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Articles from the June 27, 2015 edition

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  • Longer games in Wisconsin may favor deeper teams

    Jason Juno|Jun 27, 2015

    For one year at least, quarters are out in high school basketball games in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association board voted Thursday to change varsity games from four eight-minute quarters to two 18-minute halves for a one-year trial. JV teams will play two 16-minute halves. The move is expected to help deeper teams because games will be four minutes longer. Games should also have more flow with teams not able to stall for a last-second shot as often. Colleges, clubs and Minnesota high schools already play with halves.... Full story

  • HIT Idol winners to perform at Summerfest

    Tom Stankard|Jun 27, 2015

    BESSEMER - The seven winners of last fall's HIT Idol have been invited to perform with American Idol contestant Naima Adedapo at Summerfest in Milwaukee on July 4. According to HIT Idol producer Janie Williams, HIT Idol is a talent show loosely based on the popular TV Show "American Idol." Adedapo, 30, who grew up in Milwaukee, finished in the top 11 of the 10th season of American Idol in 2011. She was the headline act at the fourth annual HIT Idol in November. The seven local winners that... Full story

  • Tree lighting kicks off Bessemer 4th of July festivities

    Richard Jenkins|Jun 27, 2015

    BESSEMER - A small crowd gathered at the pocket park on Sophie Street in downtown Bessemer Friday for the sixth annual Tree of Honor tree lighting ceremony that kicks off the city's 4th of July celebration. The ceremony began with a short speech by event organizer Linda Nelson followed by her reading the names of the veterans and those currently serving in the military - as well as those who submitted the names - that will be featured on the placard next to the 2015 tree of honor. This was... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 27, 2015

    Saturday, June 27 Bessemer Blast Festivities, Hometown Run-Walk & annual Tot Trot, 8:30 a.m., Bessemer City Hall. Bessemer Blast Festivities, Kids Games, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sophie St. Pocket Park, Bessemer. Bessemer Blast Festivities, Dancin’ in the streets, 11 a.m. to noon, Sophie St. Pocket Park, Bessemer. Bessemer Blast Festivities, Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sophie St. Pocket Park, Bessemer. Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Bessemer Blast Festivities, Mud Run, 1 p.m., Pit on N... Full story

  • Richard Louis 'Dick' Dalpiaz

    Jun 27, 2015

    KIMBALL, Wis. - Richard Louis "Dick" Dalpiaz, 63, of Kimball, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at home. He was born April 1, 1952, in Ironwood, Mich., son of the late Joseph Eugene and Patricia Betty (Loo) Dalpiaz, and attended Ironwood schools and Luther L. Wright High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served a tour of combat duty in Vietnam, where he received the Good Conduct Medal, Rifle Marksman Badge and Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Battle Star. He was... Full story

  • Carol A. Lake

    Jun 27, 2015

    MARENISCO, Mich. - Carol A. Lake, 91, a longtime resident of Marenisco, passed away Thursday morning, June 25, 2015. Carol was born on April 29, 1924, in Black River Falls, Wis., the daughter of Henry and Irma (Haralson) Dahl. She attended Marenisco High School and graduated in 1942. On May 29, 1942, Carol was united in marriage to Harold E. Lake. They made their home in Wakefield until moving to Lake Gogebic. Following her husband's passing, Carol moved to Marenisco. Carol was a member of... Full story

  • Donald Sampson

    Jun 27, 2015

    IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. - Donald Sampson, 82, Wakefield, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Iron Mountain. He was born on March 7, 1932, in Wakefield, son of William and Aina (Jacobson) Sampson. Donald graduated from the Wakefield High School in 1950. Donald served in the U.S. Army as a forward observer in the Korean War. He was stationed in Germany, achieving the rank of Corporal. Donald was preceded in death by his eldest brother, Eugene. In 1... Full story

  • Carrie Sailer

    Jun 27, 2015

    GLADSTONE, Mich. — Carrie Sailer, 32, of Gladstone, went to her eternal home in heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 24, 2015, after a courageous and inspiring four year battle with cancer. Carrie’s parents are George Sailer and Julie (Mazanec) Cass, both of Gladstone Carrie is survived by her grandmothers, Helen Sailer, of Ramsay, and Katherine Rose Mazanec, of Bessemer; great-grandmother, Leona Sailer, of Wakefield; aunts and uncles, Robert Blaskowski, of Wakefield, Diana Hansen, of Ramsay, and Mark Mazanec, of Bes... Full story

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