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Articles from the December 2, 2017 edition

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  • Ironwood students attend 'Wonder' movie screening

    Dec 2, 2017

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood school district is letting its students skip class for a movie field trip, and hoping they take a more valuable lesson from the day. The district's first through eighth graders are attending showings of the movie "Wonder" at Cloverland Cinema. Four grades of students watched the movie Friday and the other four will be at the movie theater Monday. The idea to take the kids to see the film started small, according to Amanda Spr...


    Dec 2, 2017

  • Wakefield's part-time utility clerk job in question

    Dec 2, 2017

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — A promotion among the city of Wakefield’s staff has resulted in the question of whether to retain a resulting vacant slot. City council members on Monday approved the appointment of Sue Ahonen as new city clerk and that, in turn, left empty her former position as a part-time utility clerk. Wakefield City Manager Richard Brackney told the Globe on Friday that he informed council members during a Thursday workshop that they now can ponder whether they want to retain that particular job. Alt...

  • Woman sentenced for not reporting to jail

    Dec 2, 2017

    HURLEY — An Ironwood woman who failed to report to the Iron County Jail to serve a sentence received an additional six-month sentence this week. Kristen Samierad, 29, entered a no contest plea to the misdemeanor charge and was found guilty by Iron County Judge Patrick Madden, according to court records. She will be given credit for time already served in jail, to be determined by the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. Samierad appeared in court with her attorney, Joseph Stephen Hoffman. Iron County District Attorney Matt Tingstad rep...

  • Community calendar

    Dec 2, 2017

    Saturday, Dec. 2 Cookie Decorating event, 10 a.m., Ironwood Carnegie Library. Gingerbread House event, 10 a.m.-noon, Bessemer Public Library. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m, Mercer, Wis., School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Classic Christmas Cartoons, 4 p.m., Historic Ironwood Theatre. 23nd Annual Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade, 6 p.m., downtown Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Gogebic Range Band Concert, approximately 7:45 p.m., Historic Ironwood Theatre, Ironwood. Sunday, Dec. 3... Full story

  • Matt Metzerott

    Dec 2, 2017

    DULUTH, Minn. - Matt Metzerott, 59, beloved companion of LeeAnn Johnson, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, 2017, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. Matt was born on April 12, 1958, in Rochester, Minn., a son of Kirk Oliver and Beverly Jean (Golberg) Metzerott. He grew up in Louisville, Ky., where he acquired his love of University of Louisville sports and horse racing at Churchill Downs. As an adult, Matt moved to Manitowish Waters, Wis., and was... Full story

  • June Watson

    Dec 2, 2017

    HURLEY, Wis. - June Watson, 97, former longtime Ironwood, Mich., resident, died Monday morning, Nov. 27, 2017, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. She was born June 14, 1920, in Ironwood, daughter of the late William and Mary (King) Watson, attended the Oliver School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1938. She then attended Gogebic Community College for one year. June worked as a receptionist for Dr. A.C. Gorrilla, M.D., for 12 years and part-time at Stern... Full story

  • Dorothy Mae Cerrito

    Dec 2, 2017

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Dorothy Mae Cerrito, 89, of Little Canada, Minn., peacefully passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Care Center, St. Paul, Minn., surrounded by her daughter and grandchildren. Dorothy was born April 8, 1928, in Bessemer, Mich., the daughter of the late William and Gladys Walls. She attended school in Bessemer. Following graduation, she moved to Chicago for employment where she met her late husband, Paul John Cerrito. On June 8, 1952, they were united in marriage in Bessemer, where she resided u... Full story

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