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Articles from the July 11, 2015 edition

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  • Community Calendar

    Jul 11, 2015

    Saturday, July 11 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, July 12 Mercer Library, 11 a.m. preview, 2 p.m. Mercer Library Consignment Auction, Mercer Community Center. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Christ Community Church, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Vacation Bible School, 507 Cinnebar St., Bessemer. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. Monday, July 13 Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution, s... Full story

  • Declining bird populations sobering sign

    Jul 11, 2015

    Letter to the Editor: Wow. Loosely quoting from an article in the Globe written by Ryan Brady of the Wisconsin DNR, more than 400 species of birds have been recorded in Wisconsin, and one in three Wisconsin adults say they watch and identify birds at home and away, the second highest rate in the nation. Impressive. For me, whether on a birding jaunt or enjoying them as seen or heard during the day, they are one of the pure joys in life. But then, the DNR writer gave the bad news. “Many (species) have low and/or declining populations, i... Full story

  • Penokee Range wins 9-10 district softball opener

    Jul 11, 2015

    IRONWOOD — The Penokee Rangers defeated Keweenaw Bay 19-7 in the 9-10 Little League Softball District tournament opener here Friday. “We had a big first inning and were able to hold on,” said coach Aaron Bender. “The girls played well.” The best-of-3 tournament continues today at noon. If Keweenaw wins, Game 3 will be Sunday. The district winner advances to the state tournament in the Detroit area. Bender said, while there were other communities in the U.P. with 9-10-year-old softball programs, only Penokee Range and Keweenaw Bay chose to... Full story

  • Fresh look for GCC Lindquist Student Center

    Tom Stankard|Jul 11, 2015

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Gogebic Community College's David G. Lindquist Center is receiving a facelift. During the summer, areas receiving renovations and maintenance work are the student lounge, the Courtside Cafe, formerly known as the Snack Bar, the gymnasium and the hallway. When the upgrades are complete, Lindquist Center Director Dorie Fornero said the center will be more modern and accessible. "We're making cosmetic changes to the facility to update it and make it more user-friendly for our... Full story

  • Turn of last century postcard finds its way back to Ironwood

    Ralph Ansami|Jul 11, 2015

    IRONWOOD - Ironwood Mayor Kim Corcoran doesn't know Lowell Joerg, a retired insurance salesman from California. It seems he knows a little bit about Ironwood, however. Corcoran was opening her city mail a few months ago when she received a "redistribution of happiness" letter from Joerg that contained a postcard of an 1899 blizzard in Ironwood. "He has a hobby of returning bits of history back to the cities of origin," Corcoran said. She researched social media and found numerous examples of... Full story