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Articles from the May 24, 2019 edition


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  • Saxon Harbor marina work continues on schedule

    May 24, 2019

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - Progress continues at Saxon Harbor as workers strive to complete the new marina by the mid-August target date. "The original plan for the contract was to be completed by mid-August, they're on schedule for that," said Eric Peterson, the Iron County forestry and parks administrator. "If mother nature cooperates and it holds off raining every day, that should continue and they should be completed by mid-August." Peterson said much of...

  • Cub Scouts delve into Ironwood's past

    May 24, 2019

    By BRYAN HELLIOS [email protected] IRONWOOD — Cub Scouts from pack 323 learned about the area’s history during a their trip to the Historic Ironwood Depot and museum on Thursday. Carl Green, Cubmaster for the pack, said things like the museum are often overlooked. “We live in a nice area that does have a lot of history and has a lot of interesting things that happen,” he said. “You kinda over time get disconnected from those.” Greeen said being able to see all the buildings a...

  • DNR Trust grant to fund O Kun de Kun Falls trail updates

    May 24, 2019

    By JAN TUCKER [email protected] ONTONAGON — Visitors to the O Kun de Kun Falls will have a new trail, bridge and improved parking lot to better enjoy the beautiful falls by July 31. Kenny Wawsczyk, of the North Country Trail Association, informed the Ontonagon County Board Tuesday the 1.4 miles of new trails to the falls is being paid by a DNR Trust Fund grant which will go through the county into the project. The DNR Trust Fund can’t give the grant to the trail association, but can send grant money to the county. The U.S. Forest Ser...

  • Community calendar

    May 24, 2019

    Friday, May 24 Mercer Cribbage, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer Senior Center. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EST, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. area74.org. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Saturday, May 25 Union... Full story

  • Marilyn Rhea Karling

    May 24, 2019

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Marilyn Rhea Karling, 84, passed in peace Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, William and Linda Karling and all of her brothers and sisters. She was a beloved aunt, sister, sister-in-law, daughter and friend and took great joy in her family, walking, biking and cheering on the Wakefield Cardinals (where she was awarded the “Super Fan Award”) and then Bessemer Speedboys (after moving to Bessemer — she believed you had to represent your home town). Marilyn was a wonderful human being that wa... Full story

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