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Articles from the May 28, 2016 edition

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  • Midgettes win 1st regional since '11

    Jason Juno|May 28, 2016

    HURLEY - It seemed like every ground ball was going just to the left of Hurley shortstop Maria Swartz during the WIAA Division 4 regional final Friday. But with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning, the ball went right to her. She tagged the runner going to third and threw to first baseman Brooke Piilola to complete the 6-3 double play and the 11-7 victory over Gilman. It was Hurley's first regional title since 2011 and 19th in program history. Swartz's double play was an exciting...

  • Johnson makes case for Michigan congressional bid

    Richard Jenkins|May 28, 2016

    IRONWOOD — Democrat candidate Lon Johnson visited Ironwood Thursday during a tour of the western Upper Peninsula as part of his campaign to replace Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, representing Michigan’s First Congressional District in Congress. “I think that we’ve got a real shot here, this is an open seat … it’s a rare occurrence in politics,” Johnson said. The district — which encompasses 32 counties and 40 percent of the land mass of the state — is 24,000 square miles and is one of the largest congressional districts east of the Mississippi....

  • Rally kicks off with soggy parade

    Ralph Ansami|May 28, 2016

    HURLEY - Hurley kicked off its Memorial Day Weekend All-Terrain Vehicle Rally with a 45-minute parade of hundreds of machines in light rain Friday evening. It didn't matter much to the ATV and side-by-side riders, many of whom were soaked in mud from trail riding earlier in the day. Hurley Police Chief Dan Erspamer led the parade down Silver Street for the final time, as he's retiring this summer. The covered side-by-side vehicles probably outnumbered the traditional ATVs on the parade route, wh...

  • Community Calendar

    May 28, 2016

    Saturday, May 28 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Friends of the Gile, 9 a.m., Sharon’s Coffee Company, Hurley. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church, Aurora Street, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6-7 p.m., Church of Transfiguration, Ironwood. Open speaker meeting and potluck dinner. Sunday, May 29 Harding Club, 1 p.m., club house, Bessemer Township. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, S... Full story