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Articles from the February 18, 2017 edition


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  • Local law enforcement puts on active shooter response training

    Feb 18, 2017

    By IAN MINIELLY [email protected] WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 teachers, staff and administrators took part in an active shooter intruder response training seminar put on by the Gogebic County Sheriff's Department and Ironwood Public Safety Department Friday. With students staying home to play in the sun and warm weather, it was an opportunity for law enforcement to visit Wakefield and ensure the school was trained and prepared. Deputy Brandon Lyons informed the school...

  • HOPE Animal Shelter celebrates 25 years of service

    Feb 18, 2017

    IRONWOOD - Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere Animal Shelter is entering its 25th year of service and with it continues a commitment to prevention of needless suffering and cruelty to animals on the Gogebic Range, according to director Randy Kirchhoff. HOPE has accepted more than 10,000 cats and dogs since opening its doors, said Kirchhoff. "HOPE Animal Shelter is there for the lost, stray and abandoned animals on the Gogebic Range," he said. HOPE is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 in a remo...

  • Hurley council hit with added $7,000 for County D project

    Feb 18, 2017

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] HURLEY — With a March 30 date for letting bids not far off, the Hurley City Council decided this week to spend $7,000 more to advance the County D road extension than was previously planned. On Wednesday, Jeff Seamandel, of MSA Professional Services, told council members that the Union Pacific Railroad was asking $10,000 for easements on two parcels needed for the County D project. Mayor Joe Pinardi said a parcel from another railroad company was obtained for $1,500, so $3,000 was included in the p...

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 18, 2017

    Saturday, Feb. 18 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Feb. 19 Little Finland Laskiainen, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Little Finland, Kimball, Wis. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. area74.org. Monday, Feb. 20 Gogebic County Human Ser...

  • Angeline Cunico Benetazzo

    Feb 18, 2017

    APPLETON, Wis. - Angeline Benetazzo, 95, passed away Feb. 14, 2017, at Century Oaks in Appleton. She was born March 28, 1921, in Milan, Italy, the daughter of Attilio and Luigia (Bruschi) Cunico. She immigrated to the United States in 1923 with her parents and brother and resided in Chicago. Angeline married John Benetazzo in Chicago on June 10, 1939. They lived for many years in Chicago and in Hurley. She moved to Menasha in 1996. Angie enjoyed music, singing and dancing, as well as gardening...

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