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Articles from the September 5, 2020 edition

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  • Mercer looks to join health co-op

    Tom LaVenture|Sep 5, 2020

    MERCER, Wis. — The Mercer Town Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a change to health insurance coverage to a another agency for the duration of an application period to an insurance cooperative for municipalities known as Spectrum Employer Group Co-op. The 4-0 vote, with board member Eric Snow not present, will switch coverage for eight of the town employees from the current insurer to a second insurer from October through Jan. 1, 2021. The action also designates Vic Ouimette, a town board supervisor who works in the insurance industry,...

  • Civic center add-ons approved

    Tom LaVenture|Sep 5, 2020

    IRONWOOD - The Ironwood City Commission approved expenditures for enhancements to the Pat O'Donnell Civic Center replacement building during a special meeting on Monday. The commission 5-0 approved $123,303 of civic center funds to be invested that are not included with the insurance company's funds to replace the structure. There are also $50,000 in individual donations for the enhancements. "The city's insurance company only pays for what was there before," said Scott Erickson, city manager....

  • Bessemer seeks input from residents for master plan

    Charity Smith|Sep 5, 2020

    BESSEMER — The city of Bessemer mailed a survey to all residents on Tuesday to gain their input for the city’s master plan, according to city manager Charly Loper. This three-question survey is designed to help the city figure out the “why” portion of the master plan, said Loper, aiming to answer, “Why we work to continue the improvement of our community.” The questions include: — “What worries you the most about our future as a community?” — “What excites you the most about our future as a community?” and — “What are unique and special thin...

  • Waterworks

    Sep 5, 2020

  • Lonnie Niemi Sr.

    Sep 5, 2020

    BESSEMER, Mich. - On June 9, 2020, Lonnie Niemi Sr. died tragically at his home in Bessemer. Lonnie was born on June 25, 1950. He grew up in Ironwood Township on the family farm. He was known by everyone, and even if you didn't know him, he would still talk to you like he knew you for years. He could talk to anyone. He was a man of many trades. He was a proud heavy equipment operator, truck driver, construction worker. The list is endless. Lonnie loved to work. Lonnie was a gentle giant. He was...

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 5, 2020

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Sept. 5 Community Pickleball, 9-noon, Patterson Tennis Court, weather permitting. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Sept. 6 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. A...