyd in 1976 has anyone withstood the pressure of leading for all four rounds at Augusta National. Only one other Masters champion - Craig Wood in 1941 - has never let anyone... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 13, 2015

    Monday, April 13 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. National Finnish American Festival Board of Directors, 10 a.m., Little Finland, Kimball. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Aurora Club, 6 p.m. monthly membership, Aurora Club, Ironwood. Festival Ironwood committee and vendors, 7 p.m., American Legion, Ironwood. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon Village Housing,... Full story

  • Charlotte Jean Vardon

    Apr 13, 2015

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Charlotte Jean Vardon, 81, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood. The former Charlotte Jean Murra was born Aug. 25, 1933, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Edward and Julia (Jarabko) Murra. She attended A.L. Norrie Grade School and graduated from St. Ambrose High School in 1951. On May 17, 1958, she was united in marriage to Richard C. Vardon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in... Full story

  • Lenore A. Prezkop

    Apr 13, 2015

    MELLEN, Wis. - Lenore A. Prezkop, 87, of Hurley, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Mellen Manor Nursing Home in Mellen. The former Lenore A. Panizza was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Ironwood, Mich., daughter of the late Steve and Anna (Bartoluzza) Panizza. She attended Hurley schools and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1945. She then was employed as a secretary at various insurance agencies in Ironwood and worked in the same capacity for the Iron County... Full story

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