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Articles from the June 2, 2015 edition


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  • Students plant flowers in downtown Bessemer, Hurley

    Tom Stankard|Jun 2, 2015

    Students from Washington Elementary School in Bessemer and Hurley K-12 School got their hands dirty Monday and planted flowers in their respective downtowns. Washington Elementary School teacher Gene Goss and his fifth-grade students moved his class outside to enjoy the sunny weather and beautify their city. "This is an excellent program here," Goss said. "The students are really good about taking care of the gardens during the summer." All of this wouldn't have been possible without the supervi... Full story

  • Ontonagon village manager expects dollar store permit request shortly

    Jan Tucker|Jun 2, 2015

    ONTONAGON – Ontonagon Village Manager Joe Erickson told the Village Council Monday that engineers for a new dollar store in Ontonagon have been on the proposed site for the store and he expects a request will be made next week for a building permit to start the new structure. The new Family Dollar will be erected on M-38 across from the Ontonagon Court House and next to the former Pamida store. Mountain Engineers are the engineers for the store, which will replace the existing smaller store next to Pat’s Foods. Village council members said the... Full story

  • Devils' district rally falls short

    Pat Krause|Jun 2, 2015

    NORWAY - It is said that good pitching and solid defense wins baseball games and there was plenty of both on display in the MHSAA District 97 semifinal between North Central and the Ironwood Red Devil Devils on Monday. In the end, North Central held off Ironwood's final inning rally and prevailed 4-3. The loss ended Ironwood's season. "We just didn't get it done in the end," Red Devil coach Dan Niemi said. "The mental part of a ball game is so important. That's been the tale of the tape for... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 2, 2015

    Tuesday, June 2 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. 4-H Tech Wizards Open House, 4 to 6 p.m., Kids 7 and up, L.L. Wright School’s small cafeteria in Ironwood. Luther L. Wright High School and St. Ambrose Class of 1947, 5 p.m., all classmates welcome get together at Elk and Hound, Ironwood, info call 906-932-1976. Disabled American Veterans, 6 p.m., Regular meeting, American Legion Club Room, Ironwood. Fat T... Full story

  • James H. Cannon

    Jun 2, 2015

    SAGINAW, Mich. - James H. Cannon, 85, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 30, 2015, at his home. The son of the late Harold and Irene (Olson) Cannon, Jim was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Ironwood. He attended local grade schools in Ironwood, graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1948 and Gogebic Junior College in 1950. Jim served in the Army National Guard during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 439. In 1964, he came to Saginaw, where he was employed at the... Full story

  • Suzanne Dawn Freedstrom Strand

    Jun 2, 2015

    APPLETON, Wis. - Suzanne Dawn Freedstrom Strand, 76, born on June 27, 1938, left our world on Monday, May 25, 2015. Sue is now rejoined with her husband, Laird; parents Aleda and Wally Freedstrom, sister Anita Schanning, and many well-loved relatives and friends. This little girl, from the resettlement in Ironwood, Mich., went on to graduate from the University of Michigan, marry a kind man, raise three children, teach hundreds of Kimberly, Wisconsin's kids, and spoil three grandchildren. She co... Full story

  • Katherine 'Sis' Gulan

    Jun 2, 2015

    HURLEY, Wis. — On June 6, 2015, we will celebrate the life of Katherine “Sis” Gulan, longtime resident of Gile, who entered God’s loving arms on Nov. 23, 2014, at age 95. Katherine was born in Montreal on June 11, 1919, the daughter of James and Margaret (Milo) Nagro. She attended the Montreal School and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School. She married Wallace Gulan in 1943. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Peggy Noskoviak and Nancy Reinsvold, and a brother, James Nagro, Jr. She is surv... Full story

  • Roy Arthur Winter

    Jun 2, 2015

    LAKE GOGEBIC, Mich. - Roy Arthur Winter, 82, of Lake Gogebic, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Roy was born Nov. 18, 1932, to Jesse and Hattie Winter in Kennan, Wis. Roy was the 10th of 11 children. Kennan was home to Roy until 1978, except for his time in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In 1954, Roy married the love of his life, Marilyn Ann Markley, and together they raised eight children, along with anyone else that needed a place to stay. Often we had to eat in... Full story

  • Ironwood students enjoy field day

    Richard Jenkins|Jun 2, 2015

    IRONWOOD - The Ironwood K-6 students gathered at Longyear Field Monday for the school's annual day of outdoor activities, including a fun run fundraiser, sponsored by the school's parent-teacher organization. Prior to the fun run, which consisted of students running a lap on the field's track, the students gathered pledged donations with the money going toward the purchase of new playground equipment for the school. Prior to the run, the students posed for a group picture - the grades were... Full story

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