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Articles from the October 21, 2017 edition


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  • Community calendar

    Oct 21, 2017

    Saturday, Oct. 21 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Mercer Lioness Holiday Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mercer school cafeteria, 2690 W. Margaret St., Mercer, 715-476-7613, 715.476-0166, or 715-476-0155. Pie Social and Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, West Airport Road, Ironwood Township, 715-893-2290. ICORE Lipp Lake Trail workday, 10 a.m., Lipp Lake, Mercer, ironcountyoutdoors.org. Fish ‘N Lure Road Rally, Presque Isle Community Center, noon, 715...

  • Meyers holds foster care listening session

    Oct 21, 2017

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY - State Rep. Beth Meyers, D-Bayfield, was in Hurley Friday morning for a listening session at the Iron County Courthouse on the state's foster care system. The session was one of several Meyers has held in her district in connection with her role on the Speaker's Task Force on Foster Care. "It was real important for me to hear from my constituents, and it was also important the other members of the task force hear their stories," Meyers told...

  • John Chaich Jr.

    Oct 21, 2017

    RICHMOND, Va. - John Chaich, Jr., 88, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2017. He was born Nov. 7, 1927. He achieved his B.S. degree at Wisconsin State College, and after working at the James River Corporation for 34 years, he went on to become President and CEO of the Meridian and Bigbee Railroad. John served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant during World War II. He was a volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital for 10 years and was on the Advisory Committee at Comboni...

  • Bergman says freshmen in Congress making progress

    Oct 21, 2017

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] IRONWOOD - The future of health care and climate change were on the minds of many of the 35 people who attended a Friday listening session at Gogebic Community College with U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet. Bergman noted he voted to repeal Obamacare and the legislation now sits before the Senate. He explained his repeal vote by saying he didn't believe 100 percent of Obamacare was broken, but the majority of it was. Now the the future of what he...

  • US Army Corps awards Saxon dredging contract, levee work

    Oct 21, 2017

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected a company to perform its portion of the dredging work at Saxon Harbor. Roen Salvage Company was awarded the $993,000 dredging contract to remove approximately 18,000 cubic yards of material from the marina’s main channel and do some repairs to the harbor’s levees, according to Lynn Rose, a spokesperson with the Army Corps in Detroit. The dredging is necessary to remove the sediment and debris that was left in the marina after the flood...

  • Unstoppable: Midgets score 76, rush for 647

    Jason Juno|Oct 21, 2017

    TURTLE LAKE, Wis. --- While the score may have looked like it, Hurley didn't play a basketball game Friday night. Their football season shows no signs of ending anytime soon. Taking their offense to another level, the No. 4-seeded Midgets defeated No. 5 Turtle Lake 76-44 Friday night in a WIAA Division 7 Level 1 playoff game. Hurley compiled a video-game like 647 rushing yards, led by senior fullback Scott Subert's 318, and it was more than enough to offset the Lakers' vaunted passing attack....

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