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Articles from the September 9, 2016 edition


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  • Finance committee approves Saxon Harbor bridges

    Sep 9, 2016

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee Thursday approved the purchase of two temporary bridges to span the washed-out section of County A over Oronto Creek at Saxon Harbor, a key step to keep the harbor accessible during winter. Forestry and Parks Administrator Eric Peterson said the bridges were cheaper than expected. The county will be renting them to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to further reduce costs. “The good part about these bridges is the...

  • MNRC members urged to ban feeding of deer

    Sep 9, 2016

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] IRONWOOD - A resident of Ewen urged the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Thursday to ban deer feeding in the western Upper Peninsula. Nancy Warren, of the National Wolfwatcher Coalition, said feeding of deer by homeowners in Marenisco has caused wolves to enter the town. In addition to numerous complaints from residents about the presence of wolves, Warren said the feeding of deer can lead to spreading of diseases. "As the crow flies, chronic...

  • DNR to hold state park events

    Sep 9, 2016

    By TOM STANKARD [email protected] As summer comes to an end and fall colors begin to appear, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to invite people to enjoy the outdoors by attending upcoming events at state parks in the Upper Peninsula. In Gogebic County, Lake Gogebic State Park is hosting Fall Fest on Friday, Sept. 23, and continuing that Saturday. At the event, people can partake in fun fall activities, including pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and a potluck dinner....

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 9, 2016

    Friday, Sept. 9 Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood. Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon United Methodist Church basement, next to Holiday gas station, Ontonagon. area74.org. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Saturday, Sept. 10 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School... Full story

  • Mildred K. Maki

    Sep 9, 2016

    GREENDALE, Wis. - Mildred K. Maki, 94, formerly of Union Grove, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Harbour Village Senior Living Center, Greendale. She was born Aug. 22, 1922, to George and Clara (nee Brissou) Garreau, in Bessemer, Mich. Her early life was spent in northern Wisconsin. On Jan. 31, 1942, she was united in marriage to the late Tauno Maki in Montreal. He passed away July 3, 2012. Following their marriage, they resided in Ironwood, Mich. In 1963, they relocated to Union Grove. Sh... Full story