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Articles from the April 25, 2015 edition

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  • Community Calendar

    Apr 25, 2015

    Saturday, April 25 Wakefield-Marenisco PTO, Scholastic Book Fair, and Student Art Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wakefield-Marenisco School. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2 to 5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. Chess Nuts Chess Club, 4 p.m., Maplewood Steakhouse, Ironwood. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church, Aurora Street, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6-7 p.m., Church of Transfiguration, Ironwood. Open speaker meeting/potluck dinner.. Bessemer Prom, 7:30... Full story

  • Carolyn M. Mukavtz

    Apr 25, 2015

    WAUSAU, Wis.- Carolyn M. Mukavtz, 89, a former longtime Ironwood, Mich. resident, died peacefully Monday, April 20, 2015, at Wausau Manor in Wausau, with her loving family by her side. The former Carolyn Ihlenfeldt was born March 8, 1926, in Mellen, daughter of the late George and Katherine (Neibauer) Ihlenfeldt. She attended Mellen Grade School, Washington Elementary School and Willard D. Purdy High School in Marshfield, and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood with the... Full story

  • Anne Marie Yale

    Apr 25, 2015

    BARRINGTON Ill. — Anne Marie Yale, 95, formerly of Hermansville, Mich., passed away at JourneyCare in Barrington on April 16, 2015 with her family by her side. Anne was born April 24, 1919 in Ironwood, Mich. to Paul and Susanna Suzik. On December 16, 1939, she married Jesse W. Yale who together raised their family while residing in Hermansville. Anne graduated from Bay De Noc College’s nursing program in 1965 and began her nursing career at Pinecrest Medical Facility, where she stayed until her retirement in 1984. She spent her life caring for... Full story

  • UPNorth Elementary Honors Choir performs at Ironwood Theatre

    Richard Jenkins|Apr 25, 2015

    IRONWOOD - The historic Ironwood Theatre's stage played host to the debut performance of the UPNorth Elementary Honors Choir, a new regional honors choir for elementary school students, on Friday. Featuring 47 students in third through sixth grade, the choir is designed to offer students in the region an opportunity to sing at a higher level than in their school music classes, Michelle Parks, the elementary music teacher in Ironwood, who organized the group explained. Parks said she got the... Full story

  • Public hearing held on mining ordinance

    Richard Jenkins|Apr 25, 2015

    OMA - Even though Gogebic Taconite's development of the mine site near Upson Wis., has been put on hold, the Iron County Comprehensive Planning and Zoning Commission continued to move forward with its mining ordinance by holding a public hearing on Wednesday. Held in the Oma Town Hall to accommodate the large crowd that was expected to show up, the hearing is likely the final major step prior to passage of the ordinance. Once passed, the ordinance would establish the requirements that a company... Full story

  • Wausau flys 28 World War II veterans to be honored in Washington

    Larry Holcombe|Apr 25, 2015

    WAUSAU, Wis. — Mercer’s Joseph Aski and Norbert Brossmer will be among the honored passengers on a Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Monday. The Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization based in Wausau will fly 28 World War II veterans, 49 Korean War veterans and five Vietnam War veterans from central and northern Wisconsin to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials that honor their service on a one-day trip. Aski is a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 in the Pacific Theater. He was a machinist mate in... Full story