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Articles from the May 25, 2013 edition

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  • Innes throws 1-hitter in Midgets' regional opener

    Jason Juno|May 25, 2013

    HURLEY — Hurley pitcher Grant Innes took a no-hitter into the fifth inning as the Midgets breezed past Cornell/Lake Holcombe 11-0 in Friday’s WIAA Division 3 regional opener. Innes struck out 10, two in every inning of the five-inning game. The other out in the first four innings was a groundout. “That just seemed to be the rhythm there for awhile,” Innes said. “Four-seem fastball was blowing ‘em by pretty good. That just seemed to be my No. 1 along with the two-seam and curve.” The only ball... Full story

  • W-M graduates 'a terrific bunch'

    Ralph Ansami|May 25, 2013

    WAKEFIELD — Wakefield-Marenisco senior class president Bethany Engel on Friday recalled good times and not so good times of the graduating class of 2013. There was the day in grade school when an impromptu hockey game broke out and classmate Aaron Fetters was hospitalized after being hit in the face with a makeshift hockey stick. That obviously wasn’t one of the good days. She also remembered all of the hard work that teachers put in to prepare the students for the world away from school. Tho... Full story

  • E-TC grads hailed for 'compassion'

    Michelle Thomasini|May 25, 2013

    EWEN — Twenty graduates turned their tassels from right to left after receiving diplomas at Ewen-Trout Creek High School’s 46th annual commencement ceremony Friday night in Ewen. The class was hailed by E-TC staff members as hard-working, determined and goal-oriented. “This class has been especially a pleasure to work with in terms of achieving the goals they’ve set for themselves,” class advisor April Syria said. “Whether it was a homecoming project or personal goals, they were very on tar... Full story

  • Kids return to Camp Superior

    Cortney Ofstad|May 25, 2013

    LITTLE GIRL'S POINT — For more than 30 years, area students have attended Camp Superior at the Extension Camp at Little Girl’s Point on Lake Superior. That tradition continued this week with more than 100 kids attending. Despite cold temperatures, volunteer coordinator Jackie Rowe said it didn’t stop the kids from enjoying their time. “It was muddy and cold, but the kids had fun,” Rowe said. “I didn’t hear one complaint about the weather.” Sixth grade students from Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield-... Full story

  • Summer travel forecast: Better, but no blowout

    May 25, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are driving to less luxurious places like nearby campgrounds. The good news: At some U.S. campgrounds these days you get live bands, air guitar contests and chocolate pudding slip ‘n slides. Americans’ plans for summer travel mirror the current state of the economy. Rising home prices and a soaring stock market are encouraging those at the top of the income ladder to take more extra... Full story

  • Charles 'Charlie' Julius Helgren

    May 25, 2013

    WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — Charles “Charlie” Julius Helgren went to live with his Lord and savior on May 17, 2013. He was born Jan. 10, 1934, to Hilda and Julius Helgren of Ironwood. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1951, and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University. For 31 years, Charlie taught by day at West Junior High School, Gardner Middle School and Everett High School. During evenings, he was also an associate professor at Lansing Community Coll... Full story

  • Evelyn M. Hovey

    May 25, 2013

    IRONWOOD, Mich. — Evelyn M. Hovey, 88, of Ironwood, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood. The former Evelyn Holst was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Oscar and Ida (Berg) Holst, attended A.L. Norrie Grade School, and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1942. She was employed as a dispatcher/clerk for the Alaska Steamship Co. in Seward, Alaska, in the early 1950s, then returned to Ironwood, where she worked as a telephone operator for Michigan B... Full story

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