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Articles from the June 1, 2015 edition

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  • Ironwood's Joki, Aukee, Hudacek win U.P. titles

    Pat Krause|Jun 1, 2015

    Several Ironwood track-and-field athletes competed in the Division 2 U.P. Track-and-Field Finals on Saturday in Kingsford. A number of good performances were turned in and the Red Devil boy's team finished fifth with 50 points, while the Ironwood girl's team was seventh with 31 points. Both Ishpeming teams took home the gold and won by wide margins. Ironwood coach Ted Sim was pleased with how both teams performed. "The kids did very well overall and I was very happy with them," Sim said. "We did... Full story

  • Punching out

    Richard Jenkins|Jun 1, 2015

    IRONWOOD - After eight weeks of events throughout the region, the closing ceremony for the Smithsonian's "The Way We Worked" exhibit was held Sunday at the historic Ironwood Theatre. The event began with a musical prelude on the theatre's historic Barton organ followed by a brief welcome from Ironwood Mayor Kim Corcoran and master of ceremonies Mark Silver, a past president of the theatre board. The primary focus of the ceremony was The Gogebic Range Chamber Singers' spring concert, which began... Full story

  • Group helps clean up Montreal River

    Kelsey Hansen|Jun 1, 2015

    IRONWOOD—A group met Saturday morning at the Michigan Welcome Center to help clean up the banks alongside the Montreal River. Led by the Forest Service Department, the group met first to discuss safety procedures, protective equipment and the areas that would be cleaned up, which consisted of five zones. Garbage and recycling collection was done just on public land alongside the river and not actually in the water. Another river clean up day will be held Aug. 22nd in which volunteers will have the opportunity to wade into the water to c... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 1, 2015

    Monday, June 1 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Wakefield Seniors, 2 p.m., meeting, Senior Center, Wakefield. Tech Wizards Open House, 4 to 6 p.m., Kids 7 and up, Room 218 of the A.D. Johnston School in Bessemer. Pat O’Donnell Civic Center Board, 5 p.m., board meeting, Civic Center, Ironwood. Gogebic County Fair Board, 5:30 p.m., meeting, Multipurpose Building, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Our Lady of P... Full story

  • Willard D. 'Bill' Leinon

    Jun 1, 2015

    IRONWOOD, Mich.- Willard D. “Bill” Leinon, 84, of Montreal, Wis., died unexpectedly Friday, May 29, 2015, at Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 4, 1931, in Montreal, son of the late Henry and Cecilia (Baron) Leinon, and attended grade school there. He then began a lifelong logging career with his father and brothers, Roland and Raymond, and spent 20 years with his son Richard at W & R Leinon Forest Products, retiring at the age of 72 in 2003. Bill was a member of the First Pre... Full story