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Articles from the May 24, 2016 edition

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  • Bruce Harold Mattson

    May 24, 2016

    PALMER, Alaska - Bruce Harold Mattson, 73, of Willow, passed away on May 15, 2016, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, surrounded by his family, due to complications from vascular aneurysms. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 26, at 3 p.m., at ACF Church, 16620 Brooks Loop, Eagle River, Alaska. Bruce was born on Oct. 6, 1942, in Ironwood, Mich., to Everett and Margaret (Nelson) Mattson. He graduated from Bessemer High School before receiving his Bachelor of Science degr... Full story

  • Angeline 'Angie' Secor

    May 24, 2016

    HURLEY, Wis. - Angeline "Angie" Secor, 98, passed away Feb. 1, 2016, at the Villa in Hurley. She was born in Cary Location on July 25, 1917, to Battista and Maria "Mary" (Moreschini) Negrini. Her parents migrated to the U.S. from Italy - Battista to Negaunee, Mich., to work in the mines with his father, then to Iron Belt, where he met Mary, his future wife. Angie graduated from Hurley High School in 1935. She married Matthew Secor Jr. on June 13, 1942. Angie worked at Mrofchak's in Ironwood,... Full story

  • Joseph F. Negri

    May 24, 2016

    HURLEY, Wis. - Joseph F. Negri, 80, of Hurley, died unexpectedly Friday, May 13, 2016, at home. He was born July 12, 1935, in Chicago, son of the late Joseph and Domenica (Novascone) Negri. He attended St. Mary's Grade School in Hurley and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in 1953. He then served stateside in the U.S. Army for two years. Following his discharge, Joe attended Milwaukee Institute of Technology where he became a diesel mechanic and was employed at Cummins Diesel for 30 years.... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    May 24, 2016

    Tuesday, May 24 Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Breakfast For Your Brain, 10 a.m., Mercer, Wis., Community Center. 715-561-2695. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Ironwood Kiwanis Club, noon, Golden Dragon. New members welcome. Woods and Blooms Garden Club, 6:30 p.m., Haines Civic Center, Mercer, Wis. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Ironwood. area7... Full story

  • Midgets win first regional title since 2005

    Jason Juno|May 24, 2016

    TONY, Wis. - No one came close to the Hurley boys, who won their first WIAA Division 3 regional track-and-field meet since 2005 Monday. The Indianhead Conference dominated the day with Hurley first with 155 points, South Shore/Washburn second with 118 and Drummond third at 102. Phillips was the first team from another conference (fourth place, 100 points). The top four finishers in each event qualified for Thursday's sectional at Colfax where the top four advance to the state meet. Storms that f...

  • Welding students fabricate sign for GCC

    Tom Stankard|May 24, 2016

    IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College welding students fabricated a sign bearing the college's new logo and placed it near the entrance of the Lindquist Student and Conference Center. Last fall, Gary Goulin, welding instructor met with the college's marketing committee to launch plans for the new sign. The welding students got to work in the lab to create a sample model and analyzed lighting options, which proved to be difficult. Goulin said they made four different attempts at choosing lighting...

  • Township board approves Lookout Lane project

    Richard Jenkins|May 24, 2016

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees added resurfacing work on a section of Lookout Lane as part of the township’s construction schedule Monday, on the condition the Bessemer Township board of trustees also contributes to the project. According to information presented to the board, the costs of the project will be split three ways, among the two townships and the county road commission. The residents living on the road will also contribute the project, lowering the cost to both townships. Township Supervisor Alan Bar...