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Articles from the September 24, 2015 edition

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  • Students seek career leads at job fair

    Larry Holcombe|Sep 24, 2015

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] EWEN - Ewen-Trout Creek hosted a job fair for its junior and senior high school students Wednesday. Superintendent/principal Alan Tulppo said the "career and college fair" was the first of its kind at E-TC and he hopes to do it again. "The goal was to introduce our students to the different careers they could have in this area. We're encouraging them to go on and get a degree, get some training beyond high school - whether it's a four-year, a... Full story

  • Newspaper opinion pages offer a variety of different views

    Sep 24, 2015

    To the Editor: In response to Brett Bockhop’s Letter to the Editor of Sept. 8 on Kathryn Lopez’s columns about Planned Parenthood, newspaper opinion pages are supposed to give different and varying opinions. The choice is up to the reader whether or not to indulge in the opinion of the writer. Cokie and Steve Roberts and Gene Lyons give views that differ from Lopez’s. Generally, a learned person finds it beneficial to sift through a variety of views and form one’s own opinions, based on facts. However, in regard to Bockhop’s comments that the... Full story

  • August weather in Ironwood featured extreme readings

    Ralph Ansami|Sep 24, 2015

    By RALPH ANSAMI [email protected] August in Ironwood was a month of extremes, with very hot weather around mid-month followed by cool temperatures in the fourth week. Kevin Crupi, of the National Weather Service office in Marquette, noted since the extremes balanced out, the average temperature in Ironwood for August of 63.2 degrees was about one degree below the long-term norm. In the Aug. 23-27 period, mean daily temperatures fell as low as 10 to 15 degrees below normal. High temperat... Full story

  • Iron County 4-H looking for new members

    Richard Jenkins|Sep 24, 2015

    By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County’s 4-H program is looking for both new members and adults who can help teach important life skills to members, according to Neil Klemme, the youth development agent with the University of Wisconsin’s Iron County Extension Office. 4-H-related activities are open to students as young as those in kindergarten, according to Klemme, with regular 4-H activities beginning in third grade and running through the freshman year of college. Klemme hopes those who join 4-H gain a numbe... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Sep 24, 2015

    Thursday, Sept. 24 Gogebic County Veterans Service Officer, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wakefield City Hall; 1-2 p.m., Watersmeet Township; 2:45-3:15 p.m., Marenisco Township. 906-667-1110. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Grief Support Group, 2 p.m., all welcome, The Inn Bed and Breakfast, Montreal, Wis. 906-663-0308. ReGeneration Youth, 5:30-6:45 p.m., ages 10-11; Relentless Youth, 7-9 p.m., ages 12-18; Lighthouse Faith Center, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hurley.... Full story

  • Community shouldn't lose GCC pool

    Sep 24, 2015

    To the Editor: When the “Community is taken out of our Gogebic Community College, the college is going to start running into problems. Why alienate the residents of Gogebic County? Gogebic County residents pay 2.8 mills on taxable value of our homes towards operating costs for Gogebic Community College. If the college does not have the backing of the community, next time the college needs money, maybe we should say “no.” The Lindquist Center pool has been operating for 22 years. The community should have been made aware that there are probl... Full story