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Articles from the May 20, 2017 edition


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  • Meyers visits Mercer

    May 20, 2017

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - A small group of residents turned out at the Mercer Community Center Friday for a listening session with State Rep. Beth Meyers, D-Bayfield, on Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget. Meyers said she has held 17 previous listening sessions around her state Assembly district, with Mercer being the last event planned. She said more than 100 subjects had been brought up by residents in the various meetings, with some common themes being...

  • GCC staff recognized for excellence

    May 20, 2017

    By KIM ZECKOVICH Director of Admissions, Marketing and Community Relations, Gogebic Community College IRONWOOD - Gary Gouin, of White Pine, and Mary Beth Barlock of Bergland, were recently honored with the 2017 awards of excellence at Gogebic Community College. Gouin, a welding instructor, received the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, while Barlock, administrative assistant to the Dean of Business, received the Award for Excellence in Staff Services. The teaching award...

  • Bessemer resident arrested in hit-and-run

    May 20, 2017

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BESSEMER — A Bessemer resident was arrested Thursday in connection with a hit-and-run accident earlier that day. Casey Andrew Gates, 27, is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, failure to stop at scene of a personal injury accident and operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license. The charges stem from a 911 call the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department received at 2:17 a.m. Thursday that was “unclear if it was an assault or motor vehicle accid...

  • Community calendar

    May 20, 2017

    Saturday, May 20 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. 4-H Spring and Horse Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gogebic County Fairgrounds, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, May 21 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. area74.org. Monday, May 22 Iron County Food Pantry, 9... Full story

  • Hilda 'Peggy' Liuha

    May 20, 2017

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Hilda "Peggy" Liuha, 92, formerly of Wakefield, a resident at Fairview Apartments in Bessemer, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, May 19, 2017, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Peggy was the fourth child born to Nick and Alma (Rönn) Hongisto on April 21, 1925, in Wakefield. Peggy was a Wakefield High School graduate with the Class of 1943. She married William Liuha on March 17, 1948. They had been married for 57 years when Bill passed away on Aug. 15, 2005... Full story

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