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  • Kivisto tallies 400th win as Midgettes gash Granite Diggers in doubleheader

    Jason Juno|Apr 28, 2015

    Kivisto, his 400th win coaching the Hurley softball team came on a warm and sunny day. After the Midgettes beat Mellen 15-0 in the first game of a doubleheader, Hurley players sprayed Kivisto with as many water bottles as they could find. Kivisto didn't tell his team the milestone was coming, but they found out anyway. And he said the shower felt good. "It means 28 years of coaching," Kivisto said of his latest milestone. "To get to it, you've got to be coaching for a long time. The biggest... Full story

  • GCC Foundation hosts Taste of Gogebic

    Larry Holcombe|Apr 28, 2015

    IRONWOOD - A dozen area restaurants offered their finest fare to nearly 200 people at the Gogebic Community College's sixth annual Taste of the Gogebic Range fundraiser at the Lindquist Center Monday evening. The event annually raises money for the foundation's scholarship and other activities which support the college's mission, said foundation director Kelly Marczak. "The foundation really does an excellent job of supporting all of our operations, supporting our students," said GCC president... Full story

  • 6-run innings carry Midgets past Diggers

    Pat Krause|Apr 28, 2015

    HURLEY — Hurley scored six times in the sixth inning to put the 10-run mercy rule into effect and downed Mellen 19-9 on Monday night. “We haven’t been getting much production from the bottom part of the line-up, but we hit tonight for the first time,” Midget coach Aaron Bender said. “I shuffled the line-up and it seemed to work. I put Kohl Manzanares further down in the line-up. Once again, we got a good pitching performance with some walks, but ultimately, errors hurt the most. We must have the lowest ERA in the country but have given up the m... Full story

  • Myrna Williquette

    Apr 28, 2015

    DE PERE, Wis. - Myrna Williquette, 56, passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2015, surrounded by family, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 4, 1958, to William and Lola Jaakkola, of Bruce Crossing, Mich. She grew up riding horses and spending her days in the wonderful outdoors of the Upper Peninsula. She graduated from Ewen-Trout Creek High School (class of 1976), earned her degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., and went on to co-own Bay... Full story

  • Virginia Terevich

    Apr 28, 2015

    MERCER, Wis. - Virginia Terevich, 85, of Mercer, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 5, 2015, at home. The former Virginia Chizmar was born March 15, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of the late George and Frieda (Graudin) Chizmar, and graduated from Harrison High School in Chicago in 1948. She married Stanley J. Terevich on July 3, 1949, in Chicago. They moved to Mercer from Palos Hills, Ill., in 1987. Stanley preceded her in death on March 14, 1990. Virginia served as past treasurer of the Lake... Full story

  • Allan J. Kleimola

    Apr 28, 2015

    RACINE, Wis - Allan J. Kleimola, 68, passed away in the Hospice House of Racine on Friday, April 24, 2015. He was born in Bessemer, Mich., on Dec. 28, 1946, the son of the late Waino and Lempi (nee Erickson) Kleimola. On Jan. 18, 1969, in the First Presbyterian Church in Racine, he was united in marriage to the former Karen Richards. Allan had been employed by Jonco Tool, Acme Die Casting and Petersen Machine. Allan worked at Acme Die Casting for more than 20 years, where he served as plant... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 28, 2015

    Tuesday, April 28 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Breakfast For Your Brain, 10 a.m., Mercer (Wis.) Community Center. 715-561-2695. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Woods and Blooms Garden Club, 6:30 p.m., Haines Civic Center, Mercer, Wis. Ewen-Trout Creek School District, 7 p.m., Ewen-Trout Creek Jr/Sr High School Band and Choir “Pops” Concert, Ewen-Trout Creek School. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration,... Full story

  • Second Border Bash includes 8 local hoops players

    Jason Juno|Apr 28, 2015

    IRONWOOD — The second annual Kiwanis Classic Border Bash high school boys and girls all-star basketball games include eight local players and several regional athletes locals will recognize. The games pitting Upper Peninsula athletes against Northern Wisconsin players is set for June 9 at the Lindquist Center at Gogebic Community College. All of the players are seniors and they were First Team selections in their conference or an All-U.P. selection. The event was well received last year with a big crowd taking in some summer basketball. M... Full story