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Articles from the July 31, 2021 edition

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  • Children learn about whales

    Jul 31, 2021

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - Library patrons heard a "whale of a tale" on Thursday morning. Sean Sullivan, an experimental archeologist with Colossal Fossils in Wausau, explained how the porpoises had evolved. Sullivan showed fossil replicas in his presentation and discussed prehistoric ancestors to whales he called an "apex predator," in that it fed on sharks and other fish. He said that scientists know that it ate live prey because it had armored eyebrows....

  • Wakefield Township to receive pandemic funds

    Jul 31, 2021

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — In a special meeting this week, members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted to approve a formal conflict of interest policy that was a necessary precursor to receiving $30,982 from the American Rescue Plan. According to Township Supervisor Mandy Lake, the COVID-19 relief funds that were issued by the federal government in the spring are expected to be allotted in two segments over the next two years. In a Thursday email, Lake reported that the board also voted to a...

  • Joan Timmons McVean

    Jul 31, 2021

    NAPLES, Florida - Joan Timmons McVean (nee Rahko) passed away peacefully on May 29, 2021, at age 83, while being lovingly cared for at VITAS Hospice in Naples after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Thomas McVean, of Naples; stepson, Barry Timmons, of Prescott, Arizona; stepchildren, Christine, Tommy Jr., Malcom and Patrick, of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Janet Lampson, of Reno, Nevada, and Doris Rahko and Dolores "Cookie" Fleming, of Naples; a brother, Dean... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 31, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, July 31 Iron County Heritage Festival: Hurley Education Foundation induction of distiguished alumni, 10 a.m., at school; Hurley Athletic Hall of Fame induction, noon, at school; parade on Silver Street in Hurley, 2 p.m.; Hurley all-class reunion, 4 p.m., Eagle Bluff. Union Station Food Pantry and Northern Food Bank, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 252 E. Ayer St., Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.... Full story