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Articles from the June 24, 2021 edition

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  • Hurley School lifts mask mandate

    Jun 24, 2021

    By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley Public School Board lifted the mask mandate on Monday with instructions to the administration to monitor pandemic guidance recommendations leading into the next academic year in the fall. The action was effective immediately following a 5-0 vote. The school board and around a dozen others present for the regular meeting removed their face coverings — something that hadn’t been done at the meetings since the pandemic order started in March 2020. The board action included langu...

  • Marenisco hires township police chief, after one-year search

    Jun 24, 2021

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MARENISCO TOWNSHIP - After nearly a year without an official full-time lead in law enforcement, the Marenisco Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously approved the hire of James Webber as the town's new police chief. Webber, who was hired as part-time support about a month ago, will start his new full-time role on July 1. Monday's vote was unanimous with town clerk Donna Kenney describing Webber's service thus far as "just awesome." "I do love your...

  • Denver William Leinonen

    Jun 24, 2021

    LEONARD, Mich. - Denver William Leinonen, 88, of Almont, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Caremore of Oxford Retirement and Assisted Living in Leonard, Michigan. He was born July 26, 1932, at the Finnish Hospital in Ishpeming, Michigan. His father, William and mother, Alma (Tarvainen), were both of Finnish descent. Leinonen, who grew up in Covington, graduated from L'Anse High School in the class of 1950. He attended elementary school in Covington. Following high school, he... Full story

  • Karen Ann Korpi

    Jun 24, 2021

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Karen Ann Korpi, 76, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 18, 2021. Karen is preceded in death by her parents, Ann and Paul Busch. She wanted a private family get-together in their home to celebrate her life. Karen was born on April 14, 1945, in Ironwood. She shared her birthday with her first granddaughter which was a wonderful celebration together every year. Karen is survived by her husband, Russell Korpi, after 58 years of marriage; their two... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 24, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, June 24 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood. If rain: Memorial Building. St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Financial Assistance, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., located behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. 906-932-4325. Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous,... Full story