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Articles from the July 23, 2016 edition

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  • Community Calendar

    Jul 23, 2016

    Saturday, July 23 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, July 24 Range Fest, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Depot Park, Ironwood. Food, live music, entertainment and games. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Viola Turpeinin Day, 2 p.m., Little Finland, Kimball, Wis. Music by Finnpower. 906-932-1608. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. M...

  • James Anthony Golombiski

    Jul 23, 2016

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - James Anthony Golombiski, 68, of Bessemer, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Wakefield, Mich. He was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Wakefield, the son of the late John and Olive (Russ) Golombiski. James enlisted with the U.S. Army in 1965 and served his country until 1968. He worked at the White Pine Mine, the Chrysler Corporation in Ann Arbor for nearly 20 years, and at a marble manufacturing plant in Florida. He was a quick witted and easy going man, who was always there...

  • 3,000 remain without power

    Jul 23, 2016

    ASHLAND, Wis. - Xcel Energy crews continue to tackle restoring electricity to 3,000 area customers impacted by Thursday's severe storms. The company said 20,000 people lost power after the storms, primarily in Ashland, Hayward and Ironwood. "We recognize that power outages are challenging for our customers, particularly with the extreme heat, and we appreciate their patience. Be sure to stay safe in these conditions and check on elderly family members, neighbors and friends and take advantage...

  • Officials discuss storm assistance programs

    Larry Holcombe|Jul 23, 2016

    HURLEY - Fifteen officials from various state agencies met with nine Iron County and local town officials Friday to discuss assistance programs and other information in the wake of the July 11-12 storm and flooding. Jerry Mentzel, of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, said there are many avenues and agencies to help for the affected areas across the seven-county disaster area. Three other regional WDOT officials spoke about their work in Iron County and willingness to continue to work...

  • Foreign exchange student to return home to Switzerland

    Jul 23, 2016

    HURLEY — The Hurley High School had a Swiss presence during the 2015-’16 school year, as the Hurley school and community played host to Rotary Youth Exchange student Kylie Raymund, of Horgen, Switzerland. Raymund, 17, arrived in Hurley in mid-August 2015, and will be leaving to return to her home in Switzerland on Monday. Horgen is small community south of Zurich on the shores of the Lake of Zurich. The Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club sponsored Raymund’s year-long exchange, and she was hosted by Monica Kutz, of Hurley, and Amy and Ken Wyka, of Mo...

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