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Articles from the September 10, 2016 edition

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  • Charles Scott Austin

    Sep 10, 2016

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Charles Scott Austin, just two weeks shy of his 58th birthday, died in his sleep at the Milwaukee VA on Aug. 27, 2016, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 6, 1958, at Walter Reed Hospital. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Charles and Jeanette (nee Gagnon) Austin, who also died of cancer. He is lovingly remembered by his sister, Catherine Kimm Austin, of Memphis, Tenn.; his brothers, Phillip Todd, of Marenisco, Mich., and Glenn Xavior, of... Full story

  • Dean Connors

    Sep 10, 2016

    MADISON, Wis. - Dean Connors, 90, died Aug. 25, 2016. Dean was born in Hurley, on July 30, 1926, the second of three sons of Harold and Velma Connors. Dean's parents were both teachers who gave Dean a lasting lesson in the importance of life-long education. Dean attended public schools in Hurley, and then entered the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1944 as a pre-med student. After an 18-month stint in the U.S. Army, he returned to the UW-Madison, graduating with his medical degree in 1952.... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 10, 2016

    Saturday, Sept. 10 Community Pickleball Paddlers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Harding Club, 1 p.m., club house, Bessemer Township. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Sunday, Sept. 11 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. Monday, Sept. 12 Gogebic County Human Services Agency Board, 9 a.m., Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Wakefield. Iron County Food P... Full story

  • Midgets drop OT thriller to Calumet

    Jason Juno|Sep 10, 2016

    HURLEY - Why'd they wait so long? In the Midgets' first year in the West-PAC, they went toe-to-toe with defending champion and perennial power Calumet, dropping an absolute thriller 26-20 in overtime Friday night. Neither team was perfect, as they combined for 10 turnovers. But both teams fought through that, rode the roller coaster of four lead changes and made fans wish the Midgets had been in the West-PAC for years. It was a heartbreaking way to lose for the Midgets, who nonetheless have ente...

  • 9/11 memories become history lesson

    Richard Jenkins|Sep 10, 2016

    HURLEY - With Sunday marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorists' attack, several area teachers taught lesson plans Friday centered on the day's events to students with little to no memory of the tragedy. Hurley history teacher Chris Kelly began each class by offering a brief overview lecture, followed by a handful of questions students had to answer about the day using an online interactive site providing a timeline and other information about that morning. "This is a junior class...

  • Prelim exam date set in Iron County identity theft case

    Richard Jenkins|Sep 10, 2016

    HURLEY — A preliminary examination date has been set in the case of an Iron County woman accused of identity theft. A preliminary exam will be held Oct. 4 in the case of Wendy Sue Wuorinen, 47, of Ironwood Township. Wuorinen is facing 26 felony counts of identity theft. Each count carries a potential maximum sentence of six years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000. According to a Hurley Police Department report, Wuorinen is alleged to have used her job at the Iron County Community Credit Union to withdraw approximately $7,613 from a c...