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Articles from the August 21, 2021 edition


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  • Bessemer Area Schools hold open house for students, parents

    Charity Smith|Aug 21, 2021

    BESSEMER - The Bessemer Area School District held an open house at both Washington Elementary and A.D. Johnston Junior/Senior High School on Thursday afternoon. According to science teacher David Rowe and special needs instructor Jamie Stiffarm, the annual event helps students with anxiety over the start of the school year, by allowing them the opportunity to meet their teachers and possibly some classmates, go over their schedule ahead of time and find the location of their classes. "Some of...

  • Ironwood prepares for new year with Back to School Fair

    Zachary Marano|Aug 21, 2021

    IRONWOOD — Students and their families were invited on Thursday to Luther L. Wright K-12 School in Ironwood for a Back to School Fair. The open house provided an opportunity for children and their parents to get ready for the first day of school on Tuesday by meeting teachers and completing important paperwork. Incoming students formed queues at tables in the gymnasium to receive their final class schedules and Chromebook laptops. “We’re one-to-one, so every student from K-12 has access to a Chromebook,” principal Melissa Nigh said. “A lot...

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 21, 2021

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Aug. 21 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. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Aug. 22 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, I... Full story

  • Gary Lee Rund

    Aug 21, 2021

    WASHBURN, Wis. — Gary Lee Rund, 78, of Bessemer, Michigan, passed away after a short stay at The Northern Lights Care facility in Washburn. Gary was born March 22, 1943, to Melbourne and Francis (Osier) Rund at Divine Infant Hospital in Wakefield, Michigan. He was a graduate of Bessemer school in 1961. Later, he served faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war working with communications. He took what he learned from the Army and turned it into a career of more than 30 years with Anderson Communications in Marquette, Michigan, as a r... Full story

  • Joyce Ann Johnson

    Aug 21, 2021

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Joyce Ann Johnson passed peacefully at Winkler Court in Fort Myers, on Aug. 9, 2021, at the age of 85. Joyce is survived by her children, Robert W. Johnson Jr., Dawn-Marie Johnson, and David W. Johnson; grandchildren, Tiffany, Cameron, Dallas, Morgan and Maddie; sister-in-law, Nancy Siebert; cousins, Jeanne Collins and Patricia Diluna; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce was born in Hurley, Wisconsin, to Jack Siebert and Dora Cameron. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, John Siebert and Donald S... Full story

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