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Articles from the July 19, 2022 edition

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  • Western UP COVID-19 cases increase by almost half

    Jul 19, 2022

    By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HANCOCK — COVID-19 cases in the western U.P. increased by 47% in the past week, according to an update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Thursday. This update reported 170 new cases and one death, an increase from 90 new cases and one death on July 5. Eighty-three of these new cases were in Houghton County, 56 new cases were in Gogebic, 16 new cases were in Baraga, eight were in Ontonagon and seven were in Keweenaw. The one death occurred in Gogebic County. As of Thursday, the c...

  • Festival Ironwood maintains high energy to the end

    Jul 19, 2022

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - Festival Ironwood continued throughout the weekend with a busy day on Friday and an even busier day on Saturday at the Historic Ironwood Depot Park. Friday was designated as a kids' activity day with highly popular activities, including an obstacle course, a mechanical bull, a trout pond, a wood chip scramble, sand castle building, the daily duck pick, face/arm painting, and a visit by Slow Poke Da Clown. Ironwood Mayor Kim Corcoran was...

  • Arnie O. Mattson

    Jul 19, 2022

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Arnie O. Mattson, 92, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Arnie was born on June 17, 1930, in Wakefield, a son of Hjalmer and Signe (Wiitanen) Mattson. He attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1948. Arnie proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. On Aug. 11, 1951, he married the love of his life, Dorothy A. Makela, in Wakefield. They celebrated nearly 71 years of marriage. Arnie was a... Full story

  • Darrell Wayne "Tripper" Tripp

    Jul 19, 2022

    WAUSAU, Wis. - Darrell Wayne "Tripper" Tripp, 75, of Ontonagon, Michigan, and Grangerland, Texas, died peacefully on July 12, 2022, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was born on July 18, 1946, in Rice Lake to Marilyn and Dale Tripp. He married Nancy Harry on Nov. 18, 1967, in Tucson, Arizona. Their family grew with the arrival of two children, Tami and Shane. Tripper entered the United States Marine Corps in 1966. He served as a cook and baker feeding over 1,500 soldiers a day... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 19, 2022

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Tuesday, July 19 Pickleball, 9 a.m.-noon, Patterson Courts, Ironwood. Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency food commodity distribution for seniors, Pioneer Park Apartments tenants only, Ironwood, 9-10 a.m.; Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood, parking lot, 10:30-11 a.m.; Northwoods Estates Apartments, Ironwood Township, parking lot, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Wildwood Apartments, Ironwood Township, community room, 12:30-12:45... Full story

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