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Articles from the July 8, 2015 edition

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  • Penokee Range holds off Keweenaw in district opener

    Pat Krause|Jul 8, 2015

    WAKEFIELD - The Penokee Range All-Star team built a sizable lead in the Little League District 11 boys 11-12 year-old baseball tournament and held on to win 7-6 over Keweenaw on Tuesday night. "We were getting a little nervous at the end," coach Ross Solberg said. "Payton (Solberg) pitched well and had great command. But we have a pitch count in Little League and if he threw one more pitch, he would not have been able to pitch for four days. We also picked it up and played good defense "... Full story

  • Ceremony celebrates completion of Montreal River bridge

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 8, 2015

    OVER THE MONTREAL RIVER - Area officials and residents gathered on the now-renovated railroad trestle spanning the Montreal River and connecting Ironwood and Hurley Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first section, however small, of a regional trail that is planned to go from the ski trails in Montreal Wis., to Sunday Lake in Wakefield. The trestle bridge has been under construction for roughly a month as workers installed decking over the existing wooden beams and railings along the... Full story

  • Man jailed in heroin death

    Ralph Ansami|Jul 8, 2015

    IRONWOOD — A suspect is incarcerated in the Gogebic County Jail at Bessemer for delivery of heroin, causing death, in Ironwood. According to Ironwood Public Safety Department Director Andrew DiGiorgio, a 911 call was received around 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, saying there was an unresponsive 32-year-old man at 610 E. Oak St. IPSD officers, along with Beacon Ambulance personnel, responded, and first aid and CPR were administered to the unidentified 32-year-old man until ambulance personnel arrived. The suspect who allegedly dropped the victim off at t... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 8, 2015

    Wednesday, July 8 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Mercer Area Play Group, 9:30-11 a.m., all welcome, Mercer (Wis.) Public Library. 715-476-2366. Small Town Quilters, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. annual Quilt Display, United Methodist Church, County J, Mercer. Ironwood Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m., Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson, Ironwood Burger King. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.... Full story

  • Elvera 'Vera' E. Anderson

    Jul 8, 2015

    HURLEY, Wis. - Elvera "Vera" E. Anderson, 88, of Ironwood, Mich., passed away peacefully Monday, July 6, 2015, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, surrounded by members of her loving family. She was much beloved by her nine children, 23 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Vera was born in Ironwood on April 23, 1927, the youngest of eight siblings, to the late Isaac and Elizabeth (Waarala) Koskinen. She was a lifelong resident of Ironwood, attended local schools and... Full story

  • Dr. Rodney 'Rod' Jerome Soyka

    Jul 8, 2015

    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Dr. Rodney “Rod” Jerome Soyka, of New Port Richey, a former resident of Ironwood, Mich., peacefully passed to be with Our Lord in Heaven on June 29, 2015. Rod was a former Marine, a police officer in Washington, D.C., an ordained minister and a spiritual therapist who devoted his life to walking with the Lord. Those who knew him can take comfort in knowing that he is walking with Christ and glorifying God in Heaven. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, six children and their spouses, seven grandchildren and a great... Full story

  • Court decision erodes sovereignty of states

    Jul 8, 2015

    Letter to the Editor: I am a literate fellow who has a copy of the Constitution of the United States and have recently read it from front to back several times. Nowhere in our Constitution does the word marriage appear. I am utterly dismayed at the recent Supreme Court decision to allow gay marriage to become the law of the land. This is appalling. It legitimizes sodomy and perversion. Sodomy was considered a crime not that many years ago and rightfully so. Justice Kennedy cites the 14th amendment as justification for the ruling. Is he perhaps... Full story