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Articles from the May 16, 2015 edition

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  • Ironwood sending 15 individuals, six relays to UP Finals

    May 16, 2015

    ISHPEMING - Not counting relays, nine Ironwood boys and six Red Devils girls qualified for the U.P. track-and-field finals with top-four finishes at Friday's Division 3 regional meet at Westwood High School. Jared Joki won the 1,600 and 3,200 runs and Jake DiGiorgio advanced in the 400 dash and long jump. Isaac Aukee won the pole vault and Noah Terzano was first in the high jump. Other boys to qualify were: Elliot Gudgeon in the 400 dash, Riley Jarocki in the 110 hurdles, Dan Freeman in the 800...

  • Northwoods Manufacturing welcomes community into shop

    Kelsey Hansen|May 16, 2015

    HURLEY - Northwoods Manufacturing held its second annual open house all day on Friday at the Hurley K-12 School. A steady stream of visitors flooded the shop throughout the day, talking with the students and watching demonstrations. Visitors were able to tour the metals and woods shop and talk with the students involved in the program. Students were busy all day working on projects and demonstrating the skills they have learned while in their technology education classes. This year the...

  • Gogebic County resolution backs state wolf control

    Ralph Ansami|May 16, 2015

    BESSEMER — A resolution in support of the state of Michigan controlling the wolf population in the Upper Peninsula was approved by the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. Denny Ellos, secretary of the Western U.P. Citizens on Wolf Management, offered the resolution to the board. “The efforts of all of us in the western U.P., especially Gogebic County, to get help with the increasing number of wolf conflicts in our cities, towns, townships and county continues to be the major concern,” Ellos wrote in a letter submitted with...

  • Community Calendar

    May 16, 2015

    Saturday, May 16 Western U.P. Trail Association, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gogebic Community College. Memorial Day Chorus rehearsal, 9 a.m., Memorial Building, Ironwood. Children’s Story Hour, 10 a.m., Marenisco Public Library. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Public Library, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Kids party for Clair d’Loon, Mercer Public Library, 2648 W. Margaret St., Mercer. Bessemer Area Heritage Center, 1 p.m., Mining and Logging Live presentations, Bessemer Area Heritage Center. Iron...

  • Teachers, students make fantastic school year a reality

    May 16, 2015

    As the 2014-’15 school year draws to a close, I want to express my appreciation for the commitment of the people in Bessemer as a whole, in making another fantastic school year a reality. I want to personally thank our incredible parents and the community for their continued support and involvement. Educating children and preparing them for the future is truly a team effort. I believe we have much to be proud of in Bessemer. Not a day goes by that I do not encounter individuals who are passionate about improving the lives of our students and p...