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Articles from the July 9, 2018 edition

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  • Little Finland celebrates Viola Turpeinen Day

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 9, 2018

    KIMBALL, Wis. - Shade from the property's tall trees and a fairly steady breeze made Sunday's heat more pleasant at Little Finland, where a crowd gathered to dance and have a good time at the organization's annual Viola Turpeinen Day celebration. "We've got a pretty nice turnout for a warm day," Little Finland president Ken Hannula said, adding a number of people even were dancing in the shade of Little Finland's pavilion to polka tunes from the Merrill-based band Finn Power. Little Finland has...

  • Little Girl's Point, other beaches reopen

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 9, 2018

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Residents can once again cool off at Little Girl's Point and several other area beaches and parks, after the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department's latest round of testing showed E.coli levels had improved enough to reopen them. A total of 26 locations the health department is monitoring are reopen, according to the health department Saturday, with another seven locations under an advisory for users to swim at their own...

  • Ontonagon County Fair set for July 26-29

    Jan Tucker|Jul 9, 2018

    GREENLAND — The Ontonagon County Fair, 2018 edition will be held July 26-29 at Adventure Mountain and features some new challenges and events. In place of the previous 5K Walk-Run, the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital is sponsoring a “ninja course” competition. There will be a quarter-mile course walk-run loaded with various challenging obstacles. The event will be Saturday, July 28, with registration at 1 p.m. and competition at 2 p.m. Other challenging events this year are the Adventure Mountain Mud Challenge, also on Saturday, as ATVs and UTVs...

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 9, 2018

    Monday, July 9 Men’s Bible study, 8 a.m., Bessemer Housing Community, community room, 906-667-0469. Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., Montreal, Wis. 715-561-4450. National Finnish American Festival Inc. board, 10 a.m., Little Finland, Kimball. Mercer Lioness Blood Drive, noon-4 p.m., Mercer Community Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Science Rocks! Michigan Science Center Science Fair, 1 p.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. Strong Bones exercise class, 1 p.m., Mercer C... Full story