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Articles from the July 6, 2015 edition


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  • Hebert, Fischer repeat as Sunday Lake Run champs

    Pat Krause|Jul 6, 2015

    WAKEFIELD – 258 runners and walkers got up early on the 4th of July to participate in the 38th annual Sunday Lake Run/Walk over the scenic 2.8 mile course on Saturday. For the runners, they simply circle Sunday Lake and Dave Hebert, of Iron River, Mich., and Callie Fischer, of Green Bay, Wis., did it best. They were the top male and female runners overall. Youth was served again in 2015 as Hebert and Fischer were repeat winners from 2014. Hebert, 22, had his running battles with Ironwood's A... Full story

  • Best in the world

    Associated Press|Jul 6, 2015

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans' elusive third Women's World Cup title. Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 Sunday for their record third championship and first since 1999. A sellout crowd of 53,341 that included U.S. Vice President Joe Biden roared in approval for Lloyd's hat trick, the first ever in a... Full story

  • Fire, explosions at asphalt plant in Kimball probed

    Ralph Ansami|Jul 6, 2015

    KIMBALL, Wis. - An early Saturday fire that caused a series of explosions at a blacktop company's quarry in Kimball is under investigation by the Iron County Sheriff's Department. The state fire marshal's office was called in to the investigation of the fire at the Northwoods Paving site, according to Lt. Paul Samardich, an investigator with the Iron County Sheriff's Department. Samardich said on Saturday afternoon that the fire of unknown origin produced a series of explosions that could be... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 6, 2015

    Monday, July 6, 2015 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Mercer Public Library, 2 p.m., A Conversation with Thomas Jefferson, info call Mercer Library at 715-476-2366. Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, 5 p.m., Board of Directors meeting, Pat O’Donnell Civic Center, Ironwood. Gogebic County Fail Board, 5:30 p.m., Multipurpose Building at the... Full story

  • Bessemer celebrates Fourth of July

    Tom Stankard|Jul 6, 2015

    BESSEMER - The Bessemer Blast 2015 ended with a bang on Saturday night with a breath-taking "Thunder on the Mountain" fireworks show. Sitting on lawn chairs and blankets, hundreds, if not thousands, came to Massie Field to watch. Before the show, Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps performed a variety of patriotic songs to entertain the crowd. At dusk, it was time for the main event. To set the mood, Bessemer native Miles Mykkanen sang the national anthem. Then, the audience oohed and awed... Full story

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