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Articles from the June 4, 2020 edition

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  • George Floyd protests held in Ironwood

    Tom LaVenture|Jun 4, 2020

    IRONWOOD - Area community members who attended a Tuesday protest at the Memorial Building said they were compelled to add their voices to the worldwide outrage against racism and brutality in police departments. After watching the social media video of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while handcuffed and laying on the ground with the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer on his neck on May 25, Heidi Amsley said she was moved to attend the Ironwood event. "It was a really visc... Full story

  • Potential cuts threaten future of education

    Richard Jenkins|Jun 4, 2020

    IRONWOOD — Local education officials warn that the Western Upper Peninsula could face disastrous consequences if nothing is done to prevent the state from slashing the amount districts receive in per-pupil funding. Officials told the Daily Globe that if the drastic cuts are imposed, local districts would have to go beyond the normal measures taken in tough times — from the elimination of electives and school-sponsored sports to layoffs and possibly even state takeovers. “These are generational decisions that are going to absolutely affec...

  • Work continues on local economic development office

    Tom LaVenture|Jun 4, 2020

    IRONWOOD — Work has stalled but the idea continues to re-establish a county economic development office, according to a report at the Ironwood Economic Development Corporation meeting Wednesday. EDC member Gary Burnett asked for an update on the work to establish a regional EDC office. The cities of Ironwood and Bessemer are behind the effort to hire an emergency economic development coordinator who would implement the strategic plan process that was established by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, said Tom Bergman, director of c...

  • James 'Jim' Gordon DuRay

    Jun 4, 2020

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - James "Jim" Gordon DuRay, 72, passed away on May 27, 2020, at the Gogebic Medical Facility in Wakefield. Jim was born on March 30, 1948, son of Robert and Mildred (Kleimola) DuRay. He grew up in Bessemer and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1966 to serve his country during the Vietnam War. While in the Navy, he was decorated with the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal. He was honorably discharged in... Full story

  • Christine A. Lawrence

    Jun 4, 2020

    MERCER, Wis. — Christine A. Lawrence, 73, of Mercer, passed away on May 29, 2020, at her home in Mercer. Christine was born Dec. 19, 1946, in Milwaukee, daughter of John and Angeline (Kurkerwicz) Sier. She was married to Robert Lawrence, and he preceded her in death. Christine was a lifelong resident of Northern Wisconsin. She was a hard, dedicated worker and was employed at various jobs. She loved flowers and feeding wildlife and hummingbirds, but she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren who she loved dearly. She was p... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 4, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 4 Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hurley. Government Ironwood Planning Commission, 5 p.m., meeting, Conference Room 1, second floor, Memorial Building, Ironwood. Mercer Town Board, 5:30 p.m., town hall. Friday, June 5 Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Harbortown... Full story