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Articles from the December 3, 2016 edition


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  • Colorful floats mark annual Jack Frost parade

    Ralph Ansami|Dec 3, 2016

    IRONWOOD - A couple inches of snow on Thursday night added sparkle to Friday's Jack Festival Parade in downtown Ironwood. The patriotic theme of the parade brought out vibrant reds, whites and blues for a celebration of the upcoming winter. On a mild evening, with temperatures in the 30s, a total of 37 parade entries passed by the judges at the River Valley Bank and hundreds of spectators along Aurora Street. The Cub Scouts' float was selected as the top entry, followed by the Klassic Kruisers...

  • Donald L. Davidson

    Dec 3, 2016

    MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. - Donald L. Davidson died during the early hours of Nov. 29, 2016, after more than 100.5 years of good living. Don was a dedicated husband and father, served his community long and well as a family physician in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and enjoyed many years of his retirement. Don was born on April 10, 1916, in Shelby, Mich., to parents Frank E. and Nellie L. (Buskirk) Davidson. He graduated from Kalamazoo College and medical school at the University of Michigan. He... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 3, 2016

    Saturday, Dec. 3 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Harding Club, 1 p.m., club house, Bessemer Township. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Dec. 4 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Finnish-American Chorus of Little Finland Christmas Concert, 2 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Chamber Singers Christmas Concert, 4 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. Gogebic Range Trail Authority, 6... Full story

  • Cardinals stop Speedgirls

    Pat Krause|Dec 3, 2016

    BESSEMER - Wakefield-Marenisco needed a huge fourth quarter to defeat the Bessemer Speedgirls 57-38 in a physical, hard-fought Copper Mountain rivalry game in the House of Noise on Friday. As the third quarter ended, Bessemer's Caitlyn Lynch and W-M's Darienne Korpi both made a 3 the old-fashioned way with a field goal and a free throw. The Speedgirls held a 36-35 lead after three quarters and it had been a close game for 24 minutes of intense basketball. But the Cardinals stepped up their game...

  • Bessemer City Council to discuss plan for city

    Ian Minielly|Dec 3, 2016

    BESSEMER — Monday’s Bessemer City Council meeting at 5 p.m. in council chambers will discuss a new master plan for the city. North of 45 LLC and Coleman Engineering provided Charly Loper, the city manager, with an outline and scope of work regarding the master plan. Loper said Coleman Engineering knows the community better, but North of 45 has more experience and specifically incorporates a “Winter City” concept into its planning. In response to a request of contractors for the city to provide asbestos and lead paint assessments for the...

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