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Articles from the June 15, 2015 edition


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  • Dimich and Gulan win Battle at the Bluff

    Pat Krause|Jun 15, 2015

    HURLEY - The Battle at the Bluff is a unique two-day, 36 hole best ball golf tournament hosted by the Eagle Bluff Golf Club and Trinity Dimich, of North Branch, Minn., and Jeff Gulan, of Hurley, won the championship flight by shooting a 69 on Sunday. Gulan said a change in the tournament's format may have helped them win the championship flight. Saturday's round and score now determine a team's flight and position in that flight for Sunday's round. But all the scores from Saturday are wiped out... Full story

  • Participants walk, run and roll to support New Beginnings

    Richard Jenkins|Jun 15, 2015

    WAKEFIELD - 75 participants gathered near Sunday Lake in Wakefield Saturday morning for New Beginnings Pregnancy Support Services' annual walk, run and roll fundraiser. Organizers were pleased with the turnout that the annual event generated. "(I'm) pleased with the turnout," said New Beginnings Board chair Diana Friedli. "All different groups of people and ages, from people in their 70s I see all the way down to babies in strollers. It's a family event." Even though the skies were overcast, the... Full story

  • Community "take off" at Gogebic Iron County Airport this weekend

    Tom Stankard|Jun 15, 2015

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Despite the rainy conditions, children and adult air travel enthusiasts came to Gogebic Iron County Airport for Airport Day on Saturday. Throughout the day, children between 8-17 years old, had the chance to become a Experimental Aircraft Association "Young Eagle" and ride an actual pilot over Copper peak and beyond. For the littler ones and adults, they could pay $20 and experience the upper peninsula=a from ta bird's-eye-view. In addition to air plane rides, air travel... Full story

  • One-eyed hawk star of Mercer Lupine Junefest

    Ralph Ansami|Jun 15, 2015

    MERCER, Wis. - Mercer's annual Lupine Junefest went to the birds on Saturday. It was the ninth celebration of the colorful lupine plants, but first year of the bird festival at the Loon Capital of Wisconsin. Mercer was named one of Wisconsin's Bird Cities and Saturday featured a large tent devoted to birds and building wooden houses for them. The star at the bird tent was 3-year-old Ruby, a red-tailed hawk that resides at the Wild Instincts Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Rhinelander. Ruby... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 15, 2015

    Monday, June 15 Gogebic County Human Services Agency Board, 9 a.m., Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Wakefield. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, seniors, mothers, infants, and children, 9 a.m.-noon, 100 Mill St., Bessemer. 906-667-0283. 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. area74.org. Iron County Historical Society, 2 p.m., Iron County Historical Society Museum, 303 Iron St., Hurley. Ironwood... Full story

  • Montreal River bridge mural completed

    Jun 15, 2015

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — Although bad weather delayed its completion, the mural decorating the base of one of the train trestles that connect Ironwood and Hurley over the Montreal River has been completed. While organizers originally hoped that to complete the mural before school let out so the Hurley students who helped design the mural could finish the project, the plan shifted to have the organizers complete the mural, according to Amy Nosal, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with the University of Wisconsin's I... Full story