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Articles from the July 29, 2016 edition

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  • Erma I. Sgaggio

    Jul 29, 2016

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Erma I. Sgaggio, 95, a long-time resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016. Her two sons were at her side. Erma was born on Jan. 18, 1921, in Ironwood, the daughter of Dominic and Elizabeth (Valente) Rigoni. She attended St. Ambrose High School and graduated in 1939. On Sept. 28, 1955, Erma was united in marriage to Tony C. Sgaggio. Erma started her business career as a linotype operator at the Ironwood Daily Globe followed by several... Full story

  • AmeriCorps volunteers help with storm cleanup

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 29, 2016

    HURLEY - As Iron County continues to recover from the storms and flooding that hit the region earlier this month, a group of AmeriCorps volunteers arrived to help residents cleanup storm damage in their homes. The eight volunteers that make up team Cedar 4 - between the ages of 19 and 23 - came from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps' North Central region; which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The team...

  • Black River Harbor

    Jul 29, 2016

  • Voters to decide county, local ballot measures Tuesday

    Larry Holcombe and Richard Jenkins|Jul 29, 2016

    When Gogebic County voters head to the polls Tuesday, they will not only be casting their ballots for state and local primary races, they will also be decided a number of area ballot proposals. A total of six proposals will be on area ballots, although the total number of proposals an individual voter will cast a vote on varies depending on where the voter lives. The ballot features a total of three county-wide measures, one millage renewal for Bessemer Township residents, a millage renewal for voters in the Ironwood Area School District and a...

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 29, 2016

    Friday, July 29 Iron County Historical Society Museum Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hurley. Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. Full story