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Articles from the July 31, 2018 edition

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  • Hummingbirds Delight

    Jul 31, 2018

  • Iron murder trial jury selection expected to take full day

    Jul 31, 2018

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] HURLEY — Preparations continued Monday afternoon in Iron County Court for next week’s murder trial, with 110 potential jurors already whittled down to 85. Judge Patrick Madden said some elderly residents in the jury pool had been eliminated for the Aug. 6-15 murder trials of Richard F.A. Allen, 27, and Joseph D. Lussier, 26, both of Lac du Flambeau. They are charged in the shooting death of Wayne M. Valliere Jr., of Lac du Flambeau, whose body was found near Mercer on New Year’s day. Both are charg...

  • Settler's Depot Gallery to feature artist's work

    Jul 31, 2018

    By JEAN NORDINE [email protected] BRUCE CROSSING - Beginning this week, Bill Waters will have the honor of being the first of many artists specially featured at the Settler's Depot Gallery in Bruce Crossing. When a visitor enters the depot, they will see Waters' birch bark canoes displayed front and center. Waters is a retired Northern Michigan University Criminal Justice professor. He has an abiding passion for the north country with a particular fascination for its Voyageur and The...

  • Township standoff defendant found competent again

    Richard Jenkins|Jul 31, 2018

    BESSEMER — The case against an Ironwood Township man accused of being involved in a standoff with police in May 2017 may be proceeding, after he was recently found to be competent again. While Leonard John Hellier, 48, was recently found competent to stand trial, Gogebic County Prosecutor Nick Jacobs said it still needed to be determined whether he bore criminal responsibility for his actions. Competency and criminal responsibility are the two prongs of an insanity defense, according to Michigan law. Competency determines whether the defendant...

  • Community calendar

    Jul 31, 2018

    Tuesday, July 31 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ironwood Memorial Building. 906-667-1110. Pickleball, 9-11 a.m. Hemlock Av. tennis courts, if raining, Ironwood Memorial Building. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Ironwood. Ironwood Kiwanis Club, noon, Golden Dragon. Government Hurley Senior Center board, 12:30 p.m., Hurley Senior Center. Gogebic Community College Board, 4:30 p.m., room B-22, Jacob... Full story