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Articles from the April 30, 2022 edition


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  • Local arborist visits area schools

    Apr 30, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - For National Arbor Day, Doug Foley - a former teacher at Ironwood Area Schools and co-owner of 906 Tree Service LLC - returned to Luther L. Wright on Friday morning to teach fourth grade students about the importance of trees. The fourth-grade classes of teachers Daniel Negro, Judy Balchik and Rebecca Sim gathered in the school's makerspace room on the second floor to hear Foley's presentation. Foley introduced himself to the classes as an...

  • After 17 years, Ironwood city manager to step down

    Apr 30, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — City Manager Scott Erickson made plans for his final six weeks as city manager with the Ironwood City Commission Monday evening. He will end his 17-year run on June 6 but will stay on board as city engineer until a new manager is appointed. “I’ve stepped out of the city manager role to allow that position to be filled,” Erickson told the Daily Globe. “I’ll still stay in the city engineering role for a period of time and that would ultimately be to the point that they appoint a city manage...

  • Gerald Kenneth Hakari

    Apr 30, 2022

    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Gerald Kenneth Hakari, age 82, passed away on March 17, 2022, in Cleveland. He resided in Amherst, Ohio. Jerry was born on Oct. 18, 1939. He grew up in Ironwood, Michigan, and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School before joining the U.S. Navy. He returned to Ironwood to raise his family after his military service and work at General Motors. Jerry/Butch/Butchie was a wonderful man and naval veteran who loved family (including all the puppies in his life), storytelling,... Full story

  • Delia Johnson

    Apr 30, 2022

    ONALASKA, Wis. - Delia Johnson, 106, passed away at the Onalaska Care Center on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Delia was born on June 23, 1915, to Teresa and John DeRosso in Hurley. On July 11, 1932, Delia was married to Wilmer Johnson. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2001. A lifelong resident of Hurley, she moved to Onalaska in 2009 to be nearer her son and daughter-in-law. In her younger years she was an avid bowler and loved to play cards (Smear). She was in the GIFA league for many years, and wa... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 30, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, April 30 Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Sunday, May 1 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer Community Center.... Full story