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Articles from the July 21, 2018 edition


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  • $250,000 bond set in fatal Saxon crash

    Ralph Ansami|Jul 21, 2018

    HURLEY — A $250,000 cash bond was set Thursday in Iron County Court for a Superior man who is charged in a fatal March 27 accident on U.S. 2 in Saxon. Jesse Gasper, 34, faces five charges in the early morning logging truck-car accident on U.S. 2 that claimed the life of former Ironwood resident Amanda Schiiller, 31. She was a passenger in the car driven by Gasper, who was injured in the crash. Iron County District Attorney Matthew Tingstad requested the high bond, which was approved by Iron County Judge Patrick Madden. Gasper was arrested in N...

  • Festival Ironwood draws community together

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 21, 2018

    IRONWOOD - While the rain somewhat impacted turnout, Festival Ironwood continued largely as planned Friday. "Crowds are down a little bit, but again, we made some adjustments," Festival Ironwood co-chair Keith Johnson told the Daily Globe. "We put some stuff - kids activities - under the big top, moved that slide in ... and the obstacle course and it worked out well. Despite the weather, the vendors were very pleased with the people." Other than the bounce house, petting zoo and bike parade,...

  • Joseph Ralph Lutwitzi

    Jul 21, 2018

    DODGE CENTER, Minn. - Joseph Ralph Lutwitzi, 73, passed away peacefully following a lengthy illness on July 18, 2018, at Fairview Care Center, in Dodge Center, where he resided for many years. Joe was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Ironwood, Mich. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Linda L. Grabrick, on April 12, 1969. They moved to St. Louis Park, where their daughter, Rae, was born. The family then moved to Rochester, where Joe worked for LewBonn... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 21, 2018

    Saturday, July 21 Festival Ironwood; arts and crafts show, car show, duck pick, kids’ activities, live music, Depot Park, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer, Wis., School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, July 22 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer Community Center. Nar... Full story

  • Walker requests disaster declaration

    Jul 21, 2018

    MADISON, Wis. — As expected, Gov. Scott Walker is asking the federal government to help parts of the state recover from the mid-June rainstorms that caused widespread flooding in several counties, including Iron County. Walker sent a letter to President Donald Trump Friday asking for a federal disaster declaration for Ashland, Bayfield, Iron, Burnett, Clark and Douglas counties. “Federal damage assessments showed more than $13.1 million in damage to public infrastructure in northwestern Wisconsin. This is an area that is still recovering fro...

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