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Articles from the June 12, 2015 edition

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  • Ende travels U.S. a hoof at a time

    Tom Stankard|Jun 12, 2015

    IRONWOOD - For some, horseback riding is hobby. For lady long-rider Bernice Ende, it's a way of life. During an adventurous coast-to-coast horseback ride, Ende stopped in Ironwood Tuesday to rest for a couple days. Beginning from her home in northwestern Montana, Ende rode her horses Montana Spirit and Essie Pearl all the way to Maine. Spending the last winter on the East Coast, she has now embarked on a journey to the West Coast along a route that will take her across the breadth of the U.S.... Full story

  • Volunteers clean historic Ironwood Theatre

    Jun 12, 2015

    IRONWOOD - The Historic Ironwood Theatre got a makeover on Thursday as around 15 volunteers came together for the theater's spring cleaning effort. Volunteers scrubbed chairs, dusted the chandeliers and swept the floors, as well as performing other needed tasks. Former theater board president Tom Williams thanked all the volunteers for their support. "None of this would be possible without them," he said. During a break from cleaning, the volunteers enjoyed complimentary snacks and drinks as a... Full story

  • Iron County 4-H uses grants to offer programs throughout summer

    Richard Jenkins|Jun 12, 2015

    HURLEY — With a summer schedule full of activities for the younger residents of Iron County, the 4-H program continues to seek ways to fund the various activities it offers. While Neil Klemme, the youth development agent with the University of Wisconsin’s Iron County Extension Office, said while almost two-thirds of the funding for the popular 4-H summer camps comes from community donations, he recently obtained $10,500 in grant funding to help expand the programs offered. Klemme used a $500 healthy programming grant through the UW-Madison cam... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 12, 2015

    Friday, June 12 Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Ironwood Carnegie Library, 2 p.m., Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Kick-off Party. Children of all ages can pick up reading kits. Games, photos. Register 932-0203, Ironwood Carnegie Library. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon Village Housing, 100 Cane Court, Ontonagon. Full story

  • Thank you to United States Postal Service

    Jun 12, 2015

    Letter to the editor: Thank you to the United States Postal Service members who collected donations for “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign in the Ironwood area. Your efforts have helped fill our pantry shelves. Because of your work, we can better serve our patrons. We also thank the very generous people of our area who made these donations. Our sincere thanks from the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry Staff. —Director Tomas Santos... Full story