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Articles from the July 2, 2016 edition

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  • Community Calendar

    Jul 2, 2016

    Saturday, July 2 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, July 3 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Gogebic Range Trail Authority, 6 p.m., Pit Stop, Bessemer. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. Monday, July 4 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem L... Full story

  • Virginia R. 'Ginny' Krznarich

    Jul 2, 2016

    SUN CITY, Ariz. - Virginia R. "Ginny" Krznarich, 85, a winter resident of Sun City and summer resident of Hurley, Wis., died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, under hospice care in Sun City. The former Virginia McCoy was born Dec. 3, 1929, in Chicago, daughter of the late Theodore and Esther (Sprang) McCoy. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School in Milwaukee, then moved to Mauston, Wis., where she graduated from Mauston High School in 1947. She graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with... Full story

  • Town refurbishes basketball gymnasium in community center

    Pat Krause|Jul 2, 2016

    PENCE, Wis. –– The town of Pence has something that is very old but is also new. It is the renovated, refurbished and refinished basketball gymnasium in the Pence Community Center. Believed to have been built in 1944, the gym was considered something special for its time and even had the narrow lanes with a circular-lined top that made it look like a key. The narrow lanes with the round top first came into being in the 1920s. Deke Routheaux, who worked on the resurfacing and renovating, alo...

  • Owner's death leaves Wishbones future uncertain

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 2, 2016

    HURLEY - The unexpected death of owner William Murray has left the future of his property on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Silver Street in Hurley up in the air. Murray, 67, died June 17 in Madison from complications with a medical procedure. Iron County Board chairman and Hurley Mayor Joe Pinardi said he plans talk to Murray's significant other once the family business surrounding the funeral is finished to see how she wants to handle the property. He isn't sure whether she plans to continue...

  • Tractor Supply opening set for July 30

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 2, 2016

    IRONWOOD — An opening date for the Tractor Supply store in the former Kmart building in Ironwood Commons on Cloverland Drive has been set for later this month. The store will have a soft opening beginning July 23, with a grand opening celebration set for July 30, according to Rob Hoskins, a media relations representative for Tractor Supply Company. Hoskins said the company is always looking for new locations “that are a good fit as far as the target market is concerned. “Concerning the location in Ironwood, this is especially true in that...