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Articles from the May 21, 2019 edition


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  • Hurley school board praises retiring Patritto

    Bryan Hellios|May 21, 2019

    HURLEY - The Hurley K-12 School Board and community members gave retiring superintendent Chris Patritto a round of applause at Monday's board meeting "Every challenge our board has given Chris Patritto he's performed admirably," board president Joe Simonich said. Simonich presented Patritto with a certificate of commendation from Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and a plaque on behalf of state Sen. Janet Bewley and state Rep. Beth Meyer, who represent Iron County in Madison. Simonich said the district...

  • Lake Road crash victims identified

    Richard Jenkins|May 21, 2019

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department released the names of those in the car involved in a single-vehicle crash that killed two teens near Little Girl’s Point Saturday morning. Lauren Powless, 18, and Madeline Jackson, 15 died when the car they were in left the road and hit a tree. The third person in the car, Zachery Hammon, 20, survived the crash and walked to a nearby house to report the accident. Gogebic County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the accident on Lake Road north of Powers Road at approxi...

  • Porcupine Crossing

    May 21, 2019

  • Jodie Lyn (Rye) Johnson

    May 21, 2019

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Jodie Lyn (Rye) Johnson, 56, of Ironwood, passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2019, at her home in Ironwood. Jodie was born in Ironwood to Albert and Mary Ann (Conhartoski) Rye on Jan. 11, 1963. She graduated Ironwood Catholic High School in 1981. She married Kevin Johnson on Oct. 21, 1995, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hurley, Wis. She graduated from Gogebic Community College with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and worked as an RN in the Appleton and Oshkosh... Full story

  • James P. 'Gordy' Koski

    May 21, 2019

    TOMAHAWK, Wis. - James P. "Gordy" Koski, 67, of Tomahawk, died peacefully at his home on April 29, 2019, just a week before his 68th birthday. Gordy was born to Gordon and Genevieve (Gay) Koski in Ironwood, Mich., on May 3, 1951. He played football for the Ironwood Red Devils at Luther L. Wright High School and graduated from St. Ambrose High School in Ironwood in 1969 and Gogebic Community College in 1971. On May 5, 1979, he married Arlene Sell. The majority of his working life was spent at... Full story

  • Carolyn J. Martinson

    May 21, 2019

    RIB LAKE, Wis. — Carolyn J. Martinson, 65, of Rib Lake, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, with her daughters at her side. Carolyn was born on Nov. 21, 1953, the daughter of Robert and Marylyn (Grayson) Gerbig. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1971. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandsons. Carolyn is survived by her three daughters, Tara (Tim) Krall of Saxon, Tammie (Joe) Paoli of Peshtigo, and Danielle (David) Preston of Prentice; four cherished grandsons, Dayne Stuhr, Vin and Lorenzo P... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 21, 2019

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Tuesday, May 21 Loony Pedalers, 8:30 a.m., Carow Park, Mercer. Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson courts or Ironwood Memorial Building. Iron-Gogebic Integrated Family Services, 9-10:30 a.m., Iron County Courthouse, Hurley. 906-663-4045 or 715-561-2191. Wisconsin Veterans Employment Services Representative, 9-11:30 a.m., veterans service office, Hurley. 715-392-7808. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood... Full story

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