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Articles from the July 17, 2021 edition


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  • Festival Ironwood pays tribute to founding member

    Jul 17, 2021

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - Festival Ironwood kicked off at Depot Park on Thursday with a tribute to one of its founding members, A. Chris Bergquist, who died last year from COVID-19. After the presentation of colors by the American Legion Post 5, and the singing of the national anthem, festival chairs Keith Johnson and Will Corcoran presented Bergquist's widow, Sonia, with a plaque in honor of her husband's service to the festival. "With Great appreciation, we honor...

  • Civic Center grand opening soon

    Jul 17, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — A grand opening for the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center is within sight now that the city has received a temporary occupancy permit to assume control of the facility. The city of Ironwood has received a temporary occupancy permit for the civic center recently, according to city manager Scott Erickson. The contractors, subcontractors and even civic center board members and volunteers have completed a final list of 240 work items that were required before occupancy could be transferred, acc...

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 17, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, July 17 Festival Ironwood at Depot Park: Walk, Run and Roll, registration at 7 a.m., race at 8:30 a.m.; car show, registration 8-10 a.m., show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; volleyball tournament, 9 a.m.; outdoor pool tournament, 9 a.m.; arts and crafts show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; open stage with music and dance, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; DJ music, 4-6 p.m.; car show cruise, 6 p.m.; Marty’s Goldenaires, 6:30 p.m.; music by XTRA, 8 p.m. to m...

  • Frances M. Fischbach

    Jul 17, 2021

    BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Frances M. Fischbach (nee Talaska) of Brookfield, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021, at the age of 90, in the company of her loving family. Fran is lovingly remembered and survived by her son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Ann, and grandsons, Christopher and Joseph; her daughter, Mary, son-in-law, Dick Johnson, and grandsons, Matthew and Bennett; her son, Paul, daughter-in-law, Teri, grandson, Michael, and granddaughter, Samantha; and her daughter, Margaret. She is further...

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