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Articles from the September 12, 2018 edition

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  • Region remembers 9/11 attacks

    Jean Nordine|Sep 12, 2018

    Tuesday was the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks when two airliners crashed into the World's Trade Center, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pa. Nineteen militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda carried out the attacks, with almost 3,000 people killed. The attack began at 8:45 a.m., when the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. Immediately news coverage was telling and showing American...

  • Commission hears of Ironwood tire collection effort set for next week

    Ralph Ansami|Sep 12, 2018

    IRONWOOD - Plans for a special tire collection for city of Ironwood residents were discussed by the city commission on Monday. Code enforcement officer Jason Alonen said the collections will be held next week behind the Ironwood Public Safety Department building on McLeod Avenue. From Monday through Thursday of next week, tires may be deposited from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. No more than 10 tires can be discarded per residence. The collection times for Friday, Sept. 21, will be from 9 a.m. to 6...

  • Iron County maple syrup forum planned

    Richard Jenkins|Sep 12, 2018

    HURLEY — Despite having some of the highest concentration of sugar maple forests in the country, northern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula lack a strong commercial maple syrup industry. A forum in Iron County planned for later this fall will look at whether there is interest in changing that. “The intent is to gauge interest in the community (for) developing commercial enterprises here based around maple syrup and its products,” said Darrin Kimbler, one of the University of Wisconsin-Extension educators organizing the forum. “This...

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 12, 2018

    Wednesday, Sept.12 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Memorial Building, Ironwood, 906-932-5478. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m., Elk and Hound Restaurant, Ironwood. Gogebic Community College Guatemala Service Learning Trip Information Meeting, 1 p... Full story