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Articles from the August 15, 2015 edition

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  • How concussions are changing football

    Pat Krause|Aug 15, 2015

    IRONWOOD — Former head football coach Pat Gallinagh recently gave the Daily Globe sports department a copy of the book Unintended Impact, written by Jim Proebstle. Proebstle tells the gut-wrenching and powerful story of how his brother, Dick, suffered a number of concussions playing high school and college football. The repeated head concussions and sub-concussions caused brain trauma and led to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Many people have never heard of CTE or think a concussion and CTE are the same thing, but they are not. A c... Full story

  • And they're off

    Tom Stankard|Aug 15, 2015

    IRONWOOD - The 94th annual Gogebic County Fair welcomed racers and fans to the track for day one of harness racing Friday. On a sunny afternoon, the longstanding fair tradition continued. Racers competed in five races around a mile-long dirt track. Horses were allowed to compete in two of the five races, as long as they rested for 40 minutes in between. With no sign of rain, racer Gary Magee said the track was ideal for racing. "The track was excellent," Magee said. "It was very consistent all... Full story

  • Changing lanes, US 2 road construction on schedule

    Tom Stankard|Aug 15, 2015

    IRONWOOD - As the second half of construction continues on U.S. 2, one-lane traffic will be diverted to the south lane beginning on Wednesday. Beginning at Curry Street, all traffic on Cloverland Drive will be diverted to the south lane for a half mile to Cloverland Cinemas. From there, traffic will be diverted to the north lane until construction ends at Roosevelt Street. Drivers may have noticed asphalt has been poured and curbs have been laid in the south lane along the half mile stretch... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 15, 2015

    Saturday, Aug. 15 Children’s Story Hour, 10 a.m., Marenisco Public Library. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Government Gogebic County Fair Board, noon, Fair Office, Fairgrounds. Sunday, Aug. 16 Annual Loon Party, 10 a.m., Dear Lodge, 4816 County FF, Mercer. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. Government Gogebic County Fair Board, noon, Fair Office, Fairgrounds. Gogebic Range Trail... Full story