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Articles from the July 31, 2015 edition

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  • Boat races give economic boost to Wakefield

    Pat Krause|Jul 31, 2015

    WAKEFIELD - Power boat race officials estimate that Wakefield has seen an increase of about 500 people with the Wakefield Outboard Nationals in town this week. That includes the racers, family members, friends and spectators. Local business owners say it has given their community an economic shot in the arm. Jami Tauer, owner of Ma's Place Cafe, said business has been "phenomenal." Tauer said that with very little racing going on Tuesday and Wednesday because of the gusty winds and poor water... Full story

  • Ice Crystals

    Jul 31, 2015

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  • US 2 accident pins vehicle under loaded logging truck

    Ralph Ansami|Jul 31, 2015

    IRON RIVER, Wis. — A logging truck driven by a Hurley man was involved in a 1:36 p.m. Thursday accident that is under investigation by the Iron River Police Department. Police said a 2003 Toyota Tundra was westbound on U.S. 2, near Iron River, driven by Sue Beard, of Wyoming, Ohio. Beard’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck the rear driver’s side wheels of a loaded pulp truck that was eastbound on the highway, operated by David R. Bouillion, of Hurley. Beard’s vehicle went under the rear tires of the pulp truck, spun around and ended u... Full story

  • Capt. John Simonson Ekstrom, USN

    Jul 31, 2015

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - John Simonson Ekstrom, Capt. U.S. Navy, Retired, 79, of Locust Grove, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. John was born on May 12, 1936, to Swen Edmund and Elizabeth (Simonson) Ekstrom, in Ironwood, Mich. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School, attended Bullis Prep School and received a bachelor of science in Naval Science at the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1959. He married Rosalie Ann Lucas on Feb. 24, 1962, while statione... Full story

  • Mary Jane Zaleski

    Jul 31, 2015

    WOODRUFF, Wis. - Mary Jane Zaleski, 87, of Hurley, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Seasons of Life in Woodruff. She was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Hurley. Mary Jane attended St. Mary's Grade School and graduated from the J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley. She was employed at Ben Franklin in Hurley, and was also employed at the Holiday Inn and Villa Maria as a housekeeper. Mary Jane was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and enjoyed attending services. She loved to drop everything and "get up and... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 31, 2015

    Friday, July 31 Presque Isle Lion and Lioness Annual Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Presque Isle, Wis., Community Center and Pavilion, School Loop Road off County B, Presque Isle. 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. Presque Isle Community Library, 2 p.m., art of photography and nature writing with Jeff Rennicke, Presque Isle, Wis., Community... Full story