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Articles from the September 1, 2018 edition

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  • State auditors to review Ojibway closure process

    Richard Jenkins|Sep 1, 2018

    LANSING — Michigan’s Auditor General will review the process the Michigan Department of Corrections used when deciding to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. Auditor General Doug Ringler informed State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, Thursday that Ringler’s office had granted Dianda’s request to review the process behind the decision to close the prison. While auditors will be reviewing the process leading up to the decision, Ringler’s letter makes clear it won’t be looking whether the decision to close Ojibway was the best op...

  • Ironwood to provide free lunch for all students

    Richard Jenkins|Sep 1, 2018

    IRONWOOD - Students in the Ironwood Area Schools won't have to worry about forgetting their lunch money after the district announced it will provide free lunches to all students for the year. The lunches are available through the federal Community Eligibility Provision program, which started in 2011 in Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky, and has since launched nationally. The program uses a formula based on the number of free and reduced lunch students in a district. Ironwood became eligible for...

  • MSP outlines school, road, home tips for safety

    P.J. Glisson|Sep 1, 2018

    WAKEFIELD - With Gogebic County schools opening on the day after Labor Day, Michigan State Police want drivers to be mindful of buses on the roads and kids on crosswalks. In a Thursday interview at MSP's Wakefield's office, trooper Jerry Mazurek warned that drivers of all other vehicles must be mindful of the following state code on school buses: "The operator of a vehicle overtaking or meeting a school bus that has stopped and is displaying two alternately flashing red lights located at the sam...

  • Gene Raymond Saari

    Sep 1, 2018

    JOLIET, Ill. — Gene Raymond Saari, age 55, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Gene is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa (nee Faber) Saari; children, Sydney and Samantha Saari; father, Raymond Saari; step-mother, Sandra Saari; siblings, Sonja (Wade) Warczak, Tina Saari and Kimberly (Tom) Paprocki; and 23 cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gisela (nee Liedtke); step-father, Jim Chernak; and brother, Raymond Saari. Gene was a wonderful h...

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 1, 2018

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Sept. 1 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Sept. 2 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Mercer Health and Wellness Pickleball, 3-6 p.m., Mercer Community Center. Gogebic Range Trail A...