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Articles from the May 6, 2022 edition

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  • Construction starting on Iron County roads

    May 6, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY - In Wisconsin, the Iron County Highway Department is hoping to pave some roads in the gap between the winter seasons. Department head Mike Swartz said they have two levels of projects: they maintain county highways by themselves and collaborate with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on state highways. On the state level, Swartz said they are repaving part of U.S. 51 with a mill and overlay from Iron Street in Hurley to County Road C...

  • Wakefield library forgives fines

    May 6, 2022

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Library will continue to forgive all overdue fines that have been accrued by patrons so far this year and will not be charging fines until after May 27. Librarian Carly Rusch said that the library has not been charging fines since the pandemic began as the library did not want to place a harsh financial burden on those that were already financially strapped. “It was an unspoken fact that we were pretty lenient about charging fines,” said library president Lorraine Mussa...

  • Justin Malnar

    May 6, 2022

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Justin Malnar, 30, passed away unexpectedly in Stevens Point. Justin is a proud and loving father, brother, son, uncle, cousin, nephew and grandson. He was a master in the kitchen, a true sous chef. He was a self taught guitarist, lover of all music genres. Justin's smile and deep dimples instantly put a smile on your face. His personality was so warm and welcoming. He will be missed and loved forever by many. He is survived by his son, Aiden; girlfriend, Mikhayla; father,... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 6, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Friday, May 6 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EST, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. Saturday, May 7... Full story